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Is Drupal Content Management System right for your Business?

Drupal is an open source content management system that enables the entrepreneurs to organize, manage and publish content with various options for customization and also out of box web content development. Drupal 8 is the latest iteration of the software. In Drupal, Software is licensed for fee to universal access as it is open source community. If the user is looking for the custom software add-ons and choose to make their software enhancements available to others, they must freely share it with open source community.

The open source community is integrated with hundreds of thousands of software developers who actively collaborate with one another—but this open collaboration and communication is on a high technical level. It does not necessarily translate into end-user support for the web content development. For this latter purpose, it may be necessary for the users to procure the service of a 3rd party consultant.

Drupal Content Management System

The system enables the users to create content in an editor in a single place. Users can browse to a web page, select their content and edit it directly. With Drupal, one can track all changes with a history who performed what action and when. This is especially useful for the organizations that have multiple editors as well as those who need to maintain a detailed history of the content improvising.

The Drupal content management system also helps the user to create the workflow for all their content processes. Users can also manage roles and actions as well as establish user permissions. When the users creates content, Drupal organizes it by defining the content elements and by tagging content based on its attributes. The Drupal 8 CMS supports responsive design best practices and ensures that the users get the seamless digital experience regardless of the device they’re using. It also integrates easily with a wide ecosystem of a digital marketing technology and other business applications. Drupal can also connect content to other websites and applications.

Adopters of Drupal often use the system in marketing applications for the website developing, creating multichannel digital experiences, e-commerce and shopping, and the ability to integrate web content with a variety of 3rd party digital marketing tools and technologies. Its strength is in its open interfaces, which can link into broad ecosystem of software systems and application.

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Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Drupal CMS

 

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Reasons why Drupal should be used instead of PHP

Drupal is important and there is no doubt about it. The United States government has adopted Drupal to the highest level. Obviously moving to the other functionalities, the new language would be a herculean task; but what if the new language is the version of the old language. What if Drupal dumped PHP and began working on its own version?

Here are some of the reasons to use Drupal instead of PHP

Improved development process: Core Drupal developers do understand the large-scale high distributed software development. With some research, it was found that the new methodologies laid out for the Drupal 8 in the same way PHP is developed.

PHP’s methodology is the choice made by the core developers. It is generally boon for them and results are amazing. Many individuals are quite used to with this process over the years as it gives kind of stability. In the IRC discussion, it was revealed that in the keynote Dries announced that the process that the stability of PHP is now broken and proposed a new system that will keep the pace of development and also ensured that they are moving in the right direction.

Drupal Development

Tailor-made language

Many PHP developers do not compile PHP manually. On Linux, however, it is not that much difficult. You can easily make some instance of PHP that is customized for your server while poking around. You can make the use of modules. As soon as the modules are moved into the core, it is harder to remove them just in case if you do not need. If Drupal forked PHP, you can remove everything you don’t need. This would result into smaller binary as there are fewer features in it and fewer ways to compromise.

Tighter integration between language and application

After removing all the modules for PHP Drupal modules are added. These modules would take the selected pieces of Drupal core and move them to language itself. As of such, it would not benefit with the speed but the parts that are processor intensive would benefit from the speed of C. Very selective integration of Drupal language into the base language would provide speed improvements not available in any other way.

Conclusion

Nobody has suggested that Drupal community should fork PHP. The loss to Drupal and a Drupal community would far overweigh the loss to the PHP community. However, this article may pause you with the hope to think for a minute regarding Drupal. Given that Drupal developers don’t consider themselves PHP developers, the only problem would be migrating hosts to the new version of the language. That is not so much a problem as it is a business opportunity.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2016 in Drupal CMS, Technology

 

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Drupal 7 vs. Drupal 8 for the next web

Drupal is the open source content management system and is used in developing the websites and application. Drupal is developed with the amazing features such as, excellent security, easy content management, reliable performance and more. Drupal’s flexibility is one of the core principal that makes Drupal very much unique. Its versatile tools helps to create user friendly content and SEO-friendly websites with the help of Drupal modules and plugins. Additionally it has got some outlandish themes which aids you in customizing the content presentation of your website for the dynamic web experience.

Currently, there are 2 versions in Drupal: Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. It is always good to use the upgraded versions, but Drupal 7 should also be considered for developing the website for your online business. Let’s have a look on some pros and cons of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8.

Drupal Development

Drupal 7: Drupal 7 was born in 2009 and today, it is supporting 1 million+ websites. When Drupal 6 was upgraded with Drupal 7, it gave the new way of thinking with the good arena of an enterprise development framework. Platform of Drupal 7 is highly durable for the powerful web development solution. Drupal 7, being very much stable for developing the websites, it also have a highly documented frameworks with the sets of modules. Drupal 7, generally, stores configuration in the database, together with content. Only a little subset of configuration is read from PHP files.

Hence, if you are looking for the stable, flexible and reliable websites, than you should consider using Drupal 7 platform.

Drupal 8: With the release of Drupal 8 in 2015, it gave the significant evolution in the platform comparing to the other versions. What makes the Drupal 8 unique is that, it is also object oriented programming with several Symfony2 components. Developers can curve the good knowledge with the development of Drupal 8. However, in Drupal 8 set of modules may not be available atleast the needs for your website. Projects that depend on the modules and plugins of Drupal 7 needs to think twice for using Drupal 8. On other side of the coin, Drupal 8 has inbuilt some exciting features that makes your website look attractive as well as SEO-friendly. Some core inbuilt modules of Drupal are native mobile, multi lingual support and other similar modulus.

There are many noticeable upgrades in Drupal administrative workflow. Major improvements are found in management interface design which is boon for the content managers. For best results, one should consult professional Drupal Development Company, having substantial experience in development and project management.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2016 in Technology

 

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