Are you looking for an honest review on the LearnPress plugin? Then, here’s what you were looking for.
LearnPress is a simple WordPress LMS (Learning Management System) plugin with which you can build the perfect website for education. Using it, you can beautifully create and sell courses online with much ease.
Nevertheless, let’s review LearnPress and see whether it’s worth using or not. Here, we’ll look into its key features, add-ons, supports, pros, cons, and many more.
So, let’s begin.
LearnPress is a popular LMS WordPress plugin that provides everything that you need to create online courses. It comes with an excellent user interface that lets you create an interactive course curriculum with lessons and quizzes.
Likewise, you can quickly and easily build education, online school, online-course websites using drag-and-drop course builder. Besides that, you can even sell your courses as free or paid, one-time payment, or monthly subscription.
At the same time, it gives you full control over your learning management system. With LearnPress, you can allow students and instructors to register themselves to the site and automatically add them to the course. Or you can manually add them to courses.
Lastly, you can also create user/student profiles, detailed reporting on class progress, and certificates. Also, it comes with several free and premium addons to integrate more tools for your site.
LearnPress is an extremely popular LMS plugin that lets you build your online learning platform. With this, you build online courses on your preferred topics without any coding obstacles blocking your way.
Also, it’s a perfect marketplace for educators and tutors who want to sell and buy courses online and make money out of them.
For example, Udemy is one of the most popular examples of online learning management platforms. This platform allows you to create and sell your courses on different topics.
Hence, it’s now possible to build such a kind of platform using LearnPress.
Many tutors, educational websites, and entrepreneurs are using it to create and sell their courses online. Nowadays, many educational institutions like universities and colleges have also started using LearnPress to run their virtual online classes.
Now let’s go through the key features of the LearnPress plugin in this section of the review. Let’s take a closer look at these features.
LearnPress comes with an excellent user interface that simplifies course creation and management.
You can create a full course curriculum with lessons and quizzes using its drag and drop features. It also allows you to import and export courses easily to your new site.
To make your courses more interactive you can add multimedia like images, text, videos, and more to its lessons and quizzes. Also, there’s no limit on the number of courses, quizzes, or lessons with LearnPress.
Unlike other WordPress LMS plugins, LearnPress comes with a free version. And the best part is its free version is as good as any premium LMS plugin.
It comes with all the basic functionality to build a course without being forced to buy premium services or add-ons. You can create unlimited courses, lessons, and quizzes without investing a single dime.
However, if you want its premium add-ons then only you’ve to pay a one-time fee for lifetime usage.
Although LearnPress is free, it doesn’t compromise its flexibility. It comes with multiple payment options like PayPal, 2Checkout, and Authorize.Net as well.
Likewise, students can preview the course they want before making payment. Also, it gives you a full customization option to create an engaging curriculum to attract more registrations to your site.
LearnPress comes with a variety of free and paid add-ons that you can use to add more value to your content.
Drip-feeding, advanced quizzes, certifications, offline payments, prerequisite courses, are a few add-ons that you get with LearnPress. You can use them to add depth and interaction to your online course.
Similarly, you can enable or disable those add-ons anytime as per your requirements. Also, its premium add-ons come with a one-time payment for lifetime usage.
The best part about LearnPress is that it allows you to sell and monetize your courses. At the same time, it allows you to sell via different payment gateways like PayPal, WooCommerce, Stripe, etc.
Similarly, you can create a subscription/membership course site easily with Paid Membership Pro add-ons for LearnPress. This will allow you to create course bundles and set different prices for those bundles to sell.
Therefore, these are some of the key features that the LearnPress LMS plugin provides. Now, let’s move forward to another section and look at the installation process of the LearnPress plugin.
In this section, we’re going to talk about how you can create courses and assign lessons and quizzes to courses with LearnPress.
First, let’s look at how you can install and set up LearnPress:
By far, we already know that LearnPress is a free WordPress plugin. Hence, like any free WordPress plugin, you can easily install it from the WordPress plugin directory.
Anyway, let’s look at the steps involved in installing it in detail.
First of all, you need to log in to your WordPress dashboard.
After that, on the left sidebar of the dashboard, navigate to the Plugins section and click on the Add New button.
Now, type the ‘LearnPress’ plugin in the search field at the very top right-hand side of your dashboard. After you’ve found the plugin, click on the Install button.
