23 Famous Drupal Websites

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Kostiantyn Kochkarov
Digital Marketing Manager

Nowadays there are tons of platforms you can use for your site development. You can use them depending on the price, architecture, or your personal liking. If you are not ready or simply don’t need to build a whole website from scratch, you can turn to one of the CMS's (content management systems). They are currently presented in such a variety that you might get lost trying to understand them all. While WordPress remains the most popular option when CMS's come into play, there are a few other options that might suit you even better. One of those is Drupal. Let’s take a closer look at what Drupal is and some famous Drupal websites.

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a content management system that includes standard content-altering features as well as many other features. Unlike WordPress, which is mainly used for blogs, Drupal can be used for a variety of things. This is one of the reasons why there is such a large number of famous Drupal sites. Drupal is a well-developed open-source software that is almost two decades old. As well as the other CMS's, Drupal allows you to manage content to your liking. You can decide how the content will look, who can edit it and how they can edit it, set certain limitations, and so on.

What makes Drupal different from other CMS's is its flexibility and scalability. It’s a very flexible software that allows you to create any content you want. As for scalability, websites using Drupal can use any of the multiple modules already available for the software. And since Drupal CMS is open-source you can create a new module if you didn’t find the one you want.

What are the uses of the Drupal content management system? Due to its flexibility and scalability, Drupal is not restricted to any kind. Given that, websites on Drupal include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • personal or corporate websites
  • community portals
  • blogs, portfolios, multimedia sites
  • forums
  • social networking sites
  • multi-language websites 
  • eCommerce sites
  • business directories

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To back up all the talk made before, we are going to give you a few examples of Drupal-built websites. Those range from USA governmental sites, which they use to talk to the public, to news channels, blogs, universities, and some enterprise companies.

  1. Entertainment Weekly
    One of the best Drupal websites, Entertainment Weekly is a publication owned by Time, Inc. They cover art subjects like music, theater, television, concerts, and so on. They are famous for covering celebrity stories, ticket sales, publications, and ratings.Entertainment Weekly

     

  2. The City of London
    The City of London uses Drupal CMS to provide updates to citizens, communicate any changes, and get feedback. Besides posting information on the website, they allow citizens to take surveys and discuss anything that is posted.The City of London

     

  3. New York State
    The New York State website provides information about everything related to the territory of the state. All alerts, news, and attractions are posted there. One can also check information regarding services provided and apply for jobs, scholarships, and certifications available.New York State

     

  4. Australian Government
    The Australian Government - one of the government websites built with Drupal - gives information on basically anything related to the country, from government info to visas and tourist attractions. You can also find information about education, health, and environment. It is also possible to check local news and social media and get to the governmental portal.Australian Government

     

  5. Taboola
    Taboola is a platform for content marketing that allows you to display any content related to the user's previous search. This robust Drupal website is used by giants like BBC, Huffington Post, and USA Today.Taboola

     

  6. NCAA
    NCAA (The National Collegiate Athletic Association) is a non-profit institution in the USA that regulates athletes from more than 1000 institutions across the US. Those include colleges, conferences, and even individuals. And they have developed their website using Drupal.NCAA

     

  7. Tesla
    One of the most prominent examples of a Drupal website is Tesla, which has been in so many discussions lately. The world’s best electric car manufacturer is one of the largest Drupal website examples. Tesla used Drupal to build their multi-language websites. Looks pretty neat and easy to use.Tesla

     

  8. Box
    Box is a simple file sharing and collaboration software company. They have built their website with Drupal to provide their services. The software can be integrated with a number of other solutions like Office365, Slack, IBM, GoogleApps, etc. Some of the biggest clients of the company include P&G, Boston Scientific, and Pandora.Box

     

  9. Verizon
    Verizon has a very simple and great website for their Digital media Services created with Drupal. It’s quite minimalistic but has all the information you might need. This proves once again, how widely the Drupal software can be used.Verizon

     

  10. Pinterest
    Pinterest chose Drupal for the business part of their website. This part is dedicated to businesses working with Pinterest. It also provides solutions for working with them, success stories, and some other useful information.Pinterest

     

  11. Twitter
    Yes, you read it right, huge corporations like Twitter are also using Drupal. Even though Twitter itself is not built on Drupal, it uses the software for its developers portal. This is where they provide their API, documentation, and forward you to the Forums.Twitter
  1. eBay
    The eBay company website is also built on Drupal. This is where you can get detailed information about the company, apply for jobs or check anything that’s happening. It’s eBay’s official communication channel.eBay

     

  2. Timex
    Timex is another great example of websites on Drupal. It is a famous American watch brand founded back in the middle of the 19th century. Currently, it is a part of a Dutch holding company that includes some more well-known watch manufacturers.Timex

