15 Drupal Modules You've Probably Overlooked but Shouldn't

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  • Are you kidding me? Views Module is on here?? Really?? How many people overlook the Views Module huH?? NO ONE OVERLOOKS IT! You're list of 15 Probably overlooked Modules are among the 15 most used modules you moron!
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    1. 1. @sloaninnovation<br />#15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked but Shouldn’t<br />07.09.11<br />[MM.DD..YY]<br />[PRESENTER]<br />
    2. 2. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Drupal is like LEGO’s and you can<br />Construct whatever you want!<br />
    3. 3. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Drupal is like LEGO’s and you can<br />Construct whatever you want!<br />
    4. 4. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Drupal is like LEGO’s and you can<br />Construct whatever you want!<br />Photo Courtesy of Strutta.com @ Flickr<br />
    5. 5. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />
    6. 6. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Currently Drupal 6 Has Over 5,800 Available Modules & Drupal 7 Has Over 1,800<br />
    7. 7. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Currently Drupal 6 Has Over 5,800 Available Modules & Drupal 7 Has Over 1,800<br />That’s Awesome<br />
    8. 8. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Currently Drupal 6 Has Over 5,800 Available Modules & Drupal 7 Has Over 1,800<br />That’s Awesome, but it also Sucks! <br />
    9. 9. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />4 Groups of Drupal Modules<br />
    10. 10. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />4 Groups of Drupal Modules<br /><ul><li>Drupal Modules for Beginners
    11. 11. Drupal Usability Modules
    12. 12. Drupal Image Modules
    13. 13. Other Drupal Modules that Rock</li></li></ul><li>Drupal Modules for Beginners<br />
    14. 14. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Backup & Migrate<br />
    15. 15. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Backup & Migrate<br />Backup and Migrate simplifies the task of backing up and restoring your Drupal database or copying your database from one Drupal site to another. It supports gzip, bzip and zip compression as well as automatic scheduled backups.<br />With Backup and Migrate you can dump some or all of your database tables to a file download or save to a file on the server, and to restore from an uploaded or previously saved database dump. You can chose which tables and what data to backup and cache data is excluded by default.<br />http://swdrcs.dev3.webenabled.net/<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders & Site Admin’s</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Views<br />
    16. 16. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Views<br />The Views module provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers to control how lists and tables of content (nodes in Views 1, almost anything in Views 2) are presented. Traditionally, Drupal has hard-coded most of this, particularly in how taxonomy and tracker lists are formatted.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders & Themers</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Vertical Tabs<br />
    17. 17. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Vertical Tabs<br />Provides better usability for inputting “additional” node information like:<br /><ul><li>Menu Settings
    18. 18. Revision Information
    19. 19. Comment Settings
    20. 20. Authoring Information
    21. 21. Publishing Options
    22. 22. Ideal for Site Users</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Administration Menu<br />
    23. 23. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Administration Menu<br />By default, Drupal’s admin area is very difficult for new users to navigate and can be somewhat confusing. Administration Menu adds one click access to all of the administrative, backend features of your Drupal website.<br />http://swdrcs.dev3.webenabled.net/<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders & Site Admin’s</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Webform<br />
    24. 24. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Webform<br />This module adds a webform node type to your Drupal site. Typical uses for Webform are questionnaires, contact or request/register forms, surveys, polls or a front end to issues tracking systems.<br />Submissions from a webform are saved in a database table and can optionally be mailed to a nominated e-mail address upon submission. Past submissions are viewable for users with the correct permissions.<br />http://swdrcs.dev3.webenabled.net/contact<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders & Site Admin’s</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Webform<br />
    25. 25. Drupal Usability Modules<br />
    26. 26. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />PathAuto<br />
    27. 27. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />PathAuto<br />The Pathauto module automatically generates path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, categories, users) without requiring the user to manually specify the path alias. <br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />String Overrides<br />
    28. 28. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />String Overrides<br />A simple module that allows you to change any group of words that’s passed through a t() function.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />String Overrides<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Login Toboggan<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Login Toboggan<br />Login toboggan allows users to login immediately either using their username or their email address when they create a site approved password, and it provides anonymous users a login form on Access Denied pages.<br />Optionally, this module lets you direct users to a specific page when using the immediate login feature, or once an email address is validated.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Default Drupal Login<br />With Login Toboggan<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>Drupal Image Modules<br />
