Why WPLMS is the best Education Theme for WordPress

This is one of most frequently asked question from us. So what separates WPLMS from other Education themes or Learning management plugins for WordPress, like Academy, CleverCourse (GoodLMS), EducationWP (LearnPress), LearnDash, Sensei, LifterLMS etc and why it is the best education theme for WordPress.

Over 14000 sales and tested on sites with over 700k members, we understand how education businesses function and how technology works. When there is a bottleneck it needs to resolved, it needs to be resolved quickly without the need to go to theme or plugin support. Following points is an attempt from us to convince you on why WPLMS is the best platform for education sites and eLearning communities.

Note that this is not the entire list of features in WPLMS but it is the list of features which differentiate us from other WordPress education themes and plugins.

#1 Built for Instructors

Instructors are simple users who are expert in their fields. They do not need to see the WP Admin screen like any Web developer/designer guy. Everything should be simple and easy for them.

Front End Course creation and editing

The most powerful tool for creating courses. Save your Instructors from seeing the complex WordPress backend.

MultiPurpose Course Directory

Easily search, filter and sort courses in the entire course directory.

wplms course directory

Course Activity Tracking

Track how many students started the quiz in your course.

Manually add students to Course

If you’re selling a course, not everything is going to go well during a purchase process. Sometimes, payments are made but does to clear in realtime. You can add students to a course in realtime manually without contacting theme or plugin support.

Check Student Progress

Check student progress in realtime. So if you’re an Instructor and want to check a student’s progress. Instructors can also get notifications when students progress in new units.

User WalkThroughs

Allow your users to easily navigate through site by creating walkthroughs.

Mark Student’s units manually

Not only progress you can even mark the units complete/incomplete for Students. If you’re running offline courses, you can also use this for attendance system.

Check Student last activity : What if you want to track what the student did in your course ? What a student finished a unit.

Manually evaluate quizzes : So, you may have essay type questions which you want to evaluate ?

Re-Evaluate already evaluated quizzes : A quiz was set to auto evaluation mode with an essay type question ?

Quiz reset : So, a student accidentally submitted the quiz ? and now wants to reattempt the quiz. The instructor can reset the quiz for the student.

Quiz retakes : Or you want to give 3 attempts to user to finish or pass a quiz.

Dynamic quizzes : So you want to create a quiz where first 3 questions are from English (Subject A) from a pool of questions, next 3 questions from Maths (Subject B) from a pool of questions/question bank randomly, without the hassle of manually adding questions.



Mass Messaging to Students :  You want to send a  private message to students of your course.

User Announcements : You want to make an announcement to the Students of your course.



Course News : You want to share a news or a report with the students of your course.



Course Drive

Coupled with BuddyDrive you can share attachments with the users of your course.

User Touch points 

 Trigger emails , notifications or messages on various action points. Like auto trigger email to student when Instructor makes an announcement in the course.



Apply for course  

 Manually administrator students joining the course.




Send invitation codes to students to join a course. Also track which students joined the course using the course code.



Instructor Dashboards

One stop area for instructors to checkout various statistics in courses.

Upload Assignments

#2 Student comfortability

If you ever see any popular site like “Udemy”, “CourseEra” or “Lynda” and check student reviews for various courses, you’ll understand that Students are impatient bunch of users, they need quick answers, anything wrong in the site, they’re quick to point out and it impacts your site’s brand value.

User Dashboards

When you’re pursuing courses you want everything at 1 place. 1 place to see all the courses, all the notifications, all the statistics etc.

Student notes and Discussions

You want to allow students to take notes and discuss the units right in the unit itself and continue the discussion with automatic notifications and emails when someone replies to the user’s comments.



My Activity  

Check your last activities right from your profile.

Email Notifications for Announcements/News

 Get notified by emails, also optionally disable these annoying emails from your account.

Quiz save

So, you have very long quizzes, 3 hours quizzes and you need to go to take a break ? or attempt the remaining quiz from their homes/another location.



Create and share files and folders with users from groups, friends.

Certificate Codes 

Verifiable Certificate codes, Certificates come with certificate codes which are verifiable on the WPLMS site.

#4 Ease of Administration

Instructor Privacy :

Only allow instructors to view and edit their courses, units, quizzes, questions and media files.

Custom Registration forms :

Create multiple registration forms for various user types in WPLMS site.



Schedule emails :

Schedule emails for inactivity ,course reviews, reminder emails for Courses with start dates, courses with drip feed.

