Drupal Developer’s Toolbox

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After publishing the recent WordPress Developer’s Toolbox1, there were several Drupal developers calling out for equal coverage. In this post you will find a thorough collection of all kinds of resources that will aid designers and developers working with Drupal-powered websites. This collection is intended to simplify your tasks and save you time when working with Drupal.

This post covers essential resources related to Drupal — the basics, modules, Drupal design inspiration, Drupal themes, tutorials, starter themes, blog editors and Drupal-projects.

1. The Basics

Just getting started with Drupal? Looking for some general resources to have bookmarked for when you need them? These resources will help you cover the basics of Drupal and provide documentation for much of your future work with the platform.

Drupal.org2
The Drupal home page and location for downloading the latest version.

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Drupal Handbooks4
If you’re new to Drupal or just looking to learn something new, this is a collection of helpful handbooks to keep at your side. A good place to start if you’re new to Drupal (written for Drupal 5).

Theme Developer’s Cheat Sheet5 (for Drupal 5)
A helpful PDF that you may want to refer to from time to time.

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Drupal API Reference7
Get everything you need concerning the API from the official API reference.

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Drupal Taxonomy, Drupal Nodes and Other Terms – What Do They Mean?9
Confused by some of the terms you’re reading about Drupal development? This post may clear some of that up.

Drupal Code Search10
A helpful resource for developers. You’ll be able to search the source code of thousands of Drupal modules and themes.

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Drupal Whitepapers, Cheat Sheets and Free Books12
This post is a collection of other useful resources that may interest you. Some of them are written for older versions of Drupal.

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WordPress vs. Drupal14
When should you use WordPress and when should you use Drupal?

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2. Modules

Drupal developers and users alike need to be familiar with modules (plug-ins). There are countless modules available for a wide variety of purposes. The collection here includes some basic resources for working with modules, and also some links to various popular and useful modules.

Drupal Modules16
The main page for finding available modules, according to category.

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Core Modules18
Get the documentation on the modules that ship with Drupal core.

DrupalModules.com19
A community-powered rating and review service dedicated to helping you find the best Drupal modules for your project.

Drupal e-Commerce20
An open-source package of modules to help you set up an e-commerce website with Drupal.

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Top 10 Drupal Modules22
One user’s choice of favorite modules.

Nice Menus23
If you’re looking for an easy way to create drop-down or expandable menus, try Nice Menus.


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TinyMCE25
This module integrates Moxiecode’s popular TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor into a Drupal website for editing advanced website content.

Front Page26
This module makes it possible for users to show a different front page or splash page to visitors.

Clean URLs27
If you’re creating Drupal websites, you’ll want to be able to create friendly URLs. This module can help.

FlashVideo28
FlashVideo will expand the upload module to accommodate video uploads, plus it will automatically convert it to Flash format.

Content Construction Kit (CCK)29
CCK allows you to add custom fields to nodes using a Web browser.

Global Redirect30
Help your website’s SEO with Global Redirect, which makes some subtle, but important, redirects.

Webform31
Easily create contact forms, questionnaires, registration forms, surveys and polls with Webforms.

Module Developer’s Guide32
If you plan on developing modules, this is a must-read resource that will get you started.

3. Drupal Design Inspiration

When working on a Drupal-powered website, you may find it helpful and inspiring to see what others are doing with Drupal. Fortunately, there are some great resources for showing off the work of other designers.

DrupalSites.net33
The best source of Drupal design inspiration, with over 2,000 websites being showcased.

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DrupalSN35
A social network to showcase Drupal-powered websites.

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Dries Buytaert37
The blog of Dries Buytaert includes a number of inspirational Drupal websites.

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31 Remarkable Drupal Powered Websites39
Earlier this year, Six Revisions published a mini-gallery of inspirational Drupal websites.

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4. Themes

Whether you’re looking for free themes to customize, premium themes to take your projects to the next level or places to distribute your own themes, the Drupal community has several options available.

Themes at Drupal.org41
Drupal.org includes a gallery of free themes that are available for download.

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OSSKINS43
A marketplace of Drupal and WordPress themes, both free and premium.

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All Drupal Themes45
Nine free themes to choose from.

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Top Notch Themes47
Sells themes for Drupal 5 and 6.

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20 Great 2-Column Drupal Themes49
A nice collection put together by Mashable.

