I recently crafted some CSS to automatically number lessons and/or topics and/or quizzes on LearnDash course & focus mode pages. The code works great, but Antonio from the LearnDash Facebook group pointed out one problem—it doesn’t work when using pagination.

This got me thinking… is pagination even a good idea? If you have 50+ lessons, surely breaking them up with pagination must be the way to go, right? What about courses with over 100 lessons?

I have a clear opinion on this, but I also did some research to back me up.

Here are the 3 reasons why I don’t recommend pagination for any course, no matter the length.