Open source CMS for building powerful and engaging websites for virtually any purpose.
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Perhaps the most versatile open source content management system (CMS) on the market, Drupal’s most recent version is the result of a collaboration of over a thousand developers who contributed to the code. Built for high performance, Drupal is horizontally scalable to solutions comprised of multiple servers. It offers easy integration via REST, JSON, SOAP and other formats, as well as more than 15,000 plugins. And with hundreds of thousands of Drupal users around the world, you can count on support from a robust user community.
Drupal’s newest theming engine Twig is PHP-based, flexible, fast, and secure. With Twig it’s even easier to create beautiful and highly functional Drupal websites.
HTML5 is the de facto standard when it comes to web markup, and it’s now available natively in Drupal. This provides access to input fields like date, e-mail, phone, and others, as well as even greater functionality and compatibility with mobile and handheld devices.
Drupal offers extensive multilingual features right out of the box, and the admin interface actually includes built-in translations.
Configuration management is built into Drupal at the file-system level which simplifies migration from local development to production cloud servers. Configuration data is stored separately from the site database for safekeeping.
With the latest version of Drupal, the Content Editor has more power than ever. WYSIWYG editor CKEditor is included, which offers in-place editing capabilities. This means that users can edit text on a page without having to switch to the full edit form. So drafts are easier to create, and web security is also improved.
See something that needs changing? Quick Edit allows in-place editing for Fields. So if you’re logged into Drupal content is in front of you, edit the text directly for quick fixes and additions from the front-end.
Drupal can use itself as a data source, and output content as JSON or XML. You can even post data back to Drupal from the front end. Hypertext Application Language (HAL) makes leveraging web service capabilities less painful.
Drupal ships with extensive pre-defined field types, such as link, date, entity reference, telephone, e-mail, and more. This facilitates content creation, and allows you to create custom contact forms by attaching fields to them.
JaveScript front-end automated testing is a powerful feature of Drupal, which saves time and simplifies continuous integration.
Since Drupal is open source, you won’t start out on Day One signing up for an expensive license or recurring monthly fees. Get started quickly with a basic site that can easily be upgraded over time. Build out features in small stages as your needs evolve.
Easily extend Drupal functionality using plugins or “modules.” Most modules were developed in response to real-life use cases from customers using Drupal for large complex websites, and are easy to use even for non-developers. Choose from modules that quickly add functionality such as contact forms, social sharing, media file directories, and search engine optimization.
Drupal is intentionally designed to facilitate search optimization. Clean URLs are enabled by default, and the Meta Tags community module provides unique page titles and meta descriptions for each individual page, as well as Alt tags and titles for images.
Take advantage of modules enabling quick sharing of website content to social media sites. There are also modules for easily adding Facebook Like Buttons, Tweet buttons or Google+ icons to your site.
Mobile traffic is growing exponentially with experts estimating nearly a third of users consuming content from mobile devices. Drupal integrates responsive design at its core, as well as offering multiple themes to help build responsive websites, including AdaptiveTheme, Zen and Omega.
Drupal is supported by a vast open source community of developers, designers and users. Thousands of issues and problems and their resolutions have been thoroughly documented. Additionally, there are a myriad of developers and available to help answer questions or dig in deep on more complex issues.