There are now more than one million websites using Drupal, with major organisations such as BBC Store, Fox, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Cancer Research and Pinterest among them. 

Drupal stats are impressive:

  • 1.18 million websites use Drupal
  • 1.3 million members of the Drupal community
  • 106,000 active users contributing to Drupal
  • 37,000 free modules that extend or customise Drupal
  • Over 2,500 free themes that change the look and feel of Drupal

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10 reasons why Drupal is our preferred CMS platform:

1. Great at managing content

As you would expect for a CMS platform, Drupal's core strength is managing content. You can classify content into different content types and use them systematically across the platform. User permissions, workflow and editors also make content-based tasks efficient and flexible.

2. Cost effective

Being open source, Drupal doesn’t have a license fee structure. But don’t confuse open source with low functionality or an inferior set of features. Drupal matches most enterprise CMS platforms feature by feature.

3. Community driven

Drupal boasts one of the largest open source communities (1.3 million) and there's a very active base of 106,000 people contributing to Drupal. Drupal 8 was built by 3,290 developers and by 1,228 companies. That’s a pretty impressive development team.

4. Feature rich

Drupal Core has the features you'd expect in an enterprise CMS, including;

  • Access to statistics and logging
  • Advanced search
  • Flexible content types
  • Caching support
  • Descriptive URLs
  • Multi site support
  • Multi user content creation and editing
  • Security and new release update notifications
  • Various access control restrictions (user roles, IP addresses, email)
  • Workflow tools

Drupal 8 continues the pace of innovation with some 200 new added features.

5. Powerful configuration options = less development

We believe that Drupal is probably the most configurable CMS platform available. There's usually more than one way to achieve a desired result, and Drupal lets you configure them in the various admin settings.This means that many elements of a typical Drupal site can be completed without using developers, which helps keep costs down. Site admins who understand Drupal really can get the best out of the system.

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6. Can be integrated with other systems

Drupal describes itself as a Web Application Framework and this is particularly relevant with Drupal 8. It is built on the Symphony framework and is very API centric.

The platform and its technical architecture make Drupal the perfect choice for CMS based projects that need to integrate with other systems. As an established Drupal agency, we've helped many companies to integrate Drupal with third party systems. 

7. Multi site, multi lingual support

If yours is a multi site setup, Drupal offers many options. Drupal 8 has native multi site support built in via a multi site feature. This allows you to share core code, contributed modules and themes across sites.

We can also engineer multi site support using DevOps based techniques, and there are also paid for offerings such as the Acquia Cloud Site Factory.

There are more than 90 supported languages that can be installed.

8. Drupal 8 API

The Drupal 8 API is well documented, comprehensive and powerful. This means that your website can integrate with your extended digital footprint and communicate in a structured and secure way with the other systems.

9. Hosting and DevOps options

There are many options for Drupal hosting. As a specialist Drupal agency, we recommend Amazon AWS for hosting as this platform meets most requirements for cost, speed, resilience and security. Amazon AWS also works well with our preferred DevOps tools (Docker, Ansible and Git).

10. SEO performance

Drupal offers many features and modules for SEO and is well engineered from a SEO standpoint. There are a range of core features that aid good site practices, and a number of contributed modules to extend SEO features.


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