Integrate with Sensei

Sensei is a learning management system (LMS) plugin for WordPress that makes it easy to create online courses. You'll be able to create courses in your WordPress editor and customize them to your brand and course requirements. Protecting your courses using Memberful allows you to sell members-only access to your course, as well as other benefits like members-only podcasts, newsletters, private communities, and much more!

In this help doc:

Install and activate Sensei

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

Sensei sidebar

Click Sensei to access the Sensei settings and LMS.

Sensei LMS

You will use the Memberful access restriction settings to restrict access to your course for members only instead of the WooCommerce integration.

Sensei 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

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

Add a course

  1. Go to Courses → All Courses from the WordPress dashboard and click Add New.
  2. 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 dashboard and select the course you want to edit.
  2. Click + Add New Module, enter the details for your module, and click Add New Module.

    Sensei modules

Add a lesson

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

Sensei lessons

If you want to reorder the lessons in your course, navigate to Lessons → Order Lessons.

Add a quiz

  1. To add a Quiz to a lesson, scroll down to the quiz questions panel under the lesson's details.
  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.

  1. Navigate to your course from the WordPress dashboard and scroll to the bottom of the page to access the Memberful: Restrict Access meta box.
  2. Select a plan or plans to define which members can access the course. Repeat this step for each lesson in your course.

Sensei restrict access

The content to the right of the Who has access? section is shown to anyone without access. This is where you should add your plan purchase link and marketing content—or a note that lets non-members know that this can only be accessed by paying members.

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

Sensei course

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