What Happens After I Leave Princeton?

We can only provide hosting for current members of the Princeton University community.

Before you leave Princeton, we recommend that you download all of your files from your pages. One option is navigate to Site Content > Browse > Files in the Control Panel to see all your files. Then you can open each file individually and save it to your local machine. You can also browse your live site to retrieve your images and files. Unfortunately, we do not have an export tool to export your entire site and its contents.

There are third-party tools, such as...

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How do I add LaTeX (mathematical formulas) to my site?

The WYSIWYG toolbar in the body field editor includes a "mathjax" button with a sigma (Σ) icon. Clicking that button brings up a dialog where you can enter raw TeX (LaTeX), and the inserted formula will render properly in the WYSIWYG preview and on the published page. Example: \(x=\frac{1+y}{1+2z^2}\)

By default, the formulas are inserted inline. Single dollar sign, square bracket, and parenthesis delimiters are not supported. Double dollar sign delimiters render on the published page, but not in the editor; however, you can add a formula to...

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Logging In to OpenScholar for the First Time


To log into OpenScholar, click on the Login button at the bottom of your OpenScholar site and enter your NetID and Password. Depending on the setting you chose when you created your site, your site could be Public, Private, or anyone can see it if they have the link (basically public but not indexed by Google).

When logging in to a Lab site onOpenScholar for the first time, your site will be set to Private. We do this so if you would like to build your site first before presenting it and making it public to the world, you can.

If you...

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Changing Appearance (Themes)


To change the Theme of your OpenScholar site, go into the Admin Bar > Appearance > Themes. Here you can choose from different themes. Some themes even have something called flavors. The design of the page stays the same but either a background color or a background image changes. When you choose a theme you like, click the Save button. You can not edit the HTML or CSS of any Themes.

*Note: When changing your theme, the layout of the last theme is kept, so this may effect the way the site is displayed in a browser. When changing a theme,...

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Changing Your Site Layout


The site layout is where you decide where content will be displayed for certain pages or all your pages. Widgets are used to display certain types of content. To access and edit your Layout, click on the Admin Bar > Appearance > Layout.

Here you can edit (by click on the gear icon), delete (clicking on the X), or move (drag and drop) widget to the sections you want them to appear in your site. You can also drag new widgets into sections like a sidebar to add different functions to your site (like a Twitter feed).

At the top of Layout there is...

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Adding Apps and Customizing Them


Under Admin  Bar > Settings > Enable/ Disable Apps, you can make Apps available to Everyone (Public), available to Site Members (Private) or Disable them. To disable an App means to remove it from the site. Even if you disable an App, the content you entered will be saved in there in case you want to make it avilable to everyone again. When you turn on an App, this affects what content you can add to a course. If you want a media gallery, you can simply turn on that App, and then in your Front page (home page) under the Add New button,...

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Editing the Site Primary (Navigation) Menu

You change the title, the position of menu items, and add links to internal and external pages to your site's primary (navigation) menu. To access your navigation menu go to Admin Bar > Menus.

Here you can drag and drop the items in the order the menu items should appear. You can also take an item out of the menu by clicking the delete link next to the item.

You can create pages and link these items in here by either clicking on the Add new Link button (this is also true for external links) or when you create a new item (like a...

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Where Can I See All My Files in My Site?

To see all the files and items you created inside your site, go to Admin bar > Site Content > Browse > Files. The files will be listed in chronological order.

Adding Users to a Site

You have the ability to add users to your site and also give them editing privileges. If you have a longer list of users, you may want to ask WDS to add them (Method 1).

Method 1

  • Go to the Princeton Service portal at www.princeton.edu/snap and click on the Get Help link.
  • In the ticket Description, list the Princeton NetIDs of the users that you would like to add, along with the desired roles (Administrator or Content Editor).
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Creating Widgets for Site Layout


You can create new widgets to add functionality to your site. A popular widget many people create and edit is the the Custom text/html widget. To add a new widget:

  • Go to Admin Bar > Appearance > Layout
  • Click on the Add new Widget tab (on top right of widget banner)
  • Choose the new widget you want to add to your site
  • Give the widget a name (for your site layout),  and you can also give it a name that will appear to the public on the page
  • Enter the appropriate...
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