WordPress LMS Plugin: Sell Online Courses With LearnPress (FREE)
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WordPress LMS Plugin: Sell Online Courses With LearnPress (FREE)


Hi, guys! Robert here from ThemeIsle.com and in this
video I am gonna show you how to start selling your Online Courses using the free LearnPress
plugin for WordPress. You can implement this feature it in any WordPress
website even using the simple Twenty Seventeen theme that comes preinstalled when you launch
your new WordPress website. For this tutorial, I will use the free Zerif
Lite theme which you can install directly from the WordPress repository. Are you ready? Let’s start with the plugin installation! Head to plugins in your dashboard then click
on Add new. Search for LearnPress and Install then activate
the first plugin returned. There are more plugins that can extend your
online school functionalities like Course Wishlist and Course Review. I encourage you to install and activate both
because they will give a huge boost for your online business. Feel free to install any other related plugin
to enable more functionalities for LearnPress. The plugin is installed now and ready to use
so what’s next? Head to LearnPress/Settings. First, you need to do the currency settings
and tick if you wish to allow instructors registration. This option will allow you to build a team
of instructors creating online courses for you. The next tab in settings is where you choose
wich page will be the Course Page, the course category base, and course tag base. If your courses need review before publishing
tick this and if you want to enable the editing of published courses, be sure to tick this. Further down, set the displayed courses limiting
number in the archive, turn on and off the course thumbnail and set image dimensions
in Single Course and Courses Pages. For example, if your dimensions here are set
to 600 px tall and wide, like a square image for the courses page thumbnail here is how
it looks after setup. Continue with the single course permalink
structure setting and then, for the final thing, set the slug for course items like
lessons and quizzes. Save the settings and move to the next tab. You have three option here. Profile, Quiz and Become a teacher. I suggest you leave them as default but feel
free to make your own custom settings. Here is how the “Profile Page”… and “Become
a Teacher” page looks like as default. The only way you can receive payments with
this free version of the plugin is through PayPal. Head to Add-ons and choose to pay for any
extension that will integrate more payment options as needed. For now, I stick with the simple PayPal payment
because it’s easy to setup and requires no advanced knowledge about payment integrations. Just enter your primary PayPal email address
and you are good to go. To enable testing Sandbox Mode tick this box
and enter your PayPal Sandbox Email Address then save all settings. You can use Sandbox Mode to perform the payment
process tests without sending any money. The place where you can set how your checkout
process will work is here. For less manual work, choose to auto enroll
a user after they buy a course. Create a Checkout Page or simply set and edit
the default one. You can view the page by clicking this link
and if you wish to get rid of the default WordPress sidebar, click to edit the page
and select the full-width page template, if it’s available, from the drop-down list and
hit update. View the page again and you’ll see it in full
width without sidebar. Sure, you can leave the default sidebar on
every page and use those fields to create a custom navigation menu or to promote other
courses as well. The last tab is for communication settings
through email and you can personalize messages using variables below every field and by entering
your own kind words. I leave content as default here for now. Now that settings are done, let’s move to
Courses. You can set course categories and tags here
and use the Add New button to create a new course, of course. You need to set a title and a detailed description
in the text editor below. This will be the title and description of
your course that will be displayed on the single course page. After you finish entering all details the
next step is to enter as many sections as needed. Just set a name and hit the enter button on
your keyboard then enter a name for the second section and so on until the last section of
your course. Adding lessons and quizzes to the course sections
is easy. Keep in mind that you are able to switch every
item to be a Quizz or a Lesson as well. Type in a title for that item then hit the
enter button on your keyboard again, and do the same until the last one. Before I show you more about settings below,
