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Maarten Aerts
Real User
Senior Drupal developer at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The best things about Drupal are its extensibility and plug-ability. You can get something going quite fast that’s... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have rebuilt a few websites in Drupal. Due to the way Drupal is built, it usually allows us to have new... more»

What needs improvement?

The learning curve is the thing that scares most people away from using Drupal. With Drupal Version 8, it has taken a... more»

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

The product itself is free and open source, as well as the contributed modules available on the main website. You have... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have used many different systems before, ranging from TYPO3, Umbraco, and even a custom CMS. The reasons to change... more»

What other advice do I have?

While the learning curve is steep and may seem scary, if you invest time in it, it is well worth it. It may be a good... more»
pauloamgomes
Consultant
Developer at Appnovation Technologies
Mar 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* Content type definitions: One of the best features of Drupal, and maybe the key differentiator to other solutions, is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My organization sells services around Drupal Version 8.

What needs improvement?

The admin interface could be improved. Compared to Version 7, it was a huge improvement. I think it is not enough for... more»

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

There is no cost regarding licensing. Costs should be calculated based on the required support and training efforts.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I worked in the past with different CMS solutions. Perhaps Vignette was the most relevant. I believe, at that time, it... more»

What other advice do I have?

First invest in internal knowledge and your way to handle strategic decisions, and then find a good provider/partner... more»
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Simon Georges
Real User
Expert Drupal, SEO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Mar 11 2017

What is most valuable?

I have been convinced since the start that Drupal's greatest asset is its community. Drupal's motto is "Come for the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

By using the open source and free modules provided by the community, you can jumpstart a website project really... more»

What needs improvement?

The main complaints of the clients or newcomers to Drupal are about the UX of the admin interface. Compared to... more»

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

Drupal is absolutely free of charge, as are the community modules. So the price entirely depends on the functionalities... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I was a Java developer, developing mostly backend stuff. I switched when the company I was in at the time switched.... more»

What other advice do I have?

The first website you build with Drupal will have a lot of mistakes. I would recommend a training session to grasp the... more»
Rodrigo Espinoza Brenes
Real User
Drupal Backend Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* I appreciate the free software. * This gives us the possibility to search deep in the core of the system in case of bugs. * In addition, it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use Drupal to develop most of our clients' sites because the CMS features and the development framework give us the possibility to expend... more»

What needs improvement?

I think Drupal has to improve the UX for some administrative pages, such as the modules list page. When I talk about improvements in user... more»

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

As I said before, Drupal is free software and is covered by GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. You can find more information here:... more»

What other advice do I have?

I think the best advice is to be patient and persevering. Drupal is a very large tool and you will need to read a lot documentation and view... more»
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... 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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... more»

What needs improvement?

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

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

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

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... more»
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»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... 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... 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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
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