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Articles related to Drupal Forum.

Review, News, Live Demonstration, Screenshots Gallery and Users Opinion about the Drupal Software are available below.

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Drupal Forum Review and Live Demonstration Available

Drupal Forum Review and Live Demonstration are now available on Forum-Software.org.

You can consult it here :

The most powerful and famous CMS, Drupal provides a bundled forum software that could be really powerful, and has an clear advantage against its competitors : a perfect compatibility and integration with himself.

Drupal Forum Review

Drupal is a free software that allows individual or community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a website. The primary goal of Drupal is to provide a really powerful framework on which you can install additional packages to get the website you dream.

As a CMS, Drupal is not firstly targeted on the management of a forum software, but it however contains, in its default package, a Forum module, that allows you to plug a board to your website, including all features of Drupal (friendly URLs, users management, content publishing,...)

Drupal is a free open source software, and serves many big websites, like the US White House website, official France portal,...

Why reviewing a CMS?

Indeed, it could come out that a CMS is not really suited for supporting a forum software, because its module could not be as powerful as a dedicated software would be. You have to think that a community is not the only thing you want to host on your website. Posting articles, tips, ideas and reviews on a forum is, of course, possible, but maybe there are some other better way to do that. One of the possible solution is a CMS or a blog, which, with articles or blog entries won't prevent you from having comments, and could of course be related to an additional forum topic.

Here are some use cases of a CMS. Look at this list carefully before thinking to a forum-only website:

  • Community web portals
  • Discussion sites
  • Corporate web sites
  • Intranet applications
  • Personal web sites or blogs
  • Aficionado sites
  • E-commerce applications
  • Resource directories
  • Social Networking sites
  • Collaborative authoring environments
  • Podcasting
  • Picture galleries
  • File uploads and downloads

If your idea is in this list, then you should take some times to read this review to see if Drupal could match your desires.

Review Updates:

  • January 5, 2011: Several fixes, thanks to Cor Driehuis.
  • June 16, 2010: Some updates.
  • March 25, 2009: Additional Modules have been added to the review to explain how to improve a default Drupal installation.
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