Drupal is well established, highly capable CMS and digital experience management platform chosen by many of world’s largest enterprise, non-profit and public sector organisations.

Developed and supported by a global open source community of over 1 million people, the technology is free to use and modify without the cost of license fees. Agencies such as Hydrant charge for our expertise in getting the most from this comprehensive system and for providing hosting and maintenance services.

What are Drupals strengths?

Drupal is a turn-key CMS, offering out of the box functionality - Add, Edit , Delete content and content elements - that many web editors and site managers will find familiar. However Drupal’s power lies in its ability to extend as a platform with the addition of modules contributed by the community, transforming the CMS into an infinite range of custom solutions to deliver an endless range of digital experiences.

Unlike WordPress and Joomla, Drupal doesn’t impose constraints on how information should be presented, or function. This allows the creation of highly customised experiences, as well or instead of pages of content. This is ideal for integrated solutions offering Ecommerce embedded into content, surfacing data within content or creating blended extranet profiles and personalisation of content.

Other core features:

Security - The Drupal community takes security extremely seriously with strong coding standards and a robust approach to code review. A dedicated security team supported by one of the largest global developer communities ensures that vulnerabilities are found and fixes released promptly. Provided that security patches are applied, a Drupal site presents a secure platform addressing the top 10 OWASP security risks and is consequently used by many mission critical sites globally.

Multi-site - Drupal has a longstanding capability to provide multi-site configurations and tools for effectively managing content across multiple domains and channels. Whether you require a single centralised CMS to control multiple domains, or an editorial workflow to share content across affiliate teams, the Drupal platform can adapt to your requirements.

Multilingual - Drupal has been developed by an enormous global community, who have tested and supported many languages.

Seamless scalability - Drupal scales from microsites with one editor and just a few hundred visitors per month, up to enterprise installations with editorial teams serving content to millions of users. Drupal systems can grow with your business, without limitation.

Flexible structure and presentation - Drupal allows total freedom to create custom web experiences combining content, data and user information into user journeys rather than templated pages.

Accessible - Drupal provides tools to make content accessible and user friendly for every user. Even backend administration can be made accessible making it suitable for open inclusive organisations.