Any e-Learning website is incomplete without a Learning Management System. And any LMS is incomplete without a theme.
You can have great content but if you miss out on the presentation and user experience part, then you can lose potential students.
Learning Management Systems need themes to customize their appearance and offer a closely knit experience to the user. Good LMS themes offer significant control over your website’s identity. Great LMS themes improve the learning experience.
Finding the Right Theme
Yes, we admit it! There are thousands of themes and you can easily get lost among the huge stockpile. To help you make a choice, themes can be broadly classified into 2 types: Generic themes and Platform Specific themes. The two types are a tough choice to make as they each have their pros and cons.
While generic themes are compatible with almost all platforms, they offer limited functionality in terms of extending the learning experience. Platform specific themes focus on a single Learning Management Platform and offer flexible features.
Let’s explore a new theme that’s built specifically for LearnDash. It’s called eLumine.
eLumine – The Perfect Companion for LearnDash LMS
eLumine was built primarily for LearnDash because it is the most popular LMS out there. A theme that’s LearnDash specific offers the complete spectrum of features and functionalities that fit each aspect of the LearnDash LMS perfectly. It can make or break the difference between a good and great e-Learning site.
Let’s take a look at eLumine’s features to understand why and how it is a complete LearnDash-centric theme.
#1 Customized Templates
eLumine is highly customized when it comes to internal web pages. eLumine’s developers have totally revamped the elements of LearnDash when it comes to layouts. The course template is changed and offers better navigation of lessons and courses through a proper index. And that’s not it. Browsing through all the courses is easier with the customized course archive page which works in tandem with the infinite scroll. The shop page contains all the elements required to make purchases easy with its list view and grid view options.
#2 Advanced quiz section – The Ace of eLumine
eLumine contains an advanced, highly-customized quiz section. With its state-of-the-art quiz modules, you can create different types of quizzes, along with grading/marking systems, leaderboards, difficulty levels, timers and reports which help improve the gamification experience. A quiz is one of the most primary section of an e-Learning website, and the advanced features add to its appeal.
#3 Lots of Appearance Options
eLumine offers numerous options and immense variety in colours, layouts, and their combinations. You can design your own website using the plethora of appearance options available. It gives you the opportunity to let your creative side loose!
The theme supports font awesome icons with a choice of light and dark headers and favicons. When it comes to color schemes, eLumine does not disappoint. There are 3 sets of color schemes and if you want more, you can create different color schemes by using simple CSS codes.
eLumine offers you to choose the look and feel of your sidebar menu. You can set the side menus to collapse to give learners a wider area to view content. The menus also contain variable display options in the sidebar. That’s not it. The theme gives you a lot of options to customize your footer.
#4 Introductory video
eLumine is a very interactive theme. It offers an introductory video option on the course’s intro page. You can captivate your audiences by making a video about your course instead of having them go through lines of text.
#5 One Click Demo Install
The demo content provided by eLumine is different from the rest of the themes. You can use the demo content to easily create an e-Learning website by making small modifications to it. With a single click, you are able to install and use the content. Apart from this, the acclaimed walkthrough plugin provided with the demo content can set your website apart.
#6 Plugin compatibility
eLumine is compatible with most of the popular WordPress plugins, particularly bbPress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, and BadgeOS. The theme is compatible with all these plugins and offers different templates for them as well. eLumine supports multiple languages which makes communication easier. Users can continue to rely on their favorite form builders with eLumine. The theme supports Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, and all other contact form builders.
eLumine supports most LearnDash and WooCommerce plugins like:
- Ratings, Reviews and Feedback
- LearnDash Group Registration
- Frontend Course Creation
- Instructor Role
- Advanced Course Manager
- Content Cloner
- Customer Specific Pricing
- Product Enquiry Pro
- Custom Product Boxes
The customer support that you get with eLumine is also one of the reasons that makes eLumine the only LearnDash theme you will ever need.
A generic theme for your LMS will seldom offer the tailor made experience or delights of a platform specific theme. The final choice is up to you, but if you want your LearnDash website to stand out from the rest, then eLumine is the way to go.
eLumine has a legacy of more than 9 months of testing and research and has the expertise of an entire team of developers backing it.
Not only will this all-encompassing LearnDash theme make your website beautiful and perfectly smooth, it will also give you the freedom to create something unique, effortlessly.
What is your say on eLumine? Do you agree with our take on the theme? Drop a comment below! If you have any ideas or suggestions, visit our ideas forum and watch it become a reality!