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Drupal

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December 29, 2010    
 
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  • Windows Server
  • Linux Server

Drupal is a Content Management System Software (Open Source) for Linux/Windows servers created by The Drupal Association.

Intricate Web Detailing with Drupal

Drupal Product Summary

The Internet is now an established home for those who are either developers, or just people who are making a living via the World Wide Web. It seems that today’s  iGeneration has also developed a way by which you can make your mark on earth, and that is by personalizing some of your individual social networking sites or blogs. A software that gives you the freedom to do this is the Drupal. At first, it could be quite difficult to build your dream page with all the bells and whistles, since you will literally be staring with a small, blank canvas. Fortunately, the Drupal software has employed in its service the use of wizard tools and markers, which will help you tweak the site, and give you tips to further improve it. Unlike other CMS devices, the Drupal gives you the freedom you need to create your preferred design by allowing you to install files and applications. The Drupal is not only limited to networking sites, but it can also be utilized to modify business and general web pages.

Drupal Features

The Drupal does not have a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Interface, and therefore will require you to go to module storehouses to purchase everything you will need to start your web designing. These software extensions are very important if you want to extend the scope and ability of your page. Take note that you cannot do much with a blank canvas, and these modules will allow you to add images, music, and layouts to your page. If you don’t like the idea of purchasing online, there are some sites that will allow you to download these extensions and applications for free.

Drupal User Interface

There will be no need to open two or more tabs to edit the front and back portion of your content management system. Drupal allows you to modify them both in one page with the use of a menu at the top part of your browser. This will let you manage the contents of your site, its themes, background layouts, etc. without difficulty. There is also a special feature that will automatically give you the reports of your page via email or directly while you are editing your site. If you have a strong Internet connection, it will search for system updates without notifying you, and download it into your browser.

Drupal Software Review


Drupal prioritizes its users by giving them full support by providing smoke and sandbox tests that come in the form of plug-ins, extensions, or downloads. These will ensure that everything is working properly inside your page, and that it is secure from hackers and phishing schemes. The software features a Multi-site Manager, which allows you to handle several sites at once without the need to register many times when changes are detected. Each Drupal program varies from user to user, since the software depends on the module and applications that one has purchased or downloaded. These rarely come at a high price, and some are available to the public for free.

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After finding that other CMS programs just didn't have the flexibility I needed, I tried Drupal and I'm really glad that I did. Not only is it free (thank you, open source developers) but it can do just about anything you want without knowing extensive PHP or HTML coding. The biggest drawback is that the actual program is very barebones, although the recent release did improve on that. It took me ages to find just the right extensions and add-ons to make my site look and act the way I wanted it to. One thing that was really helpful to me is that there is a very passionate group of people out there so it's easy to get opinions and assistance when you need to figure something out.
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Reviewed by ellenj December 02, 2011
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Great CMS but may take a while to get your site the way you want it

After finding that other CMS programs just didn't have the flexibility I needed, I tried Drupal and I'm really glad that I did. Not only is it free (thank you, open source developers) but it can do just about anything you want without knowing extensive PHP or HTML coding. The biggest drawback is that the actual program is very barebones, although the recent release did improve on that. It took me ages to find just the right extensions and add-ons to make my site look and act the way I wanted it to. One thing that was really helpful to me is that there is a very passionate group of people out there so it's easy to get opinions and assistance when you need to figure something out.

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