Do you want to use your external sales page instead of your Thinkific course landing page? Not a problem!
In this article:
How to Redirect Your Course Landing Page
If you are using an external site, you might not want to use the default Thinkific course landing page created for your course. You can simply redirect your Thinkific page to your external sales page!
- Go to Manage Learning Content
- Select Courses
- Click on a specific course
- Select the Settings tab
- Click Page Code
- Paste the following code:
<script>window.location.href = "https://www.yoursalespage.com";</script>
- Replace https://www.yoursalespage.com with your external sales page URL
- Click SAVE
Site Pages is replacing Site Builder in your Admin Dashboard! Beginning at the end of April, Site Pages will be rolling out to all Creators! Site Pages will allow you to simplify your site building experience to help you focus on what matters most — building and sharing your course. To learn more about these changes, check out our Site Pages Home article.
When adding this redirect via code, your course landing page can no longer be edited from Site Builder. If you decide to use the Thinkific course landing page in the future, you'll need to remove the redirect in order to customize it in Site Builder.
When Would I Use This?
This is used most common when you have an external site with sales pages already designed. Instead of pushing your prospects to your Thinkific site, you plan to promote your existing sales pages. This redirect prevents students from seeing your Thinkific course landing page and instead, they'll be redirected to your external sales page.
If you are using external sales pages to sell your Thinkific courses, also check out Using External Sales Pages with Your Thinkific Checkout
Affiliate Tracking when Using an External Sales Page
Sometimes you will be promoting a sales page on your external site, but want to track affiliates using our Affiliate feature. By using a redirect on your Course Landing page in Thinkific, your affiliates can share their affiliate URL's from Thinkific, but visitors will be redirected to your actual sales page. On your sales page, you can then link back to the checkout page in Thinkific.
Thinkific affiliate tracking will only work if your customers purchase through the Thinkific checkout.
Since the student originally visited your Thinkific site through an affiliate link, they'll be tagged to the appropriate affiliate and the sale will also be linked to that affiliate!
When adding this redirect, your Thinkific page will briefly load before a visitor is redirected to the new page. The script is added to the Footer of your page, which means the redirect is the last item to load. Since this is the case, we recommend keeping all other elements on the page to a minimum so that your page loads faster, which will reduce the time that your Thinkific page is briefly visible.
You can easily remove all sections on the Thinkific page to help with this: Delete a Section in Site Builder