Drupal Reviews

Drupal

Open Source Content Management Platform

4.26/5 (234 reviews)

Joaquin Velasquez

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-27
Review Source: Capterra

The security of having a tool that allows me to deal with almost any web project that requires content management, scalability and security.If you have to face the development of an intranet or a medium or complex web project, Drupal is definitely one of the options that you have to consider. 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. One of the bases of Drupal is its system of modules. Eventually, almost any functionality you may need can be added to the system through modules (built based on PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS). And yet, I bet you will not even have to develop it, because surely it will already be available among the immense amount of modules that the community has contributed during these years (especially for version 7). The theme system is another of the important element. If you do not need to develop your own interface from scratch, you can choose one of the large number of free themes available and adapt it to your needs, being able to even configure many features without modifying the source code. Certainly, it does not seem like a very intuitive method, but once you understand it you can implement almost everything you need. In its latest version, Drupal has been almost completely modernized; it has discarded many failures that hindered its performance and have included in its core many important functionalities that were contributed by modules.

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Daniel Keeney

Drupal has Evolved into a Great CMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

Peace of mind, in regard to security. With a bit of customization, it makes managing web development projects much simpler and more productive. Releases like Thunder and Lightning hold the potential to become ever-better 'jump starts' toward the ideal CMS for publishing collaboratively.Open Source GPL v2.0 or later = no license fees, ever. That's hard to beat, but the fact is that it's the better solution (even if it wasn't free). I've used it before, constantly revisiting; hoping it could be what 8.4.x is now. Know that "Enterprise Level Security" doesn't make it bulletproof, but that there are scores of highly skilled folks constantly pouring over every aspect of this software, with each component required to complete stringent testing before it gets a pass -- using experimental modules 'n such can reduce these benefits, soOo... do your homework. Biggest Pro? It isn't Wordpress. If properly installed and maintained, it's one of the best possible solutions. That's why so many government agencies, or even governments themselves, have built upon Drupal. I have 500+ active domains, and have used Drupal 100+ times or more. It's been our best choice, in most cases.

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Madhu Sharma

Phenomenal software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-10
Review Source: GetApp

Drupal has seven main Pros: 1) It's uses a very flexible system of modules. You can use Drupal modules to add new features to your site. For example, the Membership module lets you add member based services, the Video modules lets you host video clips, while the Commerce module lets you add shopping features. Each modules is made up of smaller modules, which ensures you only activate the bits you need for your project. Best of all, you can mix and match the modules to create things the original module designers might have never considered. For example, combine the Commerce, Membership and Video modules to create a paid for membership site of training videos. 2) It's very layered. In Drupal, system code lives in one layer, code to do with appearance (e.g. CSS, HTML) lives in another separate layer and custom modifications live in another separate layer. This makes it very easy to change things. For example, you can change the entire layout of your site without having to modify the original content to adapt to it. 3) It's free Remarkably, the core technology and all these modules are available for free. There are some themes that you have to pay for if you want to change the look of your site, but you can make your own themes and there are number of free themes as well. 4) Great user support Drupal has a good support network of dedicated and helpful users who are willing to provide plenty of free help. There's also free training videos on YouTube. 5) Plenty of updates Drupal releases minor updates on a monthly basis which address any of bugs or security concerns that crop up. There are also major updates every 2-3 years, which radically change the functionality of the core system. 6) Portable code Most code can easily be transferred between sites. Hence, if you create a function on one site, you can move it to another without having to re-do it all from scratch. 7) Don’t need strong coding skills Drupal's module system means you can easily achieve a lot without needing to know how to code. It might not look and function exactly as you want, but it will be a decent effort.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Stephen Underwood

Drupal is a CMS that can do it all.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

The best part about Drupal is that you can do anything and the best functionality is either in Drupal core or a free module at Drupal.org. There is a misconception that the learning curve is difficult. In comparison, achieving the basic needs of a brochure website are the same in all of the top CMS solutions. Aside from comparisons, the best tool within Drupal is Views. You can create lists and grids of data that can then be sorted, filtered, and altered in so many ways without adding any additional modules. Of course you can extend views and provide even better data lists or different view types but the ability to display and work with items that reside in the system is unlike any other system.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Anonymous

Ideal for collaborative work in corporate media

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Drupal has been good, I prefer it as a manager and portal design before others, the only thing that happened is that the platform fell when a news had many entries at a time. We manage a news page and its content search engine is very effective and reliable. And the roles of the users, to execute changes in the page are very useful, in addition the trace is faithful.It is an ideal software to edit a corporate communication medium among several collaborators, the allocation of roles to each user, allows the levels of publication and approval to be faithful and thus errors are avoided, as well as assigning or changing roles in the users. It is very easy to use, and the variety of features it brings allows you to alternate with designs and templates, which are very easy to edit and move, without the need to make new purchases or downloads. The drupal community is very knowledgeable and willing to help solve problems. In addition, security levels are higher than other content managers.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Nathan McQuillen

Powerful CMS with enormous flexibility but an uncertain future

Reviewed 2016-03-24
Review Source: GetApp

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. You can do anything with Drupal. 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. When it works, it works well, and caching modules exist for every version to defray some of the CPU overhead generated by its large codebase.