Module wise statistics, Download statistics :

Every module has its own statistics area.

Bulk import export

Import Courses, Units, Quizzes, questions and assignments. Import users and assign them to courses. Import user reviews, user marked answers, user quiz results etc.

Site Wide Statistics :

A lot of statistics are recorded in WPLMS, some of it is as below :

#5 WPLMS the Educational social netWork.

WPLMS as built on a social network called “BuddyPress”, it is deep integrated with BuddyPress and it fully utilises the BuddyPress’s registration, profile fields, messaging, notifications, emails

Custom Profile fields :



Notifications :

Emails :

Private Messaging :

Groups :

#6 WPLMS Extensions

You can extend WPLMS even further by using these addon plugins :

WPLMS WishList :  Allow users to add courses to Wishlists and Collections. Collections can be shared on social networking sites.

WPLMS WooCommerce : Create multiple options to sell your course, sell with a different price for certificates, badges or Batches.

WPLMS Batches : Create Classes for your courses, add moderators, administrators in batch to view statistics of students in the batch/class. Add multiple courses, book seats for students.

WPLMS MailChimp : Sync WPLMS with mailchimp lists, create individual list with courses with different status. Send out newsletters etc to various students in the lists.

VideoVibe: Allow instructors to upload videos directly from WP Media popup into your Vimeo Account (Wisita coming soon.). Also enable Instructor privacy and seek lock for Vimeo videos.

WPLMS GiftCourses : Allow users to Gift courses to other users. One click account creation and addition to course right from the email.

WPLMS S3 : Allow Instructors to upload attachment/videos to your S3 account. Inbuilt PDF viewer, attachment protection with expiring content.

WPLMS is a WordPress Education theme and a Learning Management system, built for one purpose, to make online education easy and fun to use.

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  1. cafellowsindia says:

    Is it possible to held live classes and after live session it will stay as archived course and work like all other courses??

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes, check wplms Bbb

  2. danicotillas says:

    1.- Is it possible to work with BuddyBlog, BuddyDrive, BuddyDocs and Sitewide activity widget?
    2.- Does the badge systems works with OpenBadge from Mozilla?
    3.- Can we install any plugin for social registration via Facebook, Twitter and Gmail?
    4.- Is it possible to create some sort of file repository where we see all the documents the students are willing to share and personalize the fields to upload it, i.e. “Name, author, year, etc.”?

    Thanks a lot for the answers and congratulations for the theme!

  3. Opeyemi Michael says:

    I’m really interested in buying this theme but would like to know if Vibethemes can provide me with a mobile app to go with it?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:


      1. Opeyemi Michael says:

        Is it possible to have a cost breakdown for the app emailed to me?

  4. Mario says:

    estamos interesados en comprarlo, algunas dudas,

    1.- el mismo sitio puede ser accedido y manipulado desde un celular o tablet?
    2.- necesito una version en español, esta disponible?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes the mobile app is ready and it can be translated to Spanish easily

  5. valour kooh says:

    hi, i really am impressed with the theme, i want to know if i can get more customs functions to the theme?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      yes you can, we’ll help you with it.

  6. Filip Ivanov says:

    Hi! My company is really interested in buying the extended license(3200$), but we can’t really commit before trying or having a demo. Can we talk to you somehow? Thanks

  7. Your collection of themes is amazing

  8. Adele says:

    Can colours be customised?

    And is there a blog template as part of this theme?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes yes

    2. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes that is available.

  9. jengineering says:

    Hi, I am the verge of purchasing your theme but I would like to ask a few questions before that. Do you feature partial premium setting for each course? So for example first few lectures on a course would be free for preview but to view the rest, you must pay. Also, I see that for a few more dollars AWS S3 is supported. I do not know how that is structured but if I were to create an autoscaling group that references to the S3 bucket that stores the lectures, all the instances of the autoscaling group would be real-time up to date despite whichever instance the end point user access the website through load balancer ? Also, is Korean supported in the theme? This is not such a big problem as I can translate myself but I have nodeJS background so it may take some time to get used to php. Thanks in advance for reply

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes partial premium is available. Korean is supported. The s3 is for media. We will help you with translations 🙂

  10. Gord says:

    Do you have a ‘light’ version? I will only be offering a few courses and they won’t be certificate courses. People just will need access for a certain time period. And…where is your price list..how do I buy the theme?

  11. Hi! we are really interested in buying the license. Can we have a sales call? Thanks

  12. imedenergy says:

    hi ,is it availibal in arabic or french language?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes it is available in both.

