Hot 10 Things Searched by Drupalers

When it comes to Drupal what are those Hot 10 things that are normally searched and interest people the most ?

10 . Drupal Facebook

Facebook integration and  module must be top of your head. This search term is picking up great momentum. People want to integrate their drupal sites with Facebook and hence you see this breakout. In addition there is also a official facebook page on Drupal which people are searching for. There is also a Facebook API which lets advanced developers integrate with Drupal

9. Acquia Drupal

Acquia is a commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system. As a member of the global Drupal community, Acquia helps accelerate Drupal usage by contributing to the advancement of the core technology and offering products, services and technical support to simplify the deployment and management of Drupal websites.

8. Drupal 7

Eagerly awaited drupal release with loads of features.  Alpha 1 was out on 15th Jan 10 and we hope to have a stable release very soon. Hats off to developers tirelessly working on this.

 

7. Drupal Twitter

Relates to two things, there is a Twitter module in drupal which allows you to integrate with Twitter and the second one is obvious which is following Drupal on Twitter. I would suggest you better checkout the twitter module of drupal.

 

6. Drupal vs WordPress

Wordpress is top of the class blogging system and Drupal top of the class CMS. People are often confused on which one is better. Drupal can act as a blogging system and hence you can always keep adding more features to your blog and even convert it to a website. But if you choose Wordpress and then realize that you wanted a CMS then you will have to port to Drupal . Searches are related to both comparison between the two and how to port from one system to another.

 

5. Drupal Views and CCK

Views module gives you the flexibility to present your nodes and data in the format you want and CCK module gives you the flexibility to create new content types.   These modules are heart of Drupal system and are now integral part of drupal development. Its hard to think of drupal without these modules. So one must not be surprised to see this in top search terms

 

4. Drupal SEO

SEO is one of the core strengths of Drupal. Infact I attribute the success of Drupal to its strong SEO capabilities. Drupal sites pop up in Search results much better than other CMS. People are generally searching for SEO Tips and Tricks to get their sites in top 10 searches.

 

3. Drupal Themes

Drupal Theme garden gives a good preview of themes uploaded on Drupal . A very hot topic and people are always looking for better themes and new theme websites. You will continue to see this search term rise in coming months.

 

2. Drupal Modules

I believe when people are searching for Drupal modules page and also a site which gives comparison between the modules.  Drupalmodules.com is certainly another site one should look at when it comes to Drupal modules. I would also suggest that you keep checking the Drupal modules page to keep abreast with new modules. Soon you will be able to propose better solutions to your clients.

 

1. Drupal vs Joomla

Joomla has a huge user base and undoubtedly these two are top CMS. You will always have people wanting to compare these. Comparison searches between Drupal and Joomla certainly top the Search engine charts. There is lot of cross pollination between the two, its difficult to predict who will have the last laugh. My pick is certainly Drupal and I think its here to stay.