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Overview

The LearnDash Group Registration module is part of the Pro Suite of modules for the Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit. It’s used to allow users to register themselves directly into a LearnDash Group and to switch groups from the front end. Using this module, site owners can create unique registration pages for client organizations where staff/members/users can create accounts and be immediately and automatically added to LearnDash groups.

This is a complex module and we recommend starting by watching the YouTube video above in its entirety.

By turning on the module, each LearnDash Group is given a unique registration URL (visible only to administrators). This URL can then be shared, and by visiting that unique page, users are added directly to the associated group. To change groups or add users to additional groups, users can simply visit the registration URL of another LearnDash Group by visiting their registration URL.

This module does include its own registration form, but we strongly recommend that you use Gravity Forms with the User Registration add-on instead. Theme My Login is also supported.

Live Demo

See this module in action on our LearnDash demo site!

Module Settings

 

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It’s a good idea to update the settings from the Toolkit page before setting up the groups.

The Allow users to join multiple LearnDash Groups? setting allows users to either switch groups or add new groups. Choosing No means a user visiting this page that’s already in another group (or groups) is removed from the group and added to the new group instead. Choosing Yes means a user visiting this page will be added to the group. Existing group memberships are unaffected.

When a new user visits this page, we need a way to get them away from the page after the group addition or switch has happened. As such, there will be a link on the page that can be customized from the settings page. We typically use something like, “View My Courses” or “Take Me To My Courses” and link to a dashboard page. The label and URL for the link can be anything you want; both are defined here.

2016-06-22 2-17-43 PMBecause this module is typically used to give organizations a way to have their users enrol into their LearnDash Group, we added an optional way of providing group contact details. The organization specific values are set from LearnDash Group pages, but the labels must be set here. Instead of “Organization”, you might want “School”, “Team”, “Location”, or something else entirely. Those labels can be changed here. The information itself is added to the registration page sidebars automatically (if it’s populated for the Group) so users registering from the page have confirmation they’re on the right group page and have a way to contact a representative if they need assistance.

 

Customizing the Registration Page

After defining the module settings, edit or create a LearnDash Group. While the post area of LearnDash Groups is normally not populated, when group registration is enabled, this is where you can (and should) include instructions and a registration form. If it’s left empty, or only instructions are included, the default registration form will be added to the registration page for the group (this is not recommended).

Examples that include Theme My Login and Gravity Forms registration forms are shown below.

TMLThe example above shows a Theme My Login registration form with instructions.

The example above shows a Gravity Form example for a registration form. Make sure the “id” value is correct and that you’re using the User Registration add-on.

Finding the Group Registration URL

The registration URL for the group is displayed when the Permalink URL is clicked at the top of the post. The registration URL is only displayed when the user visiting the page is an administrator. The permalink here is NOT the registration URL. You must click this link to see the registration URL for this group.

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org_infoOrganization details are added in the metabox to the right of the post body. A screenshot of the 4 optional values for the group is included to the right.

Shorcodes

[uo_group_status]

This shortcode is used to display the current user’s membership in LearnDash Groups.

[uo_group_organization]

This shortcode displays the details for the organization associated with the user’s LearnDash Groups.

We don’t typically use either shortcode, as they’re of limited value to users outside of the registration process, but they’re included for convenience.

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