November 1, 2016

The presented below is the list of modules which can help you in building a small community around your Drupal website. Let’s see the ways you can communicate with your users.

Comment Notify

As it has already occurred to you, this module allows sending notifications about new comments. Nothing special, you may say, but that module also sends notifications to users that didn't register: that means you have those users back. In particular, users can subscribe to specific post’s follow-ups or get replies on their comments.

Drupal 8 version: under development.

Drupal Chat

That module allows you to add a chat to your Drupal site, so users can talk to each other privately or in public chatrooms. What’s more, you can use this module for an online support. Receive users’ feedback immediately!

Drupal 8 version: under development.

Invite

Boost a number of your website’s users with a help of the Invite module: users can send and track invitations to join your site. This module will be useful if you want to force an exponential growth of the users on the website.

Drupal 8 version: under development.

Shoutbox

That module allows users and visitors posting short messages. Alike social networks, Shoutbox provides you with an option of a hashtag usage.

Available for Drupal 7.

Answers

Another nice module that helps users interact easily: it enables a Question and Answer system in a Drupal site, so guests are allowed to post questions and answer them.

Available for Drupal 7.

Advanced Forum

The Drupal core Forum module enables threaded discussions about general topics. Advanced Forum module lets you go further: you can play with forum styles, get statistics on users, posts. Many more functions are available.

Available for Drupal 7.

Message Digest

This plugin works together with the Message module. It enables sending email messages to users in a digest format (usually, weekly) so they don’t get annoyed by numerous messages.

Drupal 8 version: under development.

Google Calendar Block

Gets users involved into your community/company events. This simple module displays a block with Google Calendar events.

Available for Drupal 7.

Contact block

An easy solution for getting in touch with customers, users or guests: the Contact block module creates a contact form on a website.

Available for Drupal 8.

Group

With the help of that module users can be organized into different groups with different levels of access (creating, editing or just viewing) to the site content. This system can be very useful at university, libraries websites or at the websites with different subscription levels of access.

Drupal 8 version: under development.

The listed 10 modules are aimed to make users’ interaction easier, so take all of the advantages that these modules have and good luck with building a website community!

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