WP Courses LMS


WP Courses is a full-featured, free learning management system ( LMS ) that integrates seamlessly with any WordPress theme. It allows you to create unlimited courses right on your WordPress website, restrict lesson content, track user progress and much more.

  • WP Courses is 100% FREE
  • Create Unlimited courses
  • Integrates with any theme
  • Restrict content to logged in users only
  • Users can track lessons they’ve viewed
  • Users can track lessons they’ve completed
  • Mobile and desktop friendly
  • Create video or text-based lessons
  • Easy to use and setup
  • Well supported with over a dozen video tutorials

If you’d like to see WP Courses in action, you can view a demo here.

There is a premium version of WP Courses which includes the following add-ons:

  • WooCommerce Integration: Sell your courses right in your WooCommerce store. Works with PayPal, Stripe, credit cards and much more.
  • PMPro integration: Sell members only access to your courses.
  • Quizzes: Add quizzes to you courses, track quiz results and more.
  • File Attachments: Attach files like PDF’s, audio, images and more to your lessons.
  • User Progress: Allows users to track previous lessons they’ve viewed.
  • What’s New Widget: Displays new courses, lessons and teachers.

Download WP Courses now and take it for a spin!


  • The lesson view is where people actually take your courses. They can browse lessons with the lesson navigation and view whatever lesson content is included with each lesson.
  • The course view allows your website visitors to browse courses by category and view some details about each course.


  1. Copy the plugin folder into your WordPress plugin directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. Go to “Appearance->Menus”
  4. Click “Custom Links” and where it says “URL” enter “yourdomain.com/course” where “yourdomain.com” is your domain name
  5. Where it says “Link Text” you can include any text you’d like. This is the text your website visitors will see when they’re navigating your website.
  6. Click “Add to Menu”
  7. Drag and drop the new menu item in the order you would like it to appear in your menu
  8. Click “Save Menu”
  9. Click “WP Courses->Course Difficulties” and create at least one course difficulty. For example, easy, medium and difficult or 1, 2 and 3.
  10. Click “WP Courses->Course Categories” and create at least one category
  11. Click “WP Courses->Teachers” and create at least one teacher
  12. Create a course by clicking “WP Courses->Courses” and fill in the title, content and other applicable info
  13. Create lessons by clicking “WP Courses->Lessons” and make sure to connect the lesson(s) you make to the course(s) you’ve made. If you are embedding a video, use the embed code. The embed code starts with “iframe”.
  14. Order the lessons by going to “WP Courses->Order Lessons.” Select a course from the dropdown menu and drag and drop the lessons for that course in the order you’d like them to appear.


January 11, 2017
Just installed and set up a demo course quickly. Simple to use. I'll be testing the plugin alongside registration systems like forms and membership plugins so we'll see how things go. Of course, adding quizzes would be lovely. Looking forward to the development of this plugin. Congrats.
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“WP Courses LMS” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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1.0.2 =* Release
1.0.3 =* Fixed several bugs including scrolling to lesson current lessons and starting course on the right lesson.
1.2.0 =* UI overhaul and additional features
1.3.0 =* Added completed lesson tracking and additional options
1.3.1 =* Fixed issue with shared function name between WP Courses and the quiz extension
1.3.2 =* Fixed issue with completeled lesson tracking throwing error when empty
1.3.21 =* Fixed error being thrown by empty variable on options page
1.3.4 =* Added support for WooCommerce integration. New filters etc.
1.3.41 =* Fixed bug with course ordering not working in course archive and category templates