Published on March 20, 2014
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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
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