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20 Great 3-Column Drupal Themes51
If three-column themes are what you’re after, Mashable has another collection for you.

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5. Tutorials

The Drupal community provides plenty of tutorials to teach you just about anything you want to learn about development with Drupal. Here is a categorized list of some excellent tutorials.

5.1 Developing Themes

How to Make a Drupal Theme53
This tutorial will explain the basic files that make up a Drupal theme and will help you code your first theme.

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Drupal Theming for Designers55
This is another tutorial that looks at the basics of building a Drupal theme and the files that are involved.

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Create a Killer Band Site with Drupal: A Six-Part Tutorial Series57
An awesome, in-depth tutorial from GoMediaZine that takes you the whole way through by building an example website for a band.

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Drupal Theming59
A standards-based approach to custom Drupal theme creation.

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From HTML Mockup to a Full Drupal Site: A Tutorial – Part I: Introduction and Installation61
This is the first of a three-part series on taking a design from mock-up to fully-functional Drupal theme. Also see Part II: Site Setup, Content and Modules62, Part III: Template Theming, Integration and Finishing Touches63

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5.2 Modules

How to Install/Enable Drupal Modules65
If you’re a Drupal developer, chances are you’re familiar with installing modules. If you’re a new Drupal developer, here is a basic tutorial.

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Drupal’s Forum Module67
A look at how you can avoid duplicate content when using the forum module.

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Turn a Plain Jane HTML Template into a Drupal Theme with the Theme Generator Module69
Instructions for using the theme generator module, which may save you a lot of time in development.

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5.3 Performance

Scaling Drupal – An Open-Source Infrastructure for High-Traffic Drupal Sites71
For those developing larger websites, scaling will often be a concern. This tutorial goes through some of the things you can do to help Drupal’s performance under pressure.

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Improving Drupal’s Page Loading Performance73
Looking to speed up a Drupal website? Try following these steps.

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5.4 Taxonomy

Taxonomy: A Way to Organize Content75
Learn how to better organize your content and use vocabularies, terms, menus and more.

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Drupal Taxonomy Tutorial77
An introduction on how to use Drupal’s taxonomy system.

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5.5 SEO

Basic Drupal SEO: On-Site Optimization79
SEO should be a consideration for any developer, and this post takes a look at how it applies specifically to Drupal-powered websites.

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Drupal SEO: How Duplicate Content Hurts Drupal Sites81
Learn about a few potential areas of duplicate content and how you can solve the problem.

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Drupal and Robots.txt83
A look at some customizations that can be made to the standard Drupal robots.txt file.

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5.6 Forums and Wikis

Private forums in Drupal: Forum Access vs. Taxonomy Access vs. Taxonomy Access Control Lite85
If you want to take Drupal a bit further and use it to power a forum, read this tutorial.

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How to Create a Wiki with Drupal87
This post takes you through the basic steps of setting up your own wiki.

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5.7 Galleries

How to Make a Photo Gallery with Thumbnails in Drupal89
A 10-step process for setting up a simple photo gallery.

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How to Build Flickr in Drupal91
This tutorial will show you how to build a Flickr clone powered by Drupal. (Note: this tutorial is 2 years old, but still interesting.)

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Building a Better Drupal Photo Gallery93
A gallery that is built to be used by clients who need to create new galleries and upload images.

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5.8 Navigation

Tutorial on Basic Nav, Hierarchy Nav, Blogroll, Separate Blocks for Nav for Newbies95
Effective navigation is key to any website. Here are some Drupal-specific tips for improved navigation.

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Theming Drupal Primary Links with Child Sub-Menus97
A simple tutorial for improving the navigation on your website.

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5.9 General Tips

50 Drupal Tips and Tricks99
A nice, big collection of quick tips on theming, development, JavaScript and more.

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45 Screencasts to Get You Kicking Ass with Drupal101
This post contains links to screencasts on a variety of subjects on working with Drupal.

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Take Control of Your Drupal Theme103
Learn how to use a custom front page, a stand-alone log-in page and more.

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5.10 Other Tutorials

Customising the User Profile Layout105
A useful tutorial if you want to use Drupal to build an online community.

Creating a Custom Homepage in Drupal Using Views106
On many projects, you may want to use a custom home page. This tutorial takes a look at a solution.