  13. imed says:

    i want to bay it can u customise me for arabic and french please

    1. hk says:

      yes it is possible.

  14. howieuda says:

    Hi, do i need to have an extended license if I want to sell courses to students? Also, does the theme and the app come in Chinese or translated in Chinese? Thanks.

  15. rvanuden says:

    Hi, i have a presales question:

    I am not really looking for a lms system but it is just a matter how you define it.

    I have a travel website for single people.

    Every trip has a max amount of participants, eg: 50 men and 50 women in different age categories.

    When i list a trip, it is important that the amount of men and women + their age are listed, just like you list the amount of students enrolled.

    I saw that u use woocommerce which is good to display my trips like you do your courses and an offline payment which is not a problem with woocommerce.

    Can you confirm that i can display the amount of men and women + their age before someone orders a trip?

    Thanks in advance


    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes that is possible. The Age will display below the names of the members.

      1. rvanuden says:

        Ok, sounds good but how do you do it? and if a course can have 40 men and 40 women, how will you seperate them?

        As far as i understand one can set the max. number of students but then what if i want 20 men and 20 women?

  16. Can we setup it in Vietnamese language ?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes you can.

  17. Is it possible to put a WYSIWYG editor in the strudent’s comment area inside didactic units? How can I do it?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Possible. You’ll need to use third party plugin for this.

  18. hi, i already bought this theme last year and i want to update it haw can i do that? how can i redownload it?

  19. Rajiv says:

    Do you have options to link it to google sheets through Zapier or otherwise?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes, we have Zapier plugin integration.

  20. calvin says:

    Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to use the quiz option to input “workouts” instead of actual quizzes for a fitness website. I would like to be able to post workouts each day and instead of putting in an “answer” they could put in a number (amount of weight listed), so there wouldn’t be a “correct” answer. Would something like that be possible?

    If so, could the results of the quiz show (in order) the top results compared across everyone who inputted their result? Thank you.

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes that is possible with our assignments and to-do scheduler.

  21. saroulakis giannis says:

    Hello, I am interested in your theme but i would like to know what video type format can we use? because all the video courses should play from the site and not in youtube.

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      All video formats which are compatible with html5 can be used.

  22. Sanjeev says:

    How can tutor student live tutoring through this theme? Is this facilities available?

  23. Adnan Khan says:

    Can I hide the review section of the course?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes, you can.

  24. Felipe says:

    Hi, im going to sell online video courses using your theme. I guess its the most complete…
    So, i want to know if there’s a way to protect those videos using some kind of DRM text (like a usernames, id etc, flying over screen) using any plugin.. Can you show me a way to start? Thanks!

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Currently we only have S3 plugin which provides limited protection. We’re working on a video encryption service, which would be available soon.

  25. Techtomic says:

    Are lessons reusable, from a library of content that can be built up?
    Is it possible to assign lessons from a library to an individual student? So if a coach thinks the student needs to work in specific areas, he can assign a set of lessons for that individual student to work on? Each week he’d assign each student their own personalised set of tasks.

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes, lessons, questions are reusable. Yes you can create lessons for custom group of users (student batch). There is an inbuilt assignments functionality which you can use for this purpose.

      1. How does licensing work to use WPLMS on a WordPress multisite network, where there are no limits to the number of subdomains using WPLMS? Is WPLMS an option or do I need a GPL platform instead.

        1. Mr.Vibe says:

          Multisite licensing states that if the objective of sub-site is different then you need different license. For example, a sub site which teaches maths and a subsite which teaches chemistry would require different licenses whereas a subsite for different langauge but same content is same object hence single license.

          1. So to clarify, if our freelance/contractor coaches each had their own sub-site and they were selling courses to their own students, assuming we had 1000 coaches we’d need to pay $3.6 million in licence fees? Would licence codes need installing manually on each sub-site?

            I think we will have to go with a GPL licensed solution like LearnDash or CoursePress.

          2. Mr.Vibe says:

            WPLMS will be GPL very soon.

  26. Dan says:

    I really want to purchase this theme, is WPLMS mobile friendly or will I need to customize?

  27. joafl96 says:

    My question is the following. I’m about to develop a site that allows to generate courses and that the content is only seen for the students that subscribe, that I see that the theme fulfills it, but I do not want it to be online I want it to be face-to-face, this option has the theme, power put the option of face-to-face courses?

