General WordPress Settings

Allow visitors to register and log into your courses by enabling this option. Go to Settings > General in your WordPress Dashboard, and ensure Anyone can register option is on.

Sensei Settings

Once you have activated the plugin and installed Sensei pages, you can see a settings panel for Sensei. Configure the plugin with a variety of options — each has a description of what it controls.

  • General Settings
  • Course Settings
  • Lesson Settings
  • Email Notifications
  • Learner Profiles
  • WooCommerce Settings (if WooCommerce is active)

General Sensei Settings

Access Permissions
Enabling this setting means that users need to be logged into your site to view Course, Lesson and Quiz content. In most cases, you want this setting enabled. The only time you would disable is if you aren’t using quizzes and want your course content to be freely available to everyone without registering.

Disable Private Messages
By default, Sensei allows learners to send private messages to the teacher from any course/lesson they are taking. More information at Private Messages. If you don’t want learners to send you private messages, you can disable it.

Course Archive Page
Select the page that displays your courses. If you chose Install Pages after installing Sensei, this defaults to the Courses page that was created.

My Courses Page
Select the page that displays the learner’s active and completed courses. If you chose Install Pages after installing Sensei, this defaults to the My Courses page that was created.

Use Placeholder image
Enable this if you want Sensei to display a placeholder image for any course/lesson where you don’t add a specific featured image.

Disable Sensei styles
This prevents all of the default Sensei CSS from being loaded and removing default Sensei styling. This is useful if your theme already includes styling for Sensei elements or if you want to style them yourself.

Disable Sensei Javascript
This prevents all frontend Sensei JavaScript from loading.

Disable HTML security

Allows any HTML tags in the Video Embed field. Enabling this setting may leave your site more vulnerable to XSS attacks

Delete data on uninstall

Deletes Sensei data when the plugin is deleted. Be careful! Once removed, this data cannot be restored.

Enable usage tracking

Help us make Sensei better by allowing us to collect usage tracking data. No sensitive information is collected, you can see more information about which data is collected here.

Course Settings

Sensei Course Settings
Course Settings (Sensei v1.11)

Courses are complete
This setting determines when a course is considered complete.

If you choose ‘Once all the course lessons have been completed‘, the course won’t be completed until all of the lessons belonging to it have also been completed.

If you choose ‘At any time‘, students are able to mark courses complete by clicking the ‘Mark as Complete’ button on the My Courses page:

mark-as-complete

Display Course Author
Choose whether to display the course author on the course archive page and My Courses page.

Course Archive Pagination & My Courses Pagination
Use sliders to determine how many courses are displayed per page.

Course Archive Image
Choose whether to display each course’s featured image on the course archive page.

Image Width – Archive
Specify the width of the course image to display on the course archive page.

Image Height – Archive
Specify the height of the course image to display on the course archive page.

Image Hard Crop – Archive
Specify whether to crop the image to specified dimensions. If you don’t select this, you can leave the height blank, and the height is determined automatically in proportion to the specified width.

Single Course Image
Choose whether to display a course’s featured image on the single course page.

Image Width – Single
Specify the width of the course image to display on the single course page.

Image Height – Single
Specify the height of the course image to display on the single course page.

Image Hard Crop – Single
Specify whether to crop the image to specified dimensions. If you don’t select this, you can leave the height blank, and the height is determined automatically in proportion to the specified width.

Single Course Page Displays
This setting lets you decide how much of your course content is displayed on the single course page for users who aren’t taking the course.

If you choose Course Excerpt, it displays the plain text excerpt of the course.

If you choose Full Content, it displays the entire content of the course page, including images and HTML.

Featured Courses Panel
Choose whether to display the Featured Courses Panel on the course archive page.

More Link Text
Specify the text that is displayed on the link to show more courses on the course archive page.

Lesson Settings

Sensei Lesson Settings
Lesson Settings (Sensei v1.11)

Allow Comments for Lessons
Enable learners to comment on lessons of courses they are taking. Only registered learners are able to view these comments.

Display Lesson Author
Choose whether to display the Lesson Author on the single course page and single lesson page.

Course Lesson Images
Choose whether to display each lesson’s featured image on the single course page.

Image Width – Course Lessons
Specify the width of the lesson image to display on the single course page.

Image Height – Course Lessons
Specify the height of the lesson image to display on the single course page.

Image Hard Crop – Course Lessons
Specify whether to crop the image to the specified dimensions. If you don’t select this, you can leave the height blank, and the height is determined automatically in proportion to the specified width.

Single Lesson Images
Choose whether to display a lesson’s featured image on the single lesson page.

Image Width – Single
Specify the width of the lesson image to display on the single lesson page.

Image Height – Single
Specify the height of the lesson image to display on the single lesson page.

Image Hard Crop – Single
Specify whether to crop the image to the specified dimensions. If you don’t select this, you can leave the height blank, and the height is determined automatically in proportion to the specified width.

Email Notification Settings

Sensei Email Settings
Email Notification Settings (Sensei v1.6)

The following emails are enabled by default when you install Sensei.

Emails Sent to Learners
Select emails that are sent to learners:

  • Their quiz is graded, both manual and automatic grading
  • They complete a course

Emails Sent to Teachers
Select emails that are sent to teachers (authors of the course):

  • A learner completes their course
  • A learner starts their course
  • A learner completes a lesson
  • A learner submits a quiz for grading
  • A learner sends a private message to a teacher

Emails Sent to All Users
Select emails that are sent to all registered users:

  • They receive a reply to their private message

“From” name
Specify the name from which all Sensei emails are sent (usually your name or the name of your site.)

“From” address
The email address that your Sensei emails are sent from.

Header Image
Optionally enter the URL of an image to display in the header of your Sensei emails, e.g., your website logo.

Email Footer Text
Enter text that is displayed at the bottom of your Sensei emails.

Color Settings
Specify colors to be used in your email templates. Colors that can be changed are:

  • Base color (used in the email header)
  • Background color (the main email background)
  • Body Background color (the background of the email content area)
  • Body Text color (the main text color of your emails)
Sensei email colours
Default email colors (Sensei v1.11)

See Email Notifications for more information.

Learner Profile Settings

Public Learner Profiles
If you enable this, each learner will have a public learner profile page that can be viewed at http://yoursite.com/learner/username

Show Learner’s Courses
This displays the learner’s active and completed courses on their profile page.

WooCommerce Settings

These settings only display if you have WooCommerce installed and activated.

Enable WooCommerce Courses
This allows you to link each course to a single WooCommerce product so you can sell your courses.

Enable Sensei WooCommerce  Integration Debugging

Sensei/WooCommerce events will get logged under WooCommerce > Status > Logs for easy debugging.