6. Drupal Starter Themes

Starter themes can save you a lot of time in development by eliminating some of the common tasks that you do with each new theme you create. If you’re always starting from scratch or customizing an existing theme, give a starter theme a shot and see if it improves your workflow and productivity.

Zen107

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Blueprint109
Blueprint is a starter Drupal theme meant to make development of custom themes faster; alternative: Zengine Starter Blueprint Grid Theme110

7. Blog Editors

ScribeFire111
A Firefox extension that will give you a blog editor within your browser.

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BlogJet113
BlogJet is a Windows blog client for managing multiple blogs. The cost is £29.95.

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BlogDesk115
A popular free offline editor that supports a number of blogging platforms, including Drupal.

Ecto116
Ecto is a feature-rich desktop blogging client for Mac OS X. The price is $17.95, but there is a 21-day trial version.

8. Projects Related to Drupal

Ubercart117
If you’re building an e-commerce website, Ubercart is an open-source solution that fully integrates your online store with Drupal.

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Acquia119
Acquia is dedicated to making Drupal more useful for developers by providing value-added software products and services. One of their projects, Carbon, focuses on social publishing applications and making it easier to develop community-oriented websites.

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  1. 1

    Very nice roundup! Thanks!

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    Yayy ! First ! :P

    Great Article ! Keep it coming guys!

    EDIT:- OH SHIT! This Beer guy came first!

    anyhow I saw it FIRST !! yayyy! :P

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    Great resource as always. I am looking for some more “original” resources like you did about google pagerank. That was a blast!

    Dugg the story. http://digg.com/software/Drupal_Developer_s_Toolbox

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    thanks for the very thorough roundup! i’ll be sure to read it when i decide i need drupal :)

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  5. 5

    Fantastic post, I have been a long time fan of drupal and this backs that up.

    definitely bookmarking it…

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  6. 6

    Really a great article. Thanks for all these great ressources !

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  7. 7

    Wow, there goes my afternoon…

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    It’s remarkable that the Views module is not listed in the Modules section, since it’s one of the most popular, powerful and widely used Drupal modules.

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    I digg the Drupal love and great roundup of important Drupal resources.

    I’d like to see a follow up post put together by a Drupal expert that points to the best of Drupal 6 theming resources. Also, a post on how to blog, or multi-author blog with Drupal.

    Great stuff. Thx Smashing and Steven.

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  10. 10

    Great post. Thanks

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    this now comes very handy, I’ve to say .. :)

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  12. 12

    This is so great , thx for this

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  13. 13

    Thanks for this post, it could not have come at a better time for me as I am about to use drupal for a new community site.

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  14. 14

    Amazing… this is the kind of roll up I am looking for.

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  15. 15

    Thanks for featuring Drupal! Should’ve thrown this at a Drupaller though, I’m sure it could’ve been prettied up some. Right now its a massive, overwhelming-ness of Drupal (bit like Drupal itself).

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    Thanks heaps guys!
    I’ve just been begged by a friend to update her website which was originally made with Drupal, and knowing absolutely nothing about it this is awesome :)

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  17. 17

    Drupal is horrible! Long live Ruby on Rails!!!

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    very nice… thank you!

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  19. 19

    Developer’s Toolbox for Joomla???

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  20. 20

    Cool! And now for the Joomla Developer’s Toolbox…

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  21. 21

    Great Drupal resource/round-up!!

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  22. 22

    there is a new but nice drupal sites gallery here http://drupalbased.com

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  23. 23

    kool, been waiting for a drupal related post. Keep it coming. Thanks much :)

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  24. 24

    Great… All About Drupal At One Place..
    Thanks,

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  25. 25

    nice, but, what is drupal?
    you miss this

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    Great list. There is lot of appreciation of Drupal as much as there is lot of rant about its founder and his company Acquia trying to create a fork of Drupal. Drupal Community may split if Carbon doesn’t merge with Drupal. Differences are widening between core group and contributors.

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    thanks i am very much in drupal GREAT HELP

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    THANKS A LOT!
    best article ever for me on SM ;)

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    WordPress is very present on the site, that’s a pity you talk about it so much.

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  30. 30

    Great great, amazing compilation of links and resources.
    I blog about Drupal here. Have a look. Here is a beginners Drupal How to written by YIPL grab it as well.

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  31. 31

    Woooooow….. This post is making my day !
    Drupal, my favorite CMS fully dedicated on my favourite blog…

    You guys rocks !

