LifterLMS 6.0 is more than just a major update, it’s the highest standard in gamification for online learning.
From the first release of LifterLMS in October of 2014 we made a commitment to provide the much needed all-in-one learning management system (LMS) for WordPress.
What makes LifterLMS all-in-one?
Unlike other LMS tools in WordPress and outside of WordPress, LifterLMS provides a feature complete elearning solution across these 4 critical areas:
- LMS – course building, reporting, progress tracking, user accounts, and more…
- Memberships – content restriction, access controls, course bundling, and more…
- Ecommerce – payments, subscriptions, upselling, order management, and more…
- Engagement – gamification, certificates, achievement badges, automated emails, and more…
LifterLMS 6.0 is primarily a gamification upgrade so you can create and deliver valuable engaging online courses.
LifterLMS 6.0 brings you the most powerful modern certification system in WordPress, certificate templates, achievement badge enhancements, and so much more.
Video Tour of the Most Powerful Modern Certificate Builder in WordPress for Online Course Websites
Top 9 benefits of LifterLMS 6.0…
1) LifterLMS certificate builder now powered by the WordPress block editor
Now you can create certificates with the powerful “Gutenberg” editor. Certificates are easier to create with the block editor, leveraging columns, all the block components, shortcodes, and user data mergecodes.
If you can imagine a certificate of any kind, you can create it with the best WordPress LMS plugin LifterLMS.
Existing certificates built the legacy way will continue to exist as is, but can also be migrated into the modern system easily with 1 click.
2) Certificate templates
We’ve added certificate templates so you can now accelerate your certificate creation process by leveraging templates. You can also create as many certificate templates as you like.
So if you have a lot of different certificate opportunities on your learning management system, you’ll love the efficiency of certificate templates!
3) New certificate settings
Many new settings are now available to certificates when using the block editor. Now you can:
- Set the certificate’s display (and print) size using common paper sizes such as US Letter, US Legal, A3, A4, and more.
- Set the certificate’s display orientation: portrait of landscape.
- Set the certificate’s inner margins.
- Set the certificate’s background color or keep it transparent
This allows you to create whatever certificate you imagine.
4) All new certificate title block
We created a new block for you to use on certificates called a title block which adds a beautiful professional touch.
The title block gives you options to choose a unique font and sizing of the title area.
Often certificates in print have a fancy eye-catching title text area, and this new title block allows you to create a similar design.
5) Awarded certificate and achievement syncing
Have you ever wanted to update already awarded certificates and achievement badges globally? Now you can.
This comes in handy if you made a spelling error, wanted to change out a logo, or switch out a certificate background at scale for already awarded certificates.
6) Advanced certificate and achievement edit and awarding capabilities
We’ve added new capabilities where website administrators and LMS managers can now edit individual already awarded certificates and achievements from the student reporting screen.
This comes in handy if you ever need to update an individual learner’s certificate or achievement for any reason.
We’ve also given you the ability to award a certificate or achievement manually to any user for any reason at any time.
7) New certificate and achievement defaults
We’ve also upgraded the default certificate and achievement default designs for a modern easy way to get started.
You can of course set your own defaults in the LifterLMS engagements settings.
8) 17 All new certificate backgrounds added to graphics pack
With all the new certificate features we have also added many new certificate background designs, colors, and sizes to fast track your ability to make beautiful certificates quickly without having to design the backgrounds yourself.
A gorgeous background is what makes a beautiful certificate the learner is proud of, and LifterLMS makes it easy to create beautiful certificates fast.
Get all 100+ certificate backgrounds and achievement badges in the LifterLMS graphics pack by purchasing the LifterLMS Universe Bundle or Infinity Bundle.
9) LifterLMS PDFs add-on gets upgraded
The LifterLMS PDFs add-on makes important elements of your LMS platform, like earned certificates, more portable and beautiful with powerful PDF generation technology.
Before LifterLMS 6.0, LifterLMS PDFs added PDF generation functionality through a third-party PDF generation API, pdflayer.
In LifterLMS 6.0 we removed this dependency on pdflayer in the LifterLMS PDFs add-on, so now if you have LifterLMS 6.0 and LifterLMS PDFs, you can generate certificate PDFs from your website without a dependency on a 3rd party service. This saves you money and removes any limits on the number of PDFs you can generate.
Here’s what I’d like you to do next…
If you don’t own LifterLMS yet, get the world’s most powerful, customizable, independent learning management system for WordPress here.
If you are a LifterLMS customer already go ahead and update to LifterLMS 6.0 and feel free to reach out to the support team with any questions.
Also related to certificates in LifterLMS, you might enjoy these 2 add-ons for even more certificate benefits:
- LifterLMS PDFs – Allow your users to generate a PDF version of their certificates for easy downloading and sharing
- LifterLMS Custom Fields – Collect any data you desire from your learners that can be displayed on a certificate (ie. company name, license number, division, etc.)
Additional LifterLMS 6.0 Resources
Browse the LifterLMS knowledge base articles related to:
Browse the LifterLMS changelog:
Enjoy a video tour of LifterLMS 6.0:
Also in case your wondering what’s coming next from LifterLMS, it’s LifterLMS PayPal 2.0 for an upgraded PayPal experience.
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