3 Features in Drupal that Make it a Top Choice for Implementing a Digital Experience Platform

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The release of Drupal 10.1 brings a range of new features and enhancements, solidifying its position as a top choice for organizations seeking a Digital Experience Platform (DXP) for their corporate websites. Drupal 10.1 is the first release after the Digital Public Good Alliance (DPGA) recognized Drupal as a Digital Public Good. As a platform trusted by entities like the United Nations, governments, and major corporations, Drupal's affordability and powerful capabilities have made it a compelling choice. In this article, we will delve into three key features of Drupal 10.1 that make it an excellent option for those looking to implement a digital experience platform for their organization. From reusable UI components to enhanced content authoring and page speed improvements, Drupal 10.1 is poised to transform how organizations deliver exceptional digital experiences.

Drupal as a DXP
DXP Possibilities

Update: We've published a comprehensive article detailing the evolution from CMS to DXP, including an in-depth comparison of features available in Drupal when used as a CMS versus as a DXP.

Empowering Your Drupal DXP Journey: The Advancements of Drupal 10



Reusable UI Components

Large organizations often require complex UI/UX implementations and demand flexibility in deploying new UI components. Drupal 10 introduces Single Directory Components in Drupal Core, enabling the combination of templates, styles, and JavaScript within the core. SDC eliminates the need for additional contributed modules or custom code, making creating and reusing UI components easier. 

Single Directory Components in Core Session on DrupalCon Pittsburgh 2023 by Mike Herchel and Mateu Aguiló Bosch

Enhanced Content Authoring

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Drupal 10 leverages the power of CKEditor5, introduced in Drupal 9.5. The latest version further enhances CKEditor5 by adding new features such as auto-formatting. Users can utilize simple formatting commands like adding asterisks for bold text or using numbers to create ordered lists. Additionally, premium features of CKEditor5, including collaborative editing similar to Google Docs and comments within content, are available as contributed modules, expanding the content authoring possibilities.

Page Speed Enhancements

Page speed is a crucial metric for the marketing and communication teams focused on delivering exceptional digital experiences. Drupal 10.1 includes significant improvements to BigPipe, such as serving interface previews for delayed content. These enhancements result in a smoother user experience with fewer page reflows, positively impacting user interactions and search engine rankings. Technical decision-makers can leverage these page speed enhancements to enhance their corporate websites' performance. The video showcases how the preview feature of BigPipe works (credits: drupal.org).


Drupal 10 brings a compelling set of features that solidify its position as a leading choice for organizations evaluating DXPs for building corporate websites. Introducing reusable UI components streamlines UI/UX development while enhanced content authoring capabilities empower content creators. Moreover, page speed enhancements improve user experiences and search engine rankings. To explore the full range of features offered by Drupal 10, consult the release notes and refer to the detailed summary published on the Drupal.org blog post on Drupal 10.1 and Drupal 10.2  by Gábor Hojtsy.

Please get in touch with us if you need a demo of the latest version of Drupal 10 or how the new features mentioned in this article help your organization.