Overall Satisfaction with Drupal
The Historical Society considered using Drupal vs Sitefinity and settled on Drupal due to its open-source structure and versatility. Drupal is a strong tool to use for large organizations where having the ability to do almost anything is key. The software is more like a framework than a CMS in that you can transform it into almost anything you want like building blocks. One thing to keep in mind is it has a steep learning curve for new users and it is very unopinionated in style and setup.
- Relational context makes for very powerful page capabilities
- Can be transformed into anything you can imagine
- Fast search capabilities
- Steep learning curve
- Not ready for use out of the box
- Can be slow to load if not configured properly
- Free but, requires a lot to set up before it can be used
- Themes, API's and Plugins allow for virtually any use and many distributions supported
- Strong security
Do you think Drupal delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Drupal's feature set?
Did Drupal live up to sales and marketing promises?
Did implementation of Drupal go as expected?
Would you buy Drupal again?
For universities and historical societies, [Drupal] is an excellent tool to showcase your institution's different departments and capabilities. I would not recommend this software for smaller organizations with smaller IT departments since it is a lot for a single developer to do by themselves. Excellent enterprise software for no cost.