If your business has previously used a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress or Joomla and wondered, can I do better? What am I missing out on? Luckily, one of the most flexible and practical CMS alternatives recently launched its latest version. It is Drupal 7 and there is a good deal of chatter about its powerful mix of business tools and easy maintenance. 59 Souls Inc is a Drupal Website Designer .
Drupal is an open source CMS that gives its users a large degree of flexibility to change, share, and distribute content (text, video, data, business services). However, Drupal is more than a CMS. It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that's perfect for a small business and scalable for any big enterprise. And do not take our word for it either, check out why it was rated InfoWorld 2011 Top Pick.
We have used a number of content management systems in the past, and while none are perfect, some do the job better than others. Drupal lets us stay ahead of the game get the most out of the ever-evolving community platform that enables millions of subscribers to upgrade it constantly. Consider this — somewhere in the world, Drupal is being upgraded every second. Like Wikipedia, it's driven by people that care about how it functions and operates, rather than how it's marketed. It is the largest open secret in web development.
1. Drupal Is Free
Many proprietary CMS systems bill major monthly or annual fees as part of the licensing agreement to use the software. For many small business web design needs, those prices are prohibitive and occasionally not fully disclosed during the sale. Additionally, the subscription prices can range from a couple hundred dollars a year to sometimes tens of thousands of dollars a month for a big implementation. Drupal, on the other hand, is completely free and does not have any hidden fees. The edges are staggering when you take a look at the life cycle of a typical web site, which generally can be three to six years.
2. Drupal Has High Profile Clients
Some of Drupal's highest profile customers include:
The White House
Wake Forest University
3. Drupal Has Extensive API Support
When selecting a CMS, it is critical to understand what kind of out-of-box support is available from third party programs for that specific program. Now's knowledgeable businesses run their organizations with the support of API's that let two programs talk to each other. Drupal has extensive API support including:
Salesforce Drupal API
YouTube Drupal AP I
Google Apps API
Sugar CRM for Drupal API
Endless Contact Drupal API
Facebook Drupal API
Twitter Drupal API
Ubercart Drupal API
Google Analytics Drupal API
AdSense Drupal API
Mailchimp Drupal API
Access more here drupal.org
There are thousands of modules available on Drupal.org and Drupal's exceptionally well-documented API lets you create your own custom modules.
4. Drupal Web Design Flexibility
Unlike many site content management systems offering narrow frameworks and custom programming, Drupal comes out of the box prepared to showcase your brand in an interactive, highly-useable surroundings. It's possible for you to design (or “theme” in Drupal discuss) your Drupal web design to fit your business needs without many of the constraints of previous CMS tools.