25 Must Have Modules  Easy to install. Easy to use.Katie Methe of Gravity Switch      Access the presentation and handout ...
Katie@gravityswitch.com                Setup, Development, Module                Configuration, and                Architec...
Drupal Experience Level?               Curious               Staring up               Pretty Good               Ninja     ...
Complicated functionality canhave simple solutions.                                                                   Medi...
Acquia Drupal An Acquia Drupal install includes some of the   modules in this presentation including:                 -   ...
User Based ModulesHelping to decrease user confusion and increase                 productivity.                           ...
Node Form Columns            Better SelectMenu Permissions             Better FormatsWYSIWYG                      Administ...
Node Form Columns  - Creates an easy to use interface when creating content  - Ability to ‘wipe-out’ unwanted sections of ...
Menu Permissions - Restricts the menus accessible to users - Menus that are restricted become invisible - Great for limiti...
WYSIWYG - Allows a text editor to work with specific input formats - Can be limited by user roles - Buttons and specific set...
IMCE + IMCE Wysiwyg  - Need IMCE Wysiwyg bridge to link IMCE to  WYSIWYG.  - Enables file uploads within the wysiwyg editor...
Media Based Modules Easy ways to integrate media into your site.
Embedded Media Module         Video(Media: Youtube)                              AudioLightbox 2                          ...
Embedded Media + Youtube  - Embeds Media into content types  - Can be hidden with permissions  - Cuts down on bandwidth  -...
Lightbox 2- Come standard with Acquia Install- Slick, Easy way to demonstrate photo galleries, withalmost no work- Need to...
Developer ModulesHelpful Modules when developing and theming in Drupal                                                    ...
Role Theme Switcher   Themer                      IE Unlimited CSS                      PNG Fix                           ...
Role Theme Switcher - Great for projects where theming is happening at the same time as content entry - Limits specified us...
Workflow ModulesHelping create steady and consistent workflow as well as increased                           productivity
Pathauto           RevisioningGoogle Analytics   Views                   Backup and Migrate                   Poormanscron...
Pathauto  - Classify automatic URL aliases for content  - Different aliases for different content  types  - Helps with Sea...
Google Analytics  - Allows Google Analytics to track your site  information with one easy code.  - Included with Acquia In...
Miscellaneous Modules Modules that do cool things, but don’t fit into my                   categories                      ...
Content Access   LinkcheckerCaptcha          Ubercart                 Nice Menus                 Organic Groups           ...
Captcha  - Easy to install and easy to configure  - Many different levels of difficulty  - Stops most spam  - Download It! ...
Content Access  - Manage permissions for content types by role or author  - Download It!  Use Case:        http://www.kmwe...
Ask me Questions    Ask Me Questions      Jason Mark        Gravity Switch     Give me your card or email me for:         ...
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    1. 1. 25 Must Have Modules Easy to install. Easy to use.Katie Methe of Gravity Switch Access the presentation and handout online at: http://www.kmwebd.com/drupalcamp-ma gravity switch gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. Nicepeople. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    2. 2. Katie@gravityswitch.com Setup, Development, Module Configuration, and Architecture. gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    3. 3. Drupal Experience Level? Curious Staring up Pretty Good Ninja gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    4. 4. Complicated functionality canhave simple solutions. Media Integration: Hard to follow user interface: - Video - Better Formats - Audio - Node Form Columns - Embedded Media Field Easy to edit text: - WYSIWYG - IMCE - CKeditor gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    5. 5. Acquia Drupal An Acquia Drupal install includes some of the modules in this presentation including: - Administration Menu - Lightbox 2 - Views - Pathauto - Google Analytics - Image Cache gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    6. 6. User Based ModulesHelping to decrease user confusion and increase productivity. gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    7. 7. Node Form Columns Better SelectMenu Permissions Better FormatsWYSIWYG Administration MenuIMCE (+ IMCE wysiwyg) Panels/Dashboard gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    8. 8. Node Form Columns - Creates an easy to use interface when creating content - Ability to ‘wipe-out’ unwanted sections of the add template - 3 sections to pick from - Download it! Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/node/add/page gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    9. 9. Menu Permissions - Restricts the menus accessible to users - Menus that are restricted become invisible - Great for limiting users to publish content to select menus - Great for limiting access to the Admin menu. - Download It! Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/node/add/page gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    10. 10. WYSIWYG - Allows a text editor to work with specific input formats - Can be limited by user roles - Buttons and specific settings can be configured to needs - Download It! Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/admin/settings/wysiwyg/ profile gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    11. 11. IMCE + IMCE Wysiwyg - Need IMCE Wysiwyg bridge to link IMCE to WYSIWYG. - Enables file uploads within the wysiwyg editor - Inserts files inline with text - Download It! Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/node/add/page gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    12. 12. Media Based Modules Easy ways to integrate media into your site.
    13. 13. Embedded Media Module Video(Media: Youtube) AudioLightbox 2 Image Cache gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    14. 14. Embedded Media + Youtube - Embeds Media into content types - Can be hidden with permissions - Cuts down on bandwidth - Download It! Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/node/add/page gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    15. 15. Lightbox 2- Come standard with Acquia Install- Slick, Easy way to demonstrate photo galleries, withalmost no work- Need to have the gallery module turned on and the galleryview enabled- Download It!Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/image gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    16. 16. Developer ModulesHelpful Modules when developing and theming in Drupal gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    17. 17. Role Theme Switcher Themer IE Unlimited CSS PNG Fix gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    18. 18. Role Theme Switcher - Great for projects where theming is happening at the same time as content entry - Limits specified users to a certain theme - Download It! Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/admin/user/themes gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    19. 19. Workflow ModulesHelping create steady and consistent workflow as well as increased productivity
    20. 20. Pathauto RevisioningGoogle Analytics Views Backup and Migrate Poormanscron gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    21. 21. Pathauto - Classify automatic URL aliases for content - Different aliases for different content types - Helps with Search Engine Optimization - Download It! Use Case http://www.kmwebd.com/admin/build/path/ pathauto gravity switch gravity switch Nice people. Award-winning process.process. Websites done right. Nice people. Award-winning Websites done right.
    22. 22. Google Analytics - Allows Google Analytics to track your site information with one easy code. - Included with Acquia Installs - Download It! Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/admin/settings/ googleanalytics gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    23. 23. Miscellaneous Modules Modules that do cool things, but don’t fit into my categories gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    24. 24. Content Access LinkcheckerCaptcha Ubercart Nice Menus Organic Groups gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    25. 25. Captcha - Easy to install and easy to configure - Many different levels of difficulty - Stops most spam - Download It! Use Case: http://carcarenewsservice.org/contact-us gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    26. 26. Content Access - Manage permissions for content types by role or author - Download It! Use Case: http://www.kmwebd.com/admin/content/node-type/ page/access gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.
    27. 27. Ask me Questions Ask Me Questions Jason Mark Gravity Switch Give me your card or email me for: Today’s Presentation join Gravity Switch email 586.9596 jason@gravityswitch.com | list twitter.com/derekallard katie@gravityswitch.com facebook.com/gravityswitch linkedin.com/in/derekallard gravity switch gravity switch gravity switch Nice Nice people. Award-winning process. Websites done right. Nicepeople. Award-winning process. Websites done right. people. Award-winning process. Websites done right.

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