How to Connect a LifterLMS Platform to ActiveCampaign with WPFusion

Recently at LifterLMS we connected our demo courses to our ActiveCampaign CRM with WPFusion. LifterLMS has it’s own email engagement system, but we use ActiveCampaign for CRM and marketing related activities. LifterLMS engagement emails are more for behavior based personalized emails triggered off of user behavior in the LMS. Whereas we use ActiveCampaign for email marketing and customer relationship management (CRM). How do we use WPFusion? We are just scratching the surface of what’s possible with WPFusion. Currently we: 1) Add new users who take any course to a specific list in ActiveCampaign 2) Apply specific tags for each course enrolled in 3) Apply specific tags for each course completed This…

Discover New Experimental Features in LifterLMS Labs

Today I’m excited to announce the arrival of LifterMS Labs. LifterLMS Labs is a new free plugin where you can use the most cutting edge emerging features for LifterLMS. These features could be in public beta, experimental, or conceptual. Click here to download LifterLMS Labs for free right now. LifterLMS Labs is like Gmail Labs. With Gmail Labs you can extend the functionality of Gmail in some powerful ways. I have been making my Gmail more powerful for many years with Gmail Labs. So what new features can you get today with LifterLMS Labs? Lab: Super Sidebars Make LifterLMS sidebars work with just about any theme. Discover how the Super…

Tin Can API, Course Authoring Tools, LRS, H5P, and More with LifterLMS xAPI

With LifterLMS xAPI you can integrate LifterLMS with an Experience API (Tin Can) service. You can manage your LifterLMS competencies and activities, your H5P content, as well as uploaded and linked Articulate, Captivate, or Lectora eLearning course activities. There’s a lot of terminology surrounding LifterLMS xAPI, so if you are not sure whether it’s for you or not, keep reading and feel free to contact us here with any questions. Also we recommend you watch this video to get an in depth explanation of the LifterLMS xAPI system: What is the Tin Can API? The Tin Can API (sometimes known as the Experience API or xAPI) is a brand new specification for…

Real SEO for Your Online Course Platform

I had the honor to chat with Scott Magadalein of TrainedUp about SEO for online course creators. When you watch the video replay of our conversation, you’re going to have a better understanding of what search engine optimization is and how you can use it in your marketing stack to grow your platform. Here’s what solid SEO for your learning platform can do for you If your platform has good search engine optimization you can Get found easier Grow faster (this is especially important if you are brand new on the scene and need to get profitable ASAP) Spend less or no money on paid advertising channels Another counterintuitive benefit about…

Temporary Learning in Groups and the CaboPress Community Hive Mind

At LifterLMS we help smart people with results-producing training methods generate greater impact and income through online courses. Our top priority in developing learning management system software is a focus on increasing engagement. One of the ways to dramatically increase engagement in the learning process is to create an environment where groups of people with common interests, goals, and shared struggles can come together. That is precisely what Chris Lema does at his CaboPress mastermind event. CaboPress is predominately an in-person retreat where leading WordPress product and service company entrepreneurs can come together to connect, grow, and relax. Blended Learning One interpretation of blended learning is that it can be advantageous to blend online and…

Why I Chose LifterLMS for My Course Lady WordPress Theme

This is a guest post by Mel Karlik, a WordPress custom theme developer and designer. She is the owner of A Prettier Web and is committed to sharing her WordPress knowledge for all the fashion bloggers, mompreneurs, lifestyle bloggers, foodies and other online women entrepreneurs. Mel is also the creator of the Course Lady theme for LifterLMS. Enter Mel … Creating an online course is one of the best ways bloggers can monetize their websites. I see so many bloggers struggle to make money through affiliate links, sponsored posts and ads. The reality is that this method of monetizing your blog is becoming antiquated. Nowadays, bloggers look to create digital products…

Grab Savings at our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Event

There are two 4-hour windows where you can save 17% on the Universe Bundle (all the products made by LifterLMS for one low price). This is over $50 in savings for the personal license or over $80 dollars for the 5-site license. In keeping with our crazy U.S. tradition of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals, we are offering a limited time coupon for the LifterLMS Universe Bundle that will only work during the following times: Use this coupon at checkout for the Universe Bundle:  savebig Friday, November 25 from 8:00 am – 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time Monday, November 28 from 8:00 pm – 12:00am Eastern Standard Time *If you are an…

What is the Best WordPress Theme for LifterLMS?

WordPress plugins are meant for functionality. WordPress themes are meant for design and should not carry too much functionality. That’s why we built LifterLMS as a WordPress LMS plugin and not a theme. The best way to understand this is that you should be able to change your design (your theme) without losing all the functionality you’ve worked hard to install and develop on your website. So what is the best theme to pair with LifterLMS? If you want a great looking theme with point and click design control options for the LifterLMS elements, then the LifterLMS LaunchPad theme is the hands down winner. There are also some great free themes…

Advanced Marketing and Student Engagement with LifterLMS + WP Marketing Engine

This is a guest post by marketing expert and entrepreneur Kim Albee. She is the founder of WP Marketing Engine and President of Genoo. Kim specializes in helping small and midsize businesses gain traction with their marketing in a way that really helps them systematically grow their business and revenue. She does this by providing practical strategies and integrated online marketing tools that maximize resources, drive more leads, and convert more of them into customers. I’ve enjoyed connecting with Kim over the past year discussing LifterLMS and learning from her about her work in marketing, sales, and lead management. In my last meeting with her I was really impressed with what she’s been…

Engagement Enhancements in LifterLMS 3.1.0

Say hello to LifterLMS 3.1.0! LifterLMS 3.0 introduced improvements primarily around eCommerce, membership, and access for your education platform. Now our attention is focused on the learning aspects of the LifterLMS software. We are asking you and ourselves questions like: How can we make courses and the learner experience even more engaging? How can we increase efficiency and usability for the teacher? How can we improve and extend quizzing, reporting, and learner analytics? If you haven’t already, please go cast your votes and make comments on the LifterLMS feature request board on what looks interesting and the most useful for you. So what is the top new feature in LifterLMS 3.1.0?…