OpenScholar: Adding Apps and customizing them


To turn on Apps for a site:

  1. Go to Admin Bar > Settings > Enable / Disable Apps.
  2. To the right of the App, in the drop down choose Everyone (Public) or Site Members (Private).
  3. Click the Save button at the bottom.

When you turn on an App, it affects what content you can add to a course. For example, if you want a media gallery, you can simply turn on that App, and then on the Front Page (home page) under the Add New button, you will see that you can now add a media gallery to your site.

If you want to create a new page, you can choose to make the Pages feature Private or Public. You can now add a Page to the site from the Front page. You can also add new app items by going to Admin Bar > Site Content > Add , you can click on an App and it will create a new app item on your site.

You can customize most Apps by clicking on Admin Bar > Settings > App Settings. This is useful in certain Apps like Publications because you can change the bibliographic format and how many items are displayed through the Customize link.

To disable an app:

  1. Check the checkbox next to Disable

To disable an App means to remove it from the site, not delete it. If you disable an App, the content is retained. You can choose to enable it again if you wish.

Whenever editing Apps, always click the Save button to save the changes.