As Drupal website development company in Perth will help you answer these questions:
- Is Drupal the right choice for you?
- Should you use an agency or freelancer to upgrade your Drupal website?
- Can we develop new features and modules to your Drupal website?
- Are there any better alternatives to using Drupal for your website?
What is Drupal?
A Drupal website refers to a cloud based web presence that has been built on the foundation of Drupal CMS (or Drupal WCM). It is an open source content management platform used worldwide in the creation of websites and applications. It has a large developer community and relies on this open network to improve and build on many features and modules.
Drupal is an enterprise ready, open source content management system that is the typical choice for government and large enterprises to deliver a competitive digital presence. It is most suited for organisations with a huge amount of information or integrations. Drupal was a popular choice in the past, but nowadays the web content management scene has grown, and many organisation have made the shift to other more ‘user friendly’ content management solutions in the effort to save on ongoing development costs.
Drupal websites for enterprise & Government organisations (GovCMS)
Globally there is a large number of sites powered by Drupal. Drupal was designed to manage and organise a huge amount of information, so it was no surprise when many global brands and multimillion-dollar companies became the main adopters. Locally in Australia, it is widely used amongst government departments (especially in the form GovCMS), as it is incorrectly thought to be the only choice in content management based on the Digital Service Standard and requirements.
Drupal websites are good for developers, but tough for marketers.
Drupal has what is referred to as a ‘hook based’ architecture system. This makes it handy for developers to build connections between modules and features. Developers often use code, or modules from other Drupal developers in the global community knowing it is likely to already be compatible with their own code base.
While Drupal is heavily built for ease of use amongst developers, many CMS options today provide the same efficiency with much more ease of use. The main challenge is finding a good Drupal developer or Drupal development agency. As there aren’t many, hourly rates are considerably steeper, and it’s hard to pick and choose if you’re not happy with your current provider.
Marketers and content administrators also become heavily reliant on Drupal developers, and on-going maintenance costs end up skyrocketing as simple tasks require developer assistance. This is something to consider as you assess your requirements, goals and needs of your website.
Looking for a Drupal website developer? Let’s talk.
If you are looking to upgrade Drupal, thinking about whether to continue using Drupal or wondering if your Drupal website is worth maintaining, speak to our team on what is the best way to proceed. We can maintain your current site, or rebuild your website in a way that better suits your current and future digital goals. Our Drupal developers are ready to partner with you. Get in touch today.