It originally written by Dries Buytaert . Drupal also describes itself as a Web application framework. It is a free and open-source web content management system . Drupal became an open source project in 2001. The name Drupal represents an English rendering of the Dutch word druppel, which means "drop".

Interest in Drupal got a significant boost in 2003 when it helped build "Dean Space" for Howard Dean, one of the candidates in the U.S. Democratic Party's primary campaign for the 2004 U.S. presidential election.


Drupal includes core themes, which customize the "look and feel" of Drupal sites.

Drupal had functions that performed tasks related to databases, such as SQL .

Drupal core is modular, defining a system of hooks and call backs

  • Drupal isolates core files from contributed modules and themes.
  • Drupal is based on the Presentation Abstraction Control architecture, or PAC.
  • It even has multiple, parallel PAC agents in the form of blocks that push data out to a common canvas
  • The Drupal community also organizes professional and semi-professional gatherings called meetups at a large number of venues around the world.
  • Administrators of Drupal sites can be automatically notified of these new releases
  • Drupal maintains a security announcement mailing list.