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  32. 32

    ERROR!
    Home page news post links WordPress developers toolkit to Drupal one. :)
    Great post on Drupal – cheers!

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  33. 33

    Whoa! Perfect timing article! I’m about to start a project to a client and it will use Drupal.. You guys must install a script to read your readers mind… (frantically press Ctrl + U)

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  34. 34

    Stunning article, thanks! Next article is Joomla Developer’s Toolbox… ;)

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  35. 35

    I’m a Drupal developer for 4 years now. Drupal is more than recommended WEB CMS system to use for web communities.

    I’m happy that smashingmagazine published this roundup.

    Thank you Steven Snell.

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    Alleged FOSSLover, cite some source for your claims and identify yourself, or please keep your FUD in certain of your body cavities where it belongs.

    Those of us in the Drupal community gladly disagree and argue about everything, but you have made the first mention of a fork that I’ve heard about since Drupy (Drupal on Python instead of PHP, heh).

    Drupal is fairly unique in open source projects in being far, far larger than any one group or company – Drupal’s founder Dries Buyteart did not co-found the company Acquia until eight years after starting the project – and that isn’t changing.

    Oh, and thanks SmashingMagazine for the nice roundup!

    benjamin,

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    Great roundup, but some important modules are not listed:

    Views – 90% of all sites definitely need this great piece of code.
    Panels – helps you to easily layout your content area.
    Pathauto – or type every url alias by hand

    BTW: Clean URL is a core feature, not a module…

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    Maybe I should give it a try. You don’t always have to use wordpress.

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  39. 39

    very usefull and in very proper time for me – I’m starting my first project on Drupal.
    So great! Thank you very much!!!!

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    FOSSLover said: “There is lot of appreciation of Drupal as much as there is lot of rant about its founder and his company Acquia trying to create a fork of Drupal.”

    Acquia does not fork Drupal. I’d describe their product as the standard unmodified Drupal core with some added modules and themes. Oh and it’s GPL’ed.
    They also keep on working and contributing to Drupal core in the traditional way with the community.

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    Wow, this is quite the resource! I’m just getting into Drupal and while it was really easy to install it’s very feature rich and extendable. Thankfully there is a large community around to help out.

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    Pretty much sums up why I gave up on Drupal. Two of the first three links relate to Drupal 5 even though Drupal 6 was released in February. Finding modules that are compatible with the latest version is a nightmare and up to date documentation is sketchy to say the least!

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    no Joomla!-toolbox, please!

    This monster has enough hype, maybe an article “why Joomla is stupid, standard-messy, a deep deep security hole with a lot of amateur-module-developers, without quality standards and without logic for the users and especially for the developers…” could be helpful (at least for our minds…)

    this article could as well try to find out why Joomla has such hype at all… brain wash? Is it Microsoft???

    I tried to work with Drupal, but the mess of versions made it dfficult and also a certain lack of documentation for beginners..

    the listed tutorials and how-tows might help ;=)

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    Great article. Drupal is fantastic to work with, and heavily customisable. We used it to power one of our projects, a free business listing site called Bizwiki (Link) that anyone can register for and edit. Most of the functionality we needed already existed, either in the core or in plugins, but for the rest of it, it was really easy to build what we needed, and customise everything. Two thumbs up for Drupal, use it!

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  45. 45

    Wonderful! Great! I will point all beginners of Drupal to this page – it’s great!

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    +1 for ATGP’s comment, particularly regarding the excellent views module.

    ATGP said:

    Great roundup, but some important modules are not listed:

    Views – 90% of all sites definitely need this great piece of code.
    Panels – helps you to easily layout your content area.
    Pathauto – or type every url alias by hand

    BTW: Clean URL is a core feature, not a module…

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    First I’d like to thank the for a very good roundup of usefull Drupal resources – definetely a must have.

    Second I’d like to ask for similar article regarding Joomla! and other popular CMS systems (ExpresionEngine, etc.).

    @Connie – I disagree with your opinion. After a year of working with Joomla I’m pretty satisfied with the results, I get what I want pretty quick without problems, the community is big and there plenty of quality modules. I can also say that ALL CMS systems I know ARE NOT beginner firendly (all of them require the user to have some php, mysql, html, css savvyness) and not everybody can deal with them. So theres still place for something new that even my mom will be able to use.

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    Great article…thumbs up for this post!

