Drupal Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Drupal

Open Source Content Management Platform

4.24/5 (344 reviews)

Drupal overview

What is Drupal?

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
www.drupal.org

Pricing

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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, China, Germany and 3 other markets, India, Japan, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Ukrainian, Spanish, Japanese, Danish and 21 other languages, Finnish, Italian, German, French, Polish, Thai, Portuguese, Turkish, Swedish, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Hebrew, Norwegian (Bokmal), Arabic, Irish, Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Hungarian, Indonesian, Czech
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Drupal user reviews

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Jason H.

Drupal is a fantastic CMS

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

I like it a lot but because of their update cycle it should only be used on projects that have a lifespan of 5 years or less.

Pros
Views is the best thing about Drupal. Pre-Views, Drupal is a decent CMS, perhaps a bit more logical than WordPress, but with a lot less users it's hard to justify it. However with Views, you can make advanced applications with a pretty easy to learn interface. It's really, really close to a visual programming language, although there are still some things you'll need to break out the code for. I also really appreciate that most of the modules don't make too many assumptions. With WordPress, I constantly have to fight against styling and strangely formatted HTML inserted by plugins, and that's less common with Drupal modules.

Cons
It requires a fairly beefy hosting setup and a good caching setup to perform well. I also strongly, STRONGLY dislike that sites created five years ago now HAVE to be rebuilt, or they are not secure. That may be fine for enterprise, but it sucks for someone who makes lots of small sites for small businesses. Platforms should be supported for at least ten years IMO, the web has been stable for a while now and there's no good reason to force complete rebuilds. WordPress does this better and manages to continually keep sites upgradeable without a rebuild.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Always Flexible

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-01-05
Review Source: Capterra

I have solved various business use cases with Drupal. I've been able to build standard marketing web sites, real estate sites, work order system, online calendar scheduling, and a multitude of other types of sites. This is all possible via the modules available and the software being open source.

Pros
The most impactful feature of Drupal is that the software is open source. This means it is full extendable and allows new features to be created to enhance the product by end users. The flexibility this provides to continue growing a web site makes it priceless. The community around the project is amazing and has provided excellent modules to get a site up and running easily.

Cons
The product does not lack features. There is a learning curve to get started, but every new product has a learning curve. The hook system allows integrating to the site, but does have a learning curve to understand the various hooks that are available.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Waqas S.

Best for Building Enterprise class Web Applications.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-05-19
Review Source: Capterra

Drupal is very scalable for developing enterprise standards intranet based applications.

Pros
I used lots of Content Management Systems for building website. Durpal is one of them it is older than the Wordrpess. It's custom content types and views are very flexible. Provides Access Control/ User Permission even you can create your own rules. It provides multilingual sites support without any third party extension. It is best suited for developing Enterprise and Intranet based applications.

Cons
Sometimes it hard to configure on web hosting site due to higher hardware requirements compare with other Content Management Systems. It customization is limited to compared with the most popular CMS Wordpress. It requires basic coding skill.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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David O.

Drupal Was a Decent Option Years Ago but I Would Not Consider it Today

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-29
Review Source: Capterra

Drupal has been an affordable content management system for us over the years but I wouldn't consider them now based on there being more user friendly options out there.

Pros
The Drupal content management system is free and the WYSIWYG ( What You See Is What You Get) editor is helpful for those of us who run a website without much HTML knowledge.

Cons
The product is difficult to use with limited coding knowledge. Additionally, there are few plug-ins and the add-ons that do exist are not super reliable as they are essentially created by volunteers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Adam D.

The Supreme CMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

It was a difficult process to start. I came from Wordpress which was stupid simple, but once I learned Drupal and realized the power it had I was completely sold. It's great for all sizes of projects and has a great community of people using it.

Pros
Drupal's content management struct and philosophy is so robust. It can handle any kind of content, not just blog posts. The ability to model data exactly how you want it and even query and create views is unparalleled.

Cons
The learning curve on Drupal is high. The documentation is cumbersome and so it's difficult to know where to begin without help from somebody who already knows. That said, once you "get" Drupal you'll never look back

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Drupal pricing

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Free
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Open source and free

Drupal features

API

Access Controls/Permissions (430 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (354 other apps)
Activity Tracking (203 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (353 other apps)
Audit Management (187 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (265 other apps)
Compliance Management (244 other apps)
Dashboard (253 other apps)
Data Import/Export (296 other apps)
Data Visualization (237 other apps)
Drag & Drop (195 other apps)
Monitoring (349 other apps)
Real Time Data (187 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (241 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (312 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (438 other apps)
Search/Filter (274 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (376 other apps)
Workflow Management (231 other apps)