WDG, Drupal, and Low Code/No Code

Josh Brittenham
- 3 min read

Drupal 9 (and soon, Drupal 10) is a flexible and powerful platform and framework. It isn’t just for developers. Developers may use Drupal, but so can content editors, marketers, UX designers and more—all without having to write any code at all!

Low Code/no code solutions are a great way to let non-technical users create custom solutions using standard web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. These solutions get built by customizing pre-defined visual elements or by using the platform’s APIs directly in their own codebase.

Low Code/No Code (LCNC) – what is it?

Low Code/no code (LCNC) solutions use modern web applications that allow developers to drag and drop application components and infrastructure to build mobile and web applications.

Components are typically modular, requiring slim to no additional code coupled with an easy to use graphical user interface that allows users to place and arrange them on a web page.

Low code/no code solutions also make it easy to add or change functionality because they rely on prebuilt modules rather than custom coding. You can modify these prebuilt modules in real time without having to rebuild your application each time you need new functionality or changes made on the fly. And because low-code development tools come with integrated workflow management systems that automatically check project changes against predefined standards, errors are reduced—ensuring timely delivery of projects while producing high-quality results every time!

With the rise of modern web applications, more and more skilled programmers are required to build and maintain systems. LCNC eliminates the need for in-house development teams, and puts the power of your web application in the hands of the end user. You choose what to display and where.

But what challenges do you face when adopting this approach? In addition to learning how all the components work together (and there are many), organizations can struggle with:

  • selecting an appropriate toolset based on their needs;
  • determining which low-code platforms offer robust security features;
  • ensuring that users have access only those features they require;
  • managing workflow processes effectively so everyone knows where their tasks stand at any given point in time.

A high-level overview of a typical Drupal low code/no code solution

When you are creating a low code/no code solution, the first step is to think about your business. What data do you need? How will the user interact with it? Are there any specific goals you want users to achieve when interacting with your website?

Next, it’s important to identify how Drupal can help meet those needs. Drupal is an API platform that enables developers to create custom applications on top of Drupal Core and its contributed modules (also called “modules”). A module is a collection of files that provides additional functionality for use in sites built on top of Drupal; they include things like content types, themes, views etc,.

Whenever possible it’s better not just to build something from scratch but rather reuse what already exists out there because this helps save time and money while also increasing quality because someone else has already done some testing for us!

What is WDG doing to address low code/no code in our work?

WDG is leveraging LCNC within Drupal to design and develop modular components which can be placed by end users anywhere across content on their websites. Components may integrate with APIs and other custom functionality that requires no code for the end user to place. We make sure our end users don’t have to do more than click buttons and type content to create outstanding content.

We love building Drupal applications because of their out-of-the-box functionality and display queries of your content with Views’ flexible graphical interface—no code required. Place content with Paragraph fields—no code required. Content can be manually curated or dynamically driven—no code required. Create pages with ease. Flexible administrative forms allow for an enjoyable web editing experience. Run updates and upgrades on our partner hosting platform Pantheon. Edit everything! We make sure you control everything under the sun—or at least on your website—no code required.

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