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Recommendations (for and against) are my personal opinion only and may be out of date.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? I will be adding this, but as of August 2021, this site you are reading is the only Drupal site of mine I've been able to upgrade to D9, so although you can check D9 compatibility status of all modules (use upgrade_status, it's superb) I can't speak from personal experience about any of them.

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Raven (raven) 2018-11-25

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"Essential"

This module logs events and sends them to Sentry.  Sentry is an open source application you can self-install, but also a free/paid SaaS version.

For a content management framework as complex as Drupal it's worth logging errors.

Tips:

  • In Raven config, recommend not logging debug and info messages, but do select Enable fatal error handler and Enable stacktraces.
  • You can enable the javascript error handler as well, but personally I only use PHP.


Drupal benefits:

  • logs the Drupal uid
  • logs referrer URLs
  • you can tag versions (e.g. commits) as well as different environments
  • you get a full breakdown of AJAX requests