Distributions provide site features and functions for a specific type of site as a single download containing Drupal core, contributed modules, themes, and pre-defined configuration. They make it possible to quickly set up a complex, use-specific site in fewer steps than if installing and configuring elements individually.
This installation profile was created in 2011 to help (primarily) Roman Catholic Parishes in the U.S. provision a website quickly, using sensible defaults and Drupal/web/SEO best practices. The profile provided a baseline website that parishes could use or emulate in building their own online presences.
Custom Link Shortener is an installation profile to setup a site as a service to provide link-shortening services. It integrates with a number of tools already in use today to provide scalable and measurable short link services for a variety of needs.
DAC is a set of features designed in a certain way so that they are very modular. You can choose to enable only the parts that you need. Documentation is coming but you can use the elements, extensions and connections at this moment.
Auto profile allows you to use a module, such as a feature module, to act as a
profile and automated the installation settings.
Add the auto_profile to the 'profiles' directory.
(Optional) Apply the reinstall.patch to core or move the reinstall.php into the root directory along side install.php.
Visit reinstall.php instead of install.php to automatically flush the database
and select auto_profile. Alternatively, install.php can be used like normal to
Be sure to define a module called "site" which will be the only module the
profile depends on. All dependencies will need to be specified on the "site"
Installation settings can be specified in the profile to auto-fill the values
during installation to make rebuilding a site very quick and easy. To override
values follow the form array structure and start with the key "profile". The
site_name will default to the name of the site module. The following
demonstrates how to override values.