Sensei LMS 2.4.0 Release

Sensei LMS 2.4.0 and Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses 2.4.0.1.2.4 have just been released. This release includes the following changes:

  • Replaces the Twitter button with a Create a Course button after installing Sensei LMS pages
  • Prevents the default settings from being overridden after clicking the Install Sensei LMS Pages button
  • Fixes a PHP warning when submitting a quiz with an unanswered multiple choice question
  • Adds a transparent background to TinyMCE editor buttons for multi line questions

To update, please head on over to DashboardUpdates in the WordPress admin.

Please note: While we have thoroughly tested these releases, it’s always possible that we’ve missed something. We recommend that you test the update on a staging site before updating your live site.

Sensei LMS 2.3.0 Release

Sensei LMS 2.3.0 and Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses 2.3.0.1.2.4 have just been released. This release fixes some issues when duplicating courses with lessons, and optimizes JavaScript file loading in WP Admin.

To learn more about what’s included in these updates, please see the beta release post.

To update, please head on over to DashboardUpdates in the WordPress admin.

Please note: While we have thoroughly tested these releases, it’s always possible that we’ve missed something. We recommend that you test the update on a staging site before updating your live site.

Sensei LMS 2.3 Beta

Sensei LMS 2.3 is now available for beta testing.

What’s Included in this Release?

Here are the highlights of the Sensei LMS 2.3 release:

  • We optimized the loading of JavaScript files in WP admin.
  • We fixed an issue with auto-grading not working correctly for a manually graded quiz.
  • Lesson prerequisites are now updated to the newly created lessons when a course with lessons is duplicated.
  • The original lesson order is preserved when duplicating a course with lessons.
  • We’ve added a REST endpoint for messages.

See what else is in this release.

Hooks

New Filter

  • rest_sensei_message_query– Filter the message query arguments.

Release Testing

You can download the Sensei LMS 2.3 beta here. If you find a bug, please submit an issue on Github or leave a comment here. Our tentative release date for Sensei LMS 2.3 is January 14th.

As this is a beta release, please test it on a staging site and not your live site. If you don’t have a staging site, you can use the WP Staging plugin to create one.

Thank you to all our testers and contributors!

WooCommerce Paid Courses 1.2.4

We’ve deployed a patch release for WooCommerce Paid Courses that resolves the following issues:

  • The “Add to Cart” text has been added to the translation file.
  • We fixed a PHP warning that was generated for anonymous user when viewing a lesson that was not attached to a course.
  • We fixed a conflict with the WooCommerce Blocks plugin that caused the Sensei LMS icon to not be displayed for courses in the WordPress dashboard. The root cause of this particular issue was different from that of the one in the last release.
  • The @woocommerce/block-library dependency has been removed, as it wasn’t being used.

Sensei Content Drip 2.0.1

Sensei Content Drip 2.0.1 has been released and includes the following changes:

To install this update on your site, head on over to DashboardUpdates now!

WooCommerce Paid Courses 1.2.3

We’ve deployed a patch release for WooCommerce Paid Courses that resolves the following issues:

  • We fixed an error that could occur for subscriptions that contained deleted products.
  • We fixed a conflict with the WooCommerce Blocks plugin that caused the Sensei LMS icon to not be displayed for courses in the WordPress dashboard.

Course Progress 2.0.1 and WooCommerce Paid Courses 1.2.2

We’ve just deployed new releases for the Course Progress and WooCommerce Paid Courses extensions.

Course Progress

Here’s what’s new in Course Progress 2.0.1:

WooCommerce Paid Courses

Here’s what’s new in WooCommerce Paid Courses 1.2.2:

  • We’ve fixed the possibility of a “technical difficulties” error appearing on the Courses page of some sites.

Please note: While we have thoroughly tested these releases, it’s always possible that we’ve missed something. We recommend that you test the update on a staging site before updating your live site.

WC Paid Courses 1.2.1

We’ve deployed a patch release to fix a couple of issues that were reported when courses are sold using product bundles:

  • We fixed an error that was displayed on the My Courses page when a student was taking a course that was sold using a product bundle.
  • We fixed the single course page sometimes displaying partial content when the course was sold using a product bundle.

If you use Product Bundles with Sensei LMS, we recommend that you update to Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses 2.2.1.1.2.1.

