BuddyPress for LearnDash

Description

Want your learners to interact with each other? BuddyPress for LearnDash turns your course driven website into a social education platform, creating a seamless bridge between BuddyPress and LearnDash.

Groupes BuddyPress

Easily tie any LearnDash Course to a BuddyPress Group.

  • Course participants automatically get added as members to the group
  • Group becomes private to course participants and invited members
  • Course Lessons become visible at the group
  • Course activity gets streamed into the group feed (optional)
  • Forum gets added to the group (if bbPress is enabled)
  • Course featured image becomes group avatar (if no group avatar has been set)

BuddyPress Activity

Activity is one of the core features of BuddyPress, allowing users to interact with each other in real-time. When a course is tied to a group, course actions are optionally added to the group’s activity stream. Group admins can determine which actions to allow in their group, including:

  • User starts a course
  • User completes a course
  • User creates a lesson
  • User completes a lesson
  • User passes a quiz
  • User comments on single lesson page

Membres BuddyPress

  • Your members can view their Active and Completed courses in their profiles.
  • Leaders and Students get added as filterable tabs in your Members directory.
  • All LearnDash user links redirect to member profiles (instead of author pages).

Forums bbPress

If bbPress is enabled, a forum will be tied to every “course group” automatically, using the same name as the course for the forum title. Group members can then discuss the course in one central location.

Extend LearnDash with ‘Social Learner’

BuddyPress for LearnDash is built by the experienced developers at BuddyBoss who also offer a premium social learning solution called Social Learner.

Captures d’écran

  • Course Group - Associate LearnDash courses with BuddyPress groups.
  • Course Group Settings - Add a course to a BuddyPress group and configure its activity actions.

Installation

Before Installing

  1. Make sure you have LearnDash installed and activated.
  2. Make sure you have BuddyPress installed and activated.

Depuis votre tableau de bord WordPress

  1. Allez à ‘Extensions > Ajouter nouvelles’
  2. Search for ‘BuddyPress for LearnDash’
  3. Activate BuddyPress for LearnDash from your Plugins page.

Sur WordPress.org

  1. Download BuddyPress for LearnDash.
  2. Upload the ‘buddypress-learndash’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, etc…)
  3. Activate BuddyPress for LearnDash from your Plugins page.

Configuration

  1. Enable ‘User Groups’ at ‘Settings > BuddyPress > Components’
  2. Enable Forums for Groups by downloading bbPress.
  3. Visit ‘Settings > BP for LearnDash’ and select your desired options.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Before Installing

  1. Make sure you have LearnDash installed and activated.
  2. Make sure you have BuddyPress installed and activated.

Depuis votre tableau de bord WordPress

  1. Allez à ‘Extensions > Ajouter nouvelles’
  2. Search for ‘BuddyPress for LearnDash’
  3. Activate BuddyPress for LearnDash from your Plugins page.

Sur WordPress.org

  1. Download BuddyPress for LearnDash.
  2. Upload the ‘buddypress-learndash’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, etc…)
  3. Activate BuddyPress for LearnDash from your Plugins page.

Configuration

  1. Enable ‘User Groups’ at ‘Settings > BuddyPress > Components’
  2. Enable Forums for Groups by downloading bbPress.
  3. Visit ‘Settings > BP for LearnDash’ and select your desired options.
Does it come with the LearnDash plugin?

No, it does not. You will need to purchase LearnDash separately.

Where can I find documentation and tutorials?

For help setting up and configuring any BuddyBoss plugin please refer to our tutorials.

Does this plugin require BuddyPress?

Yes, it requires BuddyPress to work.

Will it work with my theme?

Yes, BuddyPress for LearnDash should work with any theme, and will adopt your BuddyPress styling along with CSS from the LearnDash plugin. It may require some styling to make it match perfectly, depending on your theme.

Does it come with a language translation file?

Yes. Want to translate BuddyPress for LearnDash into your own language? We’ll be happy to add your translation into the plugin 🙂

Where can I request customizations?

For BuddyPress customizations, submit your request at BuddyBoss.

Avis

What a crap

The plugin does not make any useful and it brokes the theme. The one-star grading is based on other experiences what are based on dealing with the BuddyBoss -services.

We purchased BuddyBoss products with high expectations. The intention was to use their products in our internal training and education. We saw their demos and hands-on Youtube videos where the installation procedure is automatic and works like a clock.

First problems were in the installation process. It did not completely and despite of given promises, the installation had to finish by our selves. Well, it was ok for then – things happen, that was our impression. The next problems were browser related problems – there were really poor support between different browsers, like Chrome, Firefox and Edge.

Then there were continuous problems with functionalities. Some features just stopped working without any reason. We didn’t receive any reasonable answers for this problems. At first they wanted the admin account to the site, and then the request was admin password to entire server where we run the site.

In this point we got enough for this product and service, especially when we inspected theme check. The theme what BuddyBoss was selling was technically crap according to theme check test. We tested default theme what BuddyBoss is selling their website and the theme was already broken from the beginning. There were nothing else installed than themecheck and BuddyBoss products on WordPress.

We lost huge amount of time and money doing business with BuddyBoss.

One thing we learned:

If a software product or service is not available on common market places and the product is available on vendor’s site, do not buy it. Buy products only from common market places. This kind of crap what BuddyBoss sells, can not be available on market places like Envato for example.