please keep in mind that you are able to drag and drop lessons and sections around and you
can edit any lesson by clicking the pencil icon right here. Further down, in the General Settings tab
choose the duration of the course, maximum students allowed and how many students have
taken this course. Set how many times the enrolled user can re-take
this course and tick if you wish this course to be featured. The external link, for example, can be used
to set an affiliate link for courses on udemy. When pressing the button to “buy this course”
your client will be redirected to udemy through an affiliate link and you will earn commissions
for every sale. You must sign up for the Udemy affiliate program
before using this feature. Furthermore, set the course results and passing
condition value in the assessment tab and you can choose some advanced options too. Set a price for your course here in the Payment
Settings tab and type in a lower sale price if you wish. Schedule the sale price start date and end
date here or leave the sale price blank to remove discount. If you give this course away for free, uncheck
the Course Payment box and hit the save button. The last tab is where you can set the author,
admin in this case and this will be the default author for every new course. If you have multiple authors you can select
them from the drop-down list. After you finish setting all course details,
add the category and related tags then set a featured image and hit the Save Course blue
button above. Next, head to Lessons in your LearnPress menu. Finally, we are ready to add content in those
lessons and quizzes. Choose to enable or disable the preview here,
to let your future students have an idea about what’s inside. Now, click to edit your first lesson. You are free to enter any kind of content
you may imagine for that specific lesson like youtube videos, images, text, audio and more
using plugins that will allow you to create custom content in the text editor. Before publishing a lesson, remember to set
the duration then tick if you wish to allow the preview. Again, you can enable or disable that later
on using the switch in the lessons list. Now, let’s see how you can add quizzes to
the end of each section or to the end of the course. This is a good way to let students know if
they have reached a new level of knowledge after finishing a section. Head to Quizzes in LearnPress then add a new
quiz or edit the existing ones. Enter a description in text editor below the
title then move further down and start adding questions. After you type in the question, press enter
and select answers from the drop-down. You can choose True or False, Single Choice
or Multi Choice. Let’s choose the Single Choice for this one
then edit the answer with multiple colors like yellow, green and blue. Tick wich answer is correct then hit update. The final quiz is ready and you will see it
in action later on as a student. The course is done, lessons are filled with
content and quizzes are set so, let’s take a preview of this demo course. Looks great, isn’t it? If you wish to make it look different, I suggest
you check out our free and premium themes in the description box below nd choose your
preferred one. Now you can start selling your first online
course. Before moving on, I suggest you be sure that
“anyone can register” as participant function is enabled in your general settings of your
dashboard. Let’s see it in action and how it works as
a student. Head to the course page and hit the enroll
button below the description. Create a new account and check your email
for your username and use the link in that email to set a password. Now, you are able to log in and enroll in
that course for free. Start with the first lesson and click complete
whenever you feel you are ready then move to the next lesson. You will see the progress of your learning
level in the left upper corner of the screen represented in percent of the complete course. The last lesson in this section is actually
a quiz, so let’s see how it works. Click Start Quiz and once the loading of questions
is finished tick the answer you may consider correct then click next or Finish Quiz. Click ok in the popup message then you will
be able to see detailed information about your results. Once the course is completed, I encourage
you to let students know that they can write a review and look for other courses to be
saved to their wish list for further learning. I hope that this tutorial was helpful enough
and I covered every detail about the LearPress WordPress plugin. If not, please let me know your questions
in comments below this video. I would be happy to answer them all.

