Drupal Features

Drupal

Open Source Content Management Platform

4.17/5 (163 reviews)

Drupal Feature Summary

  • Hundreds of modules to customize and extend your site
  • Open source
  • Collection of pre-configured themes
  • Creative content
  • Collaboration
  • Design and display

IT Management Feature Comparison

Most popular features of all IT Management apps

API (250 other apps)
Access Control (72 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (108 other apps)
Activity Tracking (63 other apps)
Application Integration (67 other apps)
Auditing (76 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (98 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (58 other apps)
Data Import/Export (77 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (82 other apps)
Monitoring (179 other apps)
Projections (64 other apps)
Real Time Data (70 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (79 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (60 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (64 other apps)
SSL Security (70 other apps)
Third Party Integration (108 other apps)
User Activity Monitoring (54 other apps)
Workflow Management (70 other apps)

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Drupal Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Drupal's features:

Anonymous
A verified reviewer

A bit too complicated and needs improvement

2018-06-19

Great large database management, but tough overall and requiring real specialists to manage correctly.

Pros

It has serious structuring components that definitely exceed WordPress. Great for large database work.

Cons

Also, less supported than Wordpress by third parties since it only accounts for a very small percentage of sites on the internet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

I set up a CMS website using Drupal

2018-05-19

Search and content management features for dynamic websites

Pros

Training and user support available.

Cons

PHP makes most real developers cringe. Security issues need to be kept on top of with regular updates.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Bhavin Makasana

Drupal CMS Review

2018-08-28

Pros

To create and update APIs for content is within few minutes.

Cons

It is not user friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sylvia Kamene

Drupal's learning curve is too steep.

2018-05-05

Drupal has been very useful to especially on my client side projects since i can use it as an API as well.

Pros

With relevant experience, prototyping in drupal can be very rapid and a hustle-free activity. The scaling of a project is also excellent.

Cons

Drupal con sometimes be very slow due to it's high consumption of resources especially for beginners who have not set it up properly yet.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Phillip Quinlan

This has come a long way since the days when it split with Joomla!

2018-02-13

Great free product, could be better designed in the UI department, however.

Pros

I like the fully featured easy to use content management system - the advanced features that are available and that it costs nothing!

Cons

I like how the team improved the UI in the latest versions, however I think it could do with a professional designer's input and design to make it polished and look 100% clean, easy to use and a bit more attractive to look at.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Quentin Fahrner

Drupal 8 is a great CMS, very customizable for any kind of website's sizes.

2017-11-16

Easy and scalable websites development faster than ever

Pros

Easy tools to create content types and attach field to them, feature rich interface and WYSIWYG, media library and embed tools, new development OOP way in D8, Symfony components inside.

Cons

Sometime bugs in the core can stay for some time, needs to patch some modules for PostGreSQL, still some debug to do in modules in D8

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Incredibly powerful content management software that is also incredibly annoying to use

2018-04-07

Pros

The Drupal system is extremely powerful and flexible. The options for developing sites with it are virtually limitless.

Cons

Administration, maintenance and security updates are time-consuming and difficult.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Joaquin Velasquez

One of the most robust and secure Web CMS in the market

2018-07-27

The security of having a tool that allows me to deal with almost any web project that requires content management, scalability and security.

Pros

It is open source backed by a large community that has been committed for years to a project that is characterized by its flexibility and security. Drupal provides a robust content authoring platform and is capable of handling large numbers of users with clear rules and permits.

Cons

The fact of being an almost module-dependent system for most of the functionalities can force you to deal with many configurations, compatibility issues and workflows when you want to implement complex functionalities that may even need several modules working together.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Victor Souza

Drupal is incredible

2017-12-06

Pros

It is a very used tool for great projects, being well-structured and efficient dealing with APIs, but does not work as well for smaller applications

Cons

Its main negative point is the difficulty in learning how to use, since it has many functionalities and takes some time to adapt.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Shikhil Sharma

Stable product and has been around for years.

2017-10-13

Pros

- Sturdy solution - Regular security updates - The community around drupal is quite active, finding help becomes easy

Cons

- User interface can be improved - There could be better marketplace for extensions - Incentivizing more developers to make extensions

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Gustavo Bellavigna

Best site-builder to huge sites

2017-11-09

With my team developed a high complexity ecommerce site and Drupal helped us to flex, dynamize and automate a large part of the work.

