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Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Geller

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9. Extending Drupal with Modules

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Using Modules

Modules: The Drupal 7 Challenge

Resources for Evaluating Modules

Modules are truly at the heart of Drupal. Besides those that come with its core package, a wealth of additional ones is free for the taking on drupal.org.

But choosing the right modules for your site is a daunting task. The list at drupal.org/project/modules is enormous, running into thousands of projects. How do you know which are right for you? How can you judge whether developers will still maintain a module in the years to come?

You have an advantage: The drupal.org site hosts virtually all open-source Drupal modules in existence, providing a single source to evaluate and compare modules. But like many oracles, ...

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