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Drupal FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Drupal

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Harshal Shah
May 28, 2020
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  • Why choose Drupal as the Content Management System?

    Drupal is one of the most preferred open-source content management frameworks and is used by developers across the globe. No matter how complex your business website requirements are, Drupal will take care of them with ease. The Drupal was conceptualised to build versatile, and structured websites and has some amazingly powerful integration tools. It also offers multi-site capacity and multilingualism support.


  • What is the Drupal Association?

    To help Drupal flourish, the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization was founded. The main goal of the association to help the Drupal community with funding, infrastructure, promotion, distribution and event management.


  • What is a Drupal Module?

    The Drupal modules are actually collections of functions that help to extend Drupal and improve its functionality. For example, if you want to integrate an email management tool in your website which is not in the core features of Drupal. However, you can always add this functionality with a module created by the community to help Drupal developers.


  • What is the theme?

    The theme is the significant component that decides the look and feel of a Drupal website. It might be a single file or a collection of files such as PHP, INFO, CSS, JPG, GIF, and PNG. Also, it has elements like a header, icons, block layout and others. There are many themes available developed by the community or you can develop your own theme as per your business requirements.


  • What is a distribution?

    It is a downloadable package that has everything that you need to build a Drupal site including a set of contributed modules, themes, configurations and templates. It is a kit that has all the features and functionalities for a custom website. You can download and install readymade Drupal distributions developed by the community.


  • Can I migrate a WordPress site to Drupal?

    Yes, you can do it. There are many modules like WordPress Migrate that can help you with a smooth and seamless migration. 


  • Does Drupal use any code conventions or styles?

    Yes, you need to notify your Drupal developer to follow the Drupal Coding Standards when he submits any code for inclusion.


  • Can I change any core files of Drupal to make changes to my site?

    Though many developers want to do that, it is not recommended as you will not be able to take advantages of regular Drupal updates including very important security updates. Also, the community will not be able to help you out much when it comes to bug solving. You can use the hooks system and theme overrides instead of making changes in Drupal’s core files.


  • How the Drupal community will help me?

    The Drupal community helps Drupal developers to a large extent from documentation to solving queries to bug resolving too many more for Drupal web development.


  • Can I use Drupal 8 right now?

    Of course, Drupal 8 is here to download for you. There are some excellent improvements done with the latest version.


  • Which version of Drupal should I choose—7 or 8—to build something new?

    Though we strongly recommend you to go for Drupal 8, you need to consider many criteria here such as deployment schedule requirements, your expertise to match requirements with core, your team’s skills and your organisation’s needs and capabilities.

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