Drupal is an open source content management platform which powers millions of websites and apps. In this ladder we'll talk about various things including what is Drupal, why you should utilize it, what you need to learn before starting...
What is Drupal?
Drupal is an open source and free web development platform that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization. Dries Buytaert began the Drupal software as a message board in 1999, and in 2001 drupal.org was created. People from various countries started to contribute to Drupal and make it better. After so many years, Drupal powers millions of websites and has 1,050,000+ users and developers today.
Drupal's core is written in PHP. Drupal project follows principles such as code standards, modularity, extensiblity, low resource demands, ease of use and some more. These principles ensures that beginners can get started quickly with development and usage. Many of the world's biggest websites such as that of White House, The Economist, Harvard University, Sony Music trust Drupal for their web platforms.
How Drupal community works?
Many people around the world have contributed to this huge community. So this is a big advantage for new users. There are lot of people ready to help you to begin with Drupal development as well as usage. You can chat with the community in IRC, forums and events. There are many channels on IRC about Drupal. A complete list can be found here. Issues related to different projects are reported and solved here in the issue queues. We'll talk more about this in later lessons. The greatest asset of Drupal is its community, Drupal would not have been what it is today is it were not for the community.
Why should you use Drupal?
Why should you contribute to Drupal?
If you decide to work with Drupal, you
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There are many reasons for why getting started with Drupal is easy. Some of them are listed below:
This was a basic introduction about our Drupal community and why you might be interested in joining us. Continue with next lesson if you want to learn more and more about Drupal.
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