Digital Archive site maintenance

Omeka updates

The Omeka core files are updated by the Omeka team a few times each year.

Instructions to be added here for applying Omeka updates

Plugin and Theme updates

To update the plugins and themes folders on all Digital Archive sites:

  • Go to cPanel for and choose Terminal
  • cd bin
  • sudo ./sync-digitalarchive
  • Type the password for user daus
  • Type an option:
    • y to perform a dry run
    • Y to perform the sync
    • n or any other character to exit
  • Press Enter

run sync-digitalarchive

The output is written to log.txt

Common vocabulary updates

To update the common vocabulary:

  • Make changes to one or more of the following files:
    • input-translations.csv
    • input-additional-terms.csv
    • input-nomenclature-sortEn_2020-05-18.csv (replace with latest version from Nomenclature)
  • Run
  • Test the changes locally and build again until satisifed
  • When done making changes:
    • Delete local file digital-archive-vocabulary.csv
    • Rename local file output-digital-archive-vocabulary.csv to digital-archive-vocabulary.csv
    • Upload digital-archive-vocabulary.csv to
  • Verify that digital-archive-diff.csv file was successfully FTPed to
  • Go to
  • Verify that has the correct site information
  • Run python3

Running scripts

Root privlidges

A user with root privileges can run bash scripte that modify files on every Digital Archive installation on the server.

To assign a user root privileges via sudo: - Go to WHM and choose Manage Wheel Groupt Users - Add a user to the wheel group

A user in the wheel group can use the system's su and sudo utilities.

Making a script executable

Use the chmod command to make a script file executable. For example, you can make file foo executable with this command:

chmod +x foo

To execuate the foo script type:


If a script requires root privileges, use sudo to run it. For example:

sudo ./foo