[OJS version 3.1.2.0] Journal description does not appear on homepage

Based on the indexJournal.tpl: [https://github.com/pkp/ojs/blob/master/templates/frontend/pages/indexJournal.tpl]

It looks like the journal description should appear on the homepage of the journal. The description does not appear on the homepage, even though I have text in the journal description.

I’m using the Default theme. OJS version 3.1.2.0.

Hi @Janet_Swatscheno,

Information inputted on the About the Journal (Setting>Journal > Masthead Setting) will appear in the About the Journal section (typically within the navigation menu) of your journal.

If you would like information to appear in your journal homepage, you will need to add it to the Additional Content (Setting >Website>Apperance).

Kind Regards,
Patricia M.
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi Patricia,

Can you explain what this part of the homepage template does:

{* Journal Description *}
	{if $activeTheme->getOption('showDescriptionInJournalIndex')}
		<div id="homepageAbout" class="homepage_about">
			<h2>{translate key="about.aboutContext"}</h2>
			{$currentContext->getLocalizedData('description')}
		</div>
	{/if}

I’m not looking to put the journal description in the Additional Content. There is already additional content in the Additional Content section.

Hi @Janet_Swatscheno,

It looks like you are using a checkout of the master branch, because the code you posted is not yet available in any of the releases. It will go out with v3.2 early in the new year.

That code supports one of the theme options for the default theme. If you are using the default theme, you can go to Settings > Website > Appearance > Theme and you should find a theme option checkbox for Journal Description that says:

[ ] Show the journal description on the homepage.

Check that box and save the settings. You should then see the Journal Summary appear on the homepage. If it doesn’t, you may need to fill it out by going to Settings > Journal.

(Note that this is the short Journal Summary, not the full About the Journal section. I’ve seen the discrepancy in language here and we’ll update the theme option to use the phrase “journal summary”.)

So you’re saying when the new release comes out, there will be an option to display the journal summary on the homepage using the default theme?

(I never thought it would display the full About Journal section. I just used the terminology from the code itself)

Thanks,
Janet

Yes, that’s correct!

It is the appearance theme. The deafault does not show you the description of the journal on the homepage