LearnDash 101: The Easy Way to Build an Online Course in WordPress
5:30PM Aug 23, 2022
Good afternoon and welcome everybody to another live AI iThemes Training event. My name is Nathan Ingram. I'm the host here and I iThemes Training and today I'm joined by Carmen Kendrick from the LearnDash team. Carmen is the product manager at LearnDash where she creates go to marketing plans for new features and products. She's worked as a freelance marketing consultant as well before LearnDash helping small business clients improve their website's conversion right that sounds like fun. Welcome to iThemes Training. Carmen, glad you're with us today.
Thank you so much. I'm actually going to stop my share because I have a video attached to this and I think I have to like get a video before I can share. So let me Alright,
well, we'll get that in. We'll give that a try. So welcome, everybody. If you're just joining us, we're getting started here with LearnDash one on one with Carmen Kendrick. We are getting a couple of technical things ironed out now. And if you haven't done so yet, download today's slides using the information in the chat area. You can follow along with that Google Drive link the PDF of all of Carmen slides. We also have the replay there and be up with audio video. All the things you see on your screen the chat log the transcript, about an hour after we wrap up today. And while Carmen is working those things out just a couple of housekeeping notes. Use the question the q&a button to ask questions today, not the chat. So please ask your questions in the q&a area. You'll also see if you keep that window open. You'll see others the questions of others as they're asked. And you can use the thumbs up button to upvote questions that you'd like to have the answers to as well. And we'll take those questions as we wrap up today. In the order of their votes. So how are we doing Carmen?
I was gonna let you know that I can't share sound it's like grayed out and want you to let me check the box
yeah, I was trying to see if I can I try that again, but not sure why it's not letting me so like that box is your sound?
I'm not sure either. Well, maybe we'll just press press on any of the slides. Okay, no problem that work. So again, we're talking about LearnDash. Today, Carmen is with us. She's a product manager with LearnDash and she's here to talk through LearnDash one on one. So tell us what we're going to cover here in the next hour Carmen?
Yeah, so we're going to be covering LearnDash so I know that a lot of people here probably build courses for them sorry build websites for themselves and grow course websites but others sorry courses is like stuck on my mind. So this angle I'm coming from today is about building maybe a course for yourself. Especially if you're a freelancer, I know how it is to be waiting for the next client and sometimes just to have maybe some passive income coming in. So like to get the slides back on this screen. Alrighty, so just the introduction of myself again. My name is Carmen Kendrick and I'm the Product Marketing Manager here at LearnDash. I'm located in Atlanta, Georgia, and some of my hobbies I'm writing from my personal blog, try new recipes and tinkering with WordPress. So today's agenda, I have a few icebreakers just to get us all kind of like comfortable ready for the information, and then a presentation itself and then some q&a at the end. Alright, so the icebreaker. So it looks like we already covered where everyone's joining from, so you don't have to worry about that one. But I do have a another one here. So if you have created a course or you're thinking about creating your course if you could just share an emoji of what your course would be about or what it's about, and I will just try to maybe guess maybe a couple of those. Alright, so Nathan has a rocket ship. Whatever it is, I'm thinking like maybe speeding something up going a little bit faster. So if anyone else wants to drop an emoji before I move on just trying to guess what your course may be about, even if you haven't created it, what would you create a course about? That looks like there is a person graduating. So I'm thinking it's something like with education itself, maybe K through 12, or even college level. And then Ryan has a, I can't think of the name of it. It's not a beaker, or whatever you call that. So I'm thinking something science related. So the people that I did try to guess the emoji up, just put what your course is about. I would love to see if I was kind of right or not. All right, so that is WP project managers Academy. Okay, I was a little off. I was in the education room so close enough, right. Alright, so the first thing we're gonna cover are the essentials of building an online course. So let me move this over a bit. So why create an online course. There's a lot of you know, different reasons why you may want to build an online course. But just a few good reasons is to give you your time back. Like I said, if you're a freelancer, then I know how it is to be working with clients. I mean, working with clients back to back make can be a lot sometimes maybe you need a break. And so of course this could give you your time back. It could also help you build a product ladder. So it just depends on what you're offering as a service. But sometimes you have people that