10 Must-Have Drupal Modules for Website Development
When installing the Drupal content management system, you will end up with an empty website that requires further configurations and setups. Here, Drupfan web developers created a list of top Drupal modules to start building your own platform (divided by category).
Drupal 10 Modules for Development
Twig Tweak is a multi-tool that offers useful and quick functions and filters for a better development experience and time-saving. First and foremost, it helps web developers to write more structured and well-formatted code which makes it easier to read and understand. Besides, it helps to customize the visual part of a Drupal website (like text and image placement), as well as offers quick adjustments, so the developer or web designer can update the site's appearance at no time.
Drupal 10 Modules for Site Management
Admin Toolbar is a tiny module that makes the admin menu (the menu on top of your site) and its navigation more user-friendly and easier. It simply transforms the default admin menu into a drop-down menu, however, this simple action provides quicker and easier access to all administration pages.
Pathauto is the best Drupal solution for the generation of user-friendly and SEO-friendly URLs. This is beneficial for your website’s search engine optimization (SEO) and makes it easier for users to navigate the site. The administrator can easily transform the pattern of URL generation by changing the token used by Pathauto.
Metatag is another SEO-friendly module that allows to automatically provide structured meta tags necessary for search engine campaigns. Meta tags are texts that describe certain content present on the web page or on the site in general. Drupal Metatag module includes a meta description tag, meta keywords tag, Open Graph & Twitter Cards tags support, and more.
Simple XML Sitemap is a must-have SEO module, as it helps automatically generate an XML sitemap for your Drupal website. Sitemap is a file with all the necessary information for search engines on how to crawl and index your website. It includes the data about the pages, media, and files on your site, as well as the relationships between them. What’s more, the Sitemaps generated by this module are compliant with Google standards regarding multilingual content because it creates hreflang sitemaps and image sitemaps.
Drupal 10 Modules for Content Creation
Layout Builder is the core Drupal module that simplifies the process of building page layouts within WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) & drag-and-drop User Interface (UI) and will be especially beneficial for content editors. All you have to do to build a layout is to choose one of the predefined layouts, choose blocks for it, and fill it in with content. Its real-time preview functionality makes it a perfect tool even for non-tech users.
Read our recent blog post to understand the Layout Builder module better
Paragraphs is another useful tool for flexible and structured content creation. Within a standard Drupal edit form, users are now able to play around with paragraph items (text, images, videos, slideshows, etc.) and place them in the desired location via drag-and-drop functionality, as well as duplicate separate paragraphs.
Webform module allows you to craft custom and extendable multi-step forms (contact, survey, registration, feedback forms, and more) and offers advanced functionality for collecting any type of form data from your users. Besides, the Webform Drupal module allows sending form data to third-party applications for further analysis.
Drupal 10 Modules for Spam Protection
CAPTCHA is a test that requires the input of a displayed code and is usually placed on forms to protect against spam submissions.
reCAPTCHA is built within Google reCAPTCHA and offers users a range of images where they need to choose certain types of things displayed. It extends the protection against spam even further.
By enhancing the functionality of your Drupal 10 website with these essential modules you can witness real magic happening: Site building, content managing, or SEO optimization is not a nightmare anymore but a user-friendly and intuitive process. Incorporate these Drupal modules and see how your website evolves.
You can always rely on Drupfan web specialists for Drupal web development & support services. We invite you to partner with us and build exceptional digital solutions with Drupal 10!