Plugin is a component used to enhance the functionality of a website or any other application. It is basically used for customization perspective. Every software has its own plugin like Java Plugin, WordPress Plugin, Drupal Plugin and so on. In this blog, the main emphasis has been laid on the Drupal Plugin Development and the various steps involved in it. Drupal, as you must be aware of, is a content management system with several amazing features that makes it a highly preferable option for web development. Open source, flexible, secure, reliable, cross-platform, extensions are a few one among them.
Creating a Drupal Custom Module
The steps involved in this process have been listed below:
- Creation of a file with .info extension: Naming of the module is a primary step in this regard. In the module folder (whatever be the location), a file must be created named as myblockmodule.info.
The above step gets divided into: Name, Description, Core and Package. The last one (Package) is optional, but its main purpose is to categorize the module.
- Create a file with .module extension: After .info file, the second most important one is .module file. Whenever a Drupal page is loaded, this file starts its functionality. Defining of those functions that are used for Hooks implementation, is possible with the help of this file.
Benefits of Drupal Plugin Development
Some of the major benefits with Drupal Plugin Development have been listed below:
- Increase in functionality of the website
- Easy configuration
- Quick deployment
- Improved performance
- Ease of change
- Custom design & layout
Drupal Plugin Development has become an important step to upgrade the function & features of any site based on this CMS (Drupal). A highly customized website with the utmost features consist of multilingual support, views and new configuration management.