LearnDash is an excellent WordPress LMS. Version 3, released in 2019, brought loads of new features requested by users, but there are still some things on my wishlist that haven’t been added.They are mainly in the area of enhancing site style, functionality, or improving courses management. And this is where plugins come to place.
So basically, in the past, I used more plugins, but the new version of LearnDash eliminates this necessity and loads of these new features previously added with plugins.
In this post, I will show you six essential WordPress Learndash plugins that will help you on various stages of your web course development. They will enable you to complete your projects efficiently and allow greater customisation of your online training website.All the links are in the description below. I am not ranking these plugins, but instead, I am presenting them more and less the order that I needed them when working on my projects. Ok. Let’s see what’s on that list!
LEARNDASH CONTENT CLONER
The Content Cloner add-on makes it possible to clone entire courses with the click of a button, including all associated lessons, topics, and quizzes. Using this add-on, it’s also possible to mass-update the titles of the cloned course and associated content.
You can duplicate course hierarchy and edit titles in bulk. After cloning the entire course, the bulk title editor makes it easy for you to change the title of the course, its lessons, topics, and quizzes eliminating the need to visit each item individually. This plugin is a real time saver!
COURSE GRID ADD-ON
I was not happy with this basic display and wanted the course to be displayed in a more visually appealing way.
As the Learndash crowd describes it themselves ‘The Course Grid add-on gives you the ability to create a responsive course library that can be inserted on any page or post of your site.It brings a bit more visual appeal.
You can choose to display your courses in one, two, three, four, six, or twelve columns. Courses are displayed with their featured image and a custom short description.
UNCANNY LEARNDASH TOOLKIT
To make a beautiful login page of WordPress
EXCEL TO LEARN DASH COURSE IMPORTER
To quickly set up online courses.
Disclaimer – I did not test this one yet, but it seems pretty amazing — no copying and pasting. You can manage your entire project in the spreadsheet, and then you can import your course from the excel template directly into WordPress.Ok, so that all for now.
I know there are loads of other plug-isn there in the WordPress repository. These are just some I installed in my initial days with Learndash.If I missed any plugins you recommend, or if there are any new ones were designed since this post was published, please let me know!