Drupal: Internet Lego
What Modules Do I Use?
Penn State Drupal Camp 2011
Tuesday, July 2, 13
My Info
Eric Aitala
e: ema13@psu.edu
t: @aitala
w: www.ericaitala.com
Tuesday, July 2, 13
Content
CCK
• Content Creation Kit
• Create new content types
• Book Reviews
Views
• Sort and query content
• Group Book R...
Naming Sanity
Path Auto
• Alias URLs by content title
automatically
• node/22 becomes
review/the_hobbit
Transliteration
• ...
Safety & Sharing
Backup & Migrate
• Backup your database
• Import your database
Features
• ‘Modularizes’ your
configuration...
UI Enhancements
Administration Menu
• Adds a menu for admins
• Access admin functionality
easier
Simple Menu
• Adds a menu...
Big Changes
VBO
• Views Bulk Operations
• Make changes to multiple
nodes
• Publish, promote, delete
Search & Replace
• Sea...
Make it Shiny
WYSIWYG
• Add a Rich Text Editor for
HTML
• CKEditor,TinyMCE, etc.
Image Field +
• Add images to your pages
...
Import
User Import
• Import via CSV including
roles
• Works with Role Expire
module
Node Import
• Import Nodes via CSV
• W...
Theming
Contemplate
• Custom theming w/o
coding
Mobile Theme
• Choose a mobile theme to
display
Vertical Tabs
• Changes ta...
Meta
Google Analytics
• Track stats
XML Sitemaps
• Create XML maps for
search engines
Node Words
• Meta tags per node
Site...
Social
Add This
• Share w/ social networks
Twitter
• API integration
Sexy Bookmarks
• Port of WP Plugin
• Share w/ social ...
Accessibility
Accessible Content
• Accessibility testing for
content.
Tuesday, July 2, 13
Find Modules
• http://www.nicklewis.org/40-essential-drupal-6-
modules
• http://www.padizine.com/blog/35-drupal-modules-
y...
Distributions
Open Atrium
• ‘intranet in a box’
UberDrupal
• ‘online store in a box’
Open Publish
• ‘publication in a box’...
Find Distros
• http://drupaldistrowatch.com/
Tuesday, July 2, 13
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Drupal: Internet Lego - What Modules Do I Use?

  1. 1. Drupal: Internet Lego What Modules Do I Use? Penn State Drupal Camp 2011 Tuesday, July 2, 13
  2. 2. My Info Eric Aitala e: ema13@psu.edu t: @aitala w: www.ericaitala.com Tuesday, July 2, 13
  3. 3. Content CCK • Content Creation Kit • Create new content types • Book Reviews Views • Sort and query content • Group Book Reviews by Author or Genre Tuesday, July 2, 13
  4. 4. Naming Sanity Path Auto • Alias URLs by content title automatically • node/22 becomes review/the_hobbit Transliteration • Rename uploaded files automatically • Cover Image ?.jpg becomes cover_image.jpg Tuesday, July 2, 13
  5. 5. Safety & Sharing Backup & Migrate • Backup your database • Import your database Features • ‘Modularizes’ your configuration • Move from testing to production. • Give your ‘Book Review’ setup to someone else! Seedling Tuesday, July 2, 13
  6. 6. UI Enhancements Administration Menu • Adds a menu for admins • Access admin functionality easier Simple Menu • Adds a menu for users. • For creators and editors to access their functionality easier Tuesday, July 2, 13
  7. 7. Big Changes VBO • Views Bulk Operations • Make changes to multiple nodes • Publish, promote, delete Search & Replace • Search for text and replace across entire website • Body, teaser, and CCK text fields only. CCK link issue! Linkchecker ! Tuesday, July 2, 13
  8. 8. Make it Shiny WYSIWYG • Add a Rich Text Editor for HTML • CKEditor,TinyMCE, etc. Image Field + • Add images to your pages Imagecache • Auto thumbnails Imagecache Actions • Image manipulation Tuesday, July 2, 13
  9. 9. Import User Import • Import via CSV including roles • Works with Role Expire module Node Import • Import Nodes via CSV • Works with many contrib modules • Does not work with Forums or Polls Feeds Tuesday, July 2, 13
  10. 10. Theming Contemplate • Custom theming w/o coding Mobile Theme • Choose a mobile theme to display Vertical Tabs • Changes tabs Skinr • Modular theming Tuesday, July 2, 13
  11. 11. Meta Google Analytics • Track stats XML Sitemaps • Create XML maps for search engines Node Words • Meta tags per node Site Map • Regular site map with RSS Tuesday, July 2, 13
  12. 12. Social Add This • Share w/ social networks Twitter • API integration Sexy Bookmarks • Port of WP Plugin • Share w/ social networks FB Connect • Login via FB • See FB Friends Tuesday, July 2, 13
  13. 13. Accessibility Accessible Content • Accessibility testing for content. Tuesday, July 2, 13
  14. 14. Find Modules • http://www.nicklewis.org/40-essential-drupal-6- modules • http://www.padizine.com/blog/35-drupal-modules- you-absolutely-need/ • http://www.mediacurrent.com/blog/jays-list-my- top-50-ish-drupal-contributed-modules • Google it! Tuesday, July 2, 13
  15. 15. Distributions Open Atrium • ‘intranet in a box’ UberDrupal • ‘online store in a box’ Open Publish • ‘publication in a box’ Pressflow • Speed optimized Drupal ELMS • E-Learning (PSU!) Drupal Commons • Social business Drupal Tuesday, July 2, 13
  16. 16. Find Distros • http://drupaldistrowatch.com/ Tuesday, July 2, 13

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