This article helps school owners understand which version of page editor they have, differences between the versions, and how to convert 1.0 pages to 2.0.
What is page editor?
Page editor is a robust graphical tool that helps bring your school’s presence to life. Using the What You See Is What You Get WYSIWYG editor, you can build beautiful, content-rich site pages, sales pages, and thank you pages. Page editor is easy to use, yet flexible enough to offer more advanced page design if desired.
Page editor uses page blocks to design great-looking pages. Page blocks are pre-made “building blocks” used to construct pages for your site. Each of these blocks are self-contained, which means that editing and formatting one block does not affect other blocks. You can learn more about creating pages with page blocks in this article.
This is what the page editor 2.0 looks like. The design panel is on the left, a preview panel is on the right:
What’s the difference between page editor 1.0 and 2.0?
Pages you created before September 18, 2019 are 1.0 pages. Any pages you created after Sept 18 are 2.0 pages.
CAUTION: If you created your Teachable account before September 18, 2019, any new courses you create will use the 1.0 editor by default. You can add additional sales pages in the 2.0 editor.
Many of the blocks available in 2.0 are also available in 1.0; the primary difference is in the layout of the editor. For example, this is what a page created with page editor 1.0 looks like:
Instead of blocks, you have a radial with options to edit your page. You’ll also notice that you don’t have a design and preview panel, you work directly with the content. To learn more about the features of 1.0 page blocks, visit this article.
Now let’s see what a page editor 2.0 page looks like:
As you can see, the content dynamically updates as you make changes in the design panel. You also have a multitude of block options to help your school look its best.
NOTE: The Featured Products block is not available in 1.0 pages. To use that block, you’ll need to manually recreate your 1.0 page to 2.0, then add the block.
How do I know which version I have?
There are a few ways to determine this. First, in the Pages tab of your courses, you’ll see a column called “Editor Version”:
If you do not see a column for "Editor Version," this means your school uses Page Editor 2.0.
Second, for schools with access to Page Editor 1.0, in the Pages tab of the Site section, there is also a column for Editor Version. In addition, you’ll see two buttons on the top right for new page creation - New Page (1.0) and New Page (2.0). Schools with only Page Editor 2.0 cannot create pages with Page Editor 1.0.
NOTE: You can only create pages for Coaching using page editor 2.0, so you will not see an Editor Version column on Coaching > Pages.
What if I need to switch a 1.0 page to 2.0?
If you want to use Coaching products or feature products on your sales pages and you have 1.0 pages, you will need to manually recreate those pages in the 2.0 editor. There is currently no migration/conversion option for this. To do this, create a new sales page and copy over your existing 1.0 information.
TIP: Opening your school in multiple browser tabs and using copy/paste will make this process go faster.
What if I still have questions?
Here are some additional considerations that might help:
- Product pages created after September 18, 2019 will be 2.0 pages. For more information about creating multiple sales pages, please see this article.
- Teachable no longer updates page editor 1.0. All improvements and additional blocks will be for page editor 2.0 and beyond.
- Power Editor customization is not available in 2.0 pages.
- Page editor 1.0 will not be removed--you may continue using it as you desire but again, using new components like the Featured Products block will require 2.0 pages.
- 1.0 course checkout and thank you pages cannot be recreated as 2.0 pages. This is because they are automatically created when you set up your school and create courses. Creating 2.0 thank you and checkout pages requires creating a new school.