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Sell Online Courses Any Way You Choose

We’ve just released new versions of Sensei LMS and Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses.

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

Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses

We heard from the community that being able to attach only a single WooCommerce product to a course limits the ways in which you are able to sell your courses.

That’s why we’ve added the ability to attach multiple WooCommerce products to a course.

Here’s how it works.

Sensei LMS Sidebar

For sites running WordPress 5.0+ and WooCommerce 3.6+, a Sensei LMS icon appears in the top right of the screen when adding or editing a course. Clicking the icon opens the sidebar. From here, you can select one or more products to attach to the course:

Sensei LMS sidebar

Products Metabox

Sites running older versions of WordPress or WooCommerce, or that have the Classic Editor plugin activated, will be able to select multiple products from the Products metabox:

Products metabox

Course Archive

On the course archive page, the products and their pricing details are displayed:

Course archive page on the OceanWP theme

Single Course

On the single course page, product cards are displayed to highlight the available purchase options:

Screen shot of product cards on the single course page
Purchase options on the single course page using the OceanWP theme

If a course is only attached to one product, then a single purchase button is displayed.

You can find out more about this release by reading the beta release post or by visiting the change log.

Sensei LMS

To learn about what’s in the Sensei LMS 2.2 release, please see the beta release post.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update 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.

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Small Patch Releases for Sensei LMS & Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses

We’ve just deployed a new patch release of Sensei LMS and Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses to fix an issue with not all modules displaying in the WordPress dashboard. We also fixed a separate issue with multiple correct answers not showing in the question editor of a lesson.

As always, you can see what else is in this release.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update from within WordPress.

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.

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Sensei LMS 2.1.1 & WooCommerce Paid Courses 1.0.2

We’ve just released new versions of Sensei LMS and Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses that address a few issues found in the last release.

The official minimum supported WordPress version has also been bumped to 4.9, although technically speaking both plugins should continue to function on older versions for now.

What’s in this Release?

  • We fixed an error that occurred when adding a shortcode using the shortcode block.
  • We fixed an error that occurred on sites running a version of WordPress older than 5.0.
  • The minimum supported WordPress version is now 4.9.

See what else is in this release.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update from within WordPress.

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.

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Sensei LMS 2.1.0 & WooCommerce Paid Courses 1.0.1

We’ve just released new versions of Sensei LMS and WooCommerce Paid Courses. This means Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses also gets an update, since it’s a bundle of Sensei LMS + WooCommerce Paid Courses.

What’s in this Release?

This is a smallish release on the heels of the 2.0 update.

We’ve added an Edit Course button to the Edit Lesson page to make it easier to navigate between the lesson and course:

For sites with a large number of learners, we’ve made some performance optimizations to the Analysis page that should improve page load time.

We added event logging to the WordPress dashboard. You should have already received an email about this if you are subscribed to the WooCommerce.com mailing list.

You can read more about what else is in this release here and here. Then, head over to DashboardUpdates to update from within WordPress.

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.

What’s Next?

For the next release of WooCommerce Paid Courses, we will be adding the ability to attach a course to more than one product. This will enable you to sell the same course in multiple ways, such as a standalone product and also as part of a subscription. Some prototypes and discussion of this feature can be found in this blog post.

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Sensei is Now Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses

We’ve just released a new version of Sensei that changes the name of the plugin to Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses.

You may see a strange version number (2.0.1.1.0.0) when prompted to update. This is due to the fact that Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses is a bundle of the free version of Sensei LMS that exists on WordPress.org, and the WooCommerce Paid Courses extension that enables selling courses with WooCommerce.

After updating, you will see Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses listed on the Plugins page:

If you currently have a valid Sensei license for your site, nothing changes with the release of Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses. Your existing plugin will continue to function as before, and you’ll still receive updates and support.

You can read more about why we made this change here.

What’s in this Release?

