Advantages of Drupal 8 over Other CMS

01 / Jul / 2016 by Arushi Sharma 1 comments

The Internet is overflowing with tons of post on CMS and the latest being Drupal, a content migration platform, which apparently has seen fast adoption by developers within few months of its release. Drupal, an open source, and easy-to-use content management platform builds powerful websites and applications and has been the first choice for any website with high traffic and exigency. With each version, Drupal got better, and it’s worth using. Its latest version, Drupal 8 is open-source and offers over 1,500 variant free themes and thousands of free plugins and excels in running online stores or websites holding any amount of complex data. Following are the advantages of Drupal 8 that over other CMS:

Innovation: When it comes to Drupal, innovation indeed lies in the heart of it as it has always succeeded as a platform for delivering great experiences. With the release of the new version, Drupal’s innovation has reached one level further.  The new features of Drupal 8.0 such as, Twig, configuration management, editing content, Views integration, RESTful API, etc., fulfils the requirements of a web platform for the developers that fit in the challenging scenario of the market. It helps in meeting the demand of the customers with its new competitive models and substantial features. 

Speed: Drupal 8 is capable of rendering a platform to the developers and site builders for building fast websites. Unlike other Drupal versions and CMS, Drupal 8 has a better front-end performance for anonymous users. It loads pages quickly and gives faster response than the other CMS. It is capable of caching all entities efficiently which doesn’t waste time in re-rendering the same content over and over again. All these functions run without any impact on the application server, which allows it to run more efficiently.

Customizable and Scalable: As Drupal’s customizable modules scales with your growing aspirations, it is employed by many organisations, from small to large scale. It helps businesses to improve,  innovate and grow.  Drupal 8 is very scalable like other Drupal versions. Its RESTful API makes it easier to connect to other applications and lets the developers serve HTML or JSON code. The developers can install Drupal 8, create content, and send it via JSON to an application, which can use the data as needed. Also, Drupal 8’s out-of-the-box multilingual capabilities on the back-end enable developers to build sites and translate entire sites into various languages quickly.

Security: In the world of technology, the security of any software or application is a predominant factor. The Drupal community has tried to build a secure environment with Drupal 8 with the new default theme system, Twig security, trusted host patterns, dynamic based URL detection, by removing PHP template from Drupal core and adding Symfony PHP, to give a safe and secure web environment to the developers and site builders.

User-Friendly and Flexible: More intuitive, powerful, and easier to theme as well as to create modules. The base install is light with mostly everything you need to build a simple site without any coding experience. Views and the block system make layouts pretty friendly even for those who don’t have any web design or development knowledge. Most of Drupal’s modules are free and of high quality with real-time development and maintenance status.

Support & Community: Drupal has an extensive ecosystem which is more in tune with the medium to high-end of the market. During the development stage, Drupal received immense support and with the release of each major version, the support increased gradually. There were more than 3000 active developers who contributed to coding and testing to build  Drupal 8. Today, the Drupal community consists of more than 650,000 active members who are steadily growing day by day.

Like Drupal, WordPress and Joomla are the other two popular CMS, but when it comes to highly complex websites, Drupal excels, whereas others fall short. In comparison, WordPress and Joomla, Drupal 8 has some unique and substantial features and functionality like, multi-lingual capabilities, support for JavaScript Automated Testing, rendered entities in Views Fields, MongoDB access control, custom content types, Varnish support, etc. that make it, a more natural choice in the market. Also, Drupal’s highly modular architecture covers all areas of functionality which allows flexibility and provides a good platform for moulding it to fit the exact needs of a project.

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