LifterLMS

Description

LifterLMS is a powerful WordPress LMS plugin that makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses and training based membership websites. LifterLMS works with any well-coded WordPress theme and all the popular WordPress page builders (like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, etc.). As an engaged WordPress community member, LifterLMS actively encourages and helps other great plugins integrate with LifterLMS like Affiliate WP, Monster Insights, WP Fusion, the most popular form plugins, GamiPress, Astra Pro, the Course Scheduler, and many more. You can also connect your WordPress LMS website to 1,500+ other apps via Zapier. LifterLMS is one of only 11 WordPress plugins listed in the Zapier app directory.

LifterLMS strikes a beautiful balance in being an all-in-one solution while also integrating with other best of breed technologies relevant to course creators and membership site owners.

Similar to WooCommerce and WordPress, LifterLMS gives back to the open source WordPress community by contributing the core LifterLMS plugin for FREE for the world to benefit from. We believe in free distributed learning for all. LifterLMS exists to democratize education in the digital classroom.

At it’s core LifterLMS exists to lift up others through education.

You do NOT need a separate ecommerce or membership plugin made by a different company to use LifterLMS! All that and more is included with LifterLMS so you can avoid the “Software Frankenstein” problem (too many plugins made by different companies that don’t work well together have different levels of support).

LifterLMS is also known for having a thriving well supported user community through, active listening, social engagement and robust documentation.

We encourage you to get to know us by signing up for a $1 temporary 30 Day website on our servers with the core LifterLMS plugin AND all the premium add-ons intalled. This demo allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes to your demo site so you can see them in action together.

Are you ready to Try LifterLMS for $1? 🚀

You’ll see why so many people like you are starting with or switching to LifterLMS.

Who Uses LifterLMS?

  • WordPress Freelancers
  • WordPress Agencies
  • WordPress Educators like Shawn Hesketh at WP101
  • IT Departments
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Entrepreneurs
  • CEU Publishers
  • Schools
  • Organizations
  • Governments
  • Enterprise Companies
  • DIY (Do It Yourselfers)

Who Makes LifterLMS?

The LifterLMS team is a diverse group of talented course creators, developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs. Before developing the LifterLMS product we consulted and built custom training based membership sites for clients all over the world. It was through many years experience building high end custom WordPress LMS websites for the expert industry, that the LifterLMS project was born.

Because 5 years ago we couldn’t find a plugin that provided a rock solid all-in-one foundation for training websites, we decided to build LifterLMS and contribute the core plugin to you and the WordPress community.

LifterLMS is course & membership creation software built by course creators and a talented technical team. We understand WordPress, ecommerce, eLearning, engaegment, gamification, conversion optimization, the website building insudtry, and the needs of the online teacher coach, and training professional.

You can learn more about the people behind LifterLMS here.

LifterLMS By The Numbers …

  • 4,348,041 Enrollments powered by LifterLMS
  • 6,570,731 Course and lesson completions powered by LifterLMS
  • 86,807 Achievement badges awarded by LifterLMS
  • 120,728 Certificates awarded by LifterLMS
  • Over 9,000 active installs
  • 94 5 star reviews

LifterLMS Features

Start with our core free plugin and scale-up as your business grows!

Make Money Building an Education-Based Business

LifterLMS plus one payment gateway like Stripe or PayPal is powerful enough to get you started on your journey!

  • Credit card payments
  • One-time payments
  • Recurring payments
  • Payment plans
  • Unlimited pricing models
  • PayPal
  • Subscriptions
  • Checkout
  • Free courses
  • Course bundles
  • Private coaching upsells
  • Coupons
  • Bulk sales
  • Affiliate ready
  • Native sales pages
  • Offline sales
  • Customizable enrollment
  • Country and currency
  • E-commerce dashboard
  • Credit card management
  • Subscription switching
  • Payment switching
  • Native Zapier integration

Create Courses

  • Multimedia lessons
  • Quizzes
  • Course builder
  • Drip Content
  • Pre-requisites
  • Course tracks
  • Assignments (coming soon)
  • Quiz time limits
  • Student dashboard
  • Multi-instructor
  • Lesson downloads
  • Course import & export
  • Discussion areas
  • Instructional design
  • Forum integrations
  • Graphics pack
  • Course reviews

Engage Your Students

  • Achievement badges
  • Certificates
  • Personalized email
  • Social learning
  • Private coaching
  • Text messaging

