Used correctly, Drupal is the best CMF on the market.
February 26, 2016

Used correctly, Drupal is the best CMF on the market.

Guillermo Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Drupal

We are an internet based media company delivering web content around health and wellness. Drupal is used by the editorial staff to create and curate the content. The engineering team extends Drupal's out of the box capabilities by creating additional modules.
  • The community of developers is Drupal's biggest strength. The ability to reach out to others to get help and advice is invaluable.
  • Form creation. Building forms to enter content is really straightforward and simple. The system does most of the work.
  • It's highly extensible. The sky is the limit with Drupal. The question is not can we do something, the questions are when do you need it and how much are you willing to pay for it.
  • The biggest issue Drupal has is that the rendering engines are slow. You almost certainly have to have a CDN if you want any type of user registration on your site.
  • The second issue for me is that there are many ways to do things. There are of course the standard ways, but there are no real ways to enforce those standards. I feel like sometimes people build inefficient code and then blame Drupal for the slowness.
  • The ability to just get content out to the users is the only true ROI for us. We don't sell products, we sell usable, dependable ideas and we rely on Drupal to allow us to get the content out as quickly as possible. Furthermore Drupal is free so any money we make from the content is 100% profit, except of course that we have to host the site some place, but that is not Drupal specific.
Drupal is better than all of these other products 10 times over simply because you can do anything that those other products can do and so much more. You'd need a combination of those products to do what Drupal can do all on its own. Each of those products have inherent limitations where Drupal doesn't.
When used correctly, and adhering to the standards it's the most robust and powerful system that can build almost anything. The question is not, can we build it, Bob the builder says yes we can! The questions are by when do you need it and how much are you willing to pay?

Drupal Feature Ratings

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

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