Introducing WP Courseware Version 4.8!


We're starting the year strong with another major update to our WordPress LMS plugin, WP Courseware!

As 2021 kicks off, we're starting the year off with a bang with another major update to our WP Courseware WordPress LMS plugin.

But before we give you the details, first…


We receive hundreds of feature requests each year and we review and catalog every single one of them. Even if we receive a feature request which is already on the list, we tally votes for that feature so we can prioritize them (which we’ve actually done for quite some time).

For those of you who have taken the time to send a feature request along, we’re very grateful.

Now, let’s move on to the newest features in WP Courseware version 4.8!

WP Courseware Certificates

Customizable Certificate Builder

Internally, we’re calling version 4.8 the “Certificate Update”. Our certificate module within WP Courseware was long overdue for a little TLC, so we addressed that in version 4.8.

And we didn’t just give it a little TLC, we completely overhauled it.

Certificates can now be built from the ground up using the native Gutenberg editor in WordPress. Just drag and drop certificate fields into the spot on the certificate you’d like them to display and you’re done!

If you like the layout, you can save it as a template. And speaking of templates, the new certificate builder comes with a couple of pre-built templates to help you get started!

We also greatly extended the available fields that you can choose to display on the certificate. Now you can build a certificate using any of these bits of information…

  • Certificate Number
  • Certificate Expiration Date
  • Cumulative Course Grade
  • Course Name
  • Instructor Name
  • Student Name
  • Image
  • Signature
WP Courseware Feedback

Custom Quiz Question Feedback

When we first released WP Courseware back in 2012, our focus was to ensure that the course creation and course management processes were as automated as possible for creators. So for quiz questions, we included an option to display a custom message to a student based on whether their quiz grade was above or below a certain percentage of correct answers.

But while this allowed for automated messaging within quiz results, the messages were, and still are, the same for every student.

We’ve since discovered that many of you are much more “hands on” with your students! And that’s great!

Now you have the ability to provide detailed feedback for any question in any quiz for any student. Doesn’t get much more granular than that!

Simply enter your message just below the actual question on the admin side when you’re scoring your students’ submitted quizzes.

WP Courseware Expiration

Course Expiration

Wow, did we have a lot of votes for this one!

While WP Courseware does include membership functionality which allows a great deal of control over course enrollments, that setup isn’t for everyone. We heard from many, many course creators who simply want access to a course to expire at a certain point. Period.

And we heard ya!

Now access to a particular course can be revoked on a specific date for all of your students or at a specific interval from each student’s unique enrollment date.

WP Courseware Duplication

Duplicate Any Course Element

Another one here with lots of votes!

While it has long been possible to duplicate some course elements within WP Courseware, the only option to duplicate everything in a course has been to export and re-import a course. But we addressed that, too.

From WP Courseware 4.8 forward, you’ll have a duplication option on every course element…the entire course, a single module of a course, an individual unit, or even a quiz!

What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re an existing WP Courseware license holder, as always the update will be waiting for you in the Installed Plugins panel of your WordPress dashboard.

If not, what are you waiting for? Let's make 2021 your year to create and launch that online course you've been thinking of building!

There's never been a better time to diversify your income streams and over the past year we've seen folks in many, many different industries and with so many different skillsets begin offering courses.

After all, as we often say around here...

Everyone is an expert at something.

And that means you!

About Ben Arellano

Ben Arellano is one of the co-founders of Fly Plugins, creators of the first and most widely-implemented learning management system for WordPress, WP Courseware. Since 2012, he has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, corporate training departments, and higher education institutions develop and deploy online training courses from their WordPress websites.


  1. Mitch Sayers on February 8, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Wow, no comments yet? These are some great added features, and I have already experimented with the custom certificates – what a great idea!

    Also, having used Canvas in the past, the ability to duplicate and spawn courses is key for proliferation.

    Now, onto the multi-language thing …

    Keep up the good work, gents!


    • Ben Arellano on February 10, 2021 at 6:09 pm

      Thank you Mitch! We are so glad you’ve found this update useful.

  2. Trevor on May 12, 2021 at 3:27 am

    You guys are awesome! Thank you for a fabulous product and all the great updates. I will be using the updated features, especially the Certificate Number, Duplicating course elements and Course Expiration. I’ll say it again, you guys rock!

    • Ben Arellano on May 19, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      Hey Trevor! Thank you for your kind words. We wish you the best with your online course!

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