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Drupal

Drupal

Drupal is a free and open-source platform and content management system written in PHP for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.

Equipped with a powerful blend of features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites.

People and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of different web sites, including:

  • Community web portals
  • Discussion sites
  • Corporate web sites
  • Intranet applications
  • Personal web sites or blogs
  • E-commerce applications
  • Resource directories
  • Social Networking sites
  • Aficionado sites

 Drupal 7.27

Price
Free to download

Size
3.1MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Dries Buytaert

Website
drupal.org

System Requirements
Web server running PHP (version 4.3.5+)
Database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL

Support Sites:
Handbooks, FAQ, Forums, Training, Mailing Lists, The Best of Drupal

Selected Reviews:
Performancing.com, Linux.com

Features include:

  • Polls - enables admins and/or users to create polls and show them on various pages
  • Templating - separates content from presentation allowing you to control the look and feel of your Drupal site
  • Threaded comments which provides a powerful threaded comment model for enabling discussion on published content
  • Version control - tracks the details of content updates including who changed it, what was changed, the date and time of changes made to your content and more
  • Access statistics and logging
  • Advanced search functions
  • Caching and feature throttling for improved performance under load
  • Comments, forums, and polls
  • Descriptive URLs - uses Apache's mod_rewrite to enable customizable URLs that are both user and search engine friendly
  • Modules
  • Multi-level menu system
  • Multi-site support
  • Multi-user content creation and editing
  • OpenID support
  • RSS Feed and Feed Aggregator
  • Security/new release update notification
  • User authentication
  • User profiles
  • Various access control restrictions (user roles, IP addresses, email)
  • Workflow tools (Triggers and Actions)
  • Online help
  • Personalization

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