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)

What Types of People Use LifterLMS?

1) Builders

The WordPress developers, designers & IT pros who build LMS websites and training portals for clients, employers & themselves

2) Starters

Do-it-yourself innovators who are looking to create high value online courses, coaching or training based membership websites

3) Switchers

People who have outgrown a hosted platform or an incomplete WordPress stack looking for more power, control and better support

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
  • 108 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

June 1, 2020
Great platform. Easy and intuitive to set-up and lots of helpful documentation. LifterLMS is "the FAV" in our community of web developers and we can't all be wrong.
May 27, 2020
it has tons of thing that make you use it but i like the ability to send sms for my student it is on of the greatest feather of it.
May 25, 2020
I have done many custom course setups on WordPress and non-WordPress platforms. When it comes to WordPress, LifterLMS is the top choice. It is ideal for beginners to advanced users wanting super custom functionality. Another important aspect is the ability of LifterLMS to play nice with popular WordPress Themes and Page Builder plugins. I love how it integrates and works so easy with Beaver Themer addon for the Beaver Builder plugin.
May 18, 2020
LifterLMS provides some of the best support I've had. These reps are very knowledgeable and friendly which makes all the difference when working with them. Recently, I've had the pleasure to work with Toyin Ogunseinde who has made my life so much easier in so many ways. I am building many classes through LifterLMS and WordPress and there are many, many working parts. Toyin Ogunseinde has made what has been a nightmare at other times, a total joy in this one! He responds quickly and if he is not correct with what I need initially, he changes his tactic, and gets me the information I need. I can't tell you what this has done for my stress level! I can't give him a strong enough recommendation. Only a 5 will do!
Read all 151 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.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

v3.39.0 – 2020-05-28

  • Student Welcome notifications and user registered engagements now fire when users are created via the REST POST requests to the /students endpoint.
  • Bugfix: Error encountered when printing full-page certificates on certain themes.

LifterLMS REST 1.0.0-beta.12

  • Feature: Added the ability to filter student and instructor collection list requests by various user information fields.
  • Fix: Prevent infinite loops encountered when invalid API keys are utilized.
  • Fix: Add an action used to fire LifterLMS core engagement and notification emails

v3.38.2 – 2020-05-19

  • Added a default question type (“choice”) to prevent malformed questions from being inadvertently stored in the database.
  • When retrieving question data from the database, automatically fall back to the default question type value if no question type is saved.

v3.38.1 – 2020-05-11

  • Update: Added methods for retrieving a list of posts associated with a membership.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue causing certificate backgrounds to be cropped or cut in certain circumstances.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue generating certificate downloads on servers where mime_content_type() does not exist.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue which caused bbPress course forum restrictions to stop working.

v3.38.0 – 2020-04-29

Updates

  • The output of course restriction errors which may prevent enrollment is now displayed in it’s own template in favor of the logic being included in the product/pricing-table.php template.
  • The course progress bar shortcode will now only display the progress bar to enrolled users. An additional option has been added to the shortcode to allow showing a 0% progress bar to non-enrolled users. Read more.
  • The “Course Progress” widget now has an option to optionally display the progress bar to non-enrolled users. By default it will display only to enrolled students.
  • Updates LifterLMS Blocks to version 1.9.0

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing free access plans to bypass course enrollment restrictions like capacity and enrollment time periods.
  • Fixed an issue causing custom checkout success redirects to fail when using gateways that require a payment confirmation step. This fixes an issue in the LifterLMS PayPal payment gateway.
  • Fixed an issue causing deprecation theme-compatibility related deprecation notices to be incorrectly thrown.
  • Fixed spelling error in variable passed to the product/pricing-table.php template. The misspelled variable is still being passed to the variable for backwards compatibility.
  • Updated the way notification background processors are dispatched. This fixes an issue in the LifterLMS Twilio add-on.

Deprecations

  • LLMS_Notifications::dispatch_processors() is deprecated in favor of async dispatching via LLMS_Notifications::schedule_processors_dispatch().

