LearnDash turns your WordPress site into a learning management system. This premium software manages various e-learning components including courses, lessons, sections, topics, and quizzes. Our Courses for Membership Add On creates a bridge between the content protections of PMPro and the course functionality of LearnDash.

How To Protect LearnDash Courses with PMPro

  1. Install and activate plugins.

    To bridge LearnDash LMS and Paid Memberships Pro, you will need Paid Memberships Pro, our Courses for Membership Add On (free) and LearnDash installed and activated on your site.

  2. Navigate to Memberships > Courses.

    Check the box “LearnDash” to enable the LearnDash module. Save settings.

  3. Edit your LearnDash course.

    Locate the “Require Membership” metabox in the Settings sidebar. Check any memberships levels that you want to allow access for this course.

  4. Navigate to LearnDash LMS > Courses > Settings.

    Set the Course Access Settings to “Closed”. Save and update your course. Refer to the LearnDash documentation for more information on Course Access Settings.

  5. Optional: Update the “Course Content” settings.

    In the Display and Content Options screen within LearnDash Settings, select “Only visible to enrollees”. Refer to the LearnDash documentation for more information on Course Display & Content Settings.

Video Demo: Restrict a LearnDash Course with PMPro

Managing Course Access and Enrollment

If a user viewing your course does not have the correct membership level, they will see the protected content message as specified in the Memberships > Settings > Advanced area of your WordPress admin.

When a new member completes checkout, they are automatically enrolled into all courses for their level. If a member changes their level, they also become unenrolled from any courses not offered for their new level.

Existing Course Enrollments

This Add On does not include any update scripts to manage course enrollment for existing members. All members who have an existing membership level will not be automatically enrolled in a course once you add protection.

Course protection and enrollment is hooked in the level change event: only new members or members that cancel or change their level will be updated.

  • You must manually add current members to newly protected courses
  • You must manually remove enrolled users that do not have the correct membership level for access.

Note: LearnDash offers their own native integration for PMPro. Refer to the plugin information page for more details on the Paid Memberships Pro integration for LearnDash.

This is a third-party plugin.

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Before listing them, our team conducts initial testing to ensure basic functionality. However, it's important to note that these integrations may change over time. This could include scenarios like the integration no longer being maintained, conflicts arising with the latest versions of WordPress or PMPro, issues with customer service, or other unforeseen bugs.

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