LMS by LifterLMS – Online Course, Membership & Learning Management System Plugin for WordPress

Description

LifterLMS is a powerful WordPress LMS plugin that makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses and training based membership websites. LifterLMS works with any well-coded WordPress theme and all the popular WordPress page builders (like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, etc.). As an engaged WordPress community member, LifterLMS actively encourages and helps other great plugins integrate with LifterLMS like Affiliate WP, Monster Insights, WP Fusion, the most popular form plugins, GamiPress, Astra Pro, the Course Scheduler, and many more. You can also connect your WordPress LMS website to 1,500+ other apps via Zapier. LifterLMS is one of only 11 WordPress plugins listed in the Zapier app directory.

LifterLMS strikes a beautiful balance in being an all-in-one solution while also integrating with other best of breed technologies relevant to course creators and membership site owners.

Similar to WooCommerce and WordPress, LifterLMS gives back to the open source WordPress community by contributing the core LifterLMS plugin for FREE for the world to benefit from. We believe in free distributed learning for all. LifterLMS exists to democratize education in the digital classroom.

At it’s core LifterLMS exists to lift up others through education.

You do NOT need a separate ecommerce or membership plugin made by a different company to use LifterLMS! All that and more is included with LifterLMS so you can avoid the “Software Frankenstein” problem (too many plugins made by different companies that don’t work well together have different levels of support).

LifterLMS is also known for having a thriving well supported user community through, active listening, social engagement and robust documentation.

We encourage you to get to know us by signing up for a $1 temporary 30 Day website on our servers with the core LifterLMS plugin AND all the premium add-ons installed. This demo allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes to your demo site so you can see them in action together.

Are you ready to Try LifterLMS for $1? 🚀

You’ll see why so many people like you are starting with or switching to LifterLMS.

Who Uses LifterLMS?

  • WordPress Freelancers
  • WordPress Agencies
  • WordPress Educators like Shawn Hesketh at WP101
  • IT Departments
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Entrepreneurs
  • CEU Publishers
  • Schools
  • Organizations
  • Governments
  • Enterprise Companies
  • DIY (Do It Yourselfers)

What Types of People Use LifterLMS?

1) Builders

The WordPress developers, designers & IT pros who build LMS websites and training portals for clients, employers & themselves

2) Starters

Do-it-yourself innovators who are looking to create high value online courses, coaching or training based membership websites

3) Switchers

People who have outgrown a hosted platform or an incomplete WordPress stack looking for more power, control and better support

Who Makes LifterLMS?

The LifterLMS team is a diverse group of talented course creators, developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs. Before developing the LifterLMS product we consulted and built custom training based membership sites for clients all over the world. It was through many years experience building high end custom WordPress LMS websites for the expert industry, that the LifterLMS project was born.

Because 5 years ago we couldn’t find a plugin that provided a rock solid all-in-one foundation for training websites, we decided to build LifterLMS and contribute the core plugin to you and the WordPress community.

LifterLMS is course & membership creation software built by course creators and a talented technical team. We understand WordPress, ecommerce, eLearning, engagement, gamification, conversion optimization, the website building industry, and the needs of the online teacher coach, and training professional.

You can learn more about the people behind LifterLMS here.

LifterLMS By The Numbers …

  • 4,348,041 Enrollments powered by LifterLMS
  • 6,570,731 Course and lesson completions powered by LifterLMS
  • 86,807 Achievement badges awarded by LifterLMS
  • 120,728 Certificates awarded by LifterLMS
  • Over 9,000 active installs
  • 108 5 star reviews

LifterLMS Features

Start with our core free plugin and scale-up as your business grows!

Make Money Building an Education-Based Business

LifterLMS plus one payment gateway like Stripe or PayPal is powerful enough to get you started on your journey!

