ProPanel is LearnDash’s own reporting plugin. It is a separate plugin that needs to be installed & activated just like any other WordPress plugin. Once activated, it displays 5 reporting widgets on your Dashboard in the WordPress admin area.
ProPanel reports are accessible in three main ways:
By default, ProPanel reports are only visible in the admin area to Administrators & Group Leaders.
Login to your WordPress admin area and navigate to Dashboard > Home. ProPanel adds 5 dashboard widgets to this screen:
If you don’t see the widgets, click on Screen Options in the top-right corner, and check the boxes next to all ProPanel widgets.
There is a corresponding shortcode for each of the 5 ProPanel widgets. You can use them in combination with the WordPress block editor or any page builder to create your own reporting page. You can even use other tools/plugins to show & hide these shortcodes so that only certain users or user roles can see them.
The widgets work exactly the same as the Dashboard widgets, only they are available on the frontend of your site.
We’ll talk more about the available options for each shortcode, as well as how to use them to build custom reporting dashboards, in the dedicated lesson on ProPanel Shortcodes.
You can append
/?ld_propanel to any URL on your site and it will display all of the ProPanel widgets on the page. However, none of your site design is included on this page. There is no header, footer, or styles of any kind.
In most cases, I would recommend using the shortcodes over this method.
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