It's easy to use, powerful and built on Drupal. OpenScholar is designed with the academic in mind, enabling the creation of feature-rich web sites with elegant styles.
The built-in WYSIWYG editor makes it simple to format text and add HTML elements. You can begin writing content from almost anywhere on your the site.
Increase visibility and optimize the availability of the sites' pages in search engines, such as Google and Yahoo! with semantic URLs. All pages will automatically have semantic URLs that correspond with the page's title.
Organize content and enable visitors to find pages quickly with category tagging. The tools for multi-level category tagging come standard with OpenScholar.
OpenScholar comes with "out of the box ready" content features, which provide sections of your site. The Control Panel provides and an easy way to manage your site's features with a simple click. Features come with the ability to make their content "private", which means the content is only viewable to members of the site. See a list of pluggable content features.
Keep the web sites fresh by pulling in content from relevant sources using RSS. OpenScholar provides built-in tools for RSS feeds making feeds easy to set up.
Sleek Themes, Elegant Look and Feel
Browse and choose from a variety of sleek and elegant themes with the Theme Picker tool. Each theme includes the flexibility to use distinct color schemes to match a site's desired look and feel.
The Interactive Layout Tool
Design page layouts using a visual "drop-and-drop" blueprint of the site. The interactive Layout Tool provides an exciting way to arrange the content presentation on any site. Each site owner can design site-wide layouts or unique layouts for different pages of their site.
Maintain social networking on each scholar site, and/or on the entire installation. Site owners can create user accounts for colleagues and other stakeholders and invite them to be members of their site. There they can collaborate on projects or exchange thoughts and ideas. Site owners have full control of your site members' status and access to your site.
All content, from all scholar sites can be aggregated to create University-wide repositories for everyone's publications, events, announcements, etc.
Subscribe to Activity Rivers
Capture the pulse of what's happening in the scholarly world in your community with live activity updates. A scholar can choose to "follow" any of their colleagues' activities and get live updates of new posts, replies, and other site activities.
Share With Others
Easily share web pages on other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Scholars have the ability to distribute bookmark links to variety of social network sites quickly as easily.
OpenScholar is pre-configured to work with Google Analytics to capture reports of all site activity. Just provide your Google Analytics ID and data from your OpenScholar site will be sent to your Goggle analytics account automatically.