Offer Memberships

  • Sitewide membership
  • Course bundles
  • Traditional memberships
  • Automatic course enrollment
  • Bulk course enrollment
  • Content restrictions
  • Members-only payment plans
  • Private group discussions
  • Members-only forums

Integrate with the Tools You Need

  • Payment gateways
  • Email marketing
  • Forums
  • Mobile friendly
  • Use any theme
  • Built for compatibility
  • CRMs
  • E-learning authoring tools
  • Tin Can API (xAPI)

Secure and Protect Your Content

  • Course protection
  • User account management and registration
  • Members-only content
  • Restricted access
  • Password management
  • Self-hosted

Own and Manage Your Platform

  • Detailed reporting
  • Gradebook
  • Email notifications
  • Bulk enrollments
  • Student management
  • Access management
  • Web design management
  • Branding & Typography
  • LMS Roles
  • Security
  • Require terms
  • Scaleable
  • Layout
  • Testing tools

Get Support

Further Reading

Extend and Enhance LifterLMS with Add-ons

Advanced

Increase your training program’s value with these engagement add-ons

Integrations

Integrate with the third-party tools you know and love

Design Tools

Make your learning platform beautiful

Support

Our world-class support has your back and all of our paid products include priority private support with the LifterLMS development team

  • LifterLMS Support Ticket System
  • Liftoff Sessions access with live screensharing
  • LifterLMS Office Hours is weekly Mastermind group hosted by LifterLMS CEO Chris Badgett

Save Big with a Bundle

Save money while unlocking the full potential of your learning platform

  • Level up your online course website with our ecommerce, design, marketing technology, and automation tools with the Universe Bundle
  • Add even more engagement and student transformation potential to your immersive training programs with our entire suite of products including advanced features used by the best teachers, experts, and coaches with the Infinity Bundle

Give LifterLMS a Try

There are many ways to take LifterLMS for a test drive

  • Go ahead and install the free core LifterLMS plugin right now
  • Get a temporary 30 Day website on our servers with the core LifterLMS plugin AND all the premium add-ons intalled. This demo website allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes, but this demo site is not something you get to keep after the 30 days are over. Try LifterLMS for $1 now.
  • Another way to test LifterLMS out is to see what the student experience is like. Take a free course on how to build a LifterLMS website in 20 minutes. Take a Free Course now.

What Others Are Saying

WP101.com serves more than 30,000 members, so it’s no small challenge to migrate to a new membership plugin. We spent more than a year carefully evaluating dozens of LMS and membership plugins before we finally discovered LifterLMS. It was the only plugin that checked all the boxes for our needs. And the LifterLMS team also shares our passion for creating better online learning experiences. In particular, we deeply resonate with their goal of restoring the human touch to online learning—something that is absent from most online courses today.”

Shawn Hesketh, Owner, WP101

“As a former School Teacher, professional User Experience Designer, and current online course creator – I can honestly attribute much of our success to LifterLMS and it’s consideration for multiple learning modalities, UI/UX out of the box, and natural student Engagement opportunities. In less than 10 months we’ve gone from $0 to $300K in revenue with LifterLMS playing a huge part in that!! I’m looking forward to everything that comes next from the creators of LifterLMS!!”

Sarah Lorenzen, Teacher, Entrepreneur

“LifterLMS has been the best decision we have made towards the build out of our online Learning Management site and community. The breadth and depth of what Lifter offers in a few WordPress plugins exceeds anything else we evaluated as it includes: easy course construction, integrated eCommerce, community capabilities, gamification and the support for delivery of 1-on-1 coaching collaboration services. Lifter also has pre-built integrations with other key WordPress technologies we wanted to use. Lifter has attracted a solid community and support network of leading experts to help guide anyone who wants to transform the world or their industry with online training. Chris and the Lifter team are real people, and they care.”

Michael Wolf, CEO, emPowering NOW LLC (Golden XPR)

“I bought/installed LifterLMS yesterday then spent the day having a blast! Two years ago I started writing a book, which morphed into wanting to present the material online in a more interactive way. I started my website from scratch in January and installing the LMS was a milestone moment! A milestone moment that turned out to be one joy right after the other! I’m always amazed when something is made easy! The LifterLMS product is amazing!! Power to the people! Really quite extraordinary to have something so helpful be able to be in the hands of regular folk.”

