How to modify static pages

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The static web pages are created by combining the .xpage files from /opt/eprints3/archives/ARCHIVEID/cfg/lang/en/static/ with the site template. The template can be found at opt/eprints3/archives/ARCHIVEID/cfg/lang/en/templates. This is what generate_static does.

Generate static also copies all files which do not have the suffix .xpage from /opt/eprints3/archives/ARCHIVEID/cfg/lang/en/static/

Non-language specific files go in the /opt/eprints3/archives/ARCHIVEID/cfg directory and appear on the website no matter what language the site is in. eg. images and the style sheet.

Obviously french source files go in cfg/lang/fr/ etc.

Edit the .xpage file (or other file in /static/)

Run generate_static ARCHIVEID


The XML Editor encodes all extended characters, with the exception of core HTML ones (e.g. <) -- this causes issues with pages that need to include one of these symbols. See

A set of phrases have been created for html entites to be used in static pages and phrases that can be edited through the front-end tools. E.g:

  <p>Nuts <epc:phrase ref='entity_amp'/> bolts</p>

A bazaar package has been created for the following phrases:

  • entity_amp
  • entity_gt
  • entity_lt
  • entity_quot
  • entity_apos