Note: This article is for anyone using a Site Builder compatible theme.
This article will go over how to create an additional custom page using our awesome Site Builder feature. This is ideal for including an About Us page, Contact page, an FAQ, or anything else that you feel like adding! This is a great chance for you to personalize your site and give your users more information.
How to create a custom page
Head over to your Site Builder by going to Design Your Site Site Builder and go to the Pages tab. From here, click on Custom pages. We have a couple example templates here that you can start with, but feel free to create a new one.
Once you click on the Add Page button, you'll be prompted to name your page. Give it a name (this can be changed later) and click Add Page once more in the pop up. Once you’ve created it, you’ll see it in your list of custom pages.
How to edit a custom page
Once you’ve created your custom page, click on your page name to get started adding in your sections with the Add Section button. You have a large selection of sections to choose from and you can rearrange them and add as many as you like! Isn’t that awesome?
From the page settings menu, you can also:
Change your page name.
Change your page URL. You can only change the end URL - the beginning will default to your site URL like https://yoursite.thinkific.com/pages/about-me. You can also use the Copy URL link to quickly share the full link.
Set the page to be private to users who are logged in or have an active enrollment in a specific course or bundle
Delete your page
Add Links to Site Menu
Once you’ve made your page, don’t forget to add a link to your site menu so your users can access it. You can add a link to your header by going into your Header, then adding a link block. Similarly, you can add a link to your footer by going into your footer and adding a Link block.
How to make a private page
Once you’ve created your custom page, you can set access to the page as private so that only users enrolled in specific courses or bundles can access the page. This is great if you want to provide additional information or resources for your students that you don't necessarily want to include in a course itself. Students will need to be logged in and have an active enrollment in the specified course/bundle in order to access the private page.
By default, when creating a Custom Page, this will be set to be visible for Everyone. To set up one of your custom pages as a private page, simply select the level of visibility you desire.
- To logged in users - this makes the page visible to logged in users only, which makes it more private for your users. If a visitor tries to access this page while they are not logged in, they will be redirected to sign in to your Thinkific site to view the page.
- To users enrolled in (available as a feature on the Pro Plan and above) - you will be able to select a specific course or bundle that the student will need to have an active enrollment in for them to access the page. If a visitor tries to access this page without having an active enrollment in the course/bundle, or they are not logged in, they will not be able to access the page. Instead, they'll receive an error: "You are not authorized to see this page"
Once you've selected who you want to make the page private to, don't forget to publish the page so that you can start sharing the link with your students!
If you've created a private page, you'll want to consider how to share the link to the page to your students. You can send them a link to the private page by including it in one of your student's email notifications or through our mass user email feature, or include it in the first lesson of the course.