The dynamic CMS solution for more functionality & design freedom
Drupal is a license-free CMS (Content Management System) and helps to create, manage and maintain websites or blogs of any size. The content management system is also frequently used successfully in the commercial environment. With numerous e-commerce integrations, Drupal offers equally comprehensive possibilities in the development of e-commerce offers and online stores.
The CMS is known for its high flexibility in managing all kinds of content and offers sophisticated functionalities for modular and efficient content management. Drupal also offers (similar to WordPress) easy extensibility through the development of standalone modules & plugins. Thus, almost any kind of web-based application can be implemented using Drupal.
Furthermore, Drupal also fulfills the common requirements for a headless content management system, which makes it possible to use Drupal as a pure content management interface. In this case, the CMS is used by third-party applications (e.g. mobile apps or cloud applications) via interfaces and acts as a content database with simple content maintenance options for content management.
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 authorisation: Drupal has an integrated access control system that can be used to create new roles with individual permissions.
- Drupal supports multilingual websites: already after installation the CMS is available in several languages. Basically, there are two options: the frontend or/and the backend are made multilingual, which allows international teams to work on a Drupal installation.
- Taxonomies: Drupal’s taxonomy system is particularly flexible, so it is suitable for handling a lot of content.
- Drupal is multisite capable: therefore, multiple websites can be managed with just one installation. The maintenance of digital content as well as the system administration and hosting of all websites can also be done centrally.
A community for more security due to the Drupal Security Team
Drupal has a particularly large online community that regularly develops updates and modules to further develop and optimise the content management system.
This is also the basis for the Drupal Security Team. In the event of unusual occurrences that affect the security of the software, Drupal users are asked to contact the team of experts immediately and report potential errors or vulnerabilities as quickly as possible.
The internationally represented team reviews reported security vulnerabilities, informs users about possible anomalies and organises security fixes.
Drupal and Wordpress - an overview
Drupal and WordPress are popular open source solutions for businesses, both can be purchased licence-free and installed immediately.
To make the choice easier for your company, we recommend that you take factors such as the size of the company (international activities), financial resources and previous technical knowledge into account in the decision-making process.
- Drupal usually requires more practice than WordPress, as programming knowledge is necessary.
- Drupal websites tend to be more cost-intensive than comparatively WordPress websites. This is because Drupal is often used to realise larger as well as international (multilingual) projects, and technical know-how from external experts is also often necessary.
- Drupal offers more flexibility than WordPress. Although both open source solutions can be extended with countless plugins or modules, Drupal also offers a powerful API, i.e. an interface for creating your own modules.
Our CMS experts will be pleased to support you in:
- Identification and selection of the appropriate content management solution for your requirements
- Setup and operation of a scalable and efficient hosting environment
- Development of web projects and CMS applications of any size
- Development of extensions for enhanced functionalities by means of plug-ins or testing (and, if necessary, adaptation) of already available extensions
- Further development (or re-factoring / optimization) of existing web applications
- Training and education of employees in efficient and secure content management processes