Editor’s Note -- This article was formerly listed as the Top 10 Websites Built with Drupal, and based on TopDrops.org. That site has since stopped updating, so we decided to pivot towards a new kind of value for our readers: the most surprising examples of Drupal-run sites.
Some of the world’s most influential businesses and organizations run their websites using Drupal: General Electric, eBay, The Economist, etc.
A good number of groups using the CMS might come as a surprise, however, and they prove its reliability for creating powerful and noteworthy sites. We checked the web to bring you our list of the top Drupal websites. For a list of Drupal’s 10 best sites, read on.
Entertainment Weekly (a.k.a. EW) is an American publication, owned by Time Inc., that covers film, television, music, theater, books and pop culture.
It’s renowned for covering all things Hollywood, from the latest films and trends to the high-octane lives of its celebrities. EW reports on television ratings, movie grosses, production costs, and even concert ticket sales. Their in-depth articles are among the top resources for the world’s favorite shows, producers, showrunners, and more.
In addition to being a top Drupal site, ew.com is also ranked by Alexa as the 902nd most popular website globally over the last three months.
Tesla is one of the world’s most talked-about companies, known for making waves in the markets for automobiles and clean energy. You’ve probably heard about their fleet of self-driving, electric cars or the Tesla Wall: a giant battery providing homes with storage options for clean energy.
Their site is neat, clean, and highly effective at showcasing their products. We’re big fans of their homepage in particular, and we recommend you check it out. It’s exactly what a future tech company’s website should look like!
College sports in the United States is big business. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit association which regulates athletic competitions for 1,281 institutions, hosts conferences, and manages related organizations across the United States.
In 2014, the NCAA generated nearly a billion dollars in revenue—80 to 90% of which was thanks to the Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
Their website is a functional mix of sports journalism and sales. Not only do they post schedules, analysis, and video coverage, but they also market their team merchandise hosted on the secondary site, shopncaasports.com.
Mint.com is a free web-based personal financial management service that caters to over 16,000 US and Canadian financial institutions and self-reports having 10 million users. Mint's primary service allows users to track bank, credit card, investment, and loan transactions and balances them all through a single user interface --as well as create personal budgets and goals.
In 2009, it was acquired by Intuit, the makers of Quicken and TurboTax. Judging by the look and feel of their site, that merger came with a bump in digital marketing expertise; Mint.com is simple, clean, and makes user acquisition easy.
Australia leans on Drupal to power their website: a sprawling information resource for citizens, visitors, and entrepreneurs. The site hosts over 3,000 distinct pages covering topics from healthcare and culture to career opportunities and travel suggestions. The website even goes the extra mile by linking to local news and social media channels.
Australia.gov.au is a great example of Drupal’s ability to organize and present information. The site is designed like an inverted funnel, with the homepage offering a selection of categories that branch into more specific topics the deeper you dive.
5. Le Figaro
Founded in 1826, Le Figaro is the oldest national newspaper in France. It is the second-largest national newspaper in France after Le Parisien and before Le Monde and is part of Le Figaro Group, whose publications include TV Magazine and Evene.
The site delivers a variety of features that naturally belong on the website of a leading periodical. Page load speed is stellar despite being packed with feeds, media, and a live video pop-up on the bottom corner of the screen.
The Emmy Awards are a group of American awards dedicated to recognizing the best of U.S. television --from its actors and directors to its engineers and humanitarian impact. Their website covers featurettes on notable happenings and personalities surrounding television around the world (though naturally centered on America), as well as event schedules and videos of events and commentary.
Their site is dense in terms of content but smooth in presentation --just what you might expect from a showbiz powerhouse like the Television Academy.
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Keap offers a client management service and automation platform (Infusionsoft) for small businesses. Their products are aimed at streamlining the customer lifecycle, facilitating customer relationship management, marketing automation, lead capture, and e-commerce.
Based in Chandler, Arizona, USA, Keap is one of the fastest growing private companies in the region, adding 240 jobs between 2012 and 2013, and also receiving $54 million in venture capital from Goldman Sachs in early 2013.
2. ABS-CBN News
ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs is the news division of the ABS-CBN Corporation, a Philippine media conglomerate. It’s headquartered in the Philippines, and has news bureaus in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, making it the largest and the most comprehensive news outlet when it comes to local and international newsgathering in the island nation.
Their website is powered by Drupal, which allows them to deliver news in real time, connect across various social media platforms, and encourage community discussion through a login system for news readers to set up profiles and engage in discussions.
NASA is the American government’s flagship agency for its civilian space program, aeronautics research, and aerospace research. They stand at the forefront of many of the world’s latest discoveries in physics, astronomy, and engineering --and their website is a haven for the world’s science enthusiasts.
Their site hosts information about past and present space missions, ultra-high definition photos and videos of the cosmos, and download links to a nearly endless amount of apps and learning resources for those looking to learn more about the universe we inhabit. It’s a shining example of Drupal CMS used to present stunning information, and elevate the user’s experience.
As of 2019; the following 2 major platforms were revamped and enhanced as digital experiences with Drupal 8:
New Drupal sites are always being uploaded, updated, and refined as the world’s site designers and marketers find more ways to work with the system. Drupal’s large community of developers and companies like Vardot are always at work innovating the craft of designing with Drupal; it’s only a matter of time before new sites earn a spot on our list.
Do you agree with our list of top 10 Drupal websites in the world? If you don't or see better websites out there worth mentioning... let us know in the comments!