If we don’t have good tools to administer drupal 7, It’ll become pretty difficult to administer drupal 7 website. These are the tools which are use-full and help-full in the workflow of administering. For Making Drupal 7 Administration Easier, Drupal has some good modules and themes, that will make drupal 7 administration easier.
Making Drupal 7 Administration Easier is an article in the series of Step by step guide to learn drupal7.
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Here i’ll show you two types of tools
- Modules — These modules will make drupal 7 administration easy.
- Themes — These themes will make drupal 7 look simple and elegant.
Drupal 7 Administration Modules
Dealing with Drupal’s admin can be a real pain. This is why I use modules to handle the sticky parts. Without these modules managing Drupal would be unbearable.
Administration Menu – This is the first module I enable in Drupal. Without it navigating pages would be close to impossible. In fact before it came along the fastest way to get around was by typing URL’s. I’m not joking.
Module Filter – This is the next module I install. This module helps you manage modules. You will need it. The number of modules you will use piles high quickly.
Drupal 7 Administration Themes
I also love to keep the administration theme light and clean. These administration themes provide good user experience, this is small list you can find more themes.
Rootcandy is a theme which was created solely for an administration part of drupal. However, I have seen people using it for front-end too.
RootCandy is a 3 column fluid or fixed layouts theme focused on administration section.
- Supports node/add /edit pages
- Re-colorable, Icons, Sliding region
- Top navigation by role
- Simple dashboard
- Rootcandy dark sub-theme
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