10 Drupal Modules For Site Builders And Developers

High Score Labs News   •   Nov 9, 2020

In this article, we bring you 10 of the numerous Drupal modules for site developers and site builders.

  1. Clientside Validation

This module sets the parameters for existing jQuery validation plugins to work, such as when the validation actions should be triggered, where, and when they should be displayed. With Clientside Validation, basic FormAPI validations, such as required fields, are instantly displayed on the clientside without having to submit the form.

  1. Advanced Text Formatter

Will you like to enjoy more control over the appearance of your website’s text? This module will allow you to configure the way entered text fields are displayed to your website visitors. 

  1. Simple XML Sitemap

Of all the Drupal modules that generate XML sitemaps, Simple XML sitemap is the most popular.  This module serves your website SEO by creating an XML sitemap that you can upload to search engine. It enable users see the indexation of all your site links in search engines. 

  1. Visitors

The Visitor’s module obtains and records various data about visitors, both anonymous and authenticated, to a Drupal website and displays those data in form of reports or blocks. The Visitor’s GeoIP module records the visitor’s geographic data and the Visitor’s Browsecap module provides statistics about browsers that visit your website. 

  1. Upgrade Status

This module checks drupal.org periodically – once a day – to see if there are new official updates to Drupal or any of its modules that you utilize. The Update Status module requires cron to be enabled for it to work. In summary, it makes upgrading to the next version of Drupal easy.

  1. Freelinking

Freelinking utilizes a filter framework to effect easier creation of HTML links to other pages on a particular website or to external sites with a wiki-like format. By default, you must enter a link address into a page. But with Freelinking, you can simply use the page title. 

  1. Field Defaults

When you add a new field to an entity on your website with Drupal, the field is empty by default. The Field Defaults module allows you to automatically supplement all existing content with a selected default value for the field.

  1. Views Bulk Operations (VBO)

The Views Bulk Operations module simply expands on the Views module, with the added advantage of allowing you to carry out bulk operations on all items in a Views list such as bulk editing, etc.

  1. Menu Item Extras

This module allows you to add extra fields to menu items using the Fieldable menus option without using additional entities. You can also store all sorts of extra information with a menu item.

  1. Better Search Block

This serves as a less technical alternative to using Twig templates to beautify the standard Drupal search box. It allows you to add tweaks such as:

  • Adjust search box size
  • Configure placeholder text
  • Add icon animations

Installing an extra piece of code to improve the default functionality of your CMS is always an ingenious idea. However, you need to be selective. Remember, there are over 44,000 free Drupal modules. These 10 will definitely help you add new, important features with ease.

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