Docebo for WordPress

Integrate your WordPress Blog or website with Docebo.

Last Updated

November 13th, 2019

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Introduction

By integrating your WordPress Blog or website with your Docebo learning platform, you can transform your site into a WordPress LMS. Begin by downloading the Docebo plugin for WordPress here. Now, you can follow the process outlined below to activate the app from the Apps & Features section of your Docebo platform.

Please Note: Custom Plugins are not supported in WordPress.com (SaaS version of WordPress). You must have a hosted version (https://wordpress.org/) of your website in order to be able to install the Docebo WordPress App plugin. Please refer to this article for more details on differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org.

Activating the WordPress App in Docebo

Login to your platform as the Superadmin, then access the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner of your platform. Then, press the Add New Apps button in the top of your Admin Menu. Once you’re in the Apps & Features section, select the Third Party Integrations tab from the tabs menu. Then, in the list of apps in this tab, find WordPress, and press the Activate App button in the app’s row. Read the description in the pop up box, then press Install Now.

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Once the app is activated, you will also see that the API and SSO app was also activated by default (if not already active). Do not deactivate this app in your platform, otherwise you won’t be able to use your WordPress integration to its full potential.

Configuring the API and SSO App for WordPress

To set up your platform for your WordPress integration, you will first need configure the API and SSO app. Access the Admin Menu from the gear icon. Then, find the API and SSO section in the menu and press the Manage subitem.

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On the Settings page for the API and SSO app, stay in the SSO tab, then flag the option in the first section to Enable SSO with a third party software through a token. Then, type in a secret token hash of your choice and press Save Changes. Now you’re ready to set up the WordPress app.

Managing the WordPress App Info in Docebo

To configure your WordPress app, access the Admin Menu from the gear icon. Then, find the WordPress section in the menu and press the Settings subitem. On this page, you will see all of the information provided by your LMS that will be used for your plugin.

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At the top of the page, you will see the link to download the plugin, in case you haven’t done so already. The API Key, API Secret and SSO token will be used to configure this plugin. Now you can configure the plugin.

Configuring the Docebo Plugin for WordPress

Once the plugin is downloaded, log into your WordPress blog or website. Login to your WordPress blog or website and access the Dashboard. Then, from the plugins menu on your dashboard, activate the Docebo plugin. Each menu item will allow you to configure the interaction between your WordPress blog and your Docebo LMS. Let’s go through each item.

General Settings

First, choose which user scenario is right for you. If you want to keep your users in Docebo separate from WordPress, choose the first option. If you want to activate an SSO system that combines WordPress and Docebo login access, then choose the second option.

Now insert your Docebo LMS address as well as the API Key, Secret Key and the SSO token displayed on the WordPress Settings page in your learning platform (please refer the section above to learn more about retrieving this info).

Log in

This box will enable your users to login to your learning platform directly from a WordPress website without the SSO system. You can  insert the login box in your wordpress page using the shortcode [docebo_login] or by adding the Docebo Login widget.

You can customizd the block by adding a logo to your login box or, in case, to disable the usage of a logo (by default the plugin uses Docebo’s logo). You can also add a text below your logo if you would like to add instructions on login or simply use it as a communication text. You can customize your login box by setting its dimensions and style or you can manually edit the CSS file in WordPress.

Single Sign-on

– Text link. You can add a link that will redirect your users to your learning platform directly in your WordPress page. To do so, use the following shortcode: [docebo_sso_link text=”YOUR LINK TEXT HERE”]

– SSO box. You can also display a box with your latest progress and available courses in the platform. Use the [docebo_sso] shortcode or the Docebo SSO Widget in WordPress. You can customize the box by adding a title and an intro text. You can also set the box width and height and the text for the SSO button and choose its position (left, center or right). In the box options, select whether you want to display courses in which the user is enrolled and the last attended course. In the Customize Your SSO section, you can change your text and colors, or you can manually edit the CSS file by clicking the link in WordPress.

My Courses

This function shows users in which courses they are currently enrolled. By clicking on each course, the user will then be redirected to the learning platform. You can use the [docebo_mycourses] shortcode to view a complete list of the courses, indicating the block width and the number of courses to display. You can also add the My Courses widget from the learning platform to your page.

User Synchronization

This function will retrieve users from WordPress and add them to the Docebo Cloud. The username and password will be retrieved and users already in Docebo Cloud will not be added. After the first synchronization, every user added in WordPress will be automatically created in your Docebo platform.