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OpenScholar is the Simplest and Best Way to Power Your Institution?s Sites on Drupal


Institutions have unique web requirements, which is exactly why the OpenScholar distribution of Drupal is specifically formulated and built with institutions in mind. OpenScholar is a scalable, simple to use open source solution built on top of Drupal with a full stack of open source tools and technologies. OpenScholar allows users to create a multitude of websites quickly and easily, without any technical expertise.

Acquia Cloud Free is the perfect place to deploy the OpenScholar distribution. Acquia Cloud Free is a Drupal development sandbox filled with the ultimate set of tools to get kickstart your Drupal experience. Included in Acquia Cloud Free is a multitude of resources, including:

  • Acquia Insight: evaluate your website and improve the quality of your site based on metrics such as security, performance, and best practices for Drupal
  • Acquia Search: employ Apache Solr-powered search and ensure that your visitors are experiencing the content they’re looking for with the best search experience possible
  • Acquia Mollom: protect your websites from unwanted spam and ensure your viewers are being provided with the appropriate content
  • Acquia Help Center: don’t let your questions go unanswered -- get access to tons of videos, articles, and other helpful resources, such as tips and tricks, how-tos, and best practices

Get started with OpenScholar on Acquia Cloud Free today!