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.