Margot Worthy, Author, Teacher

LifterLMS in Action

  • Success Stories — Discover these amazing stories and accomplishments from our community.
  • Showcase — Check out these websites using LifterLMS

Join Our Growing Community

When you download LifterLMS, you join a thriving community of education entrepreneurs, developers, and WordPress enthusiasts. We’re one of the fastest growing open source eLearning communities online, and you are welcome here.

If you’re interested in contributing to LifterLMS, head over to the LifterLMS GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.

Want to add a new language to LifterLMS? Swell! You can contribute at translate.wordpress.org.

Also I’d like to invite you to the LifterLMS VIP Facebook group so you can check out what other LifterLMS users are up to and ask questions to the community. We also have an engaged LifterLMS Slack community with live developer office hours if you would like to connect in Slack.

The mission of LifterLMS is to democratize education in the digital classroom. Our vision is to lift up others through education.

We invite you to let us guide you to a successful training platform through our WordPress LMS technology, trainings and support systems. We want you to avoid the common mistakes, avoid the Software Frankenstein problem, and NOT waste any time.

LifterLMS helps you ACCELERATE.

Here’s What I’d Like You To Do Next …

Install the free LifterLMS plugin on your website from here on WordPress, then …

Try out all the premium add-ons for $1 by signing up >>HERE<<

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Screenshots

  • LifterLMS Courses
  • LifterLMS Pricing Tables
  • LifterLMS Checkout
  • LifterLMS Lessons
  • LifterLMS Achievement Earned
  • LifterLMS Achievement Badges
  • LifterLMS Quiz Results
  • LifterLMS Student Dashboard
  • LifterLMS Certificates
  • LifterLMS Sales Reporting
  • LifterLMS Student Reporting
  • LifterLMS Enrollment Reporting
  • LifterLMS Sidebar Widgets
  • LifterLMS Subscription Management
  • LifterLMS Settings
  • LifterLMS Course Builder
  • LifterLMS Lesson Settings
  • LifterLMS Engagements
  • LifterLMS Email Engagements
  • LifterLMS Course Access Plans
  • LifterLMS Update Upcoming Order Details
  • LifterLMS Lock Down Non LMS Content with Memberships
  • LifterLMS Membership Course Bundles and Auto Enrollment
  • LifterLMS Business to Business Bulk Enrollment Activations with Vouchers

Installation

Minimum System Requirements

LifterLMS Requires

  • PHP 7.2 or later
  • MySQL 5.6 or later
  • WordPress 4.0 or later

Visit our full system requirements for additional information.

Automatic Installation

This is the simplest way to install LifterLMS as it utilizes WordPress to handle file transfers and you never need to leave the web browser or admin panel.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
  3. In the search field type “LifterLMS” and click “Search Plugins”
  4. Once you’ve located LifterLMS click “Install Now”
  5. Once installation is complete, click “Activate”

Manual Installation

To manually install LifterLMS you’ll need to download the zip file using the “Download” link on this screen. You’ll then need to use FTP to manually upload the files to the proper directory on your webserver.

Please see this WordPress Codex document for full instruction on Manual Plugin Installation.

Setup Wizard

After installing LifterLMS for the first time you will be redirected to the Setup Wizard. This wizard will walk quickly configure LifterLMS so you can get to course creating as quickly as possible. At the conclusion you’ll have the option to import a sample course.

You can return to the setup wizard at any time by following these steps.

FAQ

Where do I buy LifterLMS add-ons or bundles?

You can explore the individual add-ons here or save BIG with a bundle

Are there any troubleshooting steps you’d suggest I try that might resolve my issue before I post a new thread?

First, make sure that you’re running the latest version of LifterLMS. And if you’ve got any other LifterLMS extensions or themes, make sure those are running the most current version as well.

The most common issues we see are either plugin conflicts, theme conflicts, or outdated servers. You can test if a plugin or theme is conflicting by manually deactivating other plugins until just LifterLMS is running on your site. If the issue persists from there, revert to the default Twenty Fifteen theme. If the issue is resolved after deactivating a specific plugin or your theme, you’ll know that is the source of the conflict. If it is a hosting issue, contact your web host and make sure they’re running the most current version of PHP.

Also be sure to check out the official LifterLMS Knowledge Base.

I’m still stuck. Where do I go to file a bug or ask a question?

