Quick start after installation¶
Discover your installation¶
Open your browser and go to the url of your web server. If using php’s built-in web server it will be : http://localhost:8000
Register a first user account : it will be you, and you will be super admin, yeah! Note that you need to have email sending working in order to validate your account.
Create one or more groups. A welcome and a test group are often useful.
Introduction text on the homepage¶
Set an intro text on the homepage for newcomers : go to the admin page from your user profile dropdown. Using the editor you can add external images and whatever you want.
Invite people to one or more groups using the invite feature of each group. You can also add people directly if the already registered on your install. This is particularly useful if people have a hard time to confirm their email address and membership (trust me it happens).
Each group allows one to create discussions. Within discussions and comments, you can use a special syntax to reference existing files and discussions, and mention users. Just start typing @ to mention someone (autocomplete appears) use f: to link to a file, and d: to link to a discussion.
You may also directly attach a file to a discussion. Use the “Browse…” button below the discussion form to upload a file from your computer, attach it to the group, and mention it in the discussion in one go.
Each group has a calendar where you can add actions/events. You just need to set a start date and time, and an optional duration. If no duration is set, it is assumed to be 1 hour.
You can add file to groups directly in the files tab. Just upload one or more files, add some tags for organization. As explained above, you can also directly attach files to comments and discussions.
Last step : profit !¶
(or in some cases, revolution!)