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[module] OOE = Object Oriented Examples = One Of Each

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The OOE module is the primary tutorial module for this demo site.

[module] Draggable Views

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Very handy little module (except for lack of integration with Views Bulk Operations (VBO), a very popular request, see external links below).

[module] Features Extra

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A very handy extension to Features, and becoming more robust. I've already found it useful on a few client's sites. I particularly like the ability to export Blocks.

[module] Internationalization (a.k.a. i18n)

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[module] Display Suite

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Only the Drupal7 7.x-2.x branch is assessed here.

The gist of the Display Suite (DS) is that you can change the layout (across all instances) of a chosen node content type or other entity type (like user, comment, taxonomy term, vocabulary) without having to use PHP theme template overrides.

For a demo please visit: Display Suite demo

There is some overlap with Panels, but in typical basic usage the major differences are that:

[module] Advanced Book Blocks [Drupal6 + D7sandbox]

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Nice module, has proved very useful on some client's Drupal6 sites. There are times when you need to be able to separate your books into different groups according to topic or purpose (without having to resort to contrived menus repeating the book structure "by hand"), and this module solves the problem well.

[module] JQuery menu

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A good choice for better menu interaction, but be careful on very large sites because it loads the entire menu structure on every page load.

[module] Active menus

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I used to use this a bit with Drupal6, however for version Activemenu 7.x-2.x-dev (2013-Sep-30) against Drupal7 I get an error:

[module] DHTML Menu

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As far as I can tell, DHTML still loads behind the scenes each entire menu it is applied to, so it does not seem to have any performance advantage over JQuery menu (which has the advantage that it combines with Advanced Book Blocks, and it is far more configurable per menu, making JQuery Menu my current winner and is used throughout this site). By comparison, Active menus performs AJAX interrogation of the children of a parent menu item on opening, which in principle makes it more efficient when very large menus are involved.

[module] Menu block

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Another "no brainer". Install it and enable it on every site.

[module] Views

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Quite simply, the most important contributed module in Drupal6/7 !

The Views module moves into core for Drupal8.

[module] Current posts - module code for tutorial

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The well-known tutorial Creating modules - a tutorial: Drupal 7.x is fine for a very first introduction, but I don't recommend that you code that way when you are working with the OOE system because the code does not respect the Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY Principle), it is far too Write Everything Twice (WET) (because "we enjoy typing").

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