Drupal Tips and Tricks

The installation, configuration and the work with Drupal obviously brings some challenges. Within this section you find some Tips and Tricks which shall help you to make your work easier.

The "best" Social Media modules

Best means for me: Easy to configure, easy to handle, flexible and reliable. Recommended modules for the integration of social media into your Drupal website.

The "best" Drupal Rating modules

Best means in this case: Easy to install, configure & handle, flexible and reliable. Furthermore this attribute requires that the module is “Under active development” and that a stable version for Drupal 7 and at least a development version for Drupal 8 is available.

Drupal star rating module

The best Drupal modules for the integration of Instagram

Recently we reviewed and tested the available modules for the integration of instagram into a Drupal website.

Instagram for Drupal

The best Drupal CAPTCHA modules

On most Drupal websites there are some kind of forms that require the submission of data. Be it a simple contact form or a commenting functionality for blog entries or other content types. If so, you definitively need a way to protect these forms from SPAM.

One way to do so is the integration of the CAPTCHA functionality: A CAPTCHA is a challenge-response test most often placed within web forms to determine whether the user is human.

The best Drupal CAPTCHA modules

The must have Drupal modules for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

The modules listed in this article provide the most basic functionality regarding Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). They guarantee that your website is indexed by the most important search engines and that your content is displayed properly in the search results. They also provide you the most basic functionality required to grow your search result impressions/clicks and to improve the ranking of your content.

Use Views and the Option "Rewrite Results" to create stylish hover effects for Images

If you've spent any time with Drupal, you've heard of — and likely installed — the Views module. If you haven't, then you're very likely working harder than you need to! Views is Drupal's query builder, enabling you to create lists of just about anything, as well as providing basic formatting and the ability to do basic formatting of your items.

The best Drupal modules to show image and video contents in an overlay gallery

Magnific Popup ( Drupal 8 and 7)
Integrate Dmitry Semenov's Magnific Popup jQuery lightbox plugin with Drupal as a field formatter. This module provides a "Magnific Popup" field formatter for File Entity and Image fields. Fields with multiple items (cardinality > 1) can be grouped into a Magnific Popup gallery, or shown individually as a stand-alone popup (no "previous"/"next" navigation options). Magnific Popup is a responsive jQuery lightbox plugin that is focused on performance and providing best experience for user with any device (Zepto.js compatible).

Drupal colorbox

Use the Drupal module "HybridAuth Social Login" for social media user login & registration

The module HybridAuth Social Login integrates HybridAuth library into Drupal and allows your users to login and register using: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, Windows Live, Foursquare, AOL, OpenID, Github, LastFM, PayPal, Vimeo, Disqus, Instagram, Tumblr, Vkontakte, Mail.ru, Yandex, Odnoklassniki, Twitch.tv, Steam and more.

Drupal HybridAuth Social Login module

Use the Image Link Formatter module to add links to Image Fields

Frequently you might want to add links to images that you included to content types with the field type image (included in Drupal 7 core). The module Image Link Formatter offers you an easy and straightforward way to do so. Just install the module, configure the image field in the "Manage Display" section of your content type (see image below) and add the links to your content.

Use the Image Link Formatter module to add links to Image Fields

Use the module Responsive Menus to easily add a choice of responsive menus

Frequently it might happen that you implement a responsive theme but that you are not satisfied with responsive menu included. The module Responsive Menus offers you a very easy and quick way to add professional, simple and lightweight responsive menus to your theme.

Responsive Menus


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