Drupal is content management software built in PHP, it is used by a vast number of websites worldwide from corporate, political and governmental sites to personal blogs. Overall more than 2.3% of websites use the platform for back-end support, but it can also provide systems with knowledge management and business collaboration.
Rudimentary features of content management systems are included in the standard release Drupal Core, which once installed can serve as a basic website, single-/multi- user bog, internet forum, or a community website supporting user-generated content. Whilst off the shelf themes are available, we tend to build our own custom Drupal themes.
Even though programming skills are not needed for the installation and general maintenance of the framework, a more advanced API for developers is still provided. The software fits the standard feature requirements for web frameworks compared to similar programs and it is easily accessible as it only requires a computing platform that can support PHP and a storage database.
Drupal evolved into an open source project in 2001 and gained recognition in 2003 after working on “DeanSpace” for a candidate in the US Democratic Party. It provided open source sharing to support a communications network over 50 individual websites aiding Howard Dean ’s campaign. This kickstarted Drupal’s popularity and by 2013 its services were offered through hundreds of different sellers on the website.
By the beginning of 2018 Drupal grew to over 1.3 million members and
is globally recognised as one of the largest open-source communities, it
can therefore offer thousands of free modules and themes to help users
build structured content for dynamic web sites.
Our development teams have used Drupal on a number of projects in the
past and would be happy to discuss any potential projects you have in
mind for the platform.
Do you have a project built in Drupal that you’d like to migrate to another platform? Or do you have something you’d like moved over to Drupal? Check out our list of migrations for more details about how we work.