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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 modules 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: Installing Linchpin Suite


Linchpin Suite

With Atlassian Confluence as its core, Linchpin has a solid and powerful software foundation.

These basic features, combined with modular Linchpin apps developed by Seibert Media, provide you with a state-of-the-art collaboration platform that can be tailored to meet the needs and requirements of your organization.



Step 2: Theming



Linchpin Theme

Every professional Linchpin 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 3: User Profiles



Linchpin User Profiles

People are the heart of your company and should be the heart of your Linchpin, too.

Linchpin User Profiles makes it easier for your employees to connect. It 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 4: News



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 5: Events




Linchpin Events

Linchpin Events takes event management within Linchpin to a whole new level.

You can create, explore, and manage events with the all-new central event hub, the live preview presents event organizers with an accurate representation of how the event will look like once it has been published, and the heavily improved workflow for embedding and managing events within pages in Linchpin makes it even easier and more fun to use.



Step 6: Microblogging



Microblogging for Confluence

Microblogging for Confluence provides a user friendly and streamlined real-time channel to share your ideas and quickly collect feedback.

This Linchpin module enables seamless and direct sharing of multimedia information, like on Twitter and Facebook. With the rich-text editor, you can easily share text information as well as links, @mentions, #hashtags, pictures, videos.



Step 7: Sidebar



Linchpin Launchpad

Make your Linchpin even more useful by providing links to external apps that users will need for their daily work.

As a quick selection of favorite apps placed on your dashboard, as an extensive, categorized overview on a separate page or within a custom sidebar.

Wherever you need access to your apps, simply place one of two available macros: One for displaying favorited apps, one for a hand-picked list. In addition to that you can recommend apps for users based on their personal data.



Step 8: Mobile Access



Linchpin Mobile

Linchpin Mobile adds a mobile-optimized component to the Linchpin social intranet suite.

With this, each employee in the company can access important information and collaborate with colleagues.

Wherever they are, whenever they need to.




Configuring the Linchpin Modules


Make sure you have set up and configured spaces and pages, groupspermissions and 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!





Linchpin Partner



Our Partner Manager Adil will answer any questions you may have about Linchpin as a Linchpin partner.


anasri@seibert-media.net

+49 611 20570 40


Linchpin Customers (Self-Service)



Our Sales-Team will answer any questions you may have about Linchpin as a Linchpin customer.


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