Drupal Content Management System

Drupal is free and open source social publishing software that enables individuals, teams, and communities to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. It is regarded as a content management system used by tens of thousands of people and organizations to power scores of different web sites, including community web portals, corporate web sites, social networking sites, personal web sites, or blogs.

It is written in PHP and requires a MySQL database. It is ready to go from the moment you download it. The built-in functionality and the various freely available add-on modules enable features such as content management, blogs, wiki collaborative authoring, tagging, picture galleries and much more.

Features of Drupal

From publishing articles to post comments or managing and organizing content, variety of, Drupal can do it all. Drupal offers the following features:

  • Flexible and Scalable: Drupal supports all major operating systems such as Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac. Drupal is a multi-language software addressing the varied needs of international audience.
  • Content Management: Drupal allows the addition of pluggable modules for any additional functionality. At present, Drupal offers functions in the areas of taxonomy display, jabber authentication, private messages, bookmarks, photo galleries, and mailing list management.
  • Customization: Drupal allows you to customize or personalize both the content and the presentation as per your needs.
  • Permission Rights: Drupal ensures safety of information as it provides permissions to roles and various role groups rather than each user.
  • Language Control: Drupal is written in PHP which makes it less complicated and more design oriented.
  • News Aggregator: Drupal comes with a built-in News Aggregator for reading and blogging news from other sites and adding them to your MySQL database with a user configurable caching time. This is a great way of keeping track of your news even when you're offline for a few days.

Advantages of Drupal

Since Drupal is also written in PHP, it offers some similar features as Joomla. Therefore, for non-technical users, it may take slightly more time to master Drupal than Joomla. It has several nonprofit-centric add-ons like event registration, online donation, and email newsletter.

  • Drupal, just like Joomla, is designed to work perfectly in shared Web hosting environment.
  • Drupal has powerful content editing tools for common users and for web developers for creating websites without bothering about codes.
  • You can easily turn your drupal installation into a forum, faq, blog, wiki and many other types of web sites.
  • Drupal supports the various types of operating systems: Windows and Macintosh.
  • Drupal enables you to define hierarchical categories that can be used to tag and organize content, as well as fields for content authors to apply free tags.
  • Drupal can be considered for SEO-based web development projects as it provides advanced URL control and enables customization of content types and views.
  • Drupal uses a model that enables URLs that are both user- and search engine-friendly, which can help your search rankings.

Multiplex has been a leading company in software outsourcing, and has delivered reliable products throughout their lifespan. We, at Multiplex use the latest hardware technologies and latest software available to make the desired product very efficient and user friendly.