It’s Apple’s USP, but when you think about it, it should be the goal of every business – to offer its users an unrivaled experience.
When it comes to learning management systems, things are no different. If your kick-ass course content is lost somewhere in the terrible user interface of your system, you’re going to lose out on students. But the easy part is that the solution might be as simple as changing the theme of your LMS.
At the dawn of 2021, we’ve created a list of the best LearnDash themes to bring in the new year with a bang! Let’s get started.
Our Verdict: Best LearnDash Themes
Here’s a quick look at our top 3 recommended LearnDash themes based on our research and testing:
- eLumine by WisdmLabs
- Astra by BrainstormForce
- Social Learner by BuddyBoss
If these three don’t do it for you, keep scrolling and check out the rest of our 10 best LearnDash themes.
1. eLumine by WisdmLabs
eLumine is a LearnDash theme that takes the learning experience to a whole new level. The modern elegant style and layouts appeal to millennials, making eLumine the benchmark theme for contemporary designs.
eLumine blends LearnDash course and quiz structures and puts the focus, where it belongs, on learning. The unique quiz layouts and support for social networking plugins make this LearnDash theme a standout product.
- Custom LearnDash Templates
- Customizable Neo Layouts with LD 3.0 templates
- Visual, Drag & Drop Page Builder
- Dynamic sidebars with flexible layout options
- Seamless WooCommerce, BuddyPress integration
- Ready to import starter sites. Set up your entire LMS within a few clicks. 3 demos, ready to import in one click for 3 different businesses:
- Classic LMS: How a basic LMS looks like.
- Single Instructor: To showcase a single Instructor on your LMS.
- Master Course: To showcase a single Course on your LMS.
- Numerous WordPress Customiser Options: Don’t waste time transitioning between the frontend and the backend in order to customize your LearnDash Site. Save time and witness all your changes in real time.
For a single website, eLumine is priced at $99 and $299 for a lifetime support license. We recommend opting for the $129, 2-site license.
2. Astra by Brainstorm Force
Astra is a powerful LearnDash theme designed for fast performance that loads a page in a blink of an eye. It provides flexible design options that help to build a creative, trendy website.
Astra provides several integrations with popular plugins for an enhanced learning experience.
Packed with tons of features to support flexible site layouts, typography, and other design options, Astra is a very user-friendly LearnDash theme.
- Flexible design options
- Optimized for performance
- Pre-built layout options
- 700+ Google fonts
WP Astra is free but you’ll need Astra Pro priced at $59, with $523 for the Growth Bundle, for the whole set of features. We recommend opting for the $276 Essential Bundle.
3. Social Learner by BuddyBoss
The Social Learner theme for LearnDash is the ideal learning theme to keep students engaged. In an era where being distracted by friends and messages is the norm, Social Learner uses networking to its advantage. With integrated social features and collaboration experience, Social Learner helps you interact with other learners to keep you motivated throughout the learning process and without having to leave the platform.
- Support for BuddyPress and its extensions
- Student-oriented layouts
- Translation ready and RTL supported
- Support for Membership and Membership Levels
Social Learner costs $179 for a single site with $279 for a 20 site license.
4. Academy Pro by StudioPress
Academy Pro is a great theme to easily set up your online courses and your store in just a few clicks. It provides you a preview of real-time changes made to the theme settings as a visual guide. Academy Pro is mobile responsive and is optimized for all browser and screen sizes to make learning more comfortable and accessible. Academy Pro is a WooCommerce-first theme that’s compatible with LearnDash.
- Pre-styled for WooCommerce
- 6 custom widget areas
- Mobile Responsive
- Customizable Header
As is the case with all StudioPress themes, you’ll need Genesis, to use Academy Pro for $129.
5. Edumodo by ThemeXpert
With Edumodo, the LearnDash compatible theme, you never have to worry about styles ever again. It provides 7 different homepage variations to keep your website fresh and ever-so-contemporary. Edumodo provides a drag-and-drop page builder to help you build your website in no time. The theme offers RTL support to make learning possible in different languages. It is a search engine optimized to give your website a ranking boost.
