Introducing

Backdrop CMS

Drop the dragon lounging

The free and Open Source CMS
that helps you build websites.

For business, non-profit, & education.

backdropcms.org

Backdrop CMS

The Drupal fork

Backdrop CMS

Another tool for web developers

Backdrop CMS Co-founders

Jen

Backdrop Project Lead

@jenlampton

Nate

Backdrop Technical Lead

@quicksketch

Backdrop CMS was founded by

Drupal Developers

Drupal Trainers

Drupal Core Developers

Drupal Community Advocates

Backdrop CMS was founded by

People who Drupal

The Project Management Committee

A leadership model proven successful by many Apache projects.

https://backdropcms.org/leadership

Backdrop CMS 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 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 CMS 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. Security: Keep sites and people safe.
  6. Performance: Meet low system requirements.
  7. Release on-time: Plan and schedule releases.
  8. 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 updates take less effort (automatic).
  6. Make upgrades both faster and easier.
  7. More!

Release Schedule

January 15th
May 15th
September 15th

Backdrop has seen

15 on-time releases

since Jan 15, 2015

Most recent release

Backdrop 1.14 - September 15, 2019

1.14 release milestone  |  roadmap

Next release

Backdrop 1.15 - January 15, 2020

1.15 release milestone  |  roadmap

What about Security?

We work with the Drupal Security Team.

We collaborate on security issues with Drupal.

We coordinate security releases with Drupal.

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
  • Included In core (29)
    Ready In contrib (52)
  • Underway for core (7)
    Underway for contrib (2)
  • Equivient in core (21)
    Nolognger necessary (3)
  • 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 only partially included or a comparable alternative is provided.

Contributed modules, themes & layouts

last updated September 25, 2019

Backdrop community

Usage

last updated September 25, 2019

People

last updated September 25, 2019

Support

last updated September 25, 2019

Where to find the community

Code: github.com/backdrop/backdrop
Chat: gitter.im/backdrop/backdrop-issues
Forum: forum.backdropcms.org
Site: backdropcms.org
Tweets: @backdropcms
video meetings - Thurs 1pm PT

Questions?

Drop the dragon lounging

The free and Open Source CMS
that helps you build websites.

For business, non-profit, & education.

backdropcms.org

Image Credits

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Backdrop: https://backdropcms.org/about/logo
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