The Arlo and LearnDash integration plugin links your Arlo platform with your LearnDash platform. When installed, it will enable your LearnDash platform to communicate with Arlo using Arlo’s REST Auth API.
So what is an API?
You may have heard the term API used in relation to systems, but not fully understood what it means. An API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and in simple terms, it typically allows two separate platforms to talk to one another.
A great way to visualise an API is to think of it as a waiter at a restaurant. The waiter acts as the intermediary between you and the kitchen of the restaurant, taking requests and bringing you your food.
As a comparison, we look at the steps involved in a trip to a restaurant and compare them to the way the Arlo and LearnDash integration plugin works.
|Step||Trip to a restaurant||Arlo and LearnDash integration plugin|
|1||You look through the menu||The Arlo API has a list of available resources (like a menu) that allow you to retrieve different pieces of information from Arlo.|
|2||You tell the waiter which dish you would like to order||The plugin tells Arlo that it needs a list of people on a specific Arlo event|
|3||The waiter goes to the kitchen and brings you your food||The Arlo API retrieves a list of learners on a specific event|
|4||You eat your food||The plugin enrols the learners onto a courses or groups|
|5||You pay the restaurant for your food by giving some money to the waiter||The plugin acknowledges that learners have completed their courses and tells Arlo to mark their event registration as completed|
So there you have it! The Arlo-LearnDash Integration plugin gives you an easy way to benefit from an API, without all the technical complexities. Just download, install, customise and you’re ready to sell elearning to your customers!