8 reasons why you should use Drupal for your next website
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BY Bipasha Baijulal
3 years ago
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Drupal is a free and open-source content management system that runs on PHP. Today, the Drupal community is backed by over a million developers and users. Several high profile websites including the top government websites in the world runs on the Drupal Framework.But why are so many institutions and businesses switching over to Drupal?

Drupal offers the best features and flexibility to build a vibrant website which is safe and secure.

Here are 8 reasons why you should use Drupal for your next website:

Advanced Modules: Drupal boasts of twenty-nine thousand modules and two thousand different themes which give developers numerous options to design very creative and customized website templates for clients. These modules also enhance the performance of the site and do not demand much manual effort from developers.

Functionalities: Advanced and efficient functions such as advanced menu management, polls management, graphics modification tool and user management allow developers to design advanced websites, discussion boards, blogs, social networking pages, etc with ease.

Quick Deployment: Drupal websites can be deployed within a few hours; once the core is installed it provides a hassle-free platform to manage content, images, and to make updates and third party integrations.

Customizable even after deployment: As discussed above, Drupal gives numerous options to customize websites but another unique feature is that such customizations can also be made after the Drupal website has been made live. Therefore, developers can make changes even after deployment as per the client’s needs and feed backs. You can also organize Drupal to save a new version of your pages each time it has been edited so that you have the option to check on old revisions whenever you want.

Best Security: No security issues go unnoticed and unresolved by Drupal’s security team comprising of more than 40 experts which makes it comparatively more secure than any of the other CMS’s. This is pretty obvious if you consider the fact that the website for the White house has been created using Drupal.

Smart Device friendly: With the use of smart devices in every nook and corner of the country, the Internet has become an efficient platform for marketing. Businesses, especially small businesses, are largely benefited from this type of marketing. Keeping this in mind, Drupal allows its websites to be viewed on smart phones and Ipads in the same way as viewed on a desktop.

Advanced Plug-ins: To enhance website building capacities, Drupal offers over 7,000 plug-ins and extensions. Being an open source program, Drupal lets you create your own plug-ins as well.

SEO friendly: Today, search engines are content driven; the more attractive and professional the content, the more are the chances of the websites getting better rankings on search results. Drupal includes SEO Modules such as Page Title, Nodewords, Related Content, Pathauto, Sitemap & XML Sitemap which gives you wide range of options to display content in a search engine friendly manner.

Drupal has been the backbone of several websites that has been developed by Zyxware over the past 9 years. We have had happy clients and seen businesses make great improvements through a Drupal powered website. If you want to know more about our Drupal website development services,please contact us today.


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on 17th August 2015 / by Nisha.Oommen
The Internet has rapidly revolutionized the way websites are designed and developed. From its conception in 2001, Drupal has become the Content Management System (CMS) of choice for enterprise level websites and web applications. Drupal can be compared to building blocks. For e.g. it might not be so hard to build a house but to build a custom built house fully loaded with the latest gadgets, it is best to meet an architect. In the same manner, to get the full potential of Drupal for your Drupal website, it is advantageous to hire a Drupal website developer! Some of the key tips to getting the right Drupal developers are: Experience in the Drupal industry: There is a learning curve to Drupal. So, having a developer experienced in Drupal really counts. Especially if you have a short project deadline, there is lesser time for trial and error. Website and Portfolio: Check out the Drupal developer’s website and portfolio. It is a clear indicator of what they do and the kind of websites they have built. Hire a Drupal developer who knows how your industry works and its users: A Drupal developer who is knowledgeable about the client base of your industry and its various workings is a definite plus, though not a deal breaker. Contributor to the Drupal Community: A Drupal developer who has contributed back to the Drupal community will be better able to evaluate whether your objectives match any of the thousands of contributed modules and themes and work towards a solution that best suits your requirements. Other things to keep in mind are: Scope of the project To get a Drupal website built, analyse what exactly is it that you want in your website? Is it intended to be a forum, a search engine, an e-commerce site, a website for your organization or do you want a combination of some or all of these on your site .Set out some well-defined objective for the Drupal developers to work on. Your requirements should include a list of features and functionality that you want on your website. Support and Maintenance Drupal websites are easy to install and manage. But make sure you talk with your Drupal developer about support and maintenance for your Drupal website. It is good to have a dedicated resource for real-time communication and problem-solving. Of course time and budget will play a crucial role in the scalability of the Drupal project. Zyxware Technologies is one of the leading Drupal companies in India with offices in the US and Australia. Established in 2006, Zyxware has a highly qualified and experienced team of Drupal developers, user interface designers, and web analysts who design and develop high-traffic, enterprise scale websites that require sophisticated functionalities. Zyxware offers you expertly coded websites that incur less maintenance costs and is easily upgradable to the latest Drupal release. If you want more information about our Drupal development services, please contact us. Drupal Development Drupal Developers Drupal Development services Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 03rd September 2015 / by webmaster
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