Drupal – content management system

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.

The software is released under an open source license.

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 custo.mizable 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.

Website: www.drupal.org
Support: Documentation
Developer: Dries Buytaert
License: GNU GPL v2


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