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Doing more with features, tip for feature-driven development



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    • http://tiny.cc/9r0s3 Features++ Doing more with features, tips for feature-driven development By Jay Callicott Mediacurrent Consultant Drupalcamp Atlanta 2010 Oct 2, 2010
    • Features++ Outline Features Extra Strongarm settings Context & Features Panels & Features Adding stuff that isn't exportable Real World Examples!
    • Features Extra Module http://drupal.org/project/features_extra Export items that the features module does support Adds 'machine_name' option to taxonomy, nodequeue, etc Still in development =( Exportables Taxonomy (vocab & terms) Blocks Nodequeue
    • Features Extra Nodequeue Adds a machine name field
    • Stongarm settings http://drupal.org/project/strongarm Strongarm lets you override settings A must-have module! Allows you to export more settings Anything in variable table When exporting a content type, strongarm will automatically export many node type settings
    • Stongarm settings this can be overwhelming...
    • Stongarm + content type Auto-adding node type settings
    • Context & Features http://drupal.org/project/context Context is used primarily for block placement (admin/build/block replacement) Exports to features out of the box (Screenshots next)
    • Context Example Screenshot
    • Adding Context to a Feature
    • Panels & Features Panels export to features easily Falls under 'Panels' or 'Page Manager' in dropdown in components I like panels for node layouts! (screenshots next)
    • Panels Feature Example context placed blocks panel regions & views
    • Panels Feature Underneath...
    • Panel Feature Underneath Using CCK, views, panel, strongarm
    • Adding a Panel to a Feature under "Panels" or "Page Manager"
    • How to export non-exportables Features doesn't export everything, but it's still a module! Next: simple example, creating a vocabulary with a feature If you don't trust features_extra this could be helpful...
    • How to export non-exportables Using hook_install() & hook_uninstall() (Remember features_extra can export taxonomy) Could export nodes (node_export) & use node_save to create on install Anything you can do in a module you can do in a feature
    • Real World Examples! Seeing is believing, some (more) real world screenshots of feature lists
    • Real World List Screenshots
    • Real World List Screenshots
    • Real World List Screenshots
    • Real World Screenshots The trend is I always have at least 1 feature for each content type
    • The End Resources http://tiny.cc/9r0s3 DevSeed Blog http://developmentseed.org/blog Features Project Page http://drupal.org/project/features Strongarm Project Page http://drupal.org/project/strongarm Features Extra Project Page http://drupal.org/project/features_extra My DrupalDojo Presentation http://drupaldojo.com/session/features-everywhere- feature-driven-development Hit me up on twitter: http://twitter.com/drupalninja/ Questions??