When working with an online application used to build online products such as websites, it's helpful to know the "lay of the land," so to speak.
A webpage in OpenScholar is that which you can see in the browser (as shown above). The process by which a webpage is created in OpenScholar is different than how you might create a webpage with Dreamweaver, for instance. In order to create webpages with OpenScholar, it helps to know a little about how it makes pages.
Let's consider the webpage layout first. The image below shows how various widgets and content are held together with a template of regions. Some widgets are already in place and others are available. In the next activity, you will set the sidebar layout you want to use and set the widgets that you want to appear on every page.
Webpages are accessed via a URL. For instance, mysitedomain.com/blog or mysitedomain.com/about. In these examples, blog and about are what OpenScholar calls "posts". They are your content. The template above displays the post in the content region (between the sidebar regions shown above). The widgets that are placed in the regions will show when the posts display.
When someone visits a page on the website, that URL triggers the content to display along with the widgets associated with the post. This is a simplistic view of the process. The remaining activities will demonstrate this concept, and help reinforce the concept of how pages are made in OpenScholar.