Lighthouse Media

WP Courseware

4.5 / 5 12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Entrepreneurs, corporate training departments, and higher education institutions delivering online training through the WordPress content management system.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    Annual license includes 1 yr support/updates. Renewals discounted by 30%.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Lighthouse Media
  • flyplugins.com/
  • Founded 2010
  • United States

About WP Courseware

Turns your WordPress content into a complete course with student management, progress tracking, quizzes, and much more.


WP Courseware Features

  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Corporate/Business
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing

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WP Courseware Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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WP Courseware: Learning Management System That Works Seamlessly Inside WordPress Platform

Aug 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In the market for a learning management system (LMS) that could be used on the WordPress platform, I purchased WP Courseware to use on two e-learning sites, one where online training is the entire focus and another one where training is just one component of the site. WP Courseware works well in both scenarios.

Good Integrations: The developers of WP Courseware offer numerous integrations with other popular WordPress plugins. For ecommerce, WP Courseware is integrated with WooCommerce on my technology training site and integrated with WP eStore (the Tips & Tricks HQ version) on my medical field site. The ability to work with both of these shopping carts seamlessly was a big differentiator for me. I'm also pleased with the integration to my membership software of choice, WP eMember.

Pleasant course-creation experience: The bells-and-whistles are actually functionality that no course creator wants to do without. For example, creating a certificate of completion is considered an extra in similar courseware tools, but it is a staple in WP Courseware.

Customizable and Flexible: I like that the course outline page can be placed on any page in the WordPress site. WP Courseware uses "shortcodes," which gives me control over where courses, login boxes, progress bars, etc. show up. WP Courseware is flexible in how my students consume their training materials, whether to drip-feed course content, follow a linear progression or allow students to jump around at will.

Cons: In order to get certain functionalities, WP Courseware relies on a third-party vendor. That's not so bad but I think this particular functionality should be baked into the core plugin, even if they have to charge a few more dollars. That alleviates the need to add another customer support layer into the mix.

Overall: Overall Good Value: Buying WP Courseware was money well spent. A real plus is the two-license scheme -- I can use the software on two sites without paying extra.

Being able to import users (and slot them into course enrollment) using CSV reduces work, especially when moving from a different system or when offering bonus courses and you don't want the students to have to sign up again.

Yes, I would highly recommend taking a look at this LMS plugin if you're planning to build your courseware site on the WordPress platform.

WPCourseware Gets the Job Done

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WPCourseware has excellent features and looks professional. As a developer I always use this plugin - and I've done extensive research on self-hosted course creation products. I feel that it is great value and am a firm supporter of this company's work. I was an early adopter and it was perfect for my business and development business needs to have a great product to recommend.

Cons: There are no cons for me - I use it for my own teaching business as well. I have tried most of the other plugins for self-hosted course creation and I still find WPCourseware to be the best.

Overall: Nice interface for creating courses. Easy duplication and modification of courses. Nice look and feel to the end user. Easily customized via CSS if needed (I like it out of the box). Great customer service. Works well with S2Member (my preferred membership software). Quizzes are customizable to a high degree. Course material can be quite varied (I use videos).

not many issues with the plugin and when their is they are more than willing to help

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use when setting up a new course and then assigning users to the course. The team is awesome at helping out when we have issues, including conflicts with them plugins!

Cons: doesn't allow units to be used in more than one course and or have different user levels allowing some who audit a course not be required to take exams as it is an audit

Overall: Put our entire course online and eliminated the need to create certificates, correct exams manually.

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Have been using WP Courseware since the beginning and love it

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a Word Press site - and after about 6 years, thankfully WP Courseware has been solid as a rock throughout the whole time, serving thousands of students and delivering hundreds of courses.

Overall: It just works - I love that I'm not left wondering if it will break and suddenly I would have a customer support nightmare on my hands. Dependability is everything with a WP Plugin.

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Great, easy to use software with great functionality. Visually impressive.

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use - setup and managing.
Love the grading functionality.
Student front end works and looks great.
Great customer service

Cons: Only reason for 4 on Quality, Functionality and Customer Support is that the certificates do not print logo, etc (custom fields). Customer Support tried hard to resolve the issue and referred the matter to technical\development. It has been months and no further feedback on the issue.

Overall: Time saving, time saving and time saving through automations.

Had a technical glitch with their plugin they were very fast in fixing it.

May 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the ease of use as well as the customer support. They have the best customer support of any plugin.

Cons: So far there is nothing I like least about the product. It's very easy to use and the customer service is the best.

Pretty good.

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that is easy to use for people with some experience using WP and more advanced features. I also like that it can be integrated with WooCommerce.

Cons: One of the things my customers requested several times is that they'd like to be able to give access to the course for a limited time without having to set up a membership plan. It would be a great improvement if we could select the time frame of access after the course purchase date, right now they have to manually block access for each student.

Another thing is that basic users couldn't figure out how to setup the plugin/courses by themselves, I had to create custom video tutorials for them (in Spanish).

Overall: An easy way to create online courses without having to pay extra commission like in other platforms such as Teachable. Also, the possibility to customize the design of the course platform to match the brand of each one of my customers.

It's good but not awesome

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of setting up pages and quizzes once you know how.

Cons: Lack of question types and images, video.

When I have an image as an answer I want it treated as the answer, plus a mobile version option.

Example when using images for the question I still need a text answer, the image is not shown as with the answer when complete.

Would also like to add video

Easy to setup and customize

Oct 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to setup and to customize. And there are a lot of possibilities to use it. Nice plugin.

Cons: That there is no German translation available, so it is necessary that we translated by ourselves. Made more work

confusing interface for a long course

Oct 05, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: easy sorting of units within modules it was easy to upload to WP, not a lot else is that good really, considering what the course hosting websites are offering.

Cons: The long list view of modules and units means scrolling a lot to find your place, a creative visual access would be easier to use- a photo icon for each module and then listing within that on a separate page, for example.
And the access on WP Dashboard is limited- it seems clunky.

WP Courseware gives me the flexibility to customize my course exactly how I want it to appear.

Oct 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: WP Courseware integrates tightly with WordPress. In other words, creating courses and units is just like creating pages and posts, so there is no additional learning curve.

Cons: Integration is all the rave these days regarding Software As A Service products. WP Courseware does provide many integrations, but they need to develop more of them.

Great software, easy to use, and amazing support.

Oct 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Took no time to get started using it and creating amazing content quickly.
Compared to Sensei this is a breeze.