Drupal Modules Q & A

  • May 13, 2012
  • Q&A

Susan asks…

Do ProDrupal developers use the modules on Drupal.org or do they create their own?

I am creating a drupal website, and I am totally new, I usually use joomla but I heard Drupal was so much more efficient with the SEO and less bugs and more module options. I’m not a programmer so I anticipate that I will eventually need help with my site, will prodrupal programmers have a problem debugging my site and want to implement modules that they created as opposed to what I found online?

Summer answers:

Any good PHP programmer should be able to do what they need to do. Drupal, and nearly all other open source CMS systems are just very well coded php. Will “drupal programmers” have a problem debugging? All depends on what they know and how they go about “debugging”. Even Drupal has to issue updates to “correct” issues.

Be careful what you “find online” there are those who “think they know” and write bad code because they don’t think through security issues and the entire process. There are those who do know and still make mistakes. There are also those who write codes so they have back doors to your system. I am not trying to make you paranoid but you do need to be educated to the issues of ANY php code. Done correctly active coding makes a great website, done wrong, you have just added to the webs cloud of crackers / spammers etc.!

Mark asks…

What drupal modules exist for social networking?

Summer answers:

Blog + domain + profile, etc

David asks…

Do you know Drupal a CMS in php and any modules?

I prepare i site with this cms and i don’t know very well modules that can i use for example: file library, dictionary, foto album, forum, blog, guestbook, link and other.

Summer answers:

Try the Drupal modules directory:


Linda asks…

Need some Drupal 5.x Modules list for my requirement?


I am just planned to launch a website in Drupal 5.x version. It is mainly focused on Projects, My idea is like every user able post the project. each project has particular tasks as well. For each Project posting, completion and completion of each task should earn some points. and for bad performance should remove the points. Please some one suggest me what are the modules you want me to install and customize. please give me a list

Thanks Web Master for your replay. The reason why i selected Drupal 5 is i have done so much work in that which is available in drupal 5 not in Drupal 6. please suggest me in drupal5.

Thanks again

Summer answers:

Well the idea is good, but why you are going for Drupal 5x, it will be better to go for Drupal 6x, because you can have better range of modules and functions.

You need to create customized controls for the thing you want to achieve.
If you really want to go for drupal website then first view “Lullabot drupal videos”

These videos helped me to create my website.

Do not go for drupal 7x because it is still under testing and all the modules are not available for this version.

Ruth asks…

Can we design a Q&A web site by simply using forum modules?

I was wondering whether we can design a web site like askville, wikianswers or yahooanswers by using drupal forum module… The logic seems almost the same but not sure about the “quest gold” side?
If yes, how can we do it?

Summer answers:

As you may know a domain name is just a name, not a real website. If you are going to create your forum website: 1- Buy a domain name. To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. 2- Buy a web hosting service to provide your online space and enable you to get your website online at your purchased domain name.

If you’re going to create a forum site at your own domain without any forced ads, you need a web host providing forum tools (phpbb or vbulletin).

Hope this helps.

Maria asks…

Suggest a Drupal profile or module to do the following job?

The problem is to find a drupal profile or module that do this

users and administrator can upload file (any type of file) and there is a specific page where users can see uploads

Summer answers:

Sounds like fun but then 5 minutes later locked up in prison for being disgusting!!! People have worked that one out 24 worlds ago unfortunately for someone like me who wants to make alot of money fast! What you wanna do? Playboy is about where it stood still in the 90s! And other magazines kept going with filthy porn pictures! Its just not kicking right is it! I tell you something yeah! If im a deathstar on legal paper from vietnam yeah! Listen to me! I could be like that quite easily! But i also know how the public attack me for the simplest thing! Straight in nick! End of it! No way man! I wouldnt do it for that! Id do it to climb high into entertainment and money and name status! People have come aware to much and this will never happen!

Donna asks…

How to make a Dating website using Drupal?

Which modules and step by step guideline to make a dating website on drupal CMS?

I Installed drupal and applied some modules. But I need to know which modules work for me and how to finalize my site

Summer answers:

My personal experience with Drupal (which I happen to like this particular platform) is to use the core features.

Using CCK http://drupal.org/project/cck
and views http://drupal.org/project/views
CCK/Views guide http://www.davidnewkerk.com/book/18

Get familiar with these two modules, to really change the look and functionality of Drupal.

And this site is an excellent example of what can be achieved using Drupal and has a section which includes articles plus questions/answers on how to use Drupal.


Hope this helps you further.

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