Users of the free LifterLMS should post their questions in the plugin’s WordPress.org forum. If you find you’re not getting support in as timely a fashion as you wish, you might want to consider purchasing a product from LifterLMS so you can access the LifterLMS support team.

If you’re already a LifterLMS customer, you can simply log into your account and contact the support team directly on the LifterLMS website. We can provide a deeper level of support in there and address your needs on a daily basis during the work week. Generally, except in times of increased support loads, we reply to all comments within 12 business hours.

LifterLMS is awesome! Can you set it all up for me?

LifterLMS offers technical support, but we do not offer custom website development services. However, we do recommend third party LifterLMS Experts who can help with web design, web development, instructional design or marketing for a fee. Click here to visit the LifterLMS Experts page.

I’m interested in LifterLMS add-ons, but there are a few questions I’ve got before making the purchase. Can you help me get those addressed?

Absolutely. If you’re not finding your questions answered on the product pages, you can ask your presales questions through this contact form. You can also connect live with a member of our team here.

What add-ons are available for LifterLMS, and where can I read more about them?

You can find a full list of official LifterLMS Add-ons here

I have a feature idea. What’s the best way to tell you about it?

We care about your feature ideas and what you have to say. You can request a feature, vote on existing feature requests, and checkout the product roadmap.

I still have questions. Where can I find answers?

Be sure you’ve taken the free tutorial training video course: How to Create an Online Course with LifterLMS. We also encourage you to get to know us by signing up for a $1 temporary 30 Day website on our servers which comes with the core LifterLMS plugin all our add-ons intalled. This demo allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. Check it out here: Try LifterLMS for $1.

I’m interested in contributing to LifterLMS, how can I start?

LifterLMS is an open-source project. We manage our team, developers, issues, and code on GitHub.

We welcome contributions of all kinds, anyone can contribute even if you don’t write code! Check out our Contributor’s Guidelines to get started.

I found a security vulnerability or issue, how can I report it to the team?

The LifterLMS team takes security issues and vulnerabilities very seriously. We appreciate your efforts to responsibly disclose your findings, and will make every effort to acknowledge your contributions.

Please contact team@lifterlms.com to report a security vulnerability.

You can review our full security policy at https://lifterlms.com/security-policy.

Reviews

October 3, 2019
Lifter itself is very customizable. Works well with Beaver Builder page builder. Very responsive support from the Lifter team.
September 30, 2019
Simply excellent. Customizable, full of features and works great with Elementor. We use it for creating an LMS for internal purposes.
September 30, 2019
LifterLMS is fulfilling all the needs I have. I had several questions during the installation process and received immediate, helpful responses. Excellent plug-in and service.
August 29, 2019
We have worked on several projects using the LifterLMS plugin and have created add-ons for it, not only is it one of the best LMS plugins out there but also the support is incredible.
August 29, 2019
We are using LifterLMS on all our builds that require advanced course creation and management. It has all the functionality our customers look for and their support, on the rare occasions that we've needed it, has been stellar.
Read all 124 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“LifterLMS” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“LifterLMS” has been translated into 18 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “LifterLMS” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

v3.36.2 – 2019-10-01

Updates

  • Tested to WordPress 5.3.0-beta.2
  • Upgrade UI on student course reporting screens.
  • Added logic to physically remove from the membership level and remove enrollments data on related products, when deleting a membership enrollment.
  • Lesson metabox “start” drip method made available only if the parent course has a start date set.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed JS error when client-side event tracking settings aren’t loaded, thanks @wenchen!
  • Fixed PHP warning resulting from drip the “Course Start” lesson drip settings when no course start date exists.
  • Fixed fatal error encountered when reviewing an order placed with a payment gateway that’s been deactivated.

Files Updated

  • assets/js/app/llms-tracking.js
  • includes/admin/post-types/meta-boxes/class.llms.meta.box.lesson.php
  • includes/models/model.llms.lesson.php
  • includes/models/model.llms.student.php
  • lifterlms.php

Templates Updated

  • templates/admin/post-types/order-details.php
  • templates/admin/reporting/tabs/students/courses-course.php

v3.36.1 – 2019-09-24

Updates

  • Include SendWP Connector in LifterLMS Engagement Settings.
  • Removed usage of WP_Error::has_errors() to support WordPress version prior to 5.1.
  • Improve performances when checking if an event is valid in LLMS_Events->is_event_valid().
  • Remove redundant check on is_singular() and is_post_type_archive() in LLMS_Events->should_track_client_events().

