Useful Drupal modules

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Recommendations (for and against) are my personal opinion only and may be out of date. Feel free to email with corrections/suggestions.

Why haven't you mentioned Drupal 9? As of December 2021 I've updated most of the sites I look after to Drupal 9 (experience: mixed). I haven't decided how to label future version compatibility as D10 will be coming soon as well. The upgrade_status module is superb. You're bound to have issues with composer. Also watch out for a nasty session headers bug with redirect_after_login.

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Honeypot (honeypot) 2020-03-02

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"Essential"

Adds spam prevention to forms (you can select which, including user registration and contact).

Recommended settings:

- turn logging on (look for entries of type = honeypot in /admin/reports/dblog
- if using time limit - i.e the minimum amount of time form is expected to be on screen before module things it's a real person, not a bot, suggest 5 seconds rather than 10 (too agressive when using browser autocomplete for, for example, email address on password reminder form)