FOSS Project Spotlight: Drupal


Drupal is a content management framework, and it's used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, easy content authoring, reliable performance and excellent security. What sets Drupal apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that ambitious web experiences need. With Drupal, you can build almost any integrated experience you can imagine.

Drupal Is for Ambitious Digital Experiences

Dries Buytaert, founder of the project, provides the vision for Drupal. Managing content for ambitious projects that aim to transform digital experiences for their organizations is what Drupal does best. Drupal goes beyond browser-based websites and reaches all digital platforms to provide a flexible, robust and innovative experience.

How to Get Started

Figure 1. Umami Magazine Demo in Drupal Core

What's in Drupal Core

The base Drupal download, known as Drupal Core, contains the PHP scripts needed to run the basic content management functionality, several optional modules and themes, and many JavaScript, CSS and image assets.

Drupal 8's core platform has more than 200 features built in. For an up-to-date list of features, see

Drupal 8.6.0 was the most significant update to Drupal 8. Expect Drupal 9 to release in June 2020, and if you're already using Drupal, it is expected to be the easiest major version upgrade yet. For the most current information on Drupal's latest version, visit