Drupal with Acquia DXP Platform together as Acquia CMS

We have seen a lot of information about Acquia CMS in my previous posts. This post is going to another Acquia-related information, But this going to be really good news for drupal customers with several benefits. Come let's dive into the topic.

We are going to look into the new product for the Acquia family. The product is called Acquia CMS. It is a distribution package of Drupal 9. It built together with a combination of Drupal 9 and Acquia Lightning. But it doesn't end there, beyond that with more and more value-added features.


It is the most powerful and flexible enterprise content management system in the world. It brings together what IT and Markers want to in a single content platform.


The major intention of the Acquia cms to provide a very fair setup for the compact website, where content authors and marketers are using the CMS to launch the website in few days. Which helps to rule out the development time.

The below Acquia products are pre-configured with Acquia CMS with packed pricing. To make the user life easier than before on Drupal Experience.

Acquia CMS is not going to end with the above product integration. As we know, Acquia has a very good number of Marketing cloud products. Those products also can be integrated with Acquia CMS on top of extra licensing costs. The user website journey starts from Acquia migrate product and end on along with Content Hub, and Personalization. Acquia provides to the customer 360 Degree view of business development.

Acquia CMS is hosted in the Acquia cloud platform and leveraged on top of Acquia products as mentioned. It provides easy integrated development as Acquia Cloud IDE. Even though it has the flexibility to develop locally as per developer convenience. Acquia recommends Lando as the alternate for Acquia IDE development.

Drag and Drop UI capabilities, one of the major advantages of Acquia CMS, we will have extensible layout customization using the site studio and reusability on the component in just a few clicks with a drag and drop interface.

CMS Tour is added newly to the Acquia CMS. When we landed on the Acquia CMS admin interface, you will see the cms tour content which will be more useful for non-drupal users, after going through this content, in few steps they will be able to handle the Drupal interface. That signs drupal is a more user-friendly interface on Acquia CMS.

Multilingual implementation with few clicks as enabling a couple of configurations to activate your language. It has the flexibility to CMS also can be switched to your native language.

Decouple architecture is one of the essential styles of development in today's world. To achieve this we need entities and their content from drupal to expose to outside of drupal, which will benefit as decouple frontend UI integration. Acquia CMS provides the JSON module, which will expose the content as JSON content to an outside system. By default, it will not enable the JSON module, while you install we should ask the system to enable the decouple feature. That will enable the JSON module.

Search functionality has provisioned as default drupal CMS search. But, if you wish to connect via Solr search. You can enable the Solr search by using Acquia Solr credentials.

Acquia CMS provides a list of default content types to provide the content/node on different structures. The content types are Page, Event, Place, Article, and Person.

UI Breakpoints along with Acquia CMS, which helps the content author/editor/marketer to preview the website pages in different screen sizes (as a Responsive Preview tool new in Acquia CMS). This is enabled by default as Acquia CMS.

There are a few more non-functional extraordinary leverage we will get benefited as an Out-of-the-box experience of Acquia CMS those elements are,

  1. Caching and high-performance
  2. Security Best Practices
  3. Multilingual support
  4. Accessibility

Site Studio UIKit at designed and built to accelerate the creation of a Drupal website using Site Studio. All the components in the site studio are created under the guidelines of WCAG 2.0 AA

Users and Roles are the most important for any content management system to provide the experience of smooth content authoring with different levels of privilege. Acquia CMS provides a set of roles on top of the Drupal default privilege management system. Those roles are,

  1. Administrator (Super User)
  2. Developer
  3. Site Builder
  4. Content Administrator
  5. Content Author
  6. Content Editor
  7. User Administrator
  8. Anonymous User
  9. Anonymous user as an Authenticated user (Who can view content and post forum content)
  1. Self-managed interface for markets/content author/editor
  2. Smoother way of creating and manage the contents, flexibility to reuse them as an instant click
  3. Seemless site maintenance
  4. Set of modules pre-installed for easy templating and theming.
  5. Google maps integrated
  6. Extensive site builder components like a Color palette, Text color styles, Site header components, Site footer components, Layout components, and Interactive components.
  7. Templates for every level of the entity. Master templates, View templates, Content templates, and Menu templates.

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