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  49. 49

    great collection on my favorite cms. thank you sm!

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    Hey Thanks a bunch Smashing! Ive been waiting for some decent Drupal coverage!

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    A gallery not just of Drupal sites, but nice Drupal sites: Drupal Museum

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  52. 52

    love the article

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    Great post for someone looking to get handle on Drupal.

    mike : Beauty of Open Source is that you can always upgrade modules and contribute them back or even better is to become co-maintainer or write new modules for new features and keep them up to date.

    FOSSLover : Carbon is much awaited and I’m sure its release will take Drupal to new heights and Dries has time and again stated that he would see Drupal’s interest first. So you don’t need to worry about it.

    Roshan

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  54. 54

    awesome…

    nice to see Drupal getting some recognition here!

    I’d love to see some Smashing Drupal themes like the WP ones that’ve been released next!

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  55. 55

    WOW! Thanks for the resource. This is outstanding. I’m a Drupal fanatic and had no idea all of this was out there.

    I will now be utilizing much more of this in my future development.

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  56. 56

    Great! Drupal is a excellent CMS… but, the next article must be JOOMLA DEVELOPER`S TOOLBOX, my favorite CMS

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  57. 57

    hey this post is truly a gr8 one!! I m a drupal user. And i jus love using Drupal while building wbsites. Its more than just a CMS!! Thanx a lot for this post!

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    Hey, that’s my theme “A3 Atlantis” in the first screenshot for #4 :)

    The download is available from here: http://drupal.org/project/a3_atlantis

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    Here’s one to add to the toolbox; Pathologic. With Pathologic, all those bajillion images in this post won’t appear as broken when viewed at Drupal Planet (or in feed readers).

    With regards to Übercart, it doesn’t integrate a pre-existing cart solution with Drupal; it is a cart solution, just like Drupal e-commerce. There’s some back and forth on which is better; popular opinion seems to side with Übercart at the moment.

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    I do really prefer drupal to wordpress in fact it is more safe and I have an access to more themes than WP.

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    Thanks! Loved this article!

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    Thanks for the resources.
    I like few of examples though.

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    Smashing Magazine is defintively the best graphics and tools for excellent web sources. And one more time you prove it by this excellent compilation of links about the excellent Drupal Open source framework (yes that makes a lot of excellent). I hope that a lot of designers here will take a look on Drupal as – even it’s a wonderful development tool -, there still remains a lot to do in term of graphics image and usability (global look and feel, back office design, templates design, and so on…)
    If you want to join the redesign bandwagon there is a special group on Drupal.org (this is an non official call – I’m not member of the lead team)
    http://groups.drupal.org/node/14643

    Once again thank you Smashing Magazine to give us such very good overall links !!

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    It would be nice to write some of Joomla! develepor toolbox??

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    Great Resources!
    Just to add to the hype – I’d love to see a Joomla! Developer’s Toolbox!

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  66. 66

    Thank you so much for doing this. I’m just starting out in Drupal, I this is an excellent resource all in itself.

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    Great list of resources. Thank you. :)
    I would also like to see a Joomla! Developer’s Toolbox. :)

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  68. 68

    Nice article! like this article!
    Thank you so much for doing tihs article.

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    Very interesting article. Good introduction for beginners.

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    I’m surprised there’s no mention of any videos or podcasts for developers? It’s mostly all articles.

    What about the Lullabots? They rock! They’ve got a tone of developer related podcasts, articles and videos videos. The Web site GotDrupal is turning out to be helpful too.

    And you can’t forget the listing of videos on drupal.org
    http://drupal.org/node/63155

    The videos on these sites have helped me more than I can remember

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback and especially for those who have mentioned modules and other items that could have been included. I apologize if something was unfairly left out.

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  72. 72

    Great article, lots of good stuff here, thanks.

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  73. 73

    Good stuff. I used to use drupal all the time. But have since gone strictly wordpress.

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    Looking forward to the Joomla Developer’s Toolbox !

    Thanks

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  75. 75

    This is great guys – about time you started getting on the Drupal bandwagon again!

    Jonathan Lambert
    workhabit.com
    Managed Drupal Cloud Hosting

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  76. 76

    great article! very useful indeed
    next: joomla developer’s toolbox :)

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    JeffLongthegreat

    October 8, 2008 9:18 pm

    Amazing!!!
    Is there a way where I could vote you for president?!
    I almost cried even on the first part 1. The basics
    Thank you very much for these.

