This is the OpenScholar open source project website

Share academic research. Manage people biographies. Promote calendar events.

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  • Who's Using

  • Who's Using


Why Use

  • Eliminates the IT backlog of "we need a website" requests 
  • Host thousands of websites from a single installation 
  • Easy self service website creation process
  • Our full-time development team make updates available with each software release

Feature Highlights


No Technical Knowledge Needed

The user-friendly interface for adding and editing content requires no technical knowledge, special software, or HTML. You can edit your site from any computer with an internet connection.


Drag and drop layout system

The "drag-and-drop" tool provides an easy way to arrange the content presentation on any site. You can design site-wide default layouts or create unique layouts for different sections of your site.

User Documentation

Harvard Web Publishing has developed a robust, content rich, and regularly updated user documentation website.


Apps & widgets

OpenScholar comes with a set of preconfigured, customizable and reusable apps that satisfy common use cases in (academic) websites including News, Events and calendaring, Publications, Blog, FAQ, Slideshow, etc.


Custom Domains

Use your custom domain URL for your website. Departments and institutes can use their existing domain for all sites of affiliated scholars.

Faceted Search

Search pages, publications, posts, events, and comments, etc. The feature also includes advanced search filtering by terms/categories.


Control the Look of Your Site

Select from a growing number of professional themes (templates) or create your own unique theme.

Social Media Integration

Allow sharing of your content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.


Built-in Site Analytics

Easily plug-in and leverage popular site tracking services. Data collected will indicate traffic patterns across your site.