WPComplete

Description

WPComplete is a WordPress plugin that helps your students keep track of their progress through your course or membership site.

All you have to do is pick which pages or posts can be marked as “Completed”.

There’s no programming required, it works with most WordPress themes, WordPress course plugins, and is ready to use instantly. Help your students complete the course you’ve put so much information, knowledge and heart into creating.

Free version

  • Mark lessons as complete – students can complete lessons so they know how far they’ve progressed in your course.
  • Quick toggle – set which pages or posts are completable via Quick Edit or by editing the page/post.
  • Any theme, any plugin – use WPComplete with any WordPress theme or membership plugin.

PRO version

WPComplete is available as a PRO version with lots of extra features to help you customize and visually show students their progress.
* Supports multiple courses within a single WordPress site.
* Supports multiple buttons per lesson (if each lesson has multiple aspects, think: completed video lesson, completed workbooks, completed spreadsheet)
* Custom post types – Using something other than pages and posts? Not a problem!
* Course progression – when a student clicks complete, they’re taken to the next lesson automagically.
* Dead-easy shortcodes – without any programming, add shortcodes for buttons, graphs, and completion text.
* Complete/Incomplete custom messages – show a message on each lesson that disappears if the complete button is pressed, or, show a message only if the complete button is pressed.
* View progress – see the number of students who’ve completed each lesson or percentage complete by each student.
* Fancy graphs – use a bar or circle graph to display progress through your course via simple shortcodes.
* Completion indicators – visually show logged in students which lessons they have already completed.
* Dashboard widget – see how many buttons and users each course has, right on your admin dashboard.
* Customize everything – choose different wording for the completion buttons and/or pick colours for the buttons and graphs.
* Email support – we are available to quickly answer questions, fix bugs and take feature requests.

https://wpcomplete.co

Although WPC is course platform agnostic, we’ve thoroughly tested it with: Restrict Content Pro, Memberful and WOO.

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Screenshots

  • WPComplete Settings page.
  • Example of a "Mark as complete" button your students see.
  • Example of a WPComplete circle graph (PRO FEATURE).
  • Example of a WPComplete progress bar (PRO FEATURE).
  • Quick Edit WPComplete toggle.
  • WPComplete metabox options on a page or post.
  • Example of visual indicators of a student's lesson completion status.
  • Example of displaying a lesson completion percentage in the WordPress admin.

Installation

  1. Upload ‘wpcomplete.*.zip’ to your /wp-content/plugins/‘ directory or use the WordPress plugin uploader.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to ‘Settings’ then ‘WPComplete’ to customize the text and colours.
  4. Edit any page or post and check the box beside ‘Enable Complete button’ to set a page or post as completable.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload ‘wpcomplete.*.zip’ to your /wp-content/plugins/‘ directory or use the WordPress plugin uploader.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to ‘Settings’ then ‘WPComplete’ to customize the text and colours.
  4. Edit any page or post and check the box beside ‘Enable Complete button’ to set a page or post as completable.
How do I enable a page so that it is completable?

To enable a page so that it’s completable:
1. Find the page from your WordPress admin page directory and click in to edit.
2. Scroll to the WPComplete meta box.
3. Check the “Enable Complete button” checkbox.
4. (Optional) Place the [wpc_complete_button] shortcode in the content of your post, where you want the button to exist.
5. Update or Publish the page to save the changes.
6. (Optional) On the WPComplete settings page, update your button’s custom css to update the appearance of your buttons.

How do I style the buttons?

There are two options to add custom branding/style your WPComplete buttons:
1. On the settings page (Settings > WPComplete) you can customize the following, without any programming or HTML/CSS knowledge: the color of the button, the color of the font on the button, the words on the button (for both completed buttons and incomplete buttons), and the wording for “Saving…”.
2. You can create and add your own custom CSS for buttons to add graphics, icons, rounded corners, etc, by adding your own CSS code to the Advanced Settings section. WPC buttons use the class: a.wpc-button with two states (which can be styled differently): a.wpc-completed (for finished lessons) and a.wpc-complete (for unfinished lessons).

Why isn’t my button showing up?

It could be one of a couple reasons:
1. You’re not logged in to your wordpress site. Only logged in users can see the button.
2. That page doesn’t have buttons enabled. Make sure the Enable Complete button checkbox is checked in the WPComplete metabox when editting that page.
3. You don’t have Automatically add complete button to enabled posts & pages for me. checked and you haven’t added the [wpc_complete_button] shortcode to your page content.
Still not showing up? Let us know and we can help figure out what’s going on.

How do I see how many students have completed each lesson?

