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Drupal
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Original author(s) Dries Buytaert
Initial release January 2001 (2001-01)
Stable release
8.1.9 / 3 August 2016; 5 years ago (2016-08-03)
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Size 64.9 MB (uncompressed Drupal 8 core)
Available in Multilingual
Type Content management framework, Content management system, Community and Blog software
License GPLv2 or later.

Drupal is a free and open source software application that is installed on servers. 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.

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

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