WordPress is a very popular and flexible content management system (CMS). Developers are using it to create business websites, podcasts, forums, eCommerce websites, etc.
Then why not an Learning Management System (LMS)?
Well, you can create a full-fledged LMS website on WordPress too, but some users are still hesitant to do that.
This article will make your belief strong in WordPress. You will find why you should choose WordPress for your next LMS projects?
5 Reasons to choose WordPress for your next LMS project
There are many reasons to select WordPress as a base LMS platform. Yet, I have select very important reasons that you must know.
1. All-in-One Solution
With WordPress, you can create a website for your business and LMS under the same domain. If in the future, you do not want LMS, remove the plugin and there will be zero impact on your business website.
Control everything from one admin panel.
Manage everything at ease and no need to look at code. There will be a learning curve but if you’re ready to learn & have the right community support you can make a great LMS on your own.
2. Full Control [Data & UI]
When you buy a managed LMS from any vendor, they give you only one UI or a few templates that you might not like at all. Then? survive with it?
Why survive? when you can customize.
WordPress gives you complete control over the system to manage every aspect of your LMS. Get full control over data that hosted LMS provider does not let you handle, you can see it but cannot control it.
Get complete control over the system!
3. Beginners Friendly
WordPress is a very easy-to-use system and you can get started with 30 min of training. Not everyone, but most of us can do it if we get it in the correct manner.
If you do not want to manage everything on your own, you can hire a developer that can do the initial setup for you. Also, you can ask them to assist you with weekly or monthly maintenance.
4. Many Plugins & No Limitation
WordPress has many plugins free & paid LMS plugin that you can use for the task at the hand. These are some most popular WordPress LMS plugins.
- LearnDash LMS
- LearnPress LMS
- WP Courseware LMS
Learn more: Best LMS plugins for WordPress in 2021
There is no limitation on no. of users you can signup or have to pay the LMS plugin vendor as per learner signup. Also, No limitation on no. of course you can create.
The limitation only depends upon your server infrastructure, such as the hosting server.
5. Huge Community Around
WordPress core has a big contributor team around to provide updates and support. Almost, all the LMS plugins have their own community to provide you answers to all your queries.
There is a large number of addons available for all the LMS plugins. These addons can take you through all your requirements from eCommerce to reporting.
WordPress is a flexible system that you can use for various purposes with a huge community around. For beginners, there can be a big learning curve as most of us want a running system out-of-box.
This is not the case with WordPress, here you’re building your own LMS that means you need to:
At the end of this project, you will be proud that you pulled off this project on your own. It will be a good experience to learn new things that will help you in long term.