OpenScholar represents a paradigm shift in how the personal academic and research web sites are created and maintained. Built on the open-source framework Drupal, OpenScholar makes it possible to create academic web sites in a matter of seconds. Each web site comes with a suite of powerful tools from which users can facilitate the creation, distribution, and preservation of knowledge faster and more efficiently than ever before.
OpenScholar allows users to create genuine, feature-rich web sites on the fly in seconds and is designed to host an unlimited number of web sites in a single installation.

sedroca's picture

Upgrade to 3.12.1 completed with warnings and errors

[No solution - don't bother reading]


I completed an upgrade to 3.12.1.

There were some warnings at the beginning of the process and many more at the end, some in the yellowish box with the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark and others in the pink box with a red hexagon with an X.

Should I be worried about these warnings (errors?)?
If so, are there known solutions?

The warnings (errors?):

At the start of /update.php:

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sedroca's picture

Trouble with update.php and 3.12.1


  1. Has anyone seen the following problem upgrading to 3.12.1 or have any suggestions?

The process stalled at:
Completed 20 of 90 22%
Updating os_files module.

  1. I skipped some releases. Should I have first upgraded to 3.9.x then 3.10.x, 3.11.x and finally 3.12.1?

Thank you!

The problem details:
I upgraded from 3.8.1 to 3.12.1.
Update.php showed four warnings and then the update stalled. I left it overnight and it didn't change.

The four warnings were:

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HMSRecruiter's picture

Web Applications Integrator | Harvard Medical School

Employment type: 
Full time
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Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated and creative developer to work as part of a team delivering web solutions with Drupal as our web publishing platform. This Applications Integrator will:

Design and develop new solutions using both Drupal and a wide variety of widgets and APIs, as well as maintain existing websites. Work with project team members to clarify business requirements, develop technical scope and documentation, as well as write, test and maintain Drupal website code.

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misoijnr's picture

Publications Module not working

I am using open scholar 7.x-3.8.1 , publications module not working.
When I enable it at Build, when i want to add publications, it doesnt work. the link at the profiles to open the page for managing publications isnt working,
what might be the problem?

rauf547's picture

OpenScholar translation


I'm using OpenScholar 3.8 and would like to know how translate it to portuguese. There is some simple way?

mvrweb's picture

EntityMetadataWrapperException: Unknown data property og_group_ref.


I am using Open Scholar. I created a content type called "Project" which has a field called "Team Members". This field is an entity reference to the "Person" content type. Rest of the fields in "Project" are text fields. While saving the content created based on "Project" content type, I get the following exception message

Notice: Undefined index: entity keys in entity_views_field_definition() (line 196 of .../profiles/openscholar/modules/contrib/entity/views/

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mvrweb's picture

create new content types and interlink them


I am new to Drupal and OpenScholar. I am using OpenScholar to build an academic website for our research lab. I created new content types such as People, Projects, Funding. I want them to function in the same way as existing content types such as Publications, News etc i.e., it allows us to create new content of that particular type by using "Add New" link.

1) How can this be done for my custom content types?

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rauf547's picture

Problens to migrate OpenScholar from 2.0:RC1 to 7.x-3.8.1

Hi everybody,

It's possible migrate from OpenScholar 2.0:RC1 to version 7.x-3.8.1 ? And how to do it?

I was following the recipe:,

But the os_migrate module isn't present in the 7.x-3.8.1 version, I only found the os_migrate module in the branch SCHOLAR-3.1 on GitHub, so I copied the module and installed on 7.x-3.8.1, however when I access the admin/content/migrate after configure the module I get the message error below:

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marcelolaia's picture

Upgrade from 7.x-3.5.0 to 7.x-3.8.1: How to do it in a easy way?

Dear OS lovers,

I would like to upgrade from my 7.x-3.5.0 to 7.x-3.8.1. Drupal version is 7.22.

How is the easy way to do that?

I could extract the 7.x-3.8.1, upload to the server and run the upgrade.php script located on the drupal root dir?

