LearnDash LMS Course Grid Addon

Description

First, let me start by wishing everyone a happy new year! With today’s latest update we are introducing one of the new directions we will be taking going forward.

Specifically, this year we are going to be supplementing our core LearnDash development with free and premium add-ons so that you can now choose the functionality you would like to have for your LMS without having to worry about “bloating”.

To kick-off this exciting direction, today we are releasing a new free add-on.

Course Grid Add-On

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Over the past few years we have seen that many of you who are using LearnDash develop robust course libraries with a variety of great choices for your users.

To date, the default functionality in LearnDash places the courses in a linear list. While this works if you have a few courses, the more courses that you create the longer this list becomes.

Because of this we wanted to give you additional options for how you present your courses to visitors, and the Course Grid add-on does just that!

Add-On Features

Responsive grid layout of courses: Choose to display your courses in one, two, three, four, six, or twelve columns. Simply insert the shortcode onto a regular page or post and your courses will display.

Filtering by category: Easily allow users to search for course by category using the category filter.

Display course featured image and short description: Courses are displayed with their featured image and a custom short description.

Dynamic price listing: The price of the course is automatically displayed.

How It Works

When you install and activate the add-on, all you have to do is use the following shortcode to insert your courses onto the page of your choice:

[ld_course_list]

The default layout will display your courses in three columns, as pictured below.

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Want to change the number of columns? No problem! Just specify the number of columns in the shortcode. If you want two columns, the shortcode is as follows:

[ld_course_list col=2]

Perhaps you have courses that belong to different categories? You can easily enable a category selector in the course list by using the following shortcode:

[ld_course_list categoryselector=true col=2]

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Taking this one step further, you can even create multiple course list pages. For example, you can create a detailed profile page by using the following two shortcodes:

[ld_profile] and [ld_course_list mycourses=’1′]

This will display the LearnDash front-end profile as well as a list (in grid format) of the user’s enrolled courses.

If you want to display the progress bar in the course list, simply use the following shortcode:

[ld_course_list progress_bar=’true’]

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Custom Short Description

In addition to being able to determine how you want your courses to display, this add-on gives you the ability to create a custom short description for the course.

When activated, a new “Course Short Description” field will appear on your EDIT COURSE page.

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Once published, the short description appears in the course list:

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This field is optional, but it is a great way to give a little more context for people who are looking through your course offerings.

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