LifterLMS News You Can Use #005

Welcome to your monthly LifterLMS News You Can Use, June edition: #005.

Read About Recent Technical Product Updates (We’ve been busy)!

LifterLMS Version 3.33.0


  • Added the ability for site administrators to delete (completely remove) enrollment records from the database.
  • Catalogs sorted by Order (menu_order) now have an additional sort (by post title) to improve ordering consistency for items with the same order.
  • Hooks in the dashboard order review template now pass the LLMS_Order.

LifterLMS Blocks

  • Updated to version 1.5.1
  • All blocks are now registered only for post types where they can actually be used.
  • Only register block visibility settings on static blocks. Fixes an issue causing core (or 3rd party) dynamic blocks from being managed within the block editor.

Bug Fixes

  • If an enrolled student accesses checkout for a course/membership they’re already enrolled in they will be shown a message stating as much.
  • Removed a redundant check for the existence of an order on the dashboard order review template.
  • When an order is deleted, student enrollment records for that order will be removed. This fixes an issue causing admins to not be able to manage the enrollment status of a student enrolled via a deleted order.
  • Fixed issue causing errors when using the [lifterlms_lesson_mark_complete] shortcode on course post types.
  • Fixed an issue causing quiz questions to generate publicly accessible permalinks which could be indexed by search engines.

Templates Changed

  • course/complete-lesson-link.php
  • templates/myaccount/view-order.php

LifterLMS Assignments Version 1.1.2

  • Raises the minimum required LifterLMS Core version to 3.31.0. Please upgrade the LifterLMS Core in conjunction with this add-on!
  • Improves reporting data by using the LifterLMS core data methods.

LifterLMS WooCommerce Version 2.0.11

  • Fixed an issue causing fatal errors encountered during admin panel updates of subscriptions with no parent order.
  • Resolved LifterLMS Student Dashboard lost password 404s by redirecting links to the LifterLMS lost password endpoint to the WooCommerce My Account lost password endpoint.
  • Outputs CSS and JS related to course/membership expiration in the admin subscriptions management area so it looks and functions on subscriptions like it does on orders.

LifterLMS PayPal Version 1.1.3

  • Fixed issue causing trial pricing to be passed to PayPal incorrectly when using recurring manual payments.

LifterLMS Blocks Version 1.5.1

  • Only register block visibility settings on static blocks. Fixes an issue causing core (or 3rd party) dynamic blocks from being managed within the block editor.

Grab Your Favorite Drink and Check Out these Podcasts

Episode 227: Online Course Marketing and Sales is Not Really Rocket Science with Chris Bintliff

Chris Badgett dives into why online course marketing and sales is not really rocket science with Chris Bintliff. Chris Bintliff shares his story of creating his first website in the year 2000, to working with different organizations and building up his brand and agency into what it is today.

Episode 228: Teacher Appreciation Week – A Conversation with Chris Badgett on the World of Online and Offline Education Honoring Teachers

Ali Mathis of the LifterLMS team discusses teacher appreciation week – a conversation with Chris Badgett on the world of online and offline education honoring teachers. In this episode Ali and Chris have a conversation about teachers and how important they are.

Episode 229: Social Media Marketing and Management for Course Creators with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite

Learn about social media marketing and management for course creators with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite. Tina and Chris get into several topics around social media and automation for course creators and membership site owners.

Episode 230: How To Add A Live Event To Your Mostly Online Education Business Mix With Mike Morrison From The Membership Guys

Learn about how to add a live event to your mostly online education business mix with Mike Morrison from The Membership Guys in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Mike dive into topics relevant to membership site owners, from customer retention to bringing in experts to speak to your audience.

Episode 231: SEO For Course Creators and Membership Site Owners with Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO

Dive into SEO for course creators and membership site owners with Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO. In this episode, Lindsay and Chris address some major questions about how SEO interacts with online courses and memberships on both the technical and strategic levels.

Episode 232: How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the Kim is an expert in online marketing who works in the eLearning development space. Chris Badgett has a great conversation with Kim in this episode about effective marketing for online course sites.

Expand Your Knowledge with the Latest LifterLMS Webinars

How to Create an Online Course Website with WordPress in 2019

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Other News You Can Use

Check out the new Formidable form builder release

Interesting developments at ActiveCampaign, a popular CRM among LifterLMS users

Celebrate Our Community’s Wins…

Do you have a “win” you’d like to share with the LifterLMS community? We want to celebrate you!  Fill out our contact form (link: with the subject ‘Community Win’ and you could be featured in our newsletter and/or social media.

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