If you are building out a Drupal 7 site you may some day run into a situation where you need to have more dynamic options for a field attached to a content type (or any other type of entity). If the default allowed values text area will not work for your situation, then you have come to the right place. In this tutorial, we will discuss two different ways to create a more dynamic options list for extending your allowed values.
In this episode we go over the Drupal 7 Strongarm module and how it can be used to manage variables and configuration on your Drupal website. This episode looks at how the Drupal 7 Features modules can be used with the Drupal 7 Strongarm module to manage the exporting of the Drupal variables table.
In this episode you will learn:
In this episode we again look at the Features module. We focus on how the Features module can be used for deployments across Drupal websites. Today you will learn:
In this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal, we go into a little more detail on the workflow of the Drupal 7 Features module that we created in the previous episode. In this episode you will learn:
Daily Dose of Drupal episode 2 looks at the Drupal 7 Features module and how it can be used to easily deploy common configurations across multiple Drupal sites.
Code Karate's 5 Secrets to Becoming a Drupal 7 Ninja ebook contains a complete Introduction to the Drupal Features Module.
If you are a Drupal developer and are not using the Drupal features module to help with your workflow, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. What kind of opportunity you may ask? How about an opportunity to make your life easier, allow you to develop Drupal websites faster, and provide you with simple ways to version control your exportables (views, cck, panels, variable settings, etc). I am going to give a brief recipe of how I use features in my workflow in hopes that maybe you will get some new ideas (and perhaps send ideas my way as I am always looking to improve the development process).
If you want a complete walk through and introduction to the Features module as well as more information on crafting a Drupal development process. You can check out my 5 Secrets to Becoming a Drupal 7 Ninja Ebook.
If you are interested in a video on the Drupal 7 features module, check out my Drupal 7 Features module introduction.