I know you advocate LifterLMS. But what is your opinion of 3rd-party LMS such as Teachable and Teachery.co?
I know that WP LMS has more features and 3rd party LMS cost more, but which platform is easier to use?
Great question there.
First, let me say that one is not easier than the other. All platforms are going to have a learning curve.
With WordPress the negative is you need to be a little comfortable with WordPress, it's that added complexity.
Personally speaking, I just find those hosted platforms very expensive.
Teachable takes a cut of your sales, and they hold all your month.
Teachery doesn't even host your videos. They are just a pretty wrapper.
LifterLMS or LearnDash are kinda ugly out of the box.
So my solution is, I have been working closely with the Astra Theme to have them develop tight integration with LifterLMS to make the process insanely simple and easy. This integration should be released in the next 2 weeks and will be the subject of a new video series.