Drupal is open-source content management software. With Drupal like any CMS you can organize and manage your content and create stunning websites and web applications.
Drupal History And Some Interesting Facts
Drupal was created by Dries Buytaert as a message board in early 2000.
Drupal is derived from Dutch word druppel which in English means ‘drop’ hence the famous Drupal drop.
In November 2000, Drupal 0.1 was released the first of a long line of releases, with each version topping the previous one in terms of popularity and usage.
By 2006, more than 3 million websites had been built with Drupal, including Yahoo!, CNN, Google and LinkedIn. In 2007 alone, over 273 million site visits were recorded by the sites using Drupal.
Being an open-source, Drupal boasts all the open-source features, including:
- Cost: Absolutely free to download
- Security: Drupal has a team of developers dedicated to fixing security issues quickly. This is the reason many government agencies prefer Drupal.
- Flexibility and Freedom: Drupal has more than 46,000 modules that extend its functionality. Including plugins from Yoast, Mailchimp, Salesforce, HubSpot and many more.