Course Tracks Many LifterLMS customers have been asking for an easy way to create online certification programs with their WordPress LMS. Today we released the ability to create course tracks and trigger engagements off of the completion of the group of courses in that track. The certificate engagement triggered off of a completion of a course track allows you to deliver 1 certificate for multiple courses. The same course can be included in multiple tracks too if that’s what you need in your use case. Keep an eye on our podcast, LMScast, where will be releasing a new episode about creating online certification programs. In this video, we give you a tour of the new LifterLMS track feature. Course Reviews We’re also pleased to announce the arrival of LifterLMS reviews functionality for your courses. This feature allows your users to leave reviews on courses. Course reviews or testimonials are a powerful part of marketing and selling online courses. Most of us gravitate to reviews, like when shopping on Amazon. Reviews strongly inform our buying decision at a conscious and subconscious level. Now you can add automated review functionality to your course pages. See how it works in this video: Course Categories This is way cooler than you think. You can now insert courses in any content on a page by category using the LifterLMS shortcode functionality. This would be super helpful if you want to go pretty custom on your LMS homepage design and layout. Create whatever layout and add any content, and then drop in only the courses you want to show up by category. LifterLMS Version 1.3.0 and 1.3.1 are live! Here’s a complete list of all the innovations that happened in today’s release. Improved popover behavior in course creation. BugFixing. Prevent multiple lesson and section form submission Fixed typos at backend quiz page Fixed check for update bug when plugin isn’t properly activated. Bug Fixing, quiz post type should show author metabox Added course category filter to lifter_lms shortcode Bug Fixing, typo in [lifterlms_course_progess shortcode] BugFixing, Analytics shouldn’t fetch students meta info from users were deleted. Adds in basic review functionality Updates plugin-updater to remedy PHP conflicts Fixes date bug in Analytics Cleans up jQuery console messages Adds in course tracks P.S. Have you heard about the LifterLMS Giveaway?
Are you looking for WordPress LMS plugin or theme review articles? The WordPress community has been writing LifterLMS reviews. Check out what these sites had to say in their LifterLMS reviews. Some of these reviews include videos and detailed screenshots and critique. If you would like to leave your own LifterLMS review, please do so in the comments or send us a link to your blog post. There is always a learning curve you must pass. Don’t worry. You learn LifterLMS quickly. Once you get started, it is addictive and you want to create every online course imaginable… Read more The only potential negative about offering a course online is the daunting task of building that course. Lucky for you, LifterLMS makes that task less of a daunting one and more of an enjoyable, fun, let’s-do-that-again type of task… Read more The answer is simple, nowhere will you get a more simple, easy to use, power packed software that does all the work for you and more… Read more The features of the tool justifies the price by making it an end to end learning management system… Read more The attention to detailed engagement and reengagement functionality is one of the key LMS features that makes LifterLMS so much more than a WordPress membership site plugin and stand out from other WordPress LMS plugins and WordPress LMS themes… Read more LifterLMS is packed with useful features and is very easy to use. If you want to make money online from selling courses, or just provide more useful content for your visitors, you should definitely give this plugin a try… Read more Building an online course doesn’t have to be complicated. With LifterLMS, building a course can be done quickly, and the process is intuitive and simple… Read more It is quite possible to build this sort of site by mixing and matching various plugins but to get this level of functionality you would need an eCommerce plugin, a membership plugin, a gamification plugin, plus a few more for different pieces of functionality. What LifterLMS does well is pull everything you need together and make it very easy to get set up. I especially liked the course creation part, it was very well laid out and was quite obvious what steps I needed to take to put together the course. With eCommerce functionality along with Analytics so you can see signups and income reports all in one place I see this plugin becoming the ‘go-to’ plugin for delivering online courses… Read more The beauty of LifterLMS is everything you need is brought together in the one comprehensive plugin so you can easily create a rock solid and professional learning website. You won’t need to buy any other plugins to run your LMS website. If you need to create an online learning website and sell your courses you should definitely give this plugin a try. With online course and lesson building, quizzes, analytics, grading, built-in ecommerce tools, gamification, membership features, and more, LifterLMS is a comprehensive LMS plugin with all the functionality you should need… Read more If you are on WordPress and are looking for such an LMS, we suggest LifterLMS – simple, easy to use software that makes building attractive courses and managing your site fun and easy. The creators take pride in calling LifterLMS a system made by educators for educators… this could not be put any better… Read more Now that’s what we call an all in one package… Read more If you’re ready to give LifterLMS a try, click here to get started.
