Basic Setup 6.x
A list of modules (other than core) that I would in a default installation of Drupal 6.x Jan 31
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This page summarizes the usage of all projects on drupal.org. For each week beginning on the given date the figures show the number of sites that reported they are using (any version of) the project. Detailed usage information for each release of a project is available by clicking the project name. These statistics are incomplete; only Drupal websites using the Update Status module are included in the data. As this module is now included with the download of Drupal since version 6.x, the data is heavily biased toward newer sites.
As part of the FBSS / Statuses project, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what mass user content authoring should look like (by which I mean content creation by site visitors, not site administrators/editors). Basically the goal is to lower the barrier to entry, i.e. make it as easy as possible for someone to create new content with no prior knowledge, as well as make the result a rewarding experience. To do that, a few things are important: emphasize minimum information overload by exposing as few fields and as little explanatory text as possible; avoid being intimidating, for example by reducing the overall size of textarea inputs or by using familiar terminology; be fast, e.g. with AJAX updating; make it obvious, e.g. by immediately showing the results of your actions and by not requiring users to read anything to know how to use it; and be effortless, for example by not having too many similar content types.
Posted November 19th, 2010 by Brian Gilley If you're managing one or many Drupal websites you probably use at least one or a few Drupal modules to achieve some website optimization. Search engine friendly URLs, Twitter integration, optimized page titles, and so on are just a few of the most common enhancements performed by Drupal users. There are many beneficial modules that will improve the indexation and page ranking of your Drupal website, not to mention bring in more visitors, increase social networking, and better align user actions such as purchasing a product or filling out a membership form. Also, the better the relevance of your website content, the better search engines will generally rank your website's pages. Last, many Drupal theme customers will ask us what modules are the best or how to add social media icons and links to their Drupal website.
If you are new to drupal, then this list is for you. These are some of the best of the best drupal modules. Everything from standard framework modules, to location and mapping is covered. Note that if you've been emersed in drupal for some time, than this will be "old news". The Big Three
What? GlobalRedirect is a simple module which… Checks the current URL for an alias and does a 301 redirect to it if it is not being used. Checks the current URL for a trailing slash, removes it if present and repeats check 1 with the new request. Checks if the current URL is the same as the site_frontpage and redirects to the frontpage if there is a match.
This module allows you to specify a redirect from one path to another path or an external URL, using any HTTP redirect status . #D7CX : I pledge that Path redirect will have a full Drupal 7 release on the day that Drupal 7 is released. Note that the project has moved to http://drupal.org/project/redirect for Drupal 7. How can you get involved?
This module provides a powerful interface for managing taxonomies. A vocabulary gets displayed in a dynamic tree view, where parent terms can be expanded to list their nested child terms or can be collapsed. The Taxonomy Manager has following operations and key features:
The word "title" is a bit overloaded. Every piece of content in Drupal has a title, and so does every page. The page title is the one found in the HTML head inside the <title> tag. It is also used on SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages) and can greatly enhance your websites SEO (Search Engine Optimization). This module gives you granular control over the page title. You can specify patterns for how the title should be structured and, on content creation pages, specify the page title separately to the content's title.
This module allows you to generate the following printer-friendly versions of any node: Printer-friendly version (webpage format) (at www.example.com/print/nid ) PDF version (at www.example.com/printpdf/nid ) Send by email (at www.example.com/printmail/nid ) where nid is the node id of content to render. Important: The current versions of the module require at least Drupal 5.17, 6.11 or 7.0.
FileField provides a universal file upload field for CCK . It is a robust alternative to core's Upload module and an absolute must for users uploading a large number of files. Great for managing video and audio files for podcasts on your own site. Features Configurable upload paths allow you to save files into per-field or per-user directories Per-field and per-node file size limits Extensive API for extending field widgets and managing files Full revision/translation file management Views support Ajax Uploads (and progress bar support with the PECL uploadprogress extension) Pretty Icons All the goodness of CCK (multiple output formats, shared fields, multiple values, and much more)
This API is meant to be used in place of the API provided by image.inc. You probably do not need to install this module unless another module are you using requires it. It provides no new features to your Drupal site.
ImageField provides an image upload field for CCK . ImageField is a CCK-based alternative to the legacy Image project. It boasts features such as multiple images per node, resolution restrictions, default images, and extensive Views support. ImageField does not provide a built-in thumbnail solution, but complements the incredibly powerful thumbnail generation module ImageCache .
ImageCache allows you to setup presets for image processing. If an ImageCache derivative doesn't exist the web server's rewrite rules will pass the request to Drupal which in turn hands it off to ImageCache to dynamically generate the file. Requirements
Tokens are small bits of text that can be placed into larger documents via simple placeholders, like %site-name or [user]. The Token module provides a central API for modules to use these tokens, and expose their own token values. Note that Token module doesn't provide any visible functions to the user on its own, it just provides token handling services for other modules. For Drupal 6, the Token module provides a "Token Actions" module which can be enabled separately.
The Pathauto module automatically generates URL/path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, taxonomy terms, users) without requiring the user to manually specify the path alias. This allows you to have URL aliases like /category/my-node-title instead of /node/123 . The aliases are based upon a "pattern" system that uses tokens which the administrator can change. Requirements Versions