Why use Backdrop CMS?
Backdrop has a built-in upgrade path from Drupal 7. Backdrop will be familiar to people with Drupal experience because it is so similar to Drupal, but includes numerous usability improvements and new features.
Upgrade from Drupal 7.
Backdrop is lean and mean. With a commitment to performance, you can expect to see continued improvements in each version. Watch your pages fly!
Serve pages fast, even on shared hosting.
Browse and install add-ons directly from your own website. No need to scour the internet for available modules, themes, and layouts.
Add more functionality, quickly.
Every Backdrop site is always responsive. Visitors enjoy a great mobile experience, and administrators can create and edit content from phones or tablets.
Works great on phones & tablets.
Easily create content by formatting text and uploading images. It's not necessary to know web programming languages (or hire someone who does) to get your content on the web.
Create and manage your own content.
Different people can have different levels of access to your content. Use Backdrop's robust permission system to define roles that exactly match your needs.
Control access with permissions.
Need to add your own special touches? Backdrop has a robust API and can be modified in any number of ways with only a few lines of custom code.
Customize everything, everywhere.
Backdrop CMS was designed with robust security in mind. New security issues are addressed quickly and responsibly.
Security is a priority
Make configuration changes on a development site. Deploy those changes to production with the easy-to-use Configuration Management interface.
Deploy changes easily.
Backdrop CMS is free and Open Source. There are no acquisition fees or licensing costs. Backdrop CMS is free software.