Presenter: Aaron McGowan
Audience: Intermediate to Advanced
An installation profile is a specialized module that is used the installation process of a Drupal instance. By default, Drupal core comes with three installation profiles called Standard, Minimal and Testing. Drupal has almost always had some variety of an installation profile, but with Drupal 7 they became a whole lot easier to create and understand. As a result, installation profiles provides an intuitive mechanism for creating products (e.g. Drupal Commons) or starter kits for bootstrapping development in a specific domain.
Unlike Drupal 7’s themes, installation profiles are not inheritable by default and do not provide the ability for creating "base profiles".
This presentation aims to provide:
• An introduction to inheritable profiles.
• A real-world use case from the Indiana State University.
• A look into Drupal InstallKit (an experimental installation profile)