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Presto! A Magical Way To Start Drupal Development

Presto! is a free Drupal 8 Starter Kit with more than a few tricks up its sleeve!

Based on experience gained over many years of creating custom Drupal solutions for our clients, we’ve built Presto! - Intelligent content editing functionality as standard, sane configuration defaults, and optional eCommerce integration means development time savings of up to 20% – and this is just the beginning.

 

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Build Anything. Faster.

The Presto! Installation Profile includes the following functionality pre-configured and ready to use right out-of-the-box:
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Enhanced Content Types

Pre-configured fields and Paragraphs-based content editing for maximum flexibility. Quickly add Text, Image, Promo Bar, Carousel and more to any page.

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Pre-Configured User Roles

Administrator and Editor roles provide convenient user access, suitable for most situations and can easily be further adjusted to your requirements.

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Search Engine Optimised

Clean, human-friendly URLs, canonical redirects and auto-generated XML Sitemaps to enhance SEO.

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Drupal Commerce Ready

Presto! is the best way to get up and running with Drupal Commerce on Drupal 8. Create engaging Web experiences with commerce, content & community.

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Google Analytics

Start tracking your visitors without the setup – simply add your GA Tracking ID.

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Social Sharing

Hassle-free sharing of any content to social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.

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Meta Data

Easily add custom meta data to any entity on the site, helping bots and external apps to understand your content.

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Make Contact

Prebuilt 'Contact us' page with embedded webform for your visitors to get in touch.

Cut Development Time

On average, we have seen Presto! reduce development time by between 10-20% - and that’s just with v1.0!

With v2.0 it is our aim to push these optimisations further, resulting in even greater cost savings for your business.

There's no longer any need to waste time setting up the same foundation for each new project you start. We've done the hard work, so you don't have to.

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Enterprise-ready features, without the cost

Presto! is built on top of Drupal, an enterprise-grade, open source web content management system.

Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, there are no exorbitant, recurring licence fees to pay.

Instead, focus your budget on actually building the features your organisation needs.

Elements for every occasion

We’ve taken the content features we find ourselves using on project after project, and included them in the Presto! Distribution from the start – meaning you don’t need to worry about building them each time.

Text

Start with the basics. We know you're going to need this one.

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Call out your latest news, special offers, or just display an inline alert.

Divider

Let your content editors add space into page layouts without all the empty paragraphs.

Image

Because sometimes you need to say a 1000 words.

Carousel

Make those pages more interactive; display a gallery of images, related products or whatever you need.

Block

The most flexible of all, Blocks integrate with other modules to let you display virtually anything.

Fits inside any box, out-of-the-box

Presto! ships with a responsive base theme that is ready to be further customised to suit your organisation’s brand style. V2.0 will ship with a brand new theme, based around the industry-leading Bootstrap framework, so that you can quickly add new layouts as you need them, using HTML and CSS that is familiar and reliable.

If you find these options don't work for you, just enable your own theme instead. As we've built Presto! to Drupal standards, it plays well with others, too.

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The Future of WYSIWYG

Tired of blindly editing page content from the backend with no idea what it will look like when published? With inline editing in Drupal 8, you can customise your content and see the changes in real time.

In addition, Presto! content types are powered by Paragraphs – the new way of content creation. Instead of restricting your content to one field, editors can now choose on-the-fly between multiple rich-media blocks.

Adding and reordering content is now as easy as drag-and-drop!

Drupal Commerce Integration

Sell anything via your website. Presto! is the best way to get up and running with Commerce on Drupal 8.

When enabled during install, Presto! gives you access to Drupal Commerce’s powerful ‘selling framework’; making no assumptions about your business model, instead Drupal Commerce empowers developers and site builders to build custom ecommerce solutions to suit your needs.

