Drupal 8 Modules You Need In 2019

Drupal 8 Modules You Need In 2019

Known for its flexibility, Drupal 8 will definitely benefit your website. Drupal community provides modules for almost every feature you can ever imagine. The most common question is what Drupal 8 modules are the most useful for website development. Let’s dive into the world of Drupal modules.  

The Most Useful Drupal 8 Modules For 2019

It is impossible to create a list of the most useful Drupal modules. Their usage depends on the type of website you want to create. However, there are some really helpful modules that can be used in almost all the cases. 

Here, web developers at WishDesk share their top of Drupal 8 modules. 

Drupal 8 Modules You Should Have in 2019

1. Admin Toolbar

With the Admin Toolbar module you can save a great deal of time. Isn’t that what you need? This module improves the default Drupal Toolbar, transforming it into a drop-down menu. This provides a quick access to all administration pages.

The module works on the top of the default toolbar core module. It keeps all the toolbar functionalities (shortcut/media responsive).  

2. Google Analytics

The first place among web analytics services belongs to Google Analytics, which is considered the best tool for measuring and analyzing traffic on a website. With the help of the Google Analytics module you can add web statistics tracking system to your platform. All you have to do is to copy a tracking code and paste this javascript snippet into every page’s code.

If you don’t know how to integrate Google Analytics with your Drupal 8 website, read our blog post

3. reCAPTCHA

Built on top of the captcha module, reCAPTCHA implements the Google Captcha service to protect your website from spam.   

It shows a checkbox ‘I’m not a robot’ at the bottom of your form. This service asks the users to select particular images that are related to a certain subject. 

4. Inline Entity Form 

The Inline Entity Form (IEF) module makes a Drupal website content editor’s life much easier. The IEF provides a widget for inline management of referenced entities that lets editors easily create, edit and delete referenced entities with just a touch. 

With the IEF, all you need is to create your main product, and then you can easily add any other product variations to it without even leaving the page. Besides, there is an opportunity to reference them to other existing product nodes.

5. Entity Browser

The Entity Browser module is a Drupal media management tool. Entity Browser is a flexible tool for handling (browsing/creating/selecting) entities. 

It lets the website owners to:

  • drag-and-drop multiple images at once
  • reorder or remove images 
  • reuse images for other articles
  • easily search for related content by various criteria 
  • create and add quotes without opening a new tab
  • create another piece of content without leaving the original form
  • embed entities into WYSIWYG

6. Shield

Shield is a simple module that allows you to protect your website with Apache authentication. It hides the site if the user doesn’t know a username/password. All configurations are done on the administration interface, so no file editing is required. The Shield module can be easily applied to just one site in a multisite environment.

7. Crop API 

The Crop API module provides basic API for image cropping. In order to crop your images you need a UI module. There are currently two UI modules that use Crop API:

8. Devel

One of the most popular developer modules, the Devel module, contains a variety of developer and debugging utilities that help to perform common development task more efficient. It includes Webprofiler, Devel generate and Kint modules. Devel also provides Drush integration and performs several custom Drush commands.

9. Stage File Proxy

The Stage File Proxy module allows to sync the production database without syncing the production files, which could occupy a storage space up to several gigabytes.

When developing Drupal sites, you might need to choose between broken images and huge amount of time for copying a snapshot of the remote files directory, which might be several gigabytes large, depending on the website. Stage File Proxy lets you update the database without having to update your files directory. This comes in handy for large platforms with huge numbers of files.

10. Paragraphs 

The Paragraphs module makes content creation easier. Instead of putting all the content in one WYSIWYG body field including images and videos, users can now choose between predefined Paragraph Types independent from one another. Paragraph Types can be anything  from a simple text block or image to a complex and configurable slideshow.

Boost Your Drupal Website Today!

This was our list of the most helpful Drupal 8 modules. Installation and usage of Drupal modules enhances your site’s functionality. Don’t miss an opportunity to apply them!

Our team of Drupal developers would be happy to help you with module installation and configuration. If none of the existing modules fits your needs, we will develop a module that meets all your requirements. Do not hesitate to contact us for further cooperation!

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