How to create a paid course using WooCommerce Payment

To use WooCommerce as your eCommerce platform, you need to enable WooCommerce from the Tutor LMS Settings.

To do this, navigate to WP Admin > Tutor LMS > Settings > Monetization and select WooCommerce as your eCommerce Engine.

Tutor LMS Monetization Settings - Set WooCommerce as eCommerce Engine
Note: You’ll need to have the WooCommerce plugin installed and activated beforehand to see the WooCommerce listed as an option on the eCommerce Engine dropdown.

Making a Course Paid

Now, it’s time to learn how you can make a course paid using WooCommerce. There are a few simple steps involved so let’s go over what they are.

Creating a Product

The first thing you need to do is create a Product with WooCommerce. You can do this from WP Admin > Products.

Click on Add New to open the Product Creation Page. Here, give the Product a title — this can be the same as the Course Name to keep things simple.

Tutor LMS WooCommerce - Creating a Product

Then, in the Product Data section define the following features as they’re listed below:

  • Product Type – Simple Product
  • Virtual – Enabled
  • For Tutor – Enabled
  • Regular Price – Set a price of your choice

You can also set a Sale Price but that’s optional. Finally, click on Publish to save this product.

Linking a Product to a Course

Now it’s time to link our product to our Course. To do this, visit your Course in edit mode. With the WooCommerce plugin activated and enabled, a new Add Product section should appear on your Course Creation Page.

Tutor LMS WooCommerce - Linking a Product to a Course

Scroll down to this section and select the option Paid. Then, from the following dropdown, select the product that you made. Next, set a Regular Price (and Sale Price if desired) if it’s not set already. Finally, click on Update (or Publish, if you’re creating the course from scratch) to finish off.

If you’re using the Pro version of Tutor LMS, you’ll be able to use the Frontend Course Builder to directly make a course paid and define its price without having to create a product from the backend beforehand. This is because, from the Frontend Course Builder, paid course products are generated automatically.

Setup Payment Method

Tutor LMS WooCommerce - Setting Up Payment Methods

The final step in this process is setting up your payment methods. To do this, find the WooCommerce Payment Settings from WP Admin > WooCommerce > Settings > Payments (tab). Here, enable and configure the preferred payment methods of your choice.

Now that that’s done, anyone will be able to add your course to their cart or to the wishlist and buy the course anytime they want!