FAQ


What is Owlstown?

Owlstown is a website builder made specifically for academics. It has several features that make it easier to create and maintain an academic website.

  • Forms to add your publications, projects, and contact info
  • Find publications in a database to add to your website
  • Import your bibliography (BibTeX files)
  • Themes with easy-to-use layouts
  • Mobile-ready design

Why does Owlstown cost money?

The annual fee pays for the servers which host your website. It also covers the cost of providing support. Most importantly, it encourages Owlstown to operate in your best interests, as opposed to those of an advertiser or investor.

What are other tools for building an academic website?

GitHub Pages, Humanities Commons, Squarespace, Weebly, Wix, Wordpress

Is Owlstown an academic social network?

No, Owlstown is not an academic social network. Here are some academic social networks: Academia.edu, Google Scholar, ImpactStory Profiles, ResearchGate.

You can put links to your social network profiles on your Owlstown website.

How to get the Basic plan for free?

The Basic plan is free for students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study.
  • Have a verifiable school-issued email address or upload documents that prove your current student status.
  • Have an Owlstown account.
  • Be at least 13 years old.

Here are the steps to apply:

  1. Create an Owlstown account. Use your school-issued email address for quicker approval.
  2. Email hello@owlstown.com from your school-issued email address with the following information:

    • Your name
    • Name of your school
    • How do you plan to use Owlstown?