Open Atrium

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This group is to relate experiences with Open Atrium and share ideas about this install profile along with understanding and leveraging Spaces, Features, and Contexts for making it work better for you.

Talk with other community members here, in the issue queue on and on IRC in the #open_atrium channel on

If you're just getting started, you might find the documentation pages useful.

mcreighton's picture

Best Way to Add Webforms Form to Section

Sorry if this is a newbie question, but I am trying to setup an intranet and have a section for HR forms (new employee, vacation request, etc.). I have installed webforms, and can create the form with no problem. However, It doesn't appear inside a specific section unless I manually create a link for it on the Space homepage.

Is there an easier/better way to do this so all the forms I create inside the space show up automatically?

villen's picture

open OA2 problem

I was trying to install the OA2 (openatrium-7.x-2.26-core) in my PC WIN7 system, after I finished the installation . and trying to open my OA2 site , I got the following problem

Additional uncaught exception thrown while handling exception.

Read more's picture

New Space Fields

I have installed the latest version of open atrium but i am experiencing the following challenges.



  • have added a few fields to the OA Wiki Page content type. My problem is that when i try to view the wiki page i created i don't see the extra fields i added.
  • I double checked in the Manage Display tab of the content type to make sure the fields were not hidden but they still don't show up. How do i get the new fields i added to show up on the OA wiki page?

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    dsnopek's picture

    Have any questions about Drupal distributions that you'd love to have answered by experts?

    Have any questions about Drupal distributions that you'd love to have answered by experts? Let us know in the comments below!

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    direct2's picture

    Does the recent Drupal security alert effect Open Atrium?


    With reference to the 15th October security alert.

    Does anyone know how this affects Open Atrium installations and how quickly did the download packages get patched?

    Having downloaded openatrium-7.x-2.23-core on the 30th of October I am hoping that the install package has already been patched.

    Can anyone confirm this so I don't need to delete my development and start again.



    bjuby's picture

    PDO exceptions on space homepages after upgrade to 2.22

    After upgrading to OA 2.22 our space homepages are giving PDO exceptions. One function that is triggering the exception is oa_core_space_sections() in – the function is being passed a string value of 'All' for the $gid parameter which is causing the DB query to fall over as it is an integer column in the database.

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    Drupak's picture

    Open Atrium as A University Portal or Alternative to Drupal Multisite

    Can Open Atrium be used as an alternative to Drupal Multisite for a University Portal with many sub sites for different Departments/Campuses and Sub Departments? Every Department having separate Layout? This can be done in native OG with OG theme or Themekey modules but can OA be an advantage? Also does OA allow URL Persistence for a Particular Groups page?something we achieve in OG based multisites via PURL and OG Purl so that the theme doesn't change for content of a particular Group?

    annie stone's picture

    Best Practices For Updating Your Open Atrium Site

    With an exciting new version planned for late October, this webinar will prepare you with best practices for updating your Open Atrium site. Lead Open Atrium Architect, Mike Potter will demonstrate the best updating methods, including techniques like using Features Override to preserve your site customizations across updates.

    Register for the webinar here:

    rbolger's picture

    Question about User info page - move from activity to a custom page

    The user defaults for views is user activity: user_actitivy
    Thus, when one user clicks on the name or picture of another user, the other user's activity page comes up. I want to change the default to a custom profile page I have created. Is there a way, without going into code, to change the defaults from user activity to a custom page?
    I can't seem to figure this out.


    yorkshiregeek's picture

    Work Tracker Section Field Order

    Hi Can someone tell me where I can edit to move the order of the fields for tasks in the section for tasks? I want the asssigned to field to be first in the headings.


    yorkshiregeek's picture

    How to have different colour panels

    This may seem simple to some but within the confines of OA can you tell me how we can allow different colours for different panes? For example we have a project page with discussion, tasks etc . I would like each to have its own colour but when I use the settings and edit the coloriser it changes ALL panes to be the same?



    Azly's picture

    Ajax error


    i got this error every time i open view.

    An AJAX HTTP error occurred.
    HTTP Result Code: 500
    Debugging information follows.
    Path: /backup2/system/ajax
    StatusText: Internal Server Error
    registrar_frameset({ a_id: 48873, // edit this to pass your portfolio ID,
    drid: 'as-drid-2416478692338427'}); // edit this to pass your Domain Registrant ID

    can some one help me. i have no idea what to do.


    annie stone's picture

    New Open Atrium User Experience Developments

    User Experience is one of the key factors in user adoption for social collaboration platforms. In this webinar, you will get the first look at some of the new usability developments in Open Atrium! Learn how you can use Apps to easily enable functionality such as workflow, and multiple file uploads. We will also demonstrate a brand new way to view and interact with your entire Open Atrium space hierarchy, and talk about the conversion of the theme to Bootstrap 3.

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    yorkshiregeek's picture

    How to remove OA login page content and graphics

    Can someone help me with the home page? I just want a basic home page for auth and anon people without the OA graphics. How do I edit those to remove?



    yorkshiregeek's picture

    Removing right hand column meta data from tasks and discussions.

    Is it possible to remove the meta data from the tasks and discussions. I.e. Section visibility etc ? If so how? And also within tasks can you remove fields you dont need ie Priority



    couloir007's picture

    Non space content and Color Scheme

    When I first created the OA2 site I'm working on, I chose a color scheme before having added a single space. Now that I have added many spaces, I started to play with color schemes for the different spaces. I have run into two, most likely related issues.

    First, the home page uses the original color scheme, and I cannot change it, at least not without deleting all spaces first. No matter how I navigate to appearance, when I change the color scheme it will only change the most recently visited space's color scheme.

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    couloir007's picture

    User Contact Form

    I need a way for members of a space to contact each other. I thought this would be a simple thing, but either I'm missing something, or it's not so simple. I tried to enable the contact module so I could use the personal contact form, but enabling it messes with the site. It removes the user administration page. Is there a way for one to send a message or an email to another user?

    Thank you,

    Adam Fermier's picture

    Adding a new document type in Open Atrium

    We wanted to add a visio document to open atrium and was getting an error even after adding the field extension to the "attachment" field. However with the widget "Media File Selector" it was not registering the file (no type was showing up).

    To accomplish this - you can follow along this short video to help.

    colinmcm's picture

    Open Atrium access control problem

    I wonder if anybody can help me with this problem?

    My OA site is based on a number of schools, so the users are students, teachers, etc. My top-level Spaces each represent a school, eg schoolA, schoolB... Each school has sub-spaces which represent classes, eg classA1, classA2,... classB1, classB2, and so on.

    I want all the students of schoolA to be able to access their respective top-level space. They can then also access their own class (ie sub-space) (which is where I have the Sections for creating content)

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    PaulR's picture

    Open Atrium Config |

    Employment type: 

    We manage overseas properties and business for our clients.
    First use case: We have a use case were we manage a number of condominiums and their apartments.
    So an owner has access to their Condominium Space and its sections and add documents to the correct sections. This data is eyes only for owners in the Condominium and our staff.

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