Must Have Drupal Modules, and Themes

I thought that Drupal Beginners might benefit from this list of modules that I use regularly in all of my Drupal Projects.

It's easy to find these drupal modules by visiting http://www.drupalmodules.com

As always, remember to read the documentation on these modules. Most are solid, some required other modules to run, and a few require additional libraries in order to function. That is not documented here:

Modules

  • admin menu
  • captcha and captcha pack
  • cck
  • date (date api)
  • devel (theme developer module, tells you how to override theme functions - OVERRIDE, NEVER HACK CORE)
  • ffcp (for podcasting)
  • filefield (cck addon)
  • gmap (views addon)
  • google analytics
  • imagefield (cck addon, different than image module)
  • lightbox2
  • location (geocoding and location capture)
  • int meta (integrated meta tags - automates meta tags)
  • node words (also known as meta, poorer version of meta tags)
  • Meta-Tags and Meta-Tags Node Type (auto-generate meta content)
  • pathauto (seo tool)
  • render (works with sIFR to make awesome text)
  • smtp (send all your site messages with smtp)
  • swftools (add flash to your site)
  • tinymce
  • FCK Editor (more features/support than tinyMCE now)
  • token (works with and required by tons of modules)
  • views (must have)
  • webform
  • xmlsitemap

Also look into:

  • FeedAPI
  • FeedAPI Mapper

Starter themes (stripped down, for designing your own):

  • Basic (a branch of zen, easier)
  • Zen (complicated)