If you want to create an online course on your own WordPress website, Thrive Apprentice is the perfect tool for you!
Our design and development teams are constantly adding new features to this plugin…
So buckle up and let me take you through the latest additions to Thrive Apprentice!
1. Set Up an Author Box Without Using WordPress
The Author box is an element that shows up on a blog post or an online course, informing students who the teacher is.
The WordPress author box feature usually contains the teacher’s name, their image and a description about themselves.
But this creates a problem for online course creators because it only allows you to set up a single author box for multiple online courses.
Which is no bueno…
Because what if the same teacher has multiple online courses on completely different topics?
You wouldn’t want to display the same description for all of them. How would that look...
I am a specialized certified nutritionist, but I’m also passionate about guitar lessons, public speaking, fishing, and hiking. I’m also volunteering in 5 different places and I speak fluent Mandarin.
If your online course is about guitar lessons, your students don’t really care that your main profession is SEO marketer and that you speak fluent Mandarin.
That’s where Thrive Apprentice comes in:
You can set up custom author boxes for each individual course.
This means that your guitar instruction online course can have a separate description from that of your other course(s):
2. Font Awesome Course Topics
The course topics can be used by your visitors as filters - If you have multiple online courses on different topics, they can sort out online courses by the topic of their choosing.
And with Thrive Apprentice, you can set up multiple topic choices…
The course topic symbol can be displayed either as an image, that you simply upload and choose from your Media Library:
Or, as a Font Awesome Icon!
This means that you can choose from over 3600 icons and select the one that you like best:
3. Collapsible Modules and Chapters
Looks pretty cool, right?
The new Collapsable Modules and Chapters feature also comes in handy if you feel that the structure of your online course is taking up too much space in your visitor’s viewport.
This is how the structure might look for an average sized online course without collapsing it:
It still looks cool, but it probably takes up too much space. In that case, you’ll want to make the modules and/or chapters collapsible.
If you go to Template Settings > Advanced Settings > Course Structure, you’ll see that you can make both the modules and chapters collapsible:
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4. 100% Customizable Checkout Page
If you’re using Thrive Apprentice together with SendOwl to a premium online course, you can fully customize your checkout page with our drag and drop editor!
This means that you have a range of pre-made templates at your disposal to customize that were made by our professional design team.
Modify anything you want, and in typical Thrive Themes fashion, everything happens right in front of your eyes!
So go ahead and “checkout” this feature too!
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If you haven’t done so already, make sure to get your copy of Thrive Apprentice so you can build a stunning looking online course on your own WordPress website!
I’d also love to hear your take on Thrive Apprentice and its newly added features - So see you in the comments!