LifterLMS

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LifterLMS, the #1 WordPress LMS solution, makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses.

Author:LifterLMS (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:5.6
WordPress version tested:6.1.1
Plugin version:7.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:12-02-2016
Last updated:31-01-2023
Rating, %:96
Rated by:291
Plugin URI:https://lifterlms.com/
Total downloads:1 125 218
Active installs:10 000+
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LifterLMS is a secure, feature-packed, and extensive WordPress LMS plugin to easily create & sell courses online. Transform your WordPress website into a professional eLearning platform with every feature you could possibly need from your LMS.

  • Intuitive Course Builder: Create Courses, Sections, Interactive Lessons with Rich Content Including Multimedia and Videos
  • Track Student Progress: In-Depth Reporting, Create Timed or Open Quizzes, Drip Content, Add Prerequisites, Analyze Progress, and Award Certificates
  • Complete Ecommerce Platform: Built-in Gateway Integration for Stripe and PayPal With Memberships and Subscriptions Including Single or Group Enrollment
  • Community and Social Learning: Integrate a Community Forum or Discussion Area, Add Multiple Instructors, and Display Course Reviews for Social Proof

Explore All LMS Features

LifterLMS makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses and training based membership websites.

Integrates With Any Theme, Page Builder, & Block Editor

LifterLMS works with any well-coded WordPress theme/FSE, the Block Editor (Gutenberg), and every popular WordPress page builder including Elementor, Beaver Builder, and Divi.

With over 9 years development, our team is deeply engaged with the WordPress community. We actively encourage our integration partners to create the extensions you need most, like Affiliate WP, Monster Insights, WP Fusion, the most popular form plugins, GamiPress, Astra Pro, and many more.

Don’t see an integration you need? Connect your LifterLMS website to 5,000+ other apps via Zapier.

Open Source, Completely Free Core Plugin

Just like WordPress, LifterLMS gives back to the open source community. The core LifterLMS plugin is a totally FREE forever LMS – no limits on your courses, memberships, enrollments, or earnings.

We believe in free, distributed learning for all. LifterLMS exists to democratize education in the digital classroom.

Premium LMS Add-ons and Bundles

Get to know our team and product by signing up for a $1 temporary 30 Day website. You’ll get instant access to a private demo site hosted on our servers pre-installed with:

  • the core LifterLMS plugin, AND
  • every premium LMS add-on we offer

See why so many people start with or switch from another WordPress LMS or hosted platform to LifterLMS for online course creation, membership sites, and remote schools.

This LMS demo site allows you to test drive the core plugin and all premium add-ons before you invest.

  • You can practice creating an online course with LifterLMS’s industry leading course builder.
  • Or simply take a course yourself on your demo site to test the course experience out for yourself.
  • You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes to your demo site so you can see them in action together with the LMS.

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LifterLMS is a Perfect Fit For Every WordPress User

Best for Builders
We’re the favorite LMS plugin for WordPress developers, designers and IT pros who build LMS websites and training portals for clients, employers and themselves

Best for Starters
Do-it-yourself innovators love that LifterLMS helps them create high value online courses, coaching or training based membership websites, right on WordPress.

Best for Switchers
Have you outgrown a hosted LMS platform or an incomplete WordPress LMS stack? Choose LifterLMS if you are looking for more power, control and better support.

Meet The LifterLMS Team

The LifterLMS team is a diverse group of talented course creators, developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs.

Before developing LifterLMS, we consulted and built custom WordPress-based online learning and membership sites for clients all over the world. LifterLMS was born through this deep hands-on experience building high-end, custom WordPress LMS websites for the expert industry.

Learn more about the people behind LifterLMS here.

LifterLMS WordPress LMS By The Numbers

  • 4,348,041 Course 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 10,000 active installs of the WordPress LMS plugin
  • 267 5 star reviews

LifterLMS Features

Start with our core free WordPress LMS plugin and scale-up as your business grows.

Make Money Building an Education-Based Business
Just set up LifterLMS, activate built-in payments with Stripe or PayPal. That’s all you need to get started on your LMS website journey.

When you need more features and want to expand your online learning business, we are here for you. We have several free and premium add-ons to help you create more value for your students and members, with a focus on scaling your business revenue.

