In Current Web World there are many technology and system to develop a website or application and everyone want easiest and efficient way of creating their websites or app and it should be cost effective but secure also easy to manage. So i found Drupal is best CMS. But why? So i have written this blog to help you to understand why use Drupal.
Drupal is a Open Source Content Management System(CMS) and uses modules to allow site admin/editor to organize and display content. There are several free themes which you can customize easily and efficiently for your website. Drupal is free and flexible. Users can add all sorts of content to web pages through a system of modules.
Because of Drupal structure and implementation you can use it for high level requirements, like for Social Networking Sites, SAAS, eCommerce, Marketplace, Government websites etc.. This is flexible, secure, seo friendly, Great community support and customizable.
There are following reasons to use Drupal:
Open Source:- Open Source means you can use code to run Drupal, modify it and share it with others. Anybody can download and use Drupal code, make changes they want, and send all changes to anyone. No licensing fees.
- Large developer community:
Nearly 5000 developers contributed code to Drupal.Over 32,000 modules are listed on Druapl.org.
- Over 10 years of development.
- 800,000+ users on Drupal.org
- Nearly 800,000 websites run on Drupal.
- 5000+ events each year.
- High Performance
- Simple way to integrate with 3rd party application using JSON, XMLRPC and REST.
- Search Engine Friendly (Meta tags, Page Title, Google Analytics and Pathauto)
- Responsive & Mobile App in its DNA
- Multilingual Capabilities
- Content Management
- https://www.whitehouse.gov/ (The White House)
- http://www.economist.com/ (The Economist)
- http://www.examiner.com/ (Examiner)
- http://www.fastcompany.com/ (Fast Company)
- http://observer.com/ (New York Observer)
Here are some of them:
- You have complete control of how to show look of your store.
- There is no hard-coded configuration about your product display.
- Drupal Commerce system offers a full administration system for shopping cart and checkout form. It has multiple languages and multiple currencies support.
- You can also create product type with custom attributes, order management, tax calculation, discount pricing, file download, paypal, shipping, stock and coupons.
From big screen to smaller screen things look different. Images are changing size, menu items are become mobile menu, column are pushed one after one so that it is viewable according to screen size.
Web services:- Other than responsive and desktop website if you wanted to use Drupal as a backend and you would like to use any other platform as a front-end then here Web Services will help you to do that and in Drupal 8.x this is the part of core features but in older version there is a contributed module for that which is RESTful Web Services and Services module. So with the help of Web Services you can share data in json format and link it with Drupal, you can do any operation using web services api. So using single platform you are getting website which is accessible on any devices also you can develop mobile application.
Multilingual Support:- With Drupal you can implement more than 80 languages. You can configure your website to use a language other than English. If you want your website to use multiple languages then you can configure it to use more than one language on a single website. You can also allow your user to choose their specific language using their account setting. You can follow this link for more information for this https://www.drupal.org/resource-guides/configuring-multilingual-site
Great User Management:- Drupal allows complete control of user roles definitions and permissions to access different functions within your website. You can create more than one role and grant different permission to each role.
Multiple Content Types & Custom Fields:- In Drupal you can create more than one content type, suppose you want to post story so you have story content type if you want to post blog you can have blog content type. So using different content types your content will be organized. If you want to create custom field then you have flexibility to create wide range field types which is very flexible and easy to create.
Taxonomy and Menu Structures:- Taxonomy (Category), You can create limitless level of taxonomy terms and associate it with the content type. Menu structure in Drupal is very flexible and customizable. You can create very high level structure to categories you content with the help of taxonomy. You can create relation with the taxonomy. Without this module you can't think about Drupal.
Search Engine Optimizations (SEO):- Drupal is seo friendly because of it's feature with natural language URLs, permanent links to content, customizable page metadata and XML sitemap.
Search Function:- Drupal have own internal search engine provides standard and advanced modes of searching by default. and search setting can be customized. If you want other search module to use then you have flexibility to use that too. There is long list of search module like solr, google etc..
Contributed Modules:- There are thousands of contributed modules available in Drupal which you can use according to your requirement.
Drupal Themes:- There are very wide range of free and paid themes are available in Drupal which you use according your need also you have an option to implement your own design with cusotm theme implementation. Drupal of theme types like phptemplate, bootstrap, zen, omega etc. Using these base theme you can create your own custom theme.
Drupal Development Company:- Lots of top company offering onsite and offshore Drupal development services with responsive design and mobile app support.