posted on Sep 29, 2016

Drupal, the Growing CMS…

Drupal is the fastest growing CMS (Content Management System) at a global scale, and it already is the most used platform after WordPress. It’s a management system of open-source contents written in PHP which is the basis of millions of websites all over the world, and which can also work as a mediator between different pieces of data and services within the organisations.



Drupal offers the basic functions of a CMS, it implements a series of robust APIs (Application Programming Interface) and presents a modular structure that facilitates the development of extensive modules.



Drupal stands out for its low-level installation pre-requisites in terms of servers and necessary software; maintenance and simple updates of its sites; safety and stability – it is probably the most secure CMS in the market; plug-ins that allow fast development of functions; highly configurable, ultimate scalability and modular flexibility; performance (faster when loading, it supports thousands of pages and it is more stable for high traffic sites; Friendly SEO.




Drupal Vs. WordPress


By comparison, Drupal offers more robust solutions for the corporate world as it is a more scalable, secure and with a better performance; thus, being more suitable for Web projects that demand greater complexity and functional pre-requisites which cannot be covered by a WordPress solution.


The article: sums up in a clear and succinct way the potential and advantages and disadvantages of each of these solutions.

In short, the Drupal CMS has more functions and potential than WordPress, especially for its Safety and Robustness of solution. It is a better suited CMS for Corporate/Company sites and is used both in the Public Sector and in big companies. On the other hand, WordPress stands out for being user-friendly, being more suitable for sites where content production is their main core, such as Blogs or Websites for Micro and Small companies.

The most suitable projects for DRUPAL are Corporative Sites or Portals, Intranets and Extranets, Magazines or Online Newspapers, or Government Applications.





Who uses Drupal?


What do sites as different as the White House, Warner Bros, The Economist, Tesla Motors, Johnson&Johnson,, Ana Airports, Algarve Universities, Harvard, Cambridge or Yale, amongst so many others have in common? You’ve guessed! They all use Drupal CMS.



Drupal Trends


  • It is the fastest growing CMS in the last year at a global scale.
  • It has more than 1 million Websites all over the world.
  • The biggest world consulting companies are recommending DRUPAL to their clients for the development of Portals, Transactional Sites or Internal
  • 58% of the sites that use Drupal are in English
  • The U.K. and the U.S. are the main markets where Drupal is most used





Drupal and DigitalWorks



DIGITAL WORKS has a developers’ team specialised in DRUPAL and is one of the few companies in the national market expert in this technology. The company is a member of the DRUPAL ASSOCIATION – International Developers Community of this technology, and it’s been responsible for developing several Drupal Websites, both in the United Kingdom and the United States.





If you are thinking about your company’s website, you should strongly consider the Drupal CMS option, check its “pros and cons” and choose the suitable partner for its implementation.




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