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Using Drupal for Blogging, Here's How to Start?

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Using Drupal for Blogging, Here's How to Start?

Using Drupal for Blogging, Here's How to Start?


Drupal is a free and open-source content management system launched in 2000, that helps developers design and develop websites operable on different web servers. Drupal is considered one of the most popular and used content management systems all because of its low-cost implementation, vendor lock-in, free community code, robust features, and flexible architecture. Written on PHP Drupal needs the PHP scripts to run the basic and other technology stacks like: 


  1. Operating systems like Windows, macOS, etc. 

  2. Web servers like Nginx or IIS. 

  3. Databases like PostgreSQL or SQLite. 


Drupal is used more due to its features and availability. There are several businesses operating on a small and large scale that use Drupal as their Content Management System as content is the fulcrum of business that gives strength to build a powerful online existence of the business. Without content and its strategy, there is no proper execution of the online business and its growth. Today under this article, Mrmmbs Vision, a CMS Development Company will present to you the right approach of using drupal as your CMS platform or blogging and how you can use it in the right way. 


Reasons to Consider Drupal for Blogging 


  1. Open Source: One of the basic reasons why people prefer Drupal as a CMS platform is because of its zero-cost installation. It helps bloggers and developers copy the code and modify it as per the requirement.

  2. Strong community support: For an open-source CMS platform, community support is a must as it helps users ask questions and receive answers for it in one go. Drupal also offers tutorials and helpful videos to make the platform easy to use.

  3. SEO friendly: For a CMS platform one of the most vital factors to success is to be SEO friendly. Drupal has the feature of SEO friendliness as it helps keep SEO in mind while building a blog. It offers permalinks, URLs, and other features and modules that help the blogs to rank on the search engine.

  4. Regular updates: Anything that is out of date is considered as failed similarly for a CMS platform it is important to be regularly updated. With Drupal, you have the advantage of regular updates as per the industry and tech trends. 

  5. Responsive themes: Another last reason to consider Drupal for blogging is its responsive themes. In a business, the audience is spread across the different screens which links to enabling higher responsiveness of the themes and the platform. Drupal offers the advantage of adapting different screen sizes. 

How to Establish a Blogging Site Using Drupal? 


Setting up a blog with Drupal Development Services is an easy one as it does not require much technical knowledge. With access to the right tools and techniques, you can easily set up and start designing the content for the target audience. To begin, you will need a web host, a website name, and a sound concept of the blog. Apart from these basics, you will have to select a suitable web host, install Drupal on your system, and build the blog. Let’s understand the process in detail. 




1. Select a web host 


Drupal is one of the oldest and most popular CMS building platforms in order to make the most out of it you need to select a web host that offers optimized hosting and meets the technical below-mentioned technical requirements. 


  1. Apache web server 

  2. PHP 

  3. FTP access 

  4. High memory limit 

  5. MySQL database 


The web hosting offered are Nexcess, SiteGround, S2 hosting, inMotion hosting, etc. These web hostings offer a user-friendly control panel, easy management of the site, excellent customer support. 


2. Download and Install Drupal 


Once the selection of Web hosting is clear you can successfully proceed with the other step of downloading and installing Drupal. There are two options offered to download and install Drupal: One-click installed by the web hosting company or manual setup process. 


The process of the manual setup of Drupal includes several steps like: 


  1. Login to hosting. 

  2. Open control panel 

  3. Scroll and click to the section of Quickinstall

  4. Select Drupal from the list and continue 

  5. Fill out the asked information about the blog 

  6. Set the app version 

  7. Set timezone 

  8. At last, click on Install Now. 


3. Build the blog 


Post the download and installation of Drupal it is time to build the blog and start using it. Follow the below-mentioned step to set your blog on Drupal. 


  1. Log in with the username and password of Drupal you received in the admin email mentioned. 

  2. Click on the Structure tab 

  3. Select the content type 

  4. Configure the blog and save the changes 

  5. Click on the Content tab and add the content 

  6. Click on Publish for submission of the blog. 


How to Plan Content for Your Drupal Blog? 


Setting up the blog, creating and posting the content is not enough for your business to grow. Instead, you need to have the right approach and strategy that would help you create and deliver astounding content on the website. There are several steps involved in forming a blueprint of the content distribution. The models included are: 


  1. Content dissemination: With different content requirements comes different content distribution plans that help to make the most out of the content and build a global internet presence. The content dissemination is divided into two parts: Centralization: Centralization under content dissemination involves a primary site that acts as a place for content production. Decentralization: Decentralization under content dissemination involves content distribution with each other via a peer-to-peer model of content dissemination.

  2. Defining the audience: Before creating content it is vital to define the target audience you are willing to develop and deliver the content for. Do the market research and try to identify the right audience along with their interests, concerns, content choices, etc.

  3. Assessing the content: If you are someone who has some existing content lying on the website it is vital to assess the existing content and recreate it sometimes. Performing an audit of your existing content of the website will help you identify the gaps and work on them.

  4. Create a topic bucket list: Apart from just creating content on random topics try to brainstorm different content ideas and use different tools and techniques to drive new ideas for the content. Create a relevant list of the content ideas, their writing parameters, etc.

  5. Use tools and techniques: Use different tools and techniques to create content like Semrush, Buzzsumo, Feedly, and others. Use infographics, videos, images, and audio for creating different content. 




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