- Dedicated teachers page
- Customizable 404 error pages
- RTL Support
- SEO Optimized
Edumodo costs you $69 for a 3-month license and $99 for a 1-year license. If you’re looking to purchase the theme on a test basis, we recommend opting for the 3-month license that you can upgrade.
6. Education Center by ThemeREX
Educations Center is a simple and elegant theme for your LearnDash website. Education Center is one of the few themes that explicitly offers Events Calendar integration to help you never miss out on important events, but more so to integrate events and learning. This LearnDash compatible theme provides different header variations, multiple typography options, and layouts to help you shape your website as per your preference.
- Integrated Events Calendar
- Multiple typography options
- Customizable layouts
- Quick support system
Education Center is priced at $59 for a 6-month support license.
7. Invent by LiveMesh
Invent is a LearnDash theme that plasters a professional look to your website with a simple and modern design to give you the feel of an online university. With 30+ custom page builder elements and 17 premium widgets, you’ll never run out of styles or options to build your unique layouts. Invent integrates with WooCommerce to help you sell courses online easily.
- 30+ custom page builder elements
- Integrated WooCommerce plugin
- 16+ Premium widgets
- 500+ Font options
Priced at $59, Invent comes with a 6-month support license.
8. University by CactusThemes
The University theme is, in essence, an LMS that supports LearnDash. It provides all the latest WordPress LMS features to make your website education-friendly. The University theme has powerful options, along with a drag-and-drop, responsive page builder, to make modifications to the layouts and styling as per your requirement. Never worry about bugs and issues with a quick support system.
- 7 homepage demos
- Drag and drop page builder
- Responsive Design
- Support for LearnDash
University is priced at $59 and comes with 6 months of support.
9. Online University by axiomthemes
Online University is a colorful and modern theme to build a vibrant online learning website. Online University is easy to install, use, and update. Packed with a ton of layout features and slider options, it can help you customize the website with ease. This LearnDash theme provides useful plugins and custom widgets making it pretty user-friendly.
- 4 homepage layouts
- One-Click Demo Install
- Different header styles
- Responsive Layouts
Online University is priced at $59 for a 6-month license.
10. Bookshelf by ThemeREX
For all the book lovers out there, here is the theme you were looking for – Bookshelf. Bookshelf is an attractive bookstore theme that is best suited to showcase online books, music, videos, and, integrates well with LearnDash to help you offer online courses. The theme is WooCommerce compatible, making it easy for you to share knowledge and earn money doing it.
- 10+ Blog Style
- Advanced user login panel
- Custom theme panel
- Fully Responsive Layout
Bookshelf comes with a 6-month support license at the time of purchase and is priced at $59.
Offering your students an engaging and appealing learning experience can make or break your training website. Whether you pick a LearnDash-specific theme like eLumine, a network-oriented theme like Social Learner, or a multipurpose theme like Unidash, the choice is yours! But the time to up the look of your learning website is sooner than you think!
Out of the themes listed above, is there any particular theme that caught your fancy? Or is there a theme you like to use that should be listed here? The comments section is open for discussion.
it’s a really great list! thank you for sharing! self-education is a really great idea because we need to be flexible now and learn every day
Fernando theme looks fabulous tbh, very organized with an awesome front-end looking. Btw, thank you for this round up!
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Thank you for sharing this we learn more from these blogs.
Out of all the themes, I love the ”Bookshelf by ThemeREX” theme because I love reading. I was looking for a theme like this to showcase all of my books in a loving way that will give me access from anywhere.
Thanks to sharing. good luck!
Glad you found a theme you loved Shawon 🙂
Feel free to share any results of using it in a comment too.
Really amazing article.
Thank you for sharing this and looking forward to learn more from this blog.