Drupal Framework

Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU (General Public License). It is used as a back-end system ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites.

The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to CMSs. These include user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS-feeds, page layout customization, and system administration. The Drupal core installation can be used as a brochureware website, a single- or multi-user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website providing for user-generated content.

A vast number of contributed addons from fellow drupal supporters, known as contrib modules, are available to alter and extend Drupal’s core capabilities and add new features or customize Drupal’s behaviour and appearance. Because of this plug-in extensibility and modular design, Drupal is sometimes described as a content management framework. Drupal is also described as a web application framework, as it meets the generally accepted feature requirements for such frameworks.

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