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Global Topic Settings

The LearnDash topic settings screen is where you can set global options that will apply to all topics on your site. Topic settings are organized into a few sections, outlined below.

To access your global topic settings:

  1. In the WordPress admin area, navigate to LEARNDASH LMS > TOPICS
  2. Click the Settings tab

LearnDash global topic settings navigation

Topic Taxonomies (Categories & Tags)

LearnDash topic taxonomy settings

Using topic taxonomies is completely optional, but they provide an additional way to organize your topics.

  • LearnDash Topics Categories: This enables you to organize your topics into custom categories that are only available for LearnDash topics.
  • LearnDash Topics Tags: This enables you to organize your topics using custom tags that are only available for LearnDash topics.
  • WordPress Post Categories: This enables you to organize your topics using WordPress’ default category management system. These categories can be viewed & managed in the WordPress admin under POSTS > CATEGORIES. You can share them amongst both the Posts & Topics post types.
  • WordPress Post Tags: This enables you to organize your topics using WordPress’ default tag management system. These tags can be viewed & managed in the WordPress admin under POSTS > TAGS. You can share them amongst both the Posts & Topics post types.

Managing Categories & Tags

You can manage (add, edit, or delete) the WordPress and LearnDash Categories & Tags via the Actions menu:

  1. Navigate to LEARNDASH LMS > TOPICS
  2. Select the Actions dropdown menu
  3. Select your desired menu option

Custom Post Type Options

  • Search: Enable this setting if you want topics to be included in search results when using the default WordPress search form on the front-end of your site.

NOTE
Search has nothing to do with Google search results. Google will index your topic pages regardless of this setting.

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