How to Add a Checkout and a Thank You Page in the SendOwl Checkout Settings
Setting up a Checkout and a Thank you page is an important part of the “SendOwl Settings” process. Follow these steps to add or create these pages:
First, got to your Thrive Apprentice dashboard and click on the “Settings” section from the upper right corner of the page:
Then, click on “SendOwl Settings” in the drop down that opened:
Look for the “Checkout Settings” in the “SendOwl Settings” page and click on the “Checkout Settings” button:
1. Setting up the Checkout Page
The first part of the “Checkout Settings” is adding a checkout page. You should set up a general page here, because this Checkout Page will be used for all your SendOwl products.
This is the page where the customers (the visitors of your website) will have the possibility to log in to their account or register in order to get access to your courses.
There are two ways in which you can add a checkout page here:
a) Add an already existing page
In case you want to use an already existing page as the checkout page, then, click in the search box in the “Checkout Page” section and start typing in the name of the page that you have previously created:
When you find the respective page, in the drop down that appears with the results of your search, click on it and in a few second the page will be added and set up as your checkout page.
b) Create a new page
If you want to create a new page that you want to use as the checkout page, then simply click on the “Create a new page” button which is next to the search box:
A new field along with the “Create Page” button will appear. You should enter a name for the checkout page in the field and then, click on the “Create Page” button:
The new page will be created and also added as your checkout page in the first box (previously search box) of this section.
Editing the checkout page
The next step is to edit the page that you have just added.
After you have added the checkout page, an “Edit Page” option will be displayed under it. This will allow you to edit the page that you have set up as your checkout page:
When you click on this button, you will be redirected to editing the page with Thrive Architect.
- Thrive Architect Users
If you have already purchased and used the Thrive Architect plugin, then, the only difference between editing this page and any other page is the new “Checkout” element.
This element has been added especially for this type of page, thus, it is only available in this case. However, using it is just as simple as using the other Thrive Architect elements.
Besides this, you can edit the page and add elements exactly the same way as you usually do when using Thrive Architect.
- Users who are new to Thrive Architect
Although, you have not purchased or used Thrive Architect before, you will see how easy it is to use this plugin, since it has a drag & drop interface.
First of all, you can see that a “Checkout” element has been placed on the page. You can edit this by using the left sidebar options that appear after you click on the “Checkout” element.
Furthermore, you can edit the page, add more elements and customize them. In order to do this, first, click on the plus sign from the right sidebar and then, drag & drop the elements to your page.
If you want to find out how various elements in Thrive Architect work, please check out the tutorials from here.
Checkout Landing Page Templates
If you want an even quicker way of having a nice-looking Checkout page, then you can use one of the Checkout Landing Page Templates that are available in Thrive Architect.
Using such a template will save you time, because you will not have to edit the page from scratch. All you need to do is customize the template according to your preferences.
In order to use a Checkout Landing Page you will have to click on the “Change Template” option, which is the second one from the right sidebar:
A pop-up window will open, containing the templates that you can choose from:
After you have chosen the template you want, simply click on the "Choose Template" button and you will see that it will be applied to your page.
Note: Please keep in mind that when you apply a template to your checkout page, the changes that you have made on the page thus far will be replaced by the new template.
Then, you can customize the checkout landing page template to your liking and when you are done, save the page.
2. Setting up a Thank You page
The second part of the “Checkout Settings” is adding a Thank You page. The Thank You page is the page where your customers will be redirected, after they go through the payment process that you have set up for your SendOwl products.
The Thank You page you set up here should also be a general one, just like the Checkout Page, because it will be used for all your SendOwl products.
Note: The setting of the Thank You page can be overridden anytime on product level. In case you want to find out more about this, check out this article.
Just like with the Checkout page, there are two ways of adding a Thank You page as well:
a) Add an already existing page
In order to do this, click in the search box in the “Thank You page” section and start typing in the name of the page that you have previously created and want to use as your Thank You page here:
When the page that you are looking for appears, in the drop-down with the results, just click on it and it will be added as your Thank You page.
b) Create a new page
If you want to a new page to be your Thank You page, then, click on the “Create a new page” button, from the “Thank You page” section:
Enter the name you want to give to the new page in the field that appeared and then, click on the “Create page” button:
In a matter of seconds, the new page will be created and added as your Thank You page in the first box (previously search box) of this section as well.
Edit the Thank You page
After you have added the Thank You page, an “Edit Page” option will be displayed under it, just like in the case of the Checkout page:
This option will allow you to edit the page that you have set up as your Thank You page with the WordPress editor or Thrive Architect if you have it installed.
Thank You Landing Page Templates
If you do have Thrive Architect, then, you will also have the possibility to add Thank You Page Templates to your page.
The process of adding these to your page is the same as the one described for the Checkout Landing Page Templates.
You will have to click on the “Change Template” option from the right sidebar and then select the template that you want from the pop-up window that appears:
Once you selected the template click on the "Choose Template" button, customize the template that was just added to your page and then save the Thank You page that you have just created.
Note: As mentioned above, if you do not have the Thrive Architect editor, then the Thank You page will be opened in the WordPress editor, when you use the “Edit Page” option.
Please bare in mind, that this means the Thank You Landing Page Templates will not be available either.
Allow users to log into an existing account
There is an additional option that you can use in the “Checkout Settings”. Under the Thank You page section, you can see the “Allow users to log into an existing account” option.
In order to use this option you just have to leave the checkbox in front of it checked (it is checked by default).
This will display the login form at the module or lesson level. Thus, with the help of this option you can choose to display a login form when one of your website’s visitors is not logged-in and tries to access a course that is protected with SendOwl.
Note: This option overrides the “Show the Login Form for not logged in users?” option from the "General Settings".
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