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The Elementor page builder has now surpassed 5 million active installs, making it arguably the most popular WordPress page builder out there. And for good reason.
It can be a powerful tool for designing beautiful landing pages, including those used in your online courses. Since LearnDash doesn’t provide much in the way of design for course, lesson & topic pages, Elementor is a great tool to use alongside LearnDash.
The Big Problem: Why can’t you select the course, lesson or topic post type when creating a “Single” Elementor template with the Theme Builder?
Thankfully, there’s a fairly easy solution. I’ll explain the steps below.
For lessons/topics, this only works when you are NOT using Focus Mode. Focus Mode completely takes over the layout of lesson/topic pages, and Elementor theme builder templates will not be applied.
Step 1: Enable LearnDash Post Types in Elementor Settings
First, you need to make sure the LearnDash post types are enabled in your Elementor settings.
- Navigate to Elementor > Settings
- On the “General” tab, in the “Post Types” section, look for the LearnDash post types
- Make sure the boxes are checked for Courses, Lessons & Topics (Quizzes, Essays & Assignments are also available)
- Click Save Changes at the bottom
For most other plugins & custom post types, this will be all that is needed. However, it is highly recommended you use the LearnDash-Elementor integration plugin in order to set up Theme Builder templates for LearnDash pages. So…
Step 2: Enable the LearnDash-Elementor integration plugin
You can download the plugin from LearnDash’s support site, or…
- Navigate to LearnDash LMS > Add-ons
- Locate the Elementor for LearnDash plugin
- Click Install Now
- Click Activate
Now you’re ready to head over to Templates > Theme Builder to create a template for a course, lesson, topic, or quiz.
A previous version of this article listed a code snippet that was required. However, once LearnDash released their Elementor integration, this code is no longer required. LearnDash removed it from their snippet library.
Now that you have the option, why don’t you learn how to create a custom course template with Elementor →
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