Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium

Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Unlock the features of Open Atrium to set up an intranet to improve communication and workflow
  • Explore the many features of Open Atrium and how you can utilize them in your intranet
  • Learn how to support, maintain, and administer your intranet
  • A how-to guide written for non-developers to learn how to set up and use Open Atrium

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 304 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2011
ISBN : 1849511128
ISBN 13 : 9781849511124
Author(s) : Tracy Smith
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Beginner's Guides, Content Management (CMS), Drupal, Open Source, PHP, Web Development

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Open Atrium
Chapter 2: Setting up a Web Server
Chapter 3: Installation
Chapter 4: User Administration
Chapter 5: Dashboard
Chapter 6: Groups
Chapter 7: Document Library
Chapter 8: Blogs
Chapter 9: Case Tracker
Chapter 10: Calendar
Chapter 11: Customization
Chapter 12: Open Atrium and Drupal Maintenance
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Features & Theming
  • Chapter 1: Overview of Open Atrium
    • What is Drupal?
    • What is Open Atrium?
      • Intranet in a box
      • Team spaces
        • Blogs
        • Calendar
        • Group dashboard
        • Document library
        • Shoutbox
        • Case Tracker
      • Summary of features
    • Who should use Open Atrium?
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Setting up a Web Server
      • System requirements
        • Web server
        • Browsers
      • Web server platform
        • Hosted web server
        • Local web server
          • Mac installation—MAMP setup
          • Windows installation—WAMP setup
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Installation
        • Part 1: Creating a database
          • Step 1: Launching phpMyAdmin
            • Mac (MAMP)
            • Windows (WAMP)
          • Step 2: Creating a database—Mac (MAMP) and Windows (WAMP)
          • Step 3: Creating a database user
        • Part II: Drupal and Open Atrium installation
          • Installing Open Atrium distribution
            • Step 1: Setting up your site
            • Step 2: Downloading
            • Step 3: Open Atrium browser installation
        • Part III: Drupal administration
          • Open Atrium home page
            • Administration menu
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: User Administration
          • User management
            • Adding a user
              • User two
              • User three
            • Member directory
              • All users
              • Blocked users
          • User admin tasks
            • Profile
            • Account settings
              • Profile
              • Picture
            • OpenID
            • Dashboard
            • Features
            • Notifications
          • User roles
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Dashboard
            • Main dashboard
            • Group dashboard
            • Spaces
              • Group spaces
              • User spaces
            • Modifying the dashboard
              • Layout
              • Block items
                • Calendar
                • Message of the day
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Groups
              • Importance of groups
              • Organic groups
                • Creating new groups
                  • Private group
                  • Public group
                  • Group settings
                  • Customize features
                  • Reorder menu
                  • Archive
                  • Members
              • Joining a public group
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Document Library
                • Creating a new book
                • Adding a child page
                • Revisions
                  • Highlight changes
                  • Revisions tab
                • Attachments
                • Printing book pages
                • Reference this via Blog entry
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Blogs
                  • Enabling the blog feature
                  • Attaching a file to a blog entry
                  • Editing blog entries
                    • Revisions
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Case Tracker
                    • Anatomy of a bug
                    • Enabling the Case Tracker feature
                    • Creating a new project
                    • Entering new cases
                      • Add case field descriptions
                        • Title
                        • Case information
                        • Body
                        • Notifications
                        • Attach files to this case
                        • Privacy
                        • Keywords
                        • Revision information
                      • Add case field values
                    • Finding cases
                      • Viewing cases
                      • Filtering results
                      • My cases
                    • Projects
                      • Moving a case between projects
                      • Identifying a project
                      • Archiving a project
                      • Reactivation
                    • Viewing cases
                      • Ticket information
                      • Post new comment
                      • Close comment thread
                    • Summary
                    • Chapter 10: Calendar
                      • Enabling the Calendar
                        • The Calendar page
                      • Creating a new event
                      • Editing an event
                      • Subscribing to an iCal feed
                      • Summary
                      • Chapter 11: Customization
                        • Case Tracker settings
                          • Case states
                            • Example 1: Modifying priorities
                            • Example 2: Modifying Case types
                            • Settings
                        • Site information
                          • Name
                          • E-Mail Address
                          • Footer message
                          • Anonymous user
                          • Editing the Site information form
                        • Summary
                        • Chapter 12: Open Atrium and Drupal Maintenance
                          • Routine maintenance
                            • Running cron and search indexing
                              • What is cron?
                            • Rebuilding permissions
                            • Performance—caching
                              • Caching Mode
                              • Block cache
                              • Bandwidth optimizations
                              • Clear cached data
                            • Applying site updates
                          • Reporting
                            • Available updates
                            • Database logs
                            • Status report
                          • Summary
                          • Appendix A: Resources
                            • Drupal resources
                              • Drupal.org
                                • Documentation
                                • Download
                                • Other sections
                              • General Drupal resources
                              • Drupal distributions
                            • Open Atrium
                            • Calendar feeds

