Getting Hands-On With Drupal Features Module

by Lullabot

In this hour long tutorial, James Sansbury of Lullabot talks about creating, building and extending Drupal "Features." He thoroughly explains the features module, discussing how to create a basic feature and how to provision that feature to a live site.

A Feature is a sort of wrapper module around Drupal functionality. For instance, a Blog feature might contain a blog node type, a view of blog entries, an image cache preset for an entry image, and all associated permissions. The Features module then exports all that functionality into a module that you can then use on any Drupal site.