Drupal is a fully functional and advanced open source CMS that has empowered the internet by creating websites for small, large and mid sized businesses. Websites created using this CMS are excellent in terms of user friendliness, mobile accessibility and multilingual capabilities. The CMS is well-reckoned to create websites that attract buyers. The CMS can also be enhanced by installing various modules or via opting custom Drupal development services. Enlisted below are some of the key functionality that makes Drupal one of the rewarding CMS.

 

Multiple content type: Drupal offers flexibility to developers to define how different content types like blogs, articles and news stories get displayed. Along with it, it also focuses on the functionality linked with each content type. This may include allowing or rejecting user comments.

 

Templating and theming: Drupal separates content from the presentation layer. This allows you to fully customize the design and layout of the website using standard compliant HTML and CSS. Similarly, an extended quality of pre-built themes are available that can also help in quickly customizing the design as per business requirements. These themes prevent the developers from starting from the scratch and invest in a fully customized website design.

High quality SEO: Drupal enabled websites are completely optimized for SEO. By offering permanent links to account, customizable page meta data, natural language URL’s and automatically generated XML sitemap, Drupal’s latest version helps in high end search engine optimization.

Drupal is mobile first: The advanced version of Drupal is completely mobile-first in approach. It comes along with built-in themes that are responsive. In addition to it, there is an admin theme that matches the screen size of various devices. These themes can easily be fit in to any screen size. The admin toolbar functions outstanding on multiple devices.

Simple authoring: With the latest version of Drupal 8, the process of content creation becomes a simple task. Drupal has gone a way ahead by offering authors on actual preview of the changes that would finally appear on the website. An integral part of the CMS, CKEditor is a free text editor that helps content editors in creating the website exclusively.

HTML5 enabled: When it comes to writing a web markup, HTML5 is a standard practice being adopted by many developers. HTML5 now comes with Drupal 8. It offers access to input fields like date, email, phone along with extra functionality.

JS automated testing: Drupal 8 brings in extra options for automated testing. The advanced version allows to validate the JS front end automatically. This saves time and makes the process of integration much easier.

In-built search: Drupal’s own internal search engine functionality comes with standard or advanced modes of searching by default. In any ways, search can easily be customized.

Device-specific display: If you want your website to be optimized for mobile or other devices, Drupal can easily identify the browser being used and also serve a specific display theme for that particular device.

Platform, server and database dependent: Drupal can be installed on Windows servers running on Microsoft SQL server, Solaris, BSD or Mac OS X or if there is any requirement.

 

Source: HostReview

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