• Drupal Front Page Module

    What is the Front Page Module?

    The Front page module allows you to create a fully customizable front page (Splash screen) to your site, in addition to a lot more features

    What features does the Front page module offer?

    The Front page module give Site Developers and Administrators many features including:

    1. The ability to setup a customized front page, with its own HTML and even custom php code 
    2. The ability to redirect users to a certain page on the site to act as the front page
    3. The ability to have different front pages for anonymous and authenticated users
    4. A customizable site mission for returning users who have not visited the site for a while

    Steps to install and configure the Front page module:

    1. Download the module from http://drupal.org/project/front
    2. Copy the module directory to your sites/all/modules folder
    3. Enable the module at yourdomain.com/admin/build/module

    Enable Front page module

    4. Set the proper permissions for anonymous and authenticated users so that they can view your front page

    Set Front page module permissions

    5. Navigate to yourdomain.com/admin/settings/front to configure the Front page module

    Configure the Front page module

    6. You can configure the front page for anonymous users and set a custom message, full html page or php content

    Configure Front page for anonymous users

    7. You can configure a separate front page for authenticated users with the same options you have for anonymous users

    Configure front page for authenticated users

    8. You can even setup a custom front page when the site is temporarily offline

    Setup custom front page when the site is temporarily offline

    9. You can customize your site mission for returning users who have been away for a certain configurable period

    Setup custom message for returning users

    10. You can setup a customized home redirect, whenever users click to go to the home page they are redirected to a certain page

    Setup custom home redirect link

    11. In order for your settings to be effective you need to set the default front page to be handled by the Front page module by setting the link to front_page

    Setup front page to be handled by the Front Page module

    As you can see many nice configurable features are available in this module, its a great choice for a customizable simple front page

    I hope you enjoyed this Module Preview and stay tuned for more to come

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