Over a million and still counting.
Drupal is a popular Content Management System (CMS) used by more than one million websites. This open source tool powers popular (and big name) websites on the web, and with an enthusiastic development community behind it, there is nary a thought to slowing down.
What makes Drupal a favorite of developers and brands? Drupal has a lot going for it:
1. Easy to update content.
Drupal has an easy-to-use user interface that allows administrators to update website content without having to know how to write code, which makes it easier to keep content on sites current without the added cost of paying for ever update.
2. Flexible and easily customized.
Since Drupal is open source, developers are able to heavily customize it and create plugins and extensions. Most of these plugins and extensions are available at a low cost, and some are even free of charge. Multiple types of extensions are readily available for use with Drupal. Some of the more popular options include:
- Social media or social sharing
- Image slider applications
- Document storage and sharing
- Photo gallery
- YouTube integration
As with any CMS, these plugins and extensions often touch the same files and directories, so it is important that they are installed properly and tested for potential conflicts.
3. A strong and supportive development community.
Drupal has a strong developer and user community, which allows developers to work with each to find ideas and solutions. Drupal, despite its technical aspect, has remained a “laid back” community of users where people are willing to step in and help as needed. The Drupal community is active, making sure it evolves with current web requirements.
4. Great for sites technically sophisticated websites.
Unlike Joomla and WordPress, Drupal is ideally suited for creating websites that demand a technically sophisticated approach, such as a website that might have many different custom content types. Users who are less technical may turn to easier platforms such as WordPress to meet their needs, but Drupal continues to become more user-friendly as the platform evolves.Drupal Development