On June 3, 2020, Drupal 9 had been formally released, which marks another milestone of the most powerful enterprise open source content management system in the world. According to the press release by Drupal in Portland, Oregon, one out of every 30 websites in the world has chosen the platform for their ambitious digital experiences. That includes:
- CDC National Prevention Information Network
- The European Commission
- Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders
- GRAMMYs/Recording Academy
- Stanford University trust Drupal
According to the announcement, Drupal 9 features continuous innovation in technology and user experience with which it supports the following features:
- Dramatically easier tools
- Continuous innovation
- Easiest upgrade in a decade
Digital experience is what has been emphasized, which enables creation and administration of content, including robust media support, including full layout control, without the aid of developers. This dramatically enables non-developers to contribute to dynamic web platforms
A comment was made by ACLU about why Drupal was chosen in their project. They said:
The ACLU opted to implement Drupal due to their need for significantly greater flexibility and better control over their technology stack, as well as the ability to empower a diverse user base of content editors and creators to edit and manage content and page layouts. In addition, factors like battle-tested security and privacy features, and a reasonable total cost of ownership (TCO) were of utmost importance to the ACLU.
With Drupal, new capabilities to create and administer content, including robust media support, in addition to full layout control, without the aid of developers, empowered the ACLU to be more dynamic and responsive to external events. This long list of features also enabled the ACLU to tap into a large user base to create more content more quickly. With customized editorial experiences tuned to the needs of users of different backgrounds, including both simple and complex interfaces of varied power, the ACLU was able to leverage a system whose robustness matched the caliber of their staff, with richly granular access control and user permissioning.
To view the full version of this case study, visit aclu.org/action.
Drupal is a true open source project, leveraging the expertise of tens of thousands of developers around the world. Drupal has earned a reputation for security, performance, accessibility and scalability which is unparalleled in the CMS ecosystem. Drupal's core strength has always been its ability to manage structured data - written once, and reused anywhere.
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