How Flexible is Drupal Content Management System

Drupal is a content management system (CMS) which means it is used to manage content on data drupal content management systemsites, member sites, intranets, social media sites and web applications. I, after a lot of research and study on various CMS (especially Drupal), have come to realize that Drupal is not exactly a content management system but a platform into which several modules can be combined and plugged to provide customized CMS, according to your needs. There are, in reality, modules of many purposes, for instance storing various types of content, retrieving content based on criteria, and also for displaying content in various ways and much more.

There are hundreds and thousands of free modules that are available which you can download and use. By installing these modules, you are sure of getting some features that even leading CMSs are not capable of offering. Here is a list of sample features offered by present Drupal modules.

  • Complete eCommerce solution with proper payment support.

  • Drupal offers discussion blogs, forums, tags, comments and voting.

  • Drupal has powerful display, format and list content, data and info

  • Collaborative and calendar tools – meeting synchronization

  • Genuine cropping, scaling and transformation of images are some of the functions offered by Drupal, depending on how and where they are used and displayed

  • Drupal also supports video content and streaming

  • Drupal integrators can be used to integrate with map services like Google Maps, Bing Maps, OpenLayers and geographic information systems (GIS)

  • You can also integrate Drupal content management system with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. And also with directory services like CAS and Active Directory.

These are the functions that Drupal modules provide that you can use in order to make your site popular among users.

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