Once the installation is completed, you’ll need to click on the Activate button as shown above.
That’s it! This is how you can easily install and activate your LearnPress LMS plugin in 2 steps. Following that, you’ll find the LearnPress option appears in the left navigation area.
If you want to learn more, check out our detailed guide on how to install WordPress plugins.
Now before we head toward creating our first courses, we first need to configure our LMS plugin with some basic information.
For that, you’ll need to click on the Quick Setup button that you’ll see as soon as you activate the plugin.
After that, you’ll be redirected to the configuration page of the LearnPress that welcomes you for choosing them. This will be a quick setup wizard that will help you configure the basic settings before you start using this plugin.
However, this step is completely optional and you can skip it now and configure it later. But we insist you should do this at the very beginning of the setup.
To get started with that, click on the Run Setup Wizard button.
You’ll notice that this setup wizard is divided into three different sections, namely Pages, Payment, and Finish.
In this section, you’ll need to create the necessary pages for your LMS site. However, LearnPress comes with default pages that you can go with and make changes to the pages if you want.
The Payment section will require you to provide your PayPal email address along with the currency which will be displayed on your site.
This is the final step where you can install a demo course, create a new course, view their documentation, or go back to your dashboard.
Congratulations, if you’ve been able to install and activate the LearnPress plugin into your WordPress site.
After you’ve installed and activated LearnPress, it’s time to look at how LearnPress works.
First, we’re going to see how we can create courses with LearnPress and build any type of courses we want.
Now let’s look at the basic steps to do that.
First of all, navigate to the LearnPress Menu from your dashboard and select the Courses option. After that, it’ll take you to the Courses page from where you can see a list of your previously created courses.
If you’re creating your courses for the first time, then you’ll see that the list is empty. Now to create your very first-course click on the Add New button.
After that, it’ll take you to the Add New Course editor page where you’ll be creating your first course. Now you’ll notice this page is mainly categorized into three sections – Course Overview, Curriculum, and Course Settings.
In this section, you can give a title to your new course and then add a description for the course. When you’re adding a description, you can also attach some media to it such as image, video, and audio.
Likewise, in the Publish section, you can set the publish date of the course. In this way, students will only be able to see the course content and enroll in the course when it is published.
Besides that, you can assign your course to one or many categories in the Course Categories area. Just below that in the Featured Image section, you need to choose the image for all the courses. This will be displayed on the Courses page and single course page.
And, if you don’t have the featured image for your courses, then it’ll automatically display the default image for that course.
This Course Curriculum section, it’ll display all your sections, lessons, and quizzes of the courses.
To be able to create sections, lessons, and quizzes, you’ll need to enter the title for the section, then press the Enter button. This will then create the section for you.
And inside that section, you’ll create a lesson. For that, you’ll have to first select the icon as soon as in the image below and enter the title for the lesson. After that, press the Enter button to create your first lesson.
Similarly, let’s create a quiz, and for that first select the icon as soon in the image below. Next, you’ll enter the title for the quiz, then press the Enter button.
Now to edit those items in the courses, you’ll have to hover to that item and click the Edit icon (pencil icon). After that, it’ll open the Edit page in the new tab.
Finally, if you click on the Select items button then you’ll be able to select the items that you want to add to the course. Remember that, you can only add the course items that have not been assigned to any course.
“However, you’ll be able to add all these items (section, lesson, and quiz) to the course only after you’ve updated the course.”
In this Course Settings section, you’ll be able to configure some of the general settings related to courses.
For instance, you can set the duration to be able to access the courses. Not just that, you can also enable the block content option to block the course from the students when the duration expires.
Likewise, you can also set the prices for each course. For that, you need to click on the Pricing option and then you can set the price for that course. Also, you can schedule the sales and discount period for a certain time.
We just looked at how we can easily create courses with LearnPress. Now let’s look at how we can create lessons and assign them to our course.
However, you can create a lesson in three different ways:
The first way to add a new lesson would be when you’re editing a course. While editing a course, you need to scroll down to the Curriculum section and enter the title for the lesson and then press the Enter button. This will then create a new lesson as shown in the image below:
Following that, hover the mouse to just create a lesson and click on the Edit icon (pencil icon). Now, you’re directed to the new tab where you can edit the lesson.
