What is Drupal?

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. Use Drupal to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine.

Open Source

Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of more than 630,000 users and developers. 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.

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Better Business Collaboration with Open Atrium

Open Atrium 2.0 is a business collaboration tool built on Drupal 7, led by the fine folks at Phase 2. There are many potential applications for Open Atrium, ranging from Intranets and Web portals to customer support sites and knowledge management.

Features

Here are some of the many features in the latest version:

  • Documents - Create, attach, store, share, and collaborate.
  • Events - Manage upcoming events with integrated calendars.
  • Discussions - Communicate, collaborate, and exchange ideas securely.
  • Multimedia - Embed, store, and access files, images, & videos.
  • Mobile Optimized - Create, publish, and access anywhere. No app required.
  • Worktracker - Monitor projects, milestones & deliverables.
  • Data Security - Granular access control, sitewide. Identity Management. Roles, Permissions & LDAP integration.
  • Activity Streams - Consistently monitor work and communications at a glance.
  • Notifications - Subscribe, notify & respond in email.
  • Microsites - Easily create sub-sites & departmental landing pages.
  • Custom Dashboard - Widgets let you customize your view and filter information.

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Online Sales with Drupal Commerce

Drupal Commerce is used to build eCommerce websites and applications of all sizes, enforcing strict development standards and leveraging the greatest features of Drupal 7 and major modules like Views and Rules for maximum flexibility. Where some eCommerce solutions are developed with an application mindset, highlighting what you can do with it out of the box, Drupal Commerce was developed with a framework mindset, focusing on what you can build with it. The core Commerce systems make no hard-coded assumptions about your business model, allowing developers and site builders to build exactly the custom eCommerce solutions required.

Commerce Kickstart

Commerce Kickstart is the quickest way to get up and running with Drupal Commerce. It includes the latest versions of Drupal core, Drupal Commerce, and the other modules it depends on. It also gives you a set of options to create a fully-featured demo store out of the box complete with an attractive theme, catalog and search configuration, and a custom back office interface.

Features

  • Simplifies administration - Manage orders, products, and customers through an intuitive interface that’s completely customizable to your business needs and workflows.
  • Bends to your will - Every part of Commerce Kickstart is changeable to meet your needs, usually without coding. Need help? Tens of thousands of Drupal developers have the skills to do what you need.
  • Looks great on any device - A Commerce Kickstart-based site adjusts itself to fit any size screen, from iPhones to desktops. Standard techniques let you change the design to fit your existing site, while keeping its amazing shape-shifting properties.
  • Opens the door to possibilities* - Commerce Kickstart is based on Drupal, the open-source content-management system that’s used by brands including Nike, McDonalds, Royal Mail, and over a million other websites. Drupal is part of Commerce Kickstart — you get its advantages automatically.

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