web content management system

Drupal /ˈdrpəl/[3] is a free and open source software application that is installed on servers.[4] When installed and configured, Drupal helps people make websites that are secure, safe, and stable. Drupal also allows users to share modules with each other. Modules are like building blocks that when installed make new features available.

Drupal 8 in action. Showing in-context editing and previews (WYSIWYG).
Drupal 8 in action. Showing in-context editing and previews (WYSIWYG).
Original author(s)Dries Buytaert
Initial releaseJanuary 2001 (2001-01)
Stable release
8.1.9 [1] / 3 August 2016; 5 years ago (2016-08-03)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPHP
Operating systemCross-platform
Size64.9 MB (uncompressed Drupal 8 core) [1]
Available inMultilingual
TypeContent management framework, Content management system, Community and Blog software
LicenseGPLv2 or later.[2]

As of February 2016, more than 1.3 million websites use Drupal.[5] Drupal is well supported, and many high level websites are built with it including whitehouse.gov.[6][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Drupal 8 release history; drupal.org
  2. "Licensing FAQ". drupal.org. Retrieved 2009-04-08.
  3. "How does one pronounce "Drupal"?". drupal.org. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  4. "Install Drupal for Windows". microsoft.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  5. "Usage statistics for Drupal core". drupal.org. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  6. Wilson, Chris. "Message Error: Why running the White House Web site on Drupal is a political disaster waiting to happen". slate.com. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  7. "Developers". whitehouse.gov. United States Government. Retrieved 2 March 2016.