Thank you very much.

t6nis20's picture

PaxHeader folder in prebuilt packages

I tried to download 3.7.4 and 3.6.0 prebuilt packages from
But all the zip's included PaxHeader folder with duplicate files, maybe a virus? Or maybe something went wrong with prebuilt package creation?

This does not seem right to me or there is nothing to worry about?

mlapl1's picture

Adding a "Dissertations Supervised" section


I have an OpenScholar site and would like to add a section similar to "Classes" but related to dissertations I supervise. How would I go about doing this? Is there an app for this? Or something else built-in?

I suppose I can always create a static page... may be the fastest (and simplest) solution.

Any advice would be very welcome.


angelb's picture

Search Bar Returning Results for All OpenScholar Sites

Hi All,

Is there a way to limit the search results on a site (using the built in search bar) to just display results from that person’s own OS site? Right now, if you search for terms, the user gets results from other pages on OpenScholar (and the urls look like they are from the site owner’s own page but when you click on them, they are not).

Is there a way to edit these results?

We are running Version 2.0-RC1.

Thank you.

angelb's picture

Teaser Break Button Not Inserting a See More Link

Hi All,

We have a user that is having an issue with the Teaser Break button on their Bio page. When they insert this Teaser Break button, it does not render a "See More" link. Their Bio page is on their front page and this teaser Button link is not rendering there or on the actual Bio page. They would also like to use this function on other pages, but the Teaser Button is not there. If they try to manually insert the code,

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sedroca's picture

Images don't display 7.x-3.6 (Edit: Now 3.7.4) (Edit: Unable to duplicate problem)

I recreated the site from scratch from a virgin installation of the 3.7.4 prebuild and did not have the same problems detailed below.

I built the original site from 3.5, upgraded to 3.6 where I enabled a lot of modules related to news feeds before upgrading to 3.7.4. Perhaps I messed something up.

In anycase, creating the site from a new installation resulted in a site which did not have the same issues.



I am using OpenScholar 3.6 (Edit: Now 3.7.4).

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marcelolaia's picture

EntityMalformedException: Missing bundle property on entity of type taxonomy_term. in entity_extract_ids() (line 7663 of /includes/

EntityMalformedException: Missing bundle property on entity of type taxonomy_term. in entity_extract_ids() (line 7663 of /includes/

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in taxonomy_form_term() (line 735 of /modules/taxonomy/

The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.

Drupal 7.22
Openscholar 3.6
Downloaded from

marcelolaia's picture

PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000] error in Biblio

After add my publications, I got the error: PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1064

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marcelolaia's picture

Change Language break openscholar

If I change Language from English to Portuguese, I got WYSIWYG break! The menu bar desapear and the edit area isnt there. If you want, I could send a screenshot.

How I could translate Openscholar!

marcelolaia's picture

Notice: Undefined index: external in locale_url_outbound_alter() (line 1060 of /home/user/public_html/modules/locale/locale.module).

After enable Locale module in Openscholar 7.22-3.6, I got these messages:

Notice: Undefined index: external in locale_url_outbound_alter() (line 1060 of /home/user/public_html/modules/locale/locale.module).
Notice: Undefined index: external in locale_url_outbound_alter() (line 1060 of /home/user/public_html/modules/locale/locale.module).

What is this? How I could desable it?

They appear for all visitors! Register end Anonymous! It is annoying!

Thank you very much!

marcelolaia's picture

"Create your site" not appear for normal user

After install, "Create your site" link only appear for Administrator!

I already setted "Account settings", "Registration and cancellation" to "Visitors, but administrator approval is required"

See the screenshot here:

empgces's picture

How to Change/Customize Main Front Page

Hi to all,

I'm designing my new academic site (for my tutoring center) and I'm trying to use Openscholar. I downloaded and installed the latest version 3.6. I'm able to create new sites for teachers and students however I don't understand how should I do to configure or costumize the site main front page, since it appears to be diferent from the usual drupal way. Could someone clarifies me the correct procedure.

Thanks in advance,
Best regards

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