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Drupal provides the modern WCM capabilities to build, operate and optimize sites and experiences across any channel, device, personalization strategy and more. Drupal allows you to tap into the global power of an open source community, yet build exactly what your organization and brand requires to engage and convert customers and prospects.

Acquia and Drupal

Dries Buytaert created the first Drupal content management framework while finishing his master’s degree in 2000. As he was working toward his doctorate while also leading the open source Drupal project, he began to envision a company devoted to the success of Drupal and to supporting its growing community. 

To “take Drupal full-time,” Buytaert and Jay Batson founded Acquia in 2007 to provide infrastructure, support and services to enterprise organizations using Drupal, to help Drupal scale, to promote open source software, to make Drupal easier, to spur greater adoption, and to empower a thriving network of Drupalists around the world. 

Acquia initially offered managed cloud hosting and fine-tuned services for Drupal, and has now grown to provide a fully loaded digital experience platform with Drupal at its core.

Acquia brings the same pioneering spirit of Drupal to providing the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter.

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My work on the Smart Date module began with a simple idea: make managing dates and times in Drupal as easy as users have come to expect in using popular calendar applications. Many of the ideas for features and improvements built into the module have come from the community: recurring events, calendar integration, timezone handling, and many more. At a Drupal Users Group discussion last Fall, I got a question about adding content to recurring events: you might have a…
Posted by Matthew Grasmick
Acquia Dev Desktop will reach end of life on June 30, 2021. Dev Desktop was a powerful solution when it launched in 2009, but overtime Drupal development practices have evolved beyond it. New and better development environments are now available. With the advent of Acquia Cloud IDE, the best development environment for Drupal, it’s now time to close the book on Dev Desktop. Dev Desktop’s History Dev Desktop was first launched in March 2009 (as Drupal Stack…
Posted by Tim Plunkett
Web accessibility standards cannot be an afterthought. Web accessibility extends to every part of how a site is built from themes to link structure to navigation. The consequences for failing to meet web accessibility guidelines can result in expensive lawsuits for an organization and a loss of trust from your users. The Drupal community believes that web accessibility is essential to building a truly inclusive open source project, and has made strides to ensure Drupal…
Posted by Mike Madison
One of the real challenges in the Drupal community today is that roughly 60% of the reported installations are still on Drupal 7. This data (as of the time of this writing) shows that despite Drupal 8 being out for nearly five years, Drupal 7 still significantly dwarfs its successor in use. Note: This blog post was originally published on mikemadison.net and has been republished here with permission.  Source: https://www.drupal.org/project/usage/drupal With Covid…