Lighthouse Media

WP Courseware

4 / 5 10 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

10 Reviews
  • 4 / 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
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Mobile Learning
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing

WP Courseware Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Great software, easy to use, and amazing support.

Oct 09, 2017
4/5
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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.

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

Oct 09, 2017
5/5
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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.

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
Value for Money
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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

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

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Have been using WP Courseware since the beginning and love it

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
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.

confusing interface for a long course

Oct 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

WPCourseware Gets the Job Done

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: 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).

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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
Value for Money
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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.

Pretty good.

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
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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.

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
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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.