Support » Plugin: CoursePress Learning Management System » Change COURSE page content

  • Resolved makre


    Hi there. First of all, awesome plugin. Really love it, plus absolutelly beautiful built – in theme which I am using right now.

    Secondly, I have a simple question: is there any way to edit COURSE page manually? I mean in WordPress dashboard there is a PAGES page, where I can found all my pages. But I was unable to find COURSE page, where I could edit it’s content. Is this possible or not? Thank you .

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  • Plugin Author Timothy Bowers


    WPMU DEV Support Staff & WCEU Contributor Day 2016

    Hey Makre,

    Thanks for the kind comments! 🙂

    For your question, are we talking about the /courses/ slug?

    This is where it lists the courses and if so which part exactly would you like to edit?

    Take care.

    Hi Timothy, and thank you for such a quick response.

    Basically, I am searching for a way to make a website similar to functionality, where the users have an option to pay for course via monthly subscription or yearly, and only then they have access to certain courses.

    I have installed Membership plugin and Coursepress plugin (both from WPMUDEV). They are free, because I want to test them out before purchasing.

    But at the moment I am a bit confused, because I don’t know how to do this in my case. In the course listing section I only see that I can set the price as fixed or for free. But I want to make it monthly (or yearly). So I want to merge those two plugins to make website like TutsPlus.

    I see that Coursepress is fairly new plugin so maybe it doesn’t have this type of functionality.

    Thank you.

    EDIT: And yes. I searched for a way to edit course page (maybe to add shortcodes in it). But probably I should abandon it, because probably it won’t make any difference.

    Plugin Support Dimitris – WPMU DEV Support


    Hey Makre,

    Hope you’re doing well today and thanks for getting back to us!

    To do this, you will be using Membership payment system instead of CoursePress.

    So you will make the courses free but then protect the course URL’s with Membership’s group url rules 🙂

    Then when a user signs up, the courses will be protected until they purchase the subscription via membership and gain access to those urls.

    An example of a group URL might be this, to protect all URLs after a specific course:*)

    Group URL’s use regular expressions, so you there are a lot of possibilities for protection; however, that is a common one to use.

    Hope that makes sense! Let us know if you still need any clarification here 🙂


    Hi Tyler,

    Thank you for such an awesome explanation. WPMUDEV support team is really amazing!

    I’ve done everything like you said: in the Membership plugin I created two access levels (PRO and Visitors), and for both of them I applied all the rules to allow / restrict the content.

    Also, I created two URL Groups (one for PRO users, and one for Visitors) and applied them to Access Levels.

    Almost everything is working like I want to, but one problem still remains. I’m trying to access the course content as a visitor (who haven’t paid for the subscription yet, but is registered) by pressing CONTINUE LEARNING button. But whenI press this button, I got redirected to the /courses page. It would be amazing to do that then the visitor presses CONTINUE LERNING button in the actual course, it could redirected the person to the subscriptions page (or some custom page where I would create pricing tables or something like that to offer best plan for the user). Because now it doesn’t allow the user to do anything with the course.

    I probably messed up something with Access Levels.

    This is how it looks like in the PRO Level:

    This is how it looks like in the Visitors Level:

    Thank you very much.


    Plugin Support Dimitris – WPMU DEV Support


    Hey Makre,

    Hope you’re doing well today and thanks for getting back to me!

    It should be redirecting you to the “protected content” page which you could edit however you wanted.

    Where is it taking the Pro level members? Are they able to access it without any issues?

    Do you mind posting the URL group rules you have? That will give me a better idea of what is protected and what isn’t 🙂

    A link to your site to test it out first hand would be really helpful too, if that’s possible.

    Look forward to hearing back!


    Hi Tyler, and thank you for futher support :).

    Yes, I finally did the right redirection. That was my stupid head. I set “Protected Content Page” to my courses page, while I have to set it up to my “Pricing” page.

    I change my structure a bit and now I have two subscription plans: Monthly and yearly (with a regular Visitors plan). I am trying to view the site from all of these and I don’t really know if it’s working or not (merging CoursePress with Membership).
    If I go with a Visitors subscription plan, I don’t have an access to the course material BUT I can enroll to the course.
    If I go with a Monthly / Yearly subscription plan, I can enroll to the page and see course materials and actually learn.
    Can I trust this features of “View Site as ….” ?

    All in all, it seems like in my other question isn’t applicable to this thread. But basically, I have a hard time with setting up my pricing tables with membership buttons. They’re really messed up. This is my website with a dummy content –
    If the user goes with a Monthly subscription, it opens up Yearly subscription price and titles and everything.
    Basically, what I did is this – and add those two subscription plans links to the pricing tables button field.

    Monthly Subscription –
    Yearly Subscription –

    Either way, thank you very much for support all this time. Really appreciate it. Without you guys, I wouldn’t have done anything right. Highest quality support.

    Hi there @makre,

    Stepping in alongside Tyler here, your site looks great so far! Glad you got the bulk of that sorted, and we’d love to assist further. Since this is more Membership related, could you please post on the Membership forums?

    That’ll help us keep the topics organized and provide the best possible support. 🙂


    Hi David, and thank you for kind words. It’s actually WPMUDEV Coursepress theme, so I didn’t really changed anything besides logo and navigation bar :).

    And yes, most definitely. I will post it to other forum. You can mark this thread as resolved. Great support.

    Plugin Support Predrag Dubajic WPMU DEV Support


    Hi @makre,

    Let’s resolve your membership related issue on your following thread created for it.

    Have a great day!


    Is there any way to edit COURSE page manually? I mean in WordPress dashboard there is a PAGES page, where I can found all my pages. But I was unable to find COURSE page, where I could edit it’s content. Is this possible or not? I am not using the membership plugin, just want to find either how to edit that page or create a duplicate it

    There is still no way to edit a Course once you have created it ?!
    #freeversion for Testing FYI

    I mean the COURSE page that is automatically created along with Dashboard

    Plugin Support James – WPMU DEV Support


    Hey Spiderwebb,

    Hope you’re doing well today and thanks for your question. The /courses page is a virtual page; however, you could use the shortcodes on a physical WordPress page to show the list of courses and just link to that page instead. Then you will have full control over it 🙂

    As for editing a Course you should be able to do that from the Course listing then click “Edit”.

    Hope this helps! Let us know if you still have any further questions!

    All the best,

    Hi Tyler

    The reason I asked about the COURSE page was to get the code as the 99% of the shortcodes do not work. The only one’s I can get to display anything on my site are [course_start] & [course_list] without attributes.
    I fully understand how to edit a course and do most things on wordpress including editing the php code, but this shortcode problem has me baffled.



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