I just created a feature on one site for copying to another and on the site I created the feature it doesn't appear in the list of features, and I am sure I didn't delete it.

When features are created on a site as opposed to being installed do they remain in the UI or do they have to be installed as well to appear in the site's Features UI?

Is there a module that provides a UI for managing the Features which are created on a site but not installed there?

  • There is no extra module needed to list any feature. Features should be listed inside admin/structure/features. There is a possibility that the feature is not created because of any permission issue. Try to clear drupal cache and see if the features are able to list out.
    – Shrikant D
    May 29, 2017 at 12:19

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I think its important to know that essentially, Features result in modules that capture site configuration.

Fundamental differences in D7 and D8 with what Features is designed to accomplish with configuration essentially in Core.

However, if you create a feature and "write" as opposed to "download" the UI should show your saved configuration. This section of d.o gives some detail.

You may prefer to try downloading features once they are what you want, and commit them to a git repo. Much safer and stable working this way in my experience.

  • I will install the Feature on the site where I created it without enabling it and see if it can be administered again in the UI.
    – vfclists
    May 30, 2017 at 5:48
  • Check the modules list and enable it...
    – Adam John
    May 30, 2017 at 5:51

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