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WooCommerce Paid Courses FAQ

Looking for answers about WooCommerce Paid Courses? This document should help.

What is WooCommerce Paid Courses?

WooCommerce Paid Courses is a paid extension for Sensei LMS that enables you to sell online courses with WooCommerce. It requires Sensei LMS to be installed.

What is Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses?

Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses is a bundle of two separate plugins — Sensei LMS and WooCommerce Paid Courses. Because Sensei LMS comes pre-bundled, Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses does not require Sensei LMS to be installed separately (but it will still work if it is).

What Are the Requirements for Using These Plugins?

Both WooCommerce Paid Courses and Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses require:

  • PHP 5.6+
  • WordPress 4.1+
  • WooCommerce 3.0+ in order to sell courses and receive product updates

WordPress.org has more information on how to update your site’s version of PHP.

Do I Need WooCommerce Paid Courses?

If you’re not selling courses, we recommend that you install Sensei LMS from the WordPress.org directory instead.  WooCommerce Paid Courses is only necessary if you would like to sell your courses with WooCommerce, WooCommerce Memberships or WooCommerce Subscriptions. (Please note that WooCommerce Paid Courses does not include these third party plugins. You will need to install them separately.)

How Do I Switch to the Free Version?

If you decide to use the version of Sensei LMS that is on WordPress.org, you will need to update any Sensei extensions you may already have installed to version 2.0.0 or higher. Older versions of extensions are not compatible with the version of Sensei LMS that is on WordPress.org.

You will also need to ensure that the Delete data on uninstall setting in Sensei LMS > Settings is NOT checked before deleting WooCommerce Paid Courses or Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses. Otherwise, your course data would be deleted when the plugin is uninstalled. To be extra safe, consider backing up your site before uninstalling.