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1 April 2016

CMS Content Management Systems

Introduction to Drupal Month

Introduction to Drupal Month

Drupal is a free, open source software used to create, organise, present and manage a wide variety of content on a website. It includes a content management platform and a development framework. Created in 2001, it is now used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all Websites worldwide.

What can it be used for?

Drupal is a good choice for building 1 page personal websites to enterprise level applications. It is used to build:

  • Web applications E-commerce sites
  • Community and social networking sites
  • Informative websites
  • Portals
  • Blogs

Quick Facts:

  • Drupal is a free and open source platform
  • It is written in a computer language called PHP
  • Drupal resides on a web server
  • Drupal is flexible – flexible enough to create something as small and simple as a single blog to something as complex and large as a corporate or political website.

Why use Drupal?

  1. Time saving: it is a quick and easy process to add content and edit your website
  2. Easy to use: Requires no CMS or technical skills
  3. Flexible: it is capable of virtually any requirement you may have for your website – from creating an eCommerce system, to forums and even newsletters!
  4. Bilingual/multilingual: pages can be configured for different languages
  5. Security: Drupal has enterprise-level security and provides in-depth reports compared to WordPress
  6. SEO: Drupal is great for search engine optimisation purposes and Drupal’s pages load faster (which search engines have a preference for)

So you can benefit by using the Drupal platform. Whether it is for Corporate, Community, Educational or a Personal website you are creating, Drupal will help you manage your content, build communities and enable visitor collaboration and feedback.

Come back soon to find out more about Drupal and how it can benefit you!

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