LearnDash

4.6 (267)
Write a Review!
Learning management system for WordPress

About LearnDash

LearnDash is a cloud-based WordPress plugin and learning management system (LMS) for businesses, universities, training organizations, and other enterprises. The platform offers tools for turning WordPress sites into learning management systems, creating custom courses, and selling them online. Users can create courses, quizzes, assessments, and other training content and deliver it to learners via a WordPress site.

With LearnDash, businesses can create custom learning courses for their WordPress site using the drag and drop course builder. The platform supports various question types including single answer, multiple choice, free text, essay, fill-in-the-blank, and more and course authors can set up rules-based triggers to display custom messages or questions to learners based on their answers. Users can reward learners with course points, certificates, and more in order to gamify learning and encourage participation.

Businesses are also able to monetize on courses by selling them online to other teachers or learning institutions. Users can set prices for their courses and accept online payments. LearnDash also facilitates subscription payments, memberships, course bundles, shopping carts, and more.

The Tin Can API allows users to connect the LearnDash plugin with any third party platforms. It also offers native integrations with existing solutions such as Stripe, Gravity Forms, and WooCommerce.


Key benefits of LearnDash

  • LearnDash allows professional trainers to create and sell online courses at different price models and facilitate automated content delivery based on learners' predefined schedules.

  • Higher education institutions can improve learning engagement among students by providing certificates, badges and points on course completion.

  • LearnDash's administrative dashboard allows administrators to manage assignments, user profiles, grouping, enrollments, and reporting on a unified interface.

  • LearnDash supports integration with various eLearning technologies such as multisite installations, WordPress themes, multimedia support, and more.

  • Through its integration with various payment gateways including PayPal, Stripe and 2Checkout, LearnDash allows trainers to monetize and sell content at various subscription levels.

  • Images

    LearnDash Software - LearnDash dashboard
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash lesson overview
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash learner profiles
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash customizable branding
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash course builder
    View 6 more
    LearnDash video
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash dashboard
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash lesson overview
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash learner profiles
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash customizable branding
    LearnDash Software - LearnDash course builder

    Not sure about LearnDash? Compare with a popular alternative

    LearnDash

    4.6 (267)
    VS.

    Starting Price

    US$199.00
    one-time
    US$299.00
    year

    Pricing Options

    Free version
    Free trial
    Free version
    Free trial

    Features

    39
    42

    Integrations

    9
    5

    Ease of Use

    4.3 (267)
    4.4 (27)

    Value for Money

    4.5 (267)
    4.6 (27)

    Customer Service

    4.7 (267)
    4.7 (27)
    Green rating bars show the winning product based on the average rating and number of reviews.

    Alternatives

    JoomlaLMS

    4.6
    #1 Alternative to LearnDash
    JoomLMS is a learning management system for eLearning websites, course sales platforms, and business training programs,...

    WPLMS

    4.3
    #2 Alternative to LearnDash
    All-in-one educational App for instructors, students, parents, managers, academy, staff, MOOC for iOS, Android,...

    Simplero

    4.7
    #3 Alternative to LearnDash
    Simplero is a single software for your website, sales funnels, email marketing, online courses, and membership sites.

    CANVAS

    4.6
    #4 Alternative to LearnDash
    The Canvas Learning Management Platform, built by Instructure, is the open, extensible learning management system that...

    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (267)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.3/5
    Customer Support
    4.7/5

    Already have LearnDash?

    Software buyers need your help! Product reviews help the rest of us make great decisions.

    Showing 5 reviews of 267
    USMAN ZAFAR
    USMAN ZAFAR
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best LMS plugin for online courses website/platform

    Reviewed on 8/10/2021

    Pros

    LearnDash is the best LMS plugin for WordPress. We are using this plugin since 2018 and it's a top tier LMS plugin to build an online courses website. One can easily intergrate learndash LMS plugin and offer online courses or trainings. There's also an opportunity to offer paid courses and collect payments using PayPal, stripe etc. LearnDash plugin has a lot of built-in features
    1. Drag and drop course builder
    2. Advanced quizzes
    3. Dynamic content delivery
    4. Flexible prerequisites
    5. Automated notifications
    6. Badges and certificates
    7. Discussion forums
    8. Course points
    9. Leaderboard
    10. Assignments
    We are using for our college and during corona it's best deal that we are using learndash plugin. There are nearly 20 courses on our site, lot of advanced quizzes (5 types pf quizzes offered by learndash plugin), classwise leaderboards in which we can show leaderboards easily on any page using shortcodes. We are also offering badges and certificates on course completion and the best thing is certificate builder is a builtin functionality in learndash plugin, you can easily collect assignments and mark easily by advanced features. LearnDash LMS is also a best tool to offer trainings for your staff, teachers and team members. One can easily earn by teaching skills and by selling courses on the website. Our college is also offering services for others and we are building course websites for other schools and colleges and the good thing is they are very happy with learndash LMS.

