A great way to control the vibe of your Shop Quiz is through explainer screens. Explainer pages are custom pages you can add to your quiz that you can fill with text, image or video content, as well as with custom buttons.
There's a lot of ways you can use them, but one great strategy that can apply to almost any quiz is creating a loading page in your quiz.
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1. 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.
They're not necessary to make a Shop Quiz, but they can be an essential part in making a great one! 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, the potential uses aren't even limited by what your quiz needs. While explainer screens can be a part of what gives your quiz its own personality, it's not always apparent how you should use them.
Loading pages are pages that almost every Shop Quiz can benefit from having, which is what we'll show you how to make here.
Keep reading for steps on how to turn an explainer screen into a basic loading page.
2. Creating a loading page
There isn't any coding you need to do to create a loading page, but you will need to have any assets you'd like to use handy. Of course, you can definitely have loading or filler pages using just text and easy-to-include elements like emojis.
If you are able to include your own assets, GIF image files are a great way to include animated content in your quiz. Not just in loading pages, but in your filler content and in your questions too.
Once you're ready to put together your loading page, move onto the next steps.
2.1. Adding an explainer screen to your quiz
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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