Drupal - An easy, flexible and secure way of web management

Drupal, an easy way to manage your website
 

Drupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.

Drupal is Open Source

Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 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.

Community Support

The passionate volunteer Drupal community is on hand to give support via various vibrant IRC channels, in the forums, and face to face at Drupal events. The community has also created Documentation for Drupal, which covers major topics related to working with Drupal. The worldwide community drives the innovation that makes Drupal the preferred choice for web developers and site owners. Everybody can get involved and make a difference to Drupal.

Drupal's History

Dries Buytaert began the Drupal software as a message board in 1999. Within a year or so, more people became interested using and contributing to Drupal, so the project was made open source. Drupal.org came online in 2001, and the Drupal community gained momentum in 2005 with several code sprints and conferences. Read more about the full history of Drupal and Druplicon.

Commercial Services

As well as the community, there are many dedicated companies in the Marketplace to help with your Drupal project. Providing expertise and a deeper understanding, they can help with design, development, hosting, spam blocking, theming, training, and more.


The next step: Drupal 8

With more than 200 new features and improvements, the upcoming release of the world’s leading open source web content management platform will win you over.

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Why You Will Love Drupal 8

Drupal 8 will set a new standard for ease of use, while offering countless new ways to tailor and deploy your content to the Web. Easily customize data structures, listings, and pages, and take advantage of new capabilities for displaying data on mobile devices, building APIs, and adapting to multilingual needs.

With a leaner and meaner core, easier migration process from earlier versions, in-place content editing tools and loads more power for modules and themes thanks to a modern Object Oriented Programming (OOP) approach on the backend, there is something for everyone to love in Drupal 8. When will it be released? See the FAQ.