Adding a New Publication, the Textbox is not Editable

A design feature with OpenScholar version 3.15 is that text boxes may be compressed to save space on a page. In some cases, like when adding a new publication, the textbox will appear as a small thin line. To expand the textbox so you can add content you can do the following:

  • Click inside the textbox
  • The textbox will expand displaying a WYSIWYG editor
  • Add text

I'm Getting Email Spammed via the OpenScholar Contact Page. How Do I Turn It Off?

If you are receiving large amounts of spam in your email box saying the message was from OpenScholar, you can turn off Anonymous Contact in your Settings. This will help reduce spam coming from the Contact form in OpenScholar. To turn this settings off, follow these steps:

  • Log in to OpenScholar and click on the Site Info widget (the widget in the header with your name).
  • Choose Edit Widget.


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How Can I Add a Link to My CV on my Bio page?

By default, OpenScholar separates the CV and the Bio in the tab design.  If you know HTML, you can write the link code for the file into your Bio post in the HTML editor mode.

To create the link with HTML code to write a link to the file:

1.   Click on the Bio page and click Edit on the Gear icon.

2.   Underneath the textbox, click on HTML View.

3.   Choose where you want to put your CV in your Bio

4.  Find the url of your CV file and copy it...

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Editing in HTML

If you are familiar with HTML, you can edit page sections using the HTML View. To turn on the HTML View, click on the Source button in the text box editor. You can also toggle back to the Rich text Editor by click on the Source button.

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Adding Files to Pages

Many people wonder how to add files (a file link) inside a page. The easiest way inside the rich text editor is to:

  • Click on the Add Media icon.

  • You will see a popup box. Click on the browse button to add your new file (you enter the url if it's on the web, or if you already uploaded it on another page of your site, click My Library).

  • Add alternative text and a title to the file (if it needs it)

  • Click the Submit button. 

  • You will now see the link to your file. Click the Save button.

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Editing Items Inside a Page

Without having to go into the Admin Bar, you can edit (or delete) items right inside a page. To do this hover over the section of the page you want to edit. You should see a gear. When you click on the gear, you will be shown a drop down menu with choices to edit. Depending on the item you are editing, they edit drop down menu will be different.

This link will take you into the Admin Bar section where you can make your edits and save them.

What is OpenScholar?

Open­Scholar is a web­site build­ing and con­tent man­age­ment tool avail­able to fac­ulty and grad­u­ate stu­dents for host­ing pro­fes­sional pro­file sites and lab sites. Open­S­cho­lar sites can con­tain biogra­phies, CVs, course lists, pub­li­ca­tions, galleries, and event list­ings. This service is free of charge.