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    teknodergi for the other locale drupal community sites in turkish.

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  79. 79

    Great resource, I’ve been looking into adding Drupal to my arsenal, I need to find a site to test it out on first.

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  80. 80

    Nice can we have some joomla stuff too?

    RJ

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    Nice collection, thanks.

    For theming, one may also found helpful Drupal Theme Garden – live preview of contributed drupal themes.

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    Thanks for informing me about the various ecommerce shopping carts out there.It has been very helpful to my research and here is what,I came up with over the past few days.

    There are different types of ecommerce shopping cart available in the market for small as well as large businesses. Whatever business you are running, you must pick a top slot ecommerce shopping cart to boost up your online sale transactions.

    The top ecommerce shopping cart for your online shop should be such that it is easily customized with your website. It must incorporate attractive design and shape to your webpages displaying the product range.

    Ecommerce shopping cart provides complete business solution to all your online business websites. The main features of the top shopping carts include complete user control.

    When a web designer or developer starts working on a website, he requires complete control over the whole process. So the whole process has to be user friendly. The software must be such that it is able to manage your site completely. The software must not give unnecessary problems to the user.

    The software must be designed to be compatible to the changes. The designer must be able to include new innovations to his web pages. The layout design must be compatible to the site and the software must provide for these provisions. There should be a provision for products’ image uploads, change in prices, and inclusion of descriptive texts and many other things.

    The most vital element that all top ecommerce shopping cart software should take note of is the security. When an online buyer wants to buy a product, he enters all his financial details in to the website. The softwares should be so designed that they provide complete protection to the buyers. The customer’s personal details should remain a secret at all times.

    No third party should be able to access it.In this age and time of advanced technology, many changes are being incorporated into these ecommerce shopping carts. This helps in attracting more and more buyers to your website. Many sites are coming up with the well designed schemes to sell their shopping cart software.

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  83. 83

    Thank you. I really like the way u guys work on each posts, its absolutely amazing. You guys ROCK! Keep up the good work.

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    Drupal can be overwhelming for newbies and articles like this are really helpful. I’ve linked to it on my blog about Drupal Development. Nice work, thanks.

    There probably should be a link in here to using CCK/Views, it’s needed by pretty much every Drupal project so should maybe even get it’s own section!

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  85. 85

    Man, what an awesome post. It made me realize the power of this platform, great reference to start and keep going and going.
    Thanks to this guide i built this site.

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  86. 86

    I’m new to drupal and after I choose it I was afraid of too many details and from where to start. Drupal.org is not very user friendly, but your article is. I’m very happy that your site once again don’t disappointing me and I’m staying loyal subscriber .
    Sorry for my poor english.

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    This editor Codelobster has a drupal plugin which can help drupal module developers and site builders in drupal. Though it’s not open source bt 30 days trial :( and worth a look up.

    Thanks
    Amzad Hossain
    My blog: Blog

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    Drupal is still not a very good program. But thanks for the tips and resources.

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    Drupal is the best CMS for high traffic, no doubt NASA, Ubuntu, Yahoo, Firefox Harvard etc. use Drupal. Even Crooks and Liars one of the highest trafficked progressive political blogs converts from WordPress to Drupal.

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    Wow, i really see the advantages of Drupal. Thanks for the informative blog!

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    Awesome roundup, thanks!! I’ve been collecting a list of useful drupal resources for a blog post and just ran into this!!

    nice work!

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    great works,thanks a lot

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    very interesting,I have seen it.

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    Belosic - Reno Graphic Design

    March 1, 2009 9:17 pm

    Thank you…everything Drupal in one place. Now I just tneed to ‘dumb it down’ and give a user-level version to my clients…

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    Nice information, very useful thanks for the post and keep up the good work.

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    this post is very useful but i hate from drupal, i can say Drupal is out WordPress is IN .

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    Keep up this great resource.

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    thanks for the info. i’m looking into Drupal for my site at San Diego Wedding Photography

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    Thanks, this is article is usefull..

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    Superb post. I was actually looking for such tutorial. Thanks alot. And keep up the good work.

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    Thanks, this is article is usefull..

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    I’m starting a new band resource site and this article seems to give me some help on helping my customers. Would like to collaborate with you on future articles.

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    Thanks for the valuable info….I find it one of the best CMS till now.

