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Migrating to Drupal 7 by Trevor James

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Chapter 6. Packaging Content Types and Feeds Importers

It would be helpful if we could easily take the content types and importers we built in the previous chapters and somehow package up their entire configurations and settings into something like a module. This way we could easily move these content types and importers to another version of our site or to another Drupal site altogether, as their configurations would be stored in code. One use case for this is when you have multiple versions of your site—a development site (your local environment in MAMP), a staging or sandbox site where you test your site, and a production site. Many projects you work on in the Drupal environment will fit into this deployment process of developing a site locally, ...

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