Totem is built so you can have as many communities as you would like. Members can also decide how open or closed they want their communities to be in relation to other site users.
Sometimes you will have content that won't necessarily belong in a particular community...rather, it is relevant to your entire audience. In that case, new content can be flagged as Resources to be available in a central location.
Totem provides users with the ability to throttle how much community activity they see in their dashboard. Users can also subscribe to specific pieces of content they're interested in.
Simply put, we expanded on Drupal's native search capability and made its results faster and smarter. By default, visitors who are not logged in may see results, but will be required to sign in or create an account before being allowed to access full content.
The heart of your communities are the relationships created between its members. Idea exchange is encouraged through discussion threads, instant comments on all site content, and private messaging between members. Automatic activity notifications also ensure the conversations stay fresh.
Users can bulk-upload as many images, videos and documents as they'd like to a community. They can also group related media together in lightbox gallery collections. And just as with other community content, users can comment on and socially share all media content.
Users can also post events to their communities, optionally including an external registration link. Globally, upcoming events are visible across all communities, and can be navigated using a traditional calendar widget.
Users can control who can access their communities, appoint managers of their communities and can choose to make individual content within a community completely private.
There are lots of other useful features and tools in Totem as well. We're working hard on full documentation of everything, and we certainly encourage you to submit your own ideas over on drupal.org!
The Learning Exchange Network transforms how scientists conduct research by enabling conversations: private messaging, activity feeds, events, rich media sharing and groups around common interests. With Totem, we are proud to help the WWF further its mission to respect our planet through conservation.
With Totem, we give family and friends a social media platform where they can remember and share about someone special. With features like profiles of loved ones passed, activity feeds, stories, commenting and photo galleries and albums, Memories gives members a place to celebrate life.
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It's built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
Totem is a full-featured, packaged distribution of the Drupal platform. Distributions are full copies of Drupal that include Drupal Core, along with additional software such as themes, modules, libraries, and installation profiles.
Interactive Strategies is proud to support the Drupal project through its organization membership, sponsorship of Drupal events, and by freely contributing Totem back to the Drupal community. And just as with all open source software projects, we need your feedback, feature suggestions, bug reports, and all around support to keep improving Totem. To learn more, visit the Totem project page.
Who is Totem for?
Anyone looking for a feature-rich, turnkey, community-building platform like academic institutions, associations, and multi-location organizations.
How do I get started? What support options are available to my organization?
Does Totem support single sign-on or social sign-on?
How will Totem look on my mobile device?
Regardless of the device, your Totem site will look excellent and remain fully functional. Totem will react to the size of the browser using responsive design to show the best suited page layout for the device.
Is Totem SEO-friendly? How is my community's private content protected from search engines?
Organizations typically want to protect their full community and member profiles from search engines, as well as casual site visitors. So, by default Totem will require visitors to sign in or create an account to view content.