I want to use features module. Can i use this module as stand alone and get it working or do i need help of modules like strongarm or context module. Will have have any added advantage if i user these modules along with features module ? Any good flow chart of how to use features module?

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Features Module can help you export nodes, content types and almost any kind of entity. But if you want to export things like a settings value (eg: login settings) then you need strongarm to export these variables.

  • That's not correct, 'no anonymous user access' is controlled by permissions, not by variables. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:40

You can use Features without additional modules. In fact, the module page is quite clear about it. Quote:

Features also provides faux-exportable functionality for the
following Drupal core and contrib components:
- CCK fields
- CCK fieldgroups
- Content types
- Input filters
- User roles/permissions
- Custom menus and menu links *
- Taxonomy vocabularies *

  * Currently in development.

In other words, these things can be exported using features out-of-the-box. That said, I recommend installing Strongarm right away, because some of the things above are lined to variables that you will want to export as well. For instance, if you export a content type, you probably want to export its comment settings too.

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