Whether you use pages, posts or custom post types for your lessons, you can see on the list page (i.e. PAGES > ALL PAGES or POSTS > ALL POSTS) beside the published date a column for user completion is shown, which displays the number of students/total students and then the percentage.
If you go to Users > All Users then the final column on the user table will show the number of lessons completed vs the total lessons for each user on your site.

Does WPComplete allow for multiple buttons per lesson?

Heck yes it does (in the pro version)! You can add your first button by adding the [wpc_complete_button] shortcode to any page content with WPComplete enabled. To add additional buttons, just make sure to provide each button with a specific name, like: [wpc_complete_button name="Button Name"] or [wpc_complete_button name="Video Module"] or [wpc_complete_button name="Workbooks"].

How do I delete courses in WPComplete?

Courses show up once you’ve added more than one lesson to them. To delete a course from WPComplete, simply remove all lessons from that course. Then the course will no longer show up on the list.

How do I list the lessons in my course and show if they are completed or not to students?

You’ll have to use your course software/LMS to show what lessons are available in your course, or simply create a list of pages that are lessons on any WP content.

From any list (ordered or unordered), WPComplete automatically will show each user if they’ve completed the lesson or not, using custom CSS. We add this automatically for users who don’t want to edit code (completed lessons are faded slightly and a checkmark is added beside them). For customers who want to update the CSS, it’s found in Advanced Settings:

li .wpc-lesson {}
li .wpc-lesson-complete {}
li .wpc-lesson-completed { opacity: .65; text-decoration: none !important; }
li .wpc-lesson-completed:after { content: "✔"; margin-left: 5px; text-decoration: none !important; font-size: 12px; }
What shortcodes are available in the pro version?

[complete_button] or [wpc_complete_button] will add your complete button anywhere on the page or post.
[progress_percentage] or [wpc_progress_percentage] will display the current student’s progress as a percentage (ex: 49%).
[progress_ratio] or [wpc_progress_ratio] will display the current student’s progress as a ratio (ex: 10/35).
[progress_graph] or [wpc_progress_graph] will display a radial (donut) graph showing the current student’s progress with percentage.
[progress_bar] or [wpc_progress_bar] will display a bar graph showing the current student’s progress with percentage.
[complete_button name=”Button Name”] will create another button on a lesson with an existing button. You can use any number of buttons on any page where WPC is activated.
[wpc_completed_content]This content shows only once the WPC button is pressed.[/wpc_completed_content]
[wpc_incomplete_content]This content shows only until the WPC button is presesd.[/wpc_incomplete_content]
[wpc_completed_content name=”Button Name”]This content shows only once the button Button Name is pressed.[/wpc_completed_content]
[wpc_incomplete_content name=”Button Name”]This content shows only until the button Button Name is presesd.[/wpc_incomplete_content]
For a full list, checkout: https://wpcomplete.co/cheatsheet

Can WPComplete handle multiple courses within the same WordPress installation?

Yes! Once you enable completion for a page or post, in the pro version, you will be given the option to assign it to a specific course. If you use any progress shortcodes, by default it will display the progress for the course of that post, but progress shortcodes also accept a course attribute if you want to force showing progress for a specific course. Ex:
[wpc_progress_bar course=”All”]
[wpc_progress_bar course=”My Awesome Course”]

Can I use this with custom post types?

Yes! By default, only posts and pages are enabled. But in the pro version, you have the ability to enable it for individual post types, including any custom types.

Can I style links to posts and pages that are completable?

Yes! In the pro version, we append the css class .wpc-lesson to ALL links to posts and pages. Links that have not been completed by the logged in student will also have the class .wpc-lesson-complete added. And links that have been completed by the logged in student will also have the class .wpc-lesson-completed added, along with some really basic styles that are easy to override manually.

I use OptimizePress or Thrive Themes. Can I use WPComplete?

Unfortunately, due to how OptimizePress and Thrive store their data, most advanced features do not work properly and we are not able to support them. As plugin developers ourselves, we are very disappointed that these themes and plugins break conventions and recommended WordPress practices.

Reviews

Perfect! Using on my Accounting/Tax website

This was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I built my own accounting/tax website and while this plugin is geared towards learning websites, it was perfect for mine. I created an online portal for my tax clients and I have 5 steps they need to complete in order to get through a tax return. With this program they can click a button to indicate they completed a Step and the icing on the cake is when they click the button, it grays out the info box for that step. Perfect.

Also, customer support is great. I’ve had a few questions and have gotten responses very quickly.

The glue for my online course

I tried using an LMS for my course but it sucked.

So now I use Woocommerce Memberships for payment and content protection, Gravity Forms for quizzes, and Toolset for custom post types.

