What is Drupal?

Drupal is the #1 platform for web content management among global enterprises, governments, higher education institutions, and NGOs. Flexible and highly scalable, Drupal publishes a single web site or shares content in multiple languages across many devices. Technology and business leaders transform content management into powerful digital solutions with Drupal … backed by one of the world’s most innovative open source communities.

What is Drupal?


Drupal is content management software. It’s used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. But what sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences need.

It’s also a great choice for creating integrated digital frameworks. You can extend it with any one, or many, of thousands of add-ons. Modules expand Drupal’s functionality. Themes let you customize your content’s presentation. Distributions are packaged Drupal bundles you can use as starter-kits. Mix and match these components to enhance Drupal’s core abilities. Or, integrate Drupal with external services and other applications in your infrastructure. No other content management software is this powerful and scalable.

The Drupal project is open source software. Anyone can download, use, work on, and share it with others. It’s built on principles like collaboration, globalism, and innovation. It’s distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). There are no licensing fees, ever.

Drupal will always be free.

Drupal Features and Benefits

Drupal is an “out of the box” web content management tool as well as a customizable platform — to help you build the right tool to serve your content management strategy. Business and technology leaders use Drupal to create real-world enterprise solutions that empower web innovation. When assessing Drupal, it’s important to envision your goals and ask “Can Drupal be used to build this?” The answer nearly always is “yes”. Drupal offers limitless potential with native features and module extensions — it’s a platform for the next disruptive technology, without disruption to your business.

  • Ease of Content Authoring: Quickly create and update content from any device
  • API Approach to Content: Publish content once and use across all apps and devices
  • Mobile-first: Ready for any device and responsive by nature
  • Easily Connected: Integrate with the technologies critical to your organization (e.g. marketing automation, email marketing, analytics, CRM)

Who uses Drupal

Drupal is the platform the United States,London, France, and more use to communicate with citizens. It’s the framework media companies like BBC,NBC, and MTV UK rely on to inform and entertain the world. It’s part of how organizations and universities like Amnesty International and the University of Oxford work to make the world a better place. Read Drupal case studies or check out a list of organizations with profiles on Drupal.org.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 is the biggest update in Drupal’s history. Creating content is easier. Every built-in theme is responsively designed. It’s available in 100 languages, and its integration tools make it a great hub for complex ecosystems. More than 4,500 people, companies, and organizations contributed their time, experience, and imagination. The result? Over 200 new and improved features.

Made possible by a global community

The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re more than 1,000,000 passionate developers, designers, trainers, strategists, coordinators, editors, and sponsors working together. We build Drupal, provide support, create documentation, share networking opportunities, and more. Our shared commitment to the open source spirit pushes the Drupal project forward.

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