Are you running a video-based online course with LearnDash? If so, you’ll want read through this article before you launch your site.
Video lessons are a popular way to teach any online course. We encourage video-based learning as one of several different strategies to teach your course material. But there are a few very important things you need to know before launching your LearnDash video courses.
LearnDash is one of the most popular WordPress LMS plugins on the market, alongside LifterLMS and Tutor LMS. If you’ve decided on LearnDash for your elearning project, you might be looking for a LearnDash discount code to get deal on the plugin. LearnDash is notorious for not running many deals. Typically, they have one sale per year around Black Friday, and that’s it.
Occasionally, we come across a LearnDash coupon code or discount you can use to save a few dollars. This page will keep track of every LearnDash discount code we have found. We’ll keep it updated, and we’d love your help in the comments to let us know if the LearnDash deals on this page are still working. It’s not always clear how long LearnDash will keep one of their coupons active.
LearnDash hosting is one of the most common topics I’ve seen pop up from new users just getting started with the plugin. Choosing a great LearnDash host from the beginning will save you headaches down the road, and allow you to scale & grow your learning platform.
This article will walk you through the basics of hosting, explain how LearnDash hosting is different, help you make sense of all the terminology when you’re shopping for a plan, and of course, give you our list of recommended hosts for LearnDash.
My qualifications: I’ve been fully immersed in the LearnDash community for the past 5 years, built 3 free & 2 premium plugins exclusively for LearnDash, have helped numerous companies get their LearnDash sites up-and-running, and have been listening to literally thousands of user questions & feedback in the LearnDash Facebook group. I run my own LearnDash-powered site over at ldx.training.
CourseLauncher is a LearnDash hosting, development, & consulting company with over 10 years experience building LearnDash sites. Every so often, they welcome a handful of new clients into their LearnDash Ignition Program—where they take LearnDash course creators from concept to launch in just 90 days.
LearnDash Ignition Program Features
The LearnDash Ignition Program saves clients hundreds of hours of work and thousands of dollars in plugins & additional tools. As part of the program, CourseLauncher provides…
Basically, CourseLauncher is offering to build your LearnDash site for you (minus some content entry you’ll need to do yourself), give you access to a ton of premium plugins that you were going to buy anyway, show you how to use LearnDash, strategize with you, give you access to pre-built marketing automations to help market your course, and host & maintain your site for you (some ongoing costs do apply here).
Who is this for?
For anyone just getting started with LearnDash, or building a new LearnDash site, this is exactly what I’d recommend.
I’ve seen far too many folks hire an inexperienced developer who didn’t understand LearnDash, and over a year later, they are still trying to get their site launched. If and when they finally do, it doesn’t work the way they want it to, or they experience errors because it was built poorly.
If you already have a site running smoothly, this isn’t the program for you. But Ellen and her team at CourseLauncher do provide LearnDash services for established sites as well.
Here’s a full list of everything you get with the LearnDash Ignition Program:
Website Loaded w/ Plugins
Modern Site Design
Full Marketing Suite
Mission Planning Guide
Weekly Live Training
Weekly Implementation Sessions
Specialized Learning Pods
Bi-Weekly Strategy Sessions
Pre-Built Marketing Automations
CourseLauncher Implementers Club
Your Story, Your Brand Planner
Evergreen Webinar Planner
Email Follow-Up Planner
CourseLauncher lists the full value at just over $10,000.
Their normal price for the LearnDash Ignition Program is $5,000.
Sign up before March 31, 2023 and you can get in for just $2,500.
You’ll be put into the April 2023 cohort, and your site will be provisioned no later than April 10th.
If you’ve never built a website before, $2,500 might sound like a lot, but for a LearnDash site, it’s an incredible deal. You can find developers oversees and/or on Fiverr who will quote you some ridiculously low rate, but 95% of the time, you’ll end up with a terrible product, and have to pay even more to pick up the pieces.
If you’re serious about your LearnDash site, I encourage you to make this investment upfront. I don’t think you’ll regret it.
On or around July 12, 2022, LearnDash changed their pricing. At the same time, they launched LearnDash Cloud, which is their own hosting service that includes the plugin. There’s been some confusion around the new pricing, as well as what happens to existing customers & their current subscriptions.
Let’s lay out the details of what we know, and what LearnDash has communicated to us.
BuddyBoss only offers a lifetime deal once per year, so when it’s available, grab it quickly before it disappears. In 2022, BuddyBoss is offering a Black Friday lifetime deal for the BuddyBoss Theme & Platform Pro plugin. It’s available now, and we don’t know how long it will last, so act fast!
Several customers have had issues with the styles from our Design Upgrade Pro for H5P plugin not appearing on the frontend of their site. Things looks good in the Customizer, but the styles don’t show up on the actual website. The cause of this issue is almost always due to the server configuration.
Because of the way the H5P WordPress plugin requires us to add styles to H5P content, we have to use a .php file to load CSS code. This is a bit unconventional. Typically, you’d use a .css file to load CSS code, and a .php file to load PHP code.
I’ll explain a few things you can try to resolve this issue. It usually involves contacting your host and asking them to make a pretty simple change.
Any good LMS should provide instructors & admins with reporting data. This article will focus on LearnDash reporting tools. There are some default LearnDash reports that are included with the plugin, an official LearnDash reporting plugin called ProPanel, and then several third-party LearnDash reporting tools.
We’ll briefly cover each option in this article, but we have a LearnDash reporting course over on LDX Training which goes into more detail on each one, along with screenshots (and videos coming soon).