Drupal Review

It's your CMS if you're concerned with enterprise-level security, but the existing plugins don't cover all areas.


What is most valuable?

- Ease of Customization

- Expandability

How has it helped my organization?

- Company website build in Drupal

What needs improvement?

- Drupal Community and Forums not as easy and straightforward as Wordpress

- The number of areas covered by existing plugins should be larger

- Resource Hungry, compared to Wordpress

For how long have I used the solution?

2 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Not needed

Technical Support:

Not needed

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Joomla, Wordpress. I typically use Wordpress for smaller websites, with less customization required and Drupal for larger websites that may need to expand in the future.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward

What about the implementation team?

In house

What was our ROI?

-

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Drupal is Free.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Joomla, Wordpress

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you know what kind of website you want to build and who will be using it.

It is good to note the following:

- Drupal has enterprise level security. Numerous government websites are build on Drupal so if security is a number one priority Drupal is your CMS

- As far as SEO is concerned, things can go really bad for Drupal if the developer does not know what he/she is doing, or does not understand customer needs. If SEO is done correctly Drupal is as good for SEO as any other CMS

- Use Drupal if expandability is a must or if you are building a large website with various kinds of functionality. For smaller websites and blogs, Wordpress is king.


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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