We use the Drupal content management system (CMS) exclusively for all of our sites, we have always used Drupal and always will. It's secure, robust, powerful and well supported. Drupal is the system of choice for many large organisations and yet is simple to use for even the smallest of businesses.
It's easy to use and quick to learn, which makes it perfect for large organisations that may have a high turnover of staff that need quick training, and just as beneficial to the small business owner that doesn't have time for complicated systems or days of training.
Due to the popularity and use on high traffic and high priority sites, the system is very, very secure. This, as simple as it sounds, is extremely important while reviewing CMS's to use for your next project as your data and your users data should never end up in the wrong hands. Drupal has a dedicated security team and we can help you apply updates as and when they are released.
The Drupal system is Open Source and maintained by a community of nearly 1 million users and developers across the globe. The system is distributed under the GNU General Public License. As well as this we do not tie you into any contracts that you do not wish to use when we launch your new site. We are here to build and help your business, systems and community grow, and we believe using a single straightforward Open Source system with no propitiatory software or complicated contracts is the way to do this.
Video, images, audio; all these items are handled with ease by the CMS, and tie in with many third parties where needed, such as bringing in video from Vimeo, YouTube or over 30 other providers, all you need is to copy and paste a URL and the system does the rest. Photos can be processed by the system so the end user doesn't need to worry about cropping to the perfect sizes, or running additional editing software, its all there when you add the photo to the CMS.
Drupal as a system is built up of “modules” which add on additional functionality where needed, such as contact forms, social media integration or 1 of thousands of other features. This means that not only do we have a great pool of features to offer at the beginning of the project, but these items can also be added post-launch or as additional phases. So your new site can grow with you.
The accessibility team has worked to identify accessibility barriers with Drupal and worked to resolve them. Drupal has committed to ensuring that all features of Drupal core conform with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines: WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 2.0.
Drupal core is used by millions of websites, and the community's attention to detail is one of Drupal's key strengths. Most changes to core go through dozens, if not hundreds, of revisions before they are deemed worthy by the larger community.
Drupal and all contributed files hosted on Drupal.org are licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.
Drupal offers options to review analytics or plug in third party tracking software such as Google's Analytics.
Drupal offers many different ways to insure that your website runs fast and smoothly. Configuring these settings can be as simple as enabling a checkbox field.
Generic site details can easily be accessed from one location. Setting the time, date, uploading your logo and a favicon can be daunting tasks with lesser systems but not so with Drupal.
One of the standout features for Drupal is the power to assign roles to your admin panel. Allowing different levels of access can help define job roles within your site in an manageable way, minimising risk and errors.
This defines the features Users can access and control. Being able to set content as viewable for different types of Users is a powerful feature of Drupal.