Attributes are essential when it comes to merging information with your certificate designs and email templates. Here is how to view, manage, create and delete them.
Finding the Manage Attributes Page
- Click on 'Designs' at the top of your Accredible Dashboard, then click on the 'Create Certificate Design' button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
- Click on the 'Attributes' tab in the lefthand sidebar menu.
- At the bottom of the attributes menu, click 'Manage Attributes.'
Important Note: Going to the 'Manage Attributes' page will cause you to quit the Certificate Designer. Make sure you have saved any changes to your certificate design before clicking away.
Manage Attributes Page
The Manage Attributes page gives you an overview of all the attributes you have available to use in your certificate designs and email templates.
At the top of the list are all the pre-made Accredible attributes essential to the system's proper functioning. Here you can see exactly how the merge tag appears for each attribute and its type, whether it's text, date, email, or image.
Custom attributes are at the bottom of the attributes list, and in the credential count column to the right, you can see how many credentials that custom attribute appears on.
If the kind of attribute you need is not in the bank of pre-made attributes, you can create one of your own. To make a new custom attribute click on the 'Add Custom Attribute' button at the top right-hand corner of the page. Fill out the relevant fields in the pop-up window that appears and click 'Add Attribute.'
Important Note: Make sure you give your new custom attribute a unique name from all the others in your attributes list, including the pre-made ones. Giving similar names to attributes can lead users to drop the wrong attribute onto their certificate designs or email templates and then wonder why their attribute isn't working properly.
Edit or Delete Custom Attributes
If you need to edit or delete a custom attribute, click on the circle menu to the right of that particular attribute and select edit or delete.
Please note that custom attributes that are in use on published credentials cannot be deleted. You will need to edit the certificate design used on those credentials to remove the attribute before deleting it. Use the credential count column to find out how many credentials that attribute appears on.
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