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Hello. In this video, I'm gonna show you how to configure your main website. So your main website is your marketing website and is placed under marketing. It's a bit different from your membership sites that are placed under content. There's a different model on these and there's also a video on the difference between them.
So watch that 1 if you are not sure. What the difference are. But the main website is the primary website that you use for your simpler business where you can showcase your products. And if you go in there, you'll see different tabs here. I'm gonna go over what each tab has.
So the first 1 is the activity where it will show your most recent activity like visitors and latest posts and comments. You if you just started in Simbero and you don't have a website yet, you're gonna see this warning here, which tells you that we're showing a splash screen until you launch. So until you click that button here. So basically, you can configure it, you can create your pages, and no 1 will be able to see your site until you click in launch. Once you click in launch your site, there is no way back.
So it's already been launched and there's no way to unlaunch it. So be aware of that. After that, you have your members. Members are people who like comment on your blog or comments or that participate in your courses, it will show in here. Then after that, you'll see the list of all your pages.
So in here, you'll see different tabs. These stops are basically views, filtered views. So if you click in all, you'll see all the pages with no filter applied. But then here we've prepared preset views of those pages. So here you can see that it's only showing published.
Then here, it's only showing draft pages. And an interesting 1 here is also the SEO 1. The SEO shows the most important information that you wanna put here when sharing your page. In, for example, social media. So here you can see this lock.
If it's visible to Robert, you can edit the meta title the meta description and the social image. Also, in this view, if you wanna see more information, for example, if you go to all and you wanna see more information of each page, you can go here to columns and then you can choose the different columns you wanna see. So imagine I wanna see my meta description and my path and my social image, you can go here and update to see all the information that you wanna see. And you can also filter in here. If this will create a custom view that if you want, you can save.
So then later on when you come back, you have it saved here. After that, after pages, you've got another tab called courses. Here it will show any course that you have on your placed on your main website. There there's other videos that show how to create your courses, how they work, so check those out if you if you wanna place a course on your website. Otherwise, it will show empty like this 1.
Same thing with the blocks. So if you wanna place a block on your main website, you can. We'll create a different video on that, but here is where you would go to create it. And then the comments tab will show any comments that you might had on your on your blog here. So it will also show up in there.
Then after that, you've got the configure page where which allows you to configure your members and your main website. Sorry. So I'll go through this 1 and explain what each setting means. So first of all, the side title goes here. If you prefer, you can also add an internal name and labels to that, that you can also add down here.
Here, you can choose your home page, which 1 is gonna be. So once you create new pages, it will allow you to choose from them. Then Here, it warns you that your main website will use your account the full language. After that, you can choose your cart image as it explains here, it shows it shown on your customer's account over the year. Then after that, you've got the community features with very interesting if you are looking to create community using your block and your courses.
So here it allows you to, for example, disable reactions such like a love. This will show by default. So if you want to stop them to stop showing, you would have to turn this on. Then here you can choose to allow comments without a login. You can choose to never collapse the comments, so they will automatically collapse when there's loads of them.
And here you can choose to never do that. And then here you can choose to display engagement budgets, engagement budgets are used to give different titles, different budgets to your members and that helps create a little bit of community. There's I'll link some manuals to that in these lessons so you can have a look if you wish. Then after that, you'll you'll see the notification settings. So this will be that the fault ones whenever you whenever there's a member added to the main website, this will be the default email notification applications.
However, your members will be able to change them from their site. So they will be able to to modify them after. These are only the default ones. So you can choose to notify them via email for all posts for staff posts and comments, for staff posts, for mentions, or no emails at all. That is up to you.
And and as it's worn here, this does not change settings for existing members. So this is only when they join as a member, your website. If they were already existing and you change this, it won't change for them. Then some options here to not include the body of the post are coming in the notifications and and to this allow commenting by replying to email notifications. So this is when you get an email of a new post.
If the person replies, it will automatically comment on that on that post, but you can disallow this. You can also add a moderation notification email. So this is for example if you wanna moderate. So when a person posts on your on your blog comments, You don't want them to show straight away. You wanna choose if you wanna show them or not.
So in that case, you will receive an email. And you'll be able to approve them or deny them. Then after that, here in sign up forms, you can add sign up forms that are included in all pages of your site. So you can simply add a sign up form and choose which 1. Then the social profiles here will show on the footer of your website.
So up to you, which ones you wanna add, depends on which ones you're using. So you can just add them in here. Then down here, the metadata, you can choose a title and image. And that defines how your side will show when shared in engines and when shared in social media. So for example, when you search it in Google, what is the title and what is the image that will show if you if you search your website in Google.
