Generally, content management systems would store all content in a database, keep the website design separate from the content, and also allow easily updates. These are some reasons why so many webmasters use CMSs instead of HTML pages or Dreamweaver templates.
For webmasters who are interested in creating search engine friendly websites with a content management system and also want them to be scalable, they should be taking a seriously close look at the free open-source Drupal, one of the best CMSs available and it is rapidly gaining adoption worldwide.
Compared to other CMSs like WordPress and Joomla, Drupal is much more powerful in some way and can be used for creating large, complex website. Here, we listed some highlights which make Drupal stand out in the field.
Advanced URL Control
In WordPress, webmasters are usually limited to one type of permalink URL for all their posts, even they could override the post slug, it is still much less precise than Drupal URL aliases. In addition, Drupal also allows automating custom URL structures for each different content type with modules.
Flexibility and Effcient
- Custom Content Types
Due to its flexibility, Drupal cannot only run on any platform smoothly, but also ensure tasks be implemented and changed easily and quickly. Besides, webmasters are able to create as many custom content types as they would like, and display them in many different ways.
For example, webmasters could use Drupal to create new content types like blog posts, forum posts, tutorials, classified ads and etc. and other advanced custom views without writing any code.
- User Management
Drupal was designed for community-based websites and it has strong user role and access control functionality. As owners, webmasters could create many custom user roles with custom access levels as they need, which like admin, editor, authenticated user or anonymous visitor.
- Revision Control
One of the most attractive features of Drupal is revision control, with which webmasters are allowed go back to view or revert the old versions. That means they can use it to configure Drupal to save a new version of their page every time they are editing.
In fact, Drupal can provide users with high security level. It has an active security group that offers necessary security updates. Its password security that is compatible with the demands for government agencies.
Support and Innovation
Since 2001, Drupal has been supporting by a very active community of thousands of developers who are contribute to maintain and innovate for the CMS, until now, more than 5000 modules are available for Drupal. Moreover, it is built in PHP, the popular web programming language. Thus, there are tons of useful tools to make programming in Drupal one of the most productive on the web.
If webmasters have any problem about Drupal and their websites, the Drupal community is a great place to get their questions answered effectively.