Top 5 Drupal modules for workflow efficiency

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Every Drupal developer has his/her favorite modules and includes them in every project. At Molly Duggan, we depend on our favorite modules that enable our clients to work more efficiently, develop workflows, and stop them from staging content on a Test site. Just think of all the valuable data that’s lost when Live is overwritten with the Test database. Ugh! Here are some of our favs:

  1. Adminimal Theme: Adminimal theme brings a minimalist design aesthetic and user interface improvements to Drupal Administration. It's based on the original "Seven" administration theme so everything is where you expect it to be. There’s no learning curve! Just enable it and enjoy minimalist design with usability improvements. And best of all, Adminimal Theme is 100% free and Open Source. Don’t forget to add the Adminimal Menu submodule.
  2. Content Access: Ever want to wall off content quickly from public view? This module allows you to manage permissions for content types by role and author. It allows you to specify custom views, edit and delete permissions for each content type. Optionally you can enable per content access settings.
  3. Workbench: This by far is the only solution available to help manage content workflow and staging in the Drupal module marketplace. Workbench provides overall improvements for managing content that Drupal does not provide out of the box. Workbench gives us three important solutions:
    • A simplified user interface for users who are only authoring content while decreasing training and support time.
    • Control access to edit any content based on an organization's structure (i.e., HR, Marketing, etc.).
    • A customizable editorial workflow that integrates with the access control features or works independently on its own.
  4. Node Clone: The Clone module allows users to make a copy of an existing content page (a node) and then edit the copy. The authorship is set to the current user, the menu and URL aliases are reset, and the words "Clone of" are inserted into the title to remind you that you are not editing the original content.
  5. Omega Development Theme: It’s SASSy, it uses Panels (or not), it’s responsive, and it integrates with Drush smoothly. In fact, creating a sub-theme with Drush is the fastest way to create a sub-theme. Give it a try on your next project.

Getting the right work done with the right Drupal Modules is imperative to launch success. Let us know if we can help jump-start or support your project today.