Introducing the New LifterLMS Course Builder Why was the Improved Course Builder the Most Recent Feature? We decided to develop the new course builder interface because that’s what our existing customers were most asking for. They wanted to make the process of building a course even easier and more intuitive. They wanted to more easily see and adjust their courses and all their elements on one master course page. They wanted to be able to quickly create lessons and add them to courses on the fly. At LifterLMS we value what our customers and prospective customers are asking for. As we detect trends in requests received in the forums or by email, we plan new features and optimizations, and that’s how we develop our WordPress LMS plugin Product Roadmap. For those of you who are wondering what’s just about to roll out next, it’s some upgrades to the Infusionsoft extension and the Stripe extension. The Stripe extension will allow you to accept one time and/or recurring payments by credit card for your online courses and memberships. We’ll let you know when this launches if you’re on the mailing list. If you’re not a customer or on the mailing list, keep an eye on the Store. One Way to Build a Course with WordPress and LifterLMS’s New Course Builder Building an online course doesn’t have to be complicated. With LifterLMS, here is a simple way to build a course quickly: Come up with a course idea Log into your WordPress site, go into the LifterLMS area, create a new course, and give it a working title From that same screen invent your sections and lesson titles on the fly Just add content Creating the first version of your online course can really be that simple. Of course the goal is to create high value impactful courses, so you’ll really want to dig into the Engagement features of LifterLMS to make your training high impact. Lesson content is of course critical to your success as an education entrepreneur, so make sure you make multimedia lesson content that your market is hungry for and truly life changing. If you are not already a LifterLMS customer, and are ready to join our community of education entrepreneurs, you can get LifterLMS here. Enjoy the new LifterLMS course builder, and let us know what you think about it in the comments below.
The team at LifterLMS reached out to thought leaders from around the internet to weigh in on what you should consider when creating your online course. Avoid these mistakes … John Lee Dumas “Hey, this is John Lee Dumas the founder and host of EntrepreneurOnFire, and I want to share with you today the number one mistake to avoid when creating an online course. And you better believe I have made this mistake more than once, I’m a little ashamed to admit. Make sure that you have a starving audience for that online course. The only way that you can verify that the audience is starving is if they actually pull out their wallet and pay for a preview version of that course, or locking down early access to that course, or getting a discount for the future release of that course. If people are not willing to do that, then your audience is not starving enough to purchase in the quantities that you’re going to want them to when the course is actually created. So for both Podcasters’ Paradise and Webinar on Fire, we held live webinars explaining what the course would be when we released it down the road, and if you want to be an early bird, you can lock it in right now. And guess what? You’ll get a great discount to boot. Those presales ensured that we had a starving audience so that when we put our heads down for the next 30 to 45 days to create the content, we knew that there were dollars at the end of that road for our hard work. For the time, effort, and energy we were putting in. So get that starving audience, get presales by actually talking to your avatars, that perfect client, and having them pull out their wallets and pay for something that hasn’t been created yet. It’s a tough ask, but it’s a lot tougher to flop and to get no sales. Believe me, I’ve been there, done that. Do this, and you’ll be prepared to ignite!” John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a podcast providing daily interviews with today’s most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs. He’s also the founder of Podcasters’ Paradise and WebinarOnFire. Yaro Starak “The number one mistake I see when creating a course is working hard to create a program upfront, without knowing whether there are any people who want to buy it. In particular I find that course teachers are good at teaching, and not marketing, hence they are not aware of the best message to use to present their course to the audience. Sometimes just tweaking the message can make all the differences between no sales and a profitable course.” Yaro Starak is the author of the Blog Profits Blueprint and founder of the Entrepreneurs-Journey.com blog. He began blogging over ten years ago and has mentored thousands of other experts, authors, coaches, consultants, speakers and trainers on how to turn their expertise into a profitable online business. Andrew Warner “The big mistake is not asking potential customers what they want to learn before you create. After I recorded my 1,000th interview, I decided to create a course on how to build an interview-based business. From the questions I read online, I assumed the biggest issue people had was figuring out how to record. You know, the right mic, software, etc. When I checked with my audience, they told me that they know that stuff, or could Google it, but what they were really struggling with is how to make an interview interesting. Until I asked them, I …