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Drupal

Open Source Content Management Platform

Jeremy Kasdorf

Working with Drupal is a balance of unbridled freedom and future-proofing frustration.

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-09
Review Source: Capterra

Druapl is a CMS that allows the developer to do anything they could want, provided they have the know-how and the time to build it. Plugins are often open-ended enough to allow for developers to plugin into them and continue building until the feature they are looking for is completed. There is incredible value here - while it is free, more premium plugins cost money. The user-base also serves as technical support - plugins are built by users and so they are also maintained and supported by those users. This means that there is a wide range of plugins and people to provide support if you run into an issue. Despite any shortcomings, I do love the product a lot. It's optimistic in the way its' built - very few software let you just have the ability to do anything with it these days. This is still one of those products, and so it should be commended for it.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Shannon Miller

Drupal is the most secure and feature-rich CMS on the market. We love Drupal!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

I always recommend those that are serious about creating websites that scale build on Drupal.With a world-wide collective of active developers, Drupal is the developer's dream. There are a variety of installation profiles to give you a head start. Unlike Wordpress 99% of amazing modules are FREE. Companies like Sony and the White House use Drupal. If you can dream it you can do it in Drupal. The open-source community is helpful and always contributing new models. Because it is database driven you can create complex data sets that can connect with your current tools. When we build sites that need to scale we use Drupal. Great CDN module that works with Amazon AWS for super fast load time. Drupal allows you to build Enterprise level sites without custom code.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Ben McClure

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-31
Review Source: GetApp

It's open source! You can build just about anything with it, and you can do most things right within the user interface. Many things you can do in the UI such as building complex views are quite simple once you know the process, and would require writing complex code or database queries in most other systems. The community is excellent and there are thousands of free contributions. Drupal is great about security releases and about reviewing the security of Drupal core as well as the contributed space. Powerful theming layer using Twig templates in Drupal 8+. Drupal Commerce allows for a powerful e-commerce system.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Omar Siddique

very capable, extensible web framework, sort of beastly under the hood

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

Can format/present/lay-out a website in almost any imaginable way. Perms and auths allow for easily varied professional/enterprise workflow (versus something like Wordpress that seems intended for SoHo sites). Lots of good features for optimizing complex pages. Scales up well for high-volume. Large community, lots of support options. A whole ton of contrib code offers multiple ways to do most things you might want to do within the context of Drupal.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Shannon Simone Miller

Drupal Rocks. for the serious user

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-02
Review Source: Capterra

We have created multimillion-dollar Enterprise level sites on a platform is Rock Solid reliable fast I'm downright amazing. You can build something as a simple blog can International multi-level site with Drupal.Drupal fully open-source and will run on just about any server operating system. It has a massive worldwide community community that collaborates on security fixes, module creation. What this means is If You Can Dream It Drupal can do it Loggins & themes won't cost you a penny. This is in stark contrast 2 enterprise-level modules that are pay only when working on the WordPress platform. Some of the biggest Enterprises in the world use Drupal including Conde Nast, Sony and even the White House.

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Anonymous

Complex but amazingly powerful content management system

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-24
Review Source: Capterra

We rely on drupal to run our websites.Drupal is not the solution you go to if you want to quickly put out a simple website. It IS the solution you want if you need a website that will scale, if you need robust features, if you care about security, and if you don't really mind getting your hands a little dirty. A lot of things are really more complicated than they need to be compared to Wordpress, but unlike Wordpress, you can accomplish so much more with Drupal with the right modules and a little customization know-how.

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Anonymous

I wanted to love Drupal, but it wasn't a good fit for my nonprofit's needs

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

Drupal is a powerful web developing platform with a large, global community of people and companies using it, developing for it and improving it. It's used to build websites that you probably consult every day. It's flexible and scalable.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Sean Pomory

Drupal is a Beast!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

Drupal gets us up to speed on projects quickly. Even though it can be a pain to learn, the effort is well worth it. It's flexibility is remarkable, and the API/de-coupled movement is well represented in Drupal 8. With this framework in place, it allows us to grow and build custom apps without having to upgrade for the foreseeable future. Comprehensive CMS. Powerful, can handle a lot of requests quickly and efficiently. Great user management. Consistent upgrade life cycle with clear goals. Easily create and manage multiple content types. Crazy customization options for content types and users. Huge community with a lot of active support and plugins.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Anonymous

Easy to Use, Hard to master CMS

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-08
Review Source: Capterra

I've used a few CMS such as Joomla before, but Drupal is the one that my team and I consistently go back to. For some of our key sites, this is a great tool to use. I have members on the team that are well versed in PHP and CSS so this is relatively easy for them to work with. We've used Drupal for a few in house websites ranging from relatively simple blogs to enterprise level business sites. The team has been using Drupal since Drupal6 and we're now at Drupal8. Drupal's best selling point over many CMS is in its flexibility and the multitude of options available for the users. I really like the options that are available with Drupal; themes, modules,etc. I particularly enjoy having the ability to use themes and having options to create and use custom themes. It's a bit challenging to install and deploy the first time, but the themes themselves are incredibly easy to write if you have knowledge of CSS. I also feel that Drupal is well supported with forums, an established community documentation, and a decent slack channel.

