Steps to create a new page

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Dec 6, 2018, 11:01:03 AM12/6/18
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I need to change somethings and I really need the steps to crete a new page (simple, or blank), for example.


Dan Gillean

Dec 7, 2018, 10:21:05 AM12/7/18
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Hi Rita, 

I'm not sure what you mean by a new page. If you want to create a new static page, that can be done via the user interface - useful for adding free-text content, such as an About or Help page. For more information, see: 
Some of our users have used Static pages in very interesting ways. One of my favorite examples is how the Beaton institute has used a combination of subject access terms and static pages to provide curated entry into their holdings. See for example: 
If you mean creating a new custom field or a new edit template, such as a a new metadata entry template for archival description, this requires development. We have some resources to assist you on our wiki, here: 

AtoM is built in PHP, using the Symfony 1.x framework and the Propel ORM - so you will need to familiarize yourself with Symfony 1.4 to develop new features or modules:

In general, we recommend that developers adding features to AtoM follow Symfony's plugin development model. Most of the existing modules in AtoM and ICA-AtoM have been built as plugins - developing this way makes them easier to maintain in the long-term. Here are some of the best Symfony 1.x resources on Plugin development: 

There is also a Symfony plugins page that lists "1453 symfony plugins developed by 609 contributors." This can be a great reference, to see how others using Symfony have developed their plugins for other projects. See: 

However, please be aware that we do not recommend developing custom fields or templates that do not implement a known standard and include a method of exporting data at a later date. We have outlined some of these reasons in a previous thread, here: 

Dan Gillean, MAS, MLIS
AtoM Program Manager
Artefactual Systems, Inc.

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I need to change somethings and I really need the steps to crete a new page (simple, or blank), for example.


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