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Best WordPress eLearning Themes in 2021

2021 has seen a significant jump in the expectations from e-learning themes. The bar is set higher than ever. Read on to find out which e-learning themes measure up to these standards!

E-Learning is catching up with regular classroom learning very quickly. WordPress can help you with the creation of your online space, and while content is of the utmost importance, the right e-learning theme can take your website to the next level.

These Learning Management System (LMS) themes, along with many different plugins, offer all the features and functionalities that an online learning course can offer, which you can pick according to your requirements. Right from content creation to layout, placement, interaction features, as well as payment, the WordPress LMS ecosystem offers everything.

We have listed some of the best e-Learning themes of 2021 on WordPress. Check them out!

1. eLumine


eLumine is a more modern and contemporary theme that takes a detour from the stereotypical by offering multiple unique and out-of-the-box layouts. This first of a kind theme keeps learners at the focus and sports elegant yet distraction-free layouts. This theme offers a customized quiz module interface, a visual page builder, a completely responsive design, dynamic sidebars, and gamification support. It takes plugin compatibility to the next level by offering seamless and unique layouts for LearnDash, WooCommerce, BuddyPress, and bbPress.

You can create an interactive, responsive e-Learning website within minutes, and encourage learning through student socializing, quizzes, gamification and a lot more.

2. Astra


Astra, in combination with LearnDash, is a great choice for creating a powerful LMS website in WordPress. Used by large organizations like the University of Florida and the University of Michigan, LearnDash is a powerful platform that lets you create and sell courses. You can structure your courses to maximize learning, use a powerful quiz engine to test your students, and more.

Astra, one of the most popular themes for WordPress, integrates extensively with LearnDash. Astra allows you to match the colors and typography with your theme, use extra features like Distraction Free Learning and a Personalized Profile Image, and customize your site’s headers, footers, layouts, and other elements. It’s also completely responsive, meaning your students can access your site directly from their mobile devices.

3. EducationWP

EducationWP is primarily a very simple and straightforward theme to use. It requires no coding knowledge to get your theme up and running. With a functional and rational design, you can create attractive web pages or course modules that will captivate visitors and engage readers. EducationWP offers many premium features, user-friendliness, responsiveness, high level of customization, drag-and-drop curriculum management tools, and a lot more!

As long as your users have a strong internet connection, they can view your e-Learning website, created in this theme, very easily.


Over time, WPLMS has undergone a lot of tweaks and development and has come out very well! It has a bold appearance and uses a lot of strong colors for effect. The various features that WPLMS offers are an integrated slider plugin on the homepage, the ability to create and add courses from the frontend, ease of navigation, individual learner, and instructor dashboard, and everything that a course needs – quizzes, tests, notes, etc.

It is compatible with WooCommerce, LearnDash, bbPress, and BuddyPress, and also offers social media integration options.

5. Social Learner

Social Learner is a LearnDash and BuddyPress theme; the name must have given it away. It works so well with BuddyPress that you cannot tell the difference. This theme offers a clean and minimalist layout that’s profile-first, easy to use and grasp, and is completely responsive. The code on which this theme is built is extremely developer-friendly and has been structured very smartly, commented, and offers immense support.

Other awesome features include retina readiness, translation friendliness, limitless colors, SEO readiness, 16 widgets, custom logos and fonts, security, and a one-click-install demo. If your social learning is central to your e-learning site, then this is the theme to choose.

6. Guru

Guru is a brilliant LMS theme for those who are fond of the Sensei LMS plugin. It has a very minimalist and clean design that’s professional and easy-to-use. The responsive design enables a better learning experience. Besides Sensei, Guru is also compatible with a host of other premium plugins and features. You can integrate social networks, e-Commerce, event scheduling, and a lot more features into your e-Learning website.

You can choose from a host of options on the mega menu, a number of layouts, many shortcodes, and use the one-click-install feature for easy migration of data. Guru is the perfect theme for those who want to generate revenue from their e-Learning courses.

7. Ed School

ED School

Ed School is a great theme for school websites, whether it is for kindergarten, elementary, middle or high school. This theme can be customized depending on the age group of your targeted audiences. It offers features such as 2 homepage options, drag-and-drop visual composer, mega menu, layout options, galleries, contact form, revolution slider, and more.

