Posted by Greg Nicholl
Drupal is a great, powerful and flexible Content Management System which has been used to build some of the greatest websites in the world. Some of the sites built with Drupal have include Sony BMG and Economist.com. Drupal was used to consolidate 24 websites owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Peoria, IL. The 24 Joomla sites had presented various problems and were consolidated into one Drupal installation. When all things were finished, the new site built with Drupal was running better than the former setup and with less server resources.
Drupal is an Open Source CMS that is maintained by thousands of Developers around the world. While touted as more difficult to use than Joomla, I have found Drupal to be easier to understand and more agreeable to work with. The amount of free themes and modules far outweighs those available with Joomla. As of this date Drupal has 7,695 free modules to work with. It is possible to do everything with Drupal: from Forums, to Ecommerce to Podcasting. A tremendous security module, called Mollom, is available in a free and paid version.
The new Version 7 of Drupal came out a few days ago. Installation was easier than ever before. Some features have been built in which were formerly available as modules. Cron is now included, where formerly, a Cron module needed to be installed. The interface has been streamlined with AJAX technology adding to a more pleasurable experience. Various things are new in the most recent version. I have not had a chance to look it all over well. One thing I can say from experience: "When I look it over I will be looking at quality and excellence."
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