Table of contents
The administrator manual is aimed at people who are downloading and installing ARK. If you are struggling with installation or administration, you should consider contacting the ARK team via the Google Group.
Information about the navigation tools used within ARK.
The different 'Views' of ARK.
An overview of the key administration concepts.
Installation and Setup
A description of the ARK installation process.
Some things to consider when completing the initial setup of your ARK.
A list of the standard ARK tables, with a basic explanation for each.
This chapter will help the new ARK administrator who is comfortable with editing PHP configuration files through the setup of an ARK project. For a general overview of settings please see Settings Files.
A description of the env_settings.php file for three different operating systems.
Instructions on how to configure the field_settings.php file.
Instructions on how to configure module specific settings files.
The general settings for ARK.
The settings for page based displays and navigation.
A description of information found within the vd_settings.php file.
A general overview of ARK Subforms and their configuration.
The required fields for configuration of subforms.
Some optional subform fields generic to all modules and subform types.
Conditional subforms is a more complex subform option that allows specific subforms to only be displayed if a set of pre-configured conditions are met
A list of all the current subforms with example configurations.
Some general information about mapping in ARK.
Instructions on how to configure the mapfile.
Instructions on how to use OpenStreetmap as your mapping BaseLayer
Instructions on how to use Google Maps as your mapping BaseLayer
Some tools for administering user accounts.
How to update the Address Book module.
How to add aliases to the database.
How to add markup to the database.
Some basic tips for exporting data.
Information about the ongoing development of import tools.
How to use and administer the Help system.
Configuring Clean URLs
ARK can be configured to use clean URLs, that is instead of visiting a page using a URL like: http://www.myark.com/ark/micro_view.php?item_key=cxt_cd&itemvalue=ABC12_1234 you can visit: http://www.myark.com/ark/view/cxt/ABC12_1234. This allows for persistent clean URLs and also aids in Search Engine Optimisation, etc. If you are still not sure you want to do this, here is an article explaining it a bit further.
If you still want to do it there are a number of steps to go through:
The following are examples of custom configurations and may be specific to previous installations of ARK. Only use these for reference if you are upgrading from development code prior to the v0.6 release. Please contact the ARK Development Team for more information on any of the following.