Best LearnDash Tutorials To Kick-Start Your Online Learning Website

LearnDash is one of the best Learning Management Systems for anyone looking to build their own online learning platform. While the platform itself is user-friendly, there is learning curve involved. Learning some basic LearnDash tips will help you desig and build your own courses. You can use free LearnDash tutorials to help you build your own WordPress LMS with LearnDash. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite resources to provide you a one-stop guide to build your e-learning website. Whether you are creating courses, launching memberships or adding quizzes, these LearnDash tutorials will set you on the right track.

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Hosting Your LearnDash Course

When getting started, it’s important you choose the best hosting provider for your course. Web hosting has a direct impact on SEO, uptime, loadtime and storage. Your LearnDash site requires efficient data management to prevent page errors, slow response times and downloads. For best results you should get well acquainted with course hosting best practices and the common mistakes you should avoid. A great resource to get you started is this blog post on the do’s and dos’t of membership site hosting.

Choosing the best hosting company out of hundreds of options is an overwhelming task. Conducting the extensive research required to make a decision can steal time away from your course content creation. To save you time and effort, consult our blog post with our top five WordPress hosting companies . We compiled a winner list selected based on performance, functionality, and affordability. All the hard work is done for you.

Another good source for an overview on the best hosting companies for your LearnDash course is this LearnDash blog. The recommendations highlight the  use of Lightinbase, but mention other hosting providers like WpEngine, Siteground and Pantheon.

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Do you have a high-performing website with more than 100 concurrent users at a time? If so, you must select a hosting platform that can support the traffic and data. This blog post by Pressidium  will help you figure out whether your site needs high-performance hosting. It also provides an overview on the issues that can arise from lack of proper support. Problems to avoid include database throttling, transition conflicts and performance issues.

LearnDash can accommodate tens of thousands of users, but most hosts can’t accommodate that many at a time. Uncanny Owl’s post  expands on this issue and provides a LearnDash tutorial to help you make your site faster and more efficient. The blog post includes  data on the load and response times for different hosting platforms. By following their team’s footsteps, you can learn to modify LearnDash to get faster response times.

LearnDash Video Content Protection

For those planning to include video content, special precautions should be taken. Many users can benefit from LearnDash tutorials to learn about best practices for hosting videos on their platforms. To avoid hosting on your own server or risking privacy protections, you may want to explore a third-party video hosting platform.

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With the right type of hosting, you can prevent your video content from being illegally downloaded or stolen. This blog post tutorial by LearnDash outlines the best ways to protect your videos and recommending video hosting providers such as VimeoPro and Wistia. 

Creating Your 1st Course LearnDash Tutorials

LearnDash is a powerful tool that allows anyone to create a successful online learning website. Creating your course might seem intimidating, but with the right resources, the process can be simplified. LearnDash has created a 10-part video series of LearnDash tutorials to walk you through every component of building your first LearnDash course. This YouTube video series provides an introduction to LearnDash and each series covers a different topic such as creating courses, adding lessons and topics to courses, evaluating students with quizzes, processing payments and creating custom log-ins and course grids.

Uncanny Owl also provides a tutorial that walks you through building a fully publishable course in only an hour. The YouTube video tutorial includes setting up, hosting, building and monetizing your platform. The tutorial walks you through creating demo content, creating a LearnDash Course, setting up widgets, menus, add-ons new pages and WooCommerce products. 

Additionally, Course Method has a useful LearnDash tutorial, which explains how to set up your course .  Their reasource includes step-by-step tutorials and tips to set up your LearnDash courses, categories, quizzes, certificates and lessons.

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As you build your course you may want to explore customizations or troubleshoot questions that may arise. The LearnDash Tips & Tricks Facebook group is a great resource for asking questions and learning from peers. If you need additional help configuring your LearnDash course, learn more about our configuration services.

 PMPro LearnDash Tutorials

PaidMemberships Pro is one of the most popular free membership plugins for WordPress and allows users to create membership levels and restricted access to course content. Add on features include membership trials, payment options and different membership levels. Using PMPro with your LearnDash course is a simple way to create membership level access on all your courses. The  information on LearnDash’s website is a good resource to learn more about the PMPro and LearnDash integration.

If you still aren’t sure if using the LearnDash platform for memberships or installing a plug-in is best for you, LearnDash provides a comprehensive overview that compares the pros and cons of each. 

Restrict Content Pro LearnDash Tutorials

Restrict Content Pro is a content restriction and membership plugin designed to act as an efficient membership management system. It includes features such as unlimited subscription levels with payment options, restricted access to posts, pages and downloads based on the different levels, discount codes and built-in integration with payment gateways. Our tutorial on using Restrict Content Pro for course content monetization will give you additional information on this  plugin and its many functions. 

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Need assistance ? Our ninjas can help you configure your course by integrating memberships to LearnDash so that you can take full advantage of their benefits. 

Learn how to implement a membership plug-in for your LearnDash LMS and create multiple subscription levels with all the tutorials listed on this blog post. Click To Tweet

Creating Quizzes with LearnDash 

Quizzes are a key element in any online course. While many think of quiz creation as a labor-intensive process, the right tools can help you accomplish the task successfully in little time. One of the best resources is the LearnDash quiz builder which facilitates quiz creation with a drag and drop interface. This LearnDash video tutorial showcases best practices for using the LearnDash quiz builder and reusable questions.

To take your quizzes to the next level we also suggest you take a look at this video tutorial by Uncanny Owl. Here you can learn about more quiz features including incorporating question types, setting time limits, attempts for taking a quiz and awarding certificates to those who successfully pass.

There are also many add-ons that can help you optimize your quizzes.  Our top six add-ons reccomendations can help you import questions, create quizzes and interact with students. 

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Selecting your LearnDash theme 

There are several themes to choose from when it comes to building your LearnDash website. With multiple options to consider, many course makers feel overwhelmed by making a final decision. Setting a clear list of priorities and exploring insightful resources will help you make the best choice for your WordPress LearnDash course. If you are setting up e-learning website with Astra, this LearnDash tutorial provides a step-by-step breakdown to help you build your first LearnDash course.

BuddyBoss is another theme that allows you to create a social education platform with groups and student interaction. If you’d like to give this theme a try you can use this YouTube tutorial to find out how to integrate BuddyBoss with LearnDash

If what you are looking for is a balance between efficiency and user-friendliness, Elementor is a choice to consider. This popular page builder provides simple and effective design options for your LearnDash course. To get started you should take a look at this tutorial we’ve written to help users integrate LearnDash and Elementor.

Before deciding on a theme, evaluate different options based on their functionality and design. Taking a look at an overview of our favorite themes for your LearnDash course will guide you as you make a decision. 

Let us help you launch your LearnDash course!

LearnDash is a practical pluggin that allows all WordPress users to create and launch their own online courses. Our hand-picked resource list will help you get started and set up your first online education website.

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Need assistance, beyond tutorials, to kick-off your LearnDash course? Check out our WordPress Turn Key Solutions or feel free to drop us a line here or through our contact form and one of our Ninjas will be in touch ASAP.

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