Bar Camp Charleston 2010-11-13 Drupal - Which Modules to Use (Tom Sliker)

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Drupal has over 6000 contributed modules, so it can be difficult to decide which modules to use. This presentation gives you guidance on how to evaluate contrib modules

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Bar Camp Charleston 2010-11-13 Drupal - Which Modules to Use (Tom Sliker)

  1. 1. http://Groups.Drupal.org/South-Carolina http://www.meetup.com/SC-Drupal-Users-Group
  2. 2. What Drupal Modules Should I Use? Tom Sliker BroadstreetConsulting.net Tsliker@Sliker.com @tsliker
  3. 3. Drupal Core vs Contrib • 19 Core Modules (Drupal 6) • Contributed Modules • Everything Else! • 5000+ Contrib Modules available Aggregator Contact Path Taxonomy Blog Content translation Poll Tracker Blog API Forum Profile Trigger Book Menu Search Upload Comment OpenID Statistics
  4. 4. How to Decide What Modules? • Acquia Drupal • Lullabot Podcast #40 and #80 • This presentation – www.BroadstreetConsulting.net/ppt www.DrupalSouth.com/presentations • Other
  5. 5. Acquia Agent Filefield Markdown Filter Acquia Site Information Fivestar Voting Mollom Acquia Search Google Analytics Pathauto Administration Menu Image Printer, e-mail and PDF versions Advanced Help Image API Tagadelic Apache Solr Search Integration Image Assist (aka "img_assist") Token Calendar Imagecache Views Content Construction Kit (CCK) Imagefield Voting API Comment Notify Link (CCK) Webform Date (CCK) Lightbox2
  6. 6. Acquia Agent Filefield Markdown Filter Acquia Site Information Fivestar Voting Mollom Acquia Search Google Analytics Pathauto Administration Menu Image Printer, e-mail and PDF Advanced Help Image API Tagadelic Apache Solr Search Integration Image Assist Token Calendar Imagecache Views Content Construction Kit (CCK) Imagefield Voting API Comment Notify Link (CCK) Webform Date (CCK) Lightbox2
  7. 7. Acquia Agent Filefield Markdown Filter Acquia Site Information Fivestar Voting Mollom Acquia Search Google Analytics Pathauto Administration Menu Image Printer, e-mail and PDF Advanced Help Image API Tagadelic Apache Solr Search Integration Image Assist Token Calendar Imagecache Views Content Construction Kit (CCK) Imagefield Voting API Comment Notify Link (CCK) Webform Date (CCK) Lightbox2
  8. 8. Acquia Agent Filefield Markdown Filter Acquia Site Information Fivestar Voting Mollom Acquia Search Google Analytics Pathauto Administration Menu Image Printer, e-mail and PDF Advanced Help Image API Tagadelic Apache Solr Search Integration Image Assist Token Calendar Imagecache Views Content Construction Kit (CCK) Imagefield Voting API Comment Notify Link (CCK) Webform Date (CCK) Lightbox2
  9. 9. • Podcast #40 – Top 40 Modules(May 2007) http://www.lullabot.crom/podcasts/drupal- podcast-40-top-40-pojects • Podcast #80 – Top 40 Modules (Nov 2009) http://www.lullabot.com/podcasts/lullabot- podcast-80-top-40-drupal-modules-revisited
  10. 10. • Podcast #40 Noteworthy modules: – Devel – Panels • Podcast #80 Noteworthy Modules – Backup and Migrate – Filefield Sources – Captcha / ReCaptcha – NodeQueue – Ubercart – Admin Role* – Poormans Cron*
  11. 11. WYSIWYG Editors • CKEditor (formerly FCKEditor) • TinyMCE • WYSIWYG Module – allows for either WYSIWYG editor – no additional module required
  12. 12. Evaluating Modules • Drupal Module Project Page • Usage Statistics • Google Search “Issues” or “Problems” • Local Drupal Group / Word of Mouth
  13. 13. What Did I Miss?

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