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.

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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Alex Overton's picture

Generate a Block/pane showing Colour code of user - Calendar Ledgend

Looking for a code/module to generate a block/pane legend based on user the colour code (colour module)...So we can see what user posted the "event" easily.

Don't mind contributing to a donate button for this help ...;-)

Thanks in advance

OA latest version Drupal 7


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jennjohnson's picture

Seeking Drupal / Open Atrium volunteer developer


Is it OK - in terms of community guidelines and etiquette - to post a request for volunteer developer support for an Open Atrium/Drupal project here? It's for a women/girls serving nonprofit.

If so, read on! If not, disregard. (Or admins can delete or close the thread. No offense taken.)

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Alex Overton's picture

Adding Additional custom Fields to user account content...bad idea?

Hi, Firstly, thanks for a Great Distribution!

I am creating a custom content type on OA. This will be a directory/white pages of Services and with a user reference to list person all who belongs in the the "named" service (node).

I was thinking about adding two or three Taxonomy Reference Fields to the User accounts custom fields. These referenced vocabs would then be used to Group Personnel per department/service. They would also be used to list similar roles and hierarchy via taxonomy weights and parent and child relationships in the vocabulary.

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guerinteedmike's picture

Project Creation - Adding user selected sections to a new space

I am looking for guidance on how to best create a system to allow a group of users to create customizable projects. Requirement is that a project (space) should be able to add various project needs (sections). This includes allowing users and different internal teams to have custom versions of a section(s). The solution should be easy for project admins to use.

I know there is a means to blueprint but it seems that I will never be able to create every one of the options needed.

My initial thoughts:

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guerinteedmike's picture

Permission to a Single Node

I have a request to allow access and notifications to be sent to a single piece of content - a private message for example. I am wondering if permissions can be set at the node level in OA.

Scenario - A project space contains a messaging section that is used for communication between internal team and clients. The messaging section will be set up to allow access via a team and notifications will go out to the whole team. Is it possible to configure a single message (discussion node) to only to be visible and send notifications to a single member of the team?


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guerinteedmike's picture

Understanding Permissions - Drupal Roles, Organic Groups

I have been trying to wrap my head around permissions in Open Atrium for a bit now without success. I see that Open Atrium comes with 3 default roles - Authenticated User, Editor and Administrator which I assume are standard Drupal roles. I have read articles stating you should avoid Drupal roles and use groups to handle permissions (this is what I need in my project). I have found that simply creating a group, adding a user to it and assigning the a space to inherit members of the group doesn't seem to give the user access.

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Andreas Heidl's picture

Marketplace & Donation System Integration to OA?

I am totally new to OA and really flashed by the fascinating Opportunities it gives.
We are planning a new worldwide Social Network with it.
Therefore we also would like to integrate a Shopsystem inclusive a Donation-System into OA for many social projects we´d like to startup.

My question: Is it possible to integrate a give dsitribution like Ubercart or Commerce Marketplace? If so, ist there a proper way how to install it to the given and already installed OA Distribution?
Thanks for any answer advance.

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