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with FitVids.js causing excess white space displayed around videos when using the library, WP plugin, or themes that utilize the library.
  • Fixed an issue allowing recurring charges to continue processing after the order or customer had been deleted from the site.
  • Fixed issue causing Membership Restriction settings from properly saving.
  • Fixed issue that allowed instructors to see all quizzes on a site when the instructor had either no courses or only empty courses (courses with no lessons).
  • Fixed “Last Seen” column displaying wrong date when the student last login date was saved as timestamp.
  • Fixed an issue causing popover notifications to be skipped (never displayed) as a result of redirects.

v3.36.0 – 2019-09-16

User Interaction event and session Tracking

  • Added user interaction tracking for the following events:

    • User sign in and out.
    • Page load and exit (for LMS content)
    • Page focus and blur (for LMS content)
    • And more to come
  • Interaction events are grouped into sessions automatically. A session is “closed” after 30 minutes of inactivity or a log-out event.

  • Added “Last Seen” student reporting column which reports the last recorded activity for the student.

Enhancements

  • Automatically hydrate when calling LLMS_Abstract_Database_Store::to_array().
  • Added CSS to make course and lesson video embeds automatically responsive.

Bug Fixes

  • Correctly pass the $remember variable when using llms_set_person_auth_cookie().
  • Fixed undefined index error when retrieving an unset value from an unsaved database model.
  • Fix issue causing quotes to be encoded in shortcodes used in course and membership restriction message settings fields.
  • Fix issue preventing manual updates of order dates (next payment, trial expiration, and access expiration) from being saved properly.

v3.35.2 – 2019-09-06

  • When sanitizing settings, don’t strip tags on editor and textarea fields that allow HTML.
  • Added JS filter llms_lesson_rerender_change_events to lesson editor view re-render change events.

v3.35.1 – 2019-09-04

  • Fix instances of improper input sanitization and handling.
  • Include scripts, styles, and images for reporting charts and datepickers

v3.35.0 – 2019-09-04

Security Notice

  • Fixed a security vulnerability disclosed by the WordPress plugin review team. Please upgrade immediately!

Updates

  • Explicitly setting css and js file versions for various static assets..
  • Added data sanitization methods in various form handlers.
  • Added nonce verification to various form handlers.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed some translation strings that had literal variables instead of placeholders.
  • Fixed undefined index error encountered when attempting to email a voucher export.
  • Fixed undefined index error when PHP file upload errors are encountered during a course import.

Deprecations

The following unused classes have been marked as deprecated and will be removed from LifterLMS in the next major release.

  • LLMS_Analytics_Memberships
  • LLMS_Analytics_Courses
  • LLMS_Analytics_Sales
  • LLMS_Meta_Box_Expiration
  • LLMS_Meta_Box_Video

Template Updates

v3.34.5 – 2019-08-29

  • Fixed logic issues preventing pending orders from being completed.

Templates Changed

v3.34.4 – 2019-08-27

  • Add a new admin settings field type, “keyval”, used for displaying custom html alongside a setting.
  • Added filter llms_order_can_be_confirmed.
  • Always bind JS for the login form handler on checkout and registration screens.

Templates Changed

LifterLMS REST API v1.0.0-beta.6

  • Fix issue causing certain webhooks to not trigger as a result of action load order.
  • Change “access_plans” to “Access Plans” for better human reading.

v3.34.3 – 2019-08-22

  • During payment gateway order completion, use llms_redirect_and_exit() instead of wp_redirect() and exit().

LifterLMS REST API v1.0.0-beta.5

  • Load all required files and functions when authentication is triggered.
  • Access $_SERVER variables via filter_var instead of llms_filter_input to work around PHP bug https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=49184.

v3.34.2 – 2019-08-21

LifterLMS REST API v1.0.0-beta.4

  • Load authentication handlers as early as possible. Fixes conflicts with numerous plugins which load user information earlier than expected by the WordPress core.
  • Harden permissions associated with viewing student enrollment information.
  • Returns a 400 Bad Request when invalid dates are supplied.
  • Student Enrollment objects return student and post id’s as integers instead of strings.
  • Fixed references to an undefined function.

View the full changelog