With the flexibility and ease of use provided by WordPress and the wide range of functional e-learning plugins available, several tutors, trainers and instructors are turning towards the WordPress + LMS plugin approach to setup their e-learning website.
But choosing the right e-learning plugin, might be a tad-bit difficult- given all the WordPress e-learning plugins out there. Well, understanding the features each plugin has to offer can help you decide.
Today we’re going to take a detailed look at LifterLMS – a fairly new LMS plugin on the block, that’s rapidly gaining popularity.
In a nutshell, LifterLMS is a complete e-learning system built on WordPress and equipped with all the core functionalities you require to create and sell a course online.
Let’s explore the primary features in detail, and understand what makes this LMS plugin suitable for your needs:
#1 Super-fast Course Creation
LifterLMS is designed with a clear, easy-to-understand interface, which you can get used to really quickly, and build a course in a very short time. The logical flow and step-by-step setup is useful to start the course in a jiffy, so long as your content is ready.
#2 Integrated Shopping Cart and Payment Options
The LifterLMS plugin has an in-built shopping cart option and a native payment gateway extension that lets you start selling courses without the need for an e-commerce plugin (though it is always good to have one!)
#3 Easy Course Customization for User Engagement
LifterLMS has plenty of gamification options which can be utilised to add achievement certificates, bonus points and badges to your course. Not only do these make the course more colourful and interactive, they have been proven to increase student engagement exponentially.
#4 Discounts and Coupons Support
Apart from user engagement, the plugin also supports course marketing and promotion by offering the discounts and coupons functionality. You can add these to product bundles for your recurring students, thereby creating a sense of belonging and increasing customer loyalty!
#5 Multiple Content Type Support
LifterLMS supports all types of content, to be added to your courses. Text, PDF’s, audios, videos, you name it. You can add various permutations and combinations of these while designing the lesson.
#6 Drip Content Enabled
Dripping content to your students implies adding the lessons one after the other, as opposed to adding them all in one go. This feature ensures that your students keep visiting your course regularly instead of petering out in the first couple of weeks.
#7 Native WooCommerce Integration
LifterLMS has a native integration with WooCommerce, which enables you to avail of all of its functionalities by simply installing the WooCommerce add-on. This opens up a host of new possibilities for course marketing, what with WooCommerce being one of the most popular ecommerce platforms.
#8 Social Network Integration
Similar to the WooCommerce integration, LifterLMS also has add-ons for integrating social networking functionalities through BuddyPress and bbPress. BuddyPress is used to create Student profiles (like the profiles on Facebook) which can be imported into the e-learning system, while bbPress is used to build student-teacher groups and communities for discussions and forums.
With these and more, LifterLMS makes for a formidable e-learning plugin, that’s one to watch out for. And the best part?! Well, it’s completely FREE!
Are you looking to use the plugin? Or are a current user? Let us know your thoughts about it! Let the discussions begin!