91 Comments

  • Robert Peter

    Thanks for taking the time to watch this new tutorial on our channel! I'm sure it's useful, share it and please subscribe to this channel, and then click the bell to get the new videos exactly on publishing. I encourage you to speak your mind in comments below.

  • Karlan Keiner

    Can i add a text box to the studdent answer the question?
    I hit the question button quizz, make the question but theres just three options: multi choice, true or false and single choice. I want to make a text box to the studdent, then he answer typing there and send it.

  • Caryl Dennis

    I am very new to this. Do you have to use LearnPress on a new website or can it be integrated into my existing website?

  • Somnath Paul

    Hi Robert ,
    My question is how to insert Google AdSense link inside the course for some extra income ? Please let me know .
    Thanks .

  • Simon Hamptaux

    Hey thanks a lot for this tutorial! I'm struggling with the login part for my subscribers… I can't seem to find the LP-Profile page anymore… Thus I don't now how my students will have access to this course. Is there anyway I can get it back? Or create a new type of optin page? I'd actually rather create a new one that I could customize. I uploaded WooCommerce to create a private space for the students but I can't seem to link them together… Bottom line: Do you know how to create a new login page?

  • Monica Ivesköld

    I have done Everything (except connect to Paypal), but could not get the course site right. Had put in the plug-in for invoice the courses.
    Because of that, I had to put in password for every course. This is my test site.
    But it looks wrong, and says "Buy this course", twice.
    If anyone click buy, they come to my Selling site. But there is still not any Connection to the course.
    I had put in 2 manually orders, but the students do not get connected to the course.
    I must have forgot something.
    Do you have any clue about it? Thanks in advance.

  • Studiek

    How can i change the order of rank, sequence, of my 3 courses? I would like to see my cheapest course at the left site, than de avarege one in the middle en the most expensive at the right site. Thank you

  • Rahul R

    Sir, awesome tutorial… I got inspired from this tutorial and I had developed one site.. but one of my requirement is admin should be able to see the students grade/mark. Is it possible for admin to know the marks of enrolled users..

    Please help me sir..

  • Ahmed Moh

    Hello Robert , i installed learnpress to my site and every thing is cool, but After a student finish the quizz , how i can know his result ??

  • INSTITUTO DE CAPACITACION EMPRESARIAL ICE

    I couldn´t find how to download it to my computer, may you help me please? I mean, step by step, so I can get the wordpress LMS plugin

  • Learning Solutions

    Thank you for the tutorial, It was really good and comprehensible.
    I have some questions for you. Your answer will be highly appreciated.
    1. Can I add quiz with descriptive answers such as giving a case study and students to respond.
    2. Can I upload a power point presentations, which add on/plugin i need to use?
    3. which add on I can use to print a pdf certificate for the student after finishing the course successfully
    4. Can I upload reading material as PDF link anywhere?

  • divyang tyagi

    thanks for this tutorial. I just want to ask you. how do i restrict a user from viewing any lesson videos, not the complete course just different lesson having a specific video of that lesson. in simple terms how do i restrict a user not to watch a video not more than 3 or 4 or n times in a lesson. And how to restrict user to not to download a video or any pdf. Thanks in advance

  • Rosa

    Hi, I see you have a few users profiles (more than the default ones) and I wonder which one to use for students. Suscriptor?? Any change on it?

  • Hermawan firdiansyah

    Hi Robert. May i download your video for i watch offline ? because an internet connection still expensive here.

  • Tam Tam

    I want to ask you: can I create a lesson with a writing task? The students should watch a video and write notes in the same time. My second question: Can my lessons have a deadline?

  • Headstone Ministries

    How can I change the color scheme in Learnpress e.g the scroll bar,. I tried in the settings under Advanced but it doesn't show up!

  • Indrajit Ganguly

    Which hosting is best for my website to sell educational video course? What is the minimum webspace required?

  • Express Academy Channel

    Hi friend, I use Zerif lite theme, but my courses create on Learn Press doesn't appear on my website. Could you please help to fix that issue? Thank

  • A N M AL IMRAN

    Thanks so much for such an excellent video!
    I have few questions:
    – How do I generate a certificate for the participants upon completion of the course?
    – Under Settings > Courses menu I have deselected Course thumbnails; however, still, I can see the empty image space on top of the course title.
    – On course page , there are 3 tabs Overview | Curriculum | Instructor. How do I remove the instructor tab

    Your support will be helpful in moving forward.

  • Robert Peter

    To all of you searching for answers related to this plugin, here is a forum I encourage you to access: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/learnpress

  • Pablo Estuardo Medrano

    Hi, for some reason i can't see the thumbnail of the course , like in your testing course. somebody can help me please?

