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December 13, 2017

If you love happy, giddy developers...

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Drupal

Drupal hosts our main public website, which has hundreds of thousands of users visit it monthly. It is being used by the marketing department and we chose it for its flexibility and ease of use. We were stuck with an old CMS that was rigid and a pain to work with. Our developers hated it and it prevented us from being nimble. Drupal solves those problems for us.
  • Drupal separates data from presentation, which is very important when you are trying to build a website. It is great at letting the back end developers focus on data structure and the front end focus on presentation.
  • You can change anything you need to, or find someone who already has. Since its open source you can find a developer who can help you with a problem.
  • Its been around for a long time and there are many mods that have been created to solve many problems.
  • It can be daunting to a developer who has no experience with Drupal at first. There is a learning curve and it may not be for everyone.
  • Because there are so many choices for mods and add-ons its hard to pick which ones are the best.
  • There are not as many people with Drupal 8 experience out there even though its been over a year since its release.
  • It has had a positive impact on out development process by reducing and simplifying it significantly.
  • Drupal provides very easy editing so its had a positive effect on our publishing process.
  • Drupal hosted on AWS is very fast and this has had provided a positive user experience.
We evaluated many CMS systems and Drupal came out on top because of its flexibility and that its open source. We didn't always know everything we would be asked to build and Drupal allowed us to be nimble enough to do what needed to get done. We also liked that it handled responsive websites out of the box.
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Drupal works well when you have to build a website but don't always have all the info on specs, or the specs change quickly. It allows the developers to write less code and use native Drupal features to get that type of work done.

I think it's less appropriate if you do not have developer support for it. Drupal isn't for the faint of heart or people who are used to something like Wordpress.

Drupal Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Not Rated
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
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions