Top 8 Drupal Development Modules for Developers and Site Builders

Creating a feature rich website for your online business is the first step towards success and you need to ensure that the performance of the site is good. To optimize the performance of the site, it is very important to integrate modules that are capable of offering the best features and functionalities of the site. Drupal 8 is known in the web world for its immense flexibility that it offers and the Drupal community also provides various modules for almost every feature that you can think.

Let’s have a deeper look at some of the best Drupal modules for 2019:

Since it is very difficult to create a list of all the Drupal modules, we have shortlisted some of the most important ones based on their usage and the functionalities that it offers.

Paragraphs: 

This Drupal 8 module is a user friendly extension that allows the non-developers to present a balanced web content to their site. The extension helps the users to add content as individual paragraphs, instead of writing the HTML in a WYSIWUG field. The paragraphs enable you to combine numerous fields into a reusable element having a drag and drop functionality. This means that you can easily create a paragraph type for plain text, code blocks, popup elements with links or any other complex works on a page.  All these elements can be used a number of times and rearranged.

Admin Toolbar:

With the Admin Toolbar module, you can save a lot of your time and this is what every business owner needs. This module helps to improve the default Drupal Toolbar and transform it into a drop down menu, which provides an easy access to all the administration pages. The module also works on top of the default toolbar core module and keeps all the toolbar functionalities.

Webform: 

This is the ultimate interface that is used to create the forms for your users to submit. It has many features that include all the possible input types, exporting options, interface to email handlers and multi-step forms.  For interactivity, there is JavaScript, for sales there is commerce and rest can be handled by the Webform.

GraphQL:

This is a hot topic of discussion and everyone in the Drupal development community is talking about the Decoupled Drupal and the awesome feature that it brings. GraphQLgives power to the requesting application to ask for things from the Drupal site rather than the site declaring whatever is available. The module boosts the front end of your choice to request data, there is automatic caching, and it also minimizes the time to request data by automatically grouping the queries together.

Rabbit Hole:

With Drupal development, there are many content entities that need to be managed and this does not include posts, but also the categories and some content entities that need not be visible to the visitors of the site. Drupal automatically creates the URLs for those entities that leads to some empty or incomplete looking pages that can host only partial content that is utilized somewhere else. The Rabbit Hole module allows you to create blocking and redirecting behavior that makes the content inaccessible and also makes the site cleaner for both the crawlers and the users.

Stage File Proxy:

This module allows to easily sync the production database without having to sync the production files that occupy a lot of storage space. While developing Drupal sites, you may have to choose between the broken images and also the time for copying the snapshot of the remote files, which may be very large based on the website. Stage File Proxy allows you to easily update the database without updating your files directory. This is very handy for large platforms having numerous files.

AdvAgg:

The Advanced Aggregation module considers most of your organization’s needs for your site by reducing the JavaScript and the CSS. It also reduces the number of files that the server delivers and its size. This speeds up the loading time of the page. It also combines each resource category that means the visitors use less data when they download the page. The Drupal module also helps to remove newline characters, white spaces, block limiters and comments.

File entity browser:

This is a module that allows you to change the standard file upload fields into a gallery style file management interface. Once you have uploaded the images, they become re-usable and the way to upload multiple files also becomes available. This saves a lot of time and allows the editors to drag and drop the photos instead of uploading them one by one. This module is a great choice for file as well as image management and it also saves a lot of time.

Prince NamdevWeb Development
Creating a feature rich website for your online business is the first step towards success and you need to ensure that the performance of the site is good. To optimize the performance of the site, it is very important to integrate modules that are capable of offering the best...