How to Change and Customize the Zippy Courses Core Pages

Your Core pages are where most of your Zippy Courses actions take place. When you first install Zippy Courses, the plugin creates these pages on your WordPress site. However, if you ever want to change these, you can go to Zippy Courses -> Settings -> Core Pages in the WordPress dashboard to select a different page.

Changing your Core Pages

When Zippy Courses is installed, it creates every page that is required for it to function, and assigns them as a core page. But maybe you would like to rename the User Dashboard – or put it on a different page! With Core Pages, you have the power to do so.

To access your Core Page settings, click on the Settings link in the Zippy Courses menu, then click on the Core Pages tab.

On this page, you will see a list of every Core Page available to you. Next to each of these page descriptions, you will see a dropdown menu of all of your Pages in your WordPress installation.

To update a Core Page, make sure that the page you want to assign as a Core Page has been created. Select it from the dropdown menu next to the Core Page you are assigning it to. Repeat this process for all Core Pages you would like to update.

Below you can see typical examples of each of Zippy Courses Core Pages:

Dashboard

The Dashboard page is the first page students will see after they log in, and will show a list of all of their courses.

Account

The Account page is where a student can view their account details and view their order history.

Edit Account

The Edit Account page is where students can edit their Account Details. From here, they can change their profile information and reset their passwords.

Order History

The Order History page is where students will be able to view their purchases and view ongoing subscriptions.

Buy Now

The Buy Now page is the template for your products. While no products will appear on this page, content on this page will appear on the product links you create.

Thank You

The Thank You page is the page that students will see after paying for their courses. This page will link students to the "Register" page, or to a "Login" page where they can access the course they purchased.

Forgot Password 

The Forgot Password page where students go to retrieve their password.

Reset Password 

The Reset Password page is where users will be able to reset their passwords after they have requested a password reset. This page will be viewable only when a student clicks on the "Reset Password" link emailed to them from the "Forgot your Password" page.

Course Directory 

Your site's Course Directory page. This is the page where you can showcase all of your public courses and products.

Adding Content to the Core pages

Every Core Page can be modified to suit your site’s needs. For most pages, anything you add to your core page will appear at the top of the page.

For example, if we add the text “Welcome to your Course Directory” to the course directory page, your course directory will display like this:

Customizing your Thank you page

The one exception to the description above is your Thank You Page. Due to the way this page grants access to your course, any customizations will completely erase the Thank you page’s text.

For example, when we add this custom message to our thank you page:

Our thank you page is completely blanked out, including the links our students use to register and sign in!

However, you can still customize the thank you page.  To get your buttons back, you can add some custom shortcodes for the "Register" and "Log in" Buttons that appear on the thank you page. 

To Register: [zippy_button type="register" style="primary"] 

To Log in: [zippy_button type="register-login"]

If you paste these into your Thank You Page content, like this:

These will create the necessary links to let a student register for your course after completing their purchase.

With that in mind, you are free to customize your core pages however you see fit! Or, if you are happy with the default setup of your core pages, you can leave these blank and let Zippy Courses do all the work for you.