LifterLMS

Description

LifterLMS is a powerful WordPress LMS plugin that makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses and training based membership websites. LifterLMS works with any well-coded WordPress theme and all the popular WordPress page builders (like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, etc.). As an engaged WordPress community member, LifterLMS actively encourages and helps other great plugins integrate with LifterLMS like Affiliate WP, Monster Insights, WP Fusion, the most popular form plugins, GamiPress, Astra Pro, the Course Scheduler, and many more. You can also connect your WordPress LMS website to 1,500+ other apps via Zapier. LifterLMS is one of only 11 WordPress plugins listed in the Zapier app directory.

LifterLMS strikes a beautiful balance in being an all-in-one solution while also integrating with other best of breed technologies relevant to course creators and membership site owners.

Similar to WooCommerce and WordPress, LifterLMS gives back to the open source WordPress community by contributing the core LifterLMS plugin for FREE for the world to benefit from. We believe in free distributed learning for all. LifterLMS exists to democratize education in the digital classroom.

At it’s core LifterLMS exists to lift up others through education.

You do NOT need a separate ecommerce or membership plugin made by a different company to use LifterLMS! All that and more is included with LifterLMS so you can avoid the “Software Frankenstein” problem (too many plugins made by different companies that don’t work well together have different levels of support).

LifterLMS is also known for having a thriving well supported user community through, active listening, social engagement and robust documentation.

We encourage you to get to know us by signing up for a $1 temporary 30 Day website on our servers with the core LifterLMS plugin AND all the premium add-ons intalled. This demo allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes to your demo site so you can see them in action together.

Are you ready to Try LifterLMS for $1? 🚀

You’ll see why so many people like you are starting with or switching to LifterLMS.

Who Uses LifterLMS?

  • WordPress Freelancers
  • WordPress Agencies
  • WordPress Educators like Shawn Hesketh at WP101
  • IT Departments
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Entrepreneurs
  • CEU Publishers
  • Schools
  • Organizations
  • Governments
  • Enterprise Companies
  • DIY (Do It Yourselfers)

What Types of People Use LifterLMS?

1) Builders

The WordPress developers, designers & IT pros who build LMS websites and training portals for clients, employers & themselves

2) Starters

Do-it-yourself innovators who are looking to create high value online courses, coaching or training based membership websites

3) Switchers

People who have outgrown a hosted platform or an incomplete WordPress stack looking for more power, control and better support

Who Makes LifterLMS?

The LifterLMS team is a diverse group of talented course creators, developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs. Before developing the LifterLMS product we consulted and built custom training based membership sites for clients all over the world. It was through many years experience building high end custom WordPress LMS websites for the expert industry, that the LifterLMS project was born.

Because 5 years ago we couldn’t find a plugin that provided a rock solid all-in-one foundation for training websites, we decided to build LifterLMS and contribute the core plugin to you and the WordPress community.

LifterLMS is course & membership creation software built by course creators and a talented technical team. We understand WordPress, ecommerce, eLearning, engaegment, gamification, conversion optimization, the website building insudtry, and the needs of the online teacher coach, and training professional.

You can learn more about the people behind LifterLMS here.

LifterLMS By The Numbers …

  • 4,348,041 Enrollments powered by LifterLMS
  • 6,570,731 Course and lesson completions powered by LifterLMS
  • 86,807 Achievement badges awarded by LifterLMS
  • 120,728 Certificates awarded by LifterLMS
  • Over 9,000 active installs
  • 108 5 star reviews

LifterLMS Features

Start with our core free plugin and scale-up as your business grows!

Make Money Building an Education-Based Business

LifterLMS plus one payment gateway like Stripe or PayPal is powerful enough to get you started on your journey!

