Drupal Articles

Essential Modules for Drupal 8 & 9

Drupal Version
8
9

Several years ago we published a very popular list of essential modules for Drupal 7. Now that Drupal 8 is well established and Drupal 9 is quickly replacing it we thought now is a great time to make a new list of great modules for your Drupal 8 or 9 websites. Some of these are well known but hopefully, you will find some new ones to add value to your website.


How to convert an existing file/image field to a Media type field

Drupal Version
8

If you have a site that has content populated using a file/image type field and want to convert it to use a Media field type you would need to create a new media type field and re-populate all of the image content. This is not practical for a website with lots of content so we came up with a method to use an update script to automatically populate the new media field from the old file/image field type.


Displaying a Field before the Node's Title in Drupal 7

Drupal Version
7

Drupal allows you to easily change the order of your displayed fields using the Manage Display option for your content types but it does not allow you to change the order of the title field (because this field is rendered directly from the node template). But there may be times that you want to display your custom field(s) before the title field. For example, if you have an image field that you want to float to the left of your title and remaining node content.