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Essential tools in the
Drupal toolbox

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A module is …


a piece of functionality


like a program on your computer


like a Lego block


the real strength of Drupal


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1. Fields
(ex CCK)


The basic blocks to build your site



Create content of different types:


Products, Pages, Articles, Profiles, Testimonials



Add fields of different types:


E
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mail, Currency, GPS, ISBN Number, Guitar chords

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2. Views


Used for Displaying, arranging, sorting

and filtering your content

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3. Views Slideshow


Rotate any content


e.g. hot products, latest articles, slideshows



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4. Views Infinite Pager


Appearing on many sites recently



Improved user experience



Example of how the latest features can be
added to your site easily


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5. Webform


Design forms to gather information quickly and
easily



View captured data in table or export to Excel



Great for feedback/ custom contact forms,
surveys


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6. Flag


Saves items to a List



e.g. Add to Favourites, Report as Abuse, Like


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7. Rules


Actions happen when conditions are triggered


e.g. content saved, users added



Create workflows on your site

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8. SEO Checklist


Takes you through various SEO topics



Tick tasks as you make progress

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9. Organic Groups


Keep content separated by user groups



e.g. clients from company A can’t view content
generated by company B


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10. Mobile Tools


Device detection



Custom themes based on device profile


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11. Translation Management


One of many translation modules



Centralized view of pending translations



Assigning of jobs to translator roles

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Making Development Easier

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12. Devel


Generate


Create sample content easily ahead of final
client content



Great for load testing



Part of Devel suite of modules

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13. Backup and Migrate


Makes moving sites easier



Create backups that execute on schedule

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14. Features


Moves site configuration from database to code



Allows version control of site features



Package your code and add to new sites

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15. Drush


DRUpal SHell


command line Drupal



Automate Drupal tasks



Manage sites efficiently



Is often extended by other modules

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Appendix

[1] http://drupal.org/project/
cck

[2] http://drupal.org/project/
views

[3] http://drupal.org/project/
views_slideshow

[4] http://drupal.org/project/
views_infinite_pager

[5] http://drupal.org/project/
webform

[6] http://drupal.org/project/
flag

[7] http://drupal.org/project/
rules

[8] http://drupal.org/project/
seo_checklist

[9] http://drupal.org/project/
og

[10] http://drupal.org/project/
translation_management

[11] http://drupal.org/project/
mobile_tools

[12] http://drupal.org/project/
devel

[13] http://drupal.org/project/
backup_migrate

[14] http://drupal.org/project/
features

[15] http://drupal.org/project/
drush

George Ziady




tel: +65 8514 8623


george@springfisher.com


3 March 2012

springfisher.com/modules.pdf


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