drupal modules

A module in drupal is a folder of files containing some functionality and is written in PHP. The folder name is the name of the module. There are 3 kinds of modules, they are core modules, community modules and custom modules.

Core modules come with the drupal installation and lives in drupalRootDir/modules/. They provide the core functionalities and they are not supposed to be modified unless it’s an official update from Drupal.

Community modules live in drupalRootDir/sites/all/modules/. They are written by the Drupal community and shared under the same GNU Public License (GPL) as Drupal.

Custom modules also live in drupalRootDir/sites/all/modules/. They are written by the site developers, highly customized functionalities for the particular site.

Installing a drupal community module.
1. Download the module from drupal.org, usually in zip or tar format.
2. Unpack the files from the zip for tar file into drupalRootDir/sites/all/modules/.
3. Go to the drupal admin dashboard and select modules from the top menu bar.
4. Find the module you downloaded, check the enable checkbox and save the configuration.
5. Done!

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