Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium
By Tracy Smith
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2011
Pages: 304

In Detail

In today's global society, online collaboration has gained tremendous importance as businesses look for ways to share ideas and collaborate easily. Open Atrium is a powerful and flexible Drupal installation that provides intranet solutions to businesses and organizations for sharing ideas. It is used to create intranets where co-workers or teams can collaborate easily. But Open Atrium is filled with so many powerful features that you may need some help to use it to its full potential.

Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium unlocks the power of Open Atrium and guides you through real-world examples of an Open Atrium intranet. Examples and screenshots are used throughout the book so that you can follow along on your Open Atrium installation. The examples walk through setting up your site, user administration, implementing core features, and maintaining your intranet site.

This book starts off with explaining how to set up a web server on a Windows or Mac computer and install Drupal with the Open Atrium distribution. After installing Open Atrium you will learn how to add and maintain users. The book also covers some exciting topics such as the different "spaces" or "workgroup" micro-sites that can be created to match your organization's structure. Reading each of these sections, you will understand and become familiar with managing the Open Atrium interface. Once you comprehend the Open Atrium interface, you will learn how to create a blog, document library, and issue tracker for each group's dashboard or site page. The book covers everything from editing a single piece of content to arranging the layout of that content on each page.

By the end of this book, you should be able to establish your own intranet site for your organization or workgroup using the Open Atrium Drupal distribution.

A how-to guide with examples and screenshots to guide you through every step of creating an intranet with Open Atrium

Approach

Packed with screenshots and clear instructions, this book allows you to follow along with your own site and ensures you won't get lost. It's a how-to guide that guides you simply through each step.

Who this book is for

This book is intended for beginning to intermediate computer users who either have not worked with Drupal before or want to expand their Drupal knowledge by installing Open Atrium. If you want to learn how to quickly set up an intranet to improve your organization's communication and workflow, then this book is for you.

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Good introduction to Open Atrium

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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples

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    Comments about oreilly Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium:

    If you are looking for in introduction to Open Atrium and tips for how to use your Open Atrium site, this is a good book. After the installation instructions, this book is primarily for novice users of an open atrium site.

    This book only treats theming or developing for Open Atrium tangentially, or through a few notes in the last couple of chapters.

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