Posted by Christopher Brooks; Manager, Web Production & Marketing
Drupal is a complete and complex content management system developed in 2001 by Dutch software developer Dries Buytaert. Initially it was a way for him and his friends to stay in contact with each other during college. Over time the software itself became the target of their discussions, as they began to experiment with developing a platform that could manage and publish website content.
Drupal’s claim to fame came during the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries. Candidate Howard Dean, along with a large group of supports and volunteers, enlisted the CMS package to help connect over 50 unofficial websites creating a nationwide hub of information all sharing the same backend. The project at the time was called DeanSpace and was an early example of how powerful and scalable the software could be.
Fast forward to today, and nearly 4% of the world’s top websites are using the platform. As of this month over a million websites internationally are using the CMS.
Next week, we’ll discuss 4 Reasons Why Drupal is Becoming THE CMS Choice for Congress.