  • Credit card payments
  • One-time payments
  • Recurring payments
  • Payment plans
  • Unlimited pricing models
  • PayPal
  • Subscriptions
  • Checkout
  • Free courses
  • Course bundles
  • Private coaching upsells
  • Coupons
  • Bulk sales
  • Affiliate ready
  • Native sales pages
  • Offline sales
  • Customizable enrollment
  • Country and currency
  • E-commerce dashboard
  • Credit card management
  • Subscription switching
  • Payment switching
  • Native Zapier integration

Create Courses

  • Multimedia lessons
  • Quizzes
  • Course builder
  • Drip Content
  • Pre-requisites
  • Course tracks
  • Assignments (coming soon)
  • Quiz time limits
  • Student dashboard
  • Multi-instructor
  • Lesson downloads
  • Course import & export
  • Discussion areas
  • Instructional design
  • Forum integrations
  • Graphics pack
  • Course reviews

Engage Your Students

  • Achievement badges
  • Certificates
  • Personalized email
  • Social learning
  • Private coaching
  • Text messaging

Offer Memberships

  • Sitewide membership
  • Course bundles
  • Traditional memberships
  • Automatic course enrollment
  • Bulk course enrollment
  • Content restrictions
  • Members-only payment plans
  • Private group discussions
  • Members-only forums

Integrate with the Tools You Need

  • Payment gateways
  • Email marketing
  • Forums
  • Mobile friendly
  • Use any theme
  • Built for compatibility
  • CRMs
  • E-learning authoring tools
  • Tin Can API (xAPI)

Secure and Protect Your Content

  • Course protection
  • User account management and registration
  • Members-only content
  • Restricted access
  • Password management
  • Self-hosted

Own and Manage Your Platform

  • Detailed reporting
  • Gradebook
  • Email notifications
  • Bulk enrollments
  • Student management
  • Access management
  • Web design management
  • Branding & Typography
  • LMS Roles
  • Security
  • Require terms
  • Scalable
  • Layout
  • Testing tools

Get Support

Further Reading

Extend and Enhance LifterLMS with Add-ons

Advanced

Increase your training program’s value with these engagement add-ons

Integrations

Integrate with the third-party tools you know and love

Design Tools

Make your learning platform beautiful

Support

Our world-class support has your back and all of our paid products include priority private support with the LifterLMS development team

  • LifterLMS Support Ticket System
  • Liftoff Sessions access with live screensharing
  • LifterLMS Office Hours is weekly Mastermind group hosted by LifterLMS CEO Chris Badgett

Save Big with a Bundle

Save money while unlocking the full potential of your learning platform

  • Level up your online course website with our ecommerce, design, marketing technology, and automation tools with the Universe Bundle
  • Add even more engagement and student transformation potential to your immersive training programs with our entire suite of products including advanced features used by the best teachers, experts, and coaches with the Infinity Bundle

Give LifterLMS a Try

There are many ways to take LifterLMS for a test drive

  • Go ahead and install the free core LifterLMS plugin right now
  • Get a temporary 30 Day website on our servers with the core LifterLMS plugin AND all the premium add-ons installed. This demo website allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes, but this demo site is not something you get to keep after the 30 days are over. Try LifterLMS for $1 now.
  • Another way to test LifterLMS out is to see what the student experience is like. Take a free course on how to build a LifterLMS website in 20 minutes. Take a Free Course now.

What Others Are Saying

WP101.com serves more than 30,000 members, so it’s no small challenge to migrate to a new membership plugin. We spent more than a year carefully evaluating dozens of LMS and membership plugins before we finally discovered LifterLMS. It was the only plugin that checked all the boxes for our needs. And the LifterLMS team also shares our passion for creating better online learning experiences. In particular, we deeply resonate with their goal of restoring the human touch to online learning—something that is absent from most online courses today.”

Shawn Hesketh, Owner, WP101

“As a former School Teacher, professional User Experience Designer, and current online course creator – I can honestly attribute much of our success to LifterLMS and it’s consideration for multiple learning modalities, UI/UX out of the box, and natural student Engagement opportunities. In less than 10 months we’ve gone from $0 to $300K in revenue with LifterLMS playing a huge part in that!! I’m looking forward to everything that comes next from the creators of LifterLMS!!”

