Drupal Features Module by New Tech Fusion presentation

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Information about Drupal Features Module by New Tech Fusion presentation

Published on March 20, 2014

Author: shinsei123

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Drupal Features is one of the best module for the smart drupal developers.

It gives alot of power to developers and save huge development efforts if some feature needs to be implemented again and again in different websites.

Features Drupal Module a better way to package stuff www.newtechfusion.com 22 Press Complex, Indore, MP India 452001 Phn No : +91-731-4050926 1www.newtechfusion.com

Introduction • Features is a Drupal module created by Development Seed. • It enables ‘Features’ to be created which package CCK types, Views, Contexts and more • It moves configuration from the database to code 2www.newtechfusion.com

What is a Feature? • A Feature is a special kind of module. • Features consist of generated code • Features are created via the admin UI • Features have version numbers 3www.newtechfusion.com

Why use Features? Re-use configuration settings; and Add configuration settings to version control. 4www.newtechfusion.com

How to create a simple Features mini-module •Create a new content type and its associated view to export via features. •Install features module using https://drupal.org/project/features •Visit the Features administration page you will get message “No Features were found. Please use the Create Feature link to create a new Feature” 5www.newtechfusion.com

How to create a simple Features mini-module At this point, you want to visit the Create Feature tab to begin creating the new feature. You will need to enter a name and description for the feature. 6www.newtechfusion.com

How to create a simple Features mini-module We build the feature by selecting components from the Edit components drop-down menu for both content type and views . To do this, we select ‘Content types’ from the drop-down, and select ‘News’ from the checkbox list that appears. 7www.newtechfusion.com

How to create a simple Features mini-module Once you do this, you will notice a table appear to the right. This shows you the components that make up your mini-module 8www.newtechfusion.com

Final Step And the final step is to hit the ‘Download’ button to download the feature. The feature mini-module is supplied as a TAR file, that you will need to extract to one of the places that Drupal looks for modules. 9www.newtechfusion.com

Final Step Once you’ve installed the mini-module you should see something like the following in the Features admin page: The final step is to enable the mini-module and it’s all done. 10www.newtechfusion.com

What things can be stored in a Features mini- module? Content types, Module dependencies, Fields (D7), Menus, Individual menu items, User Roles, Permissions, Taxonomies, Input flter Formats, and Image formats (D7) 11www.newtechfusion.com

What things can be stored in a Features mini- module? Context, Strongarm, Boxes, CCK (D6), and Rules Other modules that provide support for exporting to Features include: 12www.newtechfusion.com

Reference https://drupal.org/project/features http://www.opc.com.au/web-development/introduction- drupal-features-module 13www.newtechfusion.com

+91-731-4050926 info@newtechfusion.com www.newtechfusion.com NewTechFusion CyberTech Pvt. Ltd. https://www.facebook.com/NewtechfusionSolutions You can also find us at: LetsTalk 14www.newtechfusion.com

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