What is Drupal and Why Should You Consider It?

Drupal is one of the most well-known and trusted content management systems available today. For over 15 years, Bear Group has worked on Drupal websites. We’ve seen first-hand why this platform is a secure, smart choice for government, enterprise/B2B, nonprofit, higher education websites, and more.

About Drupal

Drupal provides you with the content management system (CMS) framework to build a highly-custom website to meet your unique needs. Drupal is an open-source platform with a strong community of developers. The platform itself is incredibly flexible and can fit many needs, which is why we sometimes refer to it as the “Swiss army knife” of platforms.

What are some of Drupal's noteworthy features?

  • User-friendly interfaces
  • Strong content management tools
  • Multi-language support
  • Publishing and workflow control
  • Supports SEO and accessibility best practices
  • Open-source platform with a robust community of contributors
  • Security 
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate with other tools
  • Built on a modular framework
  • Future-proof; scales with you as your business grows
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How much does Drupal cost?

While Drupal is free to use as an open-source platform, there are other factors at play when it comes to the cost of a Drupal website redesign. The initial implementation and customization of your Drupal website, such as adding unique content types, custom design/UX, and views, typically require help from a developer. A Drupal website build can cost anywhere from $15,000 - $100,000 depending on the level of customization needed.

What are the benefits of Drupal being an open-source platform?

As an open-source platform, Drupal has a large development community, great reliability, proven security, and vast opportunities for customization — you can modify any aspect of the Drupal platform. In comparison, other proprietary platforms only permit you to customize their platform in specific, limited ways through their own interface.

Additionally, Drupal maintains a core team of developers, but a significant part of its development comes from contributions from the web development community.

How can Bear Group help?

  • When choosing a new website CMS, you’re likely looking for one that’s going to scale with your organization, be capable of adapting to changing marketing needs, and provide a solid foundation. You’ll need something flexible, scalable, easy to use, and reliable — we recommend Drupal.

    Our experienced team of Drupal developers can help you bring your website to life. If you don’t have your own design team, Bear Group can connect you with leading designers to help create your vision. 

    When it comes to your Drupal website, our team can assist you with:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Drupal is best used by businesses that need something custom. This could mean a client portal, pure publishing, a complicated UX, or supporting an ecommerce website with integrated content. Typically, the more complex your website needs to be, the higher your need for a custom website that has been specifically built for the purpose of supporting your strategy.