may can't afford your service or maybe they just need to kind of work up to it to kind of just see if the big high ticket that you offer is even enough for them to you know, make an investment by using a course. And then you can also scale your business using courses. It gives you another revenue source in your business. It's a good upsell or down sell. So again, so if you're offering a product or service, you can upsell your course or you can even down sell it and then we also have it it's an asset that you can sell over again. Right so let's look at the different types of courses you can create. So this is all the courses you can create but just a few of the ones that kind of stuck out the most to me. So you have a free introductory course is designed to give your learners a quick overview, which can lead them deeper into working with you. So this can be a little quick mini course that gives value gives a quick win, but it just kind of leaves the people or the people that sign up for the course wanting to even work with you even more. Got skipped around up sorry. Move back. Alright, so the next thing you have is a membership course. It's a membership course this kind of reminds me of that up I want to say is it geeks they changed it or the membership guys the membership guys I think the membership geeks, so they're they're a perfect example of a membership course. So they have a membership. They have a community and then they have forces with inside of that membership. So they are really good if you're looking into creating any type of membership or a membership or a course driven kind of platform for memberships Alright, so there may have been that slide or two times alright someone move along. So let's now before you create your course. Alright, so you want to identify who your learners are and their goals. So in order to make sure that your course is effective, you want to carefully identify who your learners are. What are they trying to achieve some things that they may be struggling with and either challenges and how will your course help them achieve their goal. So all those things are good things to think about before you create your course. You don't want to just jump in there because you actually want to make sure your course is valuable and worth the money, especially if you plan on charging for it.
Right The next one is you want to create a roadmap to the desired desired outcome. So your learners they they may not all be coming from the same starting point. I know sometimes we want to jump directly in it's worse material. But maybe that first maybe section of your course kind of you're just giving them a quick background, a quick overview of what's to come. And then the next thing is that you kind of want to scaffold when it comes to creating building blocks into the next phase leader course. So you may maybe want to start with a simple comp, starting simple title, and then go into something that's a little bit more complex over time as the course goes away. So all this is a part of creating the roadmap for your course. Alright, so now you want to start putting the pieces together now you kind of have a you know who your learner's are or who are the type that will be taking your course. You know the kind of roadmap you're putting together for it but now you want to see how is it coming together? So what is the medium so there's different types of courses out there you have email courses, you have courses inside of LMS which is a learning management system. And then you want to also look at things or your talking points for your course your sections voted upon in previous sections and then how are you turning this back tying everything back to your learners goals? Alright, so what you'll need to create an online course with WordPress Alright, so as many of you may know, you already know you may need WordPress and hosting I'm not going to go through that I'm sure you all kind of understand what that means. And that you also if you want to build it on WordPress, then you're going to need a LMS plugin, which is short for a learning management system. Alright, so I have a video here but I am not sure if that sound is going to play. I'm going to try it anyway. If you can hear it then you can put a one in the chat and I'm gonna try to make this fullscreen
and if anyone can you all hear no audio? Okay, that's what I thought. All righty. Let's see if I can maybe stop the share and get that t working again. So what I was going to be so are you in this quick little video is how you can get started really easily by creating a course with LearnDash. And then with our newest option, which is LearnDash cloud. So let me see if we can get this to start working. Yeah, give me just a moment and try to figure this out for you all. If not, I'll just try to walk through it as best as I can from the video
Alright, so I think my walk my workaround for this is let's see. Yeah, I see the setting but for whatever reason, it's not letting me click on the audio. And so my temporary workaround is just going to kind of watch the video with you all and try to walk you through what's going on in the video which you know, bear with me. So we'll see how this works out.
That may not be great but if you if you can get the video playing out of your speakers, maybe hold your mic up to the speakers.
