We are pleased to let you know about the new features in the latest version of LearnDash, officially made available today.
Many of these features are the direct result of conversations we have had with all of you as you use LearnDash for your online learning programs.
Below are some of the highlights of this new version.
To see all of the updates, please reference the changlog.
Easy Custom Labels[frame type="paper-stack"]
As you likely already know, by default LearnDash courses have the following terminology:
However, sometimes it makes sense to call them something else.
While this was always possible, it was a bit more cumbersome than we liked.
Your feedback echoed this sentiment. As a result, we have added a settings page so that it is a lot easier to change these labels.
In addition to the items listed above, you can also change the labels for the following buttons:
- Mark Complete
- Take This Course
- Click Here to Continue
After making your desired terminology changes and updating, your permalinks (URLs) will all update as well.
For example, if you wanted to change “Courses” to “Modules”, then this:
You can find this new settings page under LEARNDASH LMS > SETTINGS > CUSTOM LABELS.
Hide Course Content Option
Currently when you visit a LearnDash course you can see a list of the course content (lessons, topics, and quizzes) in the Course Content table.
However, some of you mentioned that you would prefer to hide this information, and only make it visible after someone enrolls (or purchases) the course.
Well now you can!
On the EDIT COURSE page there is an option where you can choose to hide the Course Content table.
When selected, the course content will only be visible to someone who is both signed into their account and enrolled into the course.
Certificate Layout Options[frame type="paper-stack"]
As we continue our make-over of certificates we decided to provide you early access to two new settings.
When you edit your certificate you now have the option to select the the layout (US Letter or A4) and the orientation (Landscape or Portrait).
To round out this update, we reworked the loading of courses and course content to be faster.
If you have a large course with many lessons, topics, and quizzes then you will immediately notice quicker course load-times after updating to this latest version.
To ensure optimum performance of your courses make sure that you update so that you are running the latest versions of both LearnDash and WordPress.
The Year Rolls On…
As promised, we are forging ahead with an eventful 2016 – packed full of new features, functionality, add-ons, and enhancements.
So as always, thank you so much for the continuous dialogue, patience, and overall enthusiasm for LearnDash.
Until next time!