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?…

4 Access Models for Courses and Memberships

Accessing learning content does not need to be like a door that is simply either open or closed. There are many possible nuances to online education access. In the last article we showed you the top 10 course and membership pricing models for what you can build with LifterLMS. In this post you will learn about the top 4 access models. It’s important to note that when course access is over in LifterLMS, a learner is not deleted of the system. They still have an account and they still have their achievements and certificates. 1) Lifetime Access Lifetime access is where the learning material and environment is available for the…

10 Pricing Models for Courses and Memberships

With the release of LifterLMS 3.0, came the new access plan engine which allows you to create just about any kind of pricing and access model that you can think of. Here’s a quick look at the the LifterLMS access plan engine (after you watch the video, scroll down and check out all the different pricing models you could use): The Top 10 Pricing Models for Your Online Courses and Memberships 1) One-Time Payment One-time payment pricing is as simple as it sounds. This is a good place to start, especially if you’re courses are passive in nature and you are not adding additional value as time goes on. 2) Flat…

Say Hello to LifterLMS 3.0

Let’s give a warm welcome to LifterLMS 3.0! Today LifterLMS 3.0 is now available for you to use and enjoy for free. I hope to see you in today’s LifterLMS 3.0 Launch Party Webinar today (October 11, 2016) at 10:30 AM (GMT-7:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada)! Click here to register and join the call (We will also be sending out a replay to everyone who registers in case you can’t make it). In the webinar we’ll be going over some of the top new features, and there will be ample time for Q&A. Update: Click play on the video below to watch the replay of the LifterLMS 3.0 Launch Party Webinar:…

The Future of Online Education | LifterLMS 3.0 and Beyond

I made a mistake. But before I get into that, I wanted to share a story with you … First I invite you to listen to Sir Ken Robinson tell the story of how every country in the world is currently reforming education in this video: I believe there are exciting, new, effective, and engaging ways to learn, thrive, teach, and facilitate learning in today’s world. Working on this problem and opportunity surrounding effective learning along with unlocking human potential is my life’s work. I’m not just thinking about next year or about the standard five year plan. I’m thinking generationally, focusing this work 50 – 100 years out. A personal journey with learning I love…

Get Ready for LifterLMS 3.0

LifterLMS 3.0 will be launching very soon. First, I’d like to thank you and the entire LifterLMS community for all the feedback and feature voting which helped us shape the upgrades included in LifterLMS 3.0. We are treating the release of LifterLMS 3.0 like a giant party! We will be offering some webinars and live streaming to discuss some of the benefits and new features of LifterLMS 3.0. Also to celebrate the launch, LifterLMS Pro members will be receiving a 25% discount code that they can use on any LifterLMS add-on. So What Exactly Is New in LifterLMS 3.0? Be sure to read the entire post so you’re up to…

Create Cutting Edge Online Courses with LifterLMS and ActiveCampaign

Have you ever wondered what an online learning system would look like that was so engaging your current students would stay engaged until the end? Have you ever wondered how to increase sales into your learning platform through email marketing, sales and marketing automation, and intelligent automated follow ups? You can have this ideal powerful system when you combine LifterLMS with ActiveCampaign. LifterLMS + ActiveCampaign solve the same problem, but in 2 different areas. These software solutions help small business entrepreneurs reduce overwhelm and chaos from disjointed software tools strung together. They are all-in-one solutions that are intuitive and powerful and are designed to get real world results. I like to say…

Online Course Creation Freedom Secrets

Online course creation is not just about making money. Income is nice, but the freedom to be your best, most authentic self and help others through that is a very powerful reward and reason for making online courses. First, I’d like to introduce you to a poem called Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners by a Sufi poet from the 14th century named Hafiz. The small man Builds cages for everyone He knows. While the sage, Who has to duck his head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners. In the video below I read this poem and unpack what it means to me as…