Closing Gaps in the WC Memberships Integration

We’ve just released Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses 2.2.1.1.2.0, which focuses on closing some gaps in the WooCommerce Memberships integration.

(As a reminder, Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses is a bundle of Sensei LMS and WooCommerce Paid Courses.)

Skip to “What’s new in Sensei LMS”.

What’s New in WooCommerce Paid Courses

We have to admit that Sensei LMS’s integration with WooCommerce Memberships has not gotten the attention it deserves. The integration is somewhat shallow, and there are gaps in functionality that need to be addressed.

We’re going to change that, starting today.

We’ve begun by focusing on achieving feature parity between course memberships and products attached directly to a course. In particular, courses that are part of a membership are now included in:

  • The purchase confirmation notice that a user sees after purchasing a course.
  • The order confirmation email that is sent to a user after purchasing a course.
  • The Course Component widget.
  • The Paid and Free filters on the course archive page.

You can learn more about the other membership improvements we’ve made in this release by reading the beta release post or visiting the change log.

The next release of WooCommerce Paid Courses will focus on deepening the integration with WooCommerce Memberships, enabling you to take better advantage of existing memberships functionality.

Would you like to be a beta tester for WooCommerce Paid Courses and get the new release ahead of everyone else? If you’re interested, and you have a valid license, please fill out the beta tester signup form using the same email address you used to purchase your license.

What’s New in Sensei LMS

Here are the highlights of the Sensei LMS 2.2.1 release:

  • You can now add HTML to question titles.
  • Loading the Courses page is faster.
  • We’ve fixed an issue that could cause formatting issues on some themes. If your existing theme didn’t look quite right on Sensei LMS pages, we’d encourage you to give it another try with Sensei LMS 2.2.1.

You can learn what else is included in this release by reading the beta release post or visiting the change log.

Update Now

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update your versions of Sensei LMS and Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses from within WordPress now!

Please note: While we have thoroughly tested this release, it’s always possible that we’ve missed something. We recommend that you test the update on a staging site before updating your live site.

Sensei LMS 2.2.1 & WooCommerce Paid Courses 1.2.0 Beta Releases

Sensei LMS

The next release of Sensei LMS 2.2.1 is now ready for testing! This release includes some performance enhancements and bug fixes:

See what else is in this release.

Deprecated Methods

  • Sensei_Course::flush_rewrite_rules has been deprecated with no replacement
  • Sensei_Lesson::flush_rewrite_rules has been deprecated with no replacement

Testing Sensei LMS

You can download the Sensei LMS 2.2.1 beta here. If you find a bug, please submit an issue on Github or leave a comment here. Our tentative release date for Sensei LMS 2.2.1 is October 23rd.

WooCommerce Paid Courses

The next release of WooCommerce Paid Courses focuses on closing some gaps in the integration with WooCommerce Memberships.

Here are some of the improvements you’ll find in 1.2.0:

  • Courses purchased via a membership will now be included in the confirmation notice that a user sees after purchase:
  • Additionally, the order confirmation email will list any courses that were purchased as part of a membership.
  • When the status of an order containing a membership is manually changed to Processing or Completed, the purchaser is automatically enrolled in any courses tied to that membership. Similarly, cancelling or refunding an order containing a membership removes the purchaser from any courses tied to that membership.
  • To protect against undesirable behaviour that can occur when a course is sold standalone AND as part of a membership that uses the same product, a warning will now appear on the Edit Course and Edit Membership Plan pages so that corrective action can be taken:
  • The Course Component widget, as well as the Paid and Free filters that may appear on the course archive page, have been updated to include course memberships.

New Filters

  • sensei_wc_paid_courses_get_product_courses – Filter the array of courses attached to the given products.
  • sensei_wc_paid_courses_memberships_block_editor_l10n_data – Filter the localization data for the block editor script.

Testing WooCommerce Paid Courses

Beta testers will receive the WooCommerce Paid Courses beta directly to their inbox. If you would like to sign up to be a beta tester and have a valid license, please fill out the beta tester signup form using the same email address you used to purchase your license.

If you find a bug, please leave a comment here. Our tentative release date for WooCommerce Paid Courses 1.2.0 is October 23rd.

As these are beta releases, please test them on a staging site and not your live site. If you don’t have a staging site, you can use the WP Staging plugin to create one.

Thank you to all our testers and contributors!