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.
- 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!"
- 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.