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.

nkanderson's picture

Folder page menu

I'm on the latest version of OA (2.69), trying to figure out how to set up a folder page (document center item) that contains a menu of the items contained within the folder. Seems like something that should be possible with the menu tree options, but I can't get a contextual menu to work.

I've tried adding different menu panes under Admin > Structure > Panelizer > Document Page > Content. The only one that seems to work (i.e. display anything at all) is the Group Menu. Anyone else run into this issue or have a solution?

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wheretoplaygames's picture

Can I use existing Drupal users/logins with Open Atrium? LDAP?

Never heard of LDAP until today.

This will be my first Drupal project in 10 years and my first Open Atrium project ever.

The company has an existing public Drupal 7 site and would like to create a separate Open Atrium intranet. Can I use the existing Drupal logins for the new OA2 intranet?

Is LDAP where I should be looking?

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HJulien's picture

Wrapping my head around the Open Atrium Structure

I'm having difficulty figuring out how to make the structure I need work in Open Atrium. I'm wondering if it's even possible. I'm definitely stumped with the words used and how to map things.

I need to have multiple TYPES of groups that fall into 2 CATEGORIES:

1. ACTION groups (TYPES: examples are topic collaboration and event collaboration)
2. PROFILE groups (TYPES: different types of organizations such as government and business)

In my non-Open Atrium site they were all Organic groups with different types of content types within them.

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coolhandlukek2's picture

Content section creation outside a customer sub-space


Am using OA2 and I have a general question that seemed to have stumped a couple of the guys that I work with.

Basic setup - OA 2 with the need for a client support ticketing system.

Here is how the site is constructed

Main Space (SUPPORT HOME - Access Public)
The support space for all clients to access, features here include a support wiki's/documents (content) sections.

The clients support pages, holding section for the creation and viewing support tickets.


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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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