eLumine — The IdeaThe idea of eLumine cropped up about a year after the launch of our first theme – Pathshala. The goal was to create a one-of-a-kind theme and not repeat the same mistakes we made when we launched Pathshala. Pathshala failed at being different. It offered all the features every good theme offers, but nothing out of the box. It was a theme that was specifically built for LearnDash. But was it different from any other theme LearnDash was compatible with? – No. We discussed creating a new, better theme. A theme that would provide something 99% of LearnDash themes don’t – unique layouts for the LMS. The thing is, almost all LearnDash themes or themes compatible with LearnDash offer a mere skin over the LMS – they style the layouts provided by LearnDash but do not have their own layouts for say the course content, lesson or quiz – which makes the theme replaceable. It doesn’t matter which theme you choose, LearnDash would look like LearnDash. With eLumine, our goal was to blend in every step of the learning process, to a point that you don’t realize you’re looking at LearnDash. That’s because you don’t need to. You’re looking at an e-learning website and every layout is part of the brand. There is no brand dilution, no loss of concentration, no realization of different sections – one continuous experience. The focus on eLumine was going to be on learning content and the success of your learning business. Our target was set.
eLumine — The ThemeSince eLumine was going to be built for LearnDash, our target audience was narrowed down to a fairly nascent segment – but one, with whom we had been working for a while. We were competent with LearnDash, a trusted LearnDash service provider, and of course, we had experience dealing with theme buyers and their requirements. We collected all of this data, analyzed it, discussed it, broke it down – to come up with our idea of an ideal theme. The theme design took time. Development was smoother this time around. And the theme was ready to be launched. While the theme underwent rounds of testing, we started out pre-launch campaigns. We got some early backers, which meant that we had some marketing money to work with. Come launch day — I was pumped. The theme had turned out great, it had a solid USP, there were some teething issues with the demo, but nothing which couldn’t be fixed. It was now my turn to get the theme the attention it needed.
- Custom layouts for LearnDash, WooCommerce
- Dynamic Sidebars
- Custom Color Schemes
- Drag and Drop page builder
- One-click Demo Import
- Focus on Learning
- Improved Readability
- Branding Control
- Collaboration Friendly
eLumine — The Success StoryIt’s been 6 months since the theme’s launch and we’re making sure it meets the needs of every LearnDash owner. We’re participating in forums, carefully working with the feedback we get from our existing customers to extend the theme’s feature list.
- Multiple Demo Import options
- RTL Support
- Compatibility with major page builder plugins
- Import/Export option for Settings
- Easy migration option to eLumine
- Support for a Global audience
- Built for all kinds of LearnDash admins