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Choose from 6 themes for faculty and labs

Each is branded for the University of Virginia. Four of these six templates are ‘pre-set’ meaning the information architecture is already in place for you, to expedite and facilitate your website building process. You can click on each example below and explore it before you make a selection.


Current Websites Using OpenScholar

Erisir Lab website example

VCSR Homepage screenshot

Nicole Flores website example

Venton Group website example

By the Numbers


6 Now
309 Past thirty days
286 Past Seven Days

Page Views


Past Seven Days

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Past Thirty Days

Posts Created



Sites Created



4,346 Publications
10,152 Posts
5.06 GB
Disk Space

Top Pages Visited (views)


Why use OpenScholar?



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.


Dedicated Support

OpenScholar provides professional, help desk style support, and robust, regularly updated documentation.


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.