Choosing a platform for your e-Learning portal can be overwhelming, more so thanks to the abundance of options available.
Platforms range from WordPress extensions to full fledged e-learning solutions. But being the user-friendly platform it is, WordPress definitely seems the best option right?
Now, again with WordPress there are two main routes to take.
- Choosing an e-Learning plugin.
- Choosing an e-Learning theme.
While each has its own pros and cons, here, I will try to explain the situations where you should go with an e-Learning theme, specifically – WPLMS.
Picking WPLMS over any e-Learning WordPress plugin has some advantages, as you will learn in this article.
Compatible with Plenty of Plugins
WPLMS offers support for plenty of popular extensions. These integrations add tons of useful features to your e-Learning portal.
It offers support for many popular WordPress plugins like : LearnDash, BuddyPress, bbPress, and WooCommerce.
Being compatible with all these plugins means there is no need to install any other mediatory plugins (such as BuddyPress integration).
This in-turn reduces your need for constant updates and maintenance.
Plugins are just another chunk of code ready to be executed on call. This means every line of code that gets executed is putting a toll on your server and its performance.
Another important factor is from security point of view. Integration plugins may have several vulnerabilities which when not addressed properly can leave your entire WordPress installation vulnerable to attacks
Less plugins = less load on your website + lower security risk + less maintenance = Happy e-Learning.
It’s a Win-Win situation!
Comes Bundled with Premium Plugins
As you’ve seen, WPLMS is compatible with a variety of plugins.
Want more? The theme comes bundled with variety of premium plugins like:
- Visual Composer – A page builder plugin with drag and drop interface.
- LayerSlider – A responsive slider plugin for WordPress.
- Revolution Slider – Another responsive slider plugin for WordPress.
- EventOn – An Event Calendar plugin for WordPress.
All of these plugins are together worth over $129.
Choose from Ample Styles
Choosing a theme for your website is always a daunting task, hours of searching, comparing and testing only to find that the theme you like is not within your budget.
But with WPLMS, there is no need to look for another child theme. This theme comes with a myriad of design layouts to choose from.
To test out these layouts, you can even import the sample data that comes with it.
Since WPLMS has integrations for all major plugins, all these plugins will have a uniform styling. This means the entire theme wouldn’t need customization to suit different plugins.
When to Choose an e-Learning WordPress Plugin?
Although there are several advantages of using an e-learning theme, many people still prefer using an e-Learning plugin over the theme.
Here are a few reasons to opt for an e-Learning plugin:
- When you don’t need the advanced functionalities of an e-Learning theme.
- When you don’t want to be tied down to the style that a theme offers.
- When you want a light-weight solution for your e-Learning needs.
- When you want a low cost solution.
Now that you are clear about the differences between an e-Learning theme and a plugin, go ahead and choose the right option for your website.
Let us know what you chose and how it’s working out for you.