Also, when you share your website in Facebook, what will that show. So which title and which image will that show. After that, here you can add triggers of many different kinds. So just have a play, like many places in Sameero. This helps automatize things.
And then here are some advanced settings. So things like including the support tickets widget on the side. This is if you wanna if you're dealing with support tickets from your from your Sinclair account. I will also link some guides to these bids. And otherwise, you can always open a ticket with Sinclair Support.
Then also if you wanna include an NPA serve an NPS survey. So this is if you wanna ask customers about their experience and things like that. You can include a survey automatically in your side. Then you can choose your error page. You're not own page in case you wanna choose a a funnier 1 or you don't wanna, like, the standard simpler or not found page.
And then you can remove downloads download links from videos, audio, and PDF. So this is if you wanna prevent your customers to download your content. And then you can also add a custom tracking code. So if you're using any kind of tracking, you'll choose this option. These are the configure options.
Then here we have these 3 dots which hide some other options that you might need. So the 1 of them is redirects. So here is we where you would choose to redirect pages, for example, if you're usually using a path on your side, like slash contact, and then you change and you wanna now use slash contact us instead. That page is slash contact you might wanna to always automatically direct direct to the new page that you have created, which is contact us. Here is where you would add that redirect.
And this way avoid errors, which damage your CEO. Then after that, You also have theme and navigation. The theme 1 is a very important 1. Here is where you will choose how your pages looks. So what's the what's the colors?
What's the title and things like that? So from the same page, first of all, you'll be able to choose which theme you wanna use if you have other things already set up. So the things that you use in your whole simpler side, you can go here in the configuration. And see your things. And you are also able to edit them from there.
But you can edit them from the page here. So you could use you could choose to use 1 of the other things, or you can choose the default here. And here is the bottom where you can customize it. So once you go, into customize them, you'll be able to choose things like your colors, your so you see here, it's got many different settings. So starting with the colors, you can choose background, alternate background.
So you'll be able to change some of the things here, but these are the things that we'll by default. So for example, the text or the regular text will show with this color. You'll be able to change it later, but that's all the default stuff and some of the things you cannot change. So some of the things sorry. Let me move my avatar from here.
Some of the things will will be as it is. So the footer sidebar, you've got here all the colors that will be used on your side. Then after you add, you can choose the typography. You can choose in the navigation where it's where it's placed in the top or on the left. You can choose the appearance of it to make it stick.
You can choose to show the shopping cart button. That's when it's already allowed. Then the logos, you can choose the logo that will show up here on your side and the logo that will show when the header is transparent. Which might or might not be the same. Then your fave icon, which is the little picture that shows here, Here, there are some header options like showing the site title even when the logo is uploaded or to show or not this oops.
Sorry. This search, I've made it disappear now. So this search button and this login menu it can be turned off. So if I click here, you'll see it disappear. So you can turn it off from here as well if you want.
And then you can choose a call to action here. So for example, by now, you'll see a button up here on the top bar, you'd have to choose a destination. And it will you would see a button up here here. Then if I go back, you can also choose to have an announcement banner which would show up here in all pages, like new products, and then you could select them to go, for example, to your products and this product here, and then see this this announcement manner that will show in all pages and that calls your customers' attention. Then you can also configure the footer in here.
You can add a logo. You can show a couple of options like showing or not your payment methods or showing or not your address. Then cookie consent, you can also choose to show it or not how it shows. Then the sidebar. So when there's sub navigation present, you can make a sub a sidebar visible here.
So you can choose to never show it or only when the sub navigation is present. You can choose the position of it and the content of it. Then you can choose to share to show the sharing button or not on your blog. Under products, same thing. And then under assets, that's more advanced if you wanna use it.
So that's for the theme. Here is where you choose most of how your website works. And then after that, obviously, you'd go to the editor and train at your side. But that's like the default colors typeography as you can see here. And then the last option here, if you click on the 3 dots is the navigation.
So here is where you can choose which things you're gonna have in your navigation. So you'll see when you start editing pages. You'll be able to also choose it there. But here you can see add on grams. So you can see, for example, in the footer section, which links you're gonna have in the foot in the footer, you can edit the list, and then you can choose which links you're gonna have in your main navigation and same thing.
You can edit the list and you can add new links where they link to and how your navigation looks. I hope it was helpful.

In this lesson, we'll cover some website-level configuration options. For example:

  • How to launch your site
  • How to set the social share image and SEO elements (title/description) for the page
  • Community configuration and moderation options
  • Preventing downloads on your site
  • How to edit your website theme

You can find more detail on the following related guides and workshops:

If you are interested in learning more about SEO, you can watch our 'Mastering SEO Webinar Series' at Simplero University. We created that one in collaboration with our partners at Pathfinder SEO and it contains a lot of valuable information to make your website stand out from the crowd!


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