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Course Page

The course page content area is where you add a course title, description and featured image for your course. This is what people will see before they enroll (or purchase) the course.

LearnDash will automatically add a course content table with a list of lessons, topics & quizzes associated with the course below your course description. Course page content is your own custom information that will be displayed as soon as the page is loaded, immediately underneath the “Course” tab.

LearnDash course description frontend example

Where to Add a Course Page Content

  1. Navigate to LEARNDASH LMS > COURSES
  2. Click on the course you’d like to edit
  3. You will automatically land on the Course page tab
  4. You can immediately start adding your course description

LearnDash course page overview

This article assumes you are using WordPress 5.0 or greater, which includes the new WordPress editing experience (aka: Gutenberg). If you’re using the Classic Editor plugin, your experience will be different.

If you’ve chosen to use a page builder plugin (Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, WPBakery, etc.) to edit your course description, you should refer to the page builder’s documentation on adding content.

Course Title

Your course title is the first thing you’ll see at the top of the editing screen. Look for a placeholder that says “Add Course title.”

Most themes display the course title near the top of the page, below your header and/or global navigation.

Course URL

When you click inside of the “Add Course title” box, you’ll see an area appear above, labeled “Permalink.” This is your course URL.

Updating a LearnDash course URL in Gutenberg

The first two parts of the URL are not editable. They are determined by your site’s domain name and the course slug you have chosen (which will be /courses/, unless you’ve customized your LearnDash permalinks).

You can edit the third part of the URL:


In most cases, this should be a reflection of your course title.

  1. Click into the “Title” area, as if you were going to change your course title
  2. Click the “Edit” button next to the permalink
  3. Type your new permalink
  4. Hit Enter, or click the Save button

Course Description

Everything below the course title is a blank canvas for you to add your description. This is powered by the same WordPress editor used for pages, blog posts and other content types in WordPress.

For more information on how to use the new editor, please see the official WordPress Editor documentation.

Shortcodes & Blocks

LearnDash introduces a number of shortcodes & blocks for you to use in this area. You can add a payment button, show or hide content based on a user’s access, insert a course progress bar and more.

For a more detailed look into all of the available options, please read our shortcode & blocks article.

Featured Image

The featured image is the main image associated with your course. Most WordPress themes will display this image near the top of your course page. It’s also the image we’ll display if you’re using the course grid add-on. The typical size for the Featured Image is 1200 x 628 pixels, but how it’s displayed is dependent on the container as defined by your WordPress theme or other options.

  1. Look for the Featured Image panel in the sidebar (make sure you’re viewing Document settings, not Block settings)
  2. If it’s not already open, click on it to open it
  3. Click Set featured image
  4. Choose an image from your Media Library, or upload a new one
  5. Click the Select button at the bottom

LearnDash set featured image

Where and how your course title, description & featured image are displayed is heavily dependent on your WordPress theme. If you’re experiencing layout issues with this content, please contact your theme developer.

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