Drupal - The Best CMS You're Not Using
March 10, 2016

Drupal - The Best CMS You're Not Using

Kelly Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Drupal

In a previous position, we used Drupal for our website and built Drupal sites for clients. We found Drupal to be more secure, manageable, customizable and [provided a more] rock solid performance than WordPress sites that were used in the past.
  • Drupal is extremely customizable. If you have a little bit of programming know how, the root files can be edited to fit the need of a project. The modules (plug-ins) off modular expansion.
  • Drupal is fast and loads pages faster than WordPress or Joomla. It also uses less system resources than the other two CMS platforms.
  • Drupal is technically advanced. Many find this intimidating, but in reality, if you want more out of the CMS instead of loading it down with plugins, programming directly in pages, the logical, modular layout of building the site is amazing.
  • Drupal is flexible. It can be used for a simple blog or an enterprise ecommerce store. Drupal has the power and sophistication to do it all.
  • With Drupal 8, a lot of the issues with Drupal have been fixed or moving in the right direction. Examples were mobile readiness, responsive design, more user friendly building of websites.
  • Drupal has reduced the amount of support calls with its solid performance. Have not had a single hack, database failure or file failure like I have with WordPress and Joomla. This reduces downtime and frustration for the client.
  • Drupal has allowed several enterprise ecommerce clients to easily incorporate multilingual sites that work flawlessly. This increases sales worldwide by presenting the website in the customers native language without issue.
  • SEO and Drupal go hand in hand. We used Drupal as our company website utilizing the SEO friendly structure.
Drupal has the best community and support system of any other CMS that I have used. Drupal is more flexible from A-Z including installation, building and customizing the CMS. The only other (free) CMS that is close, in my opinion, is Dot Net Nuke.
This is what makes Drupal great. It has the power to do as little or as much as you need it.

In my opinion, Drupal is best suited for:
- Corporate websites
- Ecommerce
- Multi site setups
- Blogs

Drupal is less appropriate for:
- Simple, one page sites
- Anyone who wants to put up a site in 5 mins and call it a day
- Anyone who does not want to take the time to learn about their CMS

Drupal Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions