Drupal is a Content Management System (CMS) open source software that is made available to users free of charge. The Content Management System was originally developed in 1999 by the Belgian computer scientist Dries Buytaert and was able to build up a large user base within a short time. Similar well-known content management systems are:
- TYPO 3
By using these open source solutions, almost any web application(homepage, forum, blog) can be realized quickly and easily without extensive programming knowledge.
The functionality of Drupal is based on a modular system that is as simple as it is ingenious. The CMS can be supplemented by numerous extensions, which can also be combined with each other. A gigantic user community continuously provides new themes, modules and plug-ins, so that the Content Management System is always state of the art. Drupal is characterized by a high flexibility, because all contents can be changed independently of the layout.
While Joomla, WordPress and TYPO3 have established themselves primarily as pure content management systems, Drupal attempts to combine simple editing of website content with an active social community. For this purpose, special community tools, such as a blog or forum system, are provided to support the formation of active web communities around the Drupal platform.
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