Managing the General Settings Page

The General Settings page is where you'll set some basic settings for your site that help give it its identity. To locate this page, click the Settings tab.

We'll start with the Basic Settings. Enter your site name into the Name field. Your site name will display in the top left corner of any non-course page site.

This includes your Dashboard and Course Directory. Your site name will not display on any course lesson page. Additionally, if you have chosen an image for your logo (on the Theme Settings page), your logo will display instead of your site name. Regardless of whether you have a logo on your site or not, your site name will also display in the copyright information at the bottom of all non-course pages.

Next is the Tagline. Your tagline will display on your homepage underneath the title of your homepage. This is a great place to enter your mission statement or give visitors to your site a quick explanation of what they can expect in your courses.

Below that is the Home Page panel. By default, your homepage is set to the Welcome page. You can set this to any page you wish, however, including your Course Directory page (to bring site visitors directly to the courses you have available for purchase) or your Login page (if you'd prefer to use your Zippy Courses site as a members-only site and advertise your courses elsewhere). You can also create your own homepage or edit your welcome page by clicking the Pages tab in the navigation menu (on the left side of your admin site).

For more information on setting up your home page, check out our Setting Up Your Homepage support guide.

Lastly, is the Domain panel. This allows you to have your site hosted at a custom domain. Keep in mind that you must already own your custom domain to use it as your Zippy Courses site domain. Additionally, you must enter a domain name that is not currently in use. For example, if you already have a blog set up at mywebsite.com, you cannot enter that as your Zippy Courses domain. You can, however, use a subdomain, such as courses.mywebsite.com or learn.mywebsite.com. Typically, your webhost can help you set up a subdomain for free. Contact your webhost to discuss your options regarding subdomains.

If you have a domain ready, check out our How to Connect your Domain Name to ZippyCourses.com support guide for more information on how to get that set up!

Once you're done, click Save Settings.