When you are designing your Thrive Apprentice course using the visual editor, you have the possibility of creating new lesson templates that you can apply to your lessons.
This way you can customize a lesson template and then use it as many times as you want on your newly created lessons, without going through the same design process each time.
You will notice that the "Template editor" 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 lesson template from the Thrive Apprentice editor:
Access the Thrive Apprentice dashboard
First, you will have to access the Thrive Apprentice dashboard and its “Template editor” section.
To do that, go to 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 on your Thrive Apprentice courses:
And in the new dashboard that opens, access the "Template editor" section and click on "Manage Templates":
Add & Set Up the New Lesson Template
The “Templates” section that opens is where view the already existing template and add new ones:
Just as already mentioned, 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":
Naturally, to add a new template, you have to click on "+Add New" in the top right corner of the screen:
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
Then, you will have to choose the content type, depending on how you would like to use this template :
As this example is focused on creating a new lesson template, we will go ahead and select "Lesson":
Choose Post Format
Next, you have to define the post format, more exactly, you have to select whether you want to have a standard text lesson, a video one, or an audio one:
Next, you have the option of choosing to work 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:
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:
Use the filtering options from the left sidebar if you want to browse through various categories of 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 will still have to access the Thrive Apprentice editor and customize your template. This way you can make sure it is suitable for the lessons you want to apply it to.
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:
Once the template has been created, you can go ahead and apply it to the lessons of your choice. Please read this article to see how to apply Thrive Apprentice templates to your content.
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