Clicking on New Post, will take us to the familiar dialog box where we’ll name the post with the title of our lesson, and assign it to the category of the same name.
Next, we’ll copy/paste the text and images for our lesson. I’m sure that many of you are itching to add a video to your lesson page, and you could do that right here.
This is also where we’ll want to add a Description, Excerpt, and Tags using those great keywords that we discussed earlier.
When we’re done, we’ll click on Save Draft, because it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
There are a couple of things that we could add to give our course a more professional look.
It’s considered good practice, as well as a good incentive for students, to set up a timing system, and monitor time management for our lessons.
We could do this by adding some custom dynamic fields to our post pages, showing the estimated time it should take a student to complete each lesson.
Important Note: You may have to reload your page for this change to take effect. So be sure to save your draft first.
To set up these custom fields, we’ll click on the menu icon (three vertical dots) in the top right-hand corner of the Edit Post page (on the WordPress Dashboard). Scrolling down the to the bottom of this menu, we’ll click on Options, and in the list of options, we’ll make sure that the Custom Fields option is selected.
With the custom fields option accessible (appearing just below the post’s content-box), we’ll click on Enter New to create an entirely new field, with a new name.
The label that we assign here is purely for us to be able to recognize the field, which is why I would prefer to name this field “Estimated time to complete lesson.”
We’ll also add the value, the duration of this particular lesson, which I’ll estimate as being “25min.” and click on Add CustomField to complete this quick procedure.
Another thing we could do to spruce up our lesson pages is to design a cool template for them.
Step 3: Creating and Designing a Lesson/Post Template
While we’re already on the WordPress Dashboard, we’ll go into the Templates tab. With the Theme Builder feature selected, we’re going to set up a template for our lesson posts the same as we would any other type of post.
We’ll click on Add New, select Single from the first drop-down menu, then select Post as our type of single asset. We’ll name it “Lesson,” and click on Create Template.
From here, we could go straight to the Elementor Editor to create a design from scratch, or we could use another template from the library to save ourselves time.
In the Library dialogue box, we’ll search for the “Course single” post or “single” lesson template (part of the kit we’ve already borrowed from).
Here you may find 2 almost identical templates. The difference between them is the button in the lower right-hand corner.