Advantages and Disadvantages of using Drupal
One of the most important decisions that every website or blog site owner must make is which software platform / content management system (CMS) to use for building, updating and maintaining their site.
This is a very important choice because changing to a different one later down the road, after your website or blog is up and running is not always easy to do.
The best thing that anyone can do when they are contemplating this decision is to do as much research as possible so that you are able to make a well informed decision, and the one that is best for your particular needs.
Here, in this article, we will share with you some of the more important advantages and the disadvantages or using Drupal for your software platform / content management system (CMS) for your website or blog site.
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First, let’s look at some of the key advantages of using Drupal for your website or blog site:
Good for various types of content:
Drupal is good for use to create and manage several different types of content, including: blogs, text, videos, pod casts, user management as well as some others.
Advanced user management capabilities:
In Drupal, an administrator can easily create new user accounts and set up the permission rights for each user. These users can also be given permissions to help manage different parts of a particular website.
High functionality capabilities:
Drupal has some great functionality capabilities including: discussion boards, social networking, polls management, graphics modification tools, advanced menu management, etc.
On Drupal’s homepage there is documentation for help and features of Drupal, there is an active discussion forum where you can get help with Drupal issues, and there are several forums around the internet at several different websites that are for Drupal users and it’s easy to find help for any problems or tasks that you need help with.
Now let’s look at some of the key disadvantages of using Drupal for your website or blog site:
A non-friendly user interface:
Compared to other software platforms / content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal has a higher learning curve needed to be able to utilize most of its major functions. Many people have found Drupal much more difficult to learn when compared to other software platforms that they have used.
Installation and Modification of Drupal:
Drupal is not a very user-friendly software script to install and modify. Other software platforms like WordPress and Joomla are much simpler to install and modify.
Efficiency of Drupal:
Pertaining to scalability and efficiency, Drupal is behind other software platforms like WordPress or Quick.cms. If you have a very large website, Drupal will generate a big load of your web servers. There are plugins available to help reduce the server loads which help with this issue though.
In conclusion, the best thing that you can do when considering using Drupal for your website or blog site is to compare the advantages and disadvantages of Drupal and see if the advantages meet with your particular needs.
Also, you will want to make sure that the disadvantages are not ones that will cause issues with your needs as well. Research and more research is the key to deciding if Drupal is the best choice for your website or blog site.
Good Luck and may your website or blog reach the Apex in its Niche!