Introducing Backdrop CMS

The comprehensive CMS for small to medium sized businesses and non-profits.

Why use Backdrop CMS?

 Create a compelling user experience with responsive layouts.

With Backdrop, every site and every theme is always responsive. Switch between themes while keeping your layout intact. Unlimited layouts and contextual configuration for every page.

 Deploy easily using new configuration management tools.

Configure your site on one server and easily move that configuration to another server. All configuration in Backdrop (Content types, Views, Layouts, Image Styles, etc.) are stored outside your database, so you can manage them either with version control or through the user interface.

 Serve pages fast, even on shared hosting.

Backdrop is lean and mean. Backdrop focuses on common problems and eliminates cruft. With a focus performance and optimizations for MySQL, Backdrop is significantly faster than Drupal 7.

 Switch easily from Drupal 7.

Is your site built on Drupal 7? Backdrop will be familiar to you and your developers. Upgrading most modules to Backdrop can be done in days or even hours. With a familiar architecture, it's easy to upgrade.

 Enjoy tons of other improvements, including:

  • Dynamic list builder, Views, in core
  • Automatic pattern-based URL generation
  • HTML5 page elements
  • Module page filter
  • AJAX dialog system
  • Responsive administration bar
  • More efficient RTL language support
  • New dropbutton element
  • Updated jQuery and jQuery UI
  • Separate language content and UI negotiation
  • Built-in bulk operations in Views
  • Object-oriented entities
  • Increased reuse of templates
  • Improved password reset
  • Improved password meter
  • Rebranded installer
  • Simplified file organization

 Available now

Backdrop is stable, and available for download today. All included libraries have been brought up to date, so you can build your sites on a modern foundation.

  • A Drupal fork could be healthy for the ecosystem and help focus the community.

    Earl Miles (merlinofchaos)
    Creator of Views, Panels, and various other successful Drupal modules
  • Scott Wilkinson, Drupal developer, Designer, Freelancer: HaloFX Media LLC

    My clients are small businesses, hiring someone to migrate them [to Drupal 8] and start over isn't in most of their budgets.

    Scott Wilkinson
    Drupal developer, Designer, Freelancer: HaloFX Media LLC
  • Douglas Vann

    I believe in the market viability of Backdrop CMS. There exists market demand for increased innovation built upon a familiar infrastructure.

    Doug Vann
    Drupal Trainer, Consultant, Developer, President of Synaptic Blue Inc.
  • Ron Northcutt, Drupal Developer: Jackson River

    If Backdrop is able to achieve its goals, it will be an amazing complementary system to Drupal 8.

    Ron Northcutt
    Drupal Developer
  • David McCan, WordPress and Drupal site builder

    I like programming, but want to avoid overly complex systems. Backdrop's goals are aligned with this way of thinking.

    David McCan
    WordPress and Drupal site builder

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