The second method would be to navigate to your WordPress dashboard and go to LearnPress > Lessons > Add New.
The third way to create a lesson would be from your WordPress top admin bar. All you need to do is hover over the + New option and it’ll popup a dropdown menu. And from that list of menus, you’ll need to click on the Lesson option.
Once you’ve tried creating a lesson following any one of those methods, it’ll redirect you to the Add New Lesson editor page.
The first thing you need to give a proper name to your lesson. After that, you’ve to provide a short description of what your lesson is about. While describing your lesson, you can use multimedia content (like image, video, audio) for more engaging and interactive content.
Following that, in the Lesson Settings section, you can set the duration for a lesson. If you set it to 0 then it won’t display the duration, or else the lesson will display the duration you set.
Similarly, you can also enable the preview option for your customers. This way your customers will be able to preview the lesson content before buying that lesson.
Once you’ve created a lesson, it’s time to assign this lesson to a course. Go to Dashboard > LearnPress > Courses. Then, select and click on the course that you want to assign your lesson to from the list.
After that, go to the Curriculum section of that course and click on the Select items button. This will then pop up a window where you need to choose the lessons you want to add to the course and then click on the Add button.
That’s it! This is how you create a new lesson and assign it to a course.
So far we’ve already looked at how we can create our first new course, lesson, and assign that lesson to a course. Now for active participation from the students and to make the courses more interesting, let’s see how well LearPress lets you create quizzes and questions.
To begin with just like the LearnPress lesson, you can also create a quiz in three different ways:
The first way to create a quiz would be when you’re editing a course. While editing a course, you need to scroll down to the Curriculum section. After that, enter the title for the quiz and then press the Enter button as shown in the image below:
Next, you need to hover over the just-created quiz and click on the Edit icon (pencil icon). And it’ll direct you to the new tab where you can edit the quiz.
The second method would be to navigate to your WordPress dashboard and go to LearnPress > Quizzes > Add New.
The third way would be through your WordPress top admin bar. All you need to do is hover over the + New option and it’ll popup a dropdown menu. And from that list of menus, you’ll need to click on the Quiz option as shown in the image below:
Inside the Add New Quiz editor page, you’ll find that the page is further divided into three main sections – Quiz Overview, Questions, and Quiz Settings.
This section is all about what your students see before they start the quiz. You can begin by adding the title to your quiz. Followed by that, in the description box, you can introduce your quiz, content, mark rules, purposes, and anything you want.
Next is the Questions section which is the most important section of this page. As you’ll be creating all the different types of questions that students will do in the quiz.
To create your first question in your quiz, all you need to do is add a question inside the Create a new question field.
After that, you need to choose the quiz type that you want to include in your quiz. Here LearnPress supports four different types of quizzes. That includes True/False questions, Single Choice questions, Multiple Choice questions, and Fill In Blanks questions.
For instance, we’re going to choose the True or False question type. In this type of question, students can only choose 1 in 2 answers from what you’ve set.
Once you’ve selected the True or False question type, provide the question title, description, and choose the correct answer.
Alongside that, you can also add points, hints, and explanations for that question. Similar to this you can also create other types of questions for your quiz with ease.
In this Quiz Settings section, you’ll find many general settings related to the quiz.
For instance, you can set the duration with minutes, hours, days, or weeks for solving that quiz. You can also set the conditions for the students that they must achieve to pass the quiz.
Likewise, you can set how many times the students can retake their quiz. Also, you can enable the Review option to let the students review their quiz after they finish the quiz.
To assign a quiz to a course, you need to go to the Dashboard > LearnPress > Courses. Then, click on the course that you want to assign your quiz to from the list.
After that, scroll down to the Curriculum section and click on the Select items button. This will then pop up a window where you need to choose the quizzes you want to add to the course and then click on the Add button.
Congratulation! If you’ve been able to create a quiz and assign it to a course using these simple steps. This is how you can create a new quiz and assign it to a course.
Once you’ve added courses, lessons, and quizzes to your learning site, now let’s look at what they look like in the front-end. Also, we’ll look at how students can access the courses and their curriculum from the site.
Let’s start with how we can access our courses. All you need to do is click on the All Courses menu at the top of the page. This will then redirect you to the next page that would list all the courses that you’ve created so far.
