by Adam Preiser updated January 14, 2018

Create An Online Course Website Completely Free 2016


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Click Here For The New 2017 Version Of This Template – It's Better In Every Way!

Getting Started Is

Simply & Easy

1. Order Hosting

Get a massive 56% discount on website hosting, plus access to my $500 course bundle.

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2. Download Resources

Here are all the resources that you need to build this awesome new website. 

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3. Restore Template

Restoring the template is a simple process that will take less then 5 minutes

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What Makes This “DFY” Template So Great?

Find out what is powering this amazing template


When choosing the best free WordPress theme, I always go to GP. It's lightweight, rock solid, and currently has over 700k downloads.

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The homepage was built using the most popular front end page builder, Beaver Builder. It makes building gorgeous page layout, easy.

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Currently the most advanced and feature rich learning management system for WordPress, and it's what I personally use. 

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Can I translate the site into my language?

Yes you can! When you set your language in WordPress from English to your native language, if there is an available translation in your language it will automatically switch to your language. Soon I will release a video on how to manually translate the template. 

I already have hosting, can I still use this template?

While I strongly urge you to use InMotion Hosting, if you already have hosting you can still use this template. If you begin to have problems because of a budget web host you are using, then I really won't be able to assist you though. 

This all seems too good to be true. How come it's free?

Well for starters, I have spent over 300 hours putting all this together for you, and have spent my own money on the finishing touches, but yes it is free. To thank me I appreciate if you would use my recommended page to purchase themes and plugins, also please share this page on your social groups. 

Can I use X payment processor to take payments?

If you watch the video on ecommerce, you will see how to integrate WooCommerce with LifterLMS. WooCommerce is integrated with just about every payment processor under the sun.

Do you have a question?

If you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to live that me and I will be more then happy to answer it. Commonly asked questions will be added here from time to time to make things easier for everyone. 


My passion is making the best quality video tutorial online, for non-techies. When I am not behind the camera, I am usually helping out one of my YouTube subscribers.

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  1. Hi!! I am looking for free or cheap courses to learn with WordPress. Now I’m following a free course to learn how to create a web space. They use a particular and interesting tool. Do you have a video like this?

    Thank you very much for the contribution

  2. how can i have vo player. i just saw a video on youtube. to host my video for online course

    1. You can sign up on their website if you want to use their service. It is what I use.

  3. Good Morning

    The file that is attached does not correspond to the template of the video tutorial, when downloading the file and uploading it in wordpress the “Pique” template appears for a restaurant, please if you could place the new link where you can download the file


    1. There is a big red notice that lets you know the 2016 version has been replaced with the 2017 version.

  4. I can not add plugins in wordpress without choosing a business plan. What are your suggestion about?

  5. Hii Adam,
    Where should i find online course 2016 website theme .
    Please help me in this i’ll be greatfull.


  6. Hi Adam
    I’m so confused.
    I want to start my own training videos and use the template from your video. (How to make an Online course website with wordpress)
    But it is all so much info that I’m not even sure what you offer anymore hehehe
    Please could you let me know in simple terms.

    Kind regards

    1. This is the 2016 version and there is a notice that it’s not available any longer and to go with the 2017 version which is better in every way.

  7. Thanks a lot for your efforts. I’ve downloaded DFY template, unzipped but could not install in wp. May be I misseing something. Please explain in detail how to install template in wp or what to do after download.

  8. Hey,
    Im trying to download the 2016 Backup from your side.
    It’s not working, it’s just a link to the 2017 Cours.

  9. Hi,
    I just happen to visit your site and you won’t believe how happy and surprised i am to see around it is really beautiful and you’re very professional in presenting your work and helping peoples, Woah!

    I LOVE it all.

    Would you please let me know which plugin you’re using to create your courses page and membership?

    Can’t wait to hear from you, Thanks!

  10. hi adam
    where can i get, download the restore file folder for dfy website, cause on the new version for 2017 does not have the file “restore”

    1. They are no longer available for the 2016 version, because of the release of the 2017 version which is better in EVERY way.

  11. Adam, thank you of course, but I asked him not exactly a new site in Your new course and that it, that was the lesson at the link

    1. Thank you for your comment and I’m sorry that I don’t fully understand it. I want to give you complete and thorough answer of course but I can’t fully make out what you’re saying in your comment.

  12. I am not get any download msg from your side after give my email and name for online course dfy template pls help me

  13. Thank you for this DFY. Just a question, probably simple one. On your Home page there is a section Start Learning with a shortcode. How can I change that “Start Learning” title? Can not find… 🙂

    1. no worries, found it 🙂 It was white, that’s why I couldn’t see it. You can erase the question, but thank you for the template!

