Today, Drupal powers the websites of small, medium, and large-scale organizations around the world. In fact, large-scale government sites such as whitehouse.gov and several private enterprises and non-profit organizations have already migrated to Drupal. Company websites, internal systems, or e-commerce platforms can be built using the Drupal framework as it is secure, robust and scalable. And what’s more, Drupal is extremely easy to use, cost-effective and can be customized to effectively handle the specific requirements of your organization.
Besides these, here are a few other key reasons that makes Drupal a world apart from other content management systems.
Adaptability: Setting up different types of content becomes easier with Drupal, without the need for code. This classification of content types is important for the different aspects of your business. So, in a Drupal website, you can build a pressroom of articles, product reviews, or an internal customer database very quickly and easily.
Low startup cost: As Drupal is an open-source content management platform, it does not incur exorbitant licensing fees or recurring monthly costs. You can create a basic site, while features can be extended as and when the requirements of the site grows.
Extensibility: Drupal is easily extensible via plugins known as “modules.” The extensive array of Drupal modules enables even non-developers to instantly add functionality such as media files, social sharing, and contact forms to a new or existing Drupal website.
Search engine and social media friendly: Drupal is precisely structured for search optimization. When a Drupal site is created, clean URLs are enabled and the Meta Tags module helps to create unique page titles, descriptions, keywords, and social sharing images/descriptions for the webpages. With certain other modules, you can quickly share your website content to social media sites.
Responsive websites: Mobile traffic is growing at a rapid rate and as per Forbes.com, consumption of content from a mobile device is around 30 percent. The various Drupal themes such as Omega, Zen and Adaptive Theme can be used to build a responsive website.
Vast community support: The vast community support, including thousands of developers and commercial organizations, available for Drupal is yet another factor that makes it superior to other content management systems. The potential issues that you may encounter during the Drupal web development process have been already documented and the solutions for the issue can also be found. If not, the Drupal professionals in the community would provide you with assistance.
Minimizes the gap between IT and Marketing: The amount of coding needed to maintain or build a Drupal website is up to you. Drupal has a WYSIWYG editor, drag-and-drop administration, and in-place editing, that enables you to create a full-featured site based on your business needs with absolute ease. With Drupal, you can continuously add new content and features to your website, and that too at cost-effective rates, without much IT involvement.
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by Kumar Arun