The dynamic CMS solution for more functionality & design freedom
Drupal is an open-source CMS (Content Management System) that helps create, manage, and maintain websites or blogs of any size. This content management system is also frequently used in commercial environments. With numerous marketplace integrations, Drupal offers extensive possibilities across various industries.
The CMS is renowned for its flexibility in content distribution and provides sophisticated functionalities for modular and efficient content management. Like WordPress, Drupal offers easy extensibility through the development of standalone modules and plugins. This allows for the implementation of almost any web-based application using Drupal.
Furthermore, Drupal meets the common requirements for a headless content management system. This capability allows Drupal to be used as a pure content management interface. In such scenarios, the CMS is accessed by third-party applications (e.g., mobile apps or cloud applications) via interfaces and serves as a content database, offering straightforward content maintenance options.
Useful core functions at a glance
The following functions and structures are available directly after installation, despite a compact software core:
- Access control and user authorization: Drupal has an integrated access control system that allows for the creation of new roles with individual permissions.
- Multilingual support: Immediately after installation, the CMS is available in several languages. Essentially, there are two options: making either the frontend, the backend, or both multilingual. This flexibility allows international teams to collaborate on a Drupal installation.
- Taxonomies: Drupal’s taxonomy system is exceptionally flexible, making it ideal for managing a significant amount of content.
- Multisite capability: Drupal can manage multiple websites with a single installation. This means that the maintenance of digital content, system administration, and hosting for all the websites can be centralized.
A community for more security due to the Drupal Security Team
Drupal boasts a particularly large online community that regularly develops updates and modules to enhance and optimize the content management system.
This foundation also underpins the Drupal Security Team. In the event of unusual occurrences affecting the software’s security, Drupal users are urged to contact this team of experts immediately and report potential errors or vulnerabilities as swiftly as possible.
The internationally-represented team reviews these reported security vulnerabilities, informs users of possible anomalies, and organizes security fixes.
Drupal and Wordpress - an overview
Drupal and WordPress are popular open source solutions for businesses. Both can be acquired without licensing fees and installed immediately.
To make the choice easier for your company, we recommend taking into account factors such as company size (including international activities), financial resources, and prior technical knowledge during the decision-making process.
- Drupal usually requires more hands-on experience than WordPress because it necessitates programming knowledge.
- Websites built with Drupal tend to be more cost-intensive than those built with WordPress. This is because Drupal is often used for larger, international (multilingual) projects where technical expertise from external specialists may be required.
- While both Drupal and WordPress can be extended with a myriad of plugins or modules, Drupal offers greater flexibility, thanks in part to its powerful API – an interface for creating custom modules.
Our CMS experts will be pleased to support you in:
- Identification and selection of the appropriate content management solution for your needs.
- Setting up and operating a scalable and efficient hosting environment.
- Developing web projects and CMS applications of any size.
- Creating extensions for enhanced functionalities through plugins, or testing (and, if necessary, adapting) available extensions.
- Further developing (or refactoring/optimizing) existing web applications.
- Training and educating employees in efficient and secure content management processes.