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  • Resolved mjyampa


    The following line in a ‘course outline’ module displays a page with a ‘get started’ button and progress bar:

    [lifter_lms_course_outline collapse=”true” toggle=”true”]

    The problem is, once clicked, it displays eight separate copies of the course content instead of one. I can’t figure out how to fix this, any help appreciated..!


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  • Plugin Support Natalie


    Hi @mjyampa,

    I’m sorry you’re having this issue!

    Just make sure this isn’t a typo problem are you following the shortcode outlined here: with [lifterlms_course_outline] not [lifter_lms_course_outline]?

    If the forum just messed up the coding here then it definitely sounds like something is going wrong, but without more information it’s hard to point to exactly what that is. Could you please provide us with a copy of your system report via pastebin or a similar service?

    Could you also provide us with the direct link to the page where you’re encountering the issue?

    If you would like to provide screenshots as well, that would be helpful! Just keep in mind the forums don’t let you directly upload screenshots, they have to be sent through a link with a service like dropbox or google drive.

    The more information we have the better we can help resolve this issue for you!

    Thanks and take care,

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by  Natalie.

    Thanks Natalie for your help… here are some details:

    This is inherited code for me… the short code is missing the “course_id = ‘123’” shown in the outline you sent, so there must be some other way it links to the right material.

    the link to the ‘course outline’ page is on an Intranet:

    here is an image of that page:


    and here is an image after clicking “get started” which shows the content repeat three times, but scrolling down it actually repeats 8 times


    the Intranet URL to that second page is:

    Plugin Author Thomas Patrick Levy



    Both those images appear to be the same images. As I’m sure you’re aware we can’t access the intranet so thank you for posting links but that isn’t really helping us here!

    Could you please post your system report to pastebin or a like service like @nrherron requested in her last post?


    Here is the second image:

    And the report which I captured and forgot to send…



    Home Url:

    Site Url:

    Login Url:

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    Page For Posts: Not Set

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    Permalink Structure: /blog/%postname%/

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    Version: 3.28.0

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    Course Catalog:(#7250) []

    Membership Catalog: Membership (#7605) []

    Student Dashboard: Dashboard (#7618) []

    Checkout Page: Not Set

    Course Catalog Per Page: 6

    Course Catalog Sorting: date,DESC

    Membership Catalog Per Page: 9

    Membership Catalog Sorting: menu_order,ASC

    Site Membership: Not Set

    Courses Endpoint: my-courses

    Edit Endpoint:

    Lost Password Endpoint:

    Vouchers Endpoint:

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    Checkout Address: hidden

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    Registration Names: hidden

    Registration Address: hidden

    Registration Phone: hidden

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    Account Names: hidden

    Account Address: hidden

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    Confirmation Endpoint: confirm-payment

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    Currency: USD

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    Thousand Separator: ,

    Decimal Separator: .

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    Email From Name: EGVRL

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    Cert Bg Height: 616

    Cert Legacy Compat: no



    Manual: Disabled

    Manual Logging:

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    Php Suhosin: No

    Php Time Limt: 300

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    Software: Microsoft-IIS/7.5

    Wp Memory Limit: 64M



    HTTP USER AGENT: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.103 Safari/537.36



    Name: Divi Child Lifter – EGVRL

    Version: 1.0.0



    Template: divi

    Child Theme: Yes

    Llms Support: No



    Add From Server: 3.3.3

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    BbPress: No

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    Template Overrides


    Plugin Author Thomas Patrick Levy



    Could you please attach a screenshot of the duplicate copies of the course content?

    I’m really sorry but I’m just not seeing any things in your report that could cause this and I have no idea why there’s be duplicate copies of course content.

    Are you certain you haven’t accidentally duplicated some blocks on your course or something?

    If you could please show me exactly what you’re seeing that would really really help!


    Thanks Thomas… Graphical Programming tools are tricky to communicate… Will try to be more clear. The contend itself is a graphical card game in the java framework vue.js.

    First the entry point for a Student, they click on ‘get started’

    This leads to the following screen, where you can see the content is repeated three times.

    Switching to admin view, Course object: does not look like module is repeated

    Within Course object, Course Outline Module:

    Here is the Lifter LMS code.
    Notice it does not refer to the content location
    I can’t find where the content is referenced, but wherever that is must be where the duplication is coded…

    Plugin Author Thomas Patrick Levy



    Is the second screenshot a screenshot of your first lesson in the course?

    If so could you check theres no duplicate information on the LESSON post that could be causing the duplicates.


    Thanks Thomas:

    I’m not clear on the terminology, but the top rectangular image in the second screenshot is a vue.js application that is the entirety of the course, the lower two rectangles are unwanted repeats.

    There is an object in the list of Post with the same name as the course:

    A visual preview of this post shows no repetition, and I didn’t see any evidence of duplication. (It does not mention ‘lesson’ at all.) Where is this post referenced in the Course..? or is it just linked by name? Just want to make sure this is the right post.


    Here is the code within the post “fullwidth module code content” that calls the content..:

    <iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe>

    Plugin Author Thomas Patrick Levy



    This is a screenshot of a blog post… blog posts don’t output any LifterLMS information below them like that so I really am struggling to figure out what’s causing these duplicates… Are you certain this is the backend of what you’re seeing with the duplicates?

    Do you have any widgets in sidebars that could be causing this to happen?

    Do you have any custom code in your theme that could be accidentally causing duplicate content to show?


    I see what is going on. This is a ‘multisite’ installation. Each subsite replicates the training content, allowing for some customization, for eight vendor agencies that provide personnel that we train.

    So the source behind the ‘lesson’ url (which LMS must create, i suppose?):

    has a dedicated link for each vendor subsite. I’ll have to test, but maybe students for each subsite only see the copy associated with their vendor subsite.

    source snippet:

    <p><iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe><iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe><iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe><iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe><iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe><iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe><iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe><iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”1000″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe></p>


    Plugin Author Thomas Patrick Levy



    I truly have no idea what this means.

    LifterLMS provides you with the ability to create lessons. Yes.

    I really don’t know why there would be so much duplicate content. Have you created a lot of custom code to make all this subsite vendor stuff work? Are you certain that this is all working properly and isn’t accidentally creating duplicates?

    I know this is confusing and frustrating but at the end of the day we have nearly 10k users and I have one report of duplicated content being duplicated so many times so I really don’t think there’s a bug here… I think there’s something else going on but I just can’t figure it out from screenshots and the code snippets you keep providing.

    I really have no idea what else to try to do here… Can you please quadruple check all your custom functionality and content and ensure that’s not causing the duplicates?

    Thanks Thomas:

    These are customization done by people who have since left. You know how it goes.

    Let’s close this one for now and I’ll post again once I can get together a more specific question…


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