Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit

Description

Important: This plugin requires PHP 5.6 or higher and LearnDash 2.3 or higher.

The Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit adds over a dozen exciting new features to LearnDash sites that improve the learner experience and simplify development. Trusted to power over 8,000 LearnDash sites, it’s the easiest way to improve the learning experience for your students.

The Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit adds the following features to your LearnDash site:

  • Front End Login: Replace wp-login with a simple login form that you can add to any branded page. User verification is also available to manage registrations.
  • Hide Admin Bar: Hide the WordPress admin bar for specific user roles.
  • LearnDash Resume Button: Allow users to pick up where they left off in a LearnDash course by clicking a button.
  • LearnDash Groups in User Profiles: Easily identify LearnDash Group membership from user profile pages.
  • Login/Logout Redirects: Redirect learners to a specific URL after signing in or out of the site.
  • Menu Item Visibility: Control the visibility of menu entries based on whether or not the user is signed in.
  • Show LearnDash Certificates: Use a simple shortcode to display a list of all certificates (course and quiz) earned by the current user.
  • Show or Hide Content: Use shortcodes to show or hide content based on whether or not a user is signed in. Great for Open course types.
  • Log In/Log Out Links: Add Log In and Log Out links to menus, or to any page or widget with a shortcode. If you have been frustrated by signed in users seeing Login links, this will help.
  • LearnDash Breadcrumbs: Add breadcrumb links that support courses, lessons, topics and quizzes. Also supports WooCommerce, custom post types and more.
  • LearnDash certificate Widget: Display all the certificates a learner has earned using a widget.
  • Topics Autocomplete Lessons: Automatically mark lessons complete when all topics and quizzes for that lesson are marked complete.
  • User Switching: View courses and the rest of your site as a specific user without requiring their password.
  • Not Enrolled Redirect: Redirect users to a specific URL if they are not enrolled in a course.

More information about how to use the Toolkit, including a 40-minute instructional screencast, is available in our knowledge base.

We welcome contributions to the Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit! The plugin is managed in a Bitbucket Repository.

Ready to take your LearnDash site even further?

Our Pro version of the LearnDash Toolkit adds a continuously expanding list of powerful features (20 at last count!) to the Toolkit. With the Pro modules, you can:

  • Autocomplete lessons and topics (no more “Mark Complete” buttons!)
  • Track the time users spend completing courses
  • Replace boring LearnDash tables with highly flexible grids of courses, lessons and topics (including featured images!)
  • Register users directly into LearnDash Groups when they create an account
  • Import users directly into LearnDash courses and groups safely and with validation
  • Send certificates by email
  • And much more!

More LearnDash Plugins!

Uncanny Owl offers a full suite of plugins that extend the LearnDash platform and make it easier to build and manage a great learning experience. Here are a few:

  • Tin Canny LearnDash Reporting: Add support for your SCORM and Tin Can modules inside WordPress as well as powerful drill-down LearnDash reporting options.
  • The Uncanny LearnDash Codes: An easier way to get your learners into LearnDash Groups or courses. Generate codes that can be used by learners to self-enrol into LearnDash groups and courses when they register, make a purchase, or are simply signed in. Limit enrollment by generating a limited number of codes, or by creating a single code that can be redeemed X times.
  • Uncanny Continuing Education Credits: Make it easy to track, report on and award certificates based on credits awarded for completing LearnDash courses. Assign credits, CEUs or CPD values to your courses and track the cumulative accomplishments of your learners.

Follow Uncanny Owl for updates about our latest LearnDash enhancements on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Screenshots

  • Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit Dashboard

Installation

  1. Ensure that your installation of WordPress is using PHP 5.6 or higher and LearnDash 2.3 or higher.
  2. Upload the contents of the plugin zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Ensure that your installation of WordPress is using PHP 5.6 or higher and LearnDash 2.3 or higher.
  2. Upload the contents of the plugin zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.

Reviews

Not a bad plugin, could be better

Interesting little plugin. Mostly a collection of existing famous plugins out there compiled in one dashboard. Given that most of those plugins are already installed on my setup, not sure why this plugin is really needed. The plugin developer has useful paid plugins, would be nice if some of those unique features could be brought into the free plugin that is not taken from elsewhere.

If you use LearnDash you need this plugin

Wow. These guys are tireless. We use both the Toolkit Pro and Groups. Even the Free Toolkit is a steal. If you use LearnDash you should already have this plugin installed. You will not be disappointed. The ability to import users alone is a lifesaver.

Great Plugin / Awesome Support

The Toolkit and Pro edition are so useful, they really should be included in the core Learndash plugin.

All of the features work and if you ever run into issues, the support team is top notch. They go out of their way to help and you can really tell that they care about their product.

This plugin is pretty much a must have with Learndash.

Thank you UO team for being so AWESOME!

Excellent additions

Excellent. I really appreciate the additional functionality, some of which should be part of core LearnDash (as has been suggested).

My only gripe is the admin menu link placement. I wish you’d made it a sub menu item within the LD menu, or if you’d prefer it to be more general, within ‘Settings’. A big ol “Uncanny Toolkit” button on the main WP admin bar is overkill in my opinion. (Happy to revise this review if you at least provide the option to place the the menu item within the LearnDash menu).

