How to generate a PDF certificate of completion

1. Navigate to the Certificates menu item in the left-hand navigation sidebar under WP Courseware.

2. Click Add New.

3. Give your new certificate a Title.

4. Choose Select Template.

5. In the following pop-up menu, you will select either one of WP Courseware’s two pre-built certificate templates or a blank template.

6. If you choose to use one of WP Courseware’s pre-built certificate templates, you will be taken to the certificate creation screen where several certificate fields will be pre-defined within the builder layout

From here, you can simply click on any certificate element to customize the element in the right-hand Block editor.

7. If you choose to use a blank template, you will be able to add certificate fields by clicking on the + icon in the certificate builder layout.

Within the top two rows, you will be able to choose from Student Name, Text Field, and Course Title.

8. Within the bottom row, you will be able to choose from Student Name, Text Field, Course Title, Image, Signature, or Certificate Detail. Choosing Certificate Detail will then allow you to select from a Text Entry field, the certificate recipient’s Cumulative Grade for the course, the Certificate Number, and the Certificate Expiration Date.

9. Once you have created and customized your certificate, click Publish

10. Your certificate will now be listed in the main Certificates listing screen where it can be previewed, if required.

11. To assign your new certificate to a course, navigate to the Courses menu item in the left-hand sidebar under the WP Courseware main menu heading. 

12. Choose the course to which you would like to assign the certificate.

13. In the course settings area, select the Certificate tab.

14. From the drop-down selection menu, choose the certificate you would like to assign to the course. 

15. Click Update.

CUSTOMIZABLE FIELDS

Below are the customizable fields available to display on your certificates and the customization options for each:

Student Name

A WP Courseware certificate block which will dynamically output the student’s name when the certificate is generated.

Customizable options include:

  • Text Color
  • Font Size
  • Font Family
  • Text Alignment
  • Underline the field?

Text Field

A WP Courseware certificate block which will output a static line of text when the certificate is generated. Useful for phrases such as Certificate of Completion, This Certifies That, Has Successfully Completed, etc.

Customizable options include:

  • Enter Certificate Text
  • Text Color
  • Font Size
  • Font Family
  • Text Alignment
  • Underline the field?

Course Title

A WP Courseware certificate block which will dynamically output the course title when the certificate is generated.

Customizable options include:

  • Text Color
  • Font Size
  • Font Family
  • Text Alignment
  • Underline the field?

Image

A WP Courseware certificate block which will output a single image when the certificate is generated.

Customizable options include:

  • Option to upload an image of 300px x 300px or less

Signature

A WP Courseware certificate block which will output a single signature image when the certificate is generated.

Customizable options include:

  • Option to upload an image of 300px x 300px or less

Certificate Detail

The Certificate Detail block encompasses four elements:

Text Entry

A WP Courseware certificate block which will output a static line of text when the certificate is generated. Useful for phrases such as Certificate of Completion, This Certifies That, Has Successfully Completed, etc.

Customizable options include:

  • Enter Certificate Text
  • Text Color
  • Font Size
  • Font Family
  • Text Alignment
  • Underline the field?

Cumulative Grade

A WP Courseware certificate block which will dynamically output the student’s final cumulative grade for all quizzes within the course when a certificate is generated.

Customizable options include:

  • Text Color
  • Font Size
  • Font Family
  • Text Alignment
  • Underline the field?
  • Grade Show/Hide

Certificate Number

A WP Courseware certificate block which will dynamically output a unique certificate number when a certificate is generated.

Customizable options include:

  • Text Color
  • Font Size
  • Font Family
  • Text Alignment
  • Underline the field?
  • Certificate Number Show/Hide
  • Certificate Number Prefix (if required)
  • Certificate Number Length

Certificate Expiration

A WP Courseware certificate block which will dynamically output a unique certificate expiration date when a certificate is generated.

Customizable options include:

  • Text Color
  • Font Size
  • Font Family
  • Text Alignment
  • Underline the field?
  • Select Date Format

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