WordPress Course Catalog Plugin - Course - Adding, Managing and Organizing

Courses - Adding, Managing and Organizing

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Viewing All Courses

To manage your current courses in the WordPress Course Catalog plugin, head to Admin Dashboard → CM Course Catalog Pro → Course.

Managing courses - WordPress Plugin for Online Courses
Managing courses

This screen offers an overview of all courses. You can filter and edit them. 

To edit a particular course, approach the mouse to its name.

Editing the course - WordPress Plugin for Creating Online Courses
Editing the course

Adding a Course

Simply click the Add Course button to start and you will be presented with a blank template.

Form for adding/editing courses - LMS Plugin for WordPress
Form for adding/editing courses

1) Course Details

These are the most relevant options

  • Course Name - How the course will be identified. This will appear on the Front-End.
  • Course Long Description - This information will be displayed prominently on the course page. Accept images, embeds and formatting.
  • Template - This template adds a different layout to your course page.
  • Course Short Description - A smaller version of the description. This field is not obligatory and may not appear on your site depending on the theme.
  • Who is allowed to register - Choose if to follow global plugin setting or to override it by choosing beetween Everyone, Logged in users or Students. The registration can be Basic or Paid. Note: this option was added to the base plugin in version 1.3.6.
  • Manage Post Ratings - Shows customer ratings for the course. The table with ratings includes such information as User Name, User IP, Date, Actions.
  • Syllabus - Accepts images, embeds and formatting.
  • Additional Information - Accepts images, embeds and formatting.
  • Student Information - This information can be sent in the email to the student after registration. Use the [info_for_user] shorttag in the email template in Plugin Settings. Accepts images, embeds and formatting. Note: this option is available only in the Enterprise Edition of CM Course Catalog since the version 1.4.0.
  • Course Banner - Add an image to be displayed at the top of the course page.
  • Is this course promoted? - Mark if you would like to highlight the course on the Course Catalog.
  • Course Picture Gallery -  Add one or more relevant images
  • Course Video Gallery - Add YouTube or Vimeo links. Make sure the links follow either of these standards:
  • Course Information - This is an important field, where you can specify:
    • Course code
    • Backlink label
    • Number of sessions
    • Total number of hours
    • Minimum number of participants
    • Maximum number of participants
    • Course Price
  • Course Periods - Add any number of periods. You can apply taxonomies here. Learn more: Course Catalog LMS - Taxonomies

    Setting up the course periods - LMS WordPress Plugin for Courses
    Setting up the course periods

    Code and Code Link

    In the code link field you can add the URL which will be applied to the code.

    Code and code link - WordPress Plugin for Online Courses
    Code and code link

    Show/Hide Columns On the Back-End

    You can show/hide the columns in the periods table using the buttons above the table. It is made only for the convenience of work with the table on the back-end. It doesn't affect the columns on the front-end. You can learn more about how to change the column appearance on the front-end in this guide.

    Note: this feature is available only in the Enterprise Edition of the WordPress Course Catalog plugin since the version 1.4.0.

    Showing or hiding columns on the back-end - WordPress Plugin for Courses
    Showing or hiding columns on the back-end
  • Course Address and Map - Add a physical or virtual address
  • Workshop director - Add a tutor of the course.
  • Course Documents - You can attach any number of files, such as a PDF with terms of service

TIP: Editing the Course Periods Table

You can change what fields appear and on each order on desktop and mobile versions.

Example of the period on the front-end - E Learning WordPress Plugin
Example of the period on the front-end

Learn more: Settings - Course Page

2) Organizing The Course

On the right side of the page, you will find three important metaboxes. Editing them is optional, but it will help you grouping this course with other relevant ones.

Assigning the course to categories - WordPress LMS Addon
Assigning the course to categories
Page Attributes

Optionally, make this course a child of another one.

Page attributes - WordPress LMS Plugin
Page attributes
Featured Image

Add a featured image, which usually is shown when sharing the link

Adding featured image - WordPress Course Catalog Plugin
Adding featured image

Course Index Page ID

Select the ID of the page with the [cmcc_course] shortcode. All backlinks will be pointing to that page. Once the plugin is installed, it automatically creates a page with the shortcode in it so you don't have to set it manually

Course index page ID - WordPress Plugin for Online Courses
Course index page ID

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