Drupal Can Be Used By a Non-Developer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated July 07, 2015

Drupal Can Be Used By a Non-Developer

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Drupal 7

Overall Satisfaction with Drupal

  • Extremely flexible - You can do almost anything with modules.
  • We use modules for things like SEO and for customizing the look and feel of the website / creating customized views. We use WordPress for our blog, and the difference here is striking: WordPress has very few of these kinds of third-party tools available.
  • I use the Blocks module a lot which enables me to work on boxes of content that can be displayed in regions on a webpage. This capability is important, because it enables me to work on content without having to know any complex coding so that I can work independently with no dependency on our developer. I also use a Dashboard module and another module called NodeQueue that allows me to manage things like press releases, articles in the news, banners, etc.
  • Drupal is an open-source platform with a very active community and there are very many resources available online in forums etc. The various forums are very active and are a great resource for getting answers to technical questions.
  • Can be more complicated to use than Joomla or other CMS tools so you need a developer or third party on your team.
  • The great flexibility offered by modules also has a downside in that it can be difficult to manage all of these components. It would be very difficult to manage a Drupal site without access to an experienced in-house or third-party developer resource . I rely heavily on our developer to help not just with coding, but also best-practice advice, maintenance etc.
  • Needs better design interface and usability: The issue here is that the platform does not really have a WYSIWYG text editor. It is necessary to have at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS style sheets to make the site look the way you want. More could be done here to make the tools easier to use without requiring technical expertise.
  • Drastically allowed us to improve the look and functionality of our website resulting in higher traffic and more conversions

Drupal Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
6
Code quality / cleanliness
4
Admin section
8
Page templates
8
Library of website themes
Not Rated
Mobile optimization / responsive design
6
Publishing workflow
9
Form generator
Not Rated
Content taxonomy
Not Rated
SEO support
7
Bulk management
Not Rated
Availability / breadth of extensions
Not Rated
Community / comment management
Not Rated
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
9

Using Drupal

We are happy with Drupal.