Content Management System Review

About Drupal

Drupal–and Acquia–technology has gained momentum over the last few years to take a position at the forefront of CMS technology. Drupal's unique modular system makes it incredibly east to customize, drastically cutting what used to take months to develop to just a few weeks.


The Content Marketing Potential of Drupal

Website Creation With Drupal

Drupal is dominantly utilized by enterprise-level businesses, due to its development requirements. Drupal is under an open source license, and while it doesn't have any annual licensing fees, the amount of development work initially required to get your website up and running is significant. Drupal is highly receptive to integrations with third party tools using API's or custom-built integration points.

Drupal has a massive development community and a dedicated security team constantly improving Drupal software. Considering Drupal's current popularity among developers and its growing popularity among website administrators, we anticipate Drupal technology will be around for quite a while.


Managing Your Website With Drupal

Out of the box, Drupal has a very basic appearance (unlike Wordpress, which offers web design templates and other features from installation). Its look, feel, and administrative capabilities are completely dependent on its development work. For businesses that require a website that can support many custom integration points, a unique UX, and a customized administrative workflow, Drupal is the ideal platform. For a smaller business with few customization needs, the cost of building and maintaining a Drupal website is most likely unnecessary.

Additional Drupal Resources

Ready to get started on your own Drupal website? Here are the development services our firm can offer you.

Learn more about Drupal 8, including new core features, updated management abilities, and migration approaches.

Learn more about Drupal 9 and how to prepare to upgrade your website before Drupal 7 and 8 reach end of life.

We've written quite a bit about Drupal in our blog posts, covering basic content management tasks and development approaches.

Guide to Evaluating CMS Platforms

See how to evaluate CMS platforms–including Drupal, Wordpress, Adobe Experience Manager, Craft, Episerver, and others–based on their codebase, integration capability, licensing costs, and required coding skill. Look beyond the surface-level feature sets and make a more accurate selection when choosing the best CMS for your business.