And I'm actually using like these little Why would he call it my little hit? Oh, yeah, I don't have a direct mic to it. Gotcha. All right. So this case that you're kind of seeing right now it is showing you the different options but LearnDash she says Lauren dash cloud. So LearnDash cloud, let me actually pause this while I'm going through it. Learn that cloud gives you a fully hosted website so you don't have to worry about hosting have to worry about templates. All that is included in LearnDash cloud. It is one of our newest offerings. If you already have a WordPress website, then you may want to just use a plugin version. However, I do know we are creating websites. So you already have maybe an existing website. Sometimes it's better to put your course on a subdomain versus trying to put everything on one website. So learn that file can also be an alternative to that even if you already have an existing WordPress site. So these are some of the different features that are included in LearnDash cloud. So it kind of just makes thing really, really simple for you don't have to really do a lot use kind of split your course content in. So this is a checkout process. So LearnDash file, it's about $29 per month and this is after you purchase LearnDash cloud you're taking over to the account area, and you'll click on Click here to log in when your site is ready to start building your new course it's what LearnDash cloud
so this is kind of working better enough up
Alright, so this is the onboarding wizard for LearnDash cloud. We'll just go through those steps. Right clicking getting started. Alright, so here you have a temporary domain name. So you can change this domain name at any point. We're hoping in the future where you can set your own temporary domain and some of these names that come through are very wacky like having the office. Good thing is that you don't have to keep it and it is a great kind of like a staging, maybe domain before you add your your actual domain to it. You're also going to go ahead and create your username and password for you to log into your LearnDash Cloud website.
Alright, so just go on to the next step here I'm trying to speed it up for you all. Okay, so the next step we have is adding the site name. So generally you would do this inside of the WordPress settings with the onboard with onboarding wizard kind of makes a little bit easier for you for you to kind of put their site name tagline and go ahead and add your logo to to your LearnDash Cloud website.
Alright, so this next page is going to ask about different courses you want to create so the purpose of this is to add any plugins that you may need. So the certificate builder is a free add on. So if you do plan to have any or issued certificates for your courses, you can click certificate and will automatically put or add on that the free certificate to add on. And then you also have multiple courses where you can click just one or multiple here. So it's just asking what kind of courses you want to create. Just also keep in mind whatever you put here, you're not stuck to it. I want you to actually get inside of the website. You can always change this around or add any of the add ons that you didn't request before.
Right so next question here is do you want to charge for your courses, which is probably a yes. And then we'll go into how you want to set payments for your courses. So LearnDash actually has three built in payment gateways, there are stripe, there's PayPal, and then there's razorpay, which is popular in India. You can also do WooCommerce, which integrates with LearnDash and it gives you way more payment gateway options. So there's just a different few different ones you can get started with. And then at the very bottom here, you'll see your currency code. This kind of throws people off the currency code is just like for the United States dollar, you just put USD I think the Canadian dollars like ca b so that's what you put where it says currency code here you have to go to the ISO list just put in that three character code or whatever country you're sending payments in. Alright, so this is kind of like a confirmation page just shows what's going to happen. Um, so it's going to automatically create a registration and the success page and then it's also going to go ahead and create the WooCommerce plugin. Um, you can also select if you want to add course grid or the certificate builder. You only need certificate builder or if you are going to be issuing any certificates for your courses. And then you also have the course grid. So if you have multiple courses, you probably do want to use the course great if you only have one course, then it really doesn't make a lot of sense to use course great. So but those are optional. You can always add those on later. too.
Alrighty, so let's keep pushing along.
Alright, so this next screen takes you into WooCommerce we're just going to skip over this you can always put the information is for WooCommerce and this only comes up if you choose WooCommerce as your payment gateway. Right so now we want to move through some more the setup. So here you have set up your site. We've already completed that and then design your site. This is where we add our templates and choose our fonts and our colors for the website.
