If you need to develop a new web project, you're probably wondering how to do it, who to hire, and what technology to use.
You will start by looking for different companies and individuals who can do the job you have in mind. A corporate website, an ecommerce site, a blog, an intranet—any others?
You may have heard words like WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, CMS, plugins, modules, templates, and now your need to learn more about the topic is even greater.
Not only do you have the challenge of finding someone to do the job, but you also need to define in advance which technology will be most appropriate based on the project's requirements.
In this article, I want to make your research easier and tell you about the benefits of using Drupal. After all, you'll have more information to make the final decision or confirm what you've already been thinking.
Why Drupal is the right solution for you.
Let me tell you about the advantages of this CMS, and if you have any doubts or questions, we invite you to contact us through the form on our website.
Benefits of Using Drupal
#1 Drupal is constantly evolving open-source software
First and foremost, the advantage for the client is that they don't have to pay for licenses to use Drupal. Drupal is free and can be downloaded from the official website to start using it.
Secondly, and no less important, there is a community of over a million people behind Drupal who are responsible for maintaining it, improving it, generating new functionality, and providing support in the forum for user inquiries. This keeps Drupal in constant motion and in tune with the latest web technologies.
#2 Drupal is modular and scalable
The possibilities for functionality are unlimited because Drupal works with modules that the community has developed and continues to add as needed.
As soon as Drupal is installed, there are a few core modules running, but then we have thousands of additional modules to incorporate if necessary.
#3 Drupal is versatile and flexible in terms of design
The logic of this CMS allows content and design to be worked on independently. Drupal uses a system of templates that can be changed, while the content and functionality continue to work perfectly.
There are free templates available that have been uploaded by the community, as well as templates that can be purchased from other sites, which are of excellent quality.
Drupal also offers templates with responsive design, ensuring that your site looks correct on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Here too, the possibilities are limitless, and almost any site design can be transferred to Drupal.
Nevertheless, our recommendation in terms of cost-effectiveness is generally to try to buy an existing theme and make adjustments if necessary.
#4 Drupal integrates with other platforms
Through various modules, we can connect Drupal with other platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp, Mercado Pago, PayPal.
You can generate login boxes, subscription forms, or choose payment options. You can also promote your content on social media.
In this sense, you will find Drupal to be a valid option when you need to connect with other platforms and further enhance its functionality.
#5 Drupal has advanced role and permission control
This is particularly useful when it is necessary to limit tasks to specific types of users. In Drupal, roles and permissions are defined, facilitating the administration, editing, and publishing of content for each person who accesses the site.
In this regard, we find great flexibility in user management and the tasks that each person can perform.
#6 Drupal is multilingual
With the help of certain modules, we have extensive support and functionality for developing a site in multiple languages.
Right from the start, you can define the installation language and then expand the content to other languages during development.
One site we developed in this manner was El Mirasol, which is currently
available in four languages.
#7 Drupal is SEO-friendly
Not only does it generate pages with well-formed code, tags, HTML architecture, etc., but it also has modules to help with URL structure, meta tags, integration with analytics, sitemap generation, and more, which are important for optimizing search engine rankings.
#8 Drupal allows for a variety of content types
One of my favorite aspects is the tremendous possibilities this brings.
From the beginning, you can create different types of content, each with its respective fields, providing autonomy during development and subsequently in the management of information.
Here's an example:
We can have a content type called "Event" with the following fields:
- Start date and end date
Another content type called "Institutional":
Another content type called "Gallery":
And so on, depending on the general information to be included in the development.
Each content type is independent, and this is fantastic because it allows you to manage information in every possible way.
So far, we have shared the benefits we have found when using Drupal over other CMSs. Seven years of experience have led us to choose this option for all our developments.
Your search may not end here, and you may need to continue reading about different options, advantages, and disadvantages.
Nevertheless, we invite you to ask your questions, and we can send you a work proposal for your consideration in the execution of your project.
Beyond the technology and the final provider you choose, we welcome you to the fascinating world of Drupal and look forward to working with you soon.