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Drupal overview

Although Drupal is often described as a "content management system" (CMS) it is also a "content management framework" (CMF). In other words, unlike a typical CMS, it is geared more towards configurability and customization. There is one interesting article "Why we moved to Drupal". If you want to compare Drupal to other CMS, please refer to "Wordpress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal - Picking a CMS for your Business". Here is one article comparing the three major CMS software with more technical comparison. If you are looking for some simple CMS, Wordpress might be a good choice. Please refer to this article.

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Installed and tested (content-type specific)

Available, not tested yet (content-type specific)

  • Product promotion/selling


  • WYSIWYG editor: All contents are created through WYSIWYG editor. No HTML markup. NO php codes.
  • Multilingual: All contents and menus are supported with multilingual features. Currently, English, Chinese-traditional, Chinese-simple, and Spanish are enabled.
  • Language preference: Personal language can be set as default language for all contents. Please check How to change my default language.
  • Revisions: All contents can be configured with revison control.
  • Scheduling: All contents can be published and unpublished with predefined schedules.
  • Backup: All contents are stored in mySQL and are backup daily
  • Moodle integration: Single signup to online learning Moodle


*1: Wiki is a special content type that allows all registered users to modify the contents. All other contents, e.g. newsletter, forum, announcement, can be modified by content administrators.

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