    Jenny

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    Build a Better Website

    June 30, 2009 1:15 pm

    Thanks for the information. Yore post was helpful and inspiring

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    Grate I found everything about Drupal in one place thank you for posting nice article.

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    You have done Drupal and WordPress. What about Movable Type now? It is second only to WordPress as the most used blog-oriented CMS.

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    First time today that I hear about Drupal, so this valuable article will be helpful to teach me how to build a Drupal site if I decide to do so. It seems like a lot of info to absorb but worth digging into it seems.

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    I just found this website a good resource for drupal theme, recently they have launched drupalmags these guys really did nice job, hatts off to them.

    Check this http://www.drupalmaster.com

    Jamie.

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    very nice tips collection! :) tnx

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    For someone new to Drupal such as myself, this is a nice collection of tips and tools all available in one post. Thanks for this.

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    When it comes to (open) source cms web applications. Drupal rocks . We currently choose drupal as main work

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    So do we! Drupal has an easy setup, once you know the right modules for the job.

    I’m eager to learn how to make a Drupal theme, so this post was very useful!

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    Dr Claude Windenberger

    January 24, 2010 9:46 am

    I have been checking out a few Drupal resources (since I am considering Drupal for one of my upcoming sites), but this blog tops the list so far. Thanks for the clear exposition found here.

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    Johnathan Gravelin

    March 29, 2010 7:57 pm

    this is one of the nicest sites I have seen in a while, thanks for not wasting my time with pointless drible that I find on a lot of other sites. Good work.

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    Darwin Betancourt

    April 9, 2010 7:27 am

    Great post!!!

    Maybe can update this post for Drupal 6.x.
    Coming soon Drupal 7.x (This version Drupal have RDFa) for Semantic Web.

    Greetings

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    post!!!

    Maybe can update this post for Drupal 6.x.

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    Thank you for your research, I really appreciate your work. Keep this kind of posts comming. Sincerely, Mike

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    Many Drupal themes are easy to customize. I enjoy this CMS.

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    Check our Drupal Dreamweaver extension for theme creation and also check our articles on Drupal Dreamweaver http://themegenie.net/

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    nice work.. thank you for sharing the report.. my thoughts is very very easy to theme customization in Drupal. because last 4 years am working in Drupal. Drupal is amazing CMS & user friendly..

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    Sergio Cerrutti

    July 28, 2010 3:01 pm

    I have depeloved a very simple tool which generates automatically your Drupal theme’s .info file, just fill few inputs and get the code! It’s in beta version!

    http://drupal-theme.info/

    Enjoy!

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    very informative!!..you brought it all,well-organised & straightforward like always..Thanks.

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    Thank you for your great tutorial, this one is given clear report to all.. from this post i analyzed one main thing, in a single post you did explain everything basics about drupal.. so time is totally save.. so I’m spending 2 min for put a single comment. i this is can one drupal web developer expert..

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    I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I find a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your thoughts are outstanding.

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    Thank you for this resource. I feel that you left out significant things from your SEO section. (I realize that this is quite an old article, still, it’s quite popular.) As a Drupal SEO aficionado, allow me to offer a few suggestions to your audience to help improve Drupal SEO:

    1. Drupal SEO Checklist Module – This module provides a checklist of good Drupal SEO best practices. It provides a checklist that helps you keep track of what needs to be done. First, it will look to see what modules you already have installed. Then, all you have to do is go down the list of unchecked items and do them. When all the items are checked, you’re done!

    2. Drupal 6 Search Engine Optimization – This practical, step-by-step book takes the mystery out of Drupal search engine optimization (SEO) by showing you the tricks of today’s top marketing pros to achieve top ranking in the search engines. This isn’t a book of Drupal SEO theory – it’s a practical guide showing you which modules to install, which settings to use, and dozens of the most closely guarded “tricks of the trade” to get your web site optimized, higher in the search engines, and more profitable.

    3. Drupal SEO DVD – Learn from the foremost expert and become a Drupal SEO guru! In this video, Ben Finklea of Volacci.com explains all the ins and outs of configuring Drupal and its various modules in order to maximize your site’s Search Engine Optimization.

    I hope this helps.

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    Some posts are just mean’t to be commented on, this is one. Thank you for an superb read, so challenging to discover these days.

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    A loyal fan is born. well that is what i really feel after reading your post.

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