Subscription Payments and More!
One promise we make to you as our customer is that we will continue to add to the LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin’s functionality based on your feedback.
Besides, the way we see it, this is your product and we want it to be applicable for your situations. To keep this promise, we gather your suggestions from our forums, help desk, and through phone conversations.
While we cannot implement every suggestion that comes our way, we do make it a point to implement the frequent ones.
Today’s update is no exception.
In addition to doing some clean-up to ensure compatibility with the latest version of WordPress, we have implemented a few other features, by popular demand:
Recurring (Subscription) Payments
Since our launch, we have always made it easy for users to add a price to their courses and instantly begin selling them using PayPal. Over time we added a few other integrations, including shopping carts like WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, iThemes Exchange, and JigoShop (each option has the added benefit of subscription payments).
Many of you have commented that you wanted something a bit more simple from a subscription payment standpoint, without the need of an entire shopping cart integration.
So, today we are pleased to announce that you can now easily specify if the price of your course is a one-time payment, or a recurring (subscription) based payment when you are creating your courses!
If your course is a one-time payment, the customer is only billed once for the course.
If your course is a recurring payment, then your customer is billed according to what you specify as the billing cycle.
Nothing complicated about this set-up, just three easy steps:
- Add a price
- Select payment type (“Buy Now” or “Recurring”)
- Enter billing cycle information (if price is “Recurring”)
LearnDash will then apply these payment settings to your course!
Categories & Shortcodes
Not too long ago, we added the ability for you to create Tags for your courses so you could better organize them. Now, in addition to tags, you can add categories to your courses so you can further organize (and display) courses to users.
Similar to the Tags feature, we added a shortcode (see Options for Courses menu) for this feature so you can display only courses of a certain category, giving you even more flexibility with how you display your course lists.
The Future Looks (Very) Good
Again, thank you to everyone who has made suggestions on how we can continually improve LearnDash. We are extremely grateful for your participation in our development.
Speaking of which…
We have in the works a handful of very exciting updates coming your way – you will certainly want to keep an eye out for them!
Until next time!