Module 19: Plugins: Static Pages

Objective
Video
Readings
Activity
Review Activity
Discussion

 

Objective

The Static Pages plugin allow you to create new, blank pages in OJS for your journal. This can be important if the existing OJS pages don’t meet your needs. For example, you might want to provide a page of links to related web sites, and the Static Pages plugin will let you do it easily.

 

Video

 

Readings

Please read the section covering the Static Pages plugin in the OJS User Guide.

 

Activity

For this activity, use the Static Pages plugin to create a new page for your journal’s Advertising Policy. Use the title “Advertising Policy” and the path “advertisingPolicy”. For the body, add any text you like. Here’s a live example to give you some ideas.

 

Review Activity

In the latest email from your editor, she would like to to add The University of Anywhere (http://www.uanywhere.edu) to the list of sponsoring organizations. Remember where to add it?

 

Discussion

Did that work out OK? Please post your comments below.

 

17 Comments on "Module 19: Plugins: Static Pages"

  1. Profile photo of Yola Yola says:

    it’s a good Quick Tools for the journals because it allows you to enter information and content

  2. Profile photo of Greg Chan Greg Chan says:

    Mission accomplished. I created a Call for Papers static page and then a nav bar link to it.

  3. I was able to create the static page just fine, but I’m wondering how I can add it, with the correct address, to the navigation bar. When I include just as a path relevant to the site (e.g. /advertisingPolicy), it doesn’t work. Do I need to include the static page URL as an absolute URL?

    • I think my real question is how do I write out a path relative to the site if I don’t want to use an absolute URL? Is that the correct option for pages created on the site, e.g. static pages?

      • That’s a good question! I’ve never tried it before, but you could experiment with variations of a relative path — e.g., /pages/view/advertisingPolicy — and see if that works. If not, then an absolute path would be the way to go. Let me know how it works out.

        • It’s a little strange. e.g. If I just include the path /pages/view/advertisingPolicy, I get “Page Not Found” because the “pkpschool/index.php/jcc” path gets cut out, and the link goes directly to “http://journals.sfu.ca/pages/view/advertisingPolicy”; but then, if I include the path beginning with “pkpschool/index.php/jcc/pages/view/advertisingPolicy”, it actually repeats the path “pkpschool/index.php/jcc” twice and I get a “Page Not Found” again. Is it possible the relative path only works if you have a custom domain name set up for the journal?

          • By playing around with it, I discovered that this relative path should work: /index.php/jcc/pages/view/advertisingPolicy

            Give that a try and see if it works for you.

  4. The static pages are a plus tool to give information to users, they can find another kind information, links to download documents from another sites, etc. Even when OJS is not a Content Management System, the static pages solve the problem of add new items in the top menu.

    I put my “Advertising Policy” in the top menu and in the section About, under Policies.

  5. Yes it works well and i remember where to add a sponsoring organizations.

  6. Lili says:

    I link my page under Navigation Bar, and got ##ADVERTISING POLICY##. How to del this “##”?

  7. Ines says:

    I have created the page, is it possible to insert a link to it from “about the journal” (policies)? I have tried but don’t know how to do it… thank you!

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