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How to Create A Stage Released Course (Drip Content)

To build a course that can drip content on your WordPress site, use AccessAlly’s Stage Released model. A Stage-Release Course is set up so that portions of the course content are released sequentially over time

A Stage-Release Course contains three types of permission tags:

  1. Global permission tags – these are given the moment someone opts-in or purchases the course, and can be used to trigger an automation AND give access to the “main page” of a course.
  2. Module permission tags – these are used inside your CRM automation to determine when each module is released to the student.
  3. Instant Access permission tag – this tag gives instant access to ALL modules simultaneously (tutorial)

If you’re looking for a way to create a Standalone Course, where the entire course content is released at once, please see this tutorial: How to Create A Standalone Course With AccessAlly.

How to Drip Content Using the Stage Released Setup

There are many different ways to drip content on your WordPress site:

  1. A time-based-release (powered entirely by a CRM automation), so that each module is released sequentially after a certain period of time. The tutorial below uses this setup.
  2. Release a module after a user completes a quiz from the previous lesson – this is a helpful feature if you want to require your students to receive a passing grade on a lesson or module before allowing them to continue on through the course. Learn how in this tutorial: How to Release A Course Module When A User Submits a Quiz

Part I: Course Setup Inside AccessAlly

The Course Creation Wizard makes it easy to set up the basic format, course info, and permission tags.

The permission tags will also be used in the next step of the setup, when you build the automation half inside your CRM.

Part II: Automation Setup Inside Your CRM

After you’ve created your Stage Released Course with the Course Creation Wizard, it’s time to build out the automation inside your CRM.

This is a necessary step.

Please see this tutorial: How to Set Up the CRM Automation for Your Stage-Release Course

Updated on July 2, 2019

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