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Ilias Dimopoulos
Real User
Drupal Web Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 14 2017

What is most valuable?

The hook system. This makes Drupal highly extensible and allows even custom modules to be easily extensible themselves.

How has it helped my organization?

Drupal is not an organization management system. It does not help an organization that way. Though, if I were to add a… more»

What needs improvement?

I am not able to answer this question in a few or a lot of words. Drupal is a system compromised of a lot of modules.There… more»

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

Drupal is open source software. That is one of the major advantages. Pricing only comes for development and support.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used multiple PHP Frameworks and CMSs like CakePHP, Laravel, Joomla, Wordpress, Magento etc. Just like the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do not be afraid. The community is eager to meet you :). Being a community based product, the relationship with the… more»
MarcoMartinez
Real User
Freelance Drupal Front End Developer at Marc Martinez at a tech vendor
Jun 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Configuration API: Makes features configurable and easier to design custom applications. We were able to build several… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Easier to develop custom applications by customizing the code to build and manage websites that require custom content… more»

What needs improvement?

This depends on whether Drupal wants to become user-friendlier toward non-developers. The GUI is still not as intuitive as… more»

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

Drupal is open source. There is no pricing and licensing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used WordPress. I switched because I learned how to code in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Drupal made it easier to… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for it! If you know how to code in PHP, CSS3, and HTML 5, your experience will be much easier and you will appreciate… more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Drupal Solutions Architect at a non-tech company
Oct 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* Custom distributions: Supports multiple sites that share functionalities * Localization: Provides content solutions… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The idea is to use a custom distribution. This empowers each site to do the unsexy, boring, but critical functionality… more»

What needs improvement?

The classic open source pain points, such as documentation and many charlatan developers, need improvement.

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

It is free, but I would recommend spending the money on quality Drupal hosting, instead of cheaper solutions, such as… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, I have used a variety of solutions, including the custom ones. I switched solutions because Drupal provides… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you do not need the features that I have mentioned above, then do not use Drupal.
Dipak Yadav
Real User
Senior Drupal Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Drupal is one of the most robust content management systems. My favorite features are: * The ability to create content types using Drupal's field… more»

What needs improvement?

* Admin Interface: You'll often hear that Drupal has a pretty high learning curve. I attribute that to its admin interface. New users can find it… more»

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

Drupal is a free and open-source product, which is always a plus point in my opinion.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I started my career in Drupal. I didn't use any other solution before.

What other advice do I have?

Drupal is a fantastic tool for content management, but it has a pretty high learning curve. For very simple solutions, such as for setting up a… more»
Pierre Bonnefoi
Real User
Drupal Lead Developer at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
Jun 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to create a complex website with a few developments is the most valuable feature, that's what got me started… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Creating websites with Drupal allows us to meet our customer needs. It provides a tailored website by using the same CMS… more»

What needs improvement?

The UI can, probably, be improved as well as the documentation. For the UI, as WordPress is the biggest challenger of… more»

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

Just invest in a good server, you can use Drupal for free :-)

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I tried WordPress but it seems too limited for me.

What other advice do I have?

Find the right project and just start using it. There is no other way than just jumping into Drupal to know how powerful… more»
Andrii Shutov
Real User
Drupal developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Its scalability, content management practices, security and the community are valuable features. The product is very well-supported. Every day, the… more»

What needs improvement?

Developing more profiles easily and fast would really help. With the minimum profile functionalities, there is a need for supported functions like… more»

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

Drupal is open-source and free. You will pay only for the developers to get your unique project.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have some experience with Java Spring MVC Framework. Drupal allows us to work much faster but as a counter part, it is slower.

What other advice do I have?

You should definitely use this product. After so many years of development, it has already lots of developed APIs with the third products like CRM… more»
Dan Ball
Real User
Drupal Web Developer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The new component-based content management is very helpful. It is cludgy at first, but maintenance is very nice among many… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It makes it easier for multiple people to contribute content and handle who has access to what. Very few CMS systems have… more»

What needs improvement?

I liked the configuration being more database oriented. The file-based configuration is nicer for deployment and makes it… more»

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

I have no advice. It's free!

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I've used many solutions over the years. Some are easier, but they tend to be less scalable. Drupal is a great balance.

What other advice do I have?

Educate yourself and take your time.
Jeff Greenberg
Real User
Drupal Architect with 201-500 employees
Jun 11 2017

What is most valuable?

As an ASA. As a primarily back-end developer, the extensible OO architecture is the most valuable, along with the CMS and related services it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Drupal has made it possible to address a wide breadth of web site requirements.

What needs improvement?

The current version represents a new architecture for the product: Object-oriented sitting atop Symfony 2, rather than procedural. The kinks are… more»

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

It's free.

What other advice do I have?

Drupal for end users is fairly straightforward. For developers, the learning curve to be proficient is about two years.
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