All right, so let's go on over to desire site. Right, so I want to point out here. So LearnDash cloud does come with a few different templates to get you started. It comes with some of the Astra course templates and the Kadence theme template. So you all may be familiar with Kadence so all of those templates are included in LearnDash. You do not have to purchase those separately. And this is for LearnDash clashing, make sure I specify that. So you can choose any one of these templates. Or you can you know use your own theme. It's just made for you to get started a little bit easier if you don't have an idea for a theme or template. You want to use. So I'm going to use this template here. We're just seeing what that looks like. It's pretty robust like the way that looks.
And we're gonna select that.
Alright, so now we can choose the different fonts. What I like about this is sometimes choosing fonts as like a non designer can be very be a lot. And so this kind of just gives you some fun ideas that already look great together so you don't have to really think about that part of it. If you do want to use custom fonts, that is definitely up to you. But this just makes it easier if you don't think about design. You could just think about your course. Right so now you can just choose different color palettes. You don't have to use his color palettes either. It's just a great way to that think about the design piece and just use colors that are already work. For now I'm just trying to decide which one I want to use I was having a hard time deciding which font I wanted to use apparently. Alright, so now it just shows, I believe is a preview of what it looks like and then you'll hit save and continue for it to put everything together for you. Alright, so this is just showing you what it looks like live on the website. And that is the first part of just getting started. With LearnDash cloud the next piece of just showing you how to put your courses inside of LearnDash and that part is pretty quick as well. So let me just go to the next slide
and I'm going to make this full screen so everyone can see it. Alright, so now you probably are familiar with the WordPress dashboard. So you will hit the LearnDash LMS over in the sidebar and go over to courses and that's where we will add our our new course. You also have a LearnDash bootcamp so if you're not familiar with LearnDash, you can go to the boot camp which is directly inside of your site now before you start building your courses out. So if you use the LearnDash plugin, it's very similar to learn dash cloud, nothing really changes except for allowing things to kind of done for you. So here we're adding our first course of course you add your course title and any overview content you may want to add to your course. Let's see I think I named this how to build a WordPress website.
Then here you can add your overview content.
Next, we have the builder and this is where you like to see your creating creating the outline of your course. So you add your sections which allow you to organize the lessons within your course
Alright, so these are all of the different lessons and sections I'm putting here so I'm saving this as a draft and then I'm gonna go over to the settings I believe next is to show you the different things you can do on your settings. Alright, so here we have access mode. So access mode is pretty interesting. It's how you want to offer your courses. So open Mo is your course it's free. And anyone can click into your course and take a look at it. It's not protected by registration. Sometimes is a use case. There's a company called scheduler city they use LearnDash for their for their, I guess their training platform for their customers. So it makes sense that their customers don't have to log in to access to training to learn how to use the software, so they just make that easy. So that's a great use case for open courses. You have free course exactly what it sounds like except that your users will need to register for the course. There's one time purchases with by now. So you set a price for your course. You can do recurring access mode, which gives you subscriptions. Subscriptions can be daily, weekly, monthly or annual. I'm not sure who signed up for daily high subscription course but it may make sense maybe it's $1 a day and then you have closed courses. So if you're using any type of membership integration, for example, member press, if someone buys a membership, then they can get automatic access to your course or if you just want to manually enroll your your learner to to a course you can also use closed courses Alright, so a few more here. I want to go too far. Go back step. Sorry about that. I kind of lost my place. I was gonna go through the rest of the settings but if I can't find out as keep moving forward here
almost there sorry about that. Alright, so right here are the other options you have for your settings you have course prerequisites. So this is more I think so in the education space. If we were if you're a freelancer, I can imagine you probably have too many courses that you require someone to take before they take your main course that could be an option, but that's up to you. You also have force points, which is a way to gamify the course experience. So you can require an uncertain number of points before someone can take your course or you can award them points afterwards. And they also have a course access expiration date, which just allows you to set a date that you want the access to the course expires. So maybe after, I don't know 90 days, maybe you want to remove users from the course itself. Right so one of the last things we have here is the different progression mode. So you can have your learners go to their course step by step meaning lessons one through five or they can do freeform um, however they want to move throughout your courses. Right so I think one of the last pieces here is just how to add your content. So when you come back over to the builder and if you hover over this purchase a domain name, you'll see an edit button that shows up over here. And then you can click on Edit to add some content to your courses
