Drupal- List of Top most useful Drupal Modules, add on modules

When I started with drupal I installed number of modules which can be helpful in achieving a particular task.

I am just listing down the top most important modules which are required for a full fledged website development using CMS- Drupal-

There are no download links provided for some of the modules but they can be easily searched and downloaded through Drupal websitehttp://drupal.org/project/Modules

  1. Views- For customized pages which in turn uses SQL queries
  2. CCK- Add custom fields to Drupal
  3. Additional field modules for CCK– Email field, link field, computed field(php code), date field.
  4. Domain Access- For running multiple domains to point to a single Drupal installation supporting multilingual content
  5. Content Access- Managing user control, access, permission on Content Type, Nodes etc. http://drupal.org/project/content_access
  6. Access Control List (ACL)– Only used by other modules like Image Gallery, Content Access etc. http://drupal.org/project/acl
  7. Nodeaccess Module- this module allows you to do things like ‘node 123 can be viewed by authenticated users and edited by admin users and joeuser’. As an added bonus, update and delete permissions are separated, so you can make sure users with edit permissions cannot accidentally delete pages http://drupal.org/project/nodeaccess.
  8. i18n- Support for Multilingual content
  9. Translation Management- Manage multilingual content using translation process like having separate Authors for different languages
  10. Admin Menu- Display Drupal Administration menu as a drop down menu for easy navigation
  11. FCKeditor– For easy content/node editing
  12. Captcha- To stop spamming
  13. Content Profile- To manage site users/members profiles
  14. FileField– Used in CCK
  15. imageField– Used in CCK
  16. pathAuto– User friendly URL’s
  17. Token- Get module values, internal drupal values and use them in other Drupal modules
  18. Ubercart– Top Ecommerce module
  19. Webform– Creating multiple website forms
  20. Collection
  21. Location– The Location module allows real-world geographic locations to be associated with Drupal nodes, including people, places, and other content, http://drupal.org/project/location
  22. ConTemplate– Theming, modification of content types, exclusively for custom content types using CCK
  23. Jquery ui module– required by Date Module
  24. jquery.ui-1.6.zip– Required by Jquery UI Module, Please read “ReadMe.txt” in Jquery_ui module order to enable this module http://code.google.com/p/jquery-ui/downloads/list?q=1.6
  25. ViewField– Embed saved view queries within node itself, http://drupal.org/project/viewfield
  26. Coder– For review of coding standards as per Drupal coding standards, http://drupal.org/project/coder, http://drupal.org/coding-standards
  27. Search– stemming or n-gram modules enable
  28. Taxonomy– Contributed modules- http://drupal.org/node/206734, http://drupal.org/project/taxonomy_menu, http://drupal.org/handbook/modules/archive, http://drupal.org/handbook/modules/Category, http://drupal.org/node/31602, http://drupal.org/node/101682, http://drupal.org/node/577646, http://drupal.org/node/602298
  29. Book– BookMadeSimple- http://drupal.org/project/BookMadeSimple, Book Module: How to make a book navigation block appear on all pages. http://drupal.org/node/44648
  30. Webform Protected Downloads– This module provides protected downloads using webforms http://drupal.org/project/webform_protected_downloads
  31. Simplenews– Simplenews publishes and sends newsletters to lists of subscribers. Both anonymous and authenticated users can opt-in to different mailing lists http://drupal.org/project/simplenews

I will list more but the above are enough to develop a decent Drupal website…

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    Great list! I would also like to suggest the Kaltura Video Module for full video and rich-media management, fully integrated with Drupal. Available with Kaltura’s SaaS + free trial and as a free Community Edition.