Building a website? There are then quite a few systems that offer this option. One of these systems is Drupal. What is Drupal and how easy is it for the beginner? We are happy to explain the concept to you on this page.

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a system developed for creating a website. It is a kind of Content Management System, like WordPress, but is developed as a Web Application Framework. The principle is the same: you are able to build a website with Drupal.

Drupal for beginner and expert

It is quite possible for beginners to use Drupal to create a website. The basic system does not require technical knowledge: it is therefore quite possible to develop a website as a beginner. There are dozens of plugins and thousands of modules available that make a website even better.

Optimizing a Drupal website generally requires more knowledge. The more advanced features in this system of also require more knowledge: with them it is possible to take a website to a higher level.

Drupal _ Glossary of terms

The impact of Drupal on SEO

Drupal itself does not have much impact on the SEO of a website or page. What is true, however, is that a website running on Drupal must contain the right content as well as be fast. A slow website running on this system has as little chance of ranking higher as a slow website in WordPress or another CMS. Therefore, it is important that your website meets the key requirements for good SEO.

My advice

The system Drupal is relatively easy to use, but for using more advanced features you may get stuck.

We recommend using Drupal in conjunction with a professional in this field. This way, you have the opportunity to get everything out of your website and are able to get the best results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a type of CMS that can be compared to WordPress, for example. It allows you to set up a website.

What is the impact of Drupal on SEO?

Drupal by itself has little impact on the SEO your site. Indirectly, a user-friendly website set up in Drupal with good and relevant content, provided the other SEO criteria have also been considered, will attract more visitors. This, in turn, is positive for your website’s position in search results.

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This article was originally published on 17 October 2023. The last update of this article was on 5 December 2023. The content of this page was written and approved by Ralf van Veen. Learn more about the creation of my articles in my editorial guidelines.