WP Courses LMS


Free and Easy to Use LMS

WP Courses 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 is an LMS that’s been designed to seamlessly integrate with practically any theme. It also has plenty of design options to help you match the design of your website.


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

No Coding Required

No coding knowledge is necessary for creating great looking courses because we’ve designed WP Courses to be an easy LMS for anyone to use.

Progress Tracking

Keep your students engaged with course 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.

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 and other platforms. You can also create lessons with text, audio, images and more.

Seamless Course Browsing Experience

WP Courses supports unlimited courses that can be browsed 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.

WP Courses LMS is Actively Supported and Developed

WP Courses LMS is actively supported and developed with new updates and features added regularly.

Fully Supports Translations

WP Courses LMS fully supports translations. A tutorial on translating WP Courses can be found here.

Premium Version – Sell Your Courses and More

There is a premium version of WP Courses LMS 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.
  • Badges: Award badges to your students for completing certain actions like completing a course 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, completing courses or scoring a certain percentage on a quiz.
  • File Attachments: Attach files like PDF’s, audio, images and more to your lessons.

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  • 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.


  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.


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!
May 7, 2020
This plugin is easy to use and does everything you need to get started. It would be even more awesome if it would be possible to restrict lessons for free courses as well. + Easy to use + Clean + Easy to navigate for students + Works great with Divi - Could be more restriction options for free courses
May 1, 2020
Works exactly as described. It's simple to use and allowed me with almost no effort to create my first online course. I really believe it will boost my business 🙂 I am seriously thinking about acquiring the premium version. Keep up the good work!
April 21, 2020
Myles is doing great work with this plugin! It is very lean, with simple logic, and focused on the things that matter most; easy navigation, responsive design, student progress tracking, student profile, easily getting right back to the content for students from a dashboard and more. Highlights for me include: Excellent Support: Myles is very fast to respond to bugs and updates quickly. This is essential to running a business with paying members who are demanding things work properly. I love that completion is tracked on lessons, and progress is a course thing. This means a student can complete a lesson whether it is inside or outside a course. It is also tracking view progress vs manual completion which is so good for students to differentiate what's been seen vs done. The pro-add-ons really kick things up a notch for those who want the additional features, but all the plugin to stay lean for those that don't need it. Triggered Emails is insanely simple and super important for user engagement, coaching, and encouragement. The badge add looks very promising as well. This will also for more complex paths through content without needing to deal with prereqs and a bunch of constrictions that students of an online environment don't particularly enjoy or want. It's really nice not having to deal with bloated gamification plugins like BadgeOS and gamipress. What's also awesome about badges is that they are separate from course completion, so you have the flexibility to award completion for all courses, certain courses, or even individual lessons, or a random group of lessons. You can really design it as you want. Comparing to a few other LMS's. - Learn Dash is robust but so bloated from years of listening to every feature request ever made. WP Courses tracks progress way better and displays it easier for users and admins. Learn Dash also doesn't support lesson completion when it is outside a course. Learn dash tracks progress in relation to a course that makes moving stuff around a nightmare. Also, you can add a lesson to a course or improve courses over time and have it update user progress but with WP Courses, it's super logical and straight forward. - WP Courses vs LearnPress: This plugin is pretty good, but they don't really support single lessons outside of courses. Such a pain if you want to release small stuff, and then eventually included it in a course, without the user losing progress. WP Courses solves this issue by letting lessons stand along, and look good when they do and have a mark complete button. Bam! I have high hopes for this plugin and looking forward to seeing thorough documentation for hooks and filters and support of template overrides. Not sure if I can update this review as I learn more, but for now, loving it!
April 20, 2020
I was looking for a simple yet elegant and powerful WP LMS plugin and had tried various other options before finding WP Courses LMS. I started with the free version and soon realized the plugin's potential so decided to upgrade to Premium for the other great additional features. I've emailed Myles on a number of occasions and he has always responded very quickly and followed up with helpful answers to my questions as well as providing other guidance. I'm putting together a couple of courses so far and am also looking forward to developing more courses and experimenting more with all the features.
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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
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