When it comes to our web development projects here at Bolser, we use Drupal - a content management system (CMS) that allows the end-user of the website to edit and update website content in a stress-free way.
In our trusted opinion, Drupal is the most flexible open-source CMS available. Designed to be customised, virtually every detail of its interface and its functionality can be changed or added to, making the end product as bespoke as our client needs their website to be.
It is this flexibility that allows Drupal to meet almost any project requirement; from simple content creation and editing to highly complex, enterprise-level functionality. Because of all these benefits, Drupal is our preferred platform for PHP website development.
Drupal is the third largest Open Source, PHP-based CMS which works behind Wordpress and Joomla. Using it allows developers to configure a flexible platform that meets the needs of our clients in terms of add-ons and extensions, with a limited functionality that makes it straightforward to use.
Along with flexibility, Drupal is also scalable. If a site needs expanding to increase functionality - whether that’s to add a blog, a multi-language option, or an e-commerce shopping cart - core modules don’t have to be reprogrammed to incorporate new features.
It’s not just small websites that benefit from Drupal’s features either. At enterprise level, some of the most visited and recognisable sites in the world are built on Drupal - from The Louvre and The Economist to the GOV UK websites.
This popularity means that Drupal has a global community. Though our web dev team are Drupal experts here at Bolser, there’s also a vast worldwide community of developers that use the platform. This allows us to find and create solutions to bespoke projects, no matter how complex the brief.
Lastly, we can't sing the praises of Drupal without mentioning the budget implications. The platform incurs no license fee, which means that unlike many proprietary content management systems, it’s also an incredibly affordable option. The benefits of this are evident at client-level, but this also allows knowledge sharing and development to continue globally, which in turn, benefits our clients and the innovative nature of the projects we create for them.
For more information about Drupal, please take a look here.