Case Studies

Last updated on
6 December 2017

The case studies on highlight impressive websites and applications built using Drupal. The best ones encourage people to choose Drupal. They also inspire and teach people who are already part of the community. Those case studies are featured in prominent areas of

If you're just looking for feedback on work you've done, share it in the Show off your Drupal site forum.

Write a case study

Compelling case studies show, tell, and explain great stories.

  • Describe the organizational or client goals the project met (or exceeded).
  • Explain your approach. Describe why you chose Drupal instead of other options. That may include why the modules you chose were the best fit for your project, why you used a custom theme, etc.
  • Write about the project’s timeline and milestones.
  • Share any challenges and how you resolved them.
  • Include clear technical details, tips, and tricks so others can learn from your work.
  • Provide data and metrics that show the impact your work has had. These may include more traffic, better load times, or more conversions.

How you present your story—style and format—matters too.

  • Use correct (American) English grammar.
  • Follow the content style guide.
  • When you need to use personal pronouns, use gender-neutral pronouns.
  • Use plain language.
  • Avoid specialized language like jargon, slang, and cultural idioms.
  • Explain abbreviations and acronyms.

Also make sure your images are helpful, usable, and accessible.

  • Use images only to enhance text, not to replace it.
  • Make sure your images are clear and easy to understand.
  • Include at least 3-5 images of pages, features, and workflows.
  • Add alt text and titles to your images.
  • Optimize your images for web use, with techniques like removing unnecessary image metadata and uploading pre-scaled images.

Above all, follow the Drupal Code of Conduct.

Rules for promotional material, calls-to-action, and lead capture forms:

Per our advertising guidelines, we ask that you do not include promotional material, calls-to-action, or lead capture forms in your submitted case studies. Such materials are reserved for organizations who participate in the Drupal Association Supporting Partner Program, at the Premium level and above. Implementation of any lead capture CTA will be done by Drupal Association staff. If you are a Premium Supporter and above and are interested in learning more, please contact your account manager.

Publish a case study

Fill out and submit the Create Case Study form on All submitted studies will appear in the community showcase.

Case studies will be removed if they don’t meet these guidelines and aren’t updated within one month after notice from a moderator that they need to be improved.

If you need help writing your case study, ask a volunteer writer: FilipNest, or kwseldman.

Examples of good case studies:

Featured case studies

Some case studies are really, really great stories about what Drupal can do. These stories are featured in a few prominent places around after a community review. These include the homepage and the Featured showcase section of the case studies page.

When a case study can be promoted to featured

  • The site is live, well-maintained (no broken images, error messages etc.) and has up-to-date content.
  • The site has a custom theme (can be built off a base theme) and is visually appealing.
  • It's an outstanding example of a Drupal site. This means it's pushed the boundaries of performance, design, interaction, customization, or third-party integration.
  • The case study includes a detailed write-up of the project and follows the guidelines above.
  • Ideally, the project has contributed back to the Drupal community/project in some way.
  • The site is a positive example for business owners, site builders and developers to learn from.
  • The site is running a currently supported version of Drupal.

Examples of good featured case studies:

How to request promotion to featured

Open an issue in the Content issue queue and explain why this case study should be featured.

Moderators will review your case study. They may suggest corrections to grammar, formatting, content, images, etc., as well as report any issues they find while looking over your website/project. You may be asked to make these changes yourself. Minor typos and formatting may be corrected in the case study by the moderator (all revisions can be reverted).

When the case study is deemed worthy of the front page, it will be promoted it to Featured section.

The front page block, "Sites made with Drupal," shows a random case study from the 10 most recently promoted to Featured.

Get involved

Case studies section is maintained by volunteers. You can help by reviewing and/or writing case studies.