When Drupal 6 is installed, the following modules are already available and activated.

Core (required):

  • Block - Controls the boxes that are displayed around the main content
  • Filter - Handles the filtering of content in preparation for display
  • Node - Allows content to be submitted to the site and displayed on pages
  • System - Handles general site configuration for administrators
  • User - Manages the user registration and login system

Core (optional):

  • Color - Allows the user to change the colour scheme of certain themes
  • Comment - Allows users to comment on and discuss published content

Required by: Forum (disabled), Tracker (disabled)

  • Database logging - Logs and records system events to the database.
  • Help - Manages the display of online help.
  • Menu - Allows administrators to customize the site navigation menu.
  • Taxonomy - Enables the categorization of content.

Required by: Forum (disabled)

  • Update status - Checks the status of available updates for Drupal and your installed modules and themes.

Modules to activate

Recommended modules to activate are:

  • Blog - Enables keeping easily and regularly updated user web pages or blogs
  • Book - Allows users to structure site pages in a hierarchy or outline
  • Path - Allows users to rename URLs
  • Search - Enables site-wide keyword searching
  • Statistics - Logs access statistics for your site
  • Ping - Alerts other sites when your site has been updated
  • Trigger - Enables actions to be fired on certain system events, such as when new content is created

In case of a multi-language website, activate:

  • Content translation - Allows content to be translated into different languages.

Depends on: Locale (disabled) * Locale - Adds language handling functionality and enables the translation of the user interface to languages other than English.

Required by: Content translation (disabled)