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How to Replace your Home/Landing Page with a Temporary one

There are various reasons for replacing your school's default homepage with a new or temporary one. One reason might be that your school isn't fully prepared yet, and you prefer users to encounter an Under Construction or Pre-launch page, as you're not ready to welcome them. Another instance could involve setting up a temporary special landing page, like for a Black Friday promotion or the introduction of a new course.

In this article, we will learn how to create a new or repurpose an existing page to replace your original Home/Landing page.

Set a new page as a temporary Home/Landing page

To  create a new page and replace your Home/Landing page:

1. Go to Website Design  Edit Website, and navigate to your Pages Manager. You will notice that there are different types of pages. Currently, your home page has the /pages/home slug.
2. Click on Clone Page to clone your Home page. Ensure that the cloned page is Public.
3. Click on Site Site Navigation to edit your site navigation.
4. In the window that appears under the Home page (before login page) option, click Select a page and select the page you wish to use (the one you have created to be the temporary home/landing page) from the drop-down menu. 

5. Once you are ready, click on Apply.

Set an existing page as a temporary Home/Landing page

If you do not wish to clone a page but choose one of your pages, navigate to Site Builder Navigation and follow the instructions in Step 4 above to choose a temporary Landing page from your already created pages.

Once you want to revert back to your previous Home page, follow the same process as shown above and choose the default home page in your Site Navigation.

Disable Sign in/up

There might be the case that while building up your school and setting up a temporary page, you also don't wish users to be able to sign in/up yet in your school till the final product is ready, so they see for now only the "prelaunch" landing page you have created.

If you decide to disable sign-in/up, you can do so by Managing your Login/Sign-up Settings and disabling sign-in/up.

If for restrictive access reasons, you decide to remove the top bar of your school hence the sign-in/up button on it, you will have to use the below strings at the end of your school's URL to trigger the sign-in manually or sign up form:

  • /?msg=not-logged-in
  • /?msg=signup

So, e.g., you will need to type this link www.{yourschool}.com/?msg=not-logged-in (replace "yourschool" with the name of your school) in case you have a custom domain to log in to your school but do not have a public Sign in/up button in your topbar, or you have disabled your school's topbar completely till your launch. Accordingly, you need to follow this link www.{yourschool}.com/?msg=signup to sign up.

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