Platform General Settings
The General Settings will help you customize the most basic elements of your platform.
There are three main areas of the general settings. Site General Settings will help personalize the date, time, and language you would prefer for your platform. The Private Site option will allow you to hide your entire platform from public view and require a login to access. Site Page Identifications will allow you to designate webpages on your site as required sections of the eCommerce Course purchase process.
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Platform general settings can be found through the dashboard at Settings > General
Site General Settings
The Site General Settings options will be seen platform-wide by all users. Selecting language and date and time formats will create a uniform experience for everyone on your platform.
The Site Title will appear across multiple areas of your platform, including orders and invoices, the Course Catalog, the home page, and in all automated emails sent out.
For more information on automated emails, please review our guide: Automated Email Settings
The Administrator Email will be listed as the Primary Recipient of all internal automated emails.
Selecting a Site Language will change all writing throughout your platform to your chosen language.
Select the time zone you would like to display across your platform. This will affect the timestamp for multiple functions in your platform, including Student progress, Student activity, certificate issue date, orders, and reports.
There are four options for date format. This choice is a personal preference, but keep in mind it will be public facing. Students will see the date in this format throughout the platform.
Choose between a 12 hour format or a 24 hour format to display for all timestamps throughout the platform.
Enabling the Private Site option will remove all site pages from public view. The home page and Course Catalog will all require a login to view, and could be optional on a private site.
This option is recommended for clients who want their Courses to be used internally in a company, or platforms that have front-end content you do not wish to show to non-privileged visitors.
Site Page Identifications
For more information on creating and editing Site Pages, please review our guide: Introduction to Site Pages
Site Page Identifications is where you will designate the sites you have created on the Pages page as the home page, Course Catalog, cart, and checkout page for your site. These designations are also displayed on the Pages page.
Sample pages have been created for you, and you are welcome to use them. But you are also free to edit those pages or create new pages. As long as each designated page contains the correct snippet block, they will function correctly.
The home page is what will be displayed when someone visits your site. The home page is the most customizable page of your site, and does not require any special snippets.
Product Catalog Page
For more information on the Course Catalog, please review our guide: Building a Course Catalog
The Product Catalog page is your Course Catalog. It's where a full listing of your Courses will be publicly available for people to browse and purchase.
The Product Catalog page is required to use the Product Listing Block snippet.
For more information on the cart page, please review our guide: Navigating the Checkout Process
The Cart page is where users will review the Products they selected from the Course Catalog. They can review their order total and apply a coupon to their order if one is available. They can then proceed on to the checkout page.
The Cart page is required to use the Shopping Cart Block snippet.
For more information on the checkout page, please review our guide: Navigating the Checkout Process
The checkout page is where a user will enter their payment information and finalize their order. A billing address added here will be saved in the user's profile, and a payment will be made via a third party payment gateway.
The Cart page is required to use the Checkout Block snippet.