A Brief History Of Drupal The Open Source Software – An [Infographic]

The rise and rise of Drupal  

Drupal is an open source software that is used for creating, editing and publishing the content for websites. The major reason behind Drupal’s widespread popularity is the security, versatility and regular community updates.

How the story started

Drupal was the brainchild of 2 students of the University of Antwerp- Dries Buytaert and Hans Snijder. The university didn’t have a reliable internet connection. So in order to share the ADSL modem connection of Hans among a few students, they set up a wireless bridge.

As the things worked they realized the need for improving their idea. It graduated to a small news site when Dries decided to use the web board. It allowed the students to socialize with each other and share different types of information.

After graduating, Dries brought a domain name and put the site online so that the friends should stay in touch. It was actually a revolutionary decision that eventually resulted in the birth of powerful CMS Drupal. In 2001 the software behind drop.org was released. It graduated to the experimentation platform that allowed the other to modify or extend its functionality and adding new features. The idea was to help the people in the exploration of new web developments path.

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The Present

Today Drupal is maintained by a number of expert programmers and community members who keep in adding/suggesting new features, recognize and patch up security vulnerabilities and develop a number of specific modules to help the users.

The major bodies/events 

DrupalCon: Conference of Drupal community that is held twice every year. In this conference, a large number of Drupal communities meet and discuss various pertinent issues related to the use and scope of Drupal and to discuss other important issues.

Drupal.org: The Drupal.org was actually aimed at empowering the people to explore new ways of web development. It was an experimental platform that could be extended and modified by the users.

Drupal Association: Drupal Association was earlier known as Drupal Inc. In July 2011 the name was changed and responsibilities multiplied. Today Drupal Association is responsible for proper maintenance of

  •    DrupalCons
  •    Drupal.Org
  •    Community Cultivation Grants
  •    Global Training days
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by Philip Verghese 'Ariel'

A Multilingual Freelance Writer, Editor, Blogger, Roundup Expert, Translator, Internet Marketer And A Social Campaigner. Manages different sites in English as well as in Malayalam. Born And Brought Up In Kerala. Now Based At Secunderabad, Telangana, India. Can Reach At: philipscom55(@)Gmail [.] Com twitter: @PVAriel Skype Philva6

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Chery Schmidt
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Hello Philip! What a great review of Drupal my friend! Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

Joy Healey
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Hi Philip,
Absolutely fascinating to read the story of Drupal, especially the origin of the name.

I had heard about Drupal, but never taken the trouble to find out more.

Thanks for sharing,

Joy – Blogging After Dark

Prayas Rao
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Hi Philip,

I love the infographic and the data you put in it. However, I don’t know much about drupal but after looking at this infographic. My doubts are clear now.

You show’d the history of drupal.

Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Mandy Allen
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I completely love infographics and this one is just perfect for taking us through the journey of Drupal. Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy the journey!

Sobat
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Drupal, oh so drupal.. (IMO, means hard to learn, because I’m not a pure programmer).
A powerful cms, but so hard to manage (again, it’s only my view).
But once you can handle the drupal, you are rocks.

Sue Bride
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Hi Philip. I started using Drupal when I needed more functions than the plain html sites I’d been building. It was great for membership sites but in those days all Drupal sites looked much alike. Then I discovered WordPress which suited most of my needs and were easier to design. With the increased popularity of Facebook Groups, participation in the membership groups declined and I closed them down.

I must take another look to see how Drupal has developed over time. Thank you for the review.

Ikechi
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Hi Philip

This is just a great look at drupal. Personally, i used to believe that drupal is very difficult to use till today.

Thanks for sharing. Take care

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