Global Site Settings

The Settings menu link in the Control Panel offers a variety of options for configuring your site apps, including Global Settings options:

Control panel settings area

Global Settings

Google Analytics

Track your site's traffic with Google Analytics by entering your Google Analytics account ID. The analytics data is automatically transferred to Google Analytics for all content pages on your site. *You must have Google Analytics account. If you do not have a Google Analytics account, learn how to create one.  

google analytics settings


Long List Display

You can opt to have lengthy content continue to load content ("Infinite scrolling") or opt to have your site visitor page through the content ("Pagination").

long list display settings


Mailing List

The Mailing List Setting is related to the Mailing List Widget available. You must first add the Mailchimp API key in your Settings (see image below) to utilize the Mailing List Widget

The Mailing List Widget provides a newsletter sign-up form on your website. 

Mailing List Settings


Privacy Policy

Add a link to the privacy policy on your website, so it will show up in your website footer. Learn more about creating a privacy policy.

privacy policy settings


Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Along with your Site title, adding a meta description will help search engines index your site. Additionally, here you can upload a favicon and publication related urls.

seo settings

You can also add meta descriptions for individual pages.


Site Visibility

Choose the site access and visibility level. The options are:

Public on the web  - Anyone on the Internet can find and access the site. No sign-in is required to view the site content. (although files can be PIN protected). Search engines, such as Google, will index the site and search engine optimization (SEO) will be enabled.

Site members only - This setting can be useful during site creation. Your site will not be indexed by search engines.

Anyone with the link - This setting can be useful during site creation. This is an excellent option if you need an intranet space as well. Only individuals who have been invited to join the site as a member will get access to your site using a username and password. Your site will not be indexed by search engines. If you plan to use a custom domain for your site, it is important to prevent search engines from indexing the site's default OpenScholar URLs.

site visibility

NOTE: You can change your Site Visibility at any time, also the visiblity setting may change the "robots.txt" file used by search engines which can impact some third party services.



You can opt to display the term that the post is tagged with under the content on the page.

taxonomy settings


URL Redirects

You can set up redirects for individual URLs on your site. Click on the "+Add new redirect" link to create a redirect.

url redirects settings

Here is an example redirect:

Site Settings Redirect Example


Updated: 28Jan20