  • Dr. M. Kotb

    hi, i want to use the learn press & I want to put my course on click bank and they asked me to give them the thank you page= the final page that the customer will be directed to after purchase , which link will I give them ? And how can i link my course thank you page _ made for clickbank _ to the logout/ checkout page created in the learnpress plugin ? Thanks

  • Neon Energy

    Thanks for you usuefull video.

    I have a problem with learn press, could you help me?

    when i click on a lesson , it redirect to the cours epage insted the lesson page. and i cant see the content of course.

  • வாழ்வதும் வெல்வதும்

    how to hide course once user complete the course or course duration end please help me

  • YouTics

    Buen tutorial, gracias, te consulto, donde quedan almacenado los resultados de las lecciones, o preguntas que contestan los alumnos?

  • Argi Griego

    Hello, let´s say that when the Quiz is done, and the student sees results, is there a way I can connect to him as to receive also into his email, a short of certification or participating to the course?

  • אסי דהן

    thanks- looks great.
    can you help me understand if it is possible to:
    1. Have onClick functionality that will show and hide content ? (with learnpress or another plugin)
    2. Go from one lesson to the other (and even different sections) by clicking things (wikipedia style)?

  • Home Inspector Training Institute, LLC

    I am having a problem with each time I try to view a lesson I get the 404 error. Anyone else having this issue? What is the fix? This happens with my course I am creating and also with the sample course.

  • Edgar MyHistory_dot_Net

    The pre-set user password 12 characters!!! Is far too long, talk about built-in design to put people off using your courses. Eight should be a maximum, and WE should be able to determine the requirements for this. A big minus here

  • Solar Flight - Relaxing Sound

    The Learnpress course isn't showing up right in the courses page. On the courses page it only shows the title of the course the price and the buy words. It looks like the styling isn't working. Please advise. Thank you.

  • raul deroyle

    Hello Sir,

    I was making a Test series which contains 5 quizzes. So I wanted that the first quiz should be free or may be displayed as preview and rest are locked. But All the quizzes are locked. A student has to buy the course first to unlock the quizzes. Plz help

  • Alain Munoz

    Hello, I am teacher and I install learnpress and I would like to know if you have tutrial in french about learnpress. Thanks.

  • torren hope

    You see how you have a search courses bar above the courses at 11:05 mark. Where do you go to enable that bar and how do you customize it?

  • Paul Glenn at Labyrinth

    Hi, I enjoyed your tutorial and have a question, most of my lessons are videos, I have made them short so 2-3 minutes long, this gives the student chance to learn in bite sizes. Is there a way to make videos lessons auto play the next lesson?

  • Be Positive In What You Do

    I'm new in online courses, i would like to know how can i add the payment method using my local currency or giving the possibility to students issue payment via local telecommunication operators' payment methods

  • HEM Socheat

    Hello sir, I have download Learnpress but its register form was not available on my site. How can I solve this problem?

  • Ashok RajGuru

    One of the best LearnPress courses, you are a wonderful teacher!! It was just the right length and covered all the essential features necessary to get started. Thank you – great job Robert.

  • wazup80

    I am setting up a course online. The permalink for the course works fine. However, I receive a 404 error when I try to access the course lessons. How can I resolve this issue? By the way, I have already adjusted the Setting > Permalink > Posts in WP setting.

  • Helen Henry

    I need an LMS with the option to allow students to enter information in a text box for answers rather than just select a pre-determined answer from a list. Can this be done?

  • Annely Silfwerax

    I have installed learnpress and happened to write the wrong url on my paypal account. Where can I change this right? Thanks for a nice video

  • Rahul Vishwakarma

    Great video with LearnPress LMS
    can you please tell me, lifter vs learn press, which one is better?
    and I want to add other payment gateways than PayPal

    suggest something.
    Thanks though.

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