What is Drupal?

Category: CMS

Drupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.

Drupal is Open Source
Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Contact US

It's distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or "GPL"), which means anyone is free to download it and share it with others.

This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies that the Web has to offer. The Drupal project's principles encourage modularity, standards, collaboration, ease-of-use, and more.

Community Support
The passionate volunteer Drupal community is on hand to give support via various vibrant IRC channels, in the forums, and face to face at Drupal events. The community has also created Documentation for Drupal, which covers major topics related to working with Drupal. The worldwide community drives the innovation that makes Drupal the preferred choice for web developers and site owners. Everybody can get involved and make a difference to Drupal.

Drupal's History
Dries Buytaert began the Drupal software as a message board in 1999. Within a year or so, more people became interested using and contributing to Drupal, so the project was made open source. Drupal.org came online in 2001, and the Drupal community gained momentum in 2005 with several code sprints and conferences. Read more about the full history of Drupal and Druplicon.

Commercial Services
As well as the community, there are many dedicated companies in the Marketplace to help with your Drupal project. Providing expertise and a deeper understanding, they can help with design, development, hosting, spam blocking, theming, training, and more.

Who's Using Drupal
From local businesses to global corporations, diverse organizations use Drupal.

Security Team
We take security seriously and have a dedicated team that has a proven track record in dealing with your security issues professionally and efficiently, meaning you can spend more time creating your site.

About Drupal.org
Drupal.org is the home of the Drupal project. In addition to keeping track of all the Drupal code and contributed projects, Drupal.org publishes news, organization information, training resources, case studies and community spotlights. Drupal.org is run mostly by volunteers; learn how you can get involved. Read more about how we organize ourselves on Drupal.org.