Creating features can be a painstaking process. Way too much clicking. Using the features builder module will hopefully end this. There are still some kinks to work out.
Follow these steps to get started:
Step 1: Access the features module by going to Structure-Feature-Build.
Step 2: Go to Configuration and choose a name for the prefix. The configuration path should be: sites/all/modules/features/build
Step 3: In the command line run the command:
mkdir -p /var/www/elmsln/domains/innovate/sing100/sites/all/modules/features/build
This creates the files where the features will be built.
Step 4: Next run the command:
chmod 777 /var/www/elmsln/domains/innovate/sing100/sites/all/modules/features/build
This will allow the permissions for the features module to work.
Step 5: Go to Build, and then click Enable, then select Build.
Step 6: You will see the all of the features that were just built under Content, CTools, and Configuration.
Step 7: Selecting a certain feature will allow you to view what is included in the feature, make any changes, and then download the feature.