Drupal is an open source content management system for websites and applications. Drupal is a free software package that allows users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. These websites can be discussion sites, corporate websites, personal websites, Intranet Applications, E-commerce applications, resource directories and social networking sites.
Effective web designs are both flexible and simple. There should be a balance between flexibility and simplicity allowing it to be used for various purposes and easier for new users to learn. Drupal is a solution that allows users to make their own content management system along with certain pre-built components to help them get started. It has all the essential modules that you would need to create a site according to your needs.
One of the main advantages that Drupal provides is that it is flexible. Whatever the requirement of the website, Drupal will ensure appropriate management of content. Whether it is posting comments to pages and seeking authorization to publish or delegation of specific tasks to people in an orderly manner, Drupal can do these things.
Drupal also gives you control over the URL structure. You can give each item in the content a custom URL. You can also create content types and advanced custom views for your website without writing any code. You do not require any knowledge of programming languages for managing content in Drupal. Every time you edit pages in Drupal, you can save the newer version without replacing the older one.
Drupal has an excellent category system for organizing and tagging content. You can even limit a set of categories to certain content types. Drupal, unlike other content management systems allows users to create HTML titles and Meta description tags. The default theme engine used by Drupal is the PHP template theme which doesn’t require you to have any PFP knowledge.
Because many people are affected by having a content management system in place, there needs to be a procedure that ensures varying levels of access to different user groups. Drupal has strong user role and access control functionality.
Drupal not only provides good documentation but also has an active community support to discuss and help the users with their coding, usage of modules and theme issues.
Drupal is also very cost effective because it allows us to develop complex sites within a short period of time as it would take using other technologies. Drupal excels as a CMS and also as a development platform. The system can support many types of features with ease, from shopping carts to user profiles, calendars, galleries and beyond.
Drupal has capabilities for SEO activities and tracking statistics. Drupal can be setup to be extremely user friendly and search-engine friendly. Your site can be easy to navigate and can attract search engine rankings. Not only the front end is user friendly but the back end also has a simpler interface.