  14. Hey Adam,
    As always your tutorials are chock full of information and i appreciate your willingness to share. I am having trouble uploading the theme. I have flushed my dns, I have rebooted my machine and when the Theme is fully uploaded i get a screen that says – “Are you sure you want to do this?” “Please try again” (which hyperlinks back to the add themes page.)
    I am using a stablehost account for this demo site.
    Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give me.

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE this whole course! Thanks Adam. I am having the same issue as John with the “purchase page”.
    Wanted to let you know it’s because of your video, I decided to look at LifterLMS.

    Thanks so much, keep up the great work!

      1. ” The site takes me the “purchase” page but it seems to be missing the “Buy Now” or “Purchase” button.

  16. Hi Adam,

    I have the same issue as Cheech above. I have my PayPal setup in sandbox.

    I installed this template and did a test run. I ran into an error, not sure it was something I did or what. The quick summary is that when I created a new user, and tried to take a course, the error comes after I click on “Take this Course.” The site takes me the “purchase” page but it seems to be missing the “Buy Now” or “Purchase” button. All I see is the Confirm Price, the Course name, and You’ll Pay information. Should I email you directly or communicate with you here?

    Thank you,

    1. Yes I think I’ve come across this problem. In the cause is actually my fault. There is some CSS that I added to style the course index page and I think it might be hiding the payment button. Do you have any familiarity with custom CSS?

  17. Adam, thank you for your information and the value you give to us. I won’t bother you much. It seems that LifetrLMS pulled out the PayPal integration from the plugin and offer it $99. Is there any solution to this? If I use the version 2.0, will I have problems with my website?

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Version 2 of LifterLMS works perfectly fine. In fact it’s the same version that I’m still using on my website and there’s no problems at all. I would suggest you get started using version 2 and if you’re website starts making money from your course platform, then you can upgrade and purchase the paid PayPal integration.

  18. I see the page is restricted as well … with the LMS … does LMS enable the possibility to show a form for people to sign up for membership when they cant access the restricted page? This would be great for Premium content as well… even thoughh it may be free – the content – we can give access only to people that give out their info/email.

    1. You can send them to a redirect page, and this is how it’s typically done. So someone tries to view content that they do not have access to, and redirect them to a specific page that you have set up to present your offer.

  19. Hi Adam…

    In this example, in order to avoid using the Page Header section that is less customizable – for example you couldn;t add an overlay over the mountain image – couldn’t you use just shortcodes?

    For example, using BBuilder to build a row section… save it, and use the shortcode of that and put it into the content of Page Header, being able to do the same thing but with lots more options… not sure if that would work out…

    1. I think you can easily add an overlay. However if you did try to put a short code in their, that would be just an additional step, and you wouldn’t get the full with most likely.

  20. Hi Adam,

    Since I currently have a website and the website is running if i download your template will it mess up everything that I have already on my current website that was built on child divi?

    1. The template is intended to be used on a new site. If you try to restore it on an existing site it will wipe everything out. However you could build something similar by just installing the LifterLMS plug-in.

  21. Hi , I am a K Yadav , When I tried to install the Online Course theme , the following error message reflected , can you suggest me wahat to do next ,
    “The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    Theme install failed.”

    1. Please make sure you watch the setup video. Or at the very least check the help section on my website.

  22. Wow you are so generous! You really got what is life was all about! Good for you. And thanks you so much.
    When I went to sign up for downloading the DFY template, i notice the beautiful pop up. Love it. May I ask where you go it ?

    thanks you so much, and if need anything I will definitely purchase on your site first and pass on the words.

    Blessing to you

    1. I use a plug-in called Thrive leads to create those. It’s very easy to use and I have several review videos on my website here about the plug-in. It’s a powerful tool, and I highly recommend it.

  23. Is there any automation method to complete the order,
    because when someone signup, i need to go to order and after that press on complete, in order to see the all training,
    is there and way to make it automation?

  24. Can the student share the earned Achievements and Certificates to Facebook? If, Yes, How i can do this? Did this action needs a Facebook App?

  25. Adam, I can’t seem to be able to download your template resource files, any ideas?

  26. Thank you for this video series. I have spent many hours trying to teach myself WordPress. Your video series really made it easy to get started and design my site the way I intended it to be. Your training style is how I learn best. Thanks again for all that you do.

