Drupal is an open-source content management system used for making advanced applications with an easy to use interface thanks to Drupal’s previews. Drupal with the addition of pre-view becomes a CMS that is quite close to becoming a visual programming system.
Drupal helps manage relatively large contents and with it’s easy to understand features and templates can be used to develop a website in an effectively short period of time. Drupal’s overall advantage over other content management systems (CMS) is that it lets you choose your content type, unlike other CMS. With its features comes flexibility.
Features of Drupal
- active community: Drupal runs a community of over a million users who actively contribute to be development and improvement of Drupal’s modules, themes, and distribution. this active contribution results in the constant expansion of Drupal’s services,
- Free modules: Drupal’s community contributes over 40 thousand of its free modules, which are used by the majority of Drupal’s users, thanks to its extensive features and contents.
Drupal is a government favorite with seven core pros that regulate its usage and popularity among users, with major updates happening every 2-3 years, giving you enough time to enjoy and get acquainted with the current interface before it gets revamped and scrapped.
How to use Drupal
Drupal was written to help with speedy development and quick creation of intricate websites, Drupal is an open-source CMS that comes with a Graphic UI which helps users in facilitating contents. Below are a few steps that help your first time on Drupal less unfamiliar and give you a better understanding of how Drupal’s interface work by showing you where to look and what needs to initially be done:
- Install Drupal
- Have a Written Idea of what you want to create
- Open the URL on your browser for your newly installed Drupal
- Get familiar with Drupal’s administrative dashboard
- Install new modules you need for your planned work (e.g. Views, Drupal commerce, Light box & color box, web forms, etc.) are a few common modules
- Install new themes for your planned work
- experiment with your new tools
Once you are done with your test run and experimentation for your first ever website on Drupal, launch your website by connecting it to the Domain name, get reviews and review other people’s work to help improve your skill.