    29. 29. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Available for D6, Part of Core for D7<br />ImageCache<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Available for D6, Part of Core for D7<br />ImageCache<br />ImageCache allows you to setup presets for image processing. If an ImageCache derivative doesn't exist the web server's rewrite rules will pass the request to Drupal which in turn hands it off to ImageCache to dynamically generate the file.<br />Allows for scale, crop, rotate and total resize adjustments.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Available for D6 only<br />Views Gallery<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Available for D6 only<br />Views Gallery<br />This module automatically create a simple gallery where each gallery is a node with an embedded view of images that were assigned to that gallery. The module creates the content types, sets up the imagecache presets, creates the default gallery view that is embedded into the gallery nodes by Views Attach, and adds css to make it all look nice.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Builders</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6, Available for D7<br />Drag’n’Drop Uploads<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Admin’s</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6, Available for D7<br />Drag’n’Drop Uploads<br />Pretty self explanatory on this one, but what makes it nice is integration with CCK fields dropping your images right were they belong, did I say AWESOME!<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Admin’s</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6, Available for D7<br />Drag’n’Drop Uploads<br />
    30. 30. Other Drupal Modules That Rock!<br />
    31. 31. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & Available D7<br />Inline AJAX Search<br />
    32. 32. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & Available D7<br />Inline AJAX Search<br />If you’ve used Google recently for a web search, then you’ve probably noticed the list of results starts to populate below your search box; Inline AJAX Search adds that exact same functionality to your Drupal website. <br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Users</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & Available D7<br />Inline AJAX Search<br />
    33. 33. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & Available D7<br />Username Originality AJAX Check <br />
    34. 34. @sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & Available D7<br />Username Originality AJAX Check <br />This very simple module allows visitors to check username originality quickly using AJAX request during registration (completing registration form). <br /><ul><li>Manual - a "Check availability" button appears on the form and a visitor can press it to verify whether his name is available or not.
    35. 35. Automatic - check is performed automatically when you finish typing and on leaving username field.
    36. 36. Ideal for Site Users</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Automatic Node Titles<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Users</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Automatic Nodetitles<br />"auto_nodetitle" is a small and efficient module that allows hiding of the content title field in the form. To prevent empty content title fields one can configure it to generate the title by a given pattern.<br />Using site wide Tokens you can automatically generate titles for your content, great with user submitted content.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Users</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Automatic Nodetitles<br />Examples using CCK fields or Fields in D7 you might have something like this:<br />[field_team1_name] vs [field_team2_name] at [field_location] on [field_date] at [field_time]. <br />Generating a title similar to Red vs Blue at Wrigley Field on Friday, July 12th at 6:00PM.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Site Users</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & Available D7<br />Quiz<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Testing Websites</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & Available D7<br />Quiz – Crème de la crème of modules, seriously, it has a full interface that has been through the usability ringer; if you need testing capabilities odds are this has it added. Timed sections, pass/fail system, integrated with views and cck, randomization, randomization from a pool of questions, drag and drop storability and true-false.<br />This module is so complex you could have a full session just talking about how it works and all of the features.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Testing Websites</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Stable for D6 & D7<br />Drupal for Facebook<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Testing Websites</li></li></ul><li>@sloaninnovation<br />#sw15mods<br />15 Modules You’ve Probably Overlooked<br />Available for D6 & D7<br />Drupal for Facebook<br />This set of modules and themes turns Drupal into a platform for developing Facebook Applications. This allows you to embed your content and features within Facebook, or allow Facebookusers onto your site via Facebook Connect.<br />With Drupal for Facebook, you can harness all the power of Drupal in you Facebook App. If you already have content in Drupal, you can expose it on Facebook.<br /><ul><li>Ideal for Testing Websites</li></li></ul><li>Presenter Information<br />Chris Sloan<br />Drupal Project Consultant<br />LevelTen Interactive<br />chriss@getlevelten.com<br />http://www.leveltendesign.com/blog/chris<br />@sloaninnovation<br />www.sloaninnovations.com<br />Office: 214-887-8586 ext.507<br />Cell: 214-336-4077<br />

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