- Oct 11, 2017
The web is evolving continuously and so does the expectation level of consumers. Today’s digital landscape is witnessing mass consumption via multiple channels. Consumers want you to deliver the answers they are looking for through their desirable medium. Being an experienced Drupal Development Company we can affirm that Drupal enables you to go beyond the traditional Content Management System. It is constantly evolving to become the CMS of the future; to find out how please read on.
Why Drupal for your business?
Listed below are some of the features that make Drupal the perfect fit for businesses:
Security is of paramount importance for any business website; this is because security breaches not only sabotage your brand reputation but also erode trust of your customers. By installing security modules you can rest assured that your site is protected. Moreover, you can take care of the new security patches directly from your security panel.
The availability of huge collection of fascinating themes allows Drupal web development experts easily align to business-specific needs of clients. Moreover, developing enterprise-grade websites becomes quite easier leveraging Drupal customized themes.
Vibrant community support
The Drupal community boasts of over 3000 active developers who strive hard to take Drupal forward by being constantly involved in coding, building and testing. The immense support offered by Drupal almost multiplies with each release. Besides, you can acquire information on Drupal technology from various online forums.
Drupal features advanced SEO modules which help in enhancing the online visibility of your website. They basically function as catalysts to facilitate the visibility of your website content on top ranks in searches. Furthermore, it allows developers to work on URL’s without spending much time.
Drupal 8: Keeping pace with tech innovations
Drupal powers some of the extreme traffic bursting sites like GRAMMY awards and NBC Olympics, massive government web portals like White House, educational institutions websites, big enterprise web portals like Pfizer and LG, and many others.
To take their glorious journey further, the community has updated the platform with their latest and feature-rich release Drupal 8. Here’s some of it amazing features:
- This latest release of Drupal empowers enterprises to streamline their workflows and drive values.
- It allows creating great digital experiences that is just beyond your imagination.
- It has something for everyone attached to the CMS in order to publish content online and deliver digital experiences even within the organization.
- Its intricate features would help you win the hearts of IT professionals, content managers, decision-makers, web programmers in your organization.
Our team of Drupal Development Specialists considers that Drupal 8 will serve as a catalytic agent for any enterprise striving to achieve digital success.
The image below also depicts that many enterprises have adopted Drupal 8 and many are migrating to the latest and feature-rich version of Drupal.
Evolving constantly to enrich user experiences
With news of data breaches and hacking often hitting headlines it is critical for you to keep your Drupal CMS updated. Content Management Systems are often soft targets of hackers who use exploit codes available online to take advantage of known vulnerabilities.
Outdated versions are more prone to cyber attacks as they expose the vulnerabilities of websites. In order to address this issue the Drupal community issue new releases that fixes severe vulnerabilities.
The CMS is slowly yet constantly evolving in the path towards making updates and maintenance easier. They want to fix the issue of difficult and expensive updates. They are shifting from manual updates towards auto-updates and some of the milestones are depicted in the figure below.
Broadening horizons by expanding technology stack
The need for multi-channel publishing as well as the shift of websites to more interactive web applications suggests that decoupled Drupal should leverage client-side frameworks in order to stay relevant in the changing CMS landscape.
We have already discussed about decoupled Drupal in our previous blog post, to find out more about it please click here.
Now let’s move on to the important initiatives for the future of Drupal.
Future initiatives to make Drupal more appealing
You can imagine how the future of Drupal would take shape from the following recommendations that Dries Buytaert made in DrupalCon Vienna 2017:
(1) Invest more in headless Drupal (API-first)
Decoupled architecture and headless Drupal are undoubtedly going to play pivotal roles in the future of Drupal. So Dries suggested that you keep investing in Drupal’s API-first initiative. You should at least expand Drupal’s web service APIs and adopt JSON API as your standard. Besides, you would need to analyze the ways of providing API consumers more access to and control over Drupal’s capabilities.
(4) Begin with redesigning and rebuilding few features
If you need to change your approach or the framework and even allow you to dogfood some of your own APIs. Rewriting few features won’t be that painful even if you need to revert back the changes.
Is Drupal your optimal choice?
Many businesses rely on Drupal to power their online presence; what about you? Why not talk with our experts? By now you are already acquainted with its top-notch features and the future initiatives of Drupal camp to make it more appealing and relevant in the years to come.
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