Sarah Lorenzen, Teacher, Entrepreneur

“LifterLMS has been the best decision we have made towards the build out of our online Learning Management site and community. The breadth and depth of what Lifter offers in a few WordPress plugins exceeds anything else we evaluated as it includes: easy course construction, integrated eCommerce, community capabilities, gamification and the support for delivery of 1-on-1 coaching collaboration services. Lifter also has pre-built integrations with other key WordPress technologies we wanted to use. Lifter has attracted a solid community and support network of leading experts to help guide anyone who wants to transform the world or their industry with online training. Chris and the Lifter team are real people, and they care.”

Michael Wolf, CEO, emPowering NOW LLC (Golden XPR)

“I bought/installed LifterLMS yesterday then spent the day having a blast! Two years ago I started writing a book, which morphed into wanting to present the material online in a more interactive way. I started my website from scratch in January and installing the LMS was a milestone moment! A milestone moment that turned out to be one joy right after the other! I’m always amazed when something is made easy! The LifterLMS product is amazing!! Power to the people! Really quite extraordinary to have something so helpful be able to be in the hands of regular folk.”

Margot Worthy, Author, Teacher

LifterLMS in Action

  • Success Stories — Discover these amazing stories and accomplishments from our community.
  • Showcase — Check out these websites using LifterLMS

Join Our Growing Community

When you download LifterLMS, you join a thriving community of education entrepreneurs, developers, and WordPress enthusiasts. We’re one of the fastest growing open source eLearning communities online, and you are welcome here.

If you’re interested in contributing to LifterLMS, head over to the LifterLMS GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.

Want to add a new language to LifterLMS? Swell! You can contribute at translate.wordpress.org.

Also I’d like to invite you to the LifterLMS VIP Facebook group so you can check out what other LifterLMS users are up to and ask questions to the community. We also have an engaged LifterLMS Slack community with live developer office hours if you would like to connect in Slack.

The mission of LifterLMS is to democratize education in the digital classroom. Our vision is to lift up others through education.

We invite you to let us guide you to a successful training platform through our WordPress LMS technology, trainings and support systems. We want you to avoid the common mistakes, avoid the Software Frankenstein problem, and NOT waste any time.

LifterLMS helps you ACCELERATE.

Here’s What I’d Like You To Do Next …

Install the free LifterLMS plugin on your website from here on WordPress, then …

Try out all the premium add-ons for $1 by signing up >>HERE<<

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Screenshots

  • LifterLMS Courses
  • LifterLMS Pricing Tables
  • LifterLMS Checkout
  • LifterLMS Lessons
  • LifterLMS Achievement Earned
  • LifterLMS Achievement Badges
  • LifterLMS Quiz Results
  • LifterLMS Student Dashboard
  • LifterLMS Certificates
  • LifterLMS Sales Reporting
  • LifterLMS Student Reporting
  • LifterLMS Enrollment Reporting
  • LifterLMS Sidebar Widgets
  • LifterLMS Subscription Management
  • LifterLMS Settings
  • LifterLMS Course Builder
  • LifterLMS Lesson Settings
  • LifterLMS Engagements
  • LifterLMS Email Engagements
  • LifterLMS Course Access Plans
  • LifterLMS Update Upcoming Order Details
  • LifterLMS Lock Down Non LMS Content with Memberships
  • LifterLMS Membership Course Bundles and Auto Enrollment
  • LifterLMS Business to Business Bulk Enrollment Activations with Vouchers

Installation

Minimum System Requirements

LifterLMS Requires

  • PHP 7.2 or later
  • MySQL 5.6 or later
  • WordPress 4.0 or later

Visit our full system requirements for additional information.

Automatic Installation

This is the simplest way to install LifterLMS as it utilizes WordPress to handle file transfers and you never need to leave the web browser or admin panel.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
  3. In the search field type “LifterLMS” and click “Search Plugins”
  4. Once you’ve located LifterLMS click “Install Now”
  5. Once installation is complete, click “Activate”

Manual Installation

To manually install LifterLMS you’ll need to download the zip file using the “Download” link on this screen. You’ll then need to use FTP to manually upload the files to the proper directory on your webserver.

