Let’s talk about Drupal web development with love :) Check out the blog post from our
guest blogger Daniel Mattei about why you'll love Drupal websites.
Drupal is an open source content management platform, which makes the framework of websites around the world. It is free and constantly under development to make sure that its technology is cutting-edge. The websites supported on Drupal make up about 2.1% of the total online site arena. These sites range from blogs, corporate sites, business and even government sites. They experience increased traffic on a daily basis propelled by the excellent features on Drupal.
Drupal came online in 2001 after which the number of users increased drastically. It has since maintained and even grown that pace over the years. The sites supported by Drupal have risen to 1,000,000 and counting.
Here are 6 reasons why you’ll love Drupal:
1. Powerful framework
Drupal is a safe way to save site templates for web designers and has the potential for top ranking search results for site owners. The framework is strong enough to handle virtually any site and enables the user to manage content effectively. The high performance is credited to its built-in, scalable databases and InnoDB. It even incorporates third party applications.
2. Flexible themes
The themes available on Drupal look and feel solid and secure. One can easily update the features with ease. The themes are completely responsive on different devices, like mobile phones, tablets, and desktops. For most internet users, the look of the site and flexibility on different devices is a key determinant to whether they stay on the site or leave. Having this feature work is crucial to the success of any modern site.
Customizing a site is crucial for an owner to make their content stand out. This task is easy to accomplish on Drupal sites since it has numerous customizations. You can make changes through modules or plug-ins and even change the entire template if necessary. The customization tools provided are fully functional.
3. Search engine friendly
The Drupal CMS works very well with all search engines, and that is why it is one of the most loved site platforms available. It has a URL structure that allows you to build your URL the way you want it. When you upload articles to your site, you can allocate a folder for each article and link it to a selected URL; it is easier to find specific articles in a folder of so many. It may seem irrelevant but most users see the URL on the search as an orientation tool in the site.
The rankings on search results change daily, but sites supported by Drupal manage to stay on the top 10 on the search results. This makes it one of the most effective marketing software available. Google may not have stated this but it should be one of the reasons Google loves Drupal.
Numerous sites run on Drupal both small and large, but notably, it supports sites to some of the largest names like MTV UK, The Grammy Awards and even the US White House. It’s safe to trust Drupal with your clients’ sites, your company’s website, or even your personal blog. All the facts considered it’s proven to be a reliable platform.
5. Free, safe and secure
Drupal is an open source system and it is free. The open source aspect would normally mean that CMS’s are an open book where users can view each other’s codes and assess the security of the codes. Drupal has a very secure system, actively scanned for vulnerabilities by its team of experts. The fact that it is an open source also means that it is free to download and use it with the web designer you pick. There is no maintenance or licensing fees when using Drupal or getting updates of the latest version.
6. Drupal is innovative
Bi-annually, there are conferences organized by Drupal to help assemble new ideas and innovations to make the system better. Discussing new ways to fix the flaws of a product are crucial in advancing the user experience and in return the ratings. These conferences also bring together great minds that share information hence providing a networking forum for the users. The upgrades are made by a team of experts that are located worldwide.
Running your website through Drupal is a great choice for e-commerce. You can access the latest version of Drupal on its website and upload your information into folders. In a matter of minutes it is up and ready.
Authoured by: Daniel Mattei (@mattedt) is a web Marketing Coordinator at Dynamic Search and a filmmaker and founder of Shotlight Productions. He lives with his wife, Grace, and Pomeranian, Couscous in Phoenix, Arizona.