Drupal

Must-Have Drupal Modules for Your Website

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Drupal is one of the world's most popular platforms for developing websites and single-page web applications. It currently lies at the core of 2.4% of all CMS-based sites. Drupal is widely preferred for creating high-performance and custom sites. If you are looking to create such a solution, you should definitely pay attention to the top useful Drupal modules that can come in more than handy in the process.

Top Modules for Drupal 9

Let’s take a look at 16 of the most widely used Drupal 9 website solutions - for this, specialists at AnyforSoft composed the following Drupal modules list.

Security Kit

The Security Kit module provides web security features and helps eliminate various cyber threats. For instance, using this module, you can change the HTTP headers on your site, excluding the possibility of HTTP request smuggling. This module is a must for any Drupal 9-based site.

Security kit

  • Latest Security Kit update: August 28, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Redirect

The Redirect module enables you to automatically redirect any content posted under canonical URLs. With the additional ability to integrate with the cache, developers also get the opportunity to optimize the load on the servers on which the site/application is based.

  • Latest Redirect update: March 12, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Pathauto

The Pathauto module automatically generates URLs for documents, blogs, forums, user, etc. It does not require the user to manually specify aliases. This way, you can have URL aliases URL like /category/my-nod-title instead of /nod/123.
 

  • Latest Pathauto update: November 9, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Admin toolbar

Admin toolbar: this here Drupal module comes with a standardized dashboard, extending the administration capabilities. It displays the admin menu, providing quick access to all settings pages.

Admin toolbar

  • Latest Admin toolbar update: September 2, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 8-9

Metatag

The Metatag module provides the ability to automatically retrieve structured metadata about a website, i.e., meta tags. You can use it to enhance your content’s SEO to boost search engine ranking and make your website better available to end-users.

  • Latest Metatag update: April 21, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Simple XML Sitemap

The Simple XML Sitemap module generates a sitemap that conforms to the multilingual website standards. This module works as a road markup for search engines, making it easier to read the information on the site (for both end-users and search bots). The module supports both standard objects created by Drupal and elements created manually.

  • Latest Simple XML Sitemap update: December 18, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 8-9

Captcha

The Captcha module blocks the penetration of spam content on the pages of your website. Its main function is to help the system recognize whether the website visitor is a real person. The underlying purpose of this is to block advertising content that is spread by spam bots that post ads wherever and whenever they can.

Captcha module

  • Latest Captcha update: June 3, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

 

Better Search Block

The Better Search Block module gives you great opportunities to edit the look of your search box. With just a few clicks, you can transform a boring and unattractive search box into an aesthetically pleasing, animated bar.

  • Latest Better Search Block update: November 30, 2019
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Multiple Registration

The Multiple Registration module is needed to enable website users to register according to their user role. That is, for example, a user can register as a client of the service, or as a third-party user.

  • Latest Multiple Registration update: May 19, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Field Group

The Field Group module enables you to group fields in forms to create content, optimizing the UX.
 

  • Latest Field Group update: October 2, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Google Analytics

With the help of the Google Analytics module, you can integrate a well-tried-and-tested, advanced system for tracking traffic statistics and user actions on the website.

  • Latest Google Analytics update: November 22, 2019
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Easy Breadcrumb

The Easy Breadcrumb Module is a plug-and-play integration that automates the generation of website crumbs.

  • Latest Captcha update: September 15, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Lightning Media

The Lightning Media Module provides an extremely user-friendly graphical panel for easy multimedia content creation.

  • Latest Lightning Media update: July 1, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Visitors

With the Visitors module, you can collect data about all visitors to your website, whether they are registered or not. As a result of these automated actions, you will receive detailed analytics of the traffic data in the form of blocks or diagrams.

  • Latest Visitors update: December 6, 2019
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Quicklink

The Quicklink module provides a compressed JavaScript library that speeds up the loading of website pages by fully loading them upon the first launch and caching the loaded data for further use.

  • Latest Quicklink update: May 23, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Webform

Webform is the top Drupal module that helps you create surveys and fill-out forms. Thanks to this, you will be able to optimize/simplify the process of user registration, acquiring valuable data like emails, etc in a more efficient way.

  • Latest Webform update: October 23, 2020
  • Compatible Drupal versions: 7-9

Bottom Line

These are the best Drupal modules that will be more than useful in your website creation affair.

If you are interested in developing a website based on Drupal 9 from scratch or optimizing the existing solution, feel free to contact AnyforSoft. We have experienced specialists who can build a website of any complexity and for any needs.

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