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Adding a New School Homepage in Thrive Apprentice

When building your online school, you will be able to create and customize various types of templates, to be applied to all of your content.

One of those template types is the “School Homepage” one. You can create as many templates for the school homepage as you wish, and apply the one that you like most.

The template library has by default a set of predefined templates for lessons, courses, modules, and for the homepage:

You can edit the already existing templates, or simply create a new one from scratch.

The process is fairly similar to adding or editing templates in Thrive Theme Builder, so if you have already built your site with Thrive Theme Builder then this process will be familiar to you.

Here’s how you can add a new “School Homepage” template from the Thrive Apprentice editor:

Access the Thrive Apprentice dashboard

First of all, you will have to access the Thrive Apprentice dashboard and its “Template editor” section.

From your WordPress admin dashboard, hover over the “Thrive Dashboard” menu item from the left side, and click on “Thrive Apprentice” from the sub-menu that appeared:

Look for the “Design” section from the left sidebar and click on it:

Click on the “Edit Design” button in order to start customizing the design currently applied to your Thrive Apprentice courses:

And in the new dashboard that opens, click on “Manage Templates”, from the “Template editor” section:

Add & Set Up the New School Homepage Template

The “Templates” section that opens is where view the already existing template and add new ones:

From here, you can either edit the existing templates or create new ones.

If you want to edit a template, simply hover over the one you want and click on “Edit”:

However, to add a new template, you have to click on “+Add New”:

This will open the pop-up window with the options for adding and setting up the new template:

You will need to complete/choose a few aspects of the new template here, before being able to add it, as follows:

New Template Name

The first thing you need to do is to name the new template. Enter the name you want in the “New Template Name” section of the pop-up:

Choose Content Type

Next, you will have to choose the content type, depending on how you would like to use this template :

In this case, we will go for the “School Homepage” one:

Then, you have the option of starting from scratch on this new template, or to choose an already made design:

Start from Scratch

If you want to build the design for this template from scratch and customize it entirely by yourself then simply click on the “Start from Scratch” button:

After you do that, the template will be added to your list and you can go ahead and access the editor as shown below:

Choose Template

You can also proceed with selecting an already made template design if you want:

Selecting this option will open the library with all the available templates. Decide on the template you want and after you select it, click on “Create Template” to save your selection:

Your newly created template will be listed in the template library. if you hover over it, you will be able to edit it and customize it to your liking:

Keep in mind that even though you have selected a pre-defined template, you can still access the Thrive Apprentice editor and customize your template.

In addition to the already explained steps, there are still other features and options you can use here. The articles linked below might help you find out more about how to get the most out of your Thrive Apprentice editor:

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