Drupal powers over 2% of the internet

Drupal made sites

Drupal meets the needs of different types of web sites from community to news portals, from corporate sites to educational institutions, from media sites to international sites, Drupal does it all with the same scalable, open-source software. Here are some case studies that showcase some of the ways Drupal has been applied:

Government Portal Sites

The most famous of all governmental sites and built in Drupal needs no introduction:
 The White House

Community Portal Sites

If you want a news web site where the stories are provided by the audience, Drupal suits your needs well. Incoming stories are automatically voted upon by the audience and the best stories bubble up to the home page. Bad stories and comments are automatically hidden after enough negative votes. Examples: Fast Company | Team Sugar | Kerneltrap

Business Community Sites

All open source

Leading organizations recognize the need to engage publicly with their customers, providing space in their web properties for fostering community and dialog around their products and services. Drupal combines traditional web site components with social media elements to create social business software allowing customer engagement and open conversation. Examples: Symantec Connect (case study)

News Publishing

Drupal is great for newspapers and other news organizations. Examples: New York Observer | Savannah Now | NowPublic | Popular Science

Aficionado Sites

Drupal flourishes when it powers a portal web site where one person shares theirexpertise and enthusiasm for a topic.
Examples: ia/ | Dirtbike

Intranet/Corporate Web Sites

Apple is but one

Companies maintain their internal and external web sites in Drupal. Drupal works well for these uses because of its flexible permissions system, and its easy web based publishing. No longer do you have to wait for a webmaster to get the word out about your latest project. Examples: AOL Corporate | Yahoo! Research

E-Commerce Web Sites

Drupal has 2 main E-Commerce modules: Ubercart and E-Commerce. With these modules, full fledged E-Commerce B2B and B2C sites can be built. These modules provide features such as coupons, payment integration and shopping cart right out of the box. Examples: Cargoh- Marketplace (Case Study)

Resource Directories

If you want a central directory for a given topic, Drupal suits your needs well. Users can register and suggest new resources while editors can screen their submissions. Example: Entomology Index

International Sites

When you begin using Drupal, you join a large international community of users and developers. Thanks to the localization features within Drupal, there are many Drupal sites implemented in a wide range of languages. Examples: cialog | The World Bank

Education

Linux

Drupal can be used for creating dynamic learning communities to supplement the face-to-face classroom or as a platform for distance education classes. Academic professional organizations benefit from its interactive features and the ability to provide public content, member-only resources, and member subscription management. Examples: WPA | Amherst College | Penn State University | DATC | Portland State University

Art, Music, Multimedia

When it comes to community art sites, Drupal is a great match. No other platform provides the rock solid foundation that is needed to make multimedia rich websites that allow users to share, distribute, rate, and discuss their work with others of similar interest. As time goes on, Drupal will only develop stronger support for audio, video, images, and playlist content for use in multimedia applications. Examples: MTV United Kingdom | Sony Music | Project Opus | Warner Brothers records | Ads of the World

Social networking sites

Drupal has many of common features used in social networking sites. You can build a collection of social networking applications around for your site or use Drupal as a white label social networking service. Examples: imbee | GoingOn | DrupalSN

Virtual worlds

Red hat

Drupal's e-commerce systems and native ability to manage traditional forms of content such as weblog posts and news articles have been used to successfully manage virtual economies with virtual and real-world currencies. Examples: Digital Dollhouse (case study)

Conference and "camp" websites

In the Drupal community, we naturally use the Drupal software to announce, organize and manage conference websites, such as DrupalCons and DrupalCamps.. Examples: DrupalCamp LA (case study)

For you the website manager

To get noticed on the web today it is not sufficient to just have a great product you must also have the best doorway to that product you can acquire, you need to start with a Drupal content management system. With Drupal cms as the foundation for your website, you will have a site that you can change, redesign, and update for years to come.

Adding and updating fresh content to your Drupal site is really very easy. If you are familiar with Microsoft's Word, you will have no problem updating and adding content to your Drupal site. Your Drupal site will have a wysiwyg editor available that will allow you to add new content as often as you like.

