Drupal CMS Anne Arundel County Maryland Drupal is a free and open­source content­management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back­end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration. The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to content management systems. These include the following: ● User account registration and maintenance. ● Menu management. ● RSS feeds. ● Taxonomy. ● Page layout customization. ● System administration. The Drupal core installation can serve as a simple website, a single or multi­user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website providing for user­generated content. Drupal offers a sophisticated API for developers and runs on any computing platform that supports both a Web server capable of running PHP and a database to store content and configuration. Core modules Drupal core includes optional modules that can be enabled by the administrator to extend the functionality of the core website. The core Drupal distribution provides a number of features including the following: ● Access statistics and logging. ● Advanced search. ● Blogs, books, comments, forums, and polls. ● Caching and feature throttling for improved performance. ● Descriptive URLs. ● Multi­level menu system. ● Multi­site support. ● Multi­user content creation and editing. ● OpenID support. ● RSS feed and feed aggregator. ● Security and new release update notification. ● User profiles. ● Various access control restrictions (user roles, IP addresses, email). ● Workflow tools (triggers and actions). The Color Module allows administrators to change the color scheme of certain themes by way of a browser interface. Drupal can automatically notify the administrator about new versions of modules, themes, or the Drupal core. It's important to update quickly after security updates are released. With the release of Drupal 7, web accessibility has been greatly improved by the Drupal community. Drupal is a good framework for building sites accessible to people with disabilities, because many of the best practices have been incorporated into the program code Core. The accessibility team is carrying on the work of identifying and resolving accessibility barriers and raising awareness within the community. There have been many improvements to both the visitor and administrator sides of Drupal including the following: ● Drag and drop functionality ● Improved color contrast and intensity. ● Adding skip navigation to Core themes. ● Adding labels by default for input forms. ● Fixing CSS display.