How To Allow Learners Save Their Favorite Lessons In LearnDash

If you have created online courses using LearnDash then you can allow your learners to bookmark (or save) their favorite lessons as they go throughout the course.

As you can probably imagine there are a variety of reasons why someone may want to save a lesson, including but not limited to:

  • They find the content interesting
  • They want to revisit the lesson at a later date
  • They have a question regarding the content want to ask the instructor a question
  • They want to show/share it with someone else

This list goes on and on.

Enabling The Ability to Mark Lessons as “Favorites”

To activate this ability for your own courses in LearnDash, all you need is a single free plugin.

Install and activate the WP Favorite Posts plugin.

Once that is done you have a few options you’ll need to configure. First, you can specify if only registered students can save lessons (which probably makes sense in most cases).

In addition, you can customize the way this is displayed to users with pre-built icons or your own custom image.

There are also plenty of label settings so that the terminology used by the plugin matches that of your courses. The default options are shown below.

Now when your learners take a course and come to content that they wish to save all they have to do is click the icon.

There is a widget that you can activate so that a user has immediate access to any lesson that they mark as their favorite.

That’s all you need – you can literally have this up-and-running in less than five minutes.

Have fun!

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Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by the world's leading organizations, such as the University of Michigan, Digital Marketer, WPEngine, and Infusionsoft. Justin has made a career as an elearning consultant where he has implemented large-scale training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Twitter | LinkedIn

2 Comments
  1. Hello,

    What does the frontend of this look like. I already have WP Favorites installed. It is enabled but I don’t see the like button on the courses. I also don’t see it in the learndash demo. Can you help me, please.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Dara-
      It just adds a section on each of your courses where someone can save them (with the icon you choose) – the design of the widgets portion (where their saved lessons can appear) will depend on the theme.

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