Dries Buytaert

Drupal 2020 product survey

Take the Drupal product survey to help drive the strategic direction of the Drupal project over the next 3–5 years.

In my DrupalCon Amsterdam keynote last October, I shared my thoughts on what I believe is important for the future of Drupal.

Today it is your turn.

After every major release of Drupal, we distribute a survey to get the community's feedback on what to focus on for future releases of Drupal.

The last time we conducted such a survey was four years ago, after the release of Drupal 8. The results were the basis for defining Drupal 8 product initiatives, organized on the Drupal 8 mountain that I've been using for the past few years.

A sample of the last product survey showing that we should focus on content authors
An example result from the 2016 Drupal product survey. The result shows that in 2016 we decided to focus on "content authors" as the most important persona. Since that survey, we improved Drupal's authoring workflows, media management, layout building, and more.

In a similar way, this new survey will help lay the groundwork for the strategic direction of the Drupal project over the next 3–5 years.

We'd like to hear from everyone who cares about Drupal: content managers, site owners, site builders, module developers, front-end developers, people selling Drupal, and anyone else who touches the Drupal project in any capacity. Whether you are a Drupal expert or just getting started with Drupal, every voice counts!

Update: The survey is closed and the link to the survey has been removed from this post. I presented the 2020 product survey results in my DrupalCon Global keynote. If you'd like to do your own analysis of the survey data, you can download a copy of the raw survey results (Microsoft Excel format) and look at the raw data yourself. I anonymized the data by removing the names, e-mail addresses and IP address information.

To create the survey, I worked with Brian Prue, Gábor Hojtsy, Angela Byron and Matthew Grasmick. Initial versions were improved based on test runs with over a dozen people in the Drupal community. Thank you for all their feedback along the way.

— Dries Buytaert

Dries Buytaert is an Open Source advocate and technology executive. More than 10,000 people are subscribed to his blog. Sign up to have new posts emailed to you or subscribe using RSS.

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