Publishing and Product Visibility

This article reviews how to set the publish and product visibility settings for your school products. To publish your school, learn more about school publishing settings

Overview

Each product in your school has a publish setting and a product visibility setting. These settings allow you to control which products are available to new students for purchase and view in your product directory.

  • Publish setting - Determines whether a product can be purchased and enrolled in by new students. Only published products can be purchased or enrolled in.
  • Product visibility setting - Determines whether a product is visible in your product directory to students (i.e., the “All Products” page). If product visibility is hidden, students can only enroll or purchase if you provide them with a direct link.

The chart below outlines additional details about product publish and visibility settings.

 

Unpublished products

(Note: All unpublished products are hidden.)

Published + visible products Published + hidden products
Can make new sales No ❌ Yes ✅ Yes (if you give users a direct purchase and/or sales page URL) ✅
Visible in product directory (i.e., the "All products" page) No ❌ Yes ✅ No ❌
Visible sales page No ❌ Yes ✅ Yes (via direct URL) ✅
Already enrolled students can access Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅

Publish or unpublish a product

You can publish or unpublish any product in your school. Published products can be purchased and enrolled in by new students; unpublished products cannot.

There are two ways to publish or unpublish products in your school: via the product index page (courses only), or via the Information tab of the specific product.

To publish or unpublish a product from the product Information tab:

  1. Click the Courses, Coaching, Bundles, or Digital Downloads icon from the left-side admin menu.
  2. Navigate to the Information tab of that product.
  3. Click to Publish or Unpublish the product.
    1. For courses, click the Publish Course or Unpublish Course button in the Publish & Preview section of the page. [insert image]
    2. For coaching products, bundles, or digital downloads, click the Publish or Unpublish button in the top right corner of the page.
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To publish or unpublish a product (course only) from the product index page:

  1. Click the Courses icon from the left-side admin menu.
  2. Next to the course product you want to publish/unpublish, click the More Options icon under the Actions column.
  3. Click Publish or Unpublish.
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Unpublishing a product does not affect already enrolled students. Enrolled students will still be able to access their products via the My Products tab of the school navigation bar.

Separately from product-level published status, courses have individual sections and lectures that can be published or unpublished. Learn more about publishing or unpublishing sections and lectures.

NOTE: On the Free plan, you can create unlimited products, but can only have one published course, coaching, bundle, or digital download product at a time. On the Basic plan, you can have up to five published courses at one time. Upgrade your plan to have unlimited published products.

Set product visibility (private products)

Separate from its published status, you can set a product’s visibility status.

Visible products are listed directly in your product directory—this way, any user who navigates to your school can choose to purchase and enroll in the product. Hidden products are not available in your product directory—students can still enroll or purchase these products, but only if you provide them with a direct URL to the sales or checkout page. Only published products can be listed as visible.

Hidden products are a great way to create private products and allow you to have more control over who is enrolling in or seeing these products.

To set product visibility status:

  1. Click the Courses, Coaching, Bundles, or Digital Downloads icon from the left-side admin menu.
  2. Navigate to the Information tab of that product.
  3. Scroll down to the Product Visibility section of the page.
    1. To make a product hidden, turn on the Hide from product catalog toggle.
    2. To make a product visible, turn off the Hide from product catalog toggle.
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