Drupal is one of the world's most popular and powerful open source Content Management Systems. It's an intuitive, accessible system that website managers will actually enjoy working with. The content of each page can be edited using a sophisticated but easy to use ‘What You See Is What You Get’ (WYSIWYG) editor with integrated uploading of images, documents, audio, video and Adobe Flash media.
Drupal is designed to be highly customisable in terms of features, functionality, layout and design. This means you can make it as lean or fully featured as you need it to be. In short, this systems got the power to be whatever you want it to be.
Drupal supports any number of registered users, and because it is fully web based, distributed authoring is simple, being accessible via login from any internet enabled computer in the world.
Drupal is an ‘open source’ Content Management System, which not only saves time and money, but means you effectively have a community of thousands of worldwide developers working to make your site infrastructure faster, more secure and feature rich.
In contrast to proprietary software developed and supported by a single company, Drupal is developed and maintained collaboratively by thousands of programmers all working to make the best possible content management system.
You don’t need to look far to find examples of Drupal being used for highly complex websites that cope with massive amounts of visitor traffic by the world’s biggest brands, organisations and even countries.
Drupal is also a mature product with a huge user base. Started in 2001 and now in its seventh full release, Drupal core is currently downloaded about 150,000 times per month from Drupal.org.
Drupal is an enterprise-class content management system, meaning it's been deemed fast, powerful and secure enough for even large enterprises to use, but it's still great for the average web site too. This is because it has these important (and cool) attributes: