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:


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 Search  

Google Search settings allows you to add Google Console Verification Code. After that you could request Google to index your site.

Follow the steps below to verify site ownership for Google Search Console.
1. Go to, enter your website URL under "URL prefix" and hit continue. 

2. There are different ways to verify ownership. Click on HTML tag, copy the meta tag. 

3. Go to your site Control Panel --> Settings --> Global Settings --> Google Search.  Paste only the random string (dkSVVbhv-3lqDyRib5hdvGGZMeRuugLGDzHh5t_bXuU), not the full meta tag. Click Save configuration
Google Search Console Verification Code
Note: After adding the random string, proceed to the next step after 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Going back to your Google Search Console and click VERIFY button



Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager settings allows sites to add GTM code to manage tags.





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").





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

mailchimp settings The Mailchimp subscription Widget provides a newsletter sign-up form on your website. 



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.




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. You can also add meta descriptions for individual pages.



Search Settings

This settings allows you choose whether to include/exclude subsites results and add others preferred site to show search results.




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.


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.




URL Redirects

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