Your OpenScholar site supports many ways to publish, manage, and showcase your content. These content types are provided when you enable apps on your site.
Enable apps for more content types
To manage what apps are enabled on your site, navigate to:
- Control Panel > Build > Apps
Many apps will provide one or more new content types, as well as a new page and menu link.
|For example, once you enable the Publications app, a "Publications" page will appear on your primary menu, as well as a new content type designed specifically for managing rich and detailed publication listings.|
Add content from the control panel
By far the easiest way to create content on your site is the Control Panel. The control panel is the black administrative horizontal menu at the top of every page if you are logged in as an administrator on your site. To add content, simply navigate to:
Control Panel > Content > Add... [choose type]
Add content from an app page
To see what new content types are available from your enabled apps, you can simply navigate to that app's page from the primary menu. For example, when you enable the Blog app, you will find a new menu link called "Blog" in your primary menu. Go to this new page and you will see a green button, the link. Only administrators can see these buttons, and it lets you add content right on the page where it will be displayed.
Rich text editor
Your site comes with a rich-text editor with options like font style, lists, images links and much more. If you're only seeing one row of tools above a text area, click on the last on the last icon to the right to see a second row with even more options.
Tip: If you're familiar with HTML, check out the HTML editor by clicking at the bottom of any rich text editor.
Controlling the "teaser" break
Many pages of content will initially show short "teasers" of each post along with a link to the full page. By default the system will try to show the first paragraph of your post as the "teaser" but you can adjust where that teaser break should go. To adjust the teaser break, move your cursor to the desired location and click the teaser break button,
Copying and pasting from other sources
Many site owners will want to copy and paste material from other sources such as a word processor document, a PDF file, or an e-mail. Unfortunately applications like word processors and email clients often include a lot of unwanted formatting code with each copy/paste. Your site will ultimately hide unwanted or dangerous code from public view but it may appear to you in the rich text editor and may be distracting. To avoid this you can click the Paste from Word button () which will open a new popup window. By pasting and inserting into this window, all unwanted formatting code is stripped away entirely. You can then continue to format the text as you like.
FAQ - I just posted my new content, why can't others see it yet?
When logged in, you are able to see your changes immediately after saving. For public users, there is a bit of a lag time before they see the new/updated content. To keep the platform running quickly, changes made to all OpenScholar sites are published approximately every 15 mins.