- By Windows SharePoint Services user interface.
- By command line.
- Writing custom code by using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 object model.
If a site no longer requires a specific feature, it can be deactivated.
After reading this you will be thinking that what is feature in terms of WSS.3.0. Well according to Microsoft a feature is a set of elements that help a user to accomplish a particular goal or task. For example, you can create a feature called My Favorite Links that is used to store a list of links on a per-user basis. The feature might include:
- A custom list for storing the links.
- A custom menu item, labeled Add to Favorites, that is attached to the menus of all links in the site. When clicked, the menu item will add the link to the favorites list.
- A Web Part that renders the user’s top 10 favorite links, based on usage and link tracking.
Each of these pieces of functionality is an element. Elements are not typically useful on their own, but they are packaged together to form a useful feature that adds functionality to a Windows SharePoint Services site.
You can create features for any of the following levels in the Windows SharePoint Services hierarchy:
- Web Application
- Site Collection