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LifterLMS Labs


LifterLMS Labs is a collection of experimental, conceptual, and possibly silly features which improve and enhance the functionality of the LifterLMS core.

We’ve created this free LifterLMS add-on in order to provide these optional features to the LifterLMS community which may or may not be useful to everyone.

Some labs will ultimately find their way into the LifterLMS Core, some may be a lab forever.

Current Labs

Action Manager

Quickly remove specific elements like course author, syllabus, and more without having to write any code. Documentation and more information.

Beaver Builder

Add LifterLMS elements as pagebuilder modules and enable row and module visibility settings based on student enrollment in courses and memberships. Documentation and more information.

Lifti: Divi Theme Compatibility

Enable LifterLMS compatibility with the Divi Theme and Page Builder. Documentation and more information.

Simple Branding

Customize the default colors of various LifterLMS elements. Documentation and more information.

Super Sidebars

Very quickly configure LifterLMS sidebars to work with your theme. Documentation and more information.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the LifterLMS -> Labs screen to activate and configure the labs you wish to use


Why are these labs not included in the LifterLMS Core?

Because not every LifterLMS user needs (or wants) the features in this plugin.


May 10, 2017
The Super Sidebars worked perfectly to enable the GeneratePress theme with one click! Awesome! Cheers! Lyle
January 4, 2017
Just tested the "Super Sidebars" widgets, works perfectly with x-theme, and all other things I have enabled. So does the "Simple Branding", previously I had a custom CSS for this, but now I don't have to use that. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“LifterLMS Labs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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v1.5.3 – 2020-01-28

  • Tested to WordPress core 5.3.2
  • Beaver Builder: Fix module visibility issue when hiding modules based on enrollment in specific courses or memberships.
  • Action Manager: Remove non-functioning featured image hook. Featured images are output by themes not by LifterLMS.

v1.5.2 – 2018-07-12

  • Beaver Builder: Minor changes to accommodate changes in LifterLMS 3.20.0
  • Lifti: Minor changes to accommodate changes in LifterLMS 3.20.0

v1.5.1 – 2018-03-13

  • Lifti: Custom builder classes will now function as expected when used on free lessons
  • Lifti: Add support for LifterLMS Quiz layouts

v1.5.0 – 2018-02-15

  • Beaver Builder: Updated to support Beaver Builder 2.0 (long over due, I know.)
  • Lifti: Changes to Divi prevent loading programmatically created layouts. The predefined layout for a LifterLMS course can now be downloaded here.
  • Simple Branding: Add branding overrides for LifterLMS instructor information cards
  • Simple Branding: Add branding overrides for LifterLMS 3.16.0 quiz styles and LifterLMS Advanced Quizzes styles
  • Simple Branding: Save default values in database & generate CSS when the lab is enabled.

v1.4.0 – 2017-09-05

Simple Branding Updates

  • Add support for LifterLMS notifications
  • Set default colors for branding options. Fixes issues with invalid CSS when options aren’t set after enabling the lab
  • Make all branding color settings required

v1.3.1 – 2017-08-16

  • Ensures BeaverBuilder enabled courses and lessons properly display private areas and private posts generated by LifterLMS Private Areas

v1.3.0 – 2017-08-03

Beaver Builder Integration Lab

  • Adds LifterLMS-specific modules for course and lesson construction via Beaver Builder
  • Adds row & module visibility settings to conditionally display elements based on course/membership enrollment status of the current visitor
  • Adds a basic LifterLMS course template for quick course building with a layout similar to the standard LifterLMS course layout
  • Full usage documentation and more details here

v1.2.2 – 2017-05-19

  • Simple Branding: Automatically brand LifterLMS email templates according to branding color settings (requires LifterLMS 3.8.0 and higher).
  • Fix typo in i18n directory name

v1.2.1 – 2017-03-28

  • Prevent Lifti from returning a builder layout for lessons when retrieving the lesson excerpt

v1.2.0 – 2017-03-28

Action Manager Lab

  • Check boxes to remove LifterLMS elements added to courses, lessons, and memberships instead of writing code

Lifti: Divi compatibility Upgrades!

  • Divi Friends is now called Lifti because it’s more fun
  • Add options for Divi page builder and custom layout support on LifterLMS courses, lessons, and memberships
  • Add a prebuilt layout for LifterLMS courses which automatically adds default LifterLMS content via LifterLMS shortcodes to a pagebuilder layout
    • If you already had this lab enabled, disable and re-enable so the layout will be installed!
  • Combine this lab with the Action Manager for a lot of Divi fun!

v1.1.2 – 2017-02-20

  • Load template functions on the admin panel when using the Divi Friends lab. Allows LifterLMS widgets and shortcodes to be used within Divi page builder.

v1.1.1 – 2017-01-17

  • Fixed bug with Divi theme not removing lifterlms sidebars by making action initalize late
  • Tested up to WordPress core 4.7.1

v1.1.0 – 2017-01-10

  • Added Divi Friends for better compatibility with Divi theme
  • Added support for labs without settings
  • Automatically load all labs for display on labs setting screen

v1.0 – 2016-12-27

  • Initial public release