  • Credit card payments
  • One-time payments
  • Recurring payments
  • Payment plans
  • Unlimited pricing models
  • PayPal
  • Subscriptions
  • Checkout
  • Free courses
  • Course bundles
  • Private coaching upsells
  • Coupons
  • Bulk sales
  • Affiliate ready
  • Native sales pages
  • Offline sales
  • Customizable enrollment
  • Country and currency
  • E-commerce dashboard
  • Credit card management
  • Subscription switching
  • Payment switching
  • Native Zapier integration

Create Courses

  • Multimedia lessons
  • Quizzes
  • Course builder
  • Drip Content
  • Pre-requisites
  • Course tracks
  • Assignments (coming soon)
  • Quiz time limits
  • Student dashboard
  • Multi-instructor
  • Lesson downloads
  • Course import & export
  • Discussion areas
  • Instructional design
  • Forum integrations
  • Graphics pack
  • Course reviews

Engage Your Students

  • Achievement badges
  • Certificates
  • Personalized email
  • Social learning
  • Private coaching
  • Text messaging

Offer Memberships

  • Sitewide membership
  • Course bundles
  • Traditional memberships
  • Automatic course enrollment
  • Bulk course enrollment
  • Content restrictions
  • Members-only payment plans
  • Private group discussions
  • Members-only forums

Integrate with the Tools You Need

  • Payment gateways
  • Email marketing
  • Forums
  • Mobile friendly
  • Use any theme
  • Built for compatibility
  • CRMs
  • E-learning authoring tools
  • Tin Can API (xAPI)

Secure and Protect Your Content

  • Course protection
  • User account management and registration
  • Members-only content
  • Restricted access
  • Password management
  • Self-hosted

Own and Manage Your Platform

  • Detailed reporting
  • Gradebook
  • Email notifications
  • Bulk enrollments
  • Student management
  • Access management
  • Web design management
  • Branding & Typography
  • LMS Roles
  • Security
  • Require terms
  • Scaleable
  • Layout
  • Testing tools

Get Support

Further Reading

Extend and Enhance LifterLMS with Add-ons

Advanced

Increase your training program’s value with these engagement add-ons

Integrations

Integrate with the third-party tools you know and love

Design Tools

Make your learning platform beautiful

Support

Our world-class support has your back and all of our paid products include priority private support with the LifterLMS development team

  • LifterLMS Support Ticket System
  • Liftoff Sessions access with live screensharing
  • LifterLMS Office Hours is weekly Mastermind group hosted by LifterLMS CEO Chris Badgett

Save Big with a Bundle

Save money while unlocking the full potential of your learning platform

  • Level up your online course website with our ecommerce, design, marketing technology, and automation tools with the Universe Bundle
  • Add even more engagement and student transformation potential to your immersive training programs with our entire suite of products including advanced features used by the best teachers, experts, and coaches with the Infinity Bundle

Give LifterLMS a Try

There are many ways to take LifterLMS for a test drive

  • Go ahead and install the free core LifterLMS plugin right now
  • Get a temporary 30 Day website on our servers with the core LifterLMS plugin AND all the premium add-ons intalled. This demo website allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes, but this demo site is not something you get to keep after the 30 days are over. Try LifterLMS for $1 now.
  • Another way to test LifterLMS out is to see what the student experience is like. Take a free course on how to build a LifterLMS website in 20 minutes. Take a Free Course now.

What Others Are Saying

WP101.com serves more than 30,000 members, so it’s no small challenge to migrate to a new membership plugin. We spent more than a year carefully evaluating dozens of LMS and membership plugins before we finally discovered LifterLMS. It was the only plugin that checked all the boxes for our needs. And the LifterLMS team also shares our passion for creating better online learning experiences. In particular, we deeply resonate with their goal of restoring the human touch to online learning—something that is absent from most online courses today.”

Shawn Hesketh, Owner, WP101

“As a former School Teacher, professional User Experience Designer, and current online course creator – I can honestly attribute much of our success to LifterLMS and it’s consideration for multiple learning modalities, UI/UX out of the box, and natural student Engagement opportunities. In less than 10 months we’ve gone from $0 to $300K in revenue with LifterLMS playing a huge part in that!! I’m looking forward to everything that comes next from the creators of LifterLMS!!”

