5 reasons to choose Drupal for your website

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Having successfully delivered more than twenty projects using Drupal, we think it is great, and feedback from our customers says they agree. Here’s five reasons why we continue to recommend it.

1. Maintainability

With Drupal, adding and editing content is as easy as you need it to be. Users with no knowledge of HTML can easily write articles, while skilled users are accommodated too.

Search engines love fresh content, so it makes sense to use a platform that makes it easy for you and your users to create it. Whether your content management system requirements involve multimedia – images, audio and video – or ordinary text, Drupal provides the tools.

And if your need is for complex structured data, such as product entries in catalogues, Drupal is up to that job, too. There’s a Drupal module called CCK (Content Construction Kit) which helps you build input forms and control the way entries are displayed.

2. Reliability

Drupal is noted for its reliability. The code that it runs on is in constant use on tens of thousands of sites around the world. And because it’s fully open source, when problems do occur it’s much easier to track them down and fix them. There’s a very active community of users helping each other to improve the performance and reliability of their sites.

And for your further peace of mind, Drupal has a deserved reputation as one of the most secure content management systems available, and a dedicated team work continuously to keep it that way.

3. Adaptability: Drupal modules

Drupal is used for sites ranging from small non-profit organisations to major media corporations. The software is readily adaptable to a wide range of needs including event management, e-commerce, discussion groups and article publishing. (It can even be used to build Facebook applications).

Drupal has a modular construction. Thousands of developers have contributed to the wide range of Drupal modules available, meaning you have a fantastic choice of ways to put a site together, to meet practically every requirement.

4. Customisability: Drupal themes

A Drupal site can be very easy on the eye. And as these great-looking sites show, one Drupal site can look very different from any other.

Drupal’s look is controlled through “themes”: sets of code templates which enable you to control every aspect of a site’s appearance. There are many Drupal themes available off-the-shelf, or you can have a new one created to meet your own precise requirements.

5. Value

Drupal is free, and it comes with a lot of functionality built in, so you are getting great value right from the start. What’s more, the Drupal module architecture is designed to make adding new features and other customisation easy for the developer, so the effort involved in these tasks is kept to a minimum.

To learn more about Drupal and its suitability for your needs or to get a quote for your Drupal project, use our contact form or ring 07783 386951.

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