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.

atarijeff's picture

Can't Upload Files

I am setting up an Open Atrium site for a local non profit and everything seems to be working correctly except I cannot attach files to tasks, discussions, etc. When you select the attachment button the screen just scrolls to the top. I can upload a file through the administrator interface though. I do get this error message in the server logs but it does not tell me anything of value.

[Thu Jul 24 12:09:20 2014] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/rascl861/public_html/406.shtml, referer:

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LoganGuy's picture

Recent Activity Display

The default display for recent activity shows a particular task title multiple times for each task created and for each comment. I cannot get this view to display only the task parent without all the comments. I realize one would want to see each comment listed separately in this view but, I also need to be able to list only the parent in one of the panels for general task management and I did not find any views showing only the initial task.

annie stone's picture

Top 4 Open Atrium Features For Enterprise

In this month’s webinar we will showcase the top four Open Atrium features that help enterprise organizations securely connect to each other and collaborate online.
You will get an in-depth look at how enterprise organizations are using and customizing Open Atrium to work for their complex organizations. We'll look at:

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empsis's picture

Solution for Development project issue tracking

I am trying to use Open Atrium for development project issue tracking. I am seriously struggling with some functionality. E.g. I am trying to find how to enable auto-numbering for tasks (which I use as tickets). Is there a way to do so? Also, I would really love to add additional fields to Work Tracker tasks - I need version and milestone fields. Is there a way to add those without programming? Would really appreciate your input!

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firebug's picture

"Spaces" and "Subspaces"

Just curious if there is a way to rename "Spaces" to something else like "Practice Area" or "Department" and to rename "Subspaces" to "Projects".

I could not figure this out...may have to manually go into mySQL and change it?

firebug's picture

Cloned sections do not appear in Space dropdown menu

Very cool feature to be able to clone a section for use in Spaces. I want something like a task but different in scope so I cloned task to "request" which shows up in the Admin section under OA Section Templates.

But when I access the main menu to and select a Space the options for "Create New Section" does not include the new cloned section.

Any thoughts?

potassiumchloride's picture

Open Atrium message settings don't seem to apply to users who choose "subscribe"

There are different ways users can be set up to receive notifications (messages) in OA.

Users (or groups or teams) can be added to the boxes in the Notifications pane for content in OA. Alternatively, an individual user can click the "subscribe" button for a particular piece of content.

After some fairly thorough testing, it appears that the user-defined "Open Atrium Messages" settings at /user/*/settings are only honored for messages where a user is in the content Notifications box and not for when a user clicks the "subscribe" button for a piece of content.

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yorkshiregeek's picture

Assigning Tasks in Open Atrium Work Tracker

Apologies if this has been raised in the wrong section but I have been struggling to find some help in OA.

I have a test site running fine. However when I create a tasks section in a space I dont seem to be able to assign the tasks to anyone? Is there something fundamental I am misssing here?


marqpdx's picture

Editing destination of Breadcrumb/Toolbar Home icon, how to?

hi All,

i found the mini-panel for the Breadcrumb, and found the content button, but that doesn't let me change the destination of the Home icon.

I have oa_domains enabled, and have two sub-sites, like this:

For each of those there is a parent space, and the main overall domain is

What i want is for the Home icon to return people to, but it returns users to the top url of their space, namely or

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peijun's picture

Readonly section

Hi All,

I have issue tracking system which is readonly. I would like to migrate it to OA2. How can I create a readonly private section?

Or how can I add readonly members/group to a space?



annie stone's picture

You asked and we listened! Phase2 now offers Open Atrium Training

2014-06-26 10:00 - 18:00 America/New_York

It’s finally here! Phase2 is now offering personalized training sessions with Open Atrium lead architect, Mike Potter to help organizations and developers get their Open Atrium sites up and running.

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annie stone's picture

Open Atrium For Government

Government agencies need a robust and secure toolset to successfully connect disparate government systems and constituents.

Open Atrium provides an open source, enterprise-grade collaboration platform for government that:
-engages constituents with a modern, mobile-friendly experience
-streamlines communication and workflows across groups
-integrates with enterprise systems

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Anonymous's picture

Enabling/disabling comments for individual pages

Is it possible to change the comment settings (i.e. to open or closed) for individual pages in OA? I know it's possible with a regular Drupal install, but can't see how to do it with OA.

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danielstrum's picture

Notifications for discussion replies posted via email not being sent with auto triggered cronjob.

Hi Folks,

I have a very weird issue happening on my Open Atrium instance. Again, this has to deal with notifications for discussion nodes and replies posted through MailHandler and Feeds Imports. Again, I have set this up as described in Mike Potter's blog post here:

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peijun's picture

Workflow Enhancements


Last month, there was a webinar talking about workflow enhancements with OA. I did not have chance to take this webinar. However, I would like to test this new feature.

I would ask which modules have to be installed/updated in order to integrate this feature to my installation (7.x-2.18)?



peijun's picture

OA wiki syntax


I just installed OA 2 recently. I want to know where I could find the reference for OA wiki syntax?



firebug's picture

Open Atrium Task rollup

Hi ...
I know how to rollup calendar events of subspaces into a consolidated calendar at the space level (includes sub-space events + space events)

Is there a similar solution for Workflow Tasks?


firebug's picture

Blocks added to Customized panels in Spaces

I am new to OA. Like it alot so far. A nice base to work from.

I love how you can mix groups with spaces.
On the spaces page you can create new custom panels. Nice. But there should be a way to make the new panel display an existing block or view. Is this possible?

I have several spaces that are different departments and each has projects associated with them (projects are sub-spaces). So i have a view of a list of projects filtered by each dept ...and I want to add these to the space page.

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Dogtag's picture

OA Toolbar Weirdness After Update

Hi folks,

I just updated my OA installation to the latest version. After running Update.php, my toolbar is missing icons. Instead it displays odd characters or, in some cases a small box of numbers. I'll try to attach a screenshot.

After updating the installation, I copied my Sites folder back to the root. Did that mess things up? I think the problem is with the CSS.

Anyone else experience this?


Niklas.G's picture

Is there an easy way to integrate openideals into OA?

Hi everyone,

Have a question, is there an easy way to integrate an existing drupal distribution (openideal) into the OA?

Openideals is a idea management system and looks promising (still beta)

Best regards


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