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This module adds a widget to WordPress sites that displays a list of available certificates in a sidebar or other widget area. Both course and quiz certificates earned in the core LearnDash plugin are listed for the signed-in users when viewed in the front end.

When used as a widget in a sidebar area, you can set the Title, message to show when no certificates are available, Certificate Order and whether to order certificates by title or date earned.

LearnDash Certificate Widget

The settings shown in the screenshot above were introduced in version 3.2 of the Toolkit. Version 3.2 also added a toggle to choose whether to use course/quiz titles in the list of certificates or instead output the certificate titles. This setting is available from the Uncanny ToolkitModules page.

Certificate Widget Settings

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4 replies
  1. Robert
    Robert says:

    Why does this widget refer to the Certificate Name as opposed to the Course the certificate is earned for? When you hover over it it shows the course name. How do we make that the default of what appears? If not, it takes away from the efficiency of using shortcodes on a certificate since you need to save a new certificate for every course.

    • Ken Young
      Ken Young says:

      We’ve changed this behavior in the latest release, so the widget will now display the name of the quiz/course to which it was associated.

  2. Helma Kranz
    Helma Kranz says:

    Yikes, this actually messed with my entire system… As we have some certificates that are associated with assessments within a course (aka mid-terms), it now reads really weirdly. Can you elaborate as to what parameter the certs now pull as it looks like I will need to somehow adjust my course naming to make sense? Or is there a way to set it back to reading the Certificate Names instead again?


    • Ken Young
      Ken Young says:

      Hi Helma, we’re adding a switch to the next release so you can switch it back to displaying the Certificate name instead of Lesson/Topic name. Some context as to why we made this change in the first place: With the release of version 3.0, LearnDash decided to define Certificate title as internal use only. However, since we learned some of our users are using the Certificate name, we’re adding the option to switch it back to the next release. If you need to switch back ASAP, you can download the previous version (3.1.3) from here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/uncanny-learndash-toolkit/advanced/. Then copy the files /src/classes/show-certificates-shortcode.php (or /src/classes/widget-cert.php, if you need the widget) and overwrite the corresponding files in your uncanny-learndash-toolkit/src/classes/ folder.



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