Organic Groups - Overview

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The most basic overview of Organic Groups 2.x for Drupal 7.x

The most basic overview of Organic Groups 2.x for Drupal 7.x

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  • 1. ORGANIC GROUPS ROB CARR - DRUPAL DUNDEE NOV 2013
  • 2. HTTPS://DRUPAL.ORG/PROJECT/OG Enable users to create and manage their own 'groups'. Each group can have subscribers, and maintains a group home page where subscribers communicate amongst themselves. They do so by posting the usual node types: blog, story, page, etc. Groups may be selective or not. Selective groups require approval in order to become a member, or even invitation -only groups. Groups and content can also be private. There are lots of preferences to configure groups as you need. Requires Entity Relationship & Views => Entity API and CTools
  • 3. © Creative Commons: Wikipedia SITE-WITHIN-A-SITE DELEGATION OF CONTENT AND USER MANAGEMENT
  • 4. ENTITY RELATIONSHIPS Public or Private Group home page Content Audience: Group members or Public Users Blog Article etc
  • 5. OG FUNCTIONALITY Assign each member specific roles. Create custom role with specific permissions. Each node can have custom audience. OG integrates with: Views + VBO Panels Workbench… Extend OG with: OG Menu OG Vocab OG Subgroups… © Probably Lego
  • 6. BASIC INSTALL Install OG, Entity API, Entity Relationships, CTools, Views, Views Bulk Operations. Create a Group content type. Enable required Content types for Group content. Group Content != Group content type
  • 7. SET UP GROUP TYPE Creates a ‘Checkbox’ field
  • 8. ENABLE CONTENT TYPES Can limit association with specific Group types (if more than one Group content type). Adds an ‘Audience’ field to the content type.
  • 9. ADD CUSTOM FIELDS /admin/config/group/fields Add audience/visibility settings for content Add roles/permissions/visibility/register settings for Groups
  • 10. DONT FORGET PERMISSIONS Both OG permissions and sitewide user permissions
  • 11. DISTRIBUTIONS Most popular OG-based distributions: • Drupal Commons: Community focused • Open Atrium: Team and activity intranet
  • 12. SUMMARY • OG for team and community sites - delegation of user and content management. • Configure: • • Configure other Content types to be Group Content • • Create Group content type Permissions/Audience/Privacy Extend and integrate OG http://drupal.org/project/og