15 Responses

  1. Gary Kaminski
    Gary Kaminski November 16, 2014 at 04:57 | | Reply

    Mark, it seems you missed one very important contender in this class of plugins. WP Courseware by Fly Plugins. It’s been around for a few years with a ton of features above the rest.

  2. Justin Ferriman
    Justin Ferriman November 19, 2014 at 15:58 | | Reply

    Hi Mark-

    Great article and really appreciate your overview of LearnDash. The YouTube video is a bit dated – here is a more current demonstration: http://bit.ly/1uJ5Fv2


    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea November 24, 2014 at 04:27 | | Reply

      Thanks Justin.

  3. cwmqat
    cwmqat December 29, 2014 at 08:51 | | Reply

    I’m very surprised at the high (9.5 / 10) rating given to CoursePress. Can you give more detail as to how you got that.

    I’ve tried CoursePress and to be honest, found it difficult to use. Cumbersome may be the best word to describe it. It’s works well with other WPMU plugins so that’s is a bonus, but on it’s own is not a strong contender (IMHO) for LMS.

    I’m now looking at WP Courseware which seems to be a much option.

    I’ve also looked at LearnDash and would definitely rate it much higher than CoursePress, though it has it’s limitations in terms of integration with other plugins etc.

  4. Gord Welling
    Gord Welling December 31, 2014 at 16:44 | | Reply

    Hi Mark ~ I found another AP plug-in called “ZippyCourses” (https://zippycourses.com/) from Derek Halpern (founder of Social Triggers).

  5. Chris Badgett
    Chris Badgett January 29, 2015 at 08:52 | | Reply

    Awesome article Mark! Would love it if you checked out the WordPress LMS plugin we’ve created called LifterLMS: http://lifterlms.com

  6. Wendy
    Wendy March 19, 2015 at 18:14 | | Reply

    It should be noted that CoursePress Pro is not just $19. It’s $19 per month. Big difference. Haven’t looked at the other plugins yet, but if they’re a monthly subscription service, that should be specified in the article…

    Otherwise, great info. Thanks!

    1. ReKast
      ReKast April 16, 2015 at 07:37 | | Reply

      Wendy, thats to get the updates, once you pay once, you can theoretically use it indefinitely till you want to get the update for it. I have been using WPMUDEV they are great.

    2. James Starke
      James Starke March 11, 2017 at 13:12 | | Reply

      I have been using Coursepress Pro since 2014. I really like it when it works, and to be fair it hasn’t broken in many months, which is good, because I am no longer paying their annual membership fee of $599. I don’t need 140+ plugins and they stopped the monthly membership for one plugin over a year ago. If it breaks again, and there were many times it did, check their site forum history, they would get out fixes to us,, until they did another upgrade to the plugin. It doesn’t work with some of their own plugins and doesn’t work at all with any of the Drag & Drop themes. A lot of designer/developers who bought the plugin for clients were unhappy enough to ultimately look elsewhere for LMS software. It has some features that are spot on for multi teacher organizations, but their reliability is a bit lacking in some cases. Whenever the WordPress core instal did a major update, it would create multiple problems across their system.

  7. Kim
    Kim April 23, 2015 at 17:52 | | Reply

    Please show me pros and cons of StudyPress plugin or something about this plugin. Thank you.

  8. Sharon Koshy
    Sharon Koshy August 4, 2015 at 13:08 | | Reply

    Great article Mark! We recommend LearnDash to our clients because it caters to larger audience and is quite easy to use.It easily integrates with various wordpress plugins and themes and like you mentioned the free extensions are like a boon to customers. I personally like the drip-feeding and E-mail notification features.

  9. Art Lader
    Art Lader August 22, 2015 at 16:17 | | Reply

    Been using LearnDash for some time now. I have been impressed both by the software and the support team.

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