Welcome (Part 1 of 5): Customizing your site

Getting started is easy!

We’ll get you started in this email, but you can always find comprehensive online help, too.

Video tutorials

So, to make it simple, we've created a video series so you can follow along. Here are the first three that will help you get underway, quickly:

  1. Basic overview 
  2. Managing templates 
  3. Adding content

Step-by-step text tutorial

If you prefer a step-by-step walkthrough, here are the five lessons we'll cover in this post:

 

Step 1: Log on to your admin area

Your LearningCart admin area is available at http://{YourSiteURL}/Admin. 
(Note: "{YourSiteURL}" is the domain you created when signing up. You should have received an email with it after signing up, for your records)

To access the admin area you will be required to authenticate yourself using an email address and password. Your password was created when you signed up. If you need help, contact support.

It’s good to understand a few key concepts — particularly the difference between products, courses, and course content. More about adding products and courses in an upcoming email. In short:

  • Products are items for sale on your site, and they can be courses, physical products, or events.
  • A Course contains online (and perhaps offline) content and/or events.
  • Course content is what goes into a Course, such as videos, SCORM files, links, PDFs, etc.

 

Step 2: Basic settings

You’ll want to make sure that you’ve completed the basic information in your new site’s settings. A full list of settings, with explanations, are available in the help docs.

 

Step 3: Customize your site templates

Your new LearningCart site comes with everything you need to be successful, including a fully customizable template. You can customize many aspects of the template with ease, such as colors, browser icon (also known as your favicon), and many others. For a complete guide, view the help docs online.

 

Step 4: Edit homepage content

You can immediately begin adding content to your site by selecting the page and then editing. For example, if you want to edit the homepage, you would:

  1. Click on the Site Content menu
  2. Click on the link to Edit Content
  3. Click on the page or component you want to edit, in this case, “Home.”

 

Step 5: Adding new pages and content

You’ll find a lot of power and flexibility here, in the admin area. Go ahead and add new pages by clicking the Add Content link in the same menu and then adding a document. You can then select where you want that page to “live” on your site. You’ll also find options there for blogs, links, and other types of content. Remember, if you need help, you can always find it online, at the help docs or you can reach out for support — we’re your partner in this and we’re here for you.

Need Help?

And, as always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us. We’re here to support you and we’re excited to see you grow!

Next up…

Part 2 of our 5-part "getting started" series: How to build out products and course content »

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