MySql is opensource

Drupal cms integrates seamlessly with most of the popular third party applications available online. Through its modular design, Drupal cms can add Twitter, Facebook, slideshows, image galleries, news feeds, podcasts, screencasts, you name it and Drupal cms probably has it. Your developer can add and remove modules as you require.

By combining key modules you can assemble unique applications like directories, stores, and businesses of all description. Just speak to us your developers and it can be done.  With Drupal cms they have at your disposal one of the most powerful website building tools available today.

You as the administrator will be using the exact same software now being used to power the USA’s Whitehouse.gov. There are many other top sites using the same Drupal cms available to you. Sony.com runs around 80 artist's sites from one multi-site installation.

BestBuy.com uses Drupal cms for their intranet. Drupal cms is incredibly flexible, and anyone considering a website should not overlook its extensibility. Consider getting PlexityNet to build a Drupal site for you if you want to stay ahead of the constantly changing technologies that make up the net.

Drupal and Search Engine Optimisation StrategiesOpen source

When comparing seo strategies among the top content management system (cms) we always recommend Drupal. Others systems you may have heard of such as Joomla or WordPress are very functional.  However you only have to talk to internet providers to find that when it comes to security and reliability Drupal is the preferred platform for them. They often say that hosting a Drupal site never gives them the same level of hackability or unreliability the others do.

We build exclusively in Drupal cms not only because we like and understand it but because we trust it to do the job all day, every day. With other CMS such as Joomla, it is often less of a problem to design a pretty site but don’t expect much in the way of SEO. If you want a simple blog, because nothing of real import, will be put up, a system like WordPress will do but security updates are few and far between with WordPress so reliability is an issue. An excellent SEO strategy starts with the ability to implement the SEO techniques, your site needs, when it is built. Your developer using Drupal has available modules that will ensure your site is optimised at launch and then keeps the site optimised during its operation.

The idea is to rank on page one or close in the search engines for your targeted seo keywords. Sometimes that means optimized page titles, sometimes it requires a new link building strategy, and sometimes it means rethinking your SEO keywords. No matter what seo strategy you wish to implement, when your developer uses Drupal cms they have a module to assist them.   They combine the best attributes of several modules and produce a unique seo solution to suit your site needs.

Some reasons why Drupal does it better than other CMS's.Best of the best

Advanced URL Control — Unlike other CMS's, Drupal gives you precise control over URL structure. Unlike many other content management systems, Drupal's content pages have nice clean URLs. Very important for Search Engines

Custom Content Types and Views — A few examples of "content types" are "blog posts", "news stories", "forum posts", "tutorials", "classified ads", "podcasts". Your developer can create as many custom content types as you would like and display them in any way you like.

Revision Control — if implemented by your developer as administrator you can configure content to save a new version of your pages every time they are editing. That means that you can go back to view or revert old revisions if you want this is useful if the content is edited by more than one editor.

Taxonomy — Drupal has a powerful taxonomy (category) system that allows you to organize and tag content. Each Drupal "vocabulary" (set of categories) can be limited to certain content types. You could have blog contents that allowed free tagging, while your news section could only be selected from an existing list of "vocabulary" (set of categories). Your categories can be hierarchical, with single or multiple parent categories. Drupal has very advanced taxonomy to help you organise your content and display it to the web.

User Management — Drupal was designed for community-based Web sites and has strong user role and access control functionality. Your developer can create as many custom user roles as you need each with different levels of access to your features: "anonymous visitor", "authenticated user", "moderator", "editor", "webmaster", "admin". You can turn on or off the advanced user management features (like multiple blogs) as required, enabling you to add more community features as you need them.

Page Titles and Meta Tags — Drupal's advanced management can gives you custom control of your HTML <title> elements and your Meta Tags giving you control over your pages' individual titles and meta description tags. This is easy with Drupal.

Drupal Community — with so many major sites using Drupal, it's not going away soon.  No matter what you would like your site to do you can be pretty sure when on this scale someone has thought of it already your web developers PlexityNet are familiar with this and can ferret out what has been done then we have the skill to adapt it to suit your needs.

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