Basic Certificate Questions with Formatting

We're having a lot of issues with the formatting on the Basic Certificate in Coursepress. Primarily our problem is that the text that appears on the certificate either appears right at the top of page one despite adding in
and <p> tags. And if we use the Margin tools below to try to change the orientation (by setting the top margin to say 1em), then the text drops down to a blank 2nd page and is still oriented at the top of the page.

Another question we have is for some of our courses we are going to be offering a number of Credits towards Professional Development and would like to have the number of credits for a particular course listed on the certificate. We could easily do that by add the credits to the certificate as a static value, but since there is only one Certificate for all courses (at least as far as I can tell) that won't work. I don't see any way to add a value to the course description itself that would then be able to be pulled and added dynamically to the certificate.

  • Kasia Swiderska
    • Support nomad

    Hello gary56,

    Styling certificates can be tricky because when PDF is generates it don't read all the CSS, please see here http://www.arsenalesystems.com/docs/display/dataplane/PDF+Export+CSS+Stylesheet+Guidelines

    I don't see any way to add a value to the course description itself that would then be able to be pulled and added dynamically to the certificate.

    At this moment only these tags are interpreted in the certificates: FIRST_NAME, LAST_NAME, COURSE_NAME, COMPLETION_DATE, CERTIFICATE_NUMBER, UNIT_LIST.
    There is no option that would add custom value to the certificate.
    You would need to create function that will return value for points and then would be added in the /wp-content/plugins/coursepress/includes/classes/class.basic.certificate.php file to show on the certificate.

    Kind regards,
    Kasia

  • gary56
    • Flash Drive

    I'm afraid that the custom coding is probably out of our range of abilities right now. We could work-around the limitation on teh custom value if there was an option to create a unique certificate per course. It looks like the current tool set only allows one certificate per installation of coursepress, but we'd like to have a slightly different certificate for each course that is prepared. Is that a possibility currently or can that be added? If so, how long would that take to implement? You guys have been very responsive but the number of roadblocks we're running into is getting to the point where we may need to begin investigating a different courseware option.

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