Integrate with Sensei

Sensei is a learning management system (LMS) plugin for WordPress that makes it easy to create online courses. Memberful has built in support for Sensei. Check out Sensei’s Getting Started documentation for more detailed instructions.

Install Sensei and activate your plugin. Once you activate the Sensei plugin, you'll see a new option appear in the WordPress sidebar.

Sensei sidebar

Click Sensei to access the Sensei settings and LMS.

Sensei LMS

You will use the Memberful Restrict Access settings (described below) to restrict access to your course for members only instead of the WooCommerce integration.

Course hierarchy

Sensei courses are made up of Modules, Lessons, and Quizzes. Modules allow you to group lessons, but contain no content. Here’s an example of a basic course hierarchy:

Course title: Baking 101

Module 1: Baking Basics

Note: You can also create a course made up of lessons only. Using modules to group your content is optional.

Add a course

To add a Course, go to Courses → All Courses from the WordPress sidebar and click Add New. Enter a course title and description, and fill in the relevant course information.

Add a module

  1. Navigate to Courses → All Courses from the WordPress sidebar and select the course you want to edit.
  2. Click + Add New Module, enter a module name, and click Add New Module.

    Sensei modules

  3. Navigate to Modules in the WordPress sidebar and select the module you created. Add a description. For example, “In this module you will learn how to make the most popular types of cookies like chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal.”

Add a lesson

  1. To add a Lesson, go to Lessons → Add New from the WordPress sidebar.
  2. Assign the lesson to a course and module.
  3. Add the lesson content and information.

Sensei lessons

Add a quiz

  1. To add a Quiz to a lesson, scroll down to the quiz questions panel under the lesson.
  2. Add a new question and possible answers, and then click Add Question. Repeat to add all your quiz questions.

Protect your course for members only

Now that your course and lessons are built, you need to restrict access for members only. Navigate to your course from the WordPress sidebar. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the Memberful: Restrict Access meta box. Checkmark the corresponding plan to define which plan members can access the course. Repeat this step for each lesson in your course.

Sensei restrict access

The content to the right of the Restrict Access settings is shown to anyone without access. This is where you should add your purchase link and marketing content — or a note that says, “Members only content.”

Here’s an example of what members will see once they purchase a plan to access your course:

Sensei course

Tip: If you want to reorder the lessons in your course, navigate to Lessons → Order Lessons from the WordPress sidebar.

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