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Tutor LMS 1.5.0 Introduces Certificate Verification, Filters and Enhancements

With the turn of the decade, our Tutor LMS team has come up with a new update for your favorite LMS plugin! This time, Tutor LMS has added new filters, new bug fixes, and most important of all, a public Certificate Verification Feature.

Check out the full changelog of v1.5.0 

  • New: Unique public URL for certificate verification (Pro)
  • New: Filter `apply_filters('tutor_courses_base_slug', $course_post_type)`
  • New: Filter `apply_filters('tutor_lesson_base_slug', $lesson_post_type)`
  • Fix: Content missing issue while saving from lesson editor
  • Fix: Intermittent maintenance mode file system issue

Let’s take a detailed look at all the new additions.

Certificate Verification Public URL

With Tutor LMS, you can already use and create certificates. Wouldn’t it be better if there’s a certificate verification option? A ton of students now look towards e-learning solutions in order to get better qualifications for a job and academic purpose. This update adds a public URL for certificates. A potential employer can use this to check the validity of certificates obtained by a student through your site.

In order to enable this feature, you must follow these steps:

Step 1: Activate and install Tutor LMS Pro

Step 2: Enable Tutor Certificate from Dashboard > Tutor LMS > Addons > Certificate

Step 3: Enable View Certificate toggle from Tutor Pro > Settings > Tutor Certificate

Step 4: Make sure your web server has ImageMagick (Imagick) PHP module installed. You can verify this from your WordPress Dashboard Tools > Site Health.

Alternatively, you can contact your web host support to confirm. You can also request them to install the module if it is not there already.

Now your students will be able to view a certificate page from the course page, given that they have completed the course.

Once you click the View Certificate button, it will take you to the newly added “View Certificate” page that is unique to each course a student takes. From this page, you will be able to copy the link to the certificate’s page in order to share it with anyone. You will also be able to directly share it to various social media platforms using the social share buttons. Moreover, you will be able to download the certificates from this page as an image as well.

New Filters and Bug Fixes

Using the newly added filters, developers will now be able to change the default URL slug of courses and lessons.

In the older versions, if you had any formatting in the text content, the content would not be saved to the database while our users created a lesson in the course builder. The v1.5.0 update fixes this problem. Along with that, the file system issue during maintenance mode is also fixed.

Final Thoughts

During this year, we will be giving Tutor LMS our highest priority and keep releasing updates as much as we can. We have our goals set on making Tutor LMS a professional and complete LMS solution for all our users. For that, we will need constant feedback from you, our users. So keep commenting, keep talking and let us know what you think will improve the product!

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  • abhijitkhuntia
    April 18, 2021

    I read all the above but still didn’t get how the certificate verification URL works. Kindly publish a video tutorial on this particularly.

    • Sekander
      April 19, 2021


      The verification URL can be copied by the student and he/she can share the URL with anyone. Then the link will take you to the site and you can see it is actually there.

      For now, we do not have any searching option or QR code. We are redesigning the entire certificate building and downloading experience. Please allow us some time πŸ™‚

  • Saidlms
    November 3, 2020

    I would ask if there’s an option in the course listings to show FREE/PAID courses in addition to Level, Cetegory, and Topics. If it doesn’t exist I would suggest adding it, as it is very important since people first look for FREE courses before deciding if they want to purchase a course. Thank you

    • Sekander
      November 3, 2020

      Thank you for your idea. We will discuss it in our next team meeting πŸ™‚

  • Moayad Alserihi
    May 19, 2020

    I would like to make the default name in the certificate First and Last name, not the username. Please help.

  • shamimlem
    May 7, 2020

    certificate are not clear

  • omglol
    January 7, 2020

    I’ve read all your blogs now and must say very cool about the progress πŸ™‚ It would be kinda cool, when SVG Animation a thing would be. Also a “class” function. So that you can host sessions with peoples who are in it with the subscription.

    • Sekander
      January 7, 2020

      Thank you for the idea. I have added this to our feature suggestion list.