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Drupal review by <span>Emilee C.</span>
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Flexible CMS for a website/app of any size

What do you like best?

As an agency who builds websites constantly, we've found that Drupal gives us the most flexibility to be creative and design stunning websites that are also technically sound and easy to manage on the back end.

What do you dislike?

There honestly aren't many things that we can complain about.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is open source and comes with a large community of help. We would high recommend giving it a second look when considering a CMS for your website!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clients come to us with ugly websites that their IT department alone can manage. Building Drupal sites gives our clients a robust CMS that they can easily maintain and manage on their own. We perform updates periodically, but for the most part can remain pretty hands off if the client wants to run with their new site. Additionally, we have the ability to create virtually anything that our clients as in terms of functionality. This makes us look like rockstars and our clients thrilled with their site/app.

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Drupal review by <span>Ian C.</span>
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Complex CMS but highly extensible

What do you like best?

Drupal is great for building and managing websites that require custom content types and workflows. It provides built-in, GUI-based, functionality for creating content types, workflow rules, and other custom content management requirements. Drupal has has a strong built-in user management system. It's more of a framework of GUI-based tools that allow you to more quickly extend it for your requirements. Drupal also offers a well-developed API for extending the system. It's add-on ecosystem is also better managed then some other CMS. Powerful command line tools are also available to make operational management tasks (such as upgrades, sync'ing from dev to production, etc) much easier. The Views module is exceptionally useful for knitting together tables of data that draw on the fields on distinct content types.

What do you dislike?

Some of it's management features are not as slick on the front-end as WordPress. For example, upgrading modules is most easily done using command line tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is a steeper learning curve if you've never worked with it before. It really is more of a blend between a framework with API's and CMS. It's critical to understand your requirements first and determine whether to invest the development resources to implement a Drupal site. I highly recommend using Pantheon of Acquia to spin up a free dev site to learn about Drupal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to build several websites that utilize many custom content types (content that have many unique fields within the type). It's extensible nature allowed us to easily integrate with third-party, hosted systems and pull/push data to those systems.

What Web Content Management solution do you use?

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Drupal review by <span>Agata L.</span>
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The most robust system

What do you like best?

The versatility is the best. From small, single-page blogs to e-shops to complex portals - Drupal can do it all. As an editor, I value how many options it gives me to present the content I want to share and if I have an authorization, the easiness of adding new options.

What do you dislike?

In most of the cases, it's not the platform for total beginners. You can make almost anything from Drupal, but with help of an experienced developer. But hey, we have found a solution! :)

And, as most of the open source solutions, you are responsible for updating your software. The company that develops the platform can make some amendments to make it safer, but It's your responsibility to install all of the patches.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a lot of comparisons on the Internet between different platforms. Of course, if an agency is better with Wordpress, it will say Wordpress is better. If their specialization is Joomla or Sitecore, those platforms would win. The truth is that there is no one, clear response which one is better - sorry! You have to evaluate the options on your own considering the strongest of your needs. Drupal, however, has a lot of "trial" options. You may want to build a demo of your product and see if it's ok. Also, there are many distribution versions that can help you with it, i.e. Droopler or Thunder

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of our problems and problems of our business partners are solved with Drupal. We developed our own webpage od Rupal and it is our best advertisement. Instead of writing countless lines of code, e can build complex web pages like from Lego bricks - ready modules spare a lot of the time and prevent reinventing the wheel, again and again.

Drupal review by <span>James B.</span>
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Over complicated CMS with very little flexibility

What do you like best?

This is quite hard to write something which was best. I think the search functionality for membership type sites was pretty advanced however you could easily in another CMS build the same functionality 3 times quicker. The admin area is ok

What do you dislike?

The system has poor online support. You will need a full stack developer to administrate and manage the code and updates. You need multiple plugins to get simple functionality to work. The updates of the core are also a minefield and you have to be very careful when upgrading.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will need to have on going support and have a very good understanding of the folder structure and template structures. You also need to research heavily the plugins and sub dependant plugins which you will need to have to make a simple function work. The updates are also a minefield. E-Commerce as well is particular bad. There is a plugin but support is about 2 to 3 years out of date

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drupal solved a problem I had where I wanted to combine a search based on multiple filters and then outputting the information into a lightbox. I also need a smart way to manage the company information in the backend. One really good function I was able to do is work with Affiliate links, I was able to pull in 30 to 40 feeds and upto 15000 lines of data every 15 minutes and convert them to posts to form a sports news website.

Drupal review by <span>Christopher B.</span>
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Robust Open Source That is Ready When You Are

What do you like best?

The Drupal developer community is really what makes Drupal the CMS it is today. If there is a business need or problem chances are the Drupal community already tackled it in multiple variations. Businesses and organizations just need to ask them selves if they are ready to invest in Drupal and if the answer is yes, then the choice is pretty clear. Drupal is a robust and well thought out and fast moving CMS, expect rapid change and updates and plan for it. The CLI tool called Drush is an industry best which no organization should do without. Remarkable performance can be achieved when the correct hosting is realized. Themeing a Drupal site is a joy when the right base theme is created or selected. The end result of a finished product is a website/product and backing CMS that will run near flawlessly for years on end.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve for developers (arrays of doom) and end users is a bit jagged, but not impossible, at it's core Drupal is remarkably simple and powerful. Versions 6 and 7 are stable beyond expectation, version 8 is rapidly becoming the way forward, but still needs some major work in certain areas (media module). Organizations do have an up front development cost which might be too steep and without in house expertise in one area or another it may look like the least likely of candidates for CMS selection.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be ready to make significant investment in staffing hours to support Drupal or select from one of the many 3rd party development/hosting/support vendors that are widely available .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Establishing web presence and expanding and extending enterprise level services to the public.

Drupal review by <span>Jaclyn M.</span>
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Great way to add features to your website

What do you like best?

It provides a way for someone to easily make updates to a site without knowing HTML. Someone can create a basic site in Drupal for someone else, and that person only needs to click "edit" to make instant changes to any page. It also allows for vast customization of a website, including almost any feature you can think of just by installing a module.

What do you dislike?

It can take a while to learn. Someone who already knows HTML, and/or is comfortable with new technology should not have a problem. But tech novices may find it too difficult. You also need to plan for regularly updating the software, as there are frequent security patches in Drupal that need to be installed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When using Drupal, be prepared to spend quite a bit of time learning how it works, and playing around with the features. You have to think of Drupal more in terms of a database, made up of individual pieces of content called "nodes," rather than in terms of a static site made up of individual pages. You'll also need to complete several setup tasks at the beginning, such as choosing a theme (or downloading/installing a different theme), filling in the site title/slogan/logo, and deciding what features and modules are important for the site to have.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drupal gave us the ability to incorporate extra features into our site, including a blog and an event calendar. It also allowed us to have a nice-looking site without having to have a professional designer.

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