Contributed Module Ideas

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When a developer has an idea for a module, they are often not the only one with that idea.

By announcing module ideas here, this group aims to:

  • Reduce module duplication. We can prevent two independent developers from writing separate, duplicate modules.
  • Increase developer collaboration. We can get interested developers working together at an early stage of development.
  • Improve module quality. Others can shape and improve the ideas, leading to a better module from the beginning (or, at the least, a better road map for future development.)

Before submitting a new module idea, please do a little research and search for an existing module with the same functionality.

Diogenes's picture

Members Page module

Update! - ready for review and testing by the community


Drupal sites are subject to web-bot registrations that target Drupal's /user/register url. The Members Page module was crafted to fight this nuisance by creating a configurable Members page and a special user register page that allows real users to register immediately without admin approval and regardless of any site settings.

Available for Drupal 6.x, 7.x and 8.x

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D2ev's picture

Idea: Simple Node Archive

I have requirement of archive block present in which is collapsible and chronological archive block.
I have used these module but didn't get solution.
* views ( )
* Archive (
* WP Blog - a WordPress-style blogging (

i have written a custom module Simple Node archive with following setting
* Blocks for specific node type.
* Block for all node types.
* Block for collection of node types you specified.

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egil's picture

Prettify module for syntax highlighting of code

Hi all,

I created a module (my first) that enables syntax highlighting of source code snippets in nodes. The module uses the google-code-prettify JavaScript library to do the highlighting (

It works in a none-obtrusive through an input filter, that looks for all pre or code tags and modifies then as needed to enable the highlighting. That has the benefit of making it easy to replace or remove later, as the original node text is not modified.

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patrickd's picture

Idea: LocalGeocoding API

It does what a geocoder has to do: Translate address information to lats and longs.

But it will do that on your own box, in your database: no request restrictions.. no dependency on a foreeign service.. location autocompletition.. ?

For shure we can't store the worlds address data like google does but we can do it local:
Using the possiblity to select and export map data from OSM ( and import it into our local database using it for geocoding matters.

It has assets and drawbacks; but also essential advantages for some special cases.

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peterx's picture


A generic cache module for things that do not fit in the database.

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patrickd's picture

Croninfinite | croning cron without cron

Croninfinite allows you to run cron just like a cron job - but completely without a cron job, a site visitor or a manual cron run. It's really a kind of PHP implementation of the unix cron utility what is recommended for most sites.

The module already has a sandbox page where you can get more information:

// It's finished and waiting for reviews in the project application queue: (

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Anonymous's picture

Unified content add box

I'm building a site based on Commons (D6) and I want to make it as simple as possible for people to use. I've been looking at which is based on Diaspora ( and really like their interface. They have one box where you can share content from, for example a status update:

...or an event:

I've been searching the module list but not found anything similar.

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mac2000's picture

upload_insert: Inserts attached files into body

This module adds insert buttons to attached files list (upload module), that inserts it into body in selected format. So there is no need in monsters like IMCE, Wysiwyg-imagefield etc., work out of box, supports wysiwyg, imagecache etc. Also when node deleted its files also deleted (via upload module).

Only local images are allowed.

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jim0203's picture


When a Drupal site is being developed its often the case that modules are installed that don't provide any actual functionality once the site goes live. Is it technically possible to write a module for Drupal 6 and/or Drupal 7 that lists these stray modules? Is such a module desirable?

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Drave Robber's picture

Comment whitelist – should it be released?

Hello world,

I have written a small module for maintaining a whitelist of anonymous users who are allowed to skip comment approval queue based on name/email combination, with possibility of automatic add/delete on admin publishing/deleting comments.

I have some doubts regarding whether this should ever be released. Essentially, they boil down to guessing if:

a) nobody really needs this;

b) on the contrary, it is going to be declared 'duplicate';

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maciej.zgadzaj's picture

Pure evil: Alter module

Have just committed a truly evil module: Alter, available for now in my sandbox:

To quote short version of its description: Alter module allows site administrators to use most popular Drupal hooks (currently supported are: hook_menu_alter(), hook_form_alter() and hook_nodeapi()) directly from administration area without necessity to make any changes to physical files stored on server. It also facilitates injecting additional Javascript code and CSS styles.

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maciej.zgadzaj's picture

Domain Menu Access

I needed something to be able to hide selected menu items on specific domains on site(s) using Domain Access module ( The idea was to have one global menu definition, and then be able to manipulate single menu items based on current domain.

As I have not found any module doing this, I have written my own simple implementation.

On admin menu item edit page it displays all domains and allows to mark a menu item to be displayed or be hidden on a specific domain(s). And then, surprise surprise, it hides items which should not be displayed.

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HansR75's picture

Forming a team

Hi All,

I'm looking for a few people... 2, maybe 3... To put together a website with Drupal and needed modules to get a groupbuy kinda site going. My idea differs a bit from the original groupbuy approach so for obvious reasons I'm not going to post full details here.

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tmuras's picture

Star widget for integer field

I was looking recently for a widget that could display rating results, say as stars. I don't need any voting/rating functionality - just a widget to display number stars, based on what editor has put for a given content. The rating could be stored as simple integer field, which has lead me to an idea of creating new display widget for integer field.

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chx's picture

Show English for t() in a popup

This came up on so idea credit is to -- the hack described here is my idea. It'd be great if you could see the original of a translated text esp for error messages in a small JS tooltip.

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xamanu's picture

Summary: Omniauth - OpenID Single Sign-On for Drupal


I'm just trying to get all information, spread out in different nodes and comments, together into one single post:

We implemented a OpenID single sign on solution for some of our clients (we call it Omniauth). It's based on Development Seeds great work on an OpenID Single Sign on solution for Drupal. Besides general improvement, instead of using feeds, foaf and PubSubHubbub to synchronize user information we used OpenID's own update_url ( and store_request ( to share user information between sites.

Omniauth includes the modules that are necessary, exported configuration into Features and installation profiles for both provider and relying parties.

I made a screencast to allow you to understand easier how to set up Omniauth and it's provided functionality at this moment:

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gmclelland's picture

Delete Referenced

I just wanted to throw this idea out there to see if anyone else is interested in a module like this. I could see this as a very common need for Drupal users. When modeling Drupal sites most people use node references to model hierarchies between content types. Node references allow you to link the content types together, but doesn't do anything when it comes to deleting the referenced nodes. If the parent node is deleted then all the child nodes are just sitting in the database taking up space.

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maciej.zgadzaj's picture

CSV theme module

I just put together a small module for formatting table arrays as CSV file content. Generally, I needed a feature for outputting the same data either as table (using built-it theme_table() function) or as CSV.

The result is new theme_csv() function, used in exactly the same way and with the same params as theme_table(), plus two additional optional params for user-defined delimiter and enclosure:

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marvil07's picture

Plain text for fields

While I was trying to beat one the oldest opened issue on xapian module IIRC: Index uploaded files, I end up figuring out that it could be useful to have a way generate a plain text representation of any field.

So, I have started a sandbox that have enough code to get a plain text version of file fields: Plain.

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mikeytown2's picture

Views PHP Distinct

Been doing some slow query debugging and GROUP BY/DISTINCT has turned one of my views from taking 0.0049 seconds to 1.7768 seconds. This view also has LIMIT 0, 1 slapped at the end of it, so MySQL could be smarter about this. But in the mean time I could use PHP to do the Group By/Distinct logic. Has someone done this before?

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