Plugin Reviews

Namaste! LMS

Learning management system for WordPress. Support unlimited number of courses, lessons, assignments, students etc.

26 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
A lightweight alternative to Moodle
By , for WP 4.2.3

Moodle was too much for my shared hosting, but WordPress worked well, so Namaste! was a very helpful tool to make a simple LMS come together.

Now I can work on making courses with an interface simple enough to ask my mother to collaborate on as well as enough assurance that it will keep working for as long as I keep my webpage going.

The integration with Watu is fantastic and I look forward to growing my courses from this base.

Love this plugin!
By ,

I feel sorry for the people who had to abandon this plugin as they felt that the setup is too difficult.
I’m using this plugin with Watu (Quizes) and ProMembership (register my students) and it works like a $1,000+ system! The important thing is to understand the flow of data and sequence of events. With a fine tune here and there I have a system that does exactly what I want it to do.
Good job! I will upgrade to Pro soon.

Very Good plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

After finding many plugins, finally i got a best plugin for my requirement I am totally impressed with the plugin. It my request to please add more features in the free version because i don't wanna go for paid one.

Very quick with customer service
By , for WP 4.2.2

I did purchase the pro version because of some of the features that were listed. After installing it and discovering the plugin was not going to work for us, I requested a refund. They were very quick in responding and giving us a refund.

Easy to use
By , for WP 4.2.2

Easy to use, maybe i will purchase the pro version in few days

Very useful
By , for WP 4.1.1

I have been able to do almost all the things I wanted to do with this plugin.
There are some missing features, like assignments that are not connected to lessons. But you can probably work around most of the shortcomings.

All in all I am happy with it!

works but too complicated to learn
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This plugin works. The design approach is better than the last one I tested. The developer stays with the common wordpress editor so learning startup curve for making posts (lessons) is pretty low.

What is difficult is understanding how to operate the overall system. One sheet of help with short codes is not an operating tutorial. Any of the LMS systems I have looked at so far are complicated. Most suffer from a lack of written operating instructions. The kind that say to make a course do this. To make a lesson here are the steps, To integrate a quiz, install the Watu plugin and follow these steps to setup a quiz.

I got thru setting up a fairly extensive course with Namaste LMS, After struggling to setup two quizzes, I am done. Let alone the membership plugin to sell product. (Having to edit one of the model files to get a backend display into id order also did not impress me.) While it is obvious a lot of work has gone into programming this system, I am not of a mind to spend money on the pro version just to add in some instructor control and reporting. Every thing in the LMS world right now is pretty mush difficult or you have to spend money. I am going to spend money.

Great plugin
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I am working on a LMS as a proof of concept and I find that this plugin does wonders. But, there is always a but, the documentation is, to use an euphemism, very spartan. Before going PRO I would like some more documentation. On the site there isn't even a decent products comparison table.

Anyway, for a free plugin the 5 stars are well deserved.

My first experience with an LMS, and it works.
By , for WP 4.1

Having been informed of the current vogue of “eLearning” and the huge sums of money involved in programming bespoke packages, I was merely curious as to whether I could fulfill the following criteria using only open-source software, freely available...

1. Student had to register
2. A section must be completed satisfactorily before progression to further sections
3. A PDF “Certificate of Completion” must be available upon passing.

I am happy to say that with a little time and effort, the “Namaste! LMS” plugin (combined with 3 others) successfully achieved the objectives, and I’m happy to rate it five stars!

Having created a “proof of concept” site, I sincerely hope the charity I put this together for move forward in the “open source” direction, and purchase the “pro” version of this and the other plugins I’ve used (as the community needs support from those who are able to afford it).

No Support, Weak Plugin
By , for WP 4.0

I installed this plugin thinking that it was an actual LMS. It seems to be extremely basic and there are no step by step tutorials to walk you through setting up courses, lessons etc.

I started by Creating a Course Description as a page under Courses. Tried both options of admin approval and logged in user can enroll.

The short code for the enroll button doesn't show in page.
It doesn't give a section under which courses are all grouped together.
The plugin isn't very well thought out.

Other LMS like Learn Dash seem friendlier

Very disappointed in this plugin!

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