Sarah Lorenzen, Teacher, Entrepreneur

“LifterLMS has been the best decision we have made towards the build out of our online Learning Management site and community. The breadth and depth of what Lifter offers in a few WordPress plugins exceeds anything else we evaluated as it includes: easy course construction, integrated eCommerce, community capabilities, gamification and the support for delivery of 1-on-1 coaching collaboration services. Lifter also has pre-built integrations with other key WordPress technologies we wanted to use. Lifter has attracted a solid community and support network of leading experts to help guide anyone who wants to transform the world or their industry with online training. Chris and the Lifter team are real people, and they care.”

Michael Wolf, CEO, emPowering NOW LLC (Golden XPR)

“I bought/installed LifterLMS yesterday then spent the day having a blast! Two years ago I started writing a book, which morphed into wanting to present the material online in a more interactive way. I started my website from scratch in January and installing the LMS was a milestone moment! A milestone moment that turned out to be one joy right after the other! I’m always amazed when something is made easy! The LifterLMS product is amazing!! Power to the people! Really quite extraordinary to have something so helpful be able to be in the hands of regular folk.”

Margot Worthy, Author, Teacher

LifterLMS in Action

  • Success Stories — Discover these amazing stories and accomplishments from our community.
  • Showcase — Check out these websites using LifterLMS

Join Our Growing Community

When you download LifterLMS, you join a thriving community of education entrepreneurs, developers, and WordPress enthusiasts. We’re one of the fastest growing open source eLearning communities online, and you are welcome here.

If you’re interested in contributing to LifterLMS, head over to the LifterLMS GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.

Want to add a new language to LifterLMS? Swell! You can contribute at translate.wordpress.org.

Also I’d like to invite you to the LifterLMS VIP Facebook group so you can check out what other LifterLMS users are up to and ask questions to the community. We also have an engaged LifterLMS Slack community with live developer office hours if you would like to connect in Slack.

The mission of LifterLMS is to democratize education in the digital classroom. Our vision is to lift up others through education.

We invite you to let us guide you to a successful training platform through our WordPress LMS technology, trainings and support systems. We want you to avoid the common mistakes, avoid the Software Frankenstein problem, and NOT waste any time.

LifterLMS helps you ACCELERATE.

Here’s What I’d Like You To Do Next …

Install the free LifterLMS plugin on your website from here on WordPress, then …

Try out all the premium add-ons for $1 by signing up >>HERE<<

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Screenshots

  • LifterLMS Courses
  • LifterLMS Pricing Tables
  • LifterLMS Checkout
  • LifterLMS Lessons
  • LifterLMS Achievement Earned
  • LifterLMS Achievement Badges
  • LifterLMS Quiz Results
  • LifterLMS Student Dashboard
  • LifterLMS Certificates
  • LifterLMS Sales Reporting
  • LifterLMS Student Reporting
  • LifterLMS Enrollment Reporting
  • LifterLMS Sidebar Widgets
  • LifterLMS Subscription Management
  • LifterLMS Settings
  • LifterLMS Course Builder
  • LifterLMS Lesson Settings
  • LifterLMS Engagements
  • LifterLMS Email Engagements
  • LifterLMS Course Access Plans
  • LifterLMS Update Upcoming Order Details
  • LifterLMS Lock Down Non LMS Content with Memberships
  • LifterLMS Membership Course Bundles and Auto Enrollment
  • LifterLMS Business to Business Bulk Enrollment Activations with Vouchers

Installation

Minimum System Requirements

LifterLMS Requires

  • PHP 7.2 or later
  • MySQL 5.6 or later
  • WordPress 4.0 or later

Visit our full system requirements for additional information.