     

  3. Nokia
    Nokia Corporation has multiple global websites created with the help of Drupal. They promote their products on their Drupal websites as well as provide the latest news and updates regarding their manufacturing.Nokia

     

  4. McDonald’s Australia
    McDonald’s Australia has also decided to dive into Drupal’s stability and create a website for themselves with this software. The branch uses the Drupal website to provide their offers, direct their customers to the closest Mc restaurant, and entertain their guests. You can also learn anything you possibly want about McDonald’s on their website. Their story, development, job opportunities, and so on.McDonald’s Australia

     

  5. Charles Schwab
    Charles Schwab is a financing company providing a range of services from investments and bank services to retirement. All the information you may need is provided on their Drupal website along with prices and conditions.Charles Schwab

     

  6. Principal
    Principal is another of the popular Drupal websites. It deals with investments, insurances, and retirement. The website is available in two languages - English and Spanish - and provides information about financial possibilities.Principal

     

  7. Harvard University
    Probably one of the most popular websites built with Drupal. One of the oldest and most prestigious universities has a complex multi-page website available for visitors. You can find all the information about the university, the terms of admission, scholarships, and much more. The website also has social media accounts embedded into the website, as well as some videos and news.Harvard University

     

  8. Stanford University
    Another top US university has also chosen Drupal as their platform. The website provides information for existing and prospective students. You can find all the news and information required for your ongoing or future studies. Stanford also allows you to learn about the research going on in the university.Stanford University

     

  9. Lady Gaga
    Some celebrities choose Drupal for their website development. One such example is Lady Gaga. The Drupal website is built for providing information on the singer’s tours, announcements, and ticket sales.Lady Gaga

     

  10. Eric Clapton
    It's not only pop stars who are in love with Drupal. The website of Eric Clapton, a great rock and blues performer and songwriter, was also created with the software. The site is dedicated to Eric’s career, his gigs, and news.Eric Clapton

     

  11. The Emmy Awards
    The Emmys have built an excellent website using Drupal software. It serves to depict gallery, videos, share interviews, and other news for the award. Their Drupal website gives the fullest information on the TV industry and is, of course, integrated with their social media.The Emmy Awards

     

  12. NASA
    Probably one of the best sites made with Drupal is NASA's. It provides an exquisite amount of information, research, news, and other things related to the institution. It’s an excellent example of running a complex website and still providing a rewarding user experience.NASA

 

How the White House Quit Drupal

The White House website started using Drupal back in 2009. This was a big move both for the government and the open-source software. However, with the new president, the decisions have changed. At the end of 2017, the White House website was moved to WordPress.

There were no loud announcements related to the move. It is being said that the change is a money-saving move. Some suggested that Andrew Nacin, the WordPress lead developer, had something to do with the transition since Nacin is working for the U.S. Digital Service. However, in his Twitter post the developer stated he had no relation to the move from Drupal and added that, in his opinion, the website lacks some functionality seen on other sites.

The Final Word

As you can see, many big corporations are choosing Drupal due to its stability, great performance, excellent security, the variety of features available, and many other reasons. The software is not limited to one purpose and is widely accessible due to its being open-source. Whatever the purpose of your website might be, you should definitely look into Drupal. We can assure you, that you will find the answers you seek.

To be honest, we can offer you something more than just answers: a professional team of Drupal developers that care. Our engineers are focused on achieving high results and previously set goals. In our work, we strive to take into account the peculiarities and develop an individual product based on stable and reliable technology. Let's discuss your project: feel free to contact our manager.

Drupal Websites FAQs

What are some other famous websites on Drupal?

Apart from those already mentioned in the article, there are plethora of other Drupal websites, including Warner Bros. Records (entertainment), Jysk (eCommerce), Arsenal (football club), The World Wildlife Fund (conservation), University of Oxford (education),  TraffickWatch Nonprofit (fighting human trafficking), NBA (sports), Doctors Without Borders (healthcare), and many others.

What does “open source” mean?

Drupal is open source, meaning it’s free to download, use, and modify.

What are the benefits of Drupal?

Drupal offers impressive flexibility, scalability, security, and convenience of use. On top of that, Drupal has a huge and dynamic dedicated community that has been functioning since 2001.

Is it possible to migrate a WordPress website to Drupal?

Yes, it can be done with the help of modules such as WordPress Migrate.

Why migrate to Drupal?

Scalable, secure, and with solid multi-language support, Drupal helps companies and organizations around the globe to effectively keep up with the demands of managing their content operations. Drupal is built for creating versatile content and connecting robust integration tools.

What is Drupal core?

Core refers to a codebase that can be extended via contributory modules and, for versions preceding Drupal 8, is kept outside of the "sites" folder of a Drupal installation.

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