Introducing

Backdrop CMS

Drop the dragon lounging

The free and Open Source CMS that
helps you build websites
for businesses, non-profits, and education

backdropcms.org

Backdrop CMS

The Drupal Fork

Backdrop CMS

Another tool in a web developer's tool box

Backdrop CMS Co-founders

Jen

Backdrop Project Lead

@jenlampton

Nate

Backdrop Technical Lead

@quicksketch

Drupal Developers

Drupal Trainers

Drupal Core Developers

Drupal Community Advocates

People who Drupal

created Backdrop CMS

Project Management Committee

A model proven successful by Apache projects

https://backdropcms.org/leadership

PMC Members

Nate Lampton
core committer constituent

Jen Lampton
UX priority constituent

Mike McCaffrey back-end constituent
Wes Ruvalcaba front-end constituent
Jack Aponte business-focus constituent
Gregory Netsas site-builder constituent

The PMC's Responsibilities

  • Handle conflict resolution.
  • Set the overall direction of the project.
  • Ensure that each change follows the project's philosophy.
  • Change the project philosophy (if necessary).

In order to guide the project, the philosophy must be defined.

Backdrop Principles

  1. Easier updates: Backwards compatibility is important.
  2. Simplicity: Write code that the majority can understand.
  3. Focus: Only include features that benefit the majority.
  4. Extensibility: Ensure Backdrop can be customized.
  5. Performance: Meet low system requirements.
  6. Release on-time: Plan and schedule releases.
  7. Freedom: Remain both Free and Open Source.

https://backdropcms.org/philosophy

Backdrop Mission

Backdrop CMS enables people to build highly customized websites, affordably, through collaboration and open source software.

https://backdropcms.org/philosophy

How do we make web development more affordable?

  1. Increase the out-of-box functionality.
  2. Improve the user experience.
  3. Improve the developer experience.
  4. Decrease server & resource usage.
  5. Make ongoing maintenance tasks faster.
  6. Make updates take less effort (automatic).
  7. Make upgrades easier.
  8. More!

Backdrop has seen

13 on-time releases

since Jan 15, 2015

Release Schedule

January 15th
May 15th
September 15th

Backdrop 1.13 scheduled May 15, 2019

What about Security?

We're on the Drupal Security Team.

We collaborate on security issues.

We coordinate security releases.

We have our own Security Team, too.

We have a process to handle security issues
in both Core and Contrib.

Backdrop Add-Ons

Modules. Themes. Layouts.

Top 100 Drupal 7 modules

  • Ctools
  • Views
  • Token
  • Libraries API
  • Pathauto
  • Entity API
  • Jquery Update
  • Admin Menu
  • Webform
  • Date
  • IMCE
  • CKeditor
  • Link
  • Module Filter
  • Metatag
  • Google Analytics
  • Wysiwyg
  • Entity Reference
  • Rules
  • Field Group
  • Features
  • XML Sitemap
  • Views Bulk Oper...
  • Media
  • Colorbox
  • CAPTCHA
  • Backup & Migrate
  • Transliteration
  • Variable
  • File Entity
  • Views Slideshow
  • Localization update
  • Panels
  • Menu Block
  • Redirect
  • i18n
  • Context
  • Devel
  • Global Redirect
  • Field collection
  • Block Class
  • Menu Attributes
  • Strongarm
  • IMCE Wysiwyg Br
  • Email Field
  • Display Suite
  • Adressfield
  • Mail System
  • Superfish
  • Admin Views
  • Job Scheduler
  • Recaptcha
  • SMTP
  • Flexslider
  • Special Menu Items
  • Better Exposed F..
  • UUID
  • Feeds
  • References
  • Calendar
  • Honeypot
  • Views Data Export
  • Multiupload File...
  • MimeMail
  • Node Clone
  • Plupload integration
  • Views PHP
  • Diff
  • Media: Youtube
  • Site Map
  • Search API
  • ImageCache Actions
  • Multiupload Image
  • Field Permissions
  • Lightbox 2
  • Taxonomy Menu
  • Quicktabs
  • Inline Entity Form
  • Advanced Help
  • Filefield Sources
  • Video embed field
  • EU cookie compliance
  • Facet API
  • Voting API
  • Pathologic
  • Adminimal...Menu
  • Conditional Fields
  • Insert
  • CKEditor Link
  • Module Missing...Fixer
  • Title
  • IMCE Mkdir
  • Font Your Face
  • Scheduler
  • DraggableViews
  • Content Access
  • Linkit
  • Page title
  • Print
  • Image URL Formatter
  • In core (29)
  • In contrib (52)
  • Underway in core (7)
  • Underway in contrib (2)
  • Not needed anymore (4)
  • Not started (9)

60+ modules included in Backdrop core

  • Admin menu
  • Block class
  • Blockify*
  • Btester Custom Block Content*
  • Caption Filter
  • Chaos Tools
  • CKeditor*
  • CKEditor Link
  • CKEditor Media Browser*
  • CKEditor Upload
  • Comment Closer
  • Contact Block*
  • Context*
  • Date*
  • Direct Upload*
  • Display Suite*
  • Elements
  • Email
  • Email Registration
  • Entity API*
  • Entity view mode
  • Features*
  • Field as Block
  • File entity*
  • HTML5 Tools
  • Image Mobile Camera*
  • IMCE Wysiwyg bridge*
  • Insert
  • Instant Filter*
  • jQuery Update*
  • Libraries API*
  • Link
  • Live preview*
  • Menu block
  • Menu translation (i18n)
  • Module Filter*
  • Nice Menus*
  • Nodeblock
  • Options Element
  • Page Preview*
  • Panels*
  • Panels Everywhere*
  • Pathauto
  • Project Browser
  • Radix Layouts*
  • Redirect
  • Role Assign
  • Scheduler*
  • Smartmenus
  • Superfish Menus*
  • Token
  • Transliteration
  • Media*
  • Variable*
  • Vertical Tabs Responsive
  • Views
  • Views Bulk Operations
  • Views Responsive Grid*
  • WYSIWYG*

* Inidicates the module is partially included or a comparable alternative is provided.
https://backdropcms.org/user-guide/features-added-core

Total modules & themes & layouts

last updated 3/19/2019

Backdrop community

Some Numbers

  • Downloads of Backdrop CMS: 9,539
  • Members on backdropcms.org: 1,848
  • Reporting LIVE Backdrop sites: 787
  • Backdrop Core contributors: ~95
  • Backdrop Contrib group members: 77
  • Organizations seeking Backdrop work: 45

last updated 3/19/2019

Where to find the community

github.com/backdrop/backdrop
gitter.im/backdrop/backdrop-issues
forum.backdropcms.org
backdropcms.org
@backdropcms
online meetings - Thurs 1pm PT

Questions?

Drop the dragon lounging

The free and Open Source CMS that
helps you build websites
for businesses, non-profits, and education

backdropcms.org

Image Credits

SquareSpace: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Squarespace_Logo.png
Wordpress: https://wordpress.org/about/logos
Backdrop: https://backdropcms.org/about/logo
Drupal: https://www.drupal.org/node/9068