Drupal is a free open source content management framework system which is written in PHP and is distributed under the general public license. It is used as a back-end framework for almost of all Web sites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate sector, political, and government sites. It is also used for management of knowledge and collaboration of business.
The standard release of Drupal also called as Drupal core that contains basic features common to content management systems. These include registration of the user account and maintenance, menu management, taxonomy, page layout and system administration. Core installation of Drupal serves as a simple Web site, a single- or multi-user blog or a community Web sites.
Advantages of Drupal:
Involves Functionality: Drupal involves a lot of functionalities like advance menu management and user management. These features help to create websites more easily with a simple way. Many advanced websites, blogs; social networking pages can be created with the help of Drupal.
Variety of content types: Drupal provides a variety of content to create and manage. Videos, texts, blogs, user management becomes easy with the help of Drupal.
Advanced user management: Administrator can create new user accounts and set their permission rights. Admin can set users according to their groups.
Graphics Management: Editing can be done with the help of Drupal. Templates can be edited and modified to a better one.
Page content management: Drupal allows the user to categories the content through URL addresses and paths. This method helps in the easy management of content and reuse ability.
Administer: Drupal provides a variety of great options for new user accounts and user permissions. Users are assigned one or more roles and each role can be set up with permissions allowing users view and create only what the administrator permits.
Easy Management: Management of content with an easy to use web interfaces is facilitated. Drupal is flexible that handles countless content types including video, text, and polls with robust user management.
Build: Building of internal and external-facing websites is a long hour process without any custom programming. Users can use a multi-site configuration or they can choose a Drupal distribution. This feature provides a pre-defined configuration of features of site and functions for a specific purpose available as a single download.
Connect: Drupal makes easy connection with your website to other sites and services across the web. Aggregation, a process which is feeding and searching search engine connection capabilities. Integration of social networking is also supported to help the user to engage with a wider audience. Drupal also offer easy ways to interact with external media and file services.