Automatic Installation

This is the simplest way to install LifterLMS as it utilizes WordPress to handle file transfers and you never need to leave the web browser or admin panel.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
  3. In the search field type “LifterLMS” and click “Search Plugins”
  4. Once you’ve located LifterLMS click “Install Now”
  5. Once installation is complete, click “Activate”

Manual Installation

To manually install LifterLMS you’ll need to download the zip file using the “Download” link on this screen. You’ll then need to use FTP to manually upload the files to the proper directory on your webserver.

Please see this WordPress Codex document for full instruction on Manual Plugin Installation.

Setup Wizard

After installing LifterLMS for the first time you will be redirected to the Setup Wizard. This wizard will walk quickly configure LifterLMS so you can get to course creating as quickly as possible. At the conclusion you’ll have the option to import a sample course.

You can return to the setup wizard at any time by following these steps.

FAQ

Where do I buy LifterLMS add-ons or bundles?

You can explore the individual add-ons here or save BIG with a bundle

Are there any troubleshooting steps you’d suggest I try that might resolve my issue before I post a new thread?

First, make sure that you’re running the latest version of LifterLMS. And if you’ve got any other LifterLMS extensions or themes, make sure those are running the most current version as well.

The most common issues we see are either plugin conflicts, theme conflicts, or outdated servers. You can test if a plugin or theme is conflicting by manually deactivating other plugins until just LifterLMS is running on your site. If the issue persists from there, revert to the default Twenty Fifteen theme. If the issue is resolved after deactivating a specific plugin or your theme, you’ll know that is the source of the conflict. If it is a hosting issue, contact your web host and make sure they’re running the most current version of PHP.

Also be sure to check out the official LifterLMS Knowledge Base.

I’m still stuck. Where do I go to file a bug or ask a question?

Users of the free LifterLMS should post their questions in the plugin’s WordPress.org forum. If you find you’re not getting support in as timely a fashion as you wish, you might want to consider purchasing a product from LifterLMS so you can access the LifterLMS support team.

If you’re already a LifterLMS customer, you can simply log into your account and contact the support team directly on the LifterLMS website. We can provide a deeper level of support in there and address your needs on a daily basis during the work week. Generally, except in times of increased support loads, we reply to all comments within 12 business hours.

LifterLMS is awesome! Can you set it all up for me?

LifterLMS offers technical support, but we do not offer custom website development services. However, we do recommend third party LifterLMS Experts who can help with web design, web development, instructional design or marketing for a fee. Click here to visit the LifterLMS Experts page.

I’m interested in LifterLMS add-ons, but there are a few questions I’ve got before making the purchase. Can you help me get those addressed?

Absolutely. If you’re not finding your questions answered on the product pages, you can ask your presales questions through this contact form. You can also connect live with a member of our team here.

What add-ons are available for LifterLMS, and where can I read more about them?

You can find a full list of official LifterLMS Add-ons here

I have a feature idea. What’s the best way to tell you about it?

We care about your feature ideas and what you have to say. You can request a feature, vote on existing feature requests, and checkout the product roadmap.

I still have questions. Where can I find answers?

Be sure you’ve taken the free tutorial training video course: How to Create an Online Course with LifterLMS. We also encourage you to get to know us by signing up for a $1 temporary 30 Day website on our servers which comes with the core LifterLMS plugin all our add-ons intalled. This demo allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. Check it out here: Try LifterLMS for $1.

I’m interested in contributing to LifterLMS, how can I start?

LifterLMS is an open-source project. We manage our team, developers, issues, and code on GitHub.

We welcome contributions of all kinds, anyone can contribute even if you don’t write code! Check out our Contributor’s Guidelines to get started.

I found a security vulnerability or issue, how can I report it to the team?

The LifterLMS team takes security issues and vulnerabilities very seriously. We appreciate your efforts to responsibly disclose your findings, and will make every effort to acknowledge your contributions.

Please contact team@lifterlms.com to report a security vulnerability.