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

Create Courses on Your WordPress LMS Website

  • Course multimedia lessons
  • Course quizzes
  • Course builder
  • Drip Content
  • Course and lesson prerequisites
  • Course tracks
  • Course assignments
  • Quiz time limits
  • Student dashboard
  • Multi-instructor courses
  • Lesson downloads
  • Course import & export
  • Discussion areas
  • Instructional design
  • Forum integrations
  • Graphics pack
  • Course reviews
  • Group enrollments for courses and memberships

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 outside of a course
  • Members-only payment plans
  • Private group discussions
  • Members-only forums

Integrate your WordPress LMS with the Tools You Need

  • Payment gateways
  • Email marketing
  • Forums
  • Mobile friendly
  • Use any theme or page builder
  • 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
  • Course only content
  • Restricted access
  • Password management
  • Self-hosted

Own and Manage Your WordPress LMS Platform

  • Detailed course, membership, ecommerce, and student reporting
  • Course gradebook
  • Email notifications
  • Bulk course and membership enrollments
  • Student management
  • Course and membership access management
  • Web design management
  • Branding & typography
  • WordPress LMS User Roles
  • Security
  • Require terms
  • Scalable
  • Layout
  • Testing tools

Get Support For Your WordPress LMS Project

More Info About LifterLMS

Extend and Enhance Your LMS With LifterLMS Add-Ons

Advanced

Increase your LMS website and it’s training program’s value with these engagement add-ons:

Integrations

Integrate your LMS with the third-party tools you know and love:

LMS Website and User Experience Design Tools

Make your online course creations and WordPress LMS platform beautiful

How To Get Support

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

  • LifterLMS Support Ticket System, ready for any question you have about your LMS
  • Liftoff Sessions access with live screensharing to help you get started with the LMS software
  • LifterLMS Office Hours is weekly Mastermind group hosted by LifterLMS CEO Chris Badgett and special guests

Save on LifterLMS With A Bundle

Save money while unlocking the full potential of your course building and LMS platform.

  • The Earth Bundle gives you all the essentials you need to get your online learning website up and running so it’s collecting money today with the most powerful secure learning management system software.
  • Level up your online course LMS 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 The Best WordPress LMS Plugin A Try

The best way to know if LifterLMS meets your needs is to take it for a test drive – something you can’t do with a totally premium LMS!

  • Go install the free core LifterLMS plugin right now. See how extensive and customizable our free core plugin truly is.
  • 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 LMS add-ons before you invest. Practice creating an online course, test out the learner experience yourself, and see how easy it will be to manage your course in the WordPress admin. Install your favorite plugins & themes to test compatibility. 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.

Scaling LifterLMS From A Simple Online Course

LifterLMS is incredibly flexible, customizable and scalable. It can be used for a simple one course website, and it can also be used as a course marketplace or multi instructor online school.

The plugin is lightweight enough to handle niche sites with low course enrollments, while also powering huge universities and employee training in Fortune 500 corporations. We’ve even worked with a site that has over 730,000 course enrollments.

Unlike hosted LMS software where you would pay increasing monthly fees for access and growth, LifterLMS does not charge you more per course. LifterLMS also does not charge you more per instructor or per student or based on your revenue.

Whether you are going big or keeping it small, LifterLMS scales to meet your needs for online courses, memberships, training portals, or remote schools.

LifterLMS in Action

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

What Others Are Saying About LifterLMS

“I’ve used a number of course creation and delivery platforms over the years. And they were all fine… right up to the day when they weren’t. The trouble is, they all want you to package and manage your course the way THEY think you should do it. THEIR feature set. THEIR way to do it. Now I host all my courses on LifterLMS. TOTALLY different experience, because I’m free to do things MY way. I’ve never yet hit a wall where LifterLMS didn’t enable me to do things the way I wanted. Love it! Great support and community too.”

Nick Usborne, Teacher, Entrepreneur

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 (a membership plugin and LMS plugin combined into one). It was the only plugin that checked all the boxes for our needs for course creation and membership functionality. 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, the LMS 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 course library, online Learning Management System site, and community. The breadth and depth of what LifterLMS 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. LifterLMS 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 WordPress LMS plugin 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

Join Our Growing Community of Education Entrepreneurs

When you download LifterLMS, you join a thriving community of education entrepreneurs, course creators, developers, LMS professionals, and WordPress enthusiasts.

We’re one of the fastest growing open source eLearning communities online, and everyone that is seeking to build a sustainable online course business is welcome.

Join the LifterLMS VIP Facebook group so you can:

  • check out what other LifterLMS users and course creators are up to, and
  • ask questions and support fellow course creators

We also have an engaged LifterLMS Slack community with live developer office hours if you’d prefer to connect in Slack.

Contribute to LifterLMS

Are you a developer interested in contributing to LifterLMS? Visit the LifterLMS GitHub Repository to find out how to support this fully open source WordPress LMS software.

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

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

What Should You Do Next?

Install the free LifterLMS plugin on your website, then …

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

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