    Cons

    Learndash LMS is the best WordPress plugin and we are not facing any problem yet. Only the thing is the plugin price is a little high. I suggest learndash to announce special packages for the students and teachers as it's not easy for students and teachers to manage such amount. I believe in front of learndash features current price is nothing but I still suggest learndash officials to announce special packages for students and teachers. We are a lot happy with it and not facing any problem yet. It's fast and secure. Thanks learndash team.

    David
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Excellent product - terrible support

    Reviewed on 8/08/2020

    The Good :
    + Excellent functionality for authoring courses with all expected media types supported
    +...

    The Good :
    + Excellent functionality for authoring courses with all expected media types supported
    + Excellent functionality & UX for users taking courses
    + Full-featured for those starting with a blank slate
    + Mobile responsive (with our theme)

    The Bad:
    - Very hard to integrate with existing customized website (theme, plugins, etc)
    - GravityForms integration virtually useless
    - Unable to drive course access or pricing based on WP user role
    - Apparently no hooks allowing implementer to modify their course enrollment process.

    The Ugly
    - HORRIBLE SUPPORT!

    Pros

    The features/functions of this product are top notch. Particularly if you are building a new eLearning site and are willing to use their theme and their UX OOB, this is very easy to implement and has great features.

    Cons

    The support experience has been horrendous! My task has been to integrate this LMS into an existing website which is very complex and sophisticated, without turning the existing UX on its head. The Support organization has been utterly useless either re-directing me to other plugins or mis-directing me with information that was simply wrong. The GravityForms integration is so poorly conceived as to be useless for my needs, and Support cannot provide any developer-level assistance at all. I've tried everything to get through to them - even contacting the CEO via LinkedIn - with no success. I'm now on the verge of demanding they cancel my license and refund the fee.

    Aimee
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Alternative Medicine
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    User Experience is Dated, Not worth time investment

    Reviewed on 8/09/2022

    I spent about 20 hours installing this plug-in and trying to set it up in WordPress before I...

    I spent about 20 hours installing this plug-in and trying to set it up in WordPress before I stopped and decided to go with Teachable, which is another LMS platform. I was paying $30 a month for LearnDash but it’s not at all worth $30 a month. The support was poor and the user experience felt like the plug-in itself hadn’t been updated in a very long time. If I was using it for free I would’ve thought it would’ve been worth it, but to pay monthly for it is not worth the amount of time and energy that it took me to set up basic functions .

    Pros

    The reason I purchased the software was because it integrated with WordPress. I had already built my courses on WordPress and I wanted to add additional features like tracking my students and providing a central hub where all my students courses would be available and providing them with a progress bar to help them have a more visual way to progress through their courses.

    Cons

    This is really not a software it’s a WordPress plug-in. I use multiple word plus plug-ins that are excellent. This WordPress plug-in is not worth the money. The amount of work that requires you to do just to get your course set up is enormous. I already had my courses fully developed and it was not easy to install the plug-in and have the features that they promised.

    Alternatives Considered

    Teachable

    Reasons for Switching to LearnDash

    I originally chose LearnDash because it was a plug-in for WordPress. I thought that would allow me to do less work and keep the word press courses that are already set up. I ended up choosing teachable in the end because my experience trying to set up LearnDash showed me that it was nowhere comparable to the functionality of Teachable which was the same exact price .
    Ashley
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Very helpful and solved an issue which saved me a lot of time and stress

    Reviewed on 19/02/2021

    Really enjoy using Learndash for my business

    Really enjoy using Learndash for my business

    Pros

    I really enjoy building my online courses and course portfolio - it is very enjoable and user friendly process to use.

    Cons

    Nothing, it has allowed me to create a great course platform

    Alternatives Considered

    Thinkific

    Reasons for Switching to LearnDash

    The ability to host courses on my own website and value
    Lynn
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Good Online Course Plugin for WordPress

    Reviewed on 2/12/2021

    It was relatively easy to use and setup.

    It was relatively easy to use and setup.

    Pros

    This plugin was relatively easy to use and setup and works well with WPML.

    Cons

    It requires an additional plugin to be able to copy or clone courses, lessons, and topics.

    Showing 5 reviews of 267 Read all reviews

    LearnDash FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for LearnDash.

    LearnDash offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$199.00/one-time
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    LearnDash is available across 3 pricing tiers; Basic, Plus, and Pro. Pricing plans - billed annually - are outlined below: Basic: $199 - includes 1 site license Plus Package: $229 - includes up to 10 site licenses and access to ProPanel Pro Package: $369 - includes up to 25 site licenses and access to ProPanel

    LearnDash has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

    LearnDash supports the following languages:

    English

    LearnDash supports the following devices:

    LearnDash integrates with the following applications:

    2Checkout, ConvertKit, Gravity Forms, Mailchimp, Slack, Stripe, WooCommerce, WordPress, Zapier

    LearnDash offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

    Related categories

    See all software categories found for LearnDash.