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1. Control costs

If your organisation is trying to keep costs down, Drupal is free because it is license-free and open-source. This keeps costs down as the typically extortionate fees charged by other CMS applications per license aren’t there! In addition, themes and modules can be found on the Drupal website. If there is something not included in core that you need, chances are there is a module that can be utilised, free of charge. This is an attractive choice for those who are concerned about budget.

2. Quick set up

Using Drupal means your site can be up and running quickly. The time it takes to install Drupal has been significantly reduced since the earlier versions. Today, it’s possible to quickly start benefiting from some of the powerful capabilities it has.

Drupal comes with a host of features included, meaning you’re most likely to get a website out of the box that you’re happy with. However, expertise comes in the form of taking that basic site and making it bespoke to your educational institution. We build with your users in mind.

True to Drupal’s open-source and community values, you’re able to take the modules and plugins on offer and develop them to be what you need. You can also take elements from one module and build your own feature, which could cut down any development costs. This is perfect for smaller educational institutions that know what they need but cannot afford to pay a developer to create it from scratch.

3. Scalability

If you’re looking to control the cost of your digital projects, Drupal is the solution that gives. It doesn’t matter if your educational institution is big or small, Drupal has the right tools to benefit your website.

Smaller organisations benefit from the low barrier to entry that Drupal has to offer, thanks to an easy set-up. For bigger organisations with more complex needs, Drupal is more than equipped to manage.

If you’re considering launching a website for a specific campaign, away from your main website, Drupal is capable of building a connection between the two. Plus, you can add more in the future if you want.

NBC, Tesla and CBN News all have Drupal sites. They’re able to maintain several websites simultaneously for multiple campaigns.

Drupal allows these sites to reach their audience as well as handle the growth that comes from these efforts. Drupal sites effortlessly handle spikes of heavy traffic. This way, your users do not experience lag or crashes. Because Drupal is flexible, it can handle websites of any size with varying needs.

4. Secure

Drupal is specially equipped to deal with cyberthreat. Granted, the fear of open-source systems being vulnerable to these threats still exists. However, agencies like Drupal who have a decade of experience with the open-source CMS are able to prove this is far from the truth. Because Drupal has an open-source architecture, developers are constantly working on finding and fixing bugs and viruses. What’s more, this isn’t the only line of defence for users of Drupal. The security team is made up of experienced Drupal veterans. The team sifts out threats, which they do so incredibly quickly that users are often entirely unaffected.

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5. Reach a global audience

Perhaps you’re trying to reach a global audience? Drupal has support for translating content for site visitors into 100 languages. What’s more, Drupal can change the language of your system interface, which offers easy access to those working on your site, regardless of where they are from.

6. Demonstrate your success

If you’re proud of where you are in a particular campaign and want to show off your progress, Drupal has many modules that can help. You can visually demonstrate how close you are to achieving your goal.

7. SEO-Friendly content

Drupal is excellent when it comes to SEO. If you’re trying to achieve high rankings and bring in more traffic, there are modules that can help this. Some generate SEO-friendly URLs for your pages, some offer a content checklist. You can ensure your site is fully optimised.

8. Clear, concise data

Drupal’s ecosystem includes more than solid security. And whilst security is at the core of educational institution websites, it’s important to offer transparency to users. Drupal has a powerful backend that handles large and complex data repositories and presents them smoothly to users. Meaning, anyone with concerns can see how the site is built and how it works.

9. Communicate with your audience 

If your organisation needs to reach as many people as possible, Drupal shines here, too. Notably, in two ways. Firstly, through multilingual capabilities and secondly, through accessibility standards.

Firstly, there are four modules within Drupal core that offer translation into over 100 languages, right out of the box. With multicultural audiences, a website benefits from being multilingual. 

As for accessibility, Drupal has a commitment toward being accessible to as many people as possible, and so meeting WCAG standards is a far easier process with Drupal

10. Easy content creation

The theming and authoring in Drupal 8 have been built for easy use. For example, Drupal 8.6 has support for remote media types. Meaning, it’s possible to embed a Vimeo or YouTube video easily into content.

More, the addition of the Workspace module allows for more sophisticated content editing in a staging environment before it goes live.

11. Interoperability

Drupal 8 has incredible interoperability with other useful systems such as web analytics, CRM and marketing technologies.

12. E-Commerce made easy

Drupal commerce modules can be used to build a great eCommerce website and/or application.

13. Excellent customer experience

Drupal 8 provides APIs that allow you to build solutions. Meaning, you can engage potential customers through multiple channels at the same time. D8 has made changes to the web development scene as well as customer expectations.

Drupal has an active community and so the CMS evolves toward solutions that are needed for businesses wanting to improve their web presence. With so many functions and benefits, it’s unsurprising that some of the largest global websites have adopted Drupal. NASA, Pfizer, The Whitehouse and The Emmy Awards websites are built on Drupal.

Drupal brings value to private enterprises. With its robust core and open-source ecosystem, it powers platforms all over the world. Drupal is capable of managing the needs of any organisation. Code Enigma is the agency that can help you make the move. Thanks to a number of benefits Drupal is the only choice needed for your website.