For instance, we’ve created a course called HTML as shown in the image above. This course is a paid course that would cost you $6 for enrolling in this course.
If you click on the View More button, then it’ll take you to the single course page of HTML. Here you’ll find a short description of the course.
Likewise, to know more about what this course has to offer, you can click on the Curriculum option. This will then display the list of lessons and quizzes that the course has to offer. However, to get enrolled in this course, you’ll have to purchase it first.
Finally, after looking at this all we can guarantee you that your students will be able to easily use the site without any hassle. The front user interface is quite simple and easy to use.
LearnPress add-ons let you add more functionality to your online courses. It provides you with a good sum of free and premium add-ons that help you improve your online course.
Therefore, let’s look at some of the free and premium LearnPress add-ons:
|LearnPress Course Wishlist (Free)||You can add courses to a wishlist for students|
|LearnPress Course Review (Free)||Lets you review courses for enrolled students|
|myCRED add-on for LearnPress (Premium)||Provides myCRED support for LearnPress LMS plugin|
|LearnPress Offline Payment (Free)||Helps you manually create an order for offline payment to sell a course|
|Content Drip add-ons for LearnPress (Premium)||Lets you restrict the access of students to each lesson by progress, or time|
|Certificates add-ons for LearnPress (Premium)||Easily create certificates for your courses with a drag-and-drop certificate builder|
|LearnPress Export-Import (Free)||You can export or import courses, lessons, quizzes from one LearnPress site to another|
|LearnPress Fill in Blank (Free)||Lets you easily create fill in blank question type for your LMS site|
|Co-instructors add-on for LearnPress (Premium)||Allows you to create multiple instructors for each LMS course|
|LearnPress Prerequisites Courses (Free)||Allow you to set prerequisite courses for a certain course in a LearnPress site|
|Commission add-on for LearnPress (Premium)||Lets you set a commission management system|
|Gradebook add-on for LearnPress (Premium)||Instructors can easily track the students learning progress and results|
|WooCommerce add-on for LearnPress (Premium)||You can use WooCommerce as a payment gateway for easy transactions between both parties|
|Assignments add-on for LearnPress (Premium)||Lets you assign tasks, and homework for your students|
We all know that customer support is crucial for anyone whether you’re a pro or a novice.
When it comes to LearnPress, it’s a beginner-friendly and easy-to-use LMS plugin. However, sometimes you may encounter a situation where you’d need some help.
Therefore, the LearnPress plugin does offer you great customer support services to assist you with your inquiries.
First of all, if you’re using its free version, then you can post your questions to its support forum on WordPress.org. They’ll answer your queries as soon as possible.
After that, if you check out their official LearnPress Documentation Guide then it contains detailed documentation, step-by-step guidelines, and more about the plugin. Next, from the FAQs section, you can find the answers to the commonly asked questions.
However, if your issues are still unsolved, then you can request a ticket system. And in no time they’ll provide your dedicated support team to take care of your issue.
There is no surprise that LearnPress works with almost all the themes that are coded using WordPress standards. Now let’s look at some of the LearnPress compatible WordPress themes.
Education WP is the best WordPress theme that pairs with the LearnPress plugin. This theme comes with 12+ unique demos to choose from for all schools, universities, or educational institutions.
It comes with an intuitive drag-and-drop course builder that makes it easier to build your courses and curriculum. Besides that, you can sell your courses through WooCommerce and can easily manage the commission rate for each course.
Likewise, you can organize fancy events with full control over selling tickets over PayPal, Stripe, and Authorize.net. Also, you get access to premium plugins for free of cost – LearnPress Premium Addons, Slider Revolution, WPBakery.
EduMall is another fantastic LearnPress compatible WordPress theme. It comes with 11+ unique premium demos for creating eLearning platforms and education centers.
Besides, it has full Zoom video conference integration for conducting high-quality online video sessions. You can even create a highly-interactive quiz with advanced quiz settings that allow you to select types of questions, set time limits, and more.
Additionally, it comes with a powerful analytic tool that lets you understand your website’s weaknesses and strengths. Also, it allows you to build your customizable certificate to match your organization’s style.
MaxCoach is a LearnPress compatible WordPress theme that includes everything for creating trendy and stylish online education sites. With this, you get 18+ rigorous educational homepages and 50+ predefined pages to help you get started easily.
