While your Library and Course About screens are great places to introduce your courses, sometimes it's useful to include custom pages that explain more about what you're offering.

For example, if you're offering several courses publicly for a fee, a promotion page can help make the introductory pitch. Here are a couple examples:

Alternatively, many educators have found it simple and easy to simply link to their Pathwright courses from their primary website just like Rebecca Mezzof does from her website.

In this article, we'll cover both scenarios.


How to link to your courses from another website

Create a button, tab, or other link on your external website that directs visitors to your Pathwright courses. 

  1. If you'd like your visitors to be able to view your courses without signing in, first make sure at least one Course Group is set to "public." If no groups are public, then your courses will require an email and password to view.
  2. Decide which page you'd like to link to: your Library is a good option if you have multiple courses to choose from. If you're only teaching one course, then the Course About page is a good option.
  3. Once you've decided where you want to link to, copy the URL of the page in your browser and then add it to a link from your website.

    💡 Tip: educators often use terms like "Online learning" or "Online courses" as a name for the link they add to their website. 

If you would like to link back to your website from your Pathwright account, send us the URL of your external website and we can add a link to your menu. Or, add a button link to your Library banner that will take people back to your main site.

How to embed a page within your Pathwright account

This feature is one that a Pathwright Guide can setup for you, and we're happy to do it for you anytime. Here's what you need to know:

Use the CMS of your choice

You can embed a web page from virtually any CMS into your Pathwright site. 

If you're ready to link in a custom page to your Pathwright account, simply send us the link you'd like to use as well as what you'd like the link to be called in the menu (e.g., "About", "Welcome", "Blog", etc.).

💡  Tips for designing your embedded page:

  • Be sure your page link includes https. This helps us keep your account secure and is required.
  • Your Pathwright navigation bar and menu will overlay your embedded page – so be sure your page doesn't include any navigation. 
  • Ensure that your page does not have a Content Security Policy set on it which will prevent the page from being loaded in an iframe. Here's more info.
  • Leave at least 50px of space at the top where the navigation will be.*
  • To improve your SEO for the page, optionally send us the meta title and meta description you'd like to include.
  • Finally, this tag needs to be included within the <head> section of the code: <base target="_top">
  • If you have button links on your page that go to your Library, set them to open in a new window (target="_blank") or add the following script to the href on the <a> tag of your embedded page: 
onclick="(function () {window.top.location = 'https://yourschoolsubdomain.pathwright.com/library/'})()"

*Note that some Squarespace templates have a style editor setting called "Apply Minimum Height". If it is turned on by default in the template you're using, you'll need to turn that off.

🤔 Why do we do it this way?

Some education platforms include custom "page builders" that allow you to create very basic pages. At Pathwright, we take a different approach: we make it possible to link in web pages from easy-to-use (and inexpensive or free) professional website builders like:

These website builders have far more powerful features, better designs, and more marketing/design support than you'll find within any education platform. This helps you create nicer looking and more effective pages and allows us to focus our design and development efforts on making you the best possible learning and teaching experience and not on making a subpar website builder.

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