Drupal is an open-source content management software for different types of industries. It provides a perfect platform for creating customized content and managing them efficiently to enable business growth. Drupal specializes in managing websites for Healthcare , Media & Publishing, Education and Government organization. It brings flexibility in handling your business and also supports creative and editorial workflows. Its content monetization and multi-channel publishing tools help you increase revenue and grow your brand. Drupal is also scalable as its multi-site functionality allows you to centrally manage and control the brand while giving content independence to each department.
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Pros: To create commercial and informational websites we use Drupal - CMS with a large number of modules, which allow us to customize rating systems, order forms, etc. Each site in this system turns out to be original - what we need.
Cons: This is not an analogue of WordPress, which is suitable for beginners: we need knowledge in HTML, CSS, PHP. There are very few templates - the design will have to be developed independently. There is no need to create a small website in Drupal.
Pros: Great community support, frequent updates.
Cons: Open issues in forums for community modules that are years and years old. Sometimes there is a very critical patch required that sites get hacked if they are not all up to date all the time.
Overall: I have been using drupal since drupal 6 where I helped manage qualcomm.com I still use drupal today but for a much more decoupled experience with a angular front end and rest powered backend. It has been great working with drupal and seeing it improve and where it is going.
Pros: Once Drupal is up and running, it's very easy to create and build complex, content-rich websites using the various Drupal modules. Drupal can be leveraged to add features such as advanced admin UI, extend libraries such as jquery, and add features like blogs or google analytics. While using the modules may not be a straightforward and require reading docs, doing it within the Drupal framework ensures consistency throughout your web service. It's certainly much safer and simpler than attempting to install all those features yourself. Drupal is also open source and free to try out. The community is quite active and ensures future proofing of your CMS. Even though our use case was not terribly complex, we still found quite a bit of value leveraging the Drupal framework. We know that as our requirements change, Drupal will be able to handle the load.
Cons: Drupal installation was not the smoothest for us. My recommendation is to carefully read the docs ... then read them again. Make sure you have all the prereqs for all the components necessary. Once you have this in place, installation will be much more straight forward. For more complex integrations in Drupal, we did have to leverage a web developer. It's not always point and click installation.
Overall: Initially installing Drupal required some heavy lifting but once it was in place, everything ran smoothly.
Pros: First thing I like most it is open source and we can do lots of customization based on your needs in the easiest way.
Cons: Finding out the right module and documentation for it is very tough.
Overall: I developed a few responsive websites using Drupal. I used several themes that are on the Drupal site and customized it based on my needs. You need to be very knowledgable before making any changes to the theme which you are customizing.
Pros: Drupal is extremely versatile for people who have used it for a while. You get the options of being in an ecosystem for large scale development CMS software and it's all open source.
Cons: What can be extremely useful can also be horribly complex and not without it's challenges. Drupal 8 has gen going through some growing pains leaving devs a mystery in which path they should take without being left out. The community seems to talk in closed circles sometimes and you are left wondering if you made the right dev choice. Overall: Hopefully the new decoupled admin built in react will make for a better UX experience that will draw more attention to the system's strengths versus it's downfalls
Pros: Drupal has proven to actually be quite simple to navigate and use. It seems like custom modifications are actually proving to be quite simple. I have been quite pleased with the ease of being able to use Drupal as a headless CMS, Drupal actually accommodates this type of setup quite well.
Cons: Some of the default Drupal menu options can take a little time to learn and figure out what they are supposed to mean, but otherwise I think if you are using this as a barebones CMS for a larger project that ultimately won't matter that much and is not a big deal in the scheme of things.
Overall: I've been using Drupal as a headless CMS most recently and have been pleased with how easy it is to navigate setting this up and the seamless-ness of the API calls to the CMS to return content. Honestly, I still prefer WordPress as a Developer but I won't be so quick to shoot down Drupal for future projects anymore, that's for sure!
Pros: The ease of use of this CMS is great. Coming from NetCommunity, Drupal is a much better platform.
Cons: Inability to schedule parts individually.
Drupal is a great opportunity for non-technical users to publish content to website on their own. There is an uncountable number of themes, which you can use for your website. Drupal updates each month, so you can be sure that each day people work on improvements. I recommend using Drupal. It is a reliable and flexible platform. The level of security is pretty high. But the most important thing is that Drupal will help you to create a professional website without coding. Do not doubt. It worth using it. When I started using Drupal, I understood why so many government agencies used it. It is really robust. I like that Drupal propose a lot of different modules like video, membership, commerce. Thanks to them you may add new features to your website. What is important – each module have submodules, which help to add only those blocks which you need. But the best is that you may combine different functions of different modules.
When I started using Drupal, I understood why so many government agencies used it. It is really robust. I like that Drupal propose a lot of different modules like video, membership, commerce. Thanks to them you may add new features to your website. What is important – each module have submodules, which help to add only those blocks which you need. But the best is that you may combine different functions of different modules.
I wish Drupal admin panel was more modern. Everything is too sharp and “grey”. When started using it for the first time, it did not seem to be very intuitive, but I got used to it quickly. Also I dislike that there is no simple drag-and-drop builder. It still takes not little time to create a new layout. I worked with WordPress for several years and must admit it was a little bit easier to navigate. Maybe the reason was that WordPress has fewer features than Drupal, but still.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Pros: 1. its free
2. easy to install & comes pre-installed with number of hosting packages
3. easy to use once its configured
4. extend drupal to unlimited levels there's not limit like drupal can be CMS or E-commerce website
5. its not bulky software
Cons: 1. you need some tech. knowledge to use drupal
2. version to version code changes quickly like template in Drupal 2 not compatible with drupal 7
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