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Assessing Module Health for Drupal 7

Last updated March 10, 2023
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This tutorial covers a topic in Drupal 7 which may or may not be the version you're using. We're keeping this tutorial online as a courtesy to users of Drupal 7, but we consider it archived.

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An open source project’s strength comes from the power of its base of contributors, and a Drupal project is no different. Although every line of code added or changed in Drupal core goes through rigorous peer review, contributed modules are more of a Wild West where anyone who jumps through a few basic hoops can add modules for everyone to download. Whether or not a module is well maintained, its overall code quality, and how well used it is in the overall community are all important factors for you to consider when selecting modules. This tutorial will talk about determining these factors by closely inspecting the tools provides, starting with the central feature of all Drupal modules: the project page.