LifterLMS Features and Labs 3.6.0

LifterLMS 3.6.0 Rolls Out Plus 2 New LifterLMS Labs!

When a large portion of the LifterLMS community speaks out about wanting some new features, we think very seriously about adding them.

That’s exactly what happened in LifterLMS 3.6.0 and with the 2 new LifterLMS Labs.

Here’s what’s new …

1) The ability to hide courses and memberships from the catalogs and/or search

Edit_Course_‹_My_LMS_—_WordPressSome people need to hide working courses or memberships from the public. Here are some reasons to hide them or exclude them from search:

  • You have a course in the ‘pilot’ testing phase, and you don’t want more people to find it yet.
  • You create a special membership for a group or client that you don’t want others to know about or find if they are browsing your site. Perhaps it has special pricing, too.
  • You have a secret course that you don’t want the general public to know about.

Documentation link: https://lifterlms.com/docs/course-membership-visibility-settings/

2) Control over the order of courses in the student dashboard

My_Courses_–_My_LMSYou may want to control the order that courses show up on the student dashboard. Now you can!

This is helpful if you automatically enroll a learner in a bunch of courses when they purchase a membership, and you want to suggest a certain order visually for which course they should start with.

Or perhaps you want to have the introductory course show up at the top of the course list.



Documentation link: https://lifterlms.com/docs/how-to-order-courses-on-the-student-dashboard/

3) Action Manager

The Action Manager is a LifterLMS Lab that allows you hide or display certain LifterLMS components without having to write code.

The reason this is located in a LifterLMS Lab and not in the core plugin is because having a lot of settings like this makes the site a little less performant because of all the database calls.

So there are two ways to hide certain parts of LifterLMS:

  1. Use the awesome new Action Manager Lab and check on or off what you want to display.
  2. Add an action to your website’s codebase like this.

Documentation link: https://lifterlms.com/docs/lab-action-manager/

4) Lifti

divi-theme-by-elegant-themesLifti is a powerful LifterLMS Lab for Divi theme and Divi Builder users.

Lifti makes LifterLMS work even better with the Divi theme in the following ways:

  • You can use the Divi Builder on courses, lessons, and memberships.
  • Allows you to create two versions of the course or membership page with the Divi Builder. This is the same page or URL on the website, but a different page is displayed wether the visitor is enrolled or not. One view is the sales page. The other view could be whatever you want enrolled people to see.
  • You can use a predefined Divi course layout or modify it to create your own.

Documentation link: https://lifterlms.com/docs/lab-lifti/

Here’s what I’d like you to do next …

1) Update to the latest version of LifterLMS so you can get all the new benefits.

2) Go play with LifterLMS Labs if one of the Labs looks appealing to you.

3) Go vote and leave comments on the LifterLMS feature voting page so we can hear your voice on what LifterLMS should do for you next.

7 comments on “LifterLMS 3.6.0 Rolls Out Plus 2 New LifterLMS Labs!

Mandy

Chris, AWESOME UPDATE! I am so grateful for the ACTION MANAGER – now I can easily clean up my course and lesson pages without having to mess with code (which I won’t do :- )).
I loaded the labs and it all worked great!

I am also THRILLED with the LIFTI LAB for DIVI THEME. I had bought the DIVI BOOSTER plugin (which is awesome) specifically so I could use the divi builder on lesson and course pages several months ago. It was a godsend and a life saver – I have 50 courses loaded now on my sites, but until I got the BOOSTER PLUGIN so I could use the builder on LIFTER’s course and lesson pages, I was stuck. I’m thrilled you’re offering this capability now.

Should I remove the DIVI BOOSTER plugin or will it not interfere with the LIFTI lab?
THESE ARE REALLY GREAT additions. Thanks for making them available – not all of us WANT to mess with code :- ), we just want to teach. GREAT UPDATE!!! Thanks again for really helpful expansions to the LIFTER CORE.

Susan

More than a year ago I created a course and put it on an outside platform but really wanted to have it on my site but didn’t want yet another learning curve. I use divi and divi child themes – so discovering LifterLMS and now how it works with divi – well, let’s just say, I am feeling very “lifted”. Anxious to roll up my sleeves and get going. Thank you!

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