What is Drupal and why choose it?
Drupal is a content management system that can be used to manage a vast array of applications including but not limited to; membership websites, intranet and portals, social media sites and of course basic business websites.
Just as WordPress started as a blogging platform Drupal started as a discussion board in 1999. Soon, more and more people were interested in contributing to Drupal and by 2001 the project was made open source. Today Drupal is maintained and developed by over 1 million users and passionate developers.
Drupal is more than a CMS
In reality, Drupal is more than a CMS, rather it is a powerful framework which allows developers to work with modules that are completely customisable so rather than having a CMS where you have to build your site according to its restrictions, Drupal provides a CMS framework that is tailored and completely customised to your business.
Drupal offers you a world where you command what the site will do, tailored to your specific business requirements and then we develop that on a framework that allows your staff to modify and create content in this framework without any programming skills required.
Drupal is a tool that allows web developers to deliver custom website solutions
Drupal is often referred to as the 'developers CMS' - is that such a bad thing? This refers to the fact that it's a developers play ground. A framework that exists to allow your developer to say "yes" we can do that, to offer you your very own tailored website or application and then hand it over to you in an easy to use interface for editing, adding and modifying content.
Have you got different staff members who should only be able to edit certain sections of content whilst giving others complete control? No problem using Drupal your developer can set that up.
It’s Open Source which means you are not locked in with a particular web developer, you own your site and you have a huge community behind you to support you. Drupal allows you the flexibility to build highly functional custom modules to accomplish near any task, there are many high-quality modules available for add-on capability.
Drupal is infinitely scaleable -want to build a social networking site, marketplace or directory website..no problem with Drupal.
Drupal is also well documented and is mature. It's huge community of supporters and developers mean you remain supported if you leave you current developer.