Pros

-Good trainings, customer support and community -It's very adaptable to design huge sites -Drupal's security is very high

Cons

-The learning curve is high -The projects on Drupal are expensive -The development time can be long

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I sued this product for the creation of various websites

2018-05-04

I could setup a website quickly

Pros

The product was quick to setup and administer. I was able to get basic websites built quickly and with little effort

Cons

I found the user interface to be a little hard to understand.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan McQuillen

Verified Reviewer

Powerful CMS with enormous flexibility but an uncertain future

2016-03-24

I've been using Drupal since version 5, in 2007, and I rely on it for approximately half the sites I manage. It's enormously powerful, can be customized in any conceivable manner, and offers a vast array of modules and themes, most free. This power and flexibility comes at the price of a complex codebase, however, which can be slow to render and subject to database corruption. Drupal also suffers from a fixed release structure with dramatic architectural changes between releases, meaning that updating heavily customized Drupal sites to new major versions is not much less involved than adopting a new CMS framework altogether.

Pros

Some things are even easy: setting up a basic blog is trivial, plenty of options are available for turnkey themes, and many third-party modules exist to rapidly turn Drupal into a solid framework for everything from e-commerce to social media aggregation to academic collaboration.

Cons

From version 6 to the new version 8, Drupal has changed virtually everything, and as a result, many deployed users linger on increasingly insecure older versions, while many module developers and third-party integration teams have abandoned Drupal altogether as a result of the ongoing investment necessary to stay abreast of codebase changes.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Beela Agachevo

Drupal can do a lot but it takes a special person to do it

2018-03-08

If you want a higher tech and more capable website, this is great. For something simple, I'd stick to Squarespace.

Pros

It's highly organized, has a lot of capabilities, has higher end features for loading that give it a unique spin beyond what Wordpress or Squarespace can do.

Cons

A lot of configuration and placement have to be done manually versus a drag and drop feature.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Kody Zak

Web Development Made Easy

2018-08-04

Pros

Drupal allows for web designing to be managed and maintained in a much simpler fashion allowing for large scale websites to be handled with ease.

Cons

Simplistic design style can sometimes limit the end users creativity and integrating custom modules can be difficult at times.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Rutuja Bhat

Feature rich CMS

2018-07-31

Pros

It is purposely used for the websites demanding custom content types and workflows. It gives functionality to create custom workflow rules for content management requirements.

Cons

If you are first time user, it will be really very difficult for you to deal with it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ariel Isaac

The best CMS if you know what you are doing

2018-07-02

Shorter development time and more products to offer to my customers.

Pros

The community is vibrant and the security one of the best.

Cons

The developer community it is very helpful but can't be a little hostile to non developers or less advanced users.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Carlos Franco

I´ve developed several projects like catalog and corporate

2018-01-29

I am a drupal development on mexico, I work with drupal all days...

Pros

Integration with several data baes and systems

Cons

Very long learning curve, it's so big that you never finish learning it .

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Simple and easy to use

2018-04-11

Experience based on the number of CMS i have used

Pros

I really enjoy using this software because of the user interface that they have designed. Very interactive

Cons

Many features that could have been easily integrated to the software require to be installed seperately

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben McClure

Verified Reviewer

More than a CMS--An incredibly powerful site building and management tool!

2018-03-31

Pros

Drupal is great about security releases and about reviewing the security of Drupal core as well as the contributed space.

Cons

The admin interface is not always intuitive for non-technical users.

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Eric Duplessis

It's a basic platform

2018-04-16

Pros

You have all your data in one place so it's convient.

Cons

It's a little clunky and not easy to navigate.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anton Toni Agung

Another popular CMS

2018-08-21

Pros

Drupal makes site owner customised their site freely, also it always free

Cons

Hard to use and inconvenience interface for beginner user.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sonia Del Valle Urbano de Malaver

Complete CMS for the development of websites.

2018-06-22

It is a great CMS with which we can develop websites tailored to the demands of any type of business or company.

Pros

Drupal is one of the most complete CMS for the development of websites, we can download it for free and its installation is not complex. contains features that allow you to develop simple and complex websites in a short time, obviously depending on the experience we have in this CMS.

Cons

It is not as intuitive as other similar CMS, I think it is a bit more difficult to learn and its interface is not friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 51-200 employees)

My preferred website builder

2018-09-25

I feel also that Drupal is superior in security.

Pros

Other sitebuilders like WP and Webflow are extremely feature rich, but harder to use day-to-day.

Cons

Image sizing did kind of limit us with our blogs - there were strict requirements on aspect ratio that I didn't find very helpful. However, that may have since been resolved or a limitation we placed on ourselves for consistency.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jen Lewis

Drupal is a Sloppy CMS and Difficult for the USER

2018-04-04

With that in mind the interface is sloppy and difficult for the user in comparison to other CMS systems which are superior to Drupal in every way.

Pros

Wide range of program capabilities As a Senior Developer, I cannot really recommend this software because of the difficulty involved for the client/user

Cons

Very difficult to teach the client/user to manage on their own Very expensive for the client/user in terms of cost to the developer and software Sloppy interface for the user

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Software Advice
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