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How to get the most out of Drupal

Drupal is a Content Management System used by many developers and businesses to create and maintain the content on their websites. While some prefer the likes of WordPress or Magento based on their specific needs, Drupal is favoured by those looking for a more advanced CMS.

For beginners, Drupal appears to be a more complex CMS than some others. However there are certain steps you can follow to ensure you can get the most out of your site.

Coding languages

You may be a developer with extensive experience using the likes of HTML, PHP or CSS, but not everyone is. If your knowledge of coding languages is limited, it’s worth spending some time and picking up basic skills here. While you don’t have to be an expert, being aware of and how to fix certain issues will help a lot when using Drupal.

Domain name

For any website, particularly one for your business, choosing the right domain name is key. First impressions for a website are key for several reasons. Your domain is the first thing any visitor to your site will see, so keep it nice and concise, and to the point.

Choose an appropriate theme

Like other CMS, choosing the appearance of your site is key to attracting and maintaining visitors on your site. Make sure it is something which matches the style of your business and the service or product you offer.

Here’s a list of some of the best themes you can use on Drupal.

Use contributed modules

One great feature of Drupal is the ability to use modules created by other Drupal users. Drupal makes use of a large community of users based on the needs of each other. Some of these modules will be able to help you optimise your site from the beginning.

Modules such as Admin Menu group some of the most useful admin functions, while, while the CKEditor module allows you to view HTML and other languages in an easy to digest format.

 


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