Modules plays an important role in the Drupal eco system. It adds the much needed functionality and build out features lacking in core.
Here is a list of modules that will aid you in building out a website with all the features required to operate a fully functional website to it's fullest.
- Admin_toolbar - Like the hugely successful admin menu for Drupal 7
- Toolbar Anti-flicker - Gets rid of the annoying flickering you get with Admin Toolbar when navigating the site. Pair this up and it's a delight to use.
- Coffee - Wonderful module that helps you to navigate through the Drupal admin faster. It pops up as a search with autocomplete function. Drupal core team liked it so much, it might find its way into core for D8.2?
- Backup_migrate - Another popular module that finds it's way to Drupal 8 and for good reasons. Back up and restore your Drupal MySQL database, code, and files or migrate a site between environments.
- Codesnippet - Allow code snippets to be embedded in content as examples.
- Honeypot - methods of deterring spam bots from completing forms on your Drupal site without the annoying CAPTCHA.
- Ckeditor_media_embed - Adds support for CKEditor plugins Media Embed, Semantic Media Embed, and Auto Embed to Drupal core's CKEditor.
- Rules - Allows site administrators to define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events.
- Metatag - Automatically provide structured metadata.
- Pathauto - automatically generates URL/path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, taxonomy terms, users).
- Token - Define your own replacement pattern for values.
- Xmlsitemap - Generate XML sitemap for search engines.
- Vcl - Visual Content Layout builder with lots of potential. WordPress users will feel at home with this module. Based on Bootstrap framework.
- AMP - convert Drupal pages into pages that comply with the AMP standard (developed by Google).
- Redirect - Create page redirects.
- Readme - Allows site builders and administrator to view a module's README file. Adds link to a module's README file from Drupal's Extend page (/admin/modules).
[This list will be continually updated]