Alrighty, so here is the lesson content page. purchase a domain name is the title of this lesson. And then by clicking on the block many you can add different blocks. Most courses are probably going to use some type of video content and if you can embed a YouTube video Vimeo or this alone video, which is not an option, you can just do what custom HTML embed for a loan video. Right then we have a few different settings here. So for each one of your lessons, you can add different materials so if you have maybe a worksheet or a PDF that's specific to this lesson, you can add that here. You also have video progression. So maybe you want your learners to watch the video in full before they move on to the next steps. I hate that sometimes. But you can also enable that if there are any upload so maybe you want to do assignments and have your learners upload those assignments to that lesson. That's a possibility. And then you also have forced lesson timer, which tells me that learners have to stay on that lesson for whatever time so maybe it's 20 minutes. I want my learners to be on this lesson before they can move forward and you can do that with the force lesson timer. Alright, so something else I didn't cover in the well that's the lessons I'm sorry. So you also have drip content. So maybe you don't want your largest app and media access to lessons and quizzes. So you can do drip content. So you can do enrollment based meaning that you can put a number of days so if I sign up for your course today, maybe I don't get access to this lesson until seven days later or you can do a specific date which is probably good for more cohort style courses
all right. So that is that let me see if there's anything else looked here Alright, so I think that is the end of just how to add a course I just wanted this to be very simple. Let me just go back into the slideshow. So now it is time for a q&a.
All right, congratulations, pressing on through that technical challenge. Carmen, that was really a great demo. Walking through that video. I have added the link to the the the LearnDash cloud video in the chat. It's also if you're watching this on the replay, it's linked in the webinar description down below the replay video so you can go check that out if you'd like to. Let me also just back up a step. And let's talk a little bit about LearnDash cloud because learn it's a it's a cloud service right so it's it's a hosted learning management system, right? Yes. And it's actually going I'm sorry. No, it's it's actually using the Kadence theme as the the theme that's behind all the things right?
Yes, there are some assets templates in there but of course we want you use Kadence and say it but yeah, you do you have the option? Yeah, very
good. So why put? So where does the cloud and this is sort of what's one of the questions actually, that it's behind some of the questions that Ben is asking here in the q&a. And so the move to have a hosted course management platform. How does that help folks that are building courses? Yeah, so
I kind of talked about this earlier. So if you're if you already have an existing website, did it it kind of gets tricky when you start putting different plugins together. Learners is pretty stable. I will say that but it still can cause issues for other plugins. So it's kind of recommended to maybe put your course website on a subdomain. And so instead of having to I don't want to say learn SEO is expensive, but if you already have a website, but you may not want to invest in like another hosting plan, buying the plugin and all everything else that goes into it, and then also try to change your site around to make it look how it needs to and so LearnDash cloud kind of opens that door for people that are already using WordPress. It also opens the door for people that may be looking at SAS solutions like Thinkific or teachable and also help them come over to WordPress. I know they were kind of like stagnant with WordPress growing, I think we're kind of stuck on a 43 44%. And so hopefully a move like this is also just encouraging people for most other platforms like hey, you can put it all together but it's also flexible. You're not limited to just using certain plugins. You can still extend it if you want to do any custom development into it. So it's no restrictions on it at all.
Yeah, it's very interesting. And so this, this sort of factors into some of the discussions we've had around I think training over the last couple of years on it pops up in different areas, but whenever you are rebuilding for it, like let's say you have a core site and it's on your main.com business site, and but you also have something like LearnDash and you want to rebuild your existing site. Well, now you got a little bit of a problem because, you know, let's say you fork that site to start rebuilding. Well, your users are still here on the live site, interacting with your course and completing courses and doing quizzes. And if you push that development site back to live, your users have lost all that progress, right. And so having a cloud solution like this is really smart. I think I've been recommending for a long time, that if you have like a course site to make that a subdomain, or in this case, like a hosted solution, so that you can rebuild your main site without any kind of problems.
