Drupal is an open-source web development platform for online content. It is a type of website built on a framework known as a content management system. A Content Management System is a combination of tools that are put together to help organize, maintain and enhance content which can be made of text, graphics, sounds, video, audio, etc. One of Drupal's greatest strengths comes from giving users the ability to securely edit their online content at any time without needing to know html. In addition, a Drupal website is designed to accommodate multiple users with various levels of access to a site. For example, a user who is an Editor can edit or publish articles on a site, while the Site Manager may additionally be responsible for managing who can log into the site and access various areas. Drupal drives some of the busiest websites around the world and can be adapted to practically any visual graphic design. Drupal is used to run websites such as the World Economic Forum, WhiteHouse.gov, the Examiner.com, Stanford University, but can also used for small retail businesses of every variety from food catering, software development firms, photographers and colleges.
Drupal is scalable, meaning that it can have additional features added on or removed as business needs evolve over time. Do you need to add a photo gallery, or perhaps e-commerce or a profile page of your employees? Drupal is designed to handle these features easily and intuitively and is one of the main reasons millions of websites choose this framework. Drupal goes far beyond the capabilities of WordPress, which was originally designed as a blogging tool.
Drupal has security, simplicity and expansion at its heart and can use virtually any visual design, whether that be a templated design or a completely customized design. The flexibility behind Drupal is what makes it one of the most popular content management systems used worldwide.