This is a brief introduction to explainer screens as well as a guide to turning one into a loading page for your quiz.
Explainer screens are super versatile, and can be used to make a wide variety of transition pages.
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1. What are Explainer Screens?
Explainer screens are blank, custom pages you can add into your quiz. By default, they begin with no content aside from a 'Continue' button.
If you haven't used one already, here are some ways you can use explainer screens:
Filler between questions
Since explainer screens are filled with your content, they're a great part of an on-brand experience.
The next section will cover how to turn an explainer screen into a loading page, which you can apply to any kind of transition page.
2. Creating a Loading Page
Loading pages are made with a few simple components:
A still image or animated GIF
An on-brand image and a small note to people taking the quiz is normally more than enough. Follow the steps below for a detailed dive into how to turn an explainer screen into a loading page.
2.1. Creating an Explainer Screen
Let's start by adding the explainer screen and getting it ready to be used as a loading screen.
1. Inside of the Shop Quiz editor, press "Add section" to add a new page to your quiz.
Sections don't just include questions, but also opt-in pages and explainer screens as well.
2. Select an "Explainer screen".
3. Under the CONTINUE BUTTON tab, select the "Do not show button" option.
Although the 'Continue' button isn't required, explainer screens do require a way to proceed past them to be enabled. Including the button, you have three options:
Continue button (default)
Continue after timer
Continue when clicking anywhere
Which brings us to the next step!
4. Under the title/subtitle, select the "After __ seconds" option to let the page continue based on a timer instead.
If you don't add an alternative way to proceed past the page, you won't be able to save your quiz.
5. (OPTIONAL) Drag-and-drop your explainer screen to the right order in your quiz.
That's it! After this step, you've laid the groundwork to turn this explainer screen into a loading page. All you have to do from here is add the content to make it fit right in with your quiz.
3. Adding content
You can add content to any page in your quiz in the form of:
For a loading page, none of these are needed but using text and a GIF, we can make a simple loading animation.
Filler content might be something simpler - for example, you can add on-brand copy to explainer pages to create a quiz flow that's more like a conversation than a quiz.
NOTE: in order to add rules for where an explainer screen goes next, you'll need at least two methods of progressing past the page active (such as a Continue button + the timer).
That's it! Once you've gotten your content set up, your loading page can be left alone or you can add additional information on the page if you'd like.
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