The highlight of Ed School is that a lot of effort has gone into making this theme child-friendly. It has over 700 font options and innumerable colors to make stunning and unique web pages. It features a calendar, WooCommerce support, strong documentation, etc. Overall, this is a very user-friendly LMS theme.

8. Academy

Academy is another new and popular LMS WordPress theme of 2021 that has undergone a lot of advancements. This is a complete LMS theme that allows you to create courses, questions and answers, lessons, and functionalities. It offers pricing features, quizzes, user role and registration functions, frontend forms, subscriptions, progress tracking features, and more.

Besides these features, Academy offers a completely responsive layout, WooCommerce integration, a testimonials space, custom post types, sliders, and a lot of other customizable options. It is great for e-Learning sites that sell multiple courses and offer subscriptions.

9. Eikra

Eikra - Education WordPress Theme

Eikra is a very straightforward LMS plugin that aims to give you maximum registrations, and a high volume of web traffic with its various features and tools. For starters, it is an SEO-friendly theme that’s highly customizable. It has 12 homepage options, single and multiple, that is easy to set up. It features unlimited colors and Google fonts, sliders, 20+ header options, 3 course and research layouts for aiding in course creation, and translation-friendliness with WPML integration.

With a one-click-demo install, complete flexibility, and loads of documentation, Eikra is easy to set up and develop. You can create powerful and stunning web pages using Eikra.

10. LMS

As the name goes, LMS is an out-and-out LMS theme complete with all the features and functionalities that you have at your disposal to create a completely unique website and user experience. Going by the appearance, LMS is completely professional, minimal, classy and clean. It is easy to understand and navigate.

With WooCommerce integration, LMS allows site owners to charge for courses by offering pricing structures. It also has a user rating function, frontend form registration and submission, a visual page builder, shortcodes, custom layouts, and a lot more.

11. Upside

Upside - Multi purpose WordPress theme

Upside is a multipurpose WordPress theme that’s also great for medical websites besides e-Learning. It is flexible, responsive, robust, clean and minimal, modern, and very pretty! It has a very professional and clean-cut layout that can be customized and tailor-made for suiting your type of website and targeted audience. You can create pricing and catalog sections, portfolios, services, and more.

When it comes to features, you will find that Upside is quite interactive and versatile. It has many widget and menu options, a visual composer, galleries and custom posts, and a lot more. Integration with WooCommerce enables selling of courses and setting up price structures as well. Overall, Upside is great for some strong marketing.

12. Skilled

Skilled | School Education Courses WordPress Theme

Skilled works alongside the Sensei plugin to help you create complete, effective, and quality e-Learning websites complete will all the requirements. You can create and publish courses, create payment options, manage users and students, and a lot more. Basically, all you ever need in an e-Learning website.

Skilled is quite simple to use and is a very straightforward theme. It has a lot of customization in terms of layout and posts, visual composer, drag-and-drop page builder, slideshow tool, 6 color skins, and much more. Quite the versatile theme we say!

13. Academia

Academia is a flexible and dynamic LMS theme from WordPress that’s great for both, an online course and an offline tutorial website. It features an AJAX-powered search tool that makes search and browsing activities seamless and straightforward. Besides e-learning courses, this theme is also great for organizing events and highlight the main features of a website.

Academia has numerous header and footer options, a (paid) visual composer plugin, slider revolution plugin, and various styles to choose from. It enables you to create unique and stunning websites and is highly customizable. The best part about installing Academia is the instructional setup videos that come with it to make your job simpler.

14. Course Builder

Course Builder is a great LMS plugin for websites, online courses, and even forums. The thing about this theme is that it’s extremely versatile; go through the various demos and you’ll understand that you can create a lot of different kinds of educational websites using Course Builder. Since it runs with the LearnPress plugin, this theme has all the premium functions and features that you could ask for.

You have a lot of functionalities at your disposal. You can set up your entire e-Learning course, right from creation to payment portals quite easily using this plugin. Not only are the web pages extremely easy to create, but the theme also assists you in creating other events. Overall, Course Builder is a very powerful LMS theme.

Wrapping Up

So these were the best of the best LMS themes in 2021. They will be of great help when you begin creating your e-Learning course. Just check all their features and offerings, plus the financials, before selecting the one perfectly suited to your requirements.

What are your thoughts? Drop a comment to let us know!

WisdmLabs is an open source solutions provider for WordPress, Magento, and Moodle. We believe in creating ground-breaking plugins that have genuinely useful functionalities, time and again.

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