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.

baps11's picture

Inherited group membership

Hi folks,

I'm starting to look at adding clients to an open atrium instance. Each of these clients will have a workspace, and multiple users. The intention was to create a group for each client, then add user to the group. Access to their space (and subspaces/sections) would then be facilitated by adding the group to the membership of the correct space.

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peijun's picture

multilingual OA: field_oa_worktracker_priority, ield_oa_worktracker_task_type, field_oa_worktracker_task_status translations


I am constructing a bilingual OA site (English and French). When I enabled 'with field translation' for the task, I found all allowed values of fields:

-field_oa_worktracker_task_status translations

were rolled back to the initial settings of the allowed values of those fields and I do not think the callback function is working.

For instance, I changed the allowed values of field priority to:


However, when I open task edit form, I got:

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mihail.cazacu's picture

Problems integrating Advanced Forums into Open Atrium

I had partial success integrating [Advanced] Forums into Open Atrium.

I have enabled the Forum module in the original OA distribution, then installed and configured Advanced Forum.

After that, I had made the Forum content type Space Aware and Section Aware + all the other steps as per this tutorial (the tutorial shows how to integrate another type of content, but the steps work perfectly for Forum too):

As a result I am now able to create a Forum Section inside a Space.

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colinmcm's picture

OA site structure

Open Atrium 2 is a complex distribution with most things already provided for in the Profiles folder, particularly theming.
I am having trouble finding where everything is for the purpose of changing how things look and function.
For example. I want to provide a number of templates for a user to choose from when creating new content. I can find where the original template is and then add new templates in the same location.

Read more's picture

New content type

Hello everyone. I have created a new content type in OA. i want content for this content type to be displayed in a particular section ie Discussion section but its still not working. i have successfully added it to the add content button but it still does not work. when i tr to create content this particular content type under a particular section, it updates the subspace content but not the section. how do i make this content update in a particular section?

FDMHOME's picture

OA Permission Problems

I am having trouble with permissions in OA. I would like authenticated users to only view the site and create discussion posts and events. Yet when I log into my test authenticated user account it gives me the option to create documents for each section of the site.

In the authenticated user premissions. Nothing is checked in the Comment Alter, Node has only the view options checked.

I have already rebuilt permissions once. Am I missing something that is enabled?

baps11's picture

Worktracker bug - any suggestions?

Hey folks,

Been setting up a number of spaces by designing blueprints for common feature sets first, then creating spaces from these blueprints. I now need to make some changes to the worktracker config (adding status and type values). Problem is, the cloned spaces do not inherit these changes and I can't find a way to add these values.

This appears to be the behaviour described in this bug report, but there doesn't appear to have been any movement on it.

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josan5885's picture

Open Atrium 2 Dashboard based on Role

I have installed OA2 for a middle school intranet, and it seems I have most things done (OA2 makes it easy to set up academic Departments, and teaches classroom spaces), But what I am trying to do is when a teacher logs in, I want their dashboard to have a default set of panels in view, like news, discussions and such, but when a student logs in, since they we are dealing with 11-13 years olds, I want to have a default panels like their Assignments, spaces(classes) resources(attachments related to their assignments) in view. Is there a way to have different dashboard layouts based on roles?

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FDMHOME's picture

OA Menus

I have created a intranet using Open Atrium 2 and having some problems with the menu structure. So far I have created 1 space with 6 sections under it. While creating documents under the section the menu option does not allow me to use the section pages as the parent. I only see the Group Menu. I would like to have a section menu that is expandible with child pages. Am I missing something in the structure.

baps11's picture

Editing CSS

Hi folks,

Apologies in advance for the daft queries, just delving into Drupal/Open Atrium for the first time.

I've been attempting to make some edits to the oa home page, and while editing the content is no problem, it appears the source CSS runs through some build process? Is there a way to commit changes I make in the source CSS? For reference, the CSS I'm editing is here;


Read more's picture

Only Top Level Subscribed Spaces

I want to be able to show only top level spaces that a user subscribed to in the Subscribed spaces section assuming a that a user subscribed to a space and its subspace. How do i go about this? Any help is appreciated.

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.



    Anonymous'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.


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