16 Essential Drupal Modules

Every serious Drupal powered website will have add-on modules to extend the capabilities of that specific website. Here's the modules we think every site should have.

16. Gallery - Add one or more photo galleries to your website.

15. Editor (TinyMCE) - The most popular WYSIWYG editor for advanced content editing.

14. XML Sitemap - Creates an XML site map that works with Google Webmaster Tools.

13. Google Analytics - Adds Google Analytics javascript tracking code to all your site's pages.

12. Syndication - Module to consolidate RSS feeds on to a single page.

11. Meta Tags - Allows adding keywords and description to be search engine friendly.

10. Printer-friendly pages - Allows users to print just the content for each page.

9. Forward - Allows visitors to send the page to a friend.

8. Contact - Enables the use of both personal and site-wide contact forms.

7. CiviCRM - Email and manage your contacts from one place

6. Path Access - Grant or restrict access to any pages (paths) by user (role).

5. Search - Enables site-wide keyword searching.

4. Taxonomy - Categorize content with tags you name.

3. Excerpt - Allows users to manually control the teaser for a story or blog post.

2. Fileshare - The Fileshare module is used to create pages that allow browsing, uploading, downloading and deleting files from the server.

1. Google Maps. Bonus: For ecommerce capabilities, you will need the Paypal Module called lm_paypal.

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