Drupal, the open source content management system (CMS) is a powerful solution for a CMS. It’s free, open-source, expandable, very powerful and popular! It runs major websites such as WhiteHouse.gov, MTV Europe, and The Economist. Drupal is known for its powerful system that can be used for large, complex sites, and it’s the best platform that exists today for SEO. In this article, we discuss some major Drupal features, which make it popular among the web development community.
1. Easily Customisable
Drupal is an easily customisable content management system. It provides options to customise themes and designs and provides easy steps to create a website and manage content. It is also easy to create a single page website.
2. Ease of editing and revisions
Drupal’s built-in version control allows you to save new versions of your Web pages every time they are edited. This gives you the ability to revert back to old versions at any time. Want to try a new marketing message on your site? Type it in. Didn’t work? Revert to the previous page.
3. Custom content types and views
Drupal supports Content Construction Kit, which allows you to add custom fields to nodes using a web browser. You can include news stories, blog posts, albums, books, and tutorials, all of which can be created and displayed in a variety of ways without writing any code.
4. Superior Interface
Drupal has a very user friendly interface to manage pages, images, content etc. You can manage one user, one page, a limited number of steps and features to manage the content within.
5. Advanced Solutions
Drupal has, in general, more robust features for complex projects. Actually Drupal can do tomorrow what you didn’t dream about today but you must have in the day after tomorrow.
Drupal has a very good track record in terms of security, and has an organized process for investigating, verifying, and publishing possible security problems. Drupal’s security team is constantly working with the community to address security issues as they arise.
7. Multiple user management
Drupal provides advance interface for user management. You can easily manage create users and manage users. You can also manage user permissions etc.
8. Unpaid Modules
Drupal has huge community which regularly support and contribute. It has big treasure of its modules which are free to use with any project. This is the reason why people prefer to go with Drupal.
9. Search engine optimized URLs
Drupal gives you complete control over URL structure. Each item of content created in Drupal can be given a custom URL. You can even set it to automatically generate user- and search engine-friendly URLs based on content type (blog post, page, and user), title of the post, keyword, date, time, or any other information related to the node. In WordPress, you are generally limited to one type of permalink URL for all posts.
I hope this brief introduction informed you better about Drupal’s features, any why we think it’s the best choice for lager, more complex websites. Certainly there are many other features which are not included in this brief article, you can go through drupal.org its official site. We would love to hear your ideas about Drupal’s features and its future. If you’d like to share please feel free to leave a comment in the post discussion area below.