LearnDash has established itself as one of the most widely used WordPress LMS (Learning Management System) plugins, making it a popular choice amongst colleges, schools, businesses or any institution which requires an online educational portal.
Choosing LearnDash is an easy decision to make. However, you aren’t just done yet. The difficult choice is to pick a theme that best suits your requirements; given the fact that there is a wide range of themes available and most of them are pretty cool!
Well, worry not! We have compiled a list of 10 Best LearnDash Themes to help you nail down the perfect theme for your LMS in 2019!
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eLumine is the most promising LMS theme for WordPress built with contemporary layouts. It is a learner-centric theme, that is to say, its layouts are specifically designed to assist the learning process. Its elegant design doesn’t need any customization, making this theme admin friendly too. It offers a one-of-a-kind reading experience with swift-loading layouts that make taking a course similar to reading a book!
Primarily designed for LearnDash, it provides custom layouts for LearnDash course, quiz, and archive pages. eLumine seamlessly integrates with WooCommerce and social networking plugins like BuddyPress and bbPress to adequately support peripheral requirements. Lastly, the theme provides various other benefits like a drag & drop page builder, support for Font Awesome icons and more, to help you completely revamp your course content.
- Swift-loading layouts
- Drag & drop visual page builder
- Readability focused layouts with collapsible sidebars
- Multiple color schemes
- Custom LearnDash and WooCommerce templates
- Extensive LearnDash quiz module customization
- Gutenberg, RTL language compatibility
- Contact Form 7 and Gravity Forms support
eLumine is the latest theme developed by us at WisdmLabs and is priced at $99 for a single site license.
Social Learner is a classy theme created explicitly for LearnDash. As the name suggests, it helps you build a learning system infused with a social network on your website. This gives Social Learner the advantage of being a collaboration-friendly theme, making course material easily shareable by students and peers. Social Learner provides a profile-first look making the user-interface unique.
Built by a team that specializes in BuddyPress, there are no points for guessing this theme is completely integrated with the plugin.
- Support for groups and collaboration based learning
- Memberships and membership levels customization
- Integration with WooCommerce and Paid Memberships Pro
- Consolidation with over 25 social websites
- Fully integrated with all BuddyPress plugins
Social Learner is developed and maintained by BuddyBoss and costs $179 per site with support and updates for a year.
Divi is a multipurpose theme that’s recently released a LearnDash compatibility package. Divi comes packaged with a real-time editor and multiple content elements to help you build just about anything with ease. Divi is highly customizable allowing you granular control without having the need to code.
- Real-time and responsive editing
- 40+ content elements
- 20+ pre-built layout templates
- Access to a library of Elegant Theme plugins
Divi is built by Elegant Themes which sells all their themes and plugins for an $89 yearly license.
WP Astra is best defined as a lightweight, fast, and customizable theme for LearnDash. Based on WP Astra a free WordPress theme, the LearnDash extension offers a smooth LMS setup using the LearnDash plugin. The theme integrates with WooCommerce and popular page builders like Elementor.
WP Astra is built by a team that specializes in building user-interface elements and hence offers an elevated user experience.
- Student dashboard and profile page
- Course progress bars
- Mobile and search engine optimized
- Courses in blog layout
- Support for Schema markup
Built by Brainstorm Force, WP Astra is priced at $59 for a single site license.
A theme whose purpose is quite evident from its name – University. University is an LMS in itself but provides complete LearnDash support. The differentiating factor is the support for events. University allows event creation and management, the sale of event tickets and sports a cool event calendar along with providing comprehensive course management tools.
- 5 homepage variations
- Facebook + Disqus comments integrated
- Unlimited colors and layout
- Multi-column Menu Dropdown
- Visual composer included
- Event management ready
Built by CactusThemes, University is priced at $59.
Fernando is a child theme that is based on Genesis and hence has become a favorite for Genesis theme aficionados. Fernando has multiple options to promote online talks, speaker programs, and subscription lists, proving to be an effective marketing platform. When it comes to the price point, however, being a Genesis child theme, Fernando does turn out to be a slightly more expensive buy.
- iThemes Exchange Online Store
- TubePress support
- Related posts
- Email list builder
- Call to action options
Fernando sells at $79.95 for a single site annual license (price of Genesis framework not included)
Invent is a LearnDash theme that offers massive functionality to support schools, colleges, universities or communities! It has over 35+ page building elements and shortcodes which help you build and customize your LMS content easily. Invent is quite a simple theme and perfect if you are looking for a theme with minimal functionality to support your underlying content.
- 60+ shortcodes with premium shortcode builder
- 8+ Custom Post Types
- Portfolio and gallery support
- Retina ready icons and Google fonts included
Invent is available for purchase on ThemeForest for $59
The Education Centre is one of the most vibrant and colorful WordPress themes for LearnDash. Built on the ThemeRex framework, it provides a custom theme options panel, a shortcode builder, a visual page builder, and integrates an option for reviews and rating. The numerous color settings outnumber settings provided by any other theme. If the user-interface is your primary mode of attracting and converting your students, this is a good option for you.
- Multiple layouts and header styles
- Shortcode builder
- Inbuilt ratings\review mechanism
- Custom widgets and shortcodes included
Education Center is priced at $59 for a single site license.
LearnMate is essentially a BuddyPress theme (Reign) with a LearnDash compatibility add-on. The add-on makes for seamless integration with LearnDash and support for all LMS features. The theme offers unique LearnDash course page layouts, additional LearnDash widgets, and an in-built review and rating option. LearnMate has ready-to-use demos which can be imported to get your e-learning site off the ground with ease.
- Multiple demo options
- Drag & drop page builder support
- Distraction-free single course page layout
- Color and typography options
- Course grading and analytics option
Built by WBCOM Designs the theme is priced at $99 for a single site, with support and updates for a year.
Edumodo is a flexible and powerful WordPress LMS and University theme with support for leading WordPress LMSes including LearnDash. The theme comes packed with ready-to-use layouts that are trendy, clean, and responsive. Edumodo offers compatibility with leading plugins such as WooCommerce, MailChimp, Slider Revolution and is compatible with the Elementor Page builder plugin.
Built on Redux Framework, the theme offers 100+ customization options for granular control over the themes layouts and display.
- 3 Homepage styles
- Header options, mega menu
- Parallax, video sections
- WooCommerce, Elementor, Events Calendar, WPForms compatibility
- One-click demo import
Edumodo by ThemeXpert is priced at $39 for a single site license with 6 months of support.
Picking the right theme out of the many listed above can still be a challenge. But take it one step at a time. List down all your primary set of requirements and compare them against the list of features provided by the theme.
For example, if contemporary, exclusive layouts are of prime importance – go for eLumine; if social learning is central to your system – go for Social Learner; if a lightweight theme is what you need – go for Astra… you get the idea.
And what if none of the themes fit your requirements? You always have the option to contact us to build you a custom theme or modify one to suit your needs! 🙂
Did this list help you figure out which new theme you will be adopting in 2019? Do leave us a comment in the section below!