This experience is mostly controlled by the set of pages that end-users view before logging in. To control this set of pages an integration with a system like WordPress is needed which increases the complexity substantially.
That’s why we took it in our hands to make our clients’ life easier. Today we are very excited to announce a new feature called “Custom Homepage”. You can now build a good-looking, mobile-friendly promotional website for your learning portal within TalentLMS, without coding, without integrations and without additional costs.
Here is what you get:
- Easily build a branded homepage for your learning portal
- Promote selected courses on the landing page
- Extend with new pages as necessary
- Customize what end-users see prior logging in
How it works
Go to Basic settings and select “Custom Homepage” in the Homepage field and then click on the edit icon to the right.
In the pop-up you will be able to view the list of menu entries of your homepage (1). There are two special pages Home and Course catalog that cannot be removed. Course catalog page can be deactivated if needed.
Click on the top menu to add a simple page, consisting of text and image, or add a menu entry pointing to an external URL. You can reorder the menu entries by clicking on the Reorder button, or view how you homepage will look like, by clicking on the Preview button (2).
Click on the Home menu entry to view the home edit screen. Home is divided in two sections. The top one (1) consists of headline, a sub-headline and an artwork welcoming your visitors. Artwork must be at least 1170 px wide. You can upload an image with the option to crop them to the desirable dimensions.
In the bottom section (2) you can choose to show a list of up to 12 featured courses on your homepage. Choose which on to show by clicking on their title in the Featured courses field.
Click on any page from the list of menu entries or click on Add Page from the top menu to view the page edit screen. Page title is the menu entry title. You can define a headline and a sub-headline for your page as well as the URL path relative to your portal’s domain name (1).
Type the content of your page with the WYSIWYG editor and optionally add an image. Images must be at least 500px wide. You can upload larger images and then crop them to desirable dimensions (2). If you choose to include an image, then it will cover the right half of the page.
You can add menu entries pointing to external websites by clicking on the Add URL button from the top menu. Page title is the menu entry title.
Bellow you can view how your custom homepage will look like by hitting on the Preview button from the top menu.
Feel free to check our video for a quick overview!
Originally published on: 14 Jan 2015 | Tags: Update