Drupal Development – themes, modules and support. Drupal is an open-source CMS, one of the top 3 most popular CMS for website development. Drupal is very appropriate for business company websites development, as it’s free and you only pay for setting the system up, modules and exsisting theme redesign, to make your website look unique. If you need specific functionality, that isn’t available as free module, then you can look for paid drupal modules, or develop a custom Drupal module, or look for another CMS…
Another CMS could be WordPress, because it’s the most popular open-source CMS, which makes it a good choice. In case Drupal doesn’t have all the modules and functionalities for free, it’s worth to check WP with an experienced WordPress developer. If these functionalities and plugins (WP plugins are like Drupal modules) are available for free or at cheaper price than Drupal’s modules, then the choice would be yours, depending on whether your website has some progress to far or not.
Drupal market share stats
Drupal market share stats shows that it is 2nd most used CMS in the world, with a market share around 2-3%. Most popular is WordPress, and Joomla CMS is also 2-3%, but after Drupal. However, when you look at top 10k websites stats (these are the most popular and high traffic 10,000 websites), you’ll see that Drupal has market share above it’s average value – about 4.5% vs about 3% average, which means – it’s used for high traffic websites, i.e. it works well.
From programming perspective, Drupal CMS is very well written open-source software in PHP. It uses OOP principles for development, which compared to WordPress is much better.
What people don’t like in Drupal is how the CMS editing work. In WordPress there are a lot of editors, that make the content editing easier for many people. In Drupal it’s few ideas harder, thus less people understand it and less people use it. This is the main reason Drupal is less used than WordPress.
There are also other reasons to choose one or another CMS, but these could be project-specific and subjective to the developer’s experience and feelings. What it really matters is to get the job done, the software to work well and long-enough, without breaks (if possible), fast loading time, easy to edit and then you can concentrate on the business, instead of a website.