If you have encountered Drupal before, then you know it is a widely-used open source web development platform. It is used to power millions of websites, with an impressive ability to manage online content and user communities.
Any professional Drupal development company in London will tell you that this a powerful platform – if designed and development correctly. Businesses looking for a website where they can easily manage their own content (CMS website) will certainly benefit from utilising a Drupal site.
The advantages of Drupal are many, and your website developer should be able to explain these to you. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages:
The platform allows for immense functionality such as polls management, menus management, user management and graphics modification tool and so on. These are used to create functional blogs, websites, discussion boards, social networking pages and so on.
Various content types are supported such as videos, podcasts, blogs, texts, statistics and polls to name a few.
User management features allows the website administrator to assign permissions and limits to all users who have access to the system.
Page content management allows you to edit and add content after the website has been designed, with ease.
There are literally thousands of plugins that you can use with Drupal. You can select from a list of existing plugins or create your own.
Drupal is known to be the most technically advanced free content management system on the market. It offers a superior architectural component and certainly outshines the rest when it comes to reliable program documentation. The system offers free banner management modules and MySQL database support. A website create and powered by Drupal will certainly run fast and will not require extensive use of server resources. Developers will find it is search engine friendly and can be easily configured for search engine friendly URLs.
This content management system offers users over 1800 free themes and more then 24 000 free plugins. While it is a one size fits all solution to CMS websites, it certainly doesn’t lack in terms of customizability. It also offers a 51 day update frequency.
In order to fully grasp the features and functionality of Drupal, one should have basic knowledge of PHP, HTML and similar programming languages. It is essential that you can tend to various error messages and identify coding problems that might arise.
One of the major disadvantages and reason that will require the professional services of a Drupal developer in London is that the script is not extremely user-friendly. With all this functionality and not knowing entirely how to access all the features, you will be putting your website at a disadvantage. Drupal developers will be well experienced and skilled in such development and will be able to assist you with harnessing the platforms true potential to ensure that you are provided with a website that looks great and offers your consumers a wealth of functions and features.
At Lilo we offer professional Drupal development in London. We are a diverse team made up of skilled and experienced designers. If you would like to learn more about what we can do for your website and online marketing image, contact us today.