How to Redirect to Custom Page After Completing a LearnDash Course

One of the features I recently finished for the my redesign of my JavaScript for WordPress site was to have users taken to a special page once they complete a course.

You can do this a number of ways, but here is how I did it:

 

1. Setup Congratulations Pages for Each Course

The first thing I did was create a parent page called Congratulations with the url of “/congrats.”

Then I created Child Pages, one for each course.  Those pages looked something like this.

Screen Shot 2017-06-02 at 2.29.43 PM.png

You can see the badge displayed and the number of points earned (I use BadgeOS and BadgeOS LearnDash Add-on).

The most important thing I did was give each page the same slug as the course it is tied to.  If I didn’t do this, then the next step wouldn’t work as coded.

 

2. Add This Code to Your Functions.php

The next step was to find the LearnDash hook that fires when a LearnDash course completes.

Luckily there is a learndash_course_completion_url hook that let’s return a URL and the redirect happens automatically.

<?php
function custom_course_completed_redirect($link, $course_id) {
$link = get_post_field( 'post_name', $course_id );
//You can change the link here
return '/congrats/' . $link;
}
add_filter("learndash_course_completion_url", custom_course_completed_redirect, 5, 2);
?>

This code gets the slug for the completed course and then creates a new URL string of “/congrats/course-slug.”

NOTE: This will only work if you you did these two things from Step 1.

  • Create a parent page with the URL slug of “congrats”
  • Create child pages for each course using the same URL slug as the course

 

Hope this Helps!

If you have a LearnDash account you can access the list of Action and Filter Hooks here.  Since that page is password protected, thought I would share this snippet with you.

Hope it helps!

8 thoughts on “How to Redirect to Custom Page After Completing a LearnDash Course

  1. Hey Kendell!

    The reason this works is because LearnDash has a hook in place for you to use.

    To do this with a custom post type you would need to add a bit more code, specifically a button or something that a user would click that calls a function similar to this one.

    Hope that helps point you towards a solution!

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  2. Hiyo Zac, I think
    add_filter(“learndash_course_completion_url”, custom_course_completed_redirect, 5, 2);
    should be
    add_filter(“learndash_course_completion_url”, “custom_course_completed_redirect”, 5, 2);

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  3. Hi Zac, I just want the users to be directed to one particular page after each course.
    That page is /missionsafslutning/
    I want the users to be directed to that page after every course.

    What would your code snippet look like then?

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  4. I tried insert this code into my theme’s functions.php but then WordPres gives the following error:

    CODE
    function custom_course_completed_redirect($link, $course_id) {
    $link = get_post_field( ‘post_name’, $course_id );
    //You can change the link here
    return ‘/missionsafslutning/’;
    }

    add_filter(“learndash_course_completion_url”, custom_course_completed_redirect, 5, 2);

    ERROR
    constant custom_course_completed_redirect – assumed ‘custom_course_completed_redirect’ (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /var/www/missionkonstantin.dk/public_html/wp-content/themes/power-magazine/functions.php on line 226

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/missionkonstantin.dk/public_html/wp-content/themes/power-magazine/functions.php:226) in /var/www/missionkonstantin.dk/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 6029

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/missionkonstantin.dk/public_html/wp-content/themes/power-magazine/functions.php:226) in /var/www/missionkonstantin.dk/public_html/wp-admin/includes/misc.php on line 125

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