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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.
Drupal is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.

Who uses Drupal?

Companies
6370 companies reportedly use Drupal in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Tesla Motors, and MIT.

Developers
3717 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Drupal.

Drupal Integrations

Gatsby, Select2, LiveChat, Prism, and Gridsome are some of the popular tools that integrate with Drupal. Here's a list of all 70 tools that integrate with Drupal.
Pros of Drupal
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Stable, highly functional cms
59
Great community
43
Easy cms to make websites
41
Highly customizable
21
Digital customer experience delivery platform
16
Really powerful
15
Customizable
10
Flexible
10
Good tool for prototyping
8
Enterprise proven over many years when others failed
7
Open source
7
Each version becomes more intuitive for clients to use
7
Well documented
7
Headless adds even more power/flexibility
6
Lego blocks methodology
4
Caching and performance
3
Powerful
3
Built on Symfony
3
Can build anything
2
Views
1
API-based CMS
Decisions about Drupal

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Drupal in their tech stack.

Amit Kumar
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Drupal #migration Drupal Content migration from XML Source. Some frameworks and CMS such as Wordpress, etc allow the data to be exported in XML format (or JSON format if certain extensions are available). And more often than not, we find another agency providing us with the XML data of the site which needs to be migrated to Drupal. In this post, we see how content can be migrated to Drupal from an XML source.

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Chris Slater

Hi there, what tool would you recommend for screenshot comparison tool for Drupal sites? I'm leaning towards Percy as it does everything we need (i.e screenshot comparison only), but want to make sure I make the right choice and don't miss out on anything by choosing it over Ghost Inspector.

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Hi. I’m a lead developer in charge of designing the build for version 2.0 of our startup SaaS website which is currently a traditional Drupal 7 site. I’m just looking for some peer advice that I am headed down an ok path now the product has grown & changed. tl;dr; 1) Is building a decoupled/headless Drupal 10 site with a JavaScript framework a dumb idea? 2) Should I look to a different headless CMS? 3) React or Vue.js or (other) in 2022?

Our requirements for our new site include

  • White labeling / multisite spawning (will need separate databases for each)
  • Complex permissions and several user roles
  • Robust security
  • Mobile app capability for iOS (for now - Android in the future)
  • Multilingual capability
  • Easy user management/creation by non-devs
  • Reporting capabilities
  • Some basic “marketing” pages (but this could be separate from the web app I suppose)
  • A large amount of hosted video/image assets on AWS or similar
  • Weekly/daily CRON jobs to send out emails & reports

Being that I am experienced in Drupal & PHP, my thought was to build a headless site with a Vue.js or React as the front end in Drupal 10. I've only got minimal experience in either JS framework so I'm not sure which I should choose to skill up. Does this seem reasonable or am I barking up the wrong tree?

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Hi, I am working as a web developer (PHP, Laravel, AngularJS, and MySQL) with more than 8 years of experience and looking for a tech stack that pays better. I have a little bit of knowledge of Core Java. For better opportunities, Should I learn Java, Spring Boot or Python. Or should I learn Drupal, WordPress or Magento? Any guidance would be really appreciated! Thanks.

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I'm thinking about moving my current Drupal portal to a new design portal of news, including a private zone (with login and interaction with customers). I want to build a scalable architecture with mobile implementation.

What do you consider to be the best starting point?

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Drupal's Features

  • Categorize with taxonomy, automatically create friendly path urls, create custom lists, associate content with other content on your site, and create smart defaults for content creators
  • Manage content with an easy-to-use web interface. Drupal's flexibility handles countless content types including video, text, blog, podcasts, and polls with robust user management, menu handling, real-time statistics and optional revision control.
  • Users can be assigned one or more roles, and each role can be set up with fine-grained permissions allowing users view and create only what the administrator permits.
  • You can have tight control over who can create, view, administer, publish and otherwise interact with content on your site.
  • Build internal and external-facing websites in a matter of hours, with no custom programming.
  • Drupal's presentation layer allows designers to create highly usable, interactive experiences that engage users and increase traffic.
  • With more than 16,000 available modules, the vast majority of your site's requirements can be addressed with Drupal core and available add-on modules.

Drupal Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Drupal?
Joomla!
Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
WordPress
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
ProcessWire
ProcessWire is an open source content management system (CMS) and web application framework aimed at the needs of designers, developers and their clients. ProcessWire gives you more control over your fields, templates and markup than other platforms, and provides a powerful template system that works the way you do
Typo3
It is a free and open-source Web content management system written in PHP. It can run on several web servers, such as Apache or IIS, on top of many operating systems, among them Linux, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, macOS and OS/2.
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