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10reasons to choose_drupal

  1. 1. 10 Reasons to UseDrupalDECEMBER 9, 2011
  2. 2. 1. You Want to Build a Large Website Drupal is very flexible and can be used to facilitate: –Blogging –Forums –Image Galleries –E-commerce –Podcasting –And many more! There are over 9,000 modules to choose from! Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  3. 3. 2. You want an Easy-to-Use CMS • Drupal 7 made notable changes to the content editing screen to make content settings easier to view at a glance and edit. Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  4. 4. 3. You Want to Customize the Look and Feel of Your Website • There are over 1,000 free themes to choose from, and you can customize with some basic CSS and PHP knowledge. Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  5. 5. Drupal Theming Examples
  6. 6. 4. You Want a Search-Engine Friendly Site • Modules to send your sitemap to search engines regularly to help them find new content • Search Engine friendly URLs, which are critical to a pages search ranking • Control over the Page Title
  7. 7. 5. You Want a Strong Support System • Drupal has a strong community of passionate developers constantly working on improvements, bugs, keeping Drupal secure, and offering technical support. Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  8. 8. 6. You Own the Code & Content • Open source means no single entity owns the code • Entire site is portable from one host to another • There is no Software License Cost to use Drupal Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  9. 9. 7. You Want a Multilingual Site • Drupal supports over 100 languages including some right-to- left languages such as Hebrew and Arabic
  10. 10. 8. You Want a Reliable & Secure Site • Drupal has a team of security professionals testing Drupal’s security and releasing updates whenever vulnerabilities are found • Administrators are notified of updates when they occur and can update pretty easily. • Secure enough to use for whitehouse.gov Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  11. 11. 9. You Want Dynamic Lists of Content • Most popular Drupal module is the Views module which offers a way to build dynamic lists of content and RSS feeds. • Can be used to build calendars, RSS feeds, slideshows, and custom content searches pulling content based on defined filters.
  12. 12. 10. You Care About the Future of Your CMS • Drupal has been around since 2001 • It has won many awards • It is supported by a very active and passionate community • Development for Drupal 8 is already under way! Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  13. 13. Other Things Drupal Offers• W3C standards compliance – future-proof your code• Built-in Search• Support for different types of users and permissions• Robust taxonomy tools• Custom Content Types
  14. 14. Alternatives to Drupal• Joomla (free, plug-ins cheap)• Plone (built on Python not PHP, very steep learning curve, good for intranets)• Ektron (enterprise-level CMS built in .NET, not open source, pricey)