Drupal

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Drupal is a highly flexible Content Management System (CMS):

  • Can be tailored exactly to your needs.
  • Can be widely integrated with existing systems.
  • Allows you to create, edit and manage web content and users.
  • Easily allows you to categorise and cross-reference content.

It is widely used, driving around 5% of the entire web, has consistently been rated in the top 3 CMS platforms, and is widely trusted by many high traffic sites. But it can be used just as effectively in smaller sites and is adopted by many NGOs, local authorities, higher education institutes and SMEs.

Cognimatic has been delivering Drupal solutions since we were formed in 2010, so we have considerable experience and ability to deliver. We can discuss a range of options with you, or provide specific Drupal services, including maintenance, update, migration and new feature development of existing sites.

Drupal Features

Drupal's many features and add-ons allow it to be used for a variety of website needs; perhaps for marketing, internal communications, informational websites, or for social networking purposes. If a needed feature is not currently available, it has a proven community of developers who can be paid to do the work for you. Drupal's access control system means that it can be easily applied to your organizational structure. Overall, Drupal is a good choice for today's companies of any size because it is free, easy, and incredibly flexible.

  1. Build Websites Quickly. Rapidly assemble websites in a matter of hours, without the need for complex programming. You can also get out-of-the-box distributions with all the functionality you'd ever want.
  2. Customize the look. Hundreds of templates can be freely downloaded to customize the appearance of your site; alternatively, it's straighforward to use your own HTML and CSS for a completely unique design in keeping with your own branding.
  3. Scalable. Drupal can be used to power the simplest of small company websites or personal blogs, yet can be scaled-up for some of the highest traffic sites in the world.
  4. Flexible. The functionality of your site can be customized by using some of the thousands of plug-in modules, or by writing custom code based on a well-documented API. And if you can't find what you need in the documentation, there's a huge worldwide development community.
  5. Adaptable. Drupal can easily be integrated with many external platforms (eg, such as Shopify for ecommerce or Salesforce for CRM) and can also be decoupled ('headless') to publish content on multiple platforms.
  6. Deployable. Easy to deploy multiple sites from the a standard codebase and database.
  7. Social Publishing. Drupal excels at allowing multiple users to publish content, with tunable access controls, and share open logins with Facebook, Twitter etc.
  8. No licensing costs. Drupal is open-source software, which means no acquisition or licensing costs to use it.
  9. Secure. Not only is Drupal code written to high standards, there's a dedicated security team constantly reviewing the system for exploitation. Patches and advice are usually rolled out before a weakness has been publicly exposed.

Who's Using It Already?

Drupal is an open source website development platform used across the world. It has been in continuous development for almost 20 years, with millions of downloads, and hundreds of thousands of successful sites. It is a completely free, open source content management system that many intelligent companies are using today to provide for their needs.

Drupal offers a sophisticated interface and framework for developers, yet the core system allows you to administer the site and add pages, menus, images and file uploads through an intuitive, accessible and responsive browser interface. There are over 10,000 free themes and modules to add new features or customise behaviour and appearance.

For more information, visit drupal.org