Following up on New Year's Resolutions at Phase2

Well, it's been a few weeks since the 1st of the year, so of course most of us are either dreading or hoping for the question: "How are you doing with your New Year's resolution?" Today, I'm excited to report on one of mine!

Danielle Sheffler
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Well, it's been a few weeks since the 1st of the year, so of course most of us are either dreading or hoping for the question: "How are you doing with your New Year's resolution?" Today, I'm excited to report on one of mine!

At Phase2, we made a New Year's resolution for community management around our products: to increase the amount of documentation we have for OpenPublic, OpenPublish, and Open Atrium. In November and December, we added documentation on section fronts and boxes for OpenPublish and provided information on our Omega-based responsive design themes in both OpenPublic and OpenPublish.

While I'm pleased that we have increased the amount of information available about our products, we want to work hard this year to add more to what we already have. I have taken both the suggestions I have received from the community as well as used my knowledge of what is in each product to create a plan of what documentation we should add. And thanks to members in the community, some of this documentation has already been written!

We will add the following documentation for OpenPublic:

  • Introduction to OpenPublic
  • Documenting the inclusion of security standards (functionality coming soon!)
  • How to add a media gallery node in OpenPublic content
  • Detailed overview of apps that are included in OpenPublic and how to configure them
  • List of Features specific to OpenPublic
  • Accessibility in OpenPublic
  • Upgrade path

We will add the following documentation for OpenPublish:

  • Product tour
  • Explanation of users and pre-defined roles
  • How to configure your site using OpenPublish
  • More details about content
    • Content types 
    • Images
    • Multimedia Content 
    • Relating Content
    • Features specific to OpenPublish
  • Detailing site structure and sections
    • Themes and Regions
    • Taxonomy Basics
  • Translation
  • FAQs
  • Detailed overview of apps that are included in OpenPublish and how to configure them
  • Documenting our new magazine theme (theme coming soon!)

We will add the following documentation for Open Atrium:

  • How to set up content for anonymous users 
  • Limiting the number of items in the Recent Activity feed
  • How to hide a default page in the notebook
  • Creating a new content type for a calendar 
  • Preventing iCal imports from duplicating
  • Theming
  • Translation
  • Adding icons
  • Creating minisites using Atrium

While it looks like a lot, I know we can get it done! We have had several community members contribute to our documentation already and, as you know, I always encourage you to get involved!  We have a documentation wiki for OpenPublish and a documentation wiki for OpenPublic. All you have to do is visit the wiki, sign up for an account if you don't have one already, and you can start creating and editing pages.; We also have our community.openatrium.com site that allows you to create and edit pages once you have a log in. Additionally, if you have other ideas, please feel free to share them in the OpenPublic Drupal.org group, the OpenPublish Drupal.org group, or on community.openatrium.com

I look forward to a year when I can say that I have met my New Year's resolution! I can't wait to work with all of you to make it possible!

Danielle Sheffler