Open Atrium

This group should probably have more organizers. See documentation on this recommendation.

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.

smalltalkman's picture



I see a lot of potential in OA2 but find it very difficult to work with. I encounter a problem and it can take weeks to resolve. I have tried to attract paid support to no avail.

One harebrained scheme is to form a technical collaboration group of others working with OA in a similar way. Fewer members but perhaps more focus and responsiveness. A possibility is common access: see how someone else accomplished something or take a close look at an issue someone else is struggling with.

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stox's picture

Using OA for a consultant-led project collaboration system

Apologies in advance for the long post, but I'm at the point that I need to lay it all out to get over this hurdle :)

I’m pretty sure I understand the basics of OA but I’m finding some things a bit more difficult than I expected to, so I just want to validate my approach before I sink more time into this. I'm using version 2.65.

I’m looking to use open atrium to build a project collaboration system for consultant-led projects.

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marqpdx's picture

Using Blueprints to share Spaces and Files?

hi all, a question about blueprints...

as it seems that blueprinting is based on node cloning, i am not sure the best way to do this. i want to create a "master space template" with three pdf's and one panels page.

then, i want to make other new Spaces, based off this master space template. yay, and that works perfectly.

but, what do i do when i have an update to one of those pdf's in the master template? workflow-wise, i want all the already created spaces (from this master template) to receive those updated files, as soon as i upload them to the master template Space.

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digitalfarmer's picture

How do I recreate Group membership field in account settings?

I managed to delete the og_user_node field while trying to get automatic group membership working.

Don't ask -- it was stupid and ugly.

But now I have an installation with content that I can't add users to groups.

Does anyone know of a quick way to pull this system out of the fire? I'm just getting back into drupal and OA after an absence of a couple years.

Thanks in advance!

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bojie.wu's picture

Is there any way to control visibility with every discussion post ?

I want to create a post just teams, groups, member which I choose can see.
Is any way to do that?

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kevinschmidt's picture

Add Comment Types Within a Single Comment Thread Drupal 8

Using comments can be very useful for collaboration. However, additional functionality is still needed for my intended purposes.

Is it possible to include different comment types within a single comment thread?

Within a single comment thread, different comment types will be marked with Icon Images preceding each comment so they will be easily recognized by the users.


Image Icon | Image Comment
File Icon | File Comment
Text Icon | Text Comment

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SergeBr's picture

Can't set Password on brand new install

on a new install openatrium-7.x-2.63-core :
all visitors can create an account with email validation.
I fill the form, receive the email, open the modification page, set the new password and the I arrive on a Error page.
The url is :

The message is :
The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.

The other modules I have activated are :
And the language is in French (default) and English

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raj2ras's picture

Lucene search on Open Atrium

Is it possible to add 'Lucene search' feature to OA2? I would like it to search and index PDFs, DOCX, XLSX and similar files uploaded to OA2 spaces.

Are there any addons or modules that can do this?

Thank you.

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Rick Hood's picture

Open Atrium for schools, and also for issue tracking, any thoughts or experiences?

Just looking at OA again (last time was something like 4 years ago). Seems freaking amazing now. Thanks Mike Potter.

Curious who here has used Open Atrium for schools or school-related organizations (e.g. PGO). Seems perfect for that, where spaces hierarchy might be: school district > schools > departments > courses > teachers etc. Any examples? Any issues?

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linuxdee's picture

OpenAtrium 7.x-2.60 installing error!Need help!

OpenAtrium 7.x-2.60 installing error!
After installed 154 module, And configed the site infe.When I install app or skip install app,there is error codes:

Notice: Undefined index: oa_theme in drupal_theme_initialize() (line 100 of /var/www/
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in _drupal_theme_initialize() (line 146 of /var/www/
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in _theme_load_registry() (line 335 of /var/www/
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SergeBr's picture

How to create a website generator & Search in everything ?

I already noticed the power of Open Atrium and since the new theme, it is even more better. Thank you for this :-)

I plan to create a website and I think Open Atrium is the solution, but I do not know how to create it...

I want to create Blueprints for differents Space types:
( WebRadio, WebTV, Projects, Professionals, ... )
Each Spaces has Content types.
( Presentation, Videos, Events, Audios, Articles,... )
A member is able to create his website based on one of these blueprints an must have the ability to add content in it.
Each space must be located on a subdomain.

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Niklas.G's picture

How to export a space

Sorry for asking but how do I export a space and include both layout and content?

Have made a space look like a lean/business canvas and would like to export it to a new site.

My second question

Made it like a space but are now thinking of making it a section. what is the positive/negative with using a space or a section?

Best regards


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pk_uk's picture

Using Open Atrium to Schedule Work for a Customer

My business provides services to customers on a monthly basis and I am considering using Open Atrium as a management system to track the provision of those services to each customer.

Each service (and indeed the process of onboarding a new customer) will have a set of tasks associated with it. For example: Publish Social Media content; the tasks would include procuring the content, reviewing the content, customer sign off, publishing to customer's website, syndication, providing the customer report etc

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nkanderson's picture

Spaces & Groups inheritance & permissions

Apologies if this is redundant with other documentation out there, but honestly, I've scoured every source of OA documentation I can find and can't come up with a clear answer on how to set up a very basic site in terms of spaces and groups.

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Open Atrium Modern Theme

I updated my open atrium to 2.6 and then enabled the Modern Theme. While the banner is green, not much else changed. I don't have the updated menus, and other controls are still where they were, e.g. don't have floating create content etc.

How do I enable everything?

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kevinschmidt's picture

Update Atrium in Pantheon without using Drush

I'm new to Pantheon and I have never updated a distribution before.
Can someone please post step by step instructions on how to update Atrium in Pantheon without using Drush?


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vwxyz's picture

How can inter-space communication can be achieved in open atrium?

I am new to Open Atrium and i want to implement the functionality in my open atrium site in which:

--a user of a space can communicate(create request, ask for files or documents etc) with a user belonging to another space.
For example, a user(or employee) from Finance Dept(i.e., space for Finance Department) has a certain request/task to a user from HR Department(i.e., space for HR Department)

--one to one communication between users across different spaces in which files and docs etc can be shared.

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Files & Folders Widget - All Spaces (membership)


I have placed an OA Files & Folders widget on the users dashboard. I want the widget to display all the files the user has access to on all the spaces that they are members of.

Currently it only displays the files for the last space the user viewed. I don't see a way to configure for "all spaces". Your help is appreciated.

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Alex Overton's picture

Looking to use Entity Registration with Open approach..?

As suggested in the Title.

Looking to add a Meeting Request function to Open Atrium, I thought I could leverage the Entity Registration Module to do this.

Not got very far yet....but added entity reference to the Event Content type and so far so good...can not get the widget to show up on the full display view yet...

Anyone tried this? any pointers at best approach...?

Thanks in advance


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OA User Dashboard Customization

I can't figure out how to customize the dashboard for when users login. I tried the following:


This customized the dashboard for the administrator, but not the users.

Also, my goal is to put a files & folders widget on the dashboard that will list all the files the users has access to in all spaces they are members of. Is this possible? Any assistance in achieving this would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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