Modules - Finding Modules

Finding modules in Drupal can be a challenge.  Here are some tips to find the perfect module for your site.

The best way to find a good module for your site is to see what other developers are using and the best way to find what other modules developers are using is to check the usage list.

The usage list for Drupal modules is (A new window will open with this link).

This page lists all the modules that are actively being downloaded and used.

Module - Releases

Modules come in various releases.  Knowing the correct release is important.

Modules come in various flavors or versions.

Modules, especially popular ones, come in various releases.  Knowing the correct version is crucial.

Module - Install

To expand your Drupal site's functionality, you can activate additional modules, but first, you have to install them.

Assuming that you found a module that you love by searching and you have download it.  Now you have to install it.  When we say install, we mean activate.  When we say activate, we mean allowing custom coding to be user in your Drupal website.


Aggregator allows your site to consume feeds from other sites and display that information on your site.  This functionality is part of Drupal core.

Now the time for the disclaimer.  We, here at learnthebluedrop, have never used it. We have never seen anyone use it.

Module - Uninstall

Drupal makes uninstalling a module easy!

The first like all Drupal steps is to back up your database.  Always back up your database.

With the database backed up navigate to the modules page admin > modules and scroll to the module that you would like to have removed.  Click the check box in front of that module, thus removing the check box.