Please see this WordPress Codex document for full instruction on Manual Plugin Installation.

Setup Wizard

After installing LifterLMS for the first time you will be redirected to the Setup Wizard. This wizard will walk quickly configure LifterLMS so you can get to course creating as quickly as possible. At the conclusion you’ll have the option to import a sample course.

You can return to the setup wizard at any time by following these steps.

FAQ

Where do I buy LifterLMS add-ons or bundles?

You can explore the individual add-ons here or save BIG with a bundle

Are there any troubleshooting steps you’d suggest I try that might resolve my issue before I post a new thread?

First, make sure that you’re running the latest version of LifterLMS. And if you’ve got any other LifterLMS extensions or themes, make sure those are running the most current version as well.

The most common issues we see are either plugin conflicts, theme conflicts, or outdated servers. You can test if a plugin or theme is conflicting by manually deactivating other plugins until just LifterLMS is running on your site. If the issue persists from there, revert to the default Twenty Fifteen theme. If the issue is resolved after deactivating a specific plugin or your theme, you’ll know that is the source of the conflict. If it is a hosting issue, contact your web host and make sure they’re running the most current version of PHP.

Also be sure to check out the official LifterLMS Knowledge Base.

I’m still stuck. Where do I go to file a bug or ask a question?

Users of the free LifterLMS should post their questions in the plugin’s WordPress.org forum. If you find you’re not getting support in as timely a fashion as you wish, you might want to consider purchasing a product from LifterLMS so you can access the LifterLMS support team.

If you’re already a LifterLMS customer, you can simply log into your account and contact the support team directly on the LifterLMS website. We can provide a deeper level of support in there and address your needs on a daily basis during the work week. Generally, except in times of increased support loads, we reply to all comments within 12 business hours.

LifterLMS is awesome! Can you set it all up for me?

LifterLMS offers technical support, but we do not offer custom website development services. However, we do recommend third party LifterLMS Experts who can help with web design, web development, instructional design or marketing for a fee. Click here to visit the LifterLMS Experts page.

I’m interested in LifterLMS add-ons, but there are a few questions I’ve got before making the purchase. Can you help me get those addressed?

Absolutely. If you’re not finding your questions answered on the product pages, you can ask your presales questions through this contact form. You can also connect live with a member of our team here.

What add-ons are available for LifterLMS, and where can I read more about them?

You can find a full list of official LifterLMS Add-ons here

I have a feature idea. What’s the best way to tell you about it?

We care about your feature ideas and what you have to say. You can request a feature, vote on existing feature requests, and checkout the product roadmap.

I still have questions. Where can I find answers?

Be sure you’ve taken the free tutorial training video course: How to Create an Online Course with LifterLMS. We also encourage you to get to know us by signing up for a $1 temporary 30 Day website on our servers which comes with the core LifterLMS plugin all our add-ons intalled. This demo allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. Check it out here: Try LifterLMS for $1.

I’m interested in contributing to LifterLMS, how can I start?

LifterLMS is an open-source project. We manage our team, developers, issues, and code on GitHub.

We welcome contributions of all kinds, anyone can contribute even if you don’t write code! Check out our Contributor’s Guidelines to get started.

I found a security vulnerability or issue, how can I report it to the team?

The LifterLMS team takes security issues and vulnerabilities very seriously. We appreciate your efforts to responsibly disclose your findings, and will make every effort to acknowledge your contributions.

Please contact team@lifterlms.com to report a security vulnerability.

You can review our full security policy at https://lifterlms.com/security-policy.