                              Tracy Smith

                              Tracy Smith began working with computers at the age of 10. His experience includes network integration, programming, finance, database design, and project management. Tracy enjoys working creatively with clients to help architect their overall vision and break it down into smaller technical pieces. Tracy currently works as a Web Developer for Phase 2 Technology, based in Alexandria, VA. He is the founder of Alpha Geek Tech, LLC, a technology consulting firm. His web experience began in the dot-com era when he worked for Flipside.com. He is actively involved in the developer community and while working as the Technology Director for Quiddities Dev, Inc he spent his free time as the lead programmer and architect for 12seconds.tv. He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from Wingate University.
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                              What you will learn from this book

                              • Add all the major features of an intranet to your site with Open Atrium
                              • Get to grips with Open Atrium's interface and its features
                              • Install Open Atrium and customize it for your organization or company
                              • Create sub-sites (spaces) for each of your teams, departments, or workgroups
                              • Manage users and create a member directory
                              • Add core features packaged with Open Atrium such as Blog, Calendar, and Issue Tracker
                              • Extend the functionality of Open Atrium by adding pluggable features developed by the Drupal Open Source community
                              • Maintain your intranet by performing routine maintenance tasks
                              • Analyze your site's logs and reports to ensure that it is running in tip-top condition

                              In Detail

                              In today's global society, online collaboration has gained tremendous importance as businesses look for ways to share ideas and collaborate easily. Open Atrium is a powerful and flexible Drupal installation that provides intranet solutions to businesses and organizations for sharing ideas. It is used to create intranets where co-workers or teams can collaborate easily. But Open Atrium is filled with so many powerful features that you may need some help to use it to its full potential.

                              Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium unlocks the power of Open Atrium and guides you through real-world examples of an Open Atrium intranet. Examples and screenshots are used throughout the book so that you can follow along on your Open Atrium installation. The examples walk through setting up your site, user administration, implementing core features, and maintaining your intranet site.

                              This book starts off with explaining how to set up a web server on a Windows or Mac computer and install Drupal with the Open Atrium distribution. After installing Open Atrium you will learn how to add and maintain users. The book also covers some exciting topics such as the different "spaces" or "workgroup" micro-sites that can be created to match your organization's structure. Reading each of these sections, you will understand and become familiar with managing the Open Atrium interface. Once you comprehend the Open Atrium interface, you will learn how to create a blog, document library, and issue tracker for each group's dashboard or site page. The book covers everything from editing a single piece of content to arranging the layout of that content on each page.

                              By the end of this book, you should be able to establish your own intranet site for your organization or workgroup using the Open Atrium Drupal distribution.

                              A how-to guide with examples and screenshots to guide you through every step of creating an intranet with Open Atrium


                              Packed with screenshots and clear instructions, this book allows you to follow along with your own site and ensures you won't get lost. It's a how-to guide that guides you simply through each step.

                              Who this book is for

                              This book is intended for beginning to intermediate computer users who either have not worked with Drupal before or want to expand their Drupal knowledge by installing Open Atrium. If you want to learn how to quickly set up an intranet to improve your organization's communication and workflow, then this book is for you.

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