Here is a brief explanation of what is Drupal? and What is Drupal Used for ?
Drupal Open Source Content Management System
Drupal is a free software package that allows you to simply arrange, control and publish your content, with an never-ending variety of customization. Drupal is a free community supported framework for making, arranging, providing and managing a website. It powers millions of websites and applications from all over the world. Drupal makes it easy for donors to publish to websites and easy for developers to organize new sites as well as add features to existing ones. Most commonly referred to as a content management system, or CMS, Drupal has much more to present. Drupal installations contain a set of modules called Core Components, which offer features such as user management, menu systems, and user contributed content. The Drupal open source community (one of the largest in the world) contributes and supports thousands of free flexible and robust modules and themes, which can be easily integrated into websites to offer powerful features such as multimedia, calendars, rating systems, and other social media tools. Drupal is also an application framework that can be used to build other aps. Drupal needs no programming skills yet the HTML code produced is accessible, cross browser companionable, and search engine friendly. Drupal is used for every type of site from personal blogs to highly trafficked enterprise level sites. 2% of all websites worldwide are built in Drupal including whitehouse.gov and many other high profile, highly visited sites.
Drupal is Open Source Cms
Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers. It’s distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or “GPL”), which means anyone is free to download it and share it with others. This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies that the Web has to offer. The Drupal project’s principles encourage modularity, standards, collaboration, ease-of-use, and more.
What is Drupal Used for?
Drupal is a best choice for building all manner of websites from simple 1 page personal websites to enterprise level applications. It is mostly well suited to e-Learning systems, Community/social networking sites, and news publishing, where its powerful authoring and publishing features allow administrators to create, revise, and deploy content in a rapid and organized manner. User management, site reporting and statistics, ad management, community management, and other administrative functions utilize an intuitive and robust back-end user interface.
Other General Deployments are:
- Community Portal sites
- Business Community Sites
- Aficionado sites
- Corporate websites
- E-commerce sites
- Resource Directories
- International Sites
Social Networking Examples of large and well-known sites using Drupal include: