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Drupal Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Drupal product 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

Training options

Documentation

Drupal pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

375

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Drupal features

Functionality

4.2

/5

375

Total features

11

2 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Collaboration Tools
Audio File Management
Video Support
Website Management
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Electronic Forms

Functionality contenders

Drupal users reviews

Overall Rating

4.2

/5

375

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.53/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

172

138

54

4

7

Pros
I heard about CMS in the early 2000"s and in 2004 about Drupal. It's more powerful than other CMS, beacuse not so fancy but powerful, secure and stable.
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.
Mostly modern CMS have amazing features with good bootstrapping themes that can easily be fit in. Need a one off editor like a visual studio to allow simple edits.
Cons
One being no visibility on the road map of the product that makes it difficult to take investment decisions and second is lack of customer support on the go.
Overall, my experience with Drupal was terrible.
Lack of development knowledge to the resources. It lacks in the marketing.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

Powerful open source alternative to WCMS monoliths

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Luke A.: I'm Luke, Head of Client Services. I give Drupal five star. For more reviews like this, click...

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Director of Digital Communications

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

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Overall Rating

Great CMS - highly customizable

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Linda R.: My name is Linda. I'm a director of digital communications, and I give Drupal five stars. For...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Drupal is a fantastic CMS

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The Best CMS

Reviewed 2 years ago

Excellent. Very nostalgic to think about my journey with this software. I have built countless websites over the years using Drupal, and my experience has been varied.

Pros

Drupal is, in my opinion, the best open source CMS available. I have seen it grow since version 4.0 and heavily used it right up until version 7. Drupal 6 was the golden era. There are countless extensions, most of which are completely free and built by a passionate community. If you need a fast, reliable CMS for free, this is the first place you should start.

Cons

Since the [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] left, things haven't felt the same. It has sadly become more up-market and commercial. However the core software and extensions still remain, and it is still probably the best CMS on the market.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Highly robust CMS

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

I have been a Drupal fan for years. Drupal is an open source CMS that has been around for a long time. It is very popular in the web industry for its flexibility and robustness along with the community that supports the software. The software is very well-known for being highly customizable and it is constantly evolving. It allows you to create any kind of website you want, and you can even create one with unique functionality that is not available with other platforms. The community surrounding Drupal is also very strong.

Cons

Drupal is a very powerful and flexible platform. However, it can be difficult to get started in Drupal if you are not familiar with its many nuances. If you are not a web developer, then you might want to hire a developer or a Drupal agency.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Drupal - CMS for Enterprise

Reviewed 3 months ago

Drupal is the most flexible, secure, and enterprise-ready CMS. Its meant for mid-tier+ businesses where SEO, content management, integration, and digital capability are critical. We use Drupal extensively for Government, Post-Secondary Education, Pharmaceutical and Multi-brand enterprises extensively, it minimizes GTM time, satisfies compliance requirements and its modular nature makes it possible...

Pros

The security, open-source community, flexibility and capabilities are hands down the most important elements of this CMS for my/our use. The ability to extend and leverage modules to provide high business value capabilities are core to the software.

Cons

The learning curve for development is hefty but worthwhile. The administrative learning curve can also be heavy depending on how your agency/team has set up the software. For any mid-tier business and above, this is the open-source CMS of choice.

Drupal FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Drupal offer?

Drupal has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source


Q. Who are the typical users of Drupal?

Drupal has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Drupal support?

Drupal supports the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


Q. Does Drupal offer an API?

Yes, Drupal has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Drupal integrate with?

Drupal integrates with the following applications:
Google Analytics 360, Smartling, Twitter, Meta for Business, Mailchimp, Instagram, Google Maps


Q. What level of support does Drupal offer?

Drupal offers the following support options:
Chat, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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