By Polina Ilieva, Solution Sales Specialist at Flat Rock
Drupal is an open source web development platform for online content and user communities. It was created more than 10 years ago and today it is in the top 5 of the most used content management systems for websites worldwide. Drupal is the solution for a long line of blogs, social networks, corporate and government websites such as The White House, Data.gov.uk and The French government.
Drupal CMS is written in PHP and is distributed under the GNU General Public License. Even though it offers a sophisticated programming interface for developers, the system allows easy installation and administration for all users who do not have any programming skills. Drupal is open and therefore it is free to download, use and modify. No purchase, license or maintenance fees are required.
Top benefits of Drupal CMS
> Development and features Drupal provides a stable architecture that allows developers to go beyond the core features and to further improve it. It is presented as an integrated multi-user system, which gives administrators the option to easily assign access and multiple permission levels. Unlike other CMS systems, Drupal provides the opportunity to go beyond your limits in terms of design and create themes that match your business requirements without the restriction of certain CMS tools.
> Extensive API support When you decide to go ahead with a specific CMS system, it is also important to consider whether it has enough third party applications available. The most commonly used ones for Drupal are: YouTube Drupal API, Facebook Drupal API, Twitter Drupal API, Google Analytics Drupal API, MailChimp Drupal API, etc.
> Mobile ready It is very common that today many online users will use their mobile phones to enter a website. That is why Drupal has thought about including a mobile friendly feature – your website will appear equally good on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Many businesses rely on that in order to generate more leads and bring more customers.
> Community Drupal has a community that is constantly working on improving the performance, functionality and the security features of the system in order to ensure that it is widely used across the globe.
Who else chose Drupal CMS?
The below list shows some of the most famous websites that chose the Drupal solution: The White House, The French Government, Economist, Energy.gov, World Food Programme, Oxfam, Eric Clapton.
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