After years of working on learning management systems (LMS) for WordPress like LearnDash and LifterLMS, we’ve noticed a trend: most platforms are built on a bad sales model. In this post, we’ll examine why people fall into this trap and discuss how you can build a better, more flexible LMS by selling memberships, not courses.
LearnDash is by far the most popular LMS plugin for WordPress, and for a good reason; it comes bundled with so many great features and integrations that you can use it to build the e-learning website of your dreams. But one of those features often gets people in trouble when they’re first deciding how to set up their site. That feature is the e-commerce functionality—the part of your LMS that handles selling and controlling access to your courses.
When it comes to managing your own e-learning platform, there are more options today than ever. From dedicated third-party platforms like Canvas and Blackboard to WordPress LMS plugins like LearnDash and LifterLMS to custom-built in-house tech, the choices can quickly become overwhelming. Making the wrong decision can have lasting impacts on your ability to grow
When it comes to building out your dream e-learning platform, WordPress offers some of the best value per dollar. The platform combines the simplicity of plug-and-play LMS plugins and add-ons with the flexibility of being able to develop any additional custom features or integrations you might need. But with all this flexibility, it can be