I have just installed it and already I feel it will be a good match for our needs.
Thank you very much for this nice plugin. I didn't know that even a LMS could nowadays be installed and managed by people like me (teacher) via WordPress.
I was very excited after the installation process. After experimenting with the funtionality for a few days, I was convinced and bought the PRO-version.
Especially in combination with Watu one gets a very powerful tool with many valuable educational features. No question: 5 starts from me!
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.
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.
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.
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, maybe i will purchase the pro version in few days
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!
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.
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.
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