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Contributors & Developers

“Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.3

  • Added: New Module – Not Enrolled Redirect – Redirect a user to a specified URL if they attempt to access a course in which they are not enrolled
  • Added: Front-End Login – Added label setting for login form (Username, Email, Username or Email, Login)
  • Updated: Front End Login – Cleaned up some error messaging in the user interface
  • Updated: Front End Login – Made some additional strings translatable
  • Updated: User Switching code to version 1.3 of User Switching plugin by John Blackbourn
  • Updated: Confirmation message when disabling a toolkit module now appears in green instead of red
  • Fixed: JavaScript error on the Toolkit settings page in some environments when debug is enabled.

2.2

  • New Module: User Switching – enables admins to easily switch to any other user – Based on User Switching by John Blackbourn: https://wordpress.org/plugins/user-switching/
  • Added: Support for LearnDash 2.5
  • Updated: Hide Admin Bar action priority (now 999)
  • Updated: Improved multisite support

2.1

  • Updated: Certificate widget now recognizes course certificates
  • Fixed: Course complete action was called repeatedly when Topics Autocomplete Lessons module was active

2.0.6

  • Fixed: Single quotes are saved properly in toolkit module settings
  • Fixed: Front end login reset password function on Edge and Safari

2.0.5

  • Fixed: WooCommerce/Third Party plugin notices popping up in Pro Toolkit Ad banner
  • Fixed: Modules not loading because DB updates were not saving slashes on some hosts
  • Fixed: Password reset when WordPress is installed in a subdirectory

2.0.4

  • Fixed: Restored ‘Sample Tag’ module
  • Fixed: Removed invalid slashes when saving settings

2.0.1

  • Fixed: Flush admin scripts/styles

2.0

  • Added: Module filtering options in the Toolkit UI
  • Fixed: Minor issue in auto-completion logic when multiple quizzes are assigned to the topic/lesson
  • Fixed: Front End Login now accepts username or email if user approval is turned on
  • Fixed: Minor layout issue in WordPress menu editor when Menu Item Visibility module is enabled

1.3.5

  • Added: Textarea as an option for module settings
  • Added: Priority 11 to menu item visibility filter; will now override common theme menu enhancements like megamenu

1.3.4

  • Removed: Dynamic announcement banner to admin UI

1.3.3

  • Added: Dynamic announcement banner to admin UI
  • Updated: Changed log in link shortcode [uo_login] to [uo_login_link]
  • Fixed: Log in link redirects to login empty

1.3.2

  • Added uo_login_link shortcode to replace deprecated uo_login in Login/Logout Menu
  • Added WordPress 4.6 support
  • Improved design of module settings
  • Improved compatibility with Nav Menu Roles plugin
  • Fixed LearnDash Group User Profile module to only show group name if group ID is valid
  • Fixed multiple escape slash issue with custom module
  • Fixed auto completion of lessons if topics are complete but quiz is not
  • Reworded Front-End Login error label

1.3.1

  • Blocked Pro reminders from appearing on page reloads after dismissal

1.3.0

  • Added logout redirect setting
  • Added color pickers
  • Added links to Pro modules plugin
  • Added admin notification when user is manually approved
  • Added links to Knowledge Base articles for all modules
  • Fixed automatic approval of assignment when Topics Autocomplete Lessons module is on
  • Fixed widget certificate link
  • Enhanced security for mark lessons complete

1.2.7

  • Fixed learndash_lesson_completed to allow hooks from BadgeOS and other plugins
  • Fixed Topics Auto Complete Lessons invalid argument for foreach() for non-logged in users
  • Fixed fix notice on 404 pages
  • Fixed do not setup resume button if last page has been deleted
  • Excluded admin users from manual verification script

1.2.6

  • Allowed certificates with the same name
  • Fixed Uncanny Certificate Widget closing tag

1.2.5

  • Fixed course completion date issue with Topics Autocomplete Lessons
  • Added support for alternate course labels (Thanks Eben Hale!)

1.2.4

  • Added PHP/LearnDash/WP version checking
  • Fixed cookies for password reset and registration
  • Updated resume button to match theme button style
  • Fixed verified user email formatting

1.2.3

  • Tested with WordPress 4.5
  • Fixed breadcrumbs function

1.2.2

  • Fixed duplicate breadcrumbs on quiz pages

1.2.1

  • Fixed missing file

1.2

  • NEW FEATURE: LearnDash Breadcrumbs
  • Fixed course completion time in CSV output
  • Fixed translation text domain
  • Added sorting of features by name on admin settings page
  • Added bitbucket pull requests for developers
  • Fixed all shortcode now use _ rather than –
  • Dev Only Added simple user registration to Front End Login feature
  • Added translation support
  • Fixed course completion time in LearnDash CVS Reports

1.1

  • NEW FEATURE: Log In/Log Out Links
  • Fixed redirect from wp registration page
  • Added registration link to uo_login_ui
  • Added setting to change Resume button text

1.0.1

  • Open Certificate links in new window
  • Fixed blank settings page on older server configuration
  • Fixed auto loading on older server configuration
  • Fixed settings modal on small screens
  • OB Clean Buffer Before AJAX Response
  • Improved support for custom extensions
  • Set Addon Option default as Array()
  • Prevented login lockout if login page set incorrectly

1.0

  • Public release