  28. Mohammed Nasheer says:

    In payment section it shows only PayPal and credit card,
    Is there any way to use debit cards? From India

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes, you can add indian payment gateways

  29. Gonzalo says:

    Hola. Estoy buscando una plataforma para vender mis propios curso, en mi propia academia. No tendré instructores externos. Preguntas:
    1. La plataforma está en español?
    2. Puedo crear cuantos cursos se me de la gana?
    3. Mis cursos tocan distintas temáticas, pero todos son cursos míos: coaching, consejería, oratoria, discipulado, entre otros. Me basta con 1 licencia standar?
    4. Puedo subir videos desde Vimeo?
    5. hay soporte para realizar webinars?

  30. Daniel Sámano Ramírez says:

    How many users can there be online at the same time?
    Has a limit of registered users?
    How many courses can there be at the same time?
    Can you show me some examples of pages that use WPLMS?
    Do you have some tutorials for the creation of quizz?
    I am testing several templates, I would like to try the template for 15 days, to be able to do some tests,
    Can you give me 15 days access please?

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      No limit on Courses, Students. Please send me email for examples. Quiz : https://wplms.io/support/knowledge-base/front-end-quiz-creation-with-all-9-question-types/

  31. Daniel Sámano Ramírez says:


    I want to buy your theme WPLMS, but i have some questions:

    how much courses can be there at the same time?

    the theme have some limit on courses or users?

    Can you giveme free access for 15 days? becauase i need do some tests please.

    Can you showme some pages that use your theme for i can see the best examples?

    You have some tutorials for learn how use your theme like a pro?

  32. M Ramzan says:

    Plz confirm is wplms license for one year or lifetime

    1. Mr.Vibe says:


  33. adriancoba says:

    Hello, I have wplms, you can pass me a valuation to have the app
    thanks for the reply

  34. John Gift says:

    hi, is there a way to differentiate between student accounts and business accounts?
    Let’s suppose I want to sell my courses for classroom teaching. Something like Biz Plan membership for the course.

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Check out WPLMS Batches solution for this.

  35. Hello my question is simple
    I want to create an ALL IN ONE website = https://heytutor.com AND https://www.wyzant.com/ AND https://udemy.com

    Is that possible?


    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes that is posssible.

  36. Ra says:

    Hi, can enstructor use the prezi presentation.

  37. Hi Can this template be used for Live classes (1 faculty multiple students live interaction) to multiple students

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      absolutely yes.

  38. Martin says:

    I bought the Video Vibe plugin with the paypal account [email protected], nothing has come to me, what should I do ?. Thank you

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Email me at [email protected] with paypal transaction id.

  39. globalco1 says:

    Hi, I have a presales question,

    Are all the features listed in New Features section involved in 75$ price? Or for the new features I have to buy extra plugins?
    Where can I find a list of features that I will get by paying 75$ .
    Are the features listed in the product describtion page 75$ plan or I will have to buy additional plugins to have some of those features? I the second case, what features require to buy additional plugins?

    Thak you very much for answering

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      Yes. Post v4 release the price of theme will most likely increase further. As this is the most advanced theme in Themeforest.Yes, all the features are included. Some features which are not listed can be checked here : wplms.io/downloads , for a complete list check here : http://wplms.io/features/

  40. shweta says:

    Thanks for sharing this awesome article

  41. Frank says:

    We have a doubt for example 5 assignment in a course section, is it mandatory to approve the 1st assignment in back-end then only students can move to 2nd, and approve 2nd to move to 3rd assignment.

    1. Mr.Vibe says:

      WP admin – LMS – Settings , there is a. setting to convert evaluation to submission. So student can submit assignment and move forward.

  42. Hi I have some presale questions:
    1) can the course UI be customized via css and/or wp hooks (we have our own developers)?
    2) can we buy just a couple of add-ons which we need for extra features, or the only option is to buy the 599$ bundle?
    3) it should be possible to have access to some sandbox or demo site with the latest stable version installed and admin privileges=

    thank you

    1. Mr.Vibe says:
      1. Yes 2. Of course, no need to buy all addons pack. 3. coming up, hosted solution next month with free trial.
    2. Mr.Vibe says:
      1. Yes, it is built using PAge builders. & Gutenberg. 2. Yes, every addon has its own price as well. 3. Yes, we have instructor demo at https://demos.wplms.io/instructor username : instructor password : p@ssword
  43. I have one more question:
    We’d need to add facial recognition login capabilities for students.
    We already made it a couple of time in the past using a popular WP plugin.
    Is it possibile to achieve this on your platform (we are open to pay for a dedicated support on this if needed)


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