Community discussions around Open Publish distribution.

OpenPublish is a packaged distribution of Drupal, that has been tailored to the needs of today's online publishers. OpenPublish is ideal for the implementation of a variety of media outlet's sites including: online magazines, newspapers, journals, trade publications, broadcast, wire service and membership publications. Built and supported on standard Drupal core (currently Drupal 6x), OpenPublish features support everything from basic news coverage needs to Web 2.0 trends, social publishing, semantic tagging and topic hubs. Each component bundled in the distribution is well supported, documented and modularly designed according to Drupal's architecture.

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Important note: in order to fix consistency issues and critical bugs, in a timely manner, OpenPublish had to patch some third-party modules included in it. It's not recommended to independently update those. More information at:

djudd's picture

OpenCalais Top Level Taxonomy Terms

This is really more of a module question, but I'm guessing the people using OpenPublish probably have the best familiarity with the the OpenCalais module and it's blacklisting capabilities.

Does anyone know if it's possible, and how to do so, to blacklist the top level Calais suggested terms?

For example, the Calais Document Category vocabulary?

Or another example would be the Social Issue term. They appear under Calais Document Category and under the Social Tags vocabularies, and it causes double display when using the print tags code.

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occi64's picture

OpenPublish and pecl

Just a couple things.

  1. Installing OP on Dreamhost.

In the past couple days I've been working on my site at DH. I thought it would be a big problem installing it based on comments I have read. However, since I just upgraded to a PS account there I decided to try it fresh with OP 2.0. Result? First time, and quick. What a comparison with installing it on my home computer. I had to keep upping the time out times. Anyway, it does work on PS at Dreamhost just fine so far.

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djudd's picture

Apture in a new window?

Is it possible to have the Apture links open in a new (or Ajax) window rather than redirect to the page?

Not real clean when users have to navigate away from your content when clicking on a link.

ithacaindy's picture

Is There a Better Way to Upload Images?

I'm getting tired of repeatedly uploading the same photos. Is there some sort of ability to create a library of already uploaded images that can be used? Joomla and others have such a feature, why not Drupal (at least a module)?

msidibe03's picture

Is there any particular issue when upgrading from OP 1.7 to 2.0

I just wanted to know if there is any particular issue when upgrading from OP 1.7 to 2.0.

Or should I just follow the same procedure that was for 1.6 to 1.7.

Thank you

pkcho's picture

Related to my CSS question below

If someone could help me with the flip side to my question below on the CSS float issue in IE 7, which would be, why does this issue occur for me here for this block on not on my other blocks?

Thank you.

rapsli's picture

Better Structure for this group ... some ideas

Well, just kind of looking at this group it seems as it is more used for just support request. Wouldn't there be a better place for this stuff, like an issue tracker or something, so we can keep this space for discussion about new features.

Well, there are some important features, I think are missing:
- Timebased publishing combined with workflows. There are some good modules, but none cover all the needs (I can get into this more in detail)
- The whole navigation problem setting the active menu item (which doesn't work right now)
- content locking

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ithacaindy's picture

How to Connect Nodeque to Articles View?

How do I connect a nodequeue to the Articles view to control the order of articles listed in the Feature Block, as well as the Homepage block?
A demo was done at the conference; is there a screencast or video? This is a nagging problem. Thanks in advance.

knad's picture

Openpublish, Quark and Indesign

Hi All,
I am trying to design an online newspaper site with Openpublish.
The firm need to send the online edition (after some editing) to the press for the printed version.
The press is using Quark and Indesign.
How can I accomplish this?
Is there a way to connect Openpublish to Quark and Indesign so the press can easily print the online newspaper after minor edits.

Thanks in advance

pkcho's picture

Please help with an IE 7 css issue

I apologize for asking this here, but even after searching for an answer, I don't quite understand how to fix this.

On my homepage (, I have a sky scrapper tower ad position on the left side that doesn't properly clear the block above it in Internet Explorer 7. I know that there's a bug in IE 7 regarding this, but I don't understand how to apply a fix.

Can someone please help me properly clear my sky scrapper ad?

Thank you very much.

ithacaindy's picture

Double Articles on Homepage

I've been working on my views today, and somewhere I must have introduced a bug. Now, when I publish a new article to the home page, not only does it appear in the featured view, but it also appears in the next row below, on the homepage view. I checked my content, and there is only one story, but it appears twice.

The question is, what is causing this with views and where should I look to correct the problem? I've checked the Default in articles, and nothing seems out of the ordinary.

You can check out what I mean by visiting my front page.

kenyan's picture

Panels, Openpublish and custom frontpages

I am using OP 2.0.
I basically do not mind the stock OP theme. But I have absolutely no use for content regions that will not collapse when empty for one and I would prefer a slightly different layout.
So I figured that instead of going the subtheme way ( I lack the skills), I would simply create a new Panel page, set to be my homepage, disable the frontpage context (it has its own idea of regions as far as I am concerned), load content just the way I want and .......
Well, not voila!

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hajer's picture

slideshow on the front page

i downloaded modules views slideshow to create slideshow and on openpublish i created a view. on that view there are a block and a page and i wanna that the slideshow show me the articles that i created and i wanna that slideshow on the frontpage. what should i do?

zdoryk's picture

Are the calais tags needed on OP site by not English?

What bonus modules like Open Calais or Acqua are useful on not English OP site?

ithacaindy's picture

How to Edit Place Tracking Code in Header and Body?

I plan to use the Chartbeat service for real-time tracking of website visits. I need to place some javascript code just after the and right before the tags. First, which files would I edit and secondly, how do I do that within my childtheme? Thanks.

ithacaindy's picture

Articles not Sorted By Date

I have a problem with articles not being sorted by date published. I have as my lead article (at least OP 2.0 considers it that) a sports story published at 11:21 a.m. However, newer stories (12:46 p.m. and 10: p.m.) are lower down on the page in positions I thought were for older stories.

Any idea why this is happening?

hajer's picture

resize images

i want to resize all the images that appears on the front page.
how to do that?

hajer's picture

problem with articles

when i create an article and i save and click on the for exemple" health " on the principal menu.i found nothing. i don't find the article that i created.

i want when i click on Health or Business or politics or technology on the principal menu found the articles that i created.
what should i do?

stattler's picture

Removing the Twitter feed

I can't seem to find how to disable/remove the twitter feed from the frontpage right-sidebar. Its not in the frontpage context. I know its a silly question.. :(

ithacaindy's picture

How to Limit Front Page Articles?

Is there a simple, non-invasive way of limiting which articles (as opposed to blog posts or forum entries) appear on the front page? I've unselected "publish on front page" in the editor, but minor articles I want to limit to a section appear as the lead on the front page.

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