Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
Today the Drupal Association, the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the Drupal open source project flourish, announced that Drupal is now used to run more than one million websites around the world. As of February 15, 2014 the number of sites using Drupal is 1,005,489 according to the automated tool on Drupal.org which tallies most of the live Drupal sites on the web.
“Drupal is now one of the most popular content management systems in the world,” said Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association. “It’s well known that Drupal powers some of the web’s largest sites, but every day we hear stories from all over the world about how Drupal is changing individual lives for the better. The vast, global mix of contributors and users makes Drupal unique.”
According to Builtwith Research, Drupal powers more than 12% of the world’s top 100,000 websites as measured by traffic. One reason Drupal has become so popular is its modularity, which allows users to implement as many or as few features as they want. Drupal is also known for its:
-Thriving community: Drupal.org, the community home for the project, has more than 1 million user profiles. People all over the world contribute to the project.
-Endless extensibility: Thousands of freely available modules allow users to build sites with little or no programming skills.
-Enormous scalability: Some of the world’s highest-trafficked sites run on Drupal, including the New York Stock Exchange, Examiner.com and 71 of the top 100 universities in the world.
The next version of Drupal is currently being built and is expected to release later this year. That version, called Drupal 8, will include more than 200 improvements designed to create significant new capabilities and new efficiencies for developers, site builders, content administrators, marketers and IT professionals. For more information about Drupal 8, visit https://drupal.org/drupal-8.0
About the Drupal Association
The Drupal Association is dedicated to helping the open source Drupal CMS project flourish. Drupal powers everything from personal blogs to the largest enterprises, media publishers, universities and government agencies, including The Economist, Examiner.com and US White House websites. Drupal is constantly being improved by a community of people in 228 countries, speaking 181 languages. The Drupal Association provides the support, infrastructure and funding to grow the Drupal community, help with online collaboration at http://drupal.org, and produces and hosts DrupalCon events and other events around the world. Funds to support these programs come from memberships, sponsorships and donations. To learn more about the Drupal Association, the Drupal Project, and how to get involved and contribute, visit https://association.drupal.org/.