What is Drupal?

Hello, today we want to tell you what is Drupal, it's main properties and functions. If you need to create a website, you can easily use this helper, which does not require you a lot of time on programming and design.

Drupal - is a CMS, which stands for content management system. It can be used to build website for the Internet. This system is fully open by the GPL license. Since Drupal is free to use, it's writing can be done by any engineer. The system is free, but, moreover, feature rich. CMS is written in PHP and stores all data using a relational table. It supports PostgreSQL, MySQL and other types of databases.

Let's briefly review the history of how the content management system was created. The creator is the Belgian who began development in 2000. Originally, this project was used to create a site for small town, students had ability to communicate with each other. Over time, this site began to unite people on this resource in terms of web programming. This website was registered on the domain drop.org, which meant a drop of water. In 2001, the creator decided to publish the source code for the Drupal CMS system. And transferred it to the domain drupal.org, which is still the main site of the company even today.

Since, the system was open for general use, curious and interested programmers began to be engaged in the development. At present, nearly 50 programmers are working on making new releases. Also, they send their modules or corrections. Such support keeps the whole system alive. If the programmer sees an issue, he sends fixes that will be necessarily taken into account. The system is a very powerful and has about 7,000 additional modules currently.

Next, we will show what are the most important features of the Drupal system.

The first thing to note is, of course, the modular system. Drupal has many components for building functional design of your web site. With modules, you can create a project that is right for you. Also, if you need, you can use more than one module, and combine several. If your ideas require custom programming, then this is not an issue since you can extend system for your self.

The site may contain different content, so you can adjust the type of your data. It will be easy to make your site in the form of a blog, forum, social network, online store, catalog and any other kind of Internet resource. That can be quite simply achieved by the Drupal system. As well, this CMS makes it easy to fill your site with video and photo content. Capabilities of the system allow you to create your own data fields.

The visual design structure does not make you to be connected to the presence created by developers. You can change the style of your website and make it comfortable as you like it personally.

Drupal contains optimization for search engines. Therefore, a site created with its help will rank well in search engines, since it supports all modern standards.

By using CMS, you can give your users and developers of roles with which they will sue to access different functionality of your website.

Technical features of the system are:

- unified taxonomy of the site;

- search over site content, including taxonomy and users;

- various properties for headings and site structure;

- restriction of roles;

- the creation of multi-function menu;

- support of XML formats;

- support for human readable links;

- the ability to translate data on the user and administrative pages into different languages;

- you can have as a built-in templates and professionally developed graphical themes;

- receive notifications and easy upgrade for new releases of the system or modules.

The system is maintained at more than 100 languages, including English. Drupal uses its own mechanism for localization and translation storage in the database. Taxonomy system allows you to create any number of thematic categories for the site content and match them with the modules.

The implications are clear, Drupal content management system definitely deserves your attention. After all, with its help, you can easily turn all your requirements for your web project. Make site design and choose the desired functionality without much efforts. Give users and developers roles and connect the required modules that are necessary for building your project. By using the Drupal CMS, you will not be indifferent to it.

Best regards, DYAMAR Engineering.


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