Drupal 8 is a Great Way of Developing a Useful and Valuable Website


Drupal 8

Building websites with Drupal is something everyone in the world should know because at one point or another many people are going to need a website if they want to survive, the complex society we are developing. In today’s article, we are going to talk about site building using Drupal and some of the components needed, to build a website in Drupal 8.

A developer must first get Drupal up and running with all of its options configured, to build a functional website, that meets a user’s requirements. Tasks such as creating content types, menus, setting up roles and permissions, are some of the options, which a user can configure, to customize their Drupal website.

When developers understand very well, the contributed modules that exist in the Drupal world, they don’t have to write a single line of code, and still build a very powerful website, which can be of use to anyone. Although a developer, may not have to write code to build a website using Drupal 8, they should still have an overall knowledge of HTML and CSS.

A good Drupal website developer would plan the content architecture, as well as the technical requirements for such a Drupal website. Drupal is the best content management system in the whole wide world, although this statement may not be totally true; Drupal is one of the most used CMS in the world today.

 When a user can add, publish and edit or remove content from a website, using a web browser or a smartphone, then it is said that the user is using a CMS and Drupal is an example of a CMS.

A scripting language is used to develop a CMS, and a database and a web server are also installed along with the CMS, in whichever computer is being used. Pages of a website are built by a script, which combines the information found in the database, along with configuration and general information about the website. Assets such as JavaScript files, CSS files, image files, etc. that are part of the CMS are also used to build pages on a website.

The stack that the CMS runs on is a combination of the scripting language used to write the CMS, the operating system that the CMS runs on, the database used to store information and the web server used to run the website. For example, a LAMP stack would include the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, MySQL database, and the PHP scripting language.

Drupal usually runs on a LAMP stack, it has a modular design, which allows its users to add and remove features when modules are installed or deleted.

Drupal also has themes, which can be used to change the look and feel of any website, which uses Drupal. The LAMP stack is not the only technologies, which can run Drupal, but there are many other options, and there are also many other CMSs, which can be used to build your website.

Drupal is the best CMS though, in my opinion, that a user can use to achieve a lot of things.  Using a CMS can be frustrating at first if you don’t have a lot of experience with it, but with time and a lot of effort, anyone can develop a rewarding website; which can change many people’s lives.

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