WP Courses LMS – Online Course Creation, eLearning, and Learning Management System

Description

WP Courses LMS is a full-featured, free learning management system ( LMS ) that makes creating courses on your WordPress site easier than ever with an intuitive interface, drag-and-drop tools, video tutorials and more.

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Integrates Seamlessly with Practically Any Theme

WP Courses has been designed to seamlessly integrate with any theme inlcuding popular theme and website builders like Divi and Elementor. There are also plenty of design options to help match the design of your website.

Mobile-Friendly

Courses are easy to navigate and look beautiful on any device.

No Coding Required

No coding knowledge is necessary for creating great looking courses.

Progress Tracking

Keep your students engaged with progress tracking. Icons and progress bars show your students which lessons they’ve viewed and completed. You can also view any of your student’s progress in the admin area.

Analytics Dashboard

See which courses are the most popular, which students are most engaged and how many people are viewing and completing lessons each day.

Restrict Lesson Content

Restrict your lesson content to logged in users only with the click of a button. Individual lessons can be restricted for fine control over your content’s visibility.

Create Any Type of Lesson

Video lessons are supported with videos hosted on Vimeo, YouTube, VdoCipher and other platforms. You can also create lessons with text, audio, images and more.

Seamless Browsing Experience

Browse by category or in one large collection. Each course has its own page with an area for a description, video and any other type of content you’d like to include.

Actively Supported and Developed

This plugin is actively supported and developed with new updates and features added regularly.

Fully Supports Translations

A tutorial on translating WP Courses can be found here.

Premium Version – Sell, Market and Engage

There is a premium version available 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.
  • Quizzes: Add quizzes, track quiz results and more.
  • Certificates: Award certificates to your students for completing certain actions like completing a course or scoring a certain percentage on a quiz.
  • Badges: Award badges to your students for completing certain actions like completing a lesson or scoring a certain percentage on a quiz.
  • Automated Emails: The perfect marketing and engagment tool that allows you to trigger emails based on specific actions completed by your users such as viewing specific lessons, or scoring a certain percentage on a quiz.
  • File Attachments: Attach files like PDF’s, audio, images and more to your lessons.

Screenshots

  • 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.
  • The profile page shortcode allows your users to easily track their progress.
  • Connect your lessons to courses and change their restriction quickly.
  • Powerful drag-and-drop module editor and lesson ordering.
  • Plenty of options.
  • Powerful front-end, real-time design options make integrating WP Courses with your theme super easy.
  • Built-in analytics that include lessons viewed, popular courses and most active students.

Installation

  1. Go to “Appearance->Menus” and create a new custom link to “mysite.com/?post_type=course” where “mysite.com” is your homepage URL.
  2. Click “Save Menu.”
  3. Create a new page called “my profile” or whatever else you’d like to call it.
  4. Include the shortcode [wpc_profile] in the profile page you just created.
  5. Go to “Appearance->Menus” and create a menu item which links to the profile page you just created.
  6. Click “Save Menu.”
  7. Click “WP Courses->Course Difficulties” and create at least one course difficulty. For example, easy, medium and difficult or 1, 2 and 3.
  8. Click “WP Courses->Course Categories” and create at least one category.
  9. Click “WP Courses->Teachers” and create at least one teacher.
  10. Create a course by clicking “WP Courses->Courses” and fill in the title, content and other applicable info.
  11. 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”.
  12. 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.

Reviews

April 8, 2022
I use another well-known LMS Plugin on one of our web properties, and chose to use WP Courses Plugin for this next project as it does a great job of simplifying the process of getting courses online, and ready to sell, quickly and without a lot of unnecessary extras. There are plenty of options if you need them, and lots of features to enable complex courses, modules, lessons and the like. I particularly like how simple it is to get up and running with badges and quizzes. The PRO pack is worth it for the files, emails and other features. On the support side, Myles is really great - open to ideas, quick to respond and on the ball. If you've struggled with other LMS plugins, this one is quicker, easier and more streamlined. Go for it!
August 18, 2021
It is a great way to build courses but I hope in the future to have the possibility to customize more and more every single part of it. Thanks
June 4, 2021
Parfait pour créer des leçons, tout est très bien expliqué et très simple à configurer, et en plus: on un excellent support!
January 21, 2021
The plugin is simple, functional and served the purpose. Myles was kind, supportive and addressed the queries I had. I am very hopeful and positive about its future. Great Work!
December 15, 2020
When we first downloaded this plug-in for a customer of ours everything worked fine. Eventually (5 months later) we started to actually implement the plug-in into the website. We quickly ran into an issue with our theme 'porto'. Apparently our theme stripped some of the plugin's code which wrecked our woocommerce. Now this may all sound terrible yet after contacting WP COURSES support, I assumed it would take several days to get a reply. Yet Myles replied that same evening with a possible solution. I've tried his solution which didn't help. Myles asked if I could give him our site's FTP & access to the site and after an hour he'd mailed back with the reply we hoped for. Myles made a seperate plug-in for our theme which implemented the scripts stripped from the footer, to our header which in turn solved the entire issue. Soon after that I had another issue with the videos being able to be downloaded when you'd self-host them and add them as an iframe. Even then Myles gave 4 diffrent solutions, in the end they didn't work seperatly, yet with some common sense I used his recommended plug-in and some code and made it work. Honestly I've never seen anyone reply and be as supportive as Myles English. He is truly dedicated to his plugins which is to be commended. Based on everything Myles has done for and alongside us, he dserves no less than 5 stars and if anyone would ever need a not-overpriced yet still well functioning LMS plug-in that delivers quality, I'd certainly recommend WP COURSES.
July 28, 2020
I tried at least 4, maybe 5 different WordPress LMS plugins. None of them met the needs of my course. I was lucky to find this one, WP Courses, and it worked out perfectly. I love that there's a free version to try it out and then can upgrade later. I installed it and was able to easily configure it without reading any directions. Super easy set up. It does exactly what I need and it's also mobile responsive. I've tested it with YouTube and Vimeo videos, works perfect. I'm about to upgrade because this plugin is awesome. Thank you to the creator Myles for putting so much work into this plugin. Now let's go make some money!
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

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
2.0.0 =* Added profile page with shortcode and back-end user progress tracking
2.0.3 =* Can now connect multiple teachers to one course, added course search and added lessons to single course template
3.0.0 =* Major update with new dashboard, help section, overhauled data model, connection of multiple courses to one lesson, updated options page, front-end options editor and general UI tidy.