Yep, that makes a lot of sense. I don't even think about that use case when you redesign a website because that can be a nightmare. So
if there is not a great solution for a transactional site, like a course site, and you know, rebuilding it in the factory and all those things, so, lots of great questions here. If you have a question you'd like to ask pop up in the q&a icon there in zoom, I take a look at the questions that have already been asked push the thumbs up icon if you'd like to see an answer to that and I will start taking some questions now. So Manu has the first question. You showed a couple of different payment provider options in specifically that was the LearnDash cloud money we'd like to specifically know about Pay Pal or he says direct transfer to a bank which I think is like ACH.
Yeah, so paid out is one of the built in payment gateways with LearnDash. If you wanted to do Ach, I would recommend using the WooCommerce integration. We have a free add on for WooCommerce WooCommerce just allows you to do so many different things. I think I may have talked about getting my webinars mixed up because I just came off the one. But for example, if you're familiar with like the paying for like the current as an after pays. So WooCommerce would allow you to do something like that, especially if you have a high ticket course. And I definitely recommend high ticket courses for everyone. You can definitely do it but it just makes a way for your learners to be able to afford your courses a little bit easier. But WooCommerce does allow you to extend the different types of payment gateways you offer and even do ACH.
Yeah, exactly. And just to just circle back around to that, you know, so the the LearnDash e commerce system is fairly simple. It's just going to check you out with a course and there's a few few payment gateways that are available. Basically the popular ones that we probably look at anyway. But yeah, by adding WooCommerce you can do things like Melanie just mentioned affirm which is another payment type, you know make payments towards it, where you as the as the course site owner get paid immediately and then they you know, they can pay back in portion to this other company like a firm or those that you'd like Klarna those that you mentioned. Yeah, so having that WooCommerce integration super helpful. Ben is asking, Who is LearnDash targeting with the LearnDash cloud subscription service?
Yeah, so we're targeting when we first thought about this, that was our hardest question because people that already have WordPress sites like hey, why would I want to do this? So I think a big bigger part is trying to get more of the guess not so WordPress community we're trying to get out of the WordPress community and start maybe converting people from these other platforms to come over and then another issue we always seen is that people because LearnDash was never like really marketed as just a WordPress plugin. So you will have people that will buy LearnDash and had no idea that they needed WordPress to make it work. And so that kind of eliminates that problem that you will come across some time especially by us not saying hey, this is exclusively a WordPress product because sometimes people think of WordPress as not being secure, which you know, that is not the case at all. But it just gives people different options and they don't have to kind of worry about that extra, you know, maintenance piece that comes along with WordPress.
Yeah, sure. And it's interesting. So this, it's actual LearnDash. It's not some scaled back version of LearnDash. That's in the cloud. So for example, you could build your course out there and if later you decide to self host it, you can just export that content. Is that right?
Yes. That's a really great point you bring up right after we launch learned as Powell we dropped the import export feature which a lot of people have been asking for for a very long time. And so that is possible even with us. We have a demo site. So if you ever want to try LearnDash before you purchase it, you can go over to demo.learndash.com but the demo site is available to you for seven days. You're likely to net WordPress sandbox and you may three actually building your course. So what happens with import export you can export your progress and when you buy LearnDash file or the plugin just imported just keep going from where you left off it so a lot of possibilities Import Export.
Yeah, it really is and so been another follow up question from Ben here. Does LearnDash cloud integrate with all the current integrations of the LearnDash plugin?
Yes, it does. So it's not lacking like it's literally just, we just stuck hosting and LearnDash plugin together. And just like that, so nothing's lacking. You get all the same features.
