Drupal Open Source CMS

What is Drupal?Drupal is a free, Open Source Web-based software program that can use to build and maintain a website. Drupal’s “open source” community of programmers continue working to extend and improve its capabilities, increasing functionality for the future.Today’s Drupal is a full “content management system” (CMS), which means that it can be used to run full-sized, business websites.Why use Open Source?
The traditional way of building content managed websites has been to use bespoke software and design which is ideal and a requirement for some web projects.
Bespoke solutions are more expensive, utilise specially developed software which you then have a license to use for the duration that you wish to use the website.
Unless you have a fully bespoke commissioned solution built it will mean that the code to the site does not belong to you, if you wish to move it’s not so easy.

Open Source is FREE TO USE highly developed code that is owned by you, so if the need arises you can take the code/your website anywhere you wish.

What Tristar does is uses it’s know how and expertise to use this source code to build the foundations of your new website and skin it with a design so that you can then manage your website and content.

Organize and Find
Drupal comes with many tools to help you organize, structure, find and re-use your content. Categorize with taxonomy, automatically create friendly path URLs, create custom lists, associate content with other content on your site, and create smart defaults for content creators.

Creative Content
Manage content with an easy-to-use web interface. Drupal’s flexibility handles countless content types including video, text, blog, podcasts, and polls with robust user management, menu handling, real-time statistics and optional revision control.

Administer
Drupal comes with great options for new user accounts and user permissions. Users can be assigned one or more roles, and each role can be set up with fine-grained permissions allowing users view and create only what the administrator permits.

Build and Design
Tristar takes care of the difficult part of building your website using the standard code, adding any additional functionality, modules are hand coding to allow for more specific requirements and skinning the system with a bespoke design.

Additional Functionality

Extend
With more than 6000 available modules, the vast majority of your site’s requirements can be addressed with Drupal core and available add-on modules. Tristar can add additional modules and code and design structured layouts to give additional functionality.

Connect
Drupal makes it easy to connect your website to other sites and services across the web, using aggregation, feeds, and search engine connection capabilities. Social networking integration is also widely supported to help you engage with a wider audience.

Sample Site

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