Drupal, the AMP-based CMS, has been used as back-end system for 1.5% of all the Websites running worldwide. These include government Websites, political sites, and corporate Websites. Twitter has recently switched to Drupal for its Developer Website. There are 10,500 free and extendable modules are available in Drupal community. In this write up, we will have a look on the different types of Websites running on it. You can have a look on them and think why to use Drupal to run your own Website.
Blog is a blend term of Web log and it indicates the personalization of an author with his/her readers. Drupal is considered to be more difficult than others when it comes to setup a blog. However, Drupal has more features than any other CMS presented in the market to help you in establishing a fully-featured and secured blog. Following are two blog Websites running on Drupal:
A Simple Blog running on drupal – NimbuPani.com
WiseBread.com a fully featured blog network on Drupal
News Portal takes a long time to get success in the online market, but when they are successful their visitors’ rate is more than other Websites. Drupal has the capability to handle the continuously increasing traffic with its sophisticated architecture. That’s why The New York Observer runs its Website on Drupal.
ABC CBN News Website Drupal
Blottr News Website is also established on Drupal
Like News Portal, Online Magazines needs better traffic handling, more security, and a lot of add-ons. Following are two popular magazines running on Drupal:
Open World Magazine on Drupal
Stand Point Magazine on Drupal
Although Drupal does not come preinstalled with a shopping cart yet it has always opened its doors to integrate any other cart either it is open-source or a paid one. One can easily integrate Ubercart with Drupal and setup an ecommerce Website.
An ecommerce Website running on Drupal
A localized ecommerce Website based on Drupal
Drupal offers one-stop solution to the educational sites with its advanced framework and open-source nature. The Institutes and Universities can use this CMS to run their Web-based and local-hosted Intranet Sites. Following
Davis Applied Technology College runs its Website on Drupal
Portland State University Website on Drupal
One can modify the Drupal default framework and host a music hosting Website on it. Following are two famous examples:
MTV UK Website is running on Drupal
A photo blog is not ordinary Website instead it is an artistic piece by its owner or designer. Give shape to your imagination by employing Drupal to create your photo blog.
MyFinePix is a nice example of both a Photoblog and an Image sharing Website from Fujifilm. Yes, it is powered with Drupal.
MyFinePix.com is running on Drupal and has a Photoblog section too
You can also use Drupal to run a social networking Websites. Let have a look on two great examples.
Goingon, a social network Website, powered by Drupal
Design Bump on Drupal
If there are Social Sharing Websites then why not to include the Community Websites running on Drupal. Here are two of them.
Gujjuweb, a community Website of Gujarati People on Drupal
Drupal is the first choice of the developers when they have to select a CMS. The famous developer communities like Twitter Developers, AOL Developers, Symantec Connect, BrightCove Developers, and DivX Labs. Let us have a look on them one by one.
Twitter Developers are now on Drupal
Symantec Connect, its blogger network, and Developer Platform are on Drupal
Eye-catchy Developer Platform of BrightCove is running on Drupal
DivX Labs Developer Community also employs Drupal
The Corporate Websites often ask for a CMS, which offers more security and features than others. Why not to give a try to Drupal?
Intel Corporation is using Drupal for its AppUp Developer Program Website
AT&T is also using Drupal for its Apps-beta Website
Why will Government Agencies stay behind on using Drupal? The world-famous White House runs its own Website on Drupal. They have also donated the modified source code to Drupal.org for more features.
WhiteHouse also considers Drupal to run its Website
UK Government also considers Drupal to run their Data.gov.uk Website
After seeing above examples, one should consider Drupal to run his/her Website on it. The open-source nature of Drupal and its sophisticated structure provides a secured, expandable, and feature-rich environment to us. We invite our readers to share their thoughts about Drupal and their experience on it.