Features can export everything?

by joe   Last Updated March 26, 2015 10:02 AM

Built all blocks, menu, taxonomies, view etc in Drupal CMS on localhost machine, but I need to export everything to the live server. Is it possible to use features or just export sql?

Tags : theming

Answers 2

The Features module allows you to export all the configurations in code (instead of DB). It is very usefull when you have 2 separated versions of database, in example one for your localhost or test installation, and one for your live/production website.

However, if you want to deploy the local database to the live server too, it is not necessary to export everything with Features.

March 26, 2015 14:02 PM

I love using features for just what you're describing you need. I admit it's a bit challenging at first, and doesn't always appear to work as expected. Here are some videos that I think may be helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P874hgin5xI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHbOh9bf1dg&list=PL-Ve2ZZ1kZNTykHOLO0jzRADq8iZxvzkU (several by Shane Thomas, codekarate)

If you want to export individual content, you have modules such as https://www.drupal.org/project/uuid_features, but that's not for large scale use. I think you'll want this: https://www.drupal.org/project/node_export. It makes import/export of nodes pretty easy.

Hope this helps some.

March 27, 2015 14:13 PM

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