Managed WordPress hosting and development firm WordSphere, a tech company based in Palo Alto, has acquired Drupal development company DrupalWare for $6.8 million. Six Drupal experts will join WordSphere’s senior DevOps team as part of the 6.8 million cash transaction, which also includes the DrupalWare website/brand, a portfolio of 164 current clients, and other assets.
“DrupalWare’s clients include Pfizer, Tesla Motors, the City of New York, NY MTA, Columbia University, B&H Photo, and many other Fortune 500 companies,” said Mark Glixman, CEO at WordSphere. “This acquisition will enable us to expand our product offerings and better serve the needs of our clients.”
As a WordPress website development firm, Palo Alto based WordSphere focuses largely on providing services in WordPress customization, modification, theming, sophisticated WordPress custom themes, custom plugins, buddy press customization, and ecommerce/WooCommerce. Additionally, WordSphere provides services for other CMSs including Drupal, Shopify, and BigCommerce.
With more contemporary stacks like React, Node, Svelte, Typescript, ExpressJS, AngularJS, Vue.js, Next.js, PHP, OOP, Laravel, Codeigniter, Ruby, Python (Django), and many more, WordSphere’s team would offer a wide range of front-end and back-end development services.
Integration Options Drupal and WordPress
One of the key technical characteristics of a CMS and web framework like Drupal is its modular architecture, which allows users to add and remove functionalities as needed through the use of modules. These modules can be downloaded from the Drupal community and can add a wide range of features such as forms, search, e-commerce, and more.
Another important technical characteristic of Drupal is its built-in support for multilingual content. Drupal would allow users to create and manage content in multiple languages, making it easy to create multilingual websites. Drupal also has a robust access control system, which would allow administrators to control who can see and edit different pieces of content. This can be useful for creating private or restricted areas of a website that are only accessible to certain users.
Drupal is built on a PHP framework, which means that it can be easily integrated with other PHP-based systems and technologies including WordPress. Additionally, it uses a relational database (such as MySQL or PostgreSQL) to store content and user information, making it scalable and easy to manage large amounts of data.
There are a few different ways that Drupal and WordPress can be integrated, depending on the specific use case and the desired level of integration. One way to integrate Drupal and WordPress is to use WordPress as a blog or news section within a larger Drupal-powered website. This can be done by installing WordPress in a subdirectory of the Drupal site and using the WordPress REST API to pull content from WordPress into Drupal. This allows you to use the powerful content management capabilities of Drupal for the main site, while using WordPress for the blog or news section.
Another way to integrate Drupal and WordPress is to use Drupal as the main content management system, while using WordPress to handle specific functionality such as e-commerce. This can be done by using WordPress as the backend for an e-commerce plugin, while still using Drupal to manage the rest of the site. Additionally, it would be possible to use the WordPress plugin called ‘WordPress Integration’ to connect the two systems and share data, allowing users to log in to both systems with one set of credentials, share content between the systems, and even create Drupal content types that are automatically published as WordPress posts.