Here are the highlights of the release:

  • The new minimum required version of PHP is 5.6. If you’re not sure which version of PHP your site is running, you may find the How to Check Your WordPress Site’s PHP Version section of this article helpful. You can also read more about updating PHP on WordPress.org.
  • The new minimum required version of WooCommerce is 3.0.
  • The Access Permissions setting now controls only lesson content, not lesson and course content. Always displaying the content on the single course page is an opportunity to further promote a course and encourage user enrolment.
  • When Sensei is first activated, a pop-up appears asking you to join our mailing list. This pop-up will only appear on sites that have never had Sensei installed before.
  • We added a new Sensei LMS extensions page available from the Sensei LMS > Extensions menu.

You can read more about what else is in this release, including template file changes and deprecations, here and here.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update Sensei from within WordPress.

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.

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Sensei Share Your Grade 2.0

Sensei Share Your Grade 2.0 is now available! 🎉

Please note that Sensei Share Your Grade 2.0 requires a minimum Sensei version of 1.11.0 and a minimum PHP version of 5.6. If you are not running Sensei 1.11.0+ and PHP 5.6+, please update to more recent versions of both before updating Share Your Grade.

If you’re not sure which version of PHP your site is running, you may find the How to Check Your WordPress Site’s PHP Version section of this article helpful. You can also read more about updating PHP on WordPress.org.

What’s in this Release?

Here are the highlights of the Sensei Share Your Grade 2.0 release:

See what else is in this release.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update Sensei Share Your Grade from within WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any issues, please log them on Github.

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.

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Sensei Course Participants 2.0

Sensei Course Participants 2.0 is now available! 🥳

Please note that Sensei Course Participants 2.0 requires a minimum Sensei version of 1.11.0 and a minimum PHP version of 5.6. If you are not running Sensei 1.11.0+ and PHP 5.6+, please update to more recent versions of both before updating Course Participants.

If you’re not sure which version of PHP your site is running, you may find the How to Check Your WordPress Site’s PHP Version section of this article helpful. You can also read more about updating PHP on WordPress.org.

What’s in this Release?

Here are the highlights of the Sensei Course Participants 2.0 release:

See what else is in this release.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update Sensei Course Participants from within WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any issues, please log them on Github.

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.

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Sensei Certificates 2.0

Sensei Certificates 2.0 is now available! 🎊

Please note that Sensei Certificates 2.0 requires a minimum Sensei version of 1.11.0 and a minimum PHP version of 5.6. If you are not running Sensei 1.11.0+ and PHP 5.6+, please update to more recent versions of both before updating Certificates.

If you’re not sure which version of PHP your site is running, you may find the How to Check Your WordPress Site’s PHP Version section of this article helpful. You can also read more about updating PHP on WordPress.org.

What’s in this Release?

Here are the highlights of the Sensei Certificates 2.0 release:

See what else is in this release.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update Sensei Certificates from within WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any issues, please log them on Github.

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.

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Sensei Course Progress 2.0

Sensei Course Progress 2.0 has just been released! 🎉

Please note that Sensei Course Progress 2.0 requires a minimum Sensei version of 1.11.0 and a minimum PHP version of 5.6. If you are not running Sensei 1.11.0+ and PHP 5.6+, please update to more recent versions of both before updating Course Progress.

If you’re not sure which version of PHP your site is running, you may find the How to Check Your WordPress Site’s PHP Version section of this article helpful. You can also read more about updating PHP on WordPress.org.

What’s in this Release?

Here are the highlights of the Sensei Course Progress 2.0 release:

See what else is in this release.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update Sensei Course Progress from within WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any issues, please log them on Github.

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.

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Sensei Media Attachments 2.0

Sensei Media Attachments 2.0 is now available! 🥳

Please note that Sensei Media Attachments 2.0 requires a minimum Sensei version of 1.11.0 and a minimum PHP version of 5.6. If you are not running Sensei 1.11.0+ and PHP 5.6+, please update to more recent versions of both before updating Media Attachments.

If you’re not sure which version of PHP your site is running, you may find the How to Check Your WordPress Site’s PHP Version section of this article helpful. You can also read more about updating PHP on WordPress.org.

What’s in this Release?

Here are the highlights of the Sensei Media Attachments 2.0 release:

See what else is in this release.

Head over to DashboardUpdates to update Sensei Media Attachments from within WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any issues, please log them on Github.

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.