bdaley
6/25/2013 - 2:32 PM

My Favorite Drupal Tools.md

Must Have Modules

  • Chaos Tools - Needed for every Drupal module on the planet. Ever. Throughout time.
  • Magic - Some D8 functionality, including scripts in the footer.
  • Module Filter - Filter tool for your modules page.
  • Devel - Helpful development tools
  • Administration Menu - Install this and disable that worthless Toolbar.
  • CKeditor - WYSIWYG editor.
  • IMCE - Manages images and works directly with CKeditor.
  • Speedy - JS and CSS compression.
  • Libraries API - Consolidates external libraries into a central location. Makes module upgrades a breeze. Also allows modules to share libraries.
  • Pathauto - Creates paths automagically.
  • Metatag - Adds old school meta tags and new ones like open graph and twitter cards.
  • Views - Soon to be part of core, but a must for D7.
  • Backup and Migrate - It does that.
  • Block Class - Allows CSS classes to be added to blocks.
  • Token - Tokens are small bits of text that can be placed into larger documents via simple placeholders, like %site-name or [user].
  • Token Filter - "Token Filter is a very simple module to make token values available as an input filter."
  • XML Sitemap - Automatic sitemap XML creation.
  • Find Content - Allows you to search for your content.

Responsive/Adaptive Sites

Optional Modules

  • Login Destination - Alters the destination of a user's login.
  • CAS - Central Authentication Service (Used at UConn)
  • Context - If/then rules for display.
  • Gravatar - Uses Gravatar images for user profiles
  • Webform - Custom web forms.
  • Form Builder - GUI Builder for Webform.
  • Workbench - An editorial console.
  • Services - The missing web services provider for Drupal.
  • External Links - Adds external link icons to... external links.
  • SEO UI - Groups SEO-type options into one menu.
  • Site Verify - Verify site ownership with search engines.
  • Boost - Enhanced static page caching. Module author recommends Boost for shared environments but not for dedicated hosts. Use Varnish on dedicated hosts.
  • Menu Block - "It provides configurable blocks of menu trees starting with any level of any menu. And more!"

Themes

  • Open Framework - Open Framework is a new Drupal base theme that builds off of Twitter Bootstrap and provides a simple yet powerful way to create complex responsive layouts.