Drupal is one of the web’s leading content management systems, providing a robust architecture that allows for nearly unlimited growth. It is one of the largest open source software projects, rigorously maintained and continually improved by a global community of tens of thousands of developers.
- Free – no licensing fee
- Stable and secure
- Powerful and versatile content architecture
- Enhanced functionality with thousands of modules
- Password-protected access for authorized users
- Extensive user role and permissions hierarchy
Drupal powers many high-profile websites, including NBC (nbc.com), Tesla (tesla.com), the Weather Channel (weather.com), the Emmy Awards (emmys.com), Whole Foods (wholefoodsmarket.com), the White House (whitehouse.gov), the EPA (epa.gov), and NASA (nasa.gov).
As a website owner, you don't have to understand how the code works. But you should be aware of your options and the consequences of choosing one platform over another.
You can try to build a website on your own. There are inexpensive and even free services with simple templates that might serve your organization's purpose. But if your needs grow, will the platform provide expanded capabilities? And how much time and effort do you want to invest in experimenting with all of that?
Or you can purchase a proprietary content management solution. But then you are locked in. Will the software developer continue to exist throughout your involvement with their custom product? Will they continue to invest in improving the product? What are their procedures for ongoing testing and security?
We build with Drupal because it offers a modular structure that facilitates rapid development while also providing flexibility to customize. It is supported by a huge and growing community of really smart people. And it is trusted by preeminent institutions and the biggest names in business.