Yeah, so we attack it's just it's a WordPress install. It's got the Kadence theme. It's got the LearnDash plugin. It's just like you could spin up on your own, but LearnDash takes care of all of the security and plugin updates and all that stuff, right? Yep, that's great. Yeah, very cool. Let's see. Is the class is LearnDash cloud going to replace the plug in in the future?
No, it's not. No, it's not. It's just right now we're just testing out to see how it goes. Where there's no, no plans to get rid of the plug in for cloud at all.
Very good. Folks. We're done. In the last couple of questions. You got questions you'd like to ask drop him in that q&a window. Anything about LearnDash at all, you've got the expert here. So if you have a question, comment to get over to Carmen use the q&a feature. Mono would like to know if there is a trial of some sort. And you just mentioned that demo site, maybe talk about that once again.
Yeah, so there's kind of two ways to kind of go about it. So we don't have a like a 30 day free trial. We do have a 15 day trial period. So I don't want to call it a trial. But if you buy LearnDash you have a 15 day money back guarantee. So at any point within those 15 days, you don't like learn that you can always say hey, I don't like it and you get a full refund. But we do also have the demo site. So if you go to demo.learndash.com, then you can spin up a demo site. It's available to you for seven days, and you can spin up as many demo sites as you want. And then with the Import Export, you can easily export a demo site and import it into your next seven day demo site. Now we don't want you to do your whole course on a PC. I mean, you really can't. But it is a great way to test it out before you actually before you go through in my software, but even after you saw those 15 days for you to try it out.
Yeah, very good. And that link is just in the chat now. demo.learndash.com And you've probably experienced one of these sites where you can spin up a demo of WordPress and and take a look. And that's exactly what that link does it demo.learndash.com I'm looking at it and it lets you see LearnDash from a learner's perspective. I guess there's an existing course there where you can interact with that and see what it feels like as a user and then also from the administrator side. Yep. Let's see Joe would like to know if there if can you add other plugins to learn dash cloud like for example, fluid CRM or other various LearnDash add on plugins?
Yes, so you it's not limited. You can add whatever plugins you want to it. So it's totally up to you. You can still do custom development, whatever you like. It's still available in our dash cloud.
Very good. Let's see. Manu is asking if there are any tutorials on YouTube for all of these things.
Alright, yeah. So we're actually going through the process of updating our YouTube because we have a lot of tutorials from 2017. And we've done so much with the product since then. So there are a lot a lot of ones on our YouTube channel and just about every week, we're dropping new tutorials on LearnDash. We also have our LearnDash live webinars. So they're pretty much a just a walk through a little bit more in detail than what I did just now. And you can also just see how LearnDash works there too.
Yeah, very good. And the link to the YouTube channel for LearnDash is there in the chat room. If you'd like to follow this out. There's really a lot of videos there to take a look at. Let's see Andrew would like to know is do you have a list somewhere of WordPress plugins that might migrate into let's see, Andrew. Now I'm confused about the question. Let's see a list of other WordPress LMS plugins that might migrate into LearnDash. So can you migrate for example from lifter LMS into LearnDash?
Well, that's something that we're considering in the future. The biggest issue with that is if lifter LMS if they will have I can export my course content feature. Excuse me, so that's the biggest thing. Excuse me so much. Um, so we also looked at SAS plugins too, but the thing was asked like they will have to be able to explore your course content. That's something that we want to integrate. But it does depend on other platforms if they allow you to export your content.
Yeah. And so just on a lot of these things, most course plugins if they're coded the WordPress way I like lifter for example, they're using custom post type. So you could use something like post type switcher, Andrew and just flip them into a LearnDash course. You'd have to go in and deal with some of the settings but that way you wouldn't have to recreate all the course lessons, that part would go pretty quickly. It's really setting up more of the course settings themselves. That would take a little extra work. That makes sense, Andrew, hopefully, if not just ask a follow up question. Great question. Stacy would like to know if LearnDash just LearnDash cloud could take care of the backups, WordPress updates, et cetera. She said I'm thinking that might be a draw for those who aren't already heavily invested in self hosted WordPress.
