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WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS

You can create your own Linchpin environment all by yourself

All of these steps can be performed or started without any obligation to pay anything.

Create a prototype of your new social intranet right now!

 

 


What is Linchpin?

Linchpin is a comprehensive solution for enterprise intranets created by //SEIBERT/MEDIA based on Confluence, the collaborative intranet software by the Australian company Atlassian. Confluence is a professional wiki system many collaboration and knowledge management capabilities built in (learn more about Confluence).

To create the Linchpin solution, //SEIBERT/MEDIA has added a selection of useful apps and specific configurations to support full personalization and provide social elements and features, to meet the growing needs of your corporate communications department (learn more about Linchpin).

You don't have to rely on //SEIBERT/MEDIA to create a Linchpin intranet - you can do it yourself by downloading, installing and configuring all the add-ons that we use in our Linchpin solutions.

Setting up your own Linchpin intranet

The following guide is designed for experienced Confluence administrators who want to try out the Linchpin intranet solution on their staging environment. If you don't have a test site feel free to create a Confluence demonstration instance using SWIFT - you can experiment there without worrying about breaking anything, and learn what the system can do for you.

You can use the demonstration instance to build a prototype that you can present to your company's intranet committee. Having a working prototype is invaluable for creating enthusiasm and buy-in from stakeholders, and demonstrating that your chosen solution will meet your company's requirements.


Step 1: Confluence Basics (Information Architecture) (tbd)

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Step 2: Linchpin Manager (tbd)

Linchpin Manager turns your Confluence instance into a Linchpin social intranet, providing a centralized overview of all the Linchpin apps. Easily manage the personalization options and additional functions of your intranet.

The app is only visible within the Confluence administration console. Through the app, information can be exchanged between the components and certain functions in individual components can be enabled.



Step 3: Linchpin Theme Plugin

Every professional Confluence instance should have an individual design adapted to the corporate identity of its owner. An individual design not only improves the system's usability in critical areas but also increases the acceptance among employees and their identification with the software.




Step 4: Linchpin Navigation Menus

Our Linchpin Navigation Menus app supports freely configurable global navigation menus for different user groups and group locations. Creating menus is as simple as moving files around on your desktop. Navigation Menu Editor allows you to move single menu entries and sub-trees of the menu via drag & drop.


   

Step 5: Linchpin User Profiles

People are the heart of your company and should be the heart of your Confluence, too. Linchpin User Profiles makes it easier for your employees to connect. Linchpin User Profiles enables users to create profiles, that tell a story and draw a realistic picture about them. It allows new colleagues to quickly and easily get to know the team. Admins can create profiles with unlimited custom fields, arrange the order of fields and create categories. Field types range from text input and user select to linked profile fields. 



Step 6: Linchpin Enterprise News

Creating a news item with Linchpin Enterprise News is as easy as creating a blog post inside a standard confluence. In fact, it's the same thing. For larger corporations the standard blog functionality is not enough to model a complex news concept. Linchpin Enterprise News offers a selection of macros to do that, along with tools for creating visually appealing dashboards and news pages, personalization for certain user groups or even users and a set of social features to increase their users' involvement. 


Step 7: Microblogging

Microblogging for Confluence provides a user friendly and streamlined real-time channel to share your ideas and quickly collect feedback.The app enables seamless and direct sharing of multimedia information, like on Twitter and Facebook. With the Confluence rich-text editor, you can easily share text information as well as links, @mentions, #hashtags, pictures, videos.


Step 8: Linchpin Events (tbd)

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Step 9: Linchpin Launchpad (tbd)

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Step 10: Linchpin Mobile (tbd)

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Step 5: Configuring the Linchpin apps

Make sure you have set up and configured the following:

  • spaces and pages
  • groups
  • permissions
  • templates

Whether you are starting with the Linchpin demo, or if you have installed the Linchpin add-ons to a Confluence instance, you will need to configure the core add-ons in a specific order.

The following diagram gives you an overview of each configuration step. Click on the links to be taken to each add-on's documentation. 

Want some more help?

Are you having trouble defining your requirements? Don't know what add-ons you really need? Want some help with the configuration?

We are here for you!

Simply get in contact with us using the form below - we can provide comprehensive consultation and training for all aspects of intranets and Linchpin.


If you would like to collaborate with us on a Linchpin project, please see our detailed information on what is involved


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