    1. You are very welcome Michelle. I’m happy to hear that my videos are helping you because that’s the goal.

  27. Everything is set it up correctly with paypal getaway
    but i think lefterlms wont accept paypal anymore only if you porches the annually paypal plogin

  28. When i click on the link in the email it go’s back to your web site and you must put in an email address. This go’s round and round.

    1. I would suggest trying in a different web browser, I have a lot of technology to prevent spam and fake sign-ups. Perhaps you’re using an old web browser or something is installed in your web browser that is causing a problem.

  29. Hy plz tell me how to create videos website in wordpress like youtube free

    1. I use a Mac, so when I created the zip file, my Mac adds that. It’s a Mac thing. All Mac’s do that. You can safely delete that.

  30. Hi Adam!
    I already installed plugins but I can’t install your template. When I imported restore files (restore-file.wpress) it showed NaN% and I don’t know what I have to do. Thank you.

  31. I am going to try this . Thanks .
    I was wondering I noticed that you started recommend thrive in place of beaver for a lot can we do this same thing with thrive .

  32. Hi Adam…I love your videos! I ran into a small problem though…You mention that we need to download a DFY template to complete the challenge, but the download link just refreshes this page. Maybe I’m doing something wrong? Thanks! 🙂

    1. After you request the download you should receive an email within five minutes that has a link to download the template. Did you not receive an email?

  33. When I tried to download the file which I got from my email it showing retrying,,, Did you know what is the reason???

    1. I’m not aware of any issues affecting anyone being able to download this template. Were you able to download it?

  34. Hi Adam.
    I have been working on a course website for a few months (not active yet) with your amazing free template…
    BUT LMS lifters update has mayor changes… Should we update? Can you just not update and still have full functionality?
    How would it effect your template/theme? They have taken away payment gateways?
    What would be the best solution (paid/free) for paypal / onsite payment?

    Thank You

  35. Hi Adam,

    I installed this template and did a test run. I ran into an error, not sure it was something I did or what. The quick summary is that when I created a new user, and tried to take a course, the error comes after I click on “Take this Course.” The site takes me the “purchase” page but it seems to be missing the “Buy Now” or “Purchase” button. All I see is the Confirm Price, the Course name, and You’ll Pay information. Should I email you directly or communicate with you here?

    Thank you,

  36. Hi Adam, you made an awsome job with the template. Do you have plans to make it available to LifterLMS 3.x ?

    1. I am currently looking at it. Their release of version 3 changed just about everything, and their are lots of bugs in it. So perhaps I will look at it next month.

  37. Loving the templates Adam downloaded all of them and they work like a charm…a tonne of value which your fans…Thank you so much

  38. Can I know how to transfer the wp website to a new host without any damage to the site apperance and data?

  39. WOW! Sir Adam, I’m glad that I was able to find your Youtube channel and website. Unfortunately, I already bought a WP Coursify Plugin and it is not compatible with Elegant Themes, particularly Divi 3.0. I don’t even know why everything becomes inaccessible when I’m using their plugin in my website so I can’t claim for a refund from the WP Coursify team. They offered a DFY website worth $47 and $97 (with their products, 100% of income will be mine). I got more confused with their service and I’m non-techie.
    I’m an online business newbie and I’m finalizing an ebook which I plan to publish next month. I can’t download or even watch your videos because of bad internet connection in our country. And I have a few questions and I hope you can give some of your valuable time to answer them 🙂
    1. Can I use the DFY template with my Divi 3.0 theme?
    2. Is the DFY template compatible with mobile devices?
    3. Will the DFY template be free for now and be paid in the near future? I’ve read that some developers do this, they make you taste the pie and will make you pay in the future. I hope I’m wrong.
    Thank you Sir Adam & team, totally appreciate what you’re doing for us non-techies.

    1. I think I may have emailed you on this. the template will always be free, but its a completely done for you website, so it already has a theme. You can use the Divi builder plugin with it, which would be a GREAT option.

  40. Thank you for providing both the template and this step-by-step video. You have made it really easy to just follow along. Everything worked just as you said it would. Now onto your next video…

  41. Hi Adam!
    Wow! Another excellent site from you and very generous of you to help us Newbies.
    I signed up with Inmotion via you some time ago and you certainly deserve to be helped, too.
    Hoping to setup a Guitar Lessons Membership site and this site of yours looks like a God-send.
    Thanks again, Adam.
    Best Regards,

  42. This is a great website with lots of value. Besides, your recommendations are so true. I suffered with some hosting providers until I switched few months ago. I will recommend your site for sure.

    1. Thanks, the new template is being well received! Yes hosting is super important huh!

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