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What Is Drupal Platform?


Drupal is perhaps something you haven’t heard about directly in everyday life; but it is a website system which is widely used (by millions) and has been around for several years.

Drupal is used both by major companies and corporations as well as local schools, clubs and individuals.  This type of site building allows you to make creative use of interaction and complexity of content management.  Using one example, with an individual’s blog site, links to other sites as well as accepting comments and articles from others onto the original blog can be easily managed.  Dense data and sophisticated information can be stored, tagged and marked in a Drupal site; access, advanced search and cohesion of information are key features.

So, rather than websites being pages of eCommerce, display, products or relatively static information, with Drupal the scope for more holism and interactivity is there.

In essence, Drupal development allows a highly social experience; users can sign in, or remain anonymous, for example, and newer versions have been praised for higher level color contrast and speedier usage.

Drupal is secure too; and a Drupal Community is there to rigorously test and comment upon the system; safeguard actual and perceived threats and communicate with the rest of the community on a variety of matters – concerning security and other issues such a usage, technical advice and development ideas.  Indeed, becoming part of the community relates to the holistic and dynamic community entity which is Drupal.

Drupal is also a free resource, however, there are many excellent Drupal Development opportunities where help can be found to make the most of this powerful tool.  With such a dynamic and innovative tool, where the scope exists to improve upon existing design, there are a host of advisers available; alongside the Drupal Community which can be supported financially or in an advisory capacity.

If you were to require features such as access control, monitoring or categorization, forums, polls or drop down menus then Drupal offers this and much more. Add-ons can fit specific specialties you may have ideas on and Drupal Development continues with versions being updated and released regularly.  The focus of Drupal is collaboration and flexibility – you can, in essence, choose Add-ons which do not over ride existing information but rather enhance and add to – making for a stable and efficient site. Whatever your needs, Drupal is likely to be extremely useful, and worth knowing a little about!

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