Must-have Drupal modules for a new website

By | 20th Aug 2015 | 3 min read

Drupal has grown to be recognized as the most powerful and practical modular framework used by numerous website developers and business owners. The CMS community has adapted to the versatile and extremely functional structure of Drupal very quickly and Drupal modules have risen high on the must-have charts of web developers.

As developer of a Drupal Website, you have such humongous choices and you will do well to take a quick peek into the best ones that are absolutely necessary for Drupal web development.

For Developers:

Back-up and Migrate: An absolute must-have for developers when it comes to migration through environments, as it allows you to dump the site's database without the cache tables. If your back-ups run on cron runs, this one is ideal for scheduled back-ups.

Devel: You can’t do without this debugging tool for sites.

Stage File Proxy: Downloading of images on demand is definitely required when you are testing a site locally and this Drupal module exactly does that.

For Site Builders:

Context: As the block page or admin page has severe curbs due to its unreadability on large sites, Context comes as a real savior as it is much more powerful and allows stuff, other than block placing, like adding body classes to various sections of the site. To top this, it’s also exportable.

Date: With view integration as a super feature and JavaScript-based pop-up calendars, this useful Drupal module allows date fields to be included in the content easily.

File Field Sources: If you need to add test content to a site or want to source a file from an outside URL, then this is the module you must have in your arsenal. It also allows the site builder to reference a current file from a file field, thus generally making life easier for you.

For Better Performance:

Memcache: Using this module for Drupal website development is a great advantage, as it helps the site scale and can be used in place of the database for cache tables.

Boost: Static page caching for Drupal websites is provided by using Boost and enables scalability boost for attracting anonymous traffic regularly.

SEO:

MetaTag: This wonderful Drupal module is definitely a must-have on your agenda as it allows adding of Meta tag info on the site and this includes node content. MetaTag has replaced Nodewords which was widely used in Drupal 6 despite its bug issues.

SEO Checklist: As a Drupal theme user, you simply cannot do without this Drupal SEO checklist as this versatile module uses the Drupal SEO best practices to check the website for appropriate search engine optimization.

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