Reviews

أبريل 10, 2021
The Lifter Team has been great! They are personable, knowledgeable and extremely helpful when it comes to setting up a custom classroom site. Their online tutorials have been easy to follow and to understand with written steps as well as video instructions. Bravo! You helped me to create an teaching platform that I'm really excited about. Many thanks!
أبريل 7, 2021
I'm absolutely non techi, trying to create an area-specific front line customer service course, and ALL at Lifter have been wonderful. The ease of asking questions and receiving helpful answers has been extraordinary. The weekly live zoom Q&A for the first 30 days have been invaluable. SO GLAD I chose Lifter. I recommend them with no reservations.
أبريل 1, 2021
This is a great core plugin for online learning. It gives you everything you need to get a functional site up and running. There is a bit of a learning curve to understand how everything fits together, but the developers have some great training articles and videos to make sense of it all. There are plugins for the system that cost extra to add more advanced features and integrations with other systems, but you don't need them to get a training site up and running. The only paid plugin I'm using is the WooCommerce as I can use WooCommerce for other, non-training products, it handles sales taxes, and integrates with Square. As my site grows I'll probably add in some other plugins for more functionality, but for now the core plus 1 plugin works for me! I've emailed support for non-technical issues and they respond quickly and positively. I can't speak for technical support but I assume that it's just as quick and friendly.
مارس 29, 2021
Lifterlms has everything I need to help me make a fantastic online platform for my university students. It is a very user friendly tool that punches well above its weight. The streamlined functionality and adaptable versatility of Lifterlms is rivalled only by the warm authentic customer service that I have consistently received. The respect and regards to my correspondence have always been timely and effective. Lifterlms is an excellent product that is furthered in value by superior high quality service. Honestly, I would give Lifterlms 10 stars if I could.
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

v4.20.0 – 2021-03-16

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue causing a fatal error when attempting to access reports for deleted students. Thanks Thanks @pondermatic!
  • Fixed an issue encountered on the builder causing the last section to be returned when retrieving the previous section for the first section.

v4.19.0 – 2021-03-11

Supported Version Requirement Updates

  • The minimum supported PHP version has been raised to PHP 7.3. Please upgrade to a supported PHP version.
  • The minimum supported WordPress core version has been raised to version 5.3.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing TinyMCE editor instances to be unusable within metaboxes when using the block editor.

v4.18.0 – 2021-03-04

This is the last release of LifterLMS that will declare support for PHP 7.2. PHP 7.2 reached its official end of life on November 30, 2020. With the next release of LifterLMS the minimum supported PHP version will be raised to 7.3. If you’re currently using PHP 7.2 please contact your host and request an upgrade to a supported PHP version as soon as possible!

Updates

  • Tested up to WordPress core version 5.7
  • Updated several occurrences of json_encode() with preferred wp_json_encode().

Bug fixes

  • Added a tie-breaker when there are multiple enrollment statuses with the same date & time. Thanks @pondermatic!
  • On admin order pages and tables don’t print links for deleted students.
  • Fixed an issue on admin order pages when viewing an order for a deleted student.

v4.17.0 – 2021-02-22

Updates

  • The post type feature “llms-sales-page” has been added to course and membership post types, signifying they support custom sales pages.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed compatibility issues with Yoast SEO 15.8.
  • Fixed duplicate action hook in content-no-access-after.php template.
  • Added early returns to several templates to prevent undefined variables errors.
  • Fixed an undefined variable encountered in course builder JS debug logging.

Templates Updated

  • content-no-access-after.php
  • quiz/meta-information.php
  • quiz/results.php
  • quiz/start-button.php

v4.16.0 – 2021-02-18

Updates

  • Added preview management to the student dashboard to allow previewing of the dashboard as a site visitor.
  • Added a new filter to allow customization of courses output by the [lifterlms_courses] shortcode. Thanks @reedhewitt!
  • Added compatibility code to reduce plugin conflicts encountered in the course builder. Resolves a conflict encountered when building quizzes with Yoast SEO installed.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed undefined variable error encountered when creating custom notification types. Thanks @pondermatic!
  • Fixed incorrect variables passed to sprintf() in logging functions used by the course data background processor. Thanks @pondermatic!

v4.15.0 – 2021-02-09

Updates

  • Database migration: remove any “orphaned” access plans which were not properly cleaned up during deletion of parent course or membership.
  • Improved performance of membership post association query methods.

