Introduction to Learnpress
Learnpress is an awesome yet free WordPress LMS plugin to integrate e-learning facility in your WordPress website. If you are looking to setup a website where you would like to sell courses or impart learning to viewers using e-courses, Learnpress + WordPress make up a great combination. Learnpress provides a well-structured course creation facility with the features of creating lessons, quizzes, sections and courses. Learnpress is a highly configurable with a bunch of options like setting up the pricing, discounts, paypal payments, course expiry, course publish scheduling and a lot more. To get started and create your own courses, you could begin with a tutorial series developed specially for my readers on Youtube. Check it out here
Despite being a highly used plugin, Learnpress provides only an excellent backend. The UI provided by Learnpress is not upto the mark to appeal the users to purchase the course. Learnpress provides widget to display course ribbons, course sliders as well as course list. However, the styling is extremely unpleasing and it also depends on the theme. An unpleasing UI with learnpress courses might look something like the one shown below.
The question now stands is how to improve the UI. The answer to it is – WordPress Themes. WordPress is an excellent framework that provides the facility of instantly changing the look of your website with just a new theme. This article present you with the list of top wordpress themes that you might want to choose from when looking to purchase a WordPress theme.
Best WordPress themes for Learnpress
Education Course – Learnpress theme
The Education Course – Learnpress theme is a LESS based WordPress theme developed with Learnpress in focus. LESS based core makes it excellently fast and responsive. Its smooth animations reduces the website loading time considerably and loads the content as it is needed. The theme comes bundled with 2 paid plugins and also 6 different single page and multiple page pre-built home page designs. This is cheaper in pricing compared to other excellent themes in the market and is a good one if you are looking at a low budget theme. It is built with Bootstrap 3 which might be a concern as it is quite old and lacks the latest rendering features. If you’re looking for something better, keep reading further.
- One Page and Multi Page Demos
- 280+ HTML Files
- 3 Index Multipage demos
- 3 Index Single Page demos
- 6 Boxed demos
- 6 RTL Page demos
- 6 Dark Page demos
- 14 Home Variation demos
- Easy to customize
- HTML5 & CSS3
- Clean & Simple Design
- Fully Responsive Layout
- Crossbrowser Compatible with Edge, IE9+, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome
- Revolution Slider added. you save $14.00
- Menuzord – Responsive Megamenu added. you save $7.00
- Retina ready
- Google fonts included
- Font Awesome 400+ icons
- 7 Stroke 200+ icons
- Elegant Icon Font 360+ icons
- Powered with Bootstrap
- Smooth animation
- Parallax sections
- Working Ajax contact form with validation
- Google Maps easy to setup via data attributes
- Powerful shortcodes
- Responsive video
- Well documented
Price: $19 (as on 01 June,2018)
Eduma 3.0 – Learnpress WordPress theme
Price: $69 (as on 01 June,2018)
Coaching WordPress Theme
Coaching WordPress theme is a theme designed to inspire people looking for Coaching online. The theme demos have been developed keeping in view a personal coach or trainer running an e-learning portal. The theme comes loaded with the numerous plugins like Visual Builder, fancy blocks, Smart Event management systems, full site SEO feature and lots more. The theme provides you one-click install with 4 pre-built full demos and multiple navigation layouts. Considering the lack of plugins – the theme is a good purchase only if you are looking for something decent to rapidly import demo and get started with least trouble.
Price: $59 (as on 01 June,2018)
E-Learning WP WordPress Theme
This is the best E-learning theme I have come across so far. Though it comes with just 3 pre-built demos, there are numerous pre-built page layout options available. The theme comes pre-packaged with plugins worth over $439 which is amazing considering its cost compared to other themes above. The theme is retina ready and the responsiveness has been excellently programmed in it. The graphics are perfectly polished to give you a professional look.
- 3 Pre-built demos
- Multiple home page layouts
- Pre-built widgets for faster development
- Site Origin Visual Page Builder
- Multiple payment option integrations
- Unlimited customisation option
- Numerous paid plugins like PaidMembershipsPro, Stripe Payment, ECertificate and lots more
Price: $64 (as on 01 June,2018)
The Course builder is the final and equally great choice as Elearning WP when it comes to choosing an awesome WordPress theme. The Course builder is a newer and better theme in terms of its designs and features. The Course builder comes with more demos and useful plugins along with premium plugins to speed up your development process. The features are nearly similar to the E-Learning WP theme as it comes from the same authoring company. Considering the debate to choose between Elearning WP and Course Builder, both the themes are equally good but I would prefer Course Builder over Elearning WP as it is newer and contains better designs. At the same price, you can more demo designs and better performance too.
Price: $64 (as on 01 June,2018)
A great theme is the perfect way to kickstart your development process. These themes along with their demos provide you a set of pre-built pages where you merely need to update the colors and images to your satisfaction and then there is no end to it. However, if you find it difficult to figure out how to use the theme or need to focus on the courses creation rather than development, I’m here to help. All you need to do is leave a message.