There are a lot of decisions that go into building a new website. One of the decisions you will have to make early on is deciding which content management system you want to work with. There are quite a few options to choose from. At The Web Development Group, we focus on building custom-made Drupal and WordPress sites. One of the more common questions we get is, “is Drupal right for me?” Although slightly more complicated than WordPress, we offer Drupal training which will often help secure the decision to build a site on Drupal.
The first thing you need to consider is: how large is your website? Although we can build large websites on WordPress (currently we are finishing up a university’s website on WordPress), it is more common to use Drupal for large sites. With Drupal you start out with a blank slate and our DC Drupal developers build a site from nothing. This means you can have complete customization of the design and development. This also means the learning curve on Drupal is a bit higher than the learning curve on WordPress.
With Drupal, you can expect the backend to be a little more complicated than the backend of WordPress. Don’t let this be the deciding factor against Drupal, though, at WDG in Virginia, we offer Drupal training to our clients who choose this route. The training will happen over the course of a few days. At some point you will come to our Alexandria offices and get one-on-one training. Other times, we will work with you over the phone. We take pride in our work and we want to make sure that our clients are able to maintain the site without a problem. This means offering Drupal training and providing step-by-step guidance on how to update content. Of course, we also offer WordPress training to the those who choose to build their sites on WordPress.
So, if you have a moderate sized site, and you feel confident in your abilities to maintain a slightly more complicated website, then maybe Drupal is the right choice for you. Custom Drupal websites is something that our Virginia web development company specializes in. If you are interested in learning more about Drupal, reach out to us! Our DC web development company is eager to work with companies large and small in the Virginia and North Carolina regions.
Further reading: You have a big site but want to use WordPress? No Problem!