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LearnDash uses a tiered system of courses, lessons & topics to navigate students through your site. Each course is comprised of multiple lessons. Each lesson is comprised of multiple topics. And quizzes can be inserted at any point along the way.

But what if you refer to your courses as “tracks?” Do you use “modules” instead of lessons? Do you ask users to pass a “test” instead of a quiz? I’ll show you how to change the default LearnDash labels from course, lesson, topic & quiz to use your own custom labels. These custom LearnDash labels will then be shown across your entire site, and even in the backend as you’re creating & editing new course material.

Watch our LearnDash custom labels video, or read on for the written tutorial.
How to change LearnDash labels for courses, lessons, topics & quizzes

How to change LearnDash labels

LearnDash makes it easy to change all of these labels on one page.

  1. Login to your WordPress admin area
  2. Navigate to LearnDash LMS > Settings
LearnDash settings menu
Navigate to LearnDash LMS > Settings
  1. Click on the Custom Labels tab at the top
LearnDash custom labels tab
The Custom Labels tab is located at the top of the settings page
  1. Type in whatever custom LearnDash labels you want to use. Some common examples include:
    • Change LearnDash “Courses” to “Tracks”
    • Change LearnDash “Lessons” to “Modules”
    • Change LearnDash “Topics” to “Lessons”
    • Change LearnDash “Quizzes” to “Tests”
LearnDash custom labels example
An example of custom labels in LearnDash

Ultimately, it’s entirely up to you. Choose whatever custom labels make the most sense for your students.

Note: Make sure you change both the singular and plural versions of each label.

  1. Make sure you click the Save button in the top-right corner to save your changes
LearnDash save options button

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How to change LearnDash button labels

You may have noticed 3 additional label options at the bottom. You can also change the language for a few buttons that LearnDash adds in different places.

  • “Take this Course” button: This button is shown on the course page. If you offer free courses, a user can immediately enroll by clicking this button. If payment is required to take a course, this button will direct the student to whichever payment method you have set up.
  • “Mark Complete” button: Shown at the bottom of lessons & topics, this button allows the student to mark that material as complete.
  • “Click Here to Continue” button: This button is shown after quizzes are taken, and will progress the student to the next piece of content in your course.

Changing the text for these buttons will change it universally, for every single instance of the button across your entire site.

What labels are you using for your LearnDash courses? Please share your setup in the comments to help other users form ideas for their courses.


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