Module Spotlight: Drupal Modules Worth Checking Out

Views Galleriffic

This is a views integration for the Galleriffic JQuery plugin: http://www.twospy.com/galleriffic/ It allows you to make Views with image fields to create a galleries. These galleries can be attached to nodes themselves or act as stand-alone galleries. Because it uses Views this module is extremely flexible.

RealName

The Real Name module is self explanatory this module allows the site administrator to choose fields from the user profile that will be used to add a "real name" element to a user object.  This module comes with the option to set all authored nodes and comments to show under the given name.

Media

Moving forward this may be, arguably, one of the more interesting and exciting modules under development. If you have used Drupal for any period of time especially the older version you may have ran into several roadblocks in how media files from third party sites are displayed. The media module is to provide a framework for managing files and multimedia assets and it is commonly referred to as a 'file browser to the internet'. The media module is also making efforts to have certain features such as file entity available in core for the upcoming Drupal 8 release.

Apps

One of the newer modules on the scene the apps module provides a new option for packaging and providing features. Similar to the features module the Apps module can be used as in installation profile to speed the site building process. The Apps project page highlights apps as:

The next generation of extensibility and interoperability for Drupal. They provide a much better user experience of extending your Drupal site by providing facilities to download modules and all of their dependencies in one easy step.

Views Infinite Scroll

Views Infinite Scroll provides a pluggable pager that enables views infinite scrolling ( autopaging, depaging, endless pages ...you name it) by using jquery.autopager plugin

Plupload integration

Provides integration between for the Plupload widget to upload multiple files and Drupal. Plupload is a GPL licensed multiple file uploading tool that can present widgets in Flash, Gears, HTML 5, Silverlight, BrowserPlus, and HTML4 depending on the capabilities of the client computer.

Entity reference

Provides a field type that can reference arbitrary entities. This is useful especially if you would like to reference fields and entities from two different content types.

Invite

This module provides an Invite a friend feature to allow your users to send and track invitations to join your site.

Pathologic

Pathologic is an input filter which can correct paths in links and images in your Drupal content in situations which would otherwise cause them to “break;” for example, if the URL of the site changes, or the content was moved to a different server. Pathologic can also solve the problem of missing images and broken links in your site’s RSS feeds