LearnDash Certificate Verify & Share Add-on - Overview

With the LearnDash Certificate Verify & Share add-on, you can create verifiable LearnDash certificates that are easily validated from a verification link. The verification link can be used to give anyone access to relevant data regarding the earned certificate, such as the name of the student, the name of the course, the name of the instructor, and the date of completion. Furthermore, the add-on enables your users to share their LearnDash certificates directly on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 

In this article, you’ll learn how to set up the LearnDash Certificate Verify & Share add-on and enable your students to earn verifiable certificates. Additionally, we’ll walk you through the steps your students must follow to post earned certificates on their social media accounts. 

Installation:

  • The LearnDash plugin should be installed & active.
  • Install the LearnDash Certificate Verify & Share add-on & activate it.
  • After activation, a new “Certificate Verify & Share Settings” sub-menu will be added under the LearnDash menu. 


LearnDash Certificate Verify & Share Settings

Please note that If you are using any cache plugin please purge the cache after every update (after updating the course, certificate, add-on settings, etc). Also, please exclude the verification page URL from the cache.

License:

License keys can be found in the email received when you purchased the add-on. To activate your license, place your license key in the License Key field and click on Activate. 


General:

Verification Page

Select the page used to display certificate verification information, containing the certificate verification shortcode.

Verification Page Template

You can choose between two templates to configure the appearance of the certificate’s verification page, found through a search on your site’s verification page.

Template 1:

Template 2:

Certificate Issue Date

You can change the date format.

The default format is:

F = respresenting thename for the month.

J = representing the day of the month.

Y = representing the year in 4 digits. 

Images Social Sharing

Enable this option if you want to generate an image of the certificate that students can share on their social media posts.

LinkedIn Settings:

Configure the LinkedIn’s Company’s ID in these settings. This article will help you to find it.


Description for your Certificates

Our add-on adds an extra field on the certificate edit page where you can add a description for any certificates created with the Legacy certificate builder. The description will be displayed on the verified certificate’s search result page.

Note: This add-on is compatible with the LearnDash Certificate Builder add-on.

Here’s how the excerpt will be displayed on the front-end:


Shortcodes

The add-on has two different shortcodes:

  • [certificate_verification]
    Insert this shortcode on any page on which you want to display the certificate verification.
  • [ld_cvss_certificate_id] 
    Insert this shortcode within any certificate to display the certificate ID.

Verification Page

This is how the main verification page looks like on the front-end:

To find a Course Certificate using the verification search page, enter the certificate ID and click on the search button. If the certificate ID is valid then it will show the result otherwise it will show the “Certificate doesn’t exsist” or “ID is incorrect” error.

Here’s how the result will be displayed on the front-end:

To verify the certificate’s details, click on the “Verify Certificate” button and it will redirect you to the Certificate unique verification page.

Note: To download the certificate the user has to visit the verification page where he/she can download the certificate as a PDF.


Share Course Certificate From A Course Page

Users can share their earned certificates directly from the course page. To do this hover over the share icon located next to the “Download Certificate” button and then click on any of the social sharing options.

The social sharing options available are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow the instructions below to share your certificate on any of these social platforms:

  • Facebook

To share your certificate on Facebook, click on the Facebook button. As a result, another browser tab will open where you’ll need to login to your Facebook account. After logging in, you can edit your post and privacy settings before sharing. When you are ready, simply click on the post button.

  • Twitter

To share your certificate on Twitter, click on the Twitter button. As a result, another browser tab will open where you’ll need to log in to your Twitter account. After logging in, you’ll be able to edit your tweet before sharing. When you are ready, simply click on the tweet button.

  • LinkedIn

When sharing your certificate on LinkedIn, you have the option to either add the certificate to your profile or share it with your network on the newsfeed. After clicking on the share button, you will see two icons representing these two options.

To display the certificate on your LinkedIn Newsfeed, select the LinkedIn icon. Login to your account and then determine whether you want to share the post to your feed or as a private message.

If you choose to add the certificate to your profile, follow these instructions:

  • Click on the ‘LinkedIn Add to profile’ button.
  • This will redirect you to LinkedIn, where you must log in to your account. 
  • You will be redirected to the Add Certification page.

  • The blank fields on this page will be filled automatically with the certificate’s information.
  • Finally, click on the save button.

Share Quiz Certificates From A Quiz Results Page

Users can share their certificates directly from the quiz results page. To do this hover over the share icon located next to the “Download Certificate” button and click on any of the social sharing buttons.

The social sharing options available are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.When sharing both the certificate’s image and the verification page link will be posted. Follow the aforementioned instructions to share your certificate on any of these social platforms.

Share Quiz Certificates From Course’ Page

Users can share their certificates directly from the course’ page, directly from the  “Course Content” section, using the social sharing buttons. . To do this, click on the icon corresponding to the social network you want to share the certificate on.  The available social networks are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 

When sharing, both the certificate’s image and the verification page link will be posted.

Share Group Certificate from the Group’s page 

Users can also share their group certificates directly from the public group page after completing all of a group’s courses. To do this hover over the share icon located next to the download certificate button and then click on any of the social sharing buttons.

The social sharing options available are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow the aforementioned instructions to share your certificate on any of these social platforms.

Note: The LearnDash group pages are not public by default, but you can make them public by navigating to the LearnDash > Groups > Settings, and enable the group to be Public so that the group members can share their group certificates.