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LearnDash Review 2019

Updated: January 2, 2019
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LearnDash Overview

LearnDash is the leading learning management system for WordPress. It allows you to facilitate selling and managing online courses on a self-hosted platform that you own & control.

  • Ease Of Use

  • Value

  • Reliability

  • Support

  • Overall Rating



$159 - $189 /per year

    • Sell Your Courses
    • Drip-Feed Content
    • Engagement Triggers
    • Innovative Video Progression
    • WooCommerce Integration
    • Advanced Quizzes

LearnDash Review: Key Features

  • Sell Your Courses
  • Drip-Feed Content
  • Engagement Triggers
  • Innovative Video Progression
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Advanced Quizzes

LearnDash Review: Things To Consider

LearnDash is not an all in one solution in the sense that you may need to also have a shopping cart and a membership plugin. So it is more designed to work with your existing infrastructure.

Yes, you can sell courses in a basic way without a shopping cart, but its doesn’t have all the bells and whistles you may want, like coupons, product bundles, etc. It’s not so bad since it is very easy to add WooCommerce.

LearnDash is not a membership plugin. So if you want to protect content outside of the lessons themselves, you will need to also add a membership plugin such has MemberPress or Restrict Content Pro.

LearnDash Coupon / LearnDash Discount

There are currently no active LearnDash Coupon or LearnDash Discounts available. I do have a special promotion when you purchase LearnDash through the link on this website. For more information on that, you can click on the button on this page.

LearnDash Review: Summary

LearnDash has a lot of things going for it. They say the cream rises to the top, well LearnDash has clearly become the market leader for WordPress Learning Management Systems.

When you pair LearnDash with the Astra Theme, you can have a beautiful online course website with very minimal effort.

I expect to see LearnDash continue to add innovative features to stay one step ahead of competing products.

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Review Transparency & Ethics
These reviews & comparisons are my opinions based on my usage and testing. Although I have been solicited for paid reviews, I want to make it clear that I have always declined! I have never been paid to write or record any reviews, EVER! For more information on my review process, visit my Transparency Report linked above.

14 thoughts on “LearnDash”

  1. Kelly (djklockwize)

    Hey it’s kelly.

    I commented on YouTube about referrals for complete course builds.
    This was the only place I could find to message you since the email link opened a blank addess in mail.

  2. There is one aspect of LearnDash that makes it more compelling than any other learning management system: LearnDash is the ONLY LMS where you can design and style its pages with a page builder.
    The combination of the LearnDash, DIVI Builder, the DIVI LearnDash Kit from DiviBooster, and any compatible theme – such as Astra – allows you to edit the LearnