After creating and publishing your course, there are a few areas that require set up to ensure your launch goes smoothly. Make sure to review this Pre-launch checklist before launching your course on Shopify!
Follow these steps to make sure that you are ready for a successful launch!
- Build and Finalize Your First Course
Create your first course!
- Preview Your Course
Test your course from the student's perspective.
- Set Your Course to Private and Hidden
This is automatically applied if you have created your course in Shopify. If you created your course in Thinkific, we recommend setting your course to both Private and Hidden.
If your course is Hidden, the landing page will not be displayed on your Thinkific site, which we recommend if you are using your Shopify pages to sell. Setting your course to Private will block your Thinkific checkout if you plan to sell your courses on Shopify only. If you plan on selling courses on both Shopify and through the built in Thinkific checkout, see Set Your Course Pricing.
- Publish Your Course
Publish your course so you can get ready to sell in your Shopify store!
- Redirect your Thinkific Home Page
A Home Page is created by default when you create your Thinkific site. We recommend redirecting this to your Shopify store so your students are sent there when they log out of your courses.
- Customize Your Thinkific Site's Navigation Bar
Include a link back to your Shopify store in your Thinkific header for student's to easily access your store to purchase more products!
- Site Name and URL
When you first create your Thinkific account, a default URL will be created that will look something like:
You can customize what appears before .thinkific.com as desired by updating your Site URL!
You can also setup a custom domain for your site, check out Custom Domains.
- Customize the Course Player
The Course Player is the course-taking environment - the part of your site where your students can go to watch your videos, take your quizzes, and more. Customize your Course Player color, font and upload your brand logo!
- Customize Your Site Welcome Email
Your Site Welcome Email will be sent to new sign ups as soon as they purchase your course. The Site Welcome Email includes an Express sign-in link that prompts your new students to create a password for their account and access your course. Using the text editor, this email can be customized with your branding!
- Add a Sign In Link to Your Shopify Store
To make sure your students can easily access their courses after purchase, we recommend including a link in your Shopify Store to your Thinkific sign in page.
Your sign in page will be formatted as follows: https://.thinkific.com/users/sign_in and in the previous example can be customized by updating your Site URL!
- Enable Email Only Checkout in Shopify
Students signing up on Thinkific require an email address to login. Customers can only check out using email must be enabled in Shopify to ensure your students can access their courses.
Our Shopify integration does not support required custom fields at this time. If you have set up custom fields in Thinkific, make sure they are not required.
Congrats! Now you are ready to Launch Your Thinkific Course on Shopify.