A full-fledged online school has got to have a variety of items to browse through, don’t you think? On your shining new school site, the courses may be the “belle of the ball”, but there’s stuff like Terms and Conditions, About You/This school, FAQs, etc. that needs to be incorporated too.
Our School Builder’s awesome Static Pages feature lets you create all those pages with just a few clicks. And, what’s more, those static pages can be neatly organized in the form of multiple menus in your school.
So, buckle up as we take on to creating a static page on our dummy school – The Sound of Music.
From your school’s sales dashboard, go to the More drop-down tab, and select Static Pages from the Site Settings field.
Obviously empty right now, let’s click on Add Page to add our first static page – About Us.
And, up opens a popup window as follows:
Let’s add a static page called About Us here. So, we fill in the Title, and the URL will auto-populate.
Hit Save, and you’ll reach its Edit Static Page screen. Let’s get adding content and other deets to it.
As you can see above, the Title and URL fields are already populated. But, you can do much more with the details of this page!
Add a nice Summary of the page and publish or unpublish this page anytime you want via Status drop-down.
You can even add a pretty featured image to greet your visitors in a manner that reflects your brand.
Change the necessary settings, hit Save, and off we move to the real deal – Content.
Now, an About Us page ought to tell the story behind the brand, the products, the team behind it, and more. So, put up a nice paragraph about what this school is about on the very user-friendly content editor of the School Builder.
Psst… enabling the Autosave toggle automatically saves the content for you. On the other hand, the Save Revision toggle ensures that any changes you make in this content over time are recorded in our database. Fret not; those changes can be accessible on the right-most tab of this screen – Revisions.
So, click Save, and move on to the next tabs.
Simply upload any attachments (video, audio, documents, etc.) here by clicking on the upload icon.. Our File Manager will open up, where you can put up your content, and insert it on the page.
As we stated above, any alterations you do in this content will be automatically recorded under this tab. Preview it, Restore it, or even Delete it, by clicking on the icons under Options.
Click on Save, and go back to the original Static Pages list by clicking on the Back button towards the top right.
There it is! A brand new static page on our school, now ready to be served hot! Let’s preview it once by clicking on the eye icon under Options, shall we?
Wow-za! That, is a beauty. Our brand new static page is now part of our online school, and can be accessed by adding the “URL” string right after our school website address. In this case:
Was that a cake walk or what? Now, now, it’s a part of our school alright, but how do we make it visible to our students? How do they reach this page and the other static pages we’ll create right from the default homepage of our school?
We’ll cover that at length in the next tutorial. Keep reading!