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.

Drupal Features

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 a “swiss army knife” CMS. 

Other notable Drupal 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
  • Secure 
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate with other tools
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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.

How can Bear Group help?

  • 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.

    Our Drupal service offerings include:

    • Custom builds
    • Integrations
    • Ongoing support
    • Drupal upgrades
    • Custom modules, themes, and more

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

    As an open source platform, Drupal has a large development community, more reliability, better security, many options for customization, and great scalability. There are a multitude of options available to craft your ideal website, find help from the community, update your site, and grow your website as your business grows too.

  • How popular is Drupal CMS?

    Drupal continues to grow in popularity as the years progress. We’ve seen numerous well-known websites use Drupal to grow their brand. Today you might notice sites like Verizon, New York State, and Entertainment Weekly all use Drupal.

  • What is Drupal’s Headless CMS used for?

    The benefit of Drupal’s headless CMS is that by disconnecting the frontend from the backend, you can still take advantage of the backend’s content editing and data-storing capabilities while having content styled and served by your choice of application or framework. A headless CMS is great for building an incredibly custom UX or mobile apps.

  • Which version of Drupal should I be using?

    There have been several versions of Drupal throughout the years, with Drupal 9 being the most recent with easier tools, more innovation, and an easier upgrade process. Older versions of Drupal may not be properly supported, especially if you run into problems.

  • What kinds of websites is Drupal best for?

    Drupal websites are used by manufacturers, nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, and more. This secure platform is easy to customize, integrate, and upgrade depending on the unique needs of any business. We’ve helped numerous organizations reach their goals using Drupal.

  • How secure is Drupal?

    Drupal is one of the most secure CMS platforms available. Open source platforms that are supported by a large, active, development community are generally more secure. By allowing everyone to access the code, the number of developers working on a vulnerability will be much wider than on a proprietary platform. 

  • What are Drupal modules? How do they work?

    Drupal has a modular framework, which means that new website features can be added to it as easily as installing a plugin. Individual modules are added to Drupal to create unique functionalities and features for users and administrators depending on their specific needs. Drupal really begins to come into its own after it’s been customized. 

  • Why choose Drupal as my content management system?

    Drupal is one of the most secure website platforms available that grows to fit the needs of your business. It offers great scalability, flexibility, accessibility, and ease of use. It also has no licensing cost in addition to many advanced features. Learn how Drupal is used to create websites.