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

Different tools for different jobs

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 ownership & maintenance easier.
  6. Make upgrades & updates faster (or automatic).
  7. More!

Backdrop has seen

12 on-time releases

since Jan 15, 2015

Release Schedule

January 15th
May 15th
September 15th

Backdrop 1.12 scheduled January 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 72 Drupal modules
  • Ctools
  • Views
  • Token
  • Libraries API
  • Entity API
  • Pathauto
  • Jquery Update
  • Admin Menu
  • Webform
  • Date
  • IMCE
  • CKeditor
  • Link
  • Module Filter
  • Google Analytics
  • Metatag
  • Wysiwyg
  • Rules
  • Entity Reference
  • Backup & Migrate
  • Media
  • Features
  • XML Sitemap
  • Field Group
  • Colorbox
  • Views Bulk Oper...
  • Transliteration
  • CAPTCHA
  • Variable
  • Views Slideshow
  • Panels
  • Localization update
  • File Entity
  • Menu Block
  • Devel
  • i18n
  • Redirect
  • Context
  • Global Redirect
  • Field collection
  • Block Class
  • IMCE Wysiwyg bridge
  • Menu Attributes
  • Strongarm
  • Display Suite
  • Adressfield
  • Email Field
  • Superfish
  • Mail System
  • Job Scheduler
  • Administration Views
  • Flexslider
  • Special Menu Items
  • Univ... Unique ID...
  • SMTP
  • Feeds
  • Better Exposed F..
  • References
  • Recaptcha
  • Calendar
  • Views Data Export
  • Honeypot
  • Multiupload File...
  • Media: Youtube
  • Views PHP
  • Node Clone
  • Site Map
  • Plupload integration
  • MimeMail
  • Diff
  • ImageCache Actions
  • Multiupload Image...
  • In core (30)
  • In contrib (30)
  • Underway (4)
  • Not started (4)

Modules now included in core

  • Admin menu
  • Block class
  • Caption Filter
  • Chaos Tools
  • CKeditor*
  • Comment Closer
  • Context*
  • Date*
  • Display Suite*
  • Elements
  • Email
  • Entity API*
  • Entity view mode
  • Features*
  • File entity*
  • Global Redirect*
  • HTML5 Tools module
  • IMCE Wysiwyg bridge*
  • Insert
  • Instant Filter*
  • jQuery Update*
  • Libraries API*
  • Link
  • Menu block
  • Menu translation (i18n)
  • Module Filter*
  • Nice Menus*
  • Node Block
  • Panels*
  • Panels Everywhere
  • Pathauto
  • Project Browser
  • Redirect
  • Role Assign
  • Scheduler*
  • Smartmenus
  • Strongarm
  • Superfish Menus*
  • Token
  • Transliteration
  • Media*
  • Variable*
  • Views
  • Views Bulk Operations
  • 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 10/24/2018

Backdrop community

Some Numbers

  • Downloads of Backdrop CMS: 10,449
  • Members on backdropcms.org: 1,625
  • Reporting LIVE Backdrop sites: 653
  • Backdrop Core contributors: ~86
  • Backdrop Contrib group members: 77
  • Organizations seeking Backdrop work: 44

last updated 10/24/2018

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?

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Introducing

Backdrop CMS

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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