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When and Why You Should Prefer Choosing Drupal as Your CMS?

Sep 14th 2015 at 5:25 AM

Apart from WordPress, Drupal content management system is widely used for developing robust sites. In fact, Drupal is the first choice as a CMS for enterprise level websites, which can be attributed to the hard work that the Drupal's community put into finding and avoiding security loopholes. What's more, it is an open-source CMS software and free to use. That's not it! There are several other reasons that make Drupal a preferred option among webmasters for developing websites.

 

Through this article I'll make you understand some of the biggest reasons as to why you should consider building a Drupal powered site.

 

1. Excellent Community Support

First and foremost, Drupal community provides much-needed support to users via several sources, including chat (IRC), in Drupal events, forums, etc. As a matter of fact, Drupal community members help provide hands on assistance with hosting your site, or any Drupal services. In a nutshell, you don't need to go through much hassle to get in touch with community members, and they can also be found easily across social media networks.

2. It's a Scalable Platform

While it's true that WordPress helps in creating websites of all sorts and shapes. However, when it comes to developing a site containing hundreds of thousands of pages, you may find it hard to manage your WP site. However, Drupal is enormously scalable and can help you manage large-sized sites with ease. Many highest-trafficked and niche websites across the world run on Drupal, such as whitehouse.gov, ibtimes, examiner.com and many more.

3. It Can Be Easily Extended, For Free

You can find thousands of free-to-use modules on the official Drupal site (i.e. drupal.org). These modules give the ability to build amazing websites even when you have little or no coding knowledge. They are basically well-documented API, allowing you to improve your own programming skills through custom code. In essence, Drupal modules help in extending your website functionality.

4. Makes Customization a Hassle-free Process

If you have been planning to customize your existing Drupal site, or would like to create a new website from scratch using PSD to Drupal theme conversion, the core code of the Drupal platform is capable of handling all kinds of website customization aspects competently. In fact, it lets you mold things in your site the way you deem perfect.

 

5. Taxonomy

Helps Organize Website Content

Drupal comes packed with a powerful category system (i.e. taxonomy), allowing users to organize their content and tag them as efficiently as possible. You can limit the categories of each group to some particular content types. While you can tag freely as you would do on a WordPress site, but unlike the WordPress CMS, you can use the content types for customizing the tagging options in a Drupal site.

6. Helps in Building Search Engine Optimized Sites

Lastly, Drupal enables to build SEO-friendly site, by rendering capabilities to users such as making required tweaks that help make it easy for search engine bots to crawl your website content, and index them in the SERPs (Search engine results page).

Conclusion

With many different CMS systems out there, choosing a suitable one becomes an overwhelming task. Possibly, you may prefer working with the WordPress content management system observing its ever-increasing popularity, but remember that popularity alone cannot help you select the right CMS ideal for your project needs.

In case, you have been pondering about developing an enterprise level site or a large-scale company website, Drupal CMS will best suit your needs. Reading the aforementioned key benefits of Drupal will give you a better idea about opting for this CMS.

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