- 1 Key Concepts
- 2 Installation and Setup
- 3 ARK Customisation
- 3.1 env_settings.php
- 3.2 field_settings.php
- 3.3 mod_settings.php
- 3.4 settings.php
- 3.5 vd_settings.php
- 4 Subforms
- 4.1 Subforms Overview
- 4.2 Subform Requirements
- 4.3 Subform Options
- 4.4 Conditional Subforms
- 4.5 Subform Reference
- 5 Mapping
- 6 Administration
- 7 Custom Configuration
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 to buy a preconfigured ARK. This would help support the project and make a contribution towards the ongoing development of the project.
Information about the navigation tools used within ARK.
The different 'Views' of ARK.
Key Administration Concepts
An overview of the key administration concepts.
Installation and Setup
A description of the ARK installation process.
Setup Windows server for ARK
Browse to ARK
Some things to consider when completing the initial setup of your ARK.
What to record?
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.
Mapserver for Windows
Instructions on how to configure the field_settings.php file.
Class Specific Settings
Instructions on how to configure module specific settings files.
Data Entry Forms
The general settings for ARK.
Left Panel Configuration
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.
Configuring the Mapfile
Instructions on how to configure the mapfile.
OpenStreetMap and ARK
Instructions on how to use OpenStreetmap as your mapping BaseLayer
Google Maps and ARK
Instructions on how to use Google Maps as your mapping BaseLayer
Some tools for administering user accounts.
Address Book Administration
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.
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.