This is not essential information that you need to know in order to use Accredible, but good to know if you are interested.
The 'merge tag' is the way an attribute will appear on your certificate designs and email templates. It appears in square brackets and looks something like this:
The word that appears before the dot is called the 'parent' and indicates the type of information that attribute is linked to and where it gets that information from.
These are attributes that are linked to your details as an issuer.
Issuer.name - Adds the Accredible account name you have chosen (this would typically be your organization or company's name) into the certificate.
If you would like to change how your issuer name appears on certificates, click on your organization name at the top right-hand corner of the Accredible Dashboard, in the dropdown menu under Department click 'Settings'. Under 'Department Branding' you can change your organization name to however you would like it to appear on your certificates and emails.
These are attributes that can be added from the information set you input into a group's settings.
group.course_name - Adds the group name to the certificate
group.course_description - Adds the group description to the certificate
These are attributes that are linked to the recipients' information. This is information that you as the issuer input while creating and publishing credentials.
recipient.name - Adds the recipient's full name
recipient.id - Use this to add a space for your own unique recipient ID like a student number or association ID
recipient.email - Adds the recipient's email address
Attributes that are specifically linked to the credential you are issuing
credential.id - Adds the recipient's unique Accredible certificate ID if an alternative is not supplied during the process of creating and publishing credentials.
credential.issue_on - Adds the date the credential was issued on if an alternative is not supplied during the process of creating and publishing credentials.
credential.expiry_date - Adds the date the credential expires on if an alternative is not supplied during the process of creating and publishing credentials.
credential.grade - Adds a grade onto the certificate
These are attributes that you have added yourself. These could be literally anything you want. they appear with custom. as the parent.
Custom attributes populate with information that you as the issuer input while creating and publishing credentials.
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