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: http://omeka.org/codex/Installation.
Create a new Crontab for backing up both the MySQL Database and the new Omeka installation: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Crontab
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): http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Crontab
Configure Thumbnail Creation by adding the following lines to the appropriate Omeka file: http://omeka.org/codex/Configuring_Thumbnail_Creation

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

Install and activate the following Plugins: http://omeka.org/codex/Managing_Plugins_2.0

  • Coins
  • ExhibitBuilder
  • Geolocation
  • Neatline
  • SimplePages

Install all available Themes: http://omeka.org/codex/Managing_Themes_2.0
Modify the site Appearance settings: http://omeka.org/codex/Managing_Appearance_2.0

  • Themes->Set Theme to Thanks, Roy (Default).
  • Navigation->Change “Browse Exhibits” to “Browse Student Exhibits”.
  • Navigation->Uncheck all display links except "Browse Student Exhibits".
  • Navigation->Confirm that "Select a Homepage" is set to "[Default}."
  • Settings->Change "Results Per Page (admin)*" to 100.

Modify the Security Settings: http://omeka.org/codex/Managing_Security_Settings_2.0

  • Security->Enable File Upload Validation.
  • Security->Disable HTML Filtering.

Modify the Element Sets Settings: http://omeka.org/codex/Managing_Element_Sets_2.0

  • Element Sets->Copy the Dublin Core usage examples from the previous Omeka installation and paste them into the "Comment" sections of the appropriate elements.

Copy over the sample items from the previous Omeka installation: http://omeka.org/codex/Managing_Items_2.0