We have been in the website building business for over a decade now and we have worked with various platforms. But Drupal is one of our top choices for any CMS development. We just love how unique and flexible this platform is. What makes working with Drupal even better an experience is the large collection of modules that come in handy. If you do a random search of CMS websites, you will not come even a single one that doesn’t use extended modules. They are indispensable because they further enhance the functions and features offered by the Drupal platform.
A new business website cannot operate efficiently if you have not added at least some modules to it. You can find many Drupal modules according to the specific function that you are looking to add to your website. In this blog post we are highlighting 5 Drupal modules that we love and have direct experience of working with, in most of our projects. Here’s the list:
#1 Module : Pathauto
Drupal 7 and the subsequent upgraded platforms come with the feature of human readable URLs. But to automatically generate them you might need the Pathauto module. This nice-to-have-but-not-a-must-have module works by creating automatic URL aliases based upon tokens that you set in the configuration. In simpler words, with Pathauto enables your Drupal website to automatically tweak the URL and lets it replace spaces and unnecessary words like ‘the’ from the URL.
#2 Module : Administration Menu
This, we feel, is one of the most important modules for website administrators and developers as it gives them the power to monitor and manage the website. Moreover, with the Administration Menu module, you can navigate to the admin menu any time via the smart menu bar that appears on the top, thus saving your valuable time.
#3 Module : WYSIWYG
WYSIWYG is a Drupal module that lets you edit or add text in a normal format rather than in an HTML. WYSIWYG doesn’t work by itself, but allows you to add content editors who can edit the website with simple editing tools like bold, underline, italics just like they are used to do in a normal word document.
#4 Module : Google Analytics
Google Analytics is undoubtedly one of the most popular tool for tracking the traffic of the websites. And this is also an important tool if you are a webmaster. This module will help you to directly put and edit the Google Analytics code into your website. This will save you from finding those pages and places where you need to put the tracking code.
#5 Module : Meta Tags
The Meta Tags module is an important module from SEO perspective. It lets you to configure meta tags for your website at both individual and global levels. The Meta Tags module adds meta tags such as title, descriptions, keywords, and many more to make your page well optimised for the search engine.
We think that these 5 modules really help enhance the Drupal functions, features, and grant your websites the power to do many incredible tasks.