Using WooCommerce with LearnDash

You have likely heard of WooCommerce, and with good reason. It is one of the most popular shopping carts available today.

Simply install on your WordPress site, configure a payment gateway, and you are ready to begin selling products – both physical and digital.

It’s also a great way to sell your LearnDash courses!

First, you get the benefit of a top-class shopping cart so that your learners have an enjoyable check-out experience.

Not only this, but you can take advantage of one of their many add-ons. Connect your shopping cart to popular email platforms like MailChimp or ActiveCampaign, use subscriptions, and use virtually any payment gateway (not just PayPal or Stripe).

Using LearnDash with WooCommerce is easy and for many people is the perfect way to sell their LearnDash courses. With our integration you can do things like:

  • Enable coupons
  • Offer course bundles
  • Sell course access on a subscription plan
  • Automatically enroll users into courses after purchase
  • Automatically remove course access on a refund or cancelled subscription

Another neat trick when using LearnDash with WooCommerce is setting up a post-purchase redirect.

This means that as soon as someone purchases the courses and payment is successfully made you can automatically route them to the page of your choice. You can send them to a custom “thank you” page, or perhaps to the course they just purchased so they can get right into the material!

This video explains how you can set this up!

As you can see, with WooCommerce you have a lot of possibilities for how you want to offer your courses. You can leverage both the LearnDash and WooCommerce add-on ecosystem to create professional and pleasant purchase experiences for your customers.

So what are you waiting for?ย Download the integration today and get started!


Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide for creating (and selling) their online courses. Let's Talk! | Twitter

22 Responses

  1. Is there a way to connect the course “Take this Course” button to woocommerce instead of registering through woocommerce products page? We like the flow of learndash with the grid view, course details then purchase but would like to use woocommerce from that point on. I haven’t found any settings or hooks to achieve this. Is there a way to do this?

    1. Did anything come of this? It’s very confusing for some of our older users that they click “Take This Course” and then have to “Add to Cart” subsequently. We get a lot of folks who are having issues with the process.

      1. Just set course price to closed and then don’t put anything for the custom button URL, instead use the WooCommerce shortcode for the add-to-cart button.

  2. Woocommerce is not completing my learndash product orders…. already tried 2 plugins that automatically make orders complete after payment, but the orders keep going to processing status… any help?

    1. Did you ever find a good solution for this? The only way we have found to make it work is to select “Simple Product,” make sure the “downloadable” checkbox is checked, then set it back to Course and make sure it’s set up for your course. We have had issues though when people forget it needs to stay “downloadable” and uncheck that box which makes the status stay as “Processing” and doesn’t give them access to the course.

  3. Can you set up affiliates for your course website using WooCommerce (and their premium affiliates plugin) with LearnDash?

    1. WooCommerce support will be your primary contact. You don’t need to select ‘course’ for LD, can stay as ‘virtual’.

  4. Is there documentation? I need to do some custom integrations and I’m looking for documentation about hooks and filters – specifically changing a users group once they complete a specific course, and also activate/emulate or manually create items/purchases in learndash once a woocommerce purchase has been made.

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