Module management in Drupal

Overview on how to manage the modules on your Drupal website

This tutorial will review the Module Manager in Drupal and what it offers. With Drupal, it is easy to manage and use modules on your website. There is a great list of available modules that offer different functionality so it is a must to know how to use the Module Manager.


Step 1 Access Module manager

To access the Module Manager, you need to log into your website as administrator and then navigate to the Modules tab from the main menu.


Access modules menu in Drupal


Step 2 Enable modules

To enable a specific module on your website, you will have to locate it first. In our case, we will enable the Contact module. Check the enabled box next to the module.


Enable a module in Drupal


Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Save configuration button.


Step 3 Disable modules

The process for disabling of a certain module is the same. However, this time, you need to uncheck the Enabled box next to your module and then click on the Save configuration button to keep the changes.


Disable a module in Drupal


Step 4 Configure modules

Once a module is enabled on your website, you will be able to configure and use it as per your exact needs. Of course, you should make sure that it even provides the functionality that you are looking for. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will use the Contact module. You need to make sure that the module is enabled. Then click on the Configuration button next to the module.


Configure a module in Drupal


Edit the available options for the module.


Configuration options for a module in Drupal