What makes Drupal stand out from the crowd? To answer that, let's look at some of the top challenges that content managers face and how Drupal 8 excels at helping get the job done:
- Creating SEO-friendly content
- Effectively editing and updating content
- Optimizing load time
- Optimizing user experience across all devices
- Maximizing shareability
- Eliminating language barriers
- Importing/exporting content and in-house built features
On top of content management challenges, users need to be able to do all of this in an efficient, intuitive and personalized way to maximize time and resources.
This is where Drupal 8 steps in to lead the way by effectively addressing content management challenges.
Drupal 8 Modules
One of the things about Drupal are all the modules. Modules save time and frustration because the user can easily customize Drupal 8 to meet an organization's specific needs without adding lots of tools that they'll never use.
As you've certainly experienced, when a program has countless functions that you never use, they just become clutter, making it more cumbersome to get to the tools that you need. Drupal 8 is different. You only see what you need to see. You only install the modules that you'll use to manage your content.
Here are some of the top modules and what they do.
Admin Modules — Create a user-friendly interface that helps you maximize your time and effort, prioritize tasks and delegate responsibilities.
Field Group — Customize how you group content to incredibly enhance the content manager's ability to effectively manage content.
Linkit — Quickly find links during hyperlinking through this auto-complete feature.
PathAuto — Create concise, consistent, easy-to-remember, SEO-friendly URLs based upon your page content. No more accidentally creating ugly URLs (long, weird-looking website addresses).
BigPipe — Improve load time by prioritizing and loading cached content before dynamic.
Features — Easily transfer data between websites.
Configuration Manager — Easily export and import custom features you build.
ShareThis — Make it easier for visitors to share content.
Mail System — Manage outgoing email, campaigns and newsletters.
Image Effects — Have greater control over how images render across devices to optimize UX (user experience).
ColorBox — Create a seamless image overlay to avoid detracting from other content.
And the above are only the beginning. Next, we'll take a closer look at some of these features.
Enhanced User Experience
The new and improved Drupal 8 Admin Toolbar saves users' time and hassle. It includes several drop-down menus and submenus along with new links for developers. No more wasting time moving through screens or toggling back and forth between features. With the toolbar, everything's in one place and can be customized for a user's role.
With the submodule "Admin Toolbar Tools" added, users have direct links to developer tasks. Using a tiered roles-and-permissions system, they can delegate responsibilities and ensure that everyone on the team has the access they need to get their job done without the ability to modify something that they don't fully understand.
Additionally, Drupal 8's admin user-interface uses sleek visual layouts that make navigating intuitive and convenient. A user can completely customize the views to align with their unique priorities, procedures and policies.
Consistent Visuals Across Devices
Endless studies demonstrate the importance of visuals for recall, connection, learning and inspiring action. Without optimized visuals, all content will fall flat. The brain is built first and foremost to process images, not words. In addition, whether you're in IT or Marketing, you know that around 77 percent of the people in the U.S. own a smartphone, and over 50 percent of browsing now takes place on them.
Some programs claim to help you optimize the mobile experience. But Drupal 8 gives you the ultimate flexibility to easily and quickly customize image size and style so that every image looks exactly as it should regardless of where you are viewing that image.
You can send the right visual message with your content every time through Drupal 8.
Ease of Adding, Finding & Editing Content
With this QuickEdit feature, you can quickly edit content directly from your website — no back-end login or switching to edit required. As long as you're logged in, you have the power. It offers a start-in-place feature, so you don't lose your place. Drag and drop images and update everything right on the page.
The CKeditor is unlike any other on the market. It makes editing intuitive and quick. Instantly switch between on-page and source code views for further control of how content appears on the screen without impacting the overall structure of the page.
Through the internet, your reach may extend around the world. But in order to have this reach, we must speak the customer's language. Drupal 8's multilingual modules make translation quick and easy for you and the customer. Install just four key translation modules, and you're ready to configure your translations.
What Is the Best CMS?
The best CMS is a system that combines the features that you need to effectively manage your content with an enhanced user interface that allows you to maximize your time and resources. This is Drupal 8.