Step 0: Build development site first

Before making your website publicly available on the Internet, you probably will want to build and test it in an offline development environment. When it is working to your satisfaction in the development environment, you can then upload it to a Web host for serving online. To install Drupal on your own computer for a local development environment, see the article, Local server setup.

Installation Guide

Installation instructions

  1. Download and enable libraries module.
  2. Download Context.IO PHP API from and extract it to sites/all/libraries or sites/ the name of the folder must be PHP-ContextIO (the version number from the end should be removed).
  3. Navigate to the sites/all/libraries/PHP-ContextIO folder from terminal.
  4. Run `composer install` command.

Installing or Updating Open Atrium

Open Atrium is a rich distribution of many (150+) Drupal modules. Installing Open Atrium requires additional resources beyond a minimal Drupal 7 installation. Please see the other pages in this section for more information.

Watch the webinar: Best practices for updating your Open Atrium site
(Phase2 Technology, October 2014)


If you are a seasoned Drupalista you can skip this section.

Installation of the Neat Scrollbar module can be done using the Drush command 'drush dl neat_scrollbar', followed by 'drush en neat_scrollbar'. This will prompt you to install the Libraries API module, if not already there. If you aren't using Drush from the command line, you can download the module from it's Project Page and move it into your 'sites/all/modules' folder, or through your Drupal site's modules administration section.

The main purpose of this section is to provide details of the relevant jQuery plugins and other files, which are required to be installed in the 'sites/all/libraries/neat_scrollbar' folder. If you don't have the libraries folders, you should create them and ensure that you give them the appropriate file/folder permissions.


The mCustomScrollbar plugin is provided together with various other example files. It is recommended that you only download the files listed under "Installation" below. Conveniently, you can obtain all of the files required (including the Mouse Wheel jQuery Plugin) in the following repository folders:

How to install this stack on Ubuntu

RVM is highly recommended for Omega 4. For more information about this, please see the previous page and the 'Gem Management' section at

Here's a 3 min screencast that covers an Ubuntu installing everything required via rvm, including ruby and bundler :


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