1.12 is a minor release and will be launching in October. There should be no breaking changes and new functionality should exist in a backwards-compatible manner. Here’s what to look for in the update.
Better Support for Non-Sensei Themes
It used to be that you had to find specific Sensei-compatible themes for your site. In the upcoming release we’ve made big improvements in how Sensei handles themes that were previously unsupported. This means you can now use Sensei with almost any theme!
The following are before and after screen captures of the course page using the Divi theme, which does not formally declare support for Sensei:
Automatically Redirect to Next Lesson
After a learner clicks the Complete Lesson button, they will automatically be redirected to the next lesson in the course. No more confusion over students thinking that the same lesson is being repeated.
Lesson Start Date
In the Analysis > Lessons screen, the lesson start date will now be set to the date and time at which a student first views a particular lesson. They need to be logged in, enrolled in the course, and have completed any lesson prerequisites before a particular lesson will be logged as started.
What Else is in this Release?
Here are a few other notable changes in Sensei 1.12: