New in Instructor Role for LearnDash: LearnDash Frontend Course Builder to build Courses Easily

    Nitansha Tanwar
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Today, we’re beyond excited to release one of the most requested and out-of-the-box solutions for LearnDash Instructors to create courses effortlessly: LearnDash Frontend Course Builder in Instructor Role — It’s finally here!

If you’re hearing about this for the first time — It’s an intuitive and simple-to-use learndash frontend course builder that allows your Instructors to easily create a LearnDash course from the front end of your site. 

Once you let instructors sign up and register on your LMS, they can quickly gain access to the frontend course creator and get started with creating & selling courses without your help. 

Get started with the new Frontend Course Creator in LearnDash

What’s all the hype about?

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Well, suppose you’re running an online course business managing multiple instructors on your LearnDash site. In that case, you know how critical it is to equip instructors with the right tools to create and manage everything related to their courses.  As powerful yet user-friendly interfaces empower instructors to ensure that they can build effective course content fast.

But with the way LearnDash is built right now, it’s a bit complex to allow multiple external course creators to come and quickly start building courses. In most cases, you’ll need to train them to use WordPress and LearnDash to create a course. Many admins still struggle to provide them access to the complex WordPress settings, compromising their website’s security. 

“Actually, ending up explaining and training external teachers how to use it, was painful. It is complicated for people who know nothing about WordPress. So, I will probably look for an alternative.”

(LearnDash User)


And even when admins do give external instructors access, the many settings and options available to instructors create confusion. As the WP dashboard interface is not primarily designed for course creation. 

On top of this, The UI of the backend course builder is not intuitive enough. It looks and feels old and complicated to use. So course creators can definitely feel the pitch in figuring out what to do next.

But, not anymore…

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To solve these challenges, we’re delighted to release a powerful, sleek, and user-friendly Frontend Course Creator in our Instructor Role plugin with a new suite of features. Helping your instructors to create courses easily, within minutes, and without navigating through complex WordPress settings.

Allow Instructors to create a LearnDash course in a snap!

The new Frontend Course Creator makes course creation and management in LearnDash, effortless.


Well, in the updated Instructor Role plugin, we’ve made the Interface so simple that anyone can use it to create an online course. The UI is designed to help your instructors quickly build course content, add media, tag course categories, and launch the course with just a few clicks.

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What’s in it for you?

Stop spending time on onboarding and training your instructors

The new frontend course creator makes course creation in LearnDash so simple that your instructors can start building their courses from scratch in no time. All they need to do is put in the course content, hit publish, and VIOLA…their course is live.

So, you no longer need to train your instructors on how to use WordPress or LearnDash. As your Instructors don’t need to navigate through the old course builder because the new interface is simple enough to get work done quickly.

Hence, saving you a H-U-G-E chunk of time!

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Make course creation for instructors fun and easy

With the new LearnDash Frontend Course Creator, Instructors get access to an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop learndash frontend course builder to create, edit, and update course and course hierarchies. They can easily add new lessons, topics, and categories with just a few clicks. 

Moreover, since the UI is so easy on the eyes, they can visualize the entire course structure. This helps them make changes easily and without getting overwhelmed by the interface.


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Note: The Frontend Course Creator now also comes with a powerful Quiz Builder to create highly engaging, fun, and interactive quizzes with exclusive question types using only the front end. To check it out, you can create a quiz using our demo.

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Increase your eLearning site’s security with LearnDash frontend course builder

This brand-new update in the Instructor Role plugin brings all course creation and management settings in LearnDash to the frontend.

They can manage everything related to their courses such as — deciding who, when, and how users can access the course, setting the course price, controlling how users progress through the course, the look and feel of the course, sharing the course with other instructors, enroll users via groups, and publish the course directly from the front end, among other things.

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So, it helps you give instructors limited access to the backend. Hence, it ensures that instructors don’t unknowingly modify other WordPress settings or make changes to courses created by other instructors.

So, no more compromising on website security.

Admit new course creators without the hassle with LearnDash frontend course builder

Even though with the Instructor Role plugin it’s easy to admit external instructors, this update streamlines the process further. Now you can easily let new course creators register on your LMS as an ‘instructor‘, and access the frontend course creator to create and sell courses. No special actions are required from the admin.

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Transform your LearnDash site into a Course Marketplace

By simplifying course creation and management in LearnDash, you can kick-start your LMS into a full-scale course marketplace in record time. 

As more and more course authors find it easy to build courses on your site, you will be able to offer a wide range of courses across multiple subjects within as well as outside of your expertise.  

Plus, by offering new courses you can grow your revenue without making significant investments and also share the profit with your instructors.

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Read More: How to Create a Course Marketplace (Like Udemy) with WordPress & LearnDash

Get started with the new LearnDash Frontend Course Builder

So, If you’re on the Instructor Role annual or lifetime plan, you can start instantly give your instructors access to the new frontend course creator. All you need to do is update to the latest version of the Instructor Role plugin and off you go. 

To update the Instructor Role plugin, follow these steps:-

  1. Navigate to the ‘WordPress Dashboard’
  2. Go to  ‘Plugins’ >> ‘Installed Plugins’
  3. Click on ‘Instructor Role for LearnDash’
  4. Simply click on ‘Update Now

Once you’ve updated the plugin, you can easily enable the frontend course creator by going to the “WP Dashboard Area” >> “LearnDash LMS” >> “Frontend Course Creator” and then “Enable Frontend Course Creator” and click on “Save Settings”


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Enabling Frontend Course Creator in Instructor Role for LearnDash plugin

Once you’ve enabled the settings, Here’s how instructors can access it:-

  • The Instructors can go to the “Instructor Dashboard”>> “Courses” >>“Edit Via Frontend Course Creator”/ “Add New via Frontend Course Creator”
  • The Admin can also go to “WP Dashboard” >> “Course” >> “Edit Via Frontend Course Creator / “Add new via Frontend Course Creator.


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Accessing the Frontend Course Creator in Instructor Role for LearnDash plugin

Want to explore further? Check it out in the demo here.

See, how easy it was? 🙂

So stop wasting time explaining the nitty-gritties of WordPress and LearnDash to your Instructors. Let them use the frontend course creator and build courses in record time.

If you’re new here, you can try the Instructor Role for LearnDash now to get started with the Frontend Course Creator for 15 days risk-free and let your instructors experience the seamless course creation process.

Not only this, but the Instructor Role plugin also helps you:

  • Manage multiple instructors, courses, and students as in a course marketplace.
  • Empower instructors to create and manage courses using an instructor-friendly, secure dashboard.
  • Allow students and teachers to communicate and resolve all doubts without ever leaving the LMS
  • Easily Share course revenue with instructors via commissions and automated payouts


In Closing…


We can’t wait for you to use our new Frontend Course Creator and give us feedback.

We have full faith that this feature will help you and your instructors create effective online courses in less time. Not just that, it also helps you easily admit new SMEs to come and launch their courses on your eLearning site.

So you can easily add new courses and training programs, expand your eLearning business, and see an increase in course sales.

We would love to know what you think about our latest release — so please don’t be shy and let us know in the comments below.

Oh, and, if you found this helpful, share it with your LearnDash friends.

That’s it for today! I’ll see you next time.

Happy Teaching!!!


Nitansha Tanwar

Nitansha Tanwar

3 Responses

  1. Good morning. I installed the new update and saved the permalinks again, but the new forntend doesn’t show up and returns page not found. What can I check?

    1. Hi Guiseppe Montagnese, thanks for pointing out this issue. To help with this, please make sure you’ve pretty permalinks enabled. If this still doesn’t solve the problem, please reach out to our product support team. You can contact them here:-

      Feel free to comment again, if needed.

      Thanks and have a nice day. 🙂

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