Courses – Setup Overview

CourseCure puts the power into your hands to easily create and manage courses on your site. You can create a new course in a matter of minutes and also have the option to incorporate additional elements like quizzes, points and badges.

You can check out the general settings in the Courses > Settings section in CourseCure. This provides you with a central area to adjust settings related to the layout, style and more.

This article includes examples of the following options for Courses within CourseCure. You will see a tab for each of these option in the Courses section.

Course Settings

General settings related to the Course Library Header, Course Library Header Image and more can be adjusted in the General tab. You can check out the additional info for each setting below the screenshot.

Enable Back to Courses Link: Can be enabled/disabled. If enabled, a clickable “Back to Courses” link will be displayed on the courses page. Note: The user will be redirected back to the Course Library Page if that is where they originally came from. However, the user will be redirected back to the page displaying Courses based on the Course Archive Shortcode if that is where they originally came from. CourseCure will take care of this automatically. More details are available in the Back to Courses Link documentation.

Course Library Page: A dropdown is used to set the page that will display the list of courses on the site. This dropdown is populated with the available pages on the site.

Course Library Header Description: An editor is used to include an excerpt to briefly describe course.

Course Library Header Image: Allows for an image to be uploaded and set as the header image for the course.

Enable Overlay: Can be enabled/disabled. If enabled, the Overlay Color picker is shown and a color overlay is applied to the Library Header Image.

The blue Save button can be clicked once all settings are configured.

Course Layout

Layout settings related to the Search Bar and the Theme Header and Theme Footer can be adjusted in the Layout tab. More details about each setting are provided below the screenshot.

Search Bar: Can be enabled/disabled. If enabled, a search bar will be displayed on the set course library page.

Theme Header: Can be enabled/disabled. If enabled, the site theme header will be displayed on the selected pages. This can include the site theme header, logo, menu, etc.

Theme Footer: Can be enabled/disabled. If enabled, the site theme footer will be displayed on the selected pages. This can include the site theme header, logo, menu, etc.

Course Styling

Styling settings related to selecting a template and a color palette can be adjusted in the Styling tab. More info for each setting is available below the screenshot.

You can select a template from the provided templates and then choose a color palette. The selected template and color palette will be applied to the courses section of your site once you select them. 

You also have the option to create a new color palette by cloning an existing color palette and adjusting the color options. Mousing over an existing color palette will display the Clone Palette button.

Clicking the Clone Palette button will display the Create New Palette popup. You can set the desired name for the new palette and you can set the various color options. This allows you to get creative and select custom colors to be applied to your course template.

Below are two example screenshots of how Template 01 and Template 02 appear on a live site. Both templates have Color Palette 03 applied. You can choose your preferred template and apply it to your courses section within a few seconds.

Template 01 Example

Course Styling

Template 02 Example

Additional information regarding templates and color palettes is available in the Courses – Styling article.

Course Labels

The settings previously available in the Labels section are now located in the WordPress Customizer. The label settings and more can be edited using the individual CourseCure Page Settings for the Course page, Module page and Lesson page when using the WordPress Customizer. This includes text color, label names, button text and more. You can get more details on how to use these settings to customize your courses (including examples of the options you can adjust and how it will appear on the live site) in this article.

More info on building a Course can be found in the Course Builder article.

More info on setting up Course Protection can be found in the Protect a Course article.

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