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.

Video Walkthrough #

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’s email must be registered on the site and the student must confirm the link for the connection to be confirmed.

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.

5 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.

  2. Gyde Balzer Carstensen

    Could I use this plugin for something else and re-name the words ‘parent’ and student?

    My students may need to use some of my material with their advisors, who are my competitors. I would therefore like to know if/how they get access to my products and who they are. This could be a good way to provide an easy ‘regristration of your advisor’ option.

    It could also be structurs like:

    – team manager and team members
    – student and advisors (as explained above)
    – project manager and specialist/advisors

    I hope my question makes sense.

    Kind Regards,

    1. Hello Gyde,

      Yes, our plugin gives you the ability to create custom labels for the “parent” and “student”. If you go to your WordPress admin area, under Parent Access, there should be a “Custom Labels” tab where you can achieve this.

  3. I’d like to attach a single student to two different parents.

    I teach music lessons, some of my parents are divorced, I’d like them to be have seperate accounts but still be able to be attached to their kids.

    Also, I’m really curious, I want to be able to have a parent register for a course, and be able to link any kids they have to it.

    Example: 1 parent wants to buy a piano course and link 3 children to it.

    At the moment when I do this, I’m only able to link one child to the course before that’s not an option anymore.

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