Announcement is a great way to promote your courses and update new features + contents to your courses, including email notification.
- Enable Announcement for LearnPress courses
- When you have new contents, new deals, offers, announcements, or news, updatings, you can use Announcement addon to make stick your news on the Announcement tab
- You can email to your subscribers and other students about your new announcements. Spread the words!
Download and Install
- After purchasing the plugin, visit ‘My Account’ on thimpress.com
- Click ‘Orders’ and ‘View’ your order
- Please disregard the add-on name below, it’s for installation demonstrating only 😀 You will be downloading Announcement.zip instead
- Under ‘Order Details’, download the latest version of the plugin
- Visit ‘WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New’
- Click ‘Upload Plugin’ and choose the plugin zip file that you just downloaded. Click ‘Install Now’ to start the installation process
- After plugin installed successfully, click ‘Activate Plugin’ and you will be notified that the plugin is activated
- The plugin is shown as activated and ready to use
- Visit ‘LearnPress > Courses’
- Try editing the course you want to publish Announcement
- Scroll down until you find Announcement tab under settings
- Set up your announcement and hit Post! It will show up on Announcement tab
- You can also set this up for multiple courses
Setup email for Announcement – notification email
- The emails will be using the system email of your hosting to send emails, works well with small amounts of users and mails. However, for large amounts of users, you might need a professional email service to do that for you.
- First of all, you might want to attach your email service provider to your site, using their corresponding plugin like Sendgrid, MailChimp. I will be using Sendgrid because it’s pretty easy to use. It would be the same with MailChimp
Then, please take an API key from your Sendgrid account and attached it to Settings / Sendgrid
- You can customize your Announcement email template here: LearnPress / Settings / Emails / Announcement