Drupal has new features that make it easier and more straightforward than ever. It uses CKeditor 4, an updated and simplified text editor that makes content publishing more like editing a Word document. From version 9.1, it is planned to migrate to CKeditor 5 and move the entire platform to Symfony 4, which will provide a whole pack of extra benefits to users.
What Special Is There?
Drupal 9 is one of the most popular CMSs available in the free web development market today and is the perfect choice that educational agencies, large associations, and non-profit organizations go for. Straightforward for editors, effective for administrators, secure and accessible to everyone, Drupal is the universal choice for any direction of your business development.
Here are some of the tech benefits of the solution that you should keep in mind when you order custom Drupal development for your business.
1. Powerful Website Search
Drupal allows the renowned open-source full-text search platform Apache Solr to be used in place of the main search engine, resulting in a huge increase in power and speed. The search function itself is one of the most compelling motivations to use Drupal over other CMSs.
Sites with high traffic and large databases can slow down due to poor search functionality that bottlenecks the performance of your web application.
2. Flexible Integration
Drupal 9 is very flexible and allows you to integrate with third-party APIs as well as create your own Application Programming Interface endpoints. It was specially developed according to the API-first principle, which already now favorably distinguishes it from all competitors.
The API allows data to be exchanged from server to server to share published content, user information, or multimedia data. The addition of Symfony components opens up many opportunities for enterprises and businesses. Symfony offers many ways to make Drupal act as middleware between many business applications – from CRM platforms to financial and warehouse systems.
Drupal also makes SSO (Single Sign-On) easy with other systems using OAuth like Google Apps or SAML-based integrations. Single sign-on allows a user to use one login across multiple sites without transferring their password across those sites.
Basically, you can log into one site and authenticate to access many different sites without having to log into each one. APIs and single sign-on are critical to keeping your website running smoothly with popular third-party platforms.
3. Headless CMS
Drupal employs an API-driven approach. Key features of Drupal Headless CMS are as follows:
- Freedom of choice of frontend frameworks (React, VueJs, Angular);
- The opportunity to create content once and publish it anywhere;
- API-first approach.
Drupal is a single content repository, a single source of truth. You can publish content using Drupal's powerful administrative tools and end up seeing it displayed on objects on multiple channels.
This provides additional flexibility by integrating innovative new features that validate Drupal's status as the leading CMS.
4. Easy Content migration
Drupal has key modules designed to transfer content even for large sites. While a developer can manually move all of the content to a small site, doing so carries the risks of complications for a large site with a lot of content.
Drupal provides a risk-free systematic transfer of all content.