This module provides a massive improvement over Drupal's otherwise clucky administrative interface. It displays a theme-independent administration menu at the top of every page with easy to navigate links to every administrative function for which a user has access. It's a helper for novice users coming from other CMS, a time-saver for site administrators, and useful for developers and site builders.
Back up and restore your Drupal MySQL database, code, and files or migrate a site between environments. Backup and Migrate supports gzip, bzip and zip compression as well as automatic scheduled backups.
You can dump some or all of your database tables to a file download, or save to a file on the server. You can quickly restore from an uploaded or previously saved database dump.
You can choose which tables and what data to backup/ Cache data is excluded by default.
This package contains a flexible date/time field and a Date API that other modules can use. Both the Date and Calendar modules have many issues, but they are essential to any Drupal site that uses with date information.
The Pathauto module automatically generates URL/path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, taxonomy terms, users) without requiring the user to manually specify the alias.
This allows you to have URL aliases like /category/my-node-title instead of /node/123. The aliases are based upon a "pattern" system that uses customizable tokens.
Probably the most popular and essential of all contributed module. Views will be integrated into Drupal 8 core.
You can fetch content from the site database and present it to visitors as lists, posts, galleries, tables, maps, graphs, menu items, blocks, reports, forum posts, etc. Different content types including nodes, users, and other bundles can be displayed.
Views UI, a submodule within Views, provides a graphical interface to a powerful SQL query builder that can access virtually any information in your database and display it in any format. Different displays can present the query results as pages with fixed URLs on your site (or URLs accepting arguments), blocks, feeds, or panel panes.
You can also use Views to present related content or implement contextual filters. For example, you can display a list of users along with links to the content they have created and/or you can display customized content to a user according to their user ID.
Webform is a powerful WYSIWYG survey and form building tool. Email receipts can be automatically sent to form submitters and email notifications can be automatically sent to administrators. Webform has and extensive API for expanding its features. By combining Webform with custom modules, powerful interactive systems can be qjuickly built. Results can be exported into Excel or other spreadsheet applications. Webform provides basic statistical reports.