How to Create a Link Between a Parent and Student Documentation - Honors WP
How to Create a Link Between a Parent and Student

Step 1: To create a link between parent and student as an administrator, navigate to Parent Access in your WordPress dashboard.

Parent & Student Access plugin from WordPress admin area.

Step 2: Click Create New Link

Step 3: Select which parents and students to link from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Click Save.

Parent & Student Access for LearnDash admin view.

The parent and student link will appear as a link but the student must accept the invite link via email for the link to be confirmed.

Parent & Student Access for LearnDash parent linked to student.

Creating a parent and student link can be done on the front-end of the website using the Parent & Student Access plugin’s shortcode.

Step 1: Create a page and call it anything you want.

Step 2: Add the following shortcode to the page:


This will display a page where students can be added with email, without email, and allow courses to be linked.

Parent & Student Access for LearnDash account link page.

Add Student With Email #

Step 1: Navigate to the page where you inserted the [ldpa_link_accounts] shortcode.

Parent add student link page.

Step 2: Type in the student’s email address and click Add Child. The student must confirm the link for the connection to be confirmed.

Adding Student With Email Video Walkthrough #

Add Student Without Email #

For this setting to be enabled, admins must allow parents to add students without an email address.

Parent & Student Access for LearnDash adding students without email screenshot.

Step 1: Fill out the student’s first name, last name, give them a username, and create a password. An auto-generated password will display if you choose to use that.

Step 2: Click Add Child. The student will be assigned a default email. E.g. “[parent email]”.

Parent & Student Access for LearnDash linked students under a parent's account.

Adding Student Without Email Video Walkthrough #

2 thoughts on “How to Create a Link Between a Parent and Student”

  1. This is not clear. Do the children need to have their own unique email addresses? There is very little information included here, so it is not clear. I need a solution where the linked child account does not need it’s own email address.

    Thanks for your help.

    1. Hello Peter,

      Students do not need their own email address to be added by a parent. When a student is added, they will be assigned a “default” email address such as “”. We are currently working on updating our documentation to be more clear.

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