Templates Updated

  • templates/product/pricing-table.php

LifterLMS Blocks

  • Update: Improved script dependencies definitions.
  • Update: Updated asset paths for consistency with other LifterLMS projects.
  • Update: Updated various WP Core references that have been deprecated (maintains backwards compatibility).
  • Update: The Lesson Progression block is no longer rendered server-side in the block editor (minor performance improvement).
  • Update: Converted the course progress block into a dynamic block. Fixes an issue allowing the progress block to be visible to non-enrolled students.
  • Update: Added a filter on the output of the Pricing Table block: llms_blocks_render_pricing_table_block.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue encountered when using the WP Core “Table” block.
  • Bug fix: Fixed a few areas where class was being used instead of className to define CSS classes on elements in the block editor.
  • Bug fix: Fixed a user-experience issues encountered on the Course Information block when all possible information is disabled.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue causing visibility attributes to render on blocks that don’t support them.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue preventing 3rd party blocks from modifying default block visibility settings.
  • Bug fix: Fixed a spelling error visible inside the block editor.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue causing the “Course Progress” block to be shown to non-enrolled students and visitors.
  • Bug fix: Removed redundant CSS from frontend.
  • Bug fix: Stop outputting editor CSS on the frontend.
  • Bug fix: Dynamic blocks with no content to render will now only output their empty render messages inside the block editor, not on the frontend.
  • Changes to the Classic Editor Block:
    • The classic editor block will no longer show block visibility settings because it is impossible to use those settings to filter the block on the frontend.
    • In order to apply visibility settings to the classic editor block, place the Classic Editor within a “Group” block and apply visibility settings to the Group.

v3.37.19 – 2020-04-20

Updates

  • Added a new debugging tool to clear pending batches created by background processors.
  • Added a new method LLMS_Abstract_Notification_View::get_object() which can be used by notification views to override the loading of the post (or object) which triggered the notification.

Bug Fixes

  • Added localization to strings on the coupon admin screen. Thanks parfilov!
  • Fixed issue encountered in metaboxes when the $post global variable is not set.

v3.37.18 – 2020-04-14

  • Fix regression introduced in version 3.34.0 which prevented checkout success redirection to external domains.
  • Resolved a conflict with LifterLMS, Divi, and WooCommerce encountered when using the Divi frontend pagebuilder on courses and memberships.
  • Fixed issue causing localization issues when creating access plans, thanks @mcguffin!

v3.37.17 – 2020-04-10

Updates

  • Updated the lost password and password reset form handlers for improved error handling and extendability by other plugins.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a conflict with WooCommerce resulting in password reset issues on the WooCommerce account dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue allowing voucher codes from deleted vouchers to still be redeemed.
  • Fixed an issue with pagination on the courses tab of a users BuddyPress profile.
  • Fixed a typo in the post_status query arg when retrieving access plans for a course or membership.

Deprecations

  • LLMS_PlayNice::wc_is_account_page() is no longer required and is deprecated with no replacement
  • WP core get_password_reset_key() should be used in favor of llms_set_user_password_rest_key().
  • WP core check_password_reset_key() should be used in favor of llms_verify_password_reset_key().

v3.37.16 – 2020-03-31

  • Bugfix: Fix issue causing student dashboard notification view to work incorrectly.

v3.37.15 – 2020-03-27

Security Notice

This releases fixes a security issue. Please upgrade immediately!

Props to Omri Herscovici and Sagi Tzadik from Check Point Research who found and disclosed the vulnerability resolved in this release.

Updates & Bug Fixes

  • Excluded page.* events in order to keep the events table small.
  • Fixed error encountered when errors encountered validating custom fields. Thanks to @wenchen!
  • Fixed issue causing course pagination issues in certain scenarios.

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.11

  • Bugfix: Correctly store user billing_postcode meta data.
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue preventing course.created (and other post.created) webhooks from firing.

v3.37.14 – 2020-03-25

  • Update: Added the ability to view the PHP error log file (as defined by ini_get( 'error_log' ) ) on the LifterLMS -> Status -> Logs page.
  • Update: Added strict comparisons for various condition checks.
  • Bugfix: Fixed an issue where users might be redirected to the wrong course following a course import at the conclusion of the setup wizard.
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue with tracking event data being lost due to cookie size limitations.
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue potentially encountered when checking user capabilities for certificates and achievements.
  • Bugfix: Fixed an issue preventing additional instances of the JS LLMS.Storage class from being instantiated.

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