This session will demonstrate, from start-to-finish, the creation of an entire install profile, using Features, Profiler, and Drush Make. This will be a fast-paced live demonstration, interlaced with discussion on building distributions and sites with each component.
In this talk, we will:
- Start from a completely blank slate of a new Drupal install
- Build the site up using standard modules, such as CCK and Views.
- Export it with features.
- Create a Drupal distribution using the Profiler distribution tool.
- Package the distribution with the Drush Make packager.
Along the way, we'll also discuss the more theoretical concepts behind each portion. This will be a PHP-free session, but Drupal-knowledge is required.
Video on archive.org.
Drupal site configurators -- people who know the Drupal building blocks (nodes, blocks, CCK, Views, etc). Attendees will need absolutely no PHP experience.