Feature #6546

Add search help static page to AtoM releases

Added by Dan Gillean about 8 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Status:InvalidStart date:04/02/2014
Priority:MediumDue date:
Assignee:Sarah Romkey% Done:


Category:Static pages
Target version:Release 2.1.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:
Sponsored:No Requires documentation:


the City of Vancouver Archives has done a great job adding useful search help and tips to a static page in AtoM: http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/about

This feature proposal would involve including a similar static page in AtoM by default, generalized for the Dominion theme. Users with custom themes would have an easier time replacing existing images with shots of their own themes, than they would creating their own resources from scratch.

Implementation would involve several steps

1) Ask CVA for permission to use their page as a basis. We can include them by name in the release notes, tweet about it, etc. and in general give them props and visibility for contributing to a community release feature, without them having to do anything except say yes.

2) If yes, we would log into their application and copy the static page contents. We will then replace any screenshots and custom content with Dominion screenshots and more generalized content. We will need help from the devs getting the images into AtoM in a way they could be referenced when installed from a tarball. The devs will have to specify the best workflow for doing this - likely using the Vagrant box on a fresh branch.

3) We will need to do this work ASAP, so we can then push the changes to transifex. We can make a post in the user forum about it - in fact, we should make a general 2.1 translations call ASAP anyway, as we approach 2.1.

4) We will then package the static page and its images with the next release. It will appear as a link under the Quick links tab, just as CVA has implemented it.


#1 Updated by Sarah Romkey almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Invalid

Marking as invalid because of the complications involved in implementing this. We do however have the templates made, so if we wish in the future we could make it available as a zip package for download from the wiki, etc.

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