The "Certificate Verification" element from the Thrive Editor comes in handy in those situations in which you want to verify a course completion certificate from Thrive Apprentice.
So, for example, if you have a certificate that you want to verify, you can scan the QR code that's available on the certificate (as long as this feature is active):
And this will take you to the certificate verification page:
This is where you can input the certificate number, click verify and see if the certificate is valid or not.
Enabling the Certificate Verification
Before using the element, you have to make sure the certificate verification feature is enabled in Thrive Apprentice.
Here's an article that explains how you can do that, but I will also cover the steps in this article:
The certificate can be enabled from the "Settings" section of Thrive Apprentice:
Look for the "Enable certificate verification" toggle and activate it:
Once you do that, the certificate verification is enabled and you will be able to either view or edit the certificate in the WordPress editor:
Besides the above mentioned actions, you can also use the "Clear certificate cache" option if you want to remove all the PDF files that have been generated up to this point.
When a PDF certificate is generated, it's saved on the server, so if the student tries to download it again it just downloads that existing copy.
Use this option if you want to remove those copies:
Editing the Certificate Verification Element
You can edit the "Certificate verification" element when accessing the template on which that element is added.
For that, access the "Certificate verification" template of your Thrive Apprentice template manager:
Here's an article that you might find useful about working with the "Certificate verification" template:
Once the template is open, you'll notice that the "Certificate verification" element is already added to it by default:
Click on it, and you'll be able to access the left sidebar list of options:
Click on the "Edit Design" button to start editing the certificate in various states:
The states panel will become available at the bottom of the page:
This allows you to select which state of the certificate you'd like to customize and edit.
We'll start with the "Valid Certificate" state, and later on we'll also go through the options available for the "Certificate Verification Form" state.
Valid Certificate state
When a user drops the element on the canvas they will be presented with the “Valid certificate” view. This is the information that will be listed when the verified certificate is valid:
You can hover over different parts of the certificate and start bringing changes to them.
For example, here we have a dynamic text that you can edit using the panel options form the top of the page:
Furthermore, you can also edit the text that is available in the first column of the certificate:
Keep in mind though that if you change a text from the first column, you should also change the dynamic text from its corresponding column on the right.
Now let's have a look at the "Certificate Verification Form" state.
Certificate Verification Form state
Open the states panel, and select it from the list:
You'll now be able to edit the way the form looks like when someone is verifying a certificate:
Here as well you can simply hover over different parts of the form, click on them and start using the left sidebar options.
Furthermore, both states support adding elements to them. Simply open the right sidebar, look for the desired element and add it to your form:
For example here I've added an "Icon" element to my form:
When you are done customizing the form in both states, click on "Done":
This will take you right back to the main editor.
Hopefully this quick tutorial about how to use the "Certificate Verification" element was useful to you.
Make sure to check out our dedicated Thrive Apprentice knowledge base section, if you want to learn more about how to manage your online school.