Building a site in one day using Drupal

4th October 2020

Coding

I have always, up until now, coded simple websites manually page by page.

This also includes content, meaning if I or a client wanted to update something, it required a code update and new release.

I have now decided to switch these types of websites to use Drupal, which is a free open source content management system (CMS).

 

A small simple site would normally take me between 1 - 2 weeks to code, but using Drupal, I can cut this down to days rather than weeks.

The example here is my own wiki site, initially it took a week or so to code manually, using Drupal I recoded it in a day!

 

Now, I say these sites are simple, but with Drupal's CMS system it is far from that.

With a vast array of modules available, you can quickly add functionality that could normally take time to implement manually.

One of the biggest up sides is the customizable content types, views and user system.

Content can be added and updated via a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor.

WYSIWYG example