Drupal Modules

Written by Sanjib Ahmad

There are plenty of Drupal Modules that you can install for your site as add-ons. What we liked best about Drupal modules is that it already comes pre-shipped with several modules. So a standard distribution contains several useful modules that you can simple point, click and enable.

Some examples of such pre-shipped modules are: archive that displays a calendar to navigate old content, book which allows users to collaboratively author a book, forums for threaded discussions about general topics, paths that enable renaming URLs for search engines, polls to capture votes on different topics inrepparttar form of multiple choice questions, and much more.

You can also download many user contributed modules fromrepparttar 142822 Drupal site that are not pre-shipped inrepparttar 142823 standard distribution. You can seerepparttar 142824 full list of modules at: http://drupal.org/project/Modules. Here are some modules that we found interesting:

* API: This is an implementation of a subset ofrepparttar 142825 Doxygen documentation generator specification, tuned to produce output that best benefitsrepparttar 142826 Drupal code base. This module was designed to producerepparttar 142827 Drupal developer documentation available at drupaldocs.org. http://drupal.org/node/6018

* Banner: The banner.module allows you to display ads on your Drupal website. It randomly displaysrepparttar 142828 banners, and automatically tracks how many times each is displayed and clicked. Users of your website can be given ownership of banners, and be allowed to modify certain settings and view statistics. Supports numerous graphic formats, flash animations, and text. http://drupal.org/project/banner

* Chatbox: This is a simple chatbox module. It allows your site's visitors to chat in an HTML interface. http://drupal.org/project/chatbox

* Database Administration: The dba module provides Drupal administrators with direct access to their Drupal database tables from withinrepparttar 142829 standard Drupal user interface. It is possible to execute scripts to create and alter tables, to backup one or more tables, to view/edit/delete data within tables, and to emtpy or drop tables. If using MySQL, it is also possible to check and repair tables. http://drupal.org/project/dba

* E-Commerce: A collection of modules used to sell goods and/or services. Some features include:

o Subscriptions and recurring payments o Sell file downloads, shippable items, and even collections of various products as a single item o Inventory management enabled on a per-product basis o Payment and shipping components are 'pluggable'. The system can use Paypal, authorize.net or you can roll your own. o Invoice generation and shipping notifications for tangible products o Shopping cart and product 'look and feel' are themeable o Transaction reports and sales summaries o Transaction and payment workflow o Customers can review their order history. o Dynamically adjust item prices for a given group of users o Run an auction site withrepparttar 142830 contributed auction module.


* Event: This is a simple module to keep track of events and show them to users. http://drupal.org/project/event

* FCKeditor for Drupal: This module allows Drupal to replace textarea fields with FCKeditor. This HTML text editor brings torepparttar 142831 web many ofrepparttar 142832 powerful functionalities of known desktop editors like Word. It's really lightweight and doesn't require any kind of installation onrepparttar 142833 client computer. NOTE: FCKeditor for Drupal relies on an external library called fckeditor. For further information please refer to: http://www.fckeditor.net http://drupal.org/node/16118

Wordpress Plugins

Written by Sanjib Ahmad

Maybe you always wanted a feature that hasn't been available inrepparttar latest release of Wordpress. What you can do is either install a 3rd party plugin or write your own custom code to extendrepparttar 142821 features of Wordpress.

Wordpress plugins are programming code that enhancerepparttar 142822 features of a standard installation of Wordpress. A well written plugin will be basically "drag and drop" without modifyingrepparttar 142823 core code of Wordpress. As Wordpress has been designed in a modular way, plugins allow you to customize your site to your specific needs without modifyingrepparttar 142824 core of Wordpress.Ever since Wordress version 1.2 plugins have been available. Wordpress plugins can be categorized according torepparttar 142825 feature it provides. Here a list of various features that you can implement for your web site through Wordpress plugins.

* Administration: Install Wordpress plugins to customize features like Admin Tools, Anti-spam, Comments, Meta, Restriction, Statistics, Syntax Highlighting, Syndication, Tweaking, etc. * Design, Layout and Styles: Changerepparttar 142826 look and feel of your blog by implementing plugins that modify Archive, Calendar - Event, Navigation, Randomness, Styles. * Graphics, Video, and Sound: Add plugins that create Audio - Mood and Images for your blog. * Posts: Implement plugins for Editing Posts, Formatting Posts, and other Miscellaneous Post related issues. * Links: Setup Wordpress plugins that changerepparttar 142827 default behavior of linking. * Miscellaneous: You can install miscellaneous plugins that shows weather information or other outside information from external websites. Installing a plugin for Wordpress is not difficult. Here arerepparttar 142828 list of steps that you need to take to install most plugins. Some plugins may require additional steps.

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