The history of Tigerfish is deeply rooted in Drupal development, and even though we’re slowly moving towards WordPress we still work on a wide range of Drupal projects. To help our fellow Drupal aficionados we thought we’d highlight the 5 Drupal modules we use in nearly all of our projects.
5. Admin Menu
This module is a great support for novice users, or those experienced with other CMS’s. It’s also a great time-saver for site administrators and developers. The module works in all themes and browsers and includes a restructured admin menu and a host of other development tools.
4. XML Site Map
This module creates an automated list of nodes / taxonomies and custom pages for search engines to allow them to index a website better. It also allows you to create a list of links which should not be added to the sitemap.
The sitemap created by the module can be automatically submitted to Ask, Google, Bing. This module contributes significant to the highly ranked SEO that Tigerfish websites can boast.
3. Path Auto
This module allows us to create custom URL structures for Taxonomy, Nodes and User pages. For example all of story pages we create could follow a format like ‘example.com/story/node-title’.
This is another great addition for SEO on a site as it gives us the freedom to have the URL we want and the URL people (and search engines) expect.
A smart replacement for the outdated blocks page. This module allows the user to apply multiple queries to select certain pages in a website, then allows them to apply changes such as body class and layout objects depending on the query.
The module helps us improve development time (and therefore cost to client) and is used on a lot of our projects.
This module is used on all our sites and is so popular that it is now included in Drupal 8 core. Views allows you to create custom queries for lists of Content. For example, you can create a list of news stories arranged by the latest created date that have the taxonomy tag of ‘Example’.
Are there any modules that you regular use? If so, we’d love to hear about them on our Facebook page.