10 Reasons You Should Choose Drupal CMS for Your Next Website or Portal

November 17, 2022
Development & Maintenance

Drupal is an open-source content management system (CMS) used broadly around the world by thousands of organizations and businesses of all sizes. Unlike some other open-source software, Drupal is broadly trusted by governments, intergovernmental organizations, and major corporations. 

Here are 10 reasons why Drupal is the right CMS for your next project: 

 

  1. Large user community. Drupal has a large community of more than one million developers who share solutions and best practises to common and obscure challenges that could arise during a project. If a question is encountered during an implementation, there are often suggestions available online on how to address it. If the answer cannot be found online, there are numerous discussion forums where experienced developers offer their advice on how to overcome unique challenges or issues. Help is never far away. 

 

  1. Inexpensive. Drupal is open-source meaning it can be acquired, used, and modified for free. This makes Drupal a very cost-effective choice when choosing a CMS for a new website or portal project.  

 

  1. Scalable. One of Drupal’s strengths is its ability to scale to handle large volumes of traffic. Drupal’s adaptable architecture is compatible with multisite hosting ecosystem and includes numerous caching components that support quick page loads, reduced bandwidth requirements, and reliable web speeds despite high traffic loads. 

 

  1. Highly Customizable. Drupal offers almost limitless flexibility to create creative, dynamic, and engaging user experiences. Furthermore, Drupal incorporates advanced CSS, flexible images, and fluid layouts to support easy implementation of responsive websites. 

 

  1. Secure. Drupal is one of the most secure CMS options available. Drupal has a proactive security strategy which involves continuous identification and investigation of potential vulnerabilities and publishing of patches and updates to the user community. Drupal has been shown to provide superior security as compared to WordPress. 

 

  1. Suitable for Large & Complex Websites. Drupal can be used to create simple websites of only a few pages through to large website with huge volumes of content and complex database structures. Drupal includes robust modules that help organise, store, and retrieve content without having to do a lot of custom programming. 

 

  1. Efficient. Drupal offers a massive library of plugins that allow quick implementation of numerous common website features without custom coding. Beyond basic features, plugins are available to support advanced functionality ranging from ecommerce to behavioural analysis. Furthermore, there are numerous Drupal themes available that provide visually appealing templates for website designs and user interfaces, including the latest in parallax effects. Drupal allows for the rapid and efficient implementation of attractive, feature-rich websites without the need for large teams or complex coding. 

 

  1. Accessible. Drupal is committed to supporting web accessibility standards. Any new module or feature that is added to the core must meet Drupal’s accessibility criteria. All of Drupal's features and capabilities are guaranteed to be compliant with the WCAG, WAI-ARIA, and ADA standards right out of the box. 

 

  1. Flexible. Drupal offers robust content moderation workflows which can be configured to support simple or complex content production, editing and approval processes. Drupal also supports previewing of content in multiple modes. 

 

  1. Agile-friendly. Traditionally, websites could only be viewed and edited after an extensive development processes. Drupal supports upload and editing of content, images, and layouts as soon as a page template has been implemented, allowing content and development work to proceed in simultaneously, and the project to be delivered faster. 

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