Drupal Websites

Drupal may not be used as a content management system as frequently as WordPress, but its functionality has benefits that help many larger businesses and organizations manage their web content more easily. Webspec has an entire team of developers, project managers, designers, and content strategists dedicated to creating and managing Drupal sites that function smoothly and provide the flexibility you need as you add onto your site in the future. If you aren’t familiar with Drupal or WordPress and how they’re different, our team can help you select the CMS that’s best for you.


How Drupal Can Help Improve Your Content Management

Large organizations are often faced with years, sometimes decades’ worth of content to manage when they’re updating their websites. Drupal provides ways to make large volumes of content and numerous user permission levels easier to manage, giving you more time to focus on keeping your content current and supporting your organization. Here are some highlights showing how Drupal provides a content management system that can do some of the heavy lifting for you.

Simple User Management & Permissions

Does your organization have a large number of staff members who need access to the back end of your website? Are you worried about staff members like interns or content editors accidentally making changes that could negatively affect your site? Drupal makes it very easy for administrators to add new website users and customize which areas of the website they’ll have access to change. With just a few clicks, you can add a new user and give them full or limited permissions depending on what you need them to do. Permissions can be granular if need be, and Drupal allows you to maintain full control of who has access to which parts of your site. This makes it easy for admins and content managers to delegate content responsibilities to members of their team without having to worry about unapproved changes being made to the site.

If you’d like a manager or administrator to review and approve content created by other team members before it’s published, Drupal also makes it easy for a development team to set up custom workflows. Your basic users can have the option to draft content while members of your team with higher levels of access can review drafted content, approve previous drafts, and publish content.

The Power to Handle Large Amounts of Content

Many organizations, government entities, schools, and large corporations have sites with thousands of pages and documents that need to be maintained. Fortunately, Drupal’s file management system and content structure make it easy to keep your content straight when dealing with a large amount of information. Drupal allows the ability to easily create taxonomies to categorize and tag your content and set up views to display information in the way that makes the most sense to you. Views also allow the flexibility to display content in multiple places and ways on the front end of your website while being managed in one place behind the scenes.

Secure CMS and Database

Drupal is the trusted CMS of some of the most publicly notable websites in the world, including whitehouse.gov and weather.com. Drupal offers several solutions to ensure user passwords are encrypted and information is protected, and its open-source online community is constantly creating, developing, and modifying modules that you can easily check for stable release on drupal.org. If your organization requires heightened security, the team at Webspec has years of experience in collaborating with government agencies to ensure they have the top-notch security they need on their servers and within the websites themselves.


Support & Development for Drupal’s Most Recent Versions

In recent years, Drupal has made huge advances with the update from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. In order to ensure our clients are covered with a website that is secure and can easily be updated and maintained, Webspec has been working with Drupal clients to transition their existing websites from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. Our Drupal 8 transfer strategy was designed with future updates in mind, making it easier to transfer from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 and future versions, when they are released.

Fully Accessible Drupal 8 Framework

Drupal websites can require a lot of custom development hours in order to get a site that is user friendly, accessible, and attractive; Webspec’s Drupal team has created a Drupal 8 framework based on the United States Web Design System in order to make it easier to create fully functional websites that offer a better UX. Our Drupal services range from fully custom Drupal 8 implementations to basic Drupal 8 transfers with minimal design overhead.

Modules

Drupal.org offers a wide variety of modules to easily manage areas of your website with different solutions. Because Drupal is an open-source platform, these modules range from tried and trusted to lesser-used modules without much recent support. Our team only uses modules in Drupal 7 and 8 that are either in stable release or have a long history of updates, recent adjustments, and support to account for user needs.


Drupal Training & Troubleshooting

Regardless of whether or not you’re familiar with Drupal as a CMS, switching from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 comes with substantial changes to the user interface for website administrators and editors. Our team offers multiple in-person or virtual content management trainings during Drupal projects so that you and your team can have a chance to learn the ins and outs of managing your website content and ask any questions. We’re here to help learn how to best use your website and feel comfortable asking the questions you need to get answered.

Our team also thoroughly investigates and resolves any issues that may come up during website projects, from development bugs to site updates.


Full Team of Experts

Each of our departments consists of a dedicated team of experts, and our Drupal team is no exception. Webspec’s Drupal team is comprised of a variety of employees that can help you with your specific needs. When you come to us with Drupal questions, you’ll have a project manager, designer, developer, and content strategist at your disposal to provide the services and consulting you need.


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