An Introduction to Text Attributes

What are they?

Attributes are bits of data within your credential that you want to change depending on the person who is receiving the certificate or the course they are taking. These could be things like Recipient_Name, Student_ID or Issue_Date.

Its best to think of these attributes as places holders for the final bits of data you want to display. The attribute tells the Accredible system where exactly this information will go on the certificate but your data upload tells the system what should finally be displayed in place of that attribute.


The design editor has these six attributes inbuilt and ready to use as standard:

To insert one of these into your design, you just need click the blue button entitled "Attribute" in the top menu of the design editor, then select the attribute you want to add onto your certificate design. Once selected, a new text box will appear within the design with the attribute text written inside, you can then move it into place and reformat the text as desired.

Once added to the design, your certificate is ready to receive data for that specific attribute. 

You can also create custom attributes using the custom attribute section in the Accredible Design Editor. These can be just about anything you like but examples include Grade and Student_ID


TOP TIP: Accredible can auto-generate a spreadsheet template that includes columns for all attribute data required to complete your credential. Just make sure you have set up the group, certificate design & attributes first. 

To download a spreadsheet template, follow these steps:


  1. Click groups in the top menu
  2. Select the group you want to generate the template for 
  3. Select the "add credentials" tab
  4. Click the 'spreadsheet upload' button
  5. Click the blue 'download spreadsheet template' button.
  6. The spreadsheet template will be downloaded to your computer.



Example of attributes in action :


Here's a certificate in the design editor with both standard and custom Attributes added.



Here's my spreadsheet with the recipient data filled in and ready to upload. Note that for every attribute, you need a corresponding column to fill the data into.

Here's the final certificate that is outputted once that data has been uploaded.


If you are looking for more information on how to use attributes you can watch this in-depth video which takes your through attributes from beginning to end:

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