Similarly, it’s well integrated with the Elementor page builder that allows you to create learner-centered content with 42+ custom widgets. For more engaging content, you can adapt to a microlearning approach with courses, lessons, and quizzes.
In fact, it comes with a professional user profile management dashboard that gives users a clear insight into study progress, goals, and quiz records. Also, in its new update, it offers a Zoom video conference and Duotone icon set.
However, these are just a few LearnPress compatible WordPress themes that you can find in the market. For more of these LMS themes, check our article on the best LMS WordPress themes.
Although we’ve been saying that LearnPress is a free LMS plugin, it does come with its premium version.
However, don’t worry, as LearnPress is definitely free for all users. But if you want additional functionality for your site, you can opt for its premium versions.
Hence, the core LearnPress plugin is free which you can easily download and install on your site from WordPress.org. With that, you get to create and manage your events. It comes with two premium LearnPress bundles – LearnPress Theme Bundle and LearnPress Pro Bundle.
LearnPress’ free version is lured up with enough features that allow every user to build their courses and start earning without paying a dime. Here are some of the features that it has to offer:
If you want to get access to almost all LearnPress add-ons and use it with the theme you chose, you’d go for Theme Bundle. It offers
Perfect for a web development agency or online school that runs more than one website. With this, you get access to all the premium and advanced features to build an online school you want. This bundle offers:
Lastly, we’d like to recommend you to start with LearnPress Free as it has everything you need to get started with.
Now, let’s have a look at the pros and cons of the LearnPress LMS plugin here in this section.
LearnDash is a popular LMS WordPress plugin that lets you build detailed high-quality online courses with robust features. It allows you to create an unlimited number of lessons, courses, and quizzes within your WordPress site.
With this, you can create advanced quizzes and assignments to make your course more interactive for your students. Moreover, it offers a content dripping feature that allows you to schedule and release the course on a timely basis.
Likewise, you can sell your courses and charge fees in various ways like membership, recurring subscription, one-time fee, etc. Also, it integrates well with various email marketing tools and payment gateways.
If you want to know more about this plugin, then you can check out our article on LearnDash Review.
LifterLMS is another beginner-friendly LMS WordPress plugin that comes with tons of great features for creating courses to study online. It comes with a powerful drag-and-drop course builder that helps you build complete courses with audio, video, image, and text-based courses.
Besides, it allows you to assign multiple instructors to each course. In this way, students will be able to interact with many experts via forums, lesson comments, timelines, and private classes.
Similarly, you can content restrict any of your courses and lessons on your website to members only. However, you can get the core version of the LifterLMS plugin for free at WordPress.org.
WP Courseware is an LMS plugin that makes your course creation simple and fast with its intuitive drag-and-drop course builder. You can create and sell multiple courses under different subdivisions like modules and units.
With WP Courseware, there are no limits to the number of courses you can create. Additionally, you can allow instructors to create, edit, and manage their courses without allowing access to all courses.
Furthermore, you can even easily restrict course access to students who have completed previous courses. Also, you can guide your students through a complete learning process involving multiple courses.
If you want to know more about LMS plugins, then you can check out our article on the best WordPress LMS plugins.
LearnPress is an LMS plugin that lets you easily create and sell courses online.
Yes, LearnPress is a totally free WordPress LMS plugin. You can download its free version from the WordPress plugin directory.
No doubt, LearnPress is 100% customizable.
Most likely LearnPress will work perfectly with almost all WordPress themes.
LearnPress accepts different types of payment options such as PayPal, Offline Payment, WooCommerce, Stripe, Authorize.Net, and 2Checkout.
With this, we come to an end to the LearnPress review and we hope that you’ve already got enough ideas about it. And have already decided on whether you should or shouldn’t use this LMS plugin for your WordPress.
To sum up, we’d like to say that LearnPress is a good beginner-friendly WordPress plugin. Unlike most of the LMS plugins, it comes with a free version which is perfect enough to make a high-quality educational site.
It’s simple to use yet contains powerful features and functionalities. Not just that, you can easily sell and create membership courses with LearnPress in no time.
Lastly, we’d like to recommend that you should first install and use its free version on your dashboard. This will give you better knowledge and understanding of its features and functionalities.
Hence, we’re at the end of the article for the LearnPress review.
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