Drupal PHP App


by Drupal

Content Management Framework written in PHP
Helps with: PHP
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Source Type: Open
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Languages: Other

What is it all about?

Drupal is a free open-source content-management framework written in PHP. It's a content management system (CMS) that allows free construction and management of websites and other network applications (such as smartphone apps).

Provides for self-management of site structure and content.

Provides a ready-made software components, and a set of rules to regulate and allow an extension with code.

It's easier to customize components—views, lists, blocks, admin tools, and more

Key Features

Drupal is content management software. It's used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. But what sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences need. It's also a great choice for creating integrated digital frameworks. You can extend it with any one, or many, of thousands of add-ons. Modules expand Drupal's functionality. Themes let you customize your content's presentation. Distributions are packaged Drupal bundles you can use as starter-kits. Mix and match these components to enhance Drupal's core abilities. Or, integrate Drupal with external services and other applications in your infrastructure. No other content management software is this powerful and scalable. The Drupal project is open source software. Anyone can download, use, work on, and share it with others. It's built on principles like collaboration, globalism, and innovation. It's distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). There are no licensing fees, ever. Drupal will always be free.


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Why You Should Use Drupal to Build Your Next Website

Why You Should Use Drupal to Build Your Next Website

By Ivan Ray | 6/22/2016 | Product Analysis |Beginners

When choosing a CMS for your website, most people consider three options: WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. And these three have a lot in common:


  • They’re all free and open source software licensed under GPL.
  • They’re all community driven projects.
  • All three of them are written primarily in PHP.
  • They all support MySQL as their database management system.
  • All three of them use themes and templates for the visual appearance of sites, and plugins, modules, or extensions for extending features.


But despite all the similarities, these three systems also have significant differences. And when you look at those differences, it’s easy to see why Drupal is the best CMS to use when building a stable, secure, and flexible website.


So what advantages does Drupal have over WordPress and Joomla.


First and foremost, Drupal has enterprise level security and site scalability built it. The White House uses Drupal for its website because it’s that secure. Almost any two-bit hacker can easily hack into WordPress and most consider it a challenge. Joomla is slightly more secure than WordPress but it's not on the same level as Drupal. You can improve the security of WordPress and Joomla but you need to some modifications in order to do so.


Second, when it comes to performance, Drupal easily beats the other two. Drupal websites have faster response times and their pages load faster. It’s also the most technically advanced of the three. Drupal doesn’t use as many system resources as WordPress. It offers more flexibility, more themes and more plugins than Joomla.


Last but not the least, Drupal can support anything. It’s really powerful. Whether you’re building a one-page static site or a website that's used by thousands of people at the same time, you can build it with Drupal. Drupal’s functionality is also hardier than WordPress or Joomla when it comes to web projects that require user permissions. It also has more flexibility when it comes to API development.


Make Way for Drupal 8


Despite Drupal’s advantages when it comes to stability, security, scalability and flexibility, most people are still wary of this CMS mainly because it’s harder to use.


Compared to WordPress and Joomla, Drupal is hard to use. It requires a lot of technical proficiency. And compared to WordPress, there aren’t as many Drupal themes or plugins in the market today.


But with the introduction of Drupal 8, we’re starting to see a shift. And the improvements of this version have definitely made content management more enjoyable, efficient and flexible.


Compared to Drupal 6 and 7, Drupal 8 has 200 new features and a lot of the popular Drupal 7 modules have been ported into Drupal 8’s core. This means you won’t need as many plugins to customize your sites all while allowing more flexibility in website development.


Drupal 8 is also a lot easier to use compared to previous versions. It has introduced a WYSIWG editor to its core, making it easier to use, even for non-technical website editors. There’s also in place editing, which allows you to edit content from the front-end of your website, so you can see right away how the changes look even before you implement them.


Drupal 8 is also built to be mobile-friendly & responsive out of the box. This means your Drupal website will run more efficiently on tablets and smartphones and will have an improved site administration experience. It’s expected that with Drupal 8 there would be a better front-end performance across all devices with more efficient caching of entities, smarter JavaScript loading, faster loading, more responsive images, and more.


Other enhancements introduced into the 8th version of Drupal include multilingual features, an improved version of HTML5 with all the major coding extensions, and a speedier framework for improved file uploading and storage, web page transitions and navigation of drop down menus.


In addition to being technically powerful and flexible, Drupal is now also becoming more user friendly, so you don’t have to limit yourself to whichever option is easiest to use. With Drupal, your next website will be faster, better, and easier to build than ever before.

By Ivan Ray | 6/22/2016 | Product Analysis

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