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Andrés E. Bello

Are you looking for an efficient, safe and easy to use CMS?

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-25
Review Source: Capterra

The installation of this CMS in the company for which work has been very useful. In our case, we use it to move content oriented to the internal public and the results are remarkable. Both in the ease it offers to work day by day and in the scope of our audiences. In particular I think it is a means with excellent features that are worth trying.What I liked the most about Drupal is its performance, its safety standards and versatility. These are features that offer a truly pleasurable user experience.

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Jean Franco

Drupal - An easy to use "anything you need" publishing software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-08
Review Source: Software Advice

It can be anything you need, from a intranet project to keep a log of what it´s done and need to be done, to complete websites with integrated galleries and so on. We run it for many purposes and recommend it to everyone.The main advantage of Drupal is it´s flexibility and easy integration with other platforms. It can be used just as a blogger platform, as it can also scale to a full blown website, integrated with customer support, or it can be a Hotspot page where your clients can sign up to gain access to the internet.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Aníbal Mogollón

Powerful but difficult for the user, it can be improved

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

In my work I managed to complete the development of a project with this software, our team was congratulated by our bosses and the board of directors is very happy with the results, we are currently in the quality testing phase, I hope that soon Drupal can be launched in the production environment On a personal level, I see it as an option to do independent work, so I can obtain many benefits.What I like most about Drupal is that it is free, you can make a complete implementation without investing money in software, we have chosen to implement only free software, so we have done it without cost, I like the possibility of being beyond the simple The content of the administrator has options for future developments, it is easy to install and its use is quite practical, I liked the fact that it has a nice and worked administration interface that makes it easier to explain to users how they perform their tasks. Daily within the application, the English-speaking community is numerous, which helps with some problems that may arise along the way. I think the system of blocks that has at the moment of structure the content within the page makes it relatively pleasant, we have taken a project to its final phase with Drupal I can say that we have done well.

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Maria Cidonelli

Probably my favourite CMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-02
Review Source: GetApp

It's both easy to use, secure and customizable. I find it very intuitive for basic users, which is great when you need to grant editing access to several people (a bit less so for more advanced needs). It gives you the potential to do pretty much everything you need without affecting the security, and there's a big, helpful network of forums that can help you every time to get stuck.

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William Tate

I wants to marry Drupal

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-16
Review Source: GetApp

Being a developer its hard not to love Drupal -- with their recent update to Drupal 8 and moving to a Symfony2 backend and Twig templating system, its become bulletproof. Also, Composer is now built in to manage dependencies. The developer community is incredible and all modules are peer-reviewed by the community. This way you know the code you are getting is safe and sound unlike competitors...*cough*wordpress*cough*

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Bridget Norland

Drupal is a complex content management system and really shouldn't be used for simple brochure sites

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-19
Review Source: Capterra

I like that there is a strong community support system of developers and programmers for this content management system. When looking for a module to use for whatever function you need, it's best to use that developer community and check out the reviews. The other thing to watch for is when it was last updated or modified. If it's a frequently updated or modified module, that should mean that people are using it and it is well maintained.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Alex Ballarin

Great CMS platform, tons of modules, themes and experts to deploy it

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Drupal for websites I have been working with for years, since version 4. Drupal is a very flexible and powerful CMS, with tons of module for everything (from credit card management to spam detection), also with a big marketplace of themes to quick launch nice websites. The community of developers is huge, so it is easy to have a Drupal expert nearby to help you with a new website or the development of a module if that is not already existing on the marketplace.Very flexible Tons of themes and modules Available on managed cloud sites

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Maya Jade Horowitz

I work for a Drupal web development shop

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-24
Review Source: GetApp

Drupal is an open-source CMS that works well when set up correctly. I've seen a lot of websites that have been built by developers that have never worked with Drupal before, and then the end result can sometimes be a nonsensical nightmare, especially for the content administrators. Drupal has the ability to create custom built websites with powerful integrations to countless other platforms, and it can really shine when Drupal experts handle the builds.

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Open Source Content Management Platform

Rutuja Bhat

Feature rich CMS

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-31
Review Source: Capterra

The feature rich CMS which gives flexibility to develope web apps. 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. We can develop creative websites using it that too in very short time span. It provides the versatility giving features that we can use to develop any web app like, normal website, portals, e-commerce site, anything.

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Anonymous

A Better Value Than WordPress

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

Drupal can be used as a standard website or in a "headless" mode to provide data to other sources.The community support for this product is incredible. There are no licensing fees and the number of modules available to accomplish tasks is very good. Updates are all found in one location. Unlike WordPress there are no separate licenses for each plug-in, each having their own upgrade path.

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Open Source Content Management Platform