Drupal gets an update with version 7.0

Get into a conversation with bloggers and web developers about their favourite content management system and you’ll soon come across the name “Drupal“. Drupal is the CMS of choice for several large website and, despite having a reputation for being difficult to use, offers powerful customisation and content creation facilities.

Well, the Drupal developers have been working hard at creating improvements, and version 7.0 is now out.

Have a look at this video from the Drupal guys and gals to get an idea of what you can expect:


Drupal 7 Marketing Video from Lullabot on Vimeo.

My own experience of Drupal, with previous versions, has been that it’s an immensely powerful system but very hard to get your head around. However, with 7.0, I think it’s time to take another look and see if those usability improvements have made it easier to use.

Do you use Drupal to power your website? Why, or why not? Do you have any tips to share? Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts.

[via Mashable]

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Comments

  1. As you know, I use Drupal across around 18 sites now (mine and clients) and I’m a big fan. But I’m the first to admit the learning curve is crazy for it compared to WordPress.

    However, about a month ago, I was talking to a UK company who needed some help with a new site set up. “Sure, I said, just get your web guy to load Drupal to the server and I’ll get your site sorted.”

    I was shocked and surprised to discover he’d put a Dev version of Drupal 7 on there!

    I can tell you it’s even more powerful than 6, even more customisable and comes with functionality out of the box any WP user would be amazed at. But, crucially, it uses a kind of “overlay” admin interface, which is so easy, so intuitive to use, I think anybody could manage to create a world class site with it.

    Keep an eye on Drupal, I think they’re about to become huge in the blogging and general website space.

    • Hi Mike,

      I never thought I’d say this, but I’m having a great time with the version I installed locally. Planning to revamp one of my sites using it and will blog on my sudden conversion to the Drupal faith ;)