Open Publishing Space, using a customized version of Quark is designed to publish, share and collaboratively edit Markdown-based content. Includes Admin Panel and Git Sync plugins.
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Open Publishing Space Skeleton

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Open Publishing Space with Git Sync is designed to support an open and collaborative publishing space, inside or outside of other platforms (e.g. LMS). Built with the open source modern file-based Grav CMS.

Information and Documentation

Quick Install Instructions

Pre-flight Checklist

  1. Confirm Web server PHP version (PHP 5.5.9 or higher)
  2. Web server login credentials (username and password)

Installation Steps

  1. Download the ready-to-run Open Publishing Space Skeleton Package
  2. Unzip the package onto your desktop
  3. Copy the entire Grav Open Publishing Space folder to your Web server
  4. Point your browser to the Web server folder
  5. Create your site administrator account when prompted
  6. And you're done! (press the Right Arrow Circle Icon icon in the Admin Panel to preview site)

Open Publishing Space Screenshot

 Open Publishing Space Skeleton

This skeleton uses the Quark Open Publishing theme, a customized version of the Quark theme.

Open Publishing Features Space Highlights

  • Ready-to-run open source Grav package
  • Minimal server requirements (PHP 5.5.9 or higher, no database required)
  • Built-in support for automatic two-way Git Sync
  • Global 'Chromeless Pages' site setting for all pages (for embedding entire site within another platform, e.g. LMS)
  • Optional 'chromeless' page URL flag (for embedding specific pages within another platform, e.g. LMS)
  • Uses Markdown and HTML files for cross-platform content
  • Full access to HTML, CSS, Javascript, Twig Templates, YAML, etc.
  • Featured posts (i.e. sticky posts)
  • Option to toggle page summaries (i.e. summaries are not displayed with page content)
  • Supports custom page types and modular content
  • Site pages can be easily added/removed/changed
  • External links can be automatically opened in a new Tab/Window
  • Custom menubar items
  • Markdown-based sidebar widget
  • Creative Commons license display
  • Various Web accessibility enhancements (i.e. hidden H1 page titles)