Bug fixes

  • Access plans will now be automatically deleted when their parent course or membership is deleted.
  • Fix an issue with donut charts/graphs on RTL sites.
  • Fix an issue causing unpublished (draft/private) courses from being returned during queries for membership post associations.

LifterLMS REST 1.0.0-beta.15

Updates

  • Added Access Plan resource and endpoint.
  • Provide a more significant error message when trying to delete an item without permissions.
  • Use WP_Http constants in favor of integers when referencing HTTP status codes.

Bug fixes

  • Fixes localization issues where a singular name was used in favor of the expected plural form.
  • Fixed issues where an error object was not properly returned when expected
  • Fixed call to undefined function llms_bad_request_error(), must be llms_rest_bad_request_error().
  • Fixed access plans resource link.
  • Fixed wrong trigger retrieved when multiple trigger were present for the same user/post pair on Student Enrollment resources.

v4.14.0 – 2021-02-04

Updates

  • Added a user preference option allowing users to opt-out of the course builder’s autosave functionality. More information.
  • 5-star review request displayed at 30 enrollments instead of 50.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue encountered when using shortcodes in the description of an access plan.
  • Fixed an issue encountered when editing auto-draft courses on the course builder.

Deprecations

  • LLMS_Controller_Quizzes::take_quiz() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_AJAX_Handler::quiz_start().
  • Method LLMS_Quiz::get_lessons() is deprecated with no replacement.

v4.13.0 – 2021-01-26

Updates

  • The minimum supported WordPress core version has been raised to 5.2. For more information, please review the LifterLMS Minimum System Requirements.
  • When cloning courses and lessons the cloned post will be created as a draft.
  • When cloning courses the suffix “(Clone)” will be appended to the title of the course to unify cloning behavior with lessons.
  • Added information about LifterLMS specific constant values to the LifterLMS system report.
  • Added a new constant LLMS_IS_SITE_CLONE which can be used to force the site’s clone status.

Bug fixes

  • Reverts site clone detection check changes implemented in 4.12.0 to restore pre 4.12.0 functionality which only runs checks on the admin panel for logged in users with the manage_lifterlms capability.
  • Restore reliance on mb_convert_encoding() when passing html strings into DOMDocument and use the alternate method introduced in version 4.8.0 as a fallback.
  • Fixed an issue encountered when unexpected or malformed data is stored in the LifterLMS admin notices option.

v4.12.0 – 2021-01-20

Updates

  • Automatic site clone detection checks have been adjusted to always run in favor of only running on the admin panel.
  • LifterLMS Site Features (like recurring payment status) can now be configured via constant values.
  • Added llms_load_admin_tools action to allow 3rd parties to easily hook into our admin tools system.
  • Made numerous performance improvements on the course data background processor.
  • Course data background processing will now be automatically throttled for courses with 500 students or more as opposed to the old value of 2,500 or more.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an incorrect HTML for attribute and added an id to the related input element on the student dashboard voucher redemption endpoint.
  • Fixed a pagination error encountered when using course or membership list shortcodes on the static front page.
  • Make sure is_lifterlms() exists before calling it in navigation menu-related classes.

Deprecations

  • LLMS_Admin_Notices_Core::check_staging() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Staging::notice().
  • Unused property LLMS_Course::$sections is replaced by LLMS_Course::get_sections().
  • Unused property LLMS_Course::$sku is deprecated with no replacement.
  • LLMS_Frontend_Forms is deprecated, functionality is available via LLMS_Controller_Account.
  • LLMS_Frontend_Forms::reset_password() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Controller_Account::reset_password().

Templates Updated

  • templates/myaccount/form-redeem-voucher.php

v4.11.0 – 2021-01-07

Updates

  • Adds the ability to use the Instructors blocks on the membership post type. Thanks @alaa-alshamy!
  • Updated LifterLMS Blocks to Version 1.11.1.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a PHP Notice encountered when trying to retrieve next lesson from an empty section.

Templates updated

  • templates/course/author.php

Read the full changelog