Drupal Advantages or Why Opt for This CMF
Drupal is one of the most popular content management frameworks (CMF) for a number of years. It is used by all sorts of websites ranging from personal to government and corporate sites, and shows no signs of slowing down. On the contrary, its popularity continues to grow. But why choose Drupal over all other CMFs? Is it really that much better? This is up to every website owner/developer to decide but before making the final decision, you may want to consider the advantages of using this CMF.
Here are some of the top Drupal advantages:
It’s free. Drupal is an open source CMF, free of all licensing costs. This means that by opting for Drupal, you won’t have any licensing-related expenses. The same counts for a large number of themes and features, which can significantly lower the cost of website development.
It’s flexible and customisable. There are thousands of modules and themes as well as tonnes of features, design options, etc. all of which are customisable. As a result, Drupal can be tailored to meet the needs and preferences of most websites including blogs, social networking sites, government websites and e-commerce, to mention just a few.
It’s “enterprise-class” quality. Just because it’s open source that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s inferior to proprietary CMFs. On the contrary, Drupal is “enterprise-class” quality in just about every aspect including reliability and security.
It’s SEO friendly. Search engines like Drupal’s style of content management. Drupal is thus also a good choice when it comes to search engine optimisation or SEO.
It’s great for user engagement. Drupal built-in “community features” make it very easy for visitors to comment, respond and get actively involved with your website. But at the same time, they provide the highest level of control to website administrator. In short, Drupal is great for user engagement without the need to give up the control over what gets published on the website.
As you can see, there are quite a few good reasons why Drupal is a good choice for most websites regardless of their content, size, goal, purpose, niche, complexity, etc. This also clearly reveals a long list of “high-profile Drupal users” such as The Economist, Novartis, Royal Mail and Oxford University, to name only a few.