(The great thing is I already use all of those plugins for other stuff, not just courses)

But something was missing. I wanted my course to feel like a true LMS application, not just a collection of password protected pages.

Thank goodness for WPcomplete. I’m using it to build a course dashboard where users can see their progress.

To my surprise, all I have to do is link to the lessons and WPcomplete will add a check mark next to the links that lead to completed lessons. With a little CSS I was able to also add a strike through on the links to completed lessons.

I had a question about an error and submitted a support ticket. They correctly and quickly diagnosed that it was a problem with my database, not WPcomplete. My host resolved the issue.

FEATURE REQUEST

A Gravity Forms integration would be sweet. I’d love for a student to mark a page as complete if they submit a form with their work or complete a quiz.

Then I can use Gravity Forms to alert my teachers and mentors, or send a congrats email to a student. Even better, I can assign points with the Gravity Forms / myCred plugin. Then students can use myCred points to buy other courses or.mentor sessions, thanks to myCred’s Woocommerce integration.

For me, a WPcomplete integration with Gravity Forms would open up a world of possibilities.

Outstanding Plugin and Support

We just purchased our third license. Our Members frequently praise the functionality, our developers love it and the support is second to none. I’d say you should charge more but we plan to by additional licenses so I won’t… Thanks.

WPComplete plus MemberPress is Sweet

I have been trying to build a WordPress online course for going on two years. I have tried about every paid and open source WordPress LMS solution on the market. Each plugin would give me 90% of what I needed. But there was always something missing. There were some things I wanted to do that none of them did.

I am a seasoned WordPresser so I can do some pretty clever stuff with building menus, menu items, and widgets that conditionally appear and disappear. So, I decided to build my course and place lessons on pages. I use a membership plugin (Memberpress) along with a testing plugin to “roll my own” LMS. Now with WPComplete I have it all covered.

This is not the easiest way to build an LMS but I can do some pretty cool stuff now since Mamberpress offers a powerful rules based permissions system. I can take my course and resell it countless times with many different options. I will launch next week with three tiers based on the same course (same lessons sitting on the same pages). I will offer the core course, the same course with a certificate of completion, and the last tier adds advanced support through a Slack channel. You just can’t do that with a typical LMS.

Thanks guys for a simple, yet “just what I needed” plugin.

Grant.

Fab LMS alternative with amazing support

I’ve used a ridiculous number of plugins and tools to help create online courses inside my membership site. I purchased the Pro version of WP Complete almost a year ago, but it seemed so simple that I thought it wouldn’t do the job. And, I continued looking for other alternative.

I was wrong, and wasted a lot of time 🙁

When I came back to review WPComplete again (about 3 months ago) I realized it was exactly what I needed. The other solutions were overkill for my needs. And, with some help from support (amazingly responsive, by the way) I’ve been able to convert my course content, and finally feel confident that I can move forward, without all of the complexity and added “bulk” that come with a full LMS.

Kudos to the team for creating such a great product & providing amazing support.

Loralee

Easy to customize

My online course wouldn’t be a course without this plugin.

Also, WPcomplete let me customize everything, and even use my own custom buttons. It was easy to match everything to a pre-existing design style.

My students love being able to track their progress.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

2.0

  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Support for multiple buttons within a single post, page or custom post type.
  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Support for custom messages if a button is completed or not completed.
  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Basic admin dashboard widget to show number of students, number of buttons and number of finished users.

1.4

  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Support for multiple courses within a single WordPress site.
  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Basic post page displaying all available students and their current status.
  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Basic user page displaying all available posts a user can complete and their current status.

1.3

  • Added additional progress shortcodes that include a wpc_ prefix.
  • Added a setting to turn off auto append.
  • Disabled auto append for OptimizePress on plugin activation due to conflicts.
  • Started storing a student’s completion date and times.
  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Added live update of completed links when completed.
  • Added a first (probably horrible) attempt at Spanish translations.

1.2

  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Upon page load, all links to pages or posts that are completable, will be tagged with a .wpc-lesson class along with either .wpc-lesson-complete or .wpc-lesson-completed based on the current logged in student’s completion status.
  • PRO FEATURE ONLY: Added advanced custom styles textarea in settings page, allowing for easier styling.

1.1

  • Added support for custom post types. Default is still posts and pages, but the pro version can now select individual custom post types or all post types. Thanks, Scott Winterroth
  • Fixed a bug where the completion button would sometimes display twice if other plugins would render content before WPComplete. Thanks, Philip Morgan
  • Fixed a bug relating to pro version license activation and validity checking.

1.0

  • Initial working version ready for public consumption.