If you want to build a robust online community using WordPress, then you need to look no further than BuddyPress.
Using BuddyPress your users can create online profiles, participate in groups, private message other members, and so much more.
But it gets a little better…
Starting today, you can use all of these great features with your LearnDash courses!
We are pleased to announce the new BuddyPress-LearnDash add-on created by the folks at BuddyBoss – experts in BuddyPress theme and plugin development.
Using BuddyPress and LearnDash together is a great way to create a community around your course offering. If you already have BuddyPress, then this integration allows you to create more value for your members by providing them with online courses!
Easily tie any LearnDash Course to a BuddyPress Group.
- Course participants automatically get added as members to the group
- Group becomes private to course participants and invited members
- Course Lessons become visible at the group
- Course activity gets streamed into the group feed (optional)
- Forum gets added to the group (if bbPress is enabled)
- Course featured image becomes group avatar (if no group avatar has been set)
Activity is one of the core features of BuddyPress, allowing users to interact with each other in real-time. When a course is tied to a group, course actions are optionally added to the group’s activity stream. BuddyPress group admins can determine which actions to allow in their group, including:
- User starts a course
- User completes a course
- User creates a lesson
- User completes a lesson
- User creates a topic
- User completes a topic
- User passes a quiz
- User comments on single lesson page
If bbPress is enabled, a forum will be tied to every “course group” automatically, using the same name as the course for the forum title. Group members can then discuss the course in one central location.
As a reminder, you do not have to use BuddyPress in order to use bbPress. If you only want to use bbPress, you can use the LearnDash & bbPress add-on.
How It Works
With both LearnDash and BuddyPress active on your site, install and activate this integration. After doing so, you will notice new menu items within BuddyPress that allow you to incorporate LearnDash information with your BuddyPress functionality.
Select your desired options and click “Save Changes” – that’s it!
Where To Download
You can also add it to your site by going to PLUGINS > ADD NEW from your admin dashboard.
Thank you all so much for choosing LearnDash as your WordPress LMS. If you have any questions related to this add-on, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.
Until next time!