The Drupal website CMS is at times referred to ‘The Web Developer’s Tool’ because of it’s ability to allow complex coding. As such, unlike other CMS platforms, installation of Drupal requires a certain level of programming knowledge and is usually favoured by web developers for highly customised work.
However, what some may see as an inconvenience, others see as gold.
Drupal is very rich in features and offers loads of functionality. Administrators will be able to manage pages by content type or even paths/URLs. Web administrators will also be able to create user types/roles and designate what they are able to view or click on.
As a modular system, it is very expandable and allows a lot of plug ins to be installed, you can even install your own and configure your website to be whatever you like. You can see Drupal built into all sorts of websites from blogs, ecommerce, social media sites etc.
Natively, the Drupal website CMS platform is catered for sites with a very heavy content base and some even claim that search engines are naturally swayed towards this platform. Not so sure how true that is but more on that later. Let’s focus on the other outstanding benefits of Drupal.
Taping into the world of ecommerce
Not to mention there’s also Drupal Commerce if you are intending to build an ecommerce website. Like it’s Drupal brother, Drupal Commerce is modular and very configurable which allows the web developer to have highly customised workflows and lots of different front end user features, vastly improving the user interface and ultimately user experience, which makes this ideally an awesome power house packed with lots of ignition.
The learning curve for both Drupal and Drupal Commerce however is slightly higher than the average but once users get a hang of it, everything else is clockwork.
Support wise, there’s lots of articles at the Drupal website to help if need be.