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.

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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paulrussell'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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yorkshiregeek's picture

Open Atrium Attachments

I have been doing some tests with OA and tasks with attachments. Is there a way that I can display a repository of all attachmnets from any task within a task section?

paulrussell's picture

Using a Blueprint to create a new Space giving double of all the content in both spaces.

I posted this in the issues for Open Atrium and I am not sure if it is kosher to post it here as well. If not tell me.
I am not a technical person and it is likely that I am missing something very obvious.

I followed the instructions in Mike Potters excellent guide to “Using Blueprints to clone spaces in Open Atrium 2” @

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sammyngari's picture

Problem with Open atrium 2 workflow.

I got the latest version of Open Atrium Workbench module from github and used the make file with drush to bring about all the relevant modules and patches to enable me to achieve a multistage proposal submission workflow. I have a number of stages that the proposal has to go through before it gets published. The author is a researcher who creates the proposal and sets its moderation state from "draft" to "needs review by deputy director". The deputy director then has the option of either setting it back to "draft" or to "needs review by director".

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rbolger604's picture

Confusion about Bookmarks, Subsciptions, and Following

Greetings -- I see bookmarks, subscriptions, and following flags on Open Atrium, and I'm a little confused as to what these flags do, and how they are different from one another. I don't want to confuse my users with three options on the various nodes when one will suffice.
Do some flags make more sense for content nodes, and others for space/group nodes?
Do these flags simply mark the node and it is up to me to create a page to show these?

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couloir007's picture

Creating Content within a space

I have 2 questions.

  1. Based on what I have read and watched, I feel like this should be possible. I have a group called Project Managers, and I would like them to be able to create a subspace they own of a parent space without being an admin if they are members of that space. I want them to be able to create new project spaces without being able to manipulate the parent space beyond adding a child space. I want space members of the group Project Managers to be able to create a subspace without being a space admin.
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LoganGuy's picture

Updating Open Atrium 2

I'm trying to use the features override module. There are many overrides to choose from when I create feature. Some components look as though they are from the work_tracker module and possibly some components might be from another module. What is the difference between Feature Overrides and Feature Overrides (individual -- advanced) ? There are so many listed I don't see how I can know which ones I made myself?

Is there another way to retain my changes?


yorkshiregeek's picture

Open Atrium Work Tracker Users not available to assign?

Hi have work tracker and due dates active on a test site for Open Atrium. All ok except when I want to assign a task to a user in the assign to field. The user is missing? He is a member of the space and group. Where else do I need to go to make sure we can select the user?



BigBirdy's picture

Adding RSS Feeds to OA?

I just installed the latest OA and cant figure out how to add an RSS feed as content or a widget to a new space. This would seem like a simple task. Is this possible in OA?

LoganGuy's picture

Customizing a space or section

Is there an easy way to disable the display of the space and section title? Since the space and section are already displayed in the menu, the user will know where they are.

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