How To Activate the LearnDash Course Builder

How To use LearnDash Course

It got a lot easier creating and selling courses with LearnDash.  This summer a drag and drop course builder was introduced – but it’s not active by default.

This quick step by step guide shows you how to activate the LearnDash Course Builder

First List Your Courses

Select the Courses sub-menu from the main LearnDash menu in the WordPress Admin Dashboard.  This displays the list of courses you have already created.

Edit an Existing Course

If you aren’t sure what the course builder is and to check to see if it’s already active first create or edit an existing course.

I’m assuming that you’ve  already created a course, if not create one and come back to this session.  If you have a existing course select edit form the courses local menu.

View the Standard LearnDash Course MetaBox

By default the LearnDash Course Metabox is displayed. The above image show you the default course options.

Check The Status of  the Course Builder Options

Select the Course Options Tab from the top of the page.    Look for the

Find The Course Builder Box

First find the LearnDash Course Builder settings box.  It’s separate from the regular Course metabox settings.  If you don’t see it or not available as an option on the screen select the “Screen Options” tab – top right – click the checkbox next to the it and  you’ll be able to view it on the page.

Enable the Course Builder

Enable the Course Builder Interface for all courses.  This adds a drag and drop course, lesson and topic builder to every course.

Save Course Builder Options

Make sure to save your new course builder options.

Course Builder Screen

Now when you edit any course you’ll also see the LearnDash Course Builder Interface

Standard Builder Options

Clicking on the sandwich menu next to each lesson, topic, quiz or assignment provides you the option to move, edit, view or delete single   lessons, topics, quizzes and assignments.

Stay tuned for more guides showing you how to use the LearnDash Course Builder.   If you want to sell courses online with WordPress and LearnDash we’ve created a complete LearnDash course which is available with this link. 

Updates in WordPress 4.9 Include

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WordPress Changes to Look For

The release of WordPress 4.9 brings a bunch of fixes and NEW features that you should be aware of.  I’ve listed the important ones below.

These are the types of changes that are important to know about if your a small business owner who has to take care of their own site.

Major Customizer Improvements, Code Error Checking, and More!

Welcome to an improved Customizer workflow with design drafts, locking, scheduling, and preview links. What’s more, code syntax highlighting and error checking will make for a clean and smooth site building experience. Finally, if all that wasn’t pretty great, we’ve got a great new Gallery widget and improvements to theme browsing

Draft and Schedule Site Design Customizations

Yes, you read that right. Just like you can draft and revise posts and schedule them to go live on the date and time you choose, you can now tinker with your site’s design and schedule those design changes to go live as you please.

Collaborate with Design Preview Links

Need to get some feedback on proposed site design changes? WordPress 4.9 gives you a preview link you can send to your team and customers so that you can collect and integrate feedback before you schedule the changes to go live. Can we say collaboration++?

Design Locking To Guard Your Changes

Ever encounter a scenario where two designers walk into a project and designer A overrides designer B’s beautiful changes? WordPress 4.9’s design lock feature (similar to post locking) secures your draft design so that no one can make changes to it or erase all your hard work.

A Prompt to Protect Your Work

Were you lured away from your desk before you saved your new draft design? Fear not, when you return, WordPress 4.9 will politely ask whether or not you’d like to save your unsaved changes.

The New Gallery Widget

An incremental improvement to the media changes hatched in WordPress 4.8, you can now add a gallery via widget. Yes!

Press a Button, Add Media

Want to add media to your text widget? Embed images, video, and audio directly into the widget along with your text, with our simple but useful Add Media button. Woo!

Better Menu Instructions = Less Confusion

Were you confused by the steps to create a new menu? Perhaps no longer! We’ve ironed out the UX for a smoother menu creation process. Newly updated copy will guide you.

WPBlogSupport customers who enjoy unlimited WordPress Help with one of our WordPress Support packages will have their sites backed up and then updated to this new version today.

If you’re the DIY type make sure to backup your site and update the core WordPress software and any plugins and themes that will change as this new releases rolls out.

WordPress Tutorials are available at if you’d like to master WordPress and take care of things that way.

WordPress 4.83 Security Release – Your Site Updated?

Today your WordPress site should be updated.  Version 4.83 was released today with a number of security fixes.

No new features – just security issues!

If you have a WordPress Support package from us you’re site is already updated.  If you don’t please check your site today and run the update.

The next update which is scheduled for Nov 14, is the important update.  There’s three changes that I’m definitely looking forward to including:

  • More Shortcode support in text widgets and sidebar
  • Customizer Updates with better preview options
  • … and support for videos from providers other than YouTube and Vimeo.

It’s scheduled for the 14th of Nov. this year so stay tuned.

NOTE: Your site gets these WordPress updates automatically when you are a member 🙂

New Project Management Link for Support Members

New Project Management Links

The team from is now working with new software to manage all YOUR projects like LearnDash Campuses for selling courses online and the WordPress Design services.

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Here’s a bit of background on this amazing new tool for Small Teams and Freelancers.  We’re not using all the features (we aren’t using the Billing features) but the Projects, Tasks, File Uploads and Discussion tools will be used when you have ordered either:

  • LearnDash Campus
  • WordPress Design

Got Questions:

If you’re considering a LearnDash Site to sell courses online visit the LearnDash Academy or order our “Done For You” service to start selling your courses online in as little as 24 hours.


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