  • Create different product types, each with custom attributes.
  • Order management, down to the line item.
  • Stock control and delivery tracking.
  • API for payment gateway integration.
  • Tax calculation / VAT support.
  • Discount pricing.
  • Deep integration with popular Drupal modules: Fields, Views, Rules and Entity API.
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A Web Developer’s Dream

Presto! is the ultimate tool for web developers. Combining all of the power of Drupal 8, with features cherry-picked from years of successfully building websites for our clients, the platform is ready for whatever your organisation requires.
Following strict object-oriented coding standards, using PHP and Symfony, Presto! is built using the tools you already know so you can concentrate on building new features rather than learning new tools.
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Secure

Presto! is powered by Drupal 8; one of the most secure CMS platforms available, with an extended community of over 38,000 developers working constantly to identify and fix issues with both Drupal core and contributed modules.

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Scalable

Whether you get 200 visitors a day, or 200,000, you can be sure that your website is built to handle the traffic. With a proven track record, Drupal is trusted by over 1.5 million websites, including the Australian Government and 38% of the Fortune50. 

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Fast

Advanced caching features enable Presto! to deliver dynamic and personalised content to your users faster than ever before.

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Responsive

Presto! is mobile first and ships with a fully responsive theme that adapts to different screen sizes. No matter what device your customers are visiting from, you can be sure they will receive an optimal experience.

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Multichannel

Drupal has a wide range of APIs that make it simple to alter and extend the platform, as well as integrate it with your entire digital marketing ecosystem. Drive multichannel experiences from one central platform.

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Supported

Presto! is built and maintained by Sitback’s team of expert Drupal developers, with the underlying Drupal platform being supported by the wider community of 1,000,000+ users and developers.

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Multilingual

Presto! inherits Drupal’s extensive multilingual features meaning your website can quickly be translated into any language.

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Accessible

Presto! ships with support WAI-ARIA landmarks, live regions, roles & properties, along with tab order control, inline form errors and aural alerts, ensuring your website is accessible to all, regardless of ability.

What People Are Saying

"Sitback are by far the most professional and driven developers I've worked with. We have had a highly collaborative approach to our website development, with Sitback expertly guiding us through the necessary decisions and making it clear at all stages what the time and cost implications would be."

Chief Digital Officer
Southern Cross Travel Insurance

"The Sitback development team excelled in their speed of delivery and continually worked to the highest technical standards. Their quality of work built confidence and was key to Subaru delivering a business critical project."

Group Digital Marketing Manager
Subaru Australia

Presto! Powered

Presto! has proven so useful that it is now our go-to platform when building new Drupal sites for our clients.
A selection of organisations being built on the Presto! platform include:
University of New South Wales
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Ready to kick-start your next project with Presto!?

Go on, build something awesome! (And don't forget to tell us what it is, we'd love to hear about it!)

Interested in taking Presto! for a spin? Fantastic news!

Just pop your details in the form and we'll send you everything you need to get started:

  • Download Instructions.
  • Installation Guide.
  • Support Options.

You'll also be able to stay up to date on the latest Presto! developments and functionality, plus have the opportunity to directly contribute ideas and suggestions for future enhancements.

Commercial Support

If you have a commercial enquiry about building with Presto! then just get in touch. Being the team who built Presto! we know it inside out and can therefore maximise the cost savings generated by the starter kit.

Whether you've already begun building and need additional support to complete your website, or you have yet to start the project and are looking for a team to handle the end-to-end process for you, we are happy to help.

Meet The Team Behind Presto!

Presto! is built inhouse by Sitback Solutions, based in The Rocks in Sydney. We are a team of expert Drupal developers and psychologists specialising in UX (User Experience) and HCI (Human Computer Interaction) who design, build and support platforms which are not just usable but actually useful.

For over 10 years, we've been helping organisations in all industries across Australia to transform their online customer experience. Working in partnership with brands like Citibank, Foxtel, NSW Government, Luna Park and University of Sydney, we are redefining how users interact with businesses in the modern, multichannel world. Find out more about us.

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