On May 1, 2017, a ssl certificate has been added to the Platform and all Openscholar sites have been moved to https.
HTTPS is a protocol for secure communication over a computer network which is widely used on the Internet. HTTPS consists of communication over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) within a connection encrypted by Transport Layer Security, or its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer. The main motivation for HTTPS is authentication of the visited website and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data. Read more about Security Protocol (HTTPS)
The Filtered Search widget allows you to place a search box on a page and search the content on that specific page. You can use multiple variations of this widget to search within specific areas of your site based on content type (App type content) and/or taxonomy vocabularies.
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If you are comfortable setting up your site yourself with only news, calendar, links, and people enabled, choose the Minimal option. You can add to or subtract any of these to tailor your site to your site needs.
Choosing the Event/Conference site preset will pre-populate your website with the categories shown below. The Event/Conference site structure is designed to cover the most common elements that are central to any larger event. Visit the Harvard Guidelines site for more tips about creating an easy-to-navigate website with clear labels. Read more about Event and Conference Site Structure
OpenScholar is a web creation platform provided by Harvard Web Publishing for the Harvard University community. It provides an easy and efficient way to create and manage a Personal, Project and Department website without having to know any web development code (HTML, etc.). Harvard Affiliates with a Harvard Key and PIN can create an OpenScholar site.
Harvard Web Publishing offers seven kinds of default website structures often called "pre-sets." These pre-set structures help get your site up and running quickly. Learn how to configure these types of sites, and view tips for organizing and presenting your website content. Read more about Kinds of Sites
Apps add new functionality to your site. Enabling an App might give you a new type of content, a new site section, new widgets and more. Some Apps are enabled by default on every OpenScholar site. You can enable and configure Apps in the Administrative Toolbar by going to Settings > Enable Apps