Yes, so we do handle the backups and the updates for your own for your WordPress site.
Yeah, so all of that is taken care of. Do you know where the hosting is? set up for that Carmen is probably some liquid liquid web product I would imagine. Yeah, it's liquid. Yep. Yeah. So it's, this is a really great example. So for those of you that are part of our iThemes Training audience, we're recognize most of the names the attendee list. You know, we've been saying for a long time how you're going to start seeing brands coming together under the stellar branding. And this is a great example of that, where the Kadence theme and the LearnDash plugin and some liquid web hosting come together to create this great new product of a LearnDash cloud. And it's, you know, all the pieces of this are really good. So I'm excited about it.
Yeah, it was also a good move. Justin, who's the founder, Justin ferrymen, founder of LearnDash. That's something that he wanted to do for a very long time, but it's being able to have an infrastructure because it's a lot of great minds, to put LearnDash cloud together. And so yeah, for sure.
All right, folks, any last follow up questions for Carmen as we're starting to wrap things up, Carmen is, as we're starting to end. Any any final thoughts for folks?
Oh, let's see other things. Webinars. If you want to see more of a more detailed walkthrough of how the LearnDash how it works and different parts of it, that I want to invite you. I think it's on the PDF handout. Nathan, did you put that in there just add to that,
I'm going to paste once again the link to the slides and the replay and if you're watching this on the replay, there's a download handout button. Below the video where you can download the slides.
Okay, awesome. So that's where you can find the link to join our next LearnDash live walkthrough. Um, that happens every Tuesday at the same time. I leave that with one or our Greg in from support because sometimes I don't always know the answers but our support people, they're awesome. And so they always have answers to help you all out.
Okay, so that actually that's interesting. So the LearnDash live is almost like an open Ask Me Anything kind of situation. Is that right? Yeah, pretty much. All right. So for those of you that are training members, it's like office hours that we do every Thursday, but for the LearnDash team, so if you're already a LearnDash user, and you didn't know about that, you just got a gold nugget, as you can show up and ask questions directly to the tech team. That's pretty cool, Carmen.
Yeah, it is. It is and we're hoping to expand it even more. Maybe even do like live go together sessions, but just some ideas for the future.
Okay, that's to say it again. So that was not paying attention. So we love that here. Give us the details again about that session. Yeah, so it
happens every Tuesday. It's at 115 Eastern time we do recordings of it. So if you sign up and you can't make it and you can get that recording within 24 hours, and we just cover a lot of the features on how to build courses and learn to actually you can also ask questions throughout is usually myself and a support person there and so the questions that I can't answer they definitely can because they deal with it on a day to day basis.
Very good. And Carmen, I now see the PDF you're talking about here. So this is a different this is not in the slide PDF, folks. So what I'm going to do, just as soon as we wrap up here, I'm going to add this link to the slides. So we'll have that done. And let's see next learn dash live. Here's the link that Carmen is referencing it is now in the chat
and dash. Yeah, there's quite a few different links on there. So
yeah, so there's there's a link doc that we don't currently have available for you, but I'm gonna get that to you. I'll have the slides updated with this last page of the PDF after we wrap up here. So give me five minutes folks and retry the chat link. And you'll be able to download the set of slides that includes the PDF and I just dropped in to the chat. So yeah, once again, join them for that one. And that's a great thing. Today's slides are there in the chat. And the replay will be up in about an hour after we wrap up today. You'll be able to rewatch and go through anything you'd like. So Carmen, thanks very much for being with us. Great questions today from everybody out. Yeah, absolutely. So that's gonna wrap it up for us today on I iThemes Training. We're back tomorrow at one o'clock with Amanda Gorman from the gift WP team talking about preparing your nonprofit website for the giving season. So lots of good stuff there. If you serve nonprofits, you will not want to miss that. So we're done for today. But see you back here tomorrow and I iThemes Training, where we go further together.