Omeka Website Set Up: An Introduction to Digital Humanities Class

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Create a new MySQL database
Add the User responsible for making the backups to the new MySQL database.
Install the current version of Omeka:
Create a new Crontab for backing up both the MySQL Database and the new Omeka installation:
Set Permissions for the Crontab to the recommended settings (see previous Crontab installations for the recommended settings)
Create a new Cron Job for the backup (Set frequency to weekly):
Configure Thumbnail Creation by adding the following lines to the appropriate Omeka file:

  • fileDerivatives.typeWhitelist[] = "image/jpeg"
  • fileDerivatives.typeWhitelist[] = "image/image/png"
  • fileDerivatives.typeWhitelist[] = "application/pdf"

Install and activate the following Plugins:
  • Coins
  • ExhibitBuilder
  • Geolocation
  • Neatline
  • SimplePages
Install all available Themes:
Modify the site Appearance settings:
  • Themes->Set Theme to Thanks, Roy (Default)
  • Navigation->Change “Browse Exhibits” to “Browse Student Exhibits”