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Drupal Review

Chad Brooks
Chad Brooks
Editor
business.com Staff
Updated Aug 09, 2022

Drupal is a well-known content management system intended to help advanced designers create a powerful website capable of handling large volumes of visitors and hundreds of pages of content. Drupal is so flexible it can create a simple blog as easily as impressive, interactive business sites. This flexibility makes this CMS a great solution for a growing business with ever-changing website needs.

Drupal Review

Drupal

The Verdict

Drupal is a well-known content management system intended to help advanced designers create a powerful website capable of handling large volumes of visitors and hundreds of pages of content.

While Drupal, one of the founding solutions in content management programs, has some of the best add-ons and plug-ins available, it isn’t the most user-friendly for novice web designers. It has a decent selection of themes and a site wizard for quickly getting your business site online. However, it requires a lot of coding to make a truly powerful site. Drupal offers a highly active CMS community with a lot of user support.

Drupal content management software includes blog tools, email forms, search engines and site maps. These are basic features found on most websites, though Drupal also has a good range of add-ons especially for commerce and business websites. These include shopping carts, point-of-sale systems, help desks, live chat features and inventory management. This program also has several tools for tracking projects, managing documents and creating database reports – vital functions for mid-sized businesses with a lot of content to manage.

Drupal has very strong community support. You can join forums to ask questions, trade code and gain insights. In addition to online groups, there are events and meetups, chats and the Planet Drupal blog that aggregates posts by Drupal users for Drupal users.

In addition to the active community support, Drupal includes several technical support options. You can connect with support personnel through email or its social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Google Plus. You can access the user guide via the website. As with most open-source CMS solutions, Drupal doesn’t have telephone support available.

While the selection of themes and templates isn’t as extensive as other content management systems, Drupal does have a very active community with enough support for developing your business website. It has ready-made tools to help you easily create a basic blog or website, but most of the tools and functions have been developed to support large amounts of website traffic and managing large volumes of content.

Drupal Review

Drupal

The Verdict

Drupal is a well-known content management system intended to help advanced designers create a powerful website capable of handling large volumes of visitors and hundreds of pages of content.

Chad Brooks
Chad Brooks
business.com Staff
Chad Brooks is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of media of experience. He has been with Business News Daily and business.com for the past decade, having written and edited content focused specifically on small businesses and entrepreneurship. Chad spearheads coverage of small business communication services, including business phone systems, video conferencing services and conference call solutions. His work has appeared on The Huffington Post, CNBC.com, FoxBusiness.com, Live Science, IT Tech News Daily, Tech News Daily, Security News Daily and Laptop Mag. Chad's first book, How to Start a Home-Based App Development Business, was published in 2014.