Drupal Websites in Devon
Drupal is a Content Management System designed to make it simple and straightforward for you to create, edit and manage the content of your new website without the need for web-programming skills. Drupal gives you granular control over which changes can and cannot be made by any particular user who is logged in, avoiding any potential issues or pitfalls.
The built in text editor will be familiar to you if you have used a word processor such as Microsoft Word, making it simple for you to make content-rich web pages quickly and simply, you'll be enjoying it in next to no time.
Drupal Live Site and What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) Editor
Powerful and simple for you to edit and add new pages with no programming skills required
Creating your website for Drupal is a little more complicated than designing a â€œstaticâ€ HTML site, sometimes taking a little longer to build, but generally the trade-off will be ease of use for you and thanks to the simple updates that Drupal allows, it is more likely that your website will rank well in search engine results, as search engines such as Google encourage relatively regular website updates, providing fresh and new content.
Log in, Make Changes
Once the initial design is in place and you have been provided with a username and password, you simply log in to add as much content as you need. Updating the content on a page is as quick as hitting â€œsaveâ€ with amendments being submitted in real time, instantaneously updating on the page for visitors. The Gold Coast Media team will always make themselves available to you in order to make sure you are completely comfortable with using your new Drupal website.
Automatic Revisions and Simple Rollbacks
All page content in your Drupal website is stored in a database such as MySQL, meaning that there are no static pages, instead everything is built â€œdynamicallyâ€ as it is needed, by â€œ callingâ€ the data from the database. This means that should you accidentally delete something you wish you hadn't, it is simple to roll back to before you made the change.
There are a huge number of addons (named â€œmodulesâ€) available for Drupal to extend what your site can do. These include modules for slideshows, complex web forms, forums, backup, SEO tools and automatic sitemap generators. Gold Coast Media will install any modules for your website which would be of benefit or that you request to be included.
Why You Should Choose Drupal
Gold Coast Media recommends you choose a Drupal website if you are looking to regularly update your website yourself. It is a simple system to learn, and over time, you will be able to increase the level of control over the entire system as you learn, until you are at a stage your are comfortable with or you are completely controlling the entire website - should you so desire. Once your Drupal website has been created, we won't just leave you to figure it out, Gold Coast Media staff will be able to support you at every step, and should you require it, we have a Drupal 7 Quick Start Guide, aimed at helping you to get to grips with the "backend" user interface and help you learn to create and publish new articles.