Nice idea, but buddyboss support not good

I’ve had this plugin for around a year. It works well for the intended purpose of forming a « glue » between Learndash and Buddypress. It does have some limitations:
– It « takes over » any BuddyPress group once you’ve associated it with a Learndash Course, no longer allowing the BP group to be customized (e.g. privacy settings, cover photo, etc)
– It forces you to have one and only one « admin » for the BP Group, which is automatically set to the course instructor. If you try to set permissions for someone else to also have privileges, it just resets them to a standard user. This makes the ability to have multiple people running/moderating a group almost impossible.
– It just isn’t very flexible, as the above examples illustrate.

For those reasons I’d give it 3.5 stars. But the real reason for the two stars is support.

I’ve had many times going round and round with Buddyboss support when things didn’t work right. Last year, there was a period of time where my entire web server would get frozen up by the plugin whenever an administrative change was made to the course/site. It took over 45 days of going back and forth with Buddyboss support to convince them it was a BUG. They finally fixed it, after LOTS of wasted time on my team’s part.

Worse still, I recently purchased another plugin of theirs. It is not working as advertised (it is supposed to send email through Sendgrid, and it won’t even connect). After going back and forth with the support rep, this is the message I got today:

« We are not able to debug without having sendgrid access, it will suggest to check with sendgrid support once. »

This is AFTER I gave them full admin access to my site to figure out what’s going wrong. Now they’re pointing the blame at Sendgrid, and asking me to get Sendgrid to debug their plugin for them. *ironic voice* Sendgrid support will I’m sure be receptive to me asking for support on a plugin they didn’t develop. *ironic voice off*

Maybe they’ll eventually figure out why their plugin isn’t working, or maybe I’ll have to get a refund – but either way, it’s a big waste of time going back and forth with a developer who doesn’t quite have their act together, and wants the customer (and other vendors) to figure out THEIR bugs.

So they’re down to two stars for wasting so much of mine and my team’s time.

Not as shown in screnshots and description

The settings page only shows three options unlike the screenshots displayed in plugin description.

They should have mentioned it correctly.

Buddypress Learndash
General Settings
Visibility Display Profile > Course content publicly
User Roles Convert subscribers to user role Student
Convert group leaders to user role Group Leader

Love the concept with some caveats

I love that this plugin exists. Thanks Buddyboss for making it.

But the main downside for me is that it automatically turns any group you associate a course with to private, with no options to change it back to public, which severely this plugins usability for me.

Also had some technical issues with it (seems to be a recurring theme for Buddyboss & me).

Gorgeous

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1.2.3

  • Fix – Edit Course page throws error if « Course Access List » field is empty in the meta box.

1.2.2

  • Tweak – Student access list update logic tweak
  • Fix – Single activity page is blank for some group activities
  • Fix – Course settings inside group should not be accessible for the student
  • Fix – removed group activation check
  • Fix – Unclosed div tag in templates/courses.php
  • Enhancement – bp_learndash_user_courses filter added
  • Enhancement – Add or remove member from the buddypress group on a course access update
  • Fix – LD group enrolment fix
  • Fix – group activity user_id fix
  • Fix – User removal from group when removed from course
  • Enhancement – bp_learndash_user_courses_atts filter added
  • Fix – Fatal error whilst adding new course

1.2.1

  • Fix – LearnDash v2.3 compatibility
  • Fix – Multisite fixes
  • Fix – Whole network crashes when activating BP LearnDash on main site
  • Fix – Students are not getting added into the course buddypress group while doing course mass enrolment
  • Fix – Members removal from a related BuddyPress Course Group happens after a course is updated or changed
  • Fix – Hidden groups are not displaying in group meta box on course edit page
  • Fix – Statistic column added under Profile > My Courses

1.2.0

  • Fix – Hidden groups are not displaying in group meta box on course edit page
  • Fix – Students are not added into the course-group while doing course mass enrolment
  • Fix – Can not upgrade user’s group role to Administrator
  • Fix – Member removal from a related course-group happens after a course is updated or changed
  • Fix – Multisite’s issues
  • Fix – PHP7 compatibility
  • Fix – PHP errors

1.1.0

  • Fix – Infinite loop on saving course with attached course
  • Fix – Problem with WordPress 4.4.2/4.5 – admin panel
  • Fix – Gateway timeout problem

1.0.7

  • Fix – Group/forum registration not working while manually adding student to course
  • Fix – Moved button under quizzes, instead of under lessons
  • Fix – LearnDash custom labels compatibility
  • Fix – Check if BuddyPress is installed and activated
  • Fix – Check if LearnDash is installed and activated
  • Fix – Course group experiences
  • Fix – PHP warning

1.0.6

  • Fix – Duplicate forum getting created when updating course
  • Fix – Group/forum registration not working with group enrollment
  • Fix – BP Reorder Tabs compatibility

1.0.5

  • Fix – Create forum only if checked
  • Fix – Add group activity if comment posted on topics
  • Fix – Hide lessons and topics from users if they don’t have access to the parent course
  • Fix – Correctly turn off course group activities according to settings
  • Fix – When on Course Group Forum, the Course page should go back to the course, but not the group
  • Fix – Changed no course found message string
  • Fix – Made the courses tab in a group always point to single course page

1.0.4

  • Added missing translation strings

1.0.3

  • Fixed content missing in single course if no group is attached
  • Removed course discussion button for non-students

1.0.2

  • Topics and Lessons now link back to Course group
  • Added filter for Course page title
  • Added Course expand/collapse links

1.0.1

  • Updated readme

1.0.0

  • Initial public release