Pathshala has had a good run over the past three years. The e-learning theme added a fresh look to LearnDash courses and made page creation quick and easy with its drag and drop page builder.
Seeing Pathshala’s success, we soon got to thinking of how we could make it better and more user-friendly. After an extensive study of the existing e-learning themes for WordPress, we realized that most themes focused on providing advanced functionalities to the administrators and course instructors.
While that is good, it does nothing to resolve the problem of limited student engagement on the website. The reason? The user interface is simply not configured to retain the students’ attention for a long time. Pull out any theme and you will see - same old boring layouts, same sidebars for navigation, and similar-looking pages, with some flipped colours or other minor changes.
This lack of features and layouts in existing themes gave us a brainwave - why not build a theme that would make e-learning easy for the students as well as the teachers?
The idea caught hold and several brainstorming sessions later, we came up with the key features that our new theme would have,
- Seamless compatibility with all plugins
- A user interface to die for
- Responsiveness that would make the Flash look slow
- Razor-sharp focus on making e-learning elements user-friendly
Once the vision was clear, we knuckled down to making it a reality.
7 months of effort, 7 developers (front- and back-end), 3 testers, and continual doses of inspiration contributed to eLumine - the theme that is set to usher in a new era of e-learning.
This created a dilemma for Pathshala though - to continue or not to continue?
The decision keeled in eLumine’s favour and with heavy hearts, we decided to discontinue Pathshala. 🙁
Not to worry! For all of you who were looking to buy Pathshala, we are glad to say that we have a much more advanced version of the theme for you, with a bunch of additional features and savvy layouts - eLumine!
Read the detailed comparison of eLumine and Pathshala, to know the differences between the two.
And for those who have already purchased Pathshala and are using it at the moment, we have a solution in the works for you too! (Keep watching this space)
Come, join us in the era of new-age learning with eLumine, TODAY!