Advanced Features Usage

Time slot: 
March 10th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: 
Chicago 10
Track: 
Implementation and Config
Experience: 
Advanced

Features got you flummoxed?

Used well, Features can be a powerful addition to your projects and development process. However, when not used carefully, they can be a powerful drain on your time and resources.

There are many factors to consider in advanced usage of Features. In this session, we’ll address several best practices and decision points, including:

  • When to use, and not use, Features
  • Avoiding common "gotchas" in Features
  • Integrating features with your module using Features hooks and ctools
  • How to make your features reusable
  • Updating your features manually, and with Drush
  • Ideal workflow for using Features
  • Using a Features server to make your features available to others
  • With Features best practices and good decision-making, you can realize enormous benefits in your projects!

    Video at archive.org.

Intended audience: 

Have used features for sites/ active users of features.

Questions answered by this session
Question 1: 
What should I put in my features?
Question 2: 
What components should I NOT put into my features?
Question 3: 
When should I use features?
Question 4: 
How do I make my features reusable?
Question 5: 
How can I integrate my module with features?
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