You can review our full security policy at https://lifterlms.com/security-policy.

Reviews

March 21, 2020
Most of LifterLMS it very good and straight forward. The LifterLMS developer do a very god job in general! They really help us a lot while Corona crises. Thankyou very much! But I experienced few minor hazels: - Fall-back by the translations is a mess. But if you set it up in a unconvention way, it works well: See https://wordpress.org/support/topic/translation-not-loaded-2/ - The Quiz Builder is very hard to use on displays smaller then ~ 1600x900px. If you know how, it works, but a lot of unessery scrolling. - As fare no way to deactivate payment process in general. - No way to individually (per course or even lesson) rename the "next", "previous" or "finnished" buttons. - No way to individually rename the therm "course", "lesson", "quiz" for the front-page. (We wound like to rename: "course" => "lesson"; "lesson" => "exercise"; "quiz" => "review"..., May other users need different therms. Give the user the possibility to set the individual needed therms.) - All permalinks of courses and lessons are wasted, if you change translation languages!! PS: The support in this forum is very good! Thanks!
March 9, 2020
The Lifter LMS software is the best LMS software I've found. The support team has great knowledge and is interested in each user's needs. I recommend using Lifter LMS with the highest compliments that can be given!!!!
February 28, 2020
Хороший плагин, и конкурсы интересные... А если серьезно, большое спасибо вашей команде, за то что поддерживаете развитие плагина и помогаете таким неучам как я решать простые задачи
February 17, 2020
It is amazing plugin and better than others $$$ LMS plugin. I have tested all the popular options but LifterLMS is best and works out of the Box. It is easy to use and customize and also offer Powerful features and Membership Levels which is just amazing. It is completely free with almost no upsell tactics with a dedicated add-ons page to add more options and features in your site. Thank you LifterLMS Team <3.
February 10, 2020
Olá, venho aqui relatar que o LifterLMS sem sombra de dúvidas é o melhor sistema para cursos EAD do mercado. Além de Open-Source os seus recursos são completos. E olha que nem testei ainda os Addons mais espero fazer isso muito em breve.
January 27, 2020
I've been with lifter LMS for the last few years. Their ability to continue to add features and their exemplary customer service keep me coming back. The founders of lifter LMS believe in a freemium example where people get to use a base level of the product for free, not denying that that is what attracted me at first. Once I tried it, I signed up for the Infinity bundle and now have access to weekly masterminds and other professionals using the system. It's a great community and the product does what I need it to do.
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Contributors & Developers

“LifterLMS” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“LifterLMS” has been translated into 18 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “LifterLMS” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

v3.37.16 – 2020-03-31

  • Bugfix: Fix issue causing student dashboard notification view to work incorrectly.

v3.37.15 – 2020-03-27

Security Notice

This releases fixes a security issue. Please upgrade immediately!

Props to Omri Herscovici and Sagi Tzadik from Check Point Research who found and disclosed the vulnerability resolved in this release.

Updates & Bug Fixes

  • Excluded page.* events in order to keep the events table small.
  • Fixed error encountered when errors encountered validating custom fields. Thanks to @wenchen!
  • Fixed issue causing course pagination issues in certain scenarios.

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.11

  • Bugfix: Correctly store user billing_postcode meta data.
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue preventing course.created (and other post.created) webhooks from firing.

v3.37.14 – 2020-03-25

  • Update: Added the ability to view the PHP error log file (as defined by ini_get( 'error_log' ) ) on the LifterLMS -> Status -> Logs page.
  • Update: Added strict comparisons for various condition checks.
  • Bugfix: Fixed an issue where users might be redirected to the wrong course following a course import at the conclusion of the setup wizard.
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue with tracking event data being lost due to cookie size limitations.
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue potentially encountered when checking user capabilities for certificates and achievements.
  • Bugfix: Fixed an issue preventing additional instances of the JS LLMS.Storage class from being instantiated.

v3.37.13 – 2020-03-10

  • Remove usage of internal functions marked as deprecated.

v3.37.12 – 2020-03-10

Updates

  • Tested up to WordPress Core version 5.4.
  • Added support for post revisions for course, lesson, and mebership post types.

