Acquia CMS

Acquia Content Management System (Acquia CMS) provides low- or no-code websites powered by Drupal, and following Acquia best practices developed through working with thousands of customers using Drupal. Using Acquia CMS, you can install Drupal and build a reasonably customized and functional website without writing a single line of Drupal code. This allows site builders to create customizable websites at scale.

Acquia CMS comes bundled with a demonstration website which will provide an ‘out-of-the-box’ experience showing the power of Drupal and the Acquia DXP.

For more information on Acquia CMS, sign in to Acquia Academy and access the E-learning material.

Acquia CMS Core Distribution

Acquia CMS is a Drupal 9 distribution consisting of several pre-configured, contributed and custom modules, which enable you to create a website without writing code.

You must install Acquia CMS on Cloud Platform and Site Factory environments. Once installed, a site builder will have access to significantly more functionality when compared to that of Drupal on its own including:

  • Acquia Site Studio for low code website style and theming. Provides a visual user interface that allows you to build the majority of the theme layer (front-end) of a Drupal website.
  • Acquia Search for scalable search capabilities. Database powered search is provided by default. Once launched, Acquia Search with Solr 7, will be supported by ACMS. Earlier versions of Acquia Search are compatible but require manual configuration and are not supported.
  • Acquia Cloud and Site Factory will make ACMS available as a default installation profile.
  • Acquia Edge
  • Acquia Admin Theme (Claro sub-theme)
  • Pages, Articles, Events, Places, People. These content types are already built, with recommendations for how they can be best used in websites.

The following Acquia products are compatible with Acquia CMS, but require installation and configuration:

Acquia CMS provides:

  • A prescriptive content model and taxonomy system.
  • Out-of-the-box configuration for high-availability enterprise sites, such as:
    • Caching and high-performance
    • Security Best Practices
    • Multilingual support
    • Accessibility
  • Native integration with Acquia products:
  • Acquia CMS Support Module
    • Installed with ACMS but disabled by default, this module helps Acquia Support and our customers find and troubleshoot issues more quickly.