Developer updates

  • Added strict comparisons for various condition checks.
  • Added a new filter, llms_builder_{$post_type}_force_delete which allows control over whether a post is moved to the trash or immediately deleted when trashed via the course builder.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed the name of the “actions” column on the quiz reporting screen.
  • Fixed PHP warnings resulting from functions used to exclude order notes from comment counts.
  • Fixed issue causing order notes to be included in the count displayed on the admin comments list despite their exclusion from the table itself.
  • Fixed PHP notice thrown on the WordPress menu editor interface encountered when student dashboard endpoints have been deleted or removed.
  • Fixed issue causing quotes to be encoded in various email, achievement, and certificate fields.

Deprecations

The following have been deprecated with no replacements and will be removed in the next major update:

  • LLMS_Course_Factory::get_course()
  • LLMS_Course_Factory::get_lesson()
  • LLMS_Course_Factory::get_product()
  • LLMS_Course_Factory::get_quiz()
  • LLMS_Course_Factory::get_question()
  • LLMS_Course_Handler::get_users_not_enrolled()

v3.37.11 – 2020-03-03

Updates

  • Resolved a conflict with the “Starter Templates” plugin which made it impossible to edit quizzes while the plugin was enabled.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue causing lesson post authors to be “lost” when adding an existing lesson to a course.
  • Fixed an issue causing php notices to be generated during existing lesson addition on the course builder.
  • Fixed an issue causing course bbPress forums to be lost when editing that course using the “Quick Edit” function from the courses table.

LifterLMS REST v1.0.0-beta.10

  • Added text domain to i18n functions that were missing the domain.
  • Added a “trigger” parameter to enrollment-related endpoints.
  • Added llms_rest_enrollments_item_schema, llms_rest_prepare_enrollment_object_response, llms_rest_enrollment_links filter hooks.
  • Fixed setting roles instead of appending them when updating user, thanks @pondermatic!
  • Fixed return when the enrollment to be deleted doesn’t exist, returns 204 instead of 404.
  • Fixed ‘context’ query parameter schema, thanks @pondermatic!

v3.37.10 – 2020-02-19

  • Update: Exclude the privacy policy page from the sitewide restriction.
  • Update: Added filter llms_enable_open_registration.
  • Fix: Notices are printed on pages configured as a membership restriction redirect page.
  • Fix: Do not apply membership restrictions on the page set as membership’s restriction redirect page.
  • Fix: Added flag to print notices when landing on the redirected page.

v3.37.9 – 2020-02-11

  • Updated CSS classes used in privacy policy text suggestions per changes in WordPress core 5.3. Thanks @garretthyder!
  • Added privacy exported group descriptions. Thanks @garretthyder!
  • Added filters llms_user_enrollment_allowed_post_types & llms_user_enrollment_status_allowed_post_types which allow 3rd parties to enroll users into additional post types via core enrollment methods.
  • Added option for admin settings fields to show an asterisk for required fields.
  • Added option for integration plugins can now add automatically generated “Settings” link to the plugins screen.
  • Bugfix: Fixed an IE compatibility issue related to usage of Object.assign().

v3.37.8 – 2020-01-21

  • Fix: Student quiz attempts are now automatically deleted when a quiz is deleted.
  • Fix: “Orphaned” quizzes (those with no parent course and/or lesson) can be deleted from the Quiz reporting table.
  • Fix: Quiz IDs on the quiz reporting screen now link to the quiz within the course builder. If the quiz is an “orphan” there will be no link.

v3.37.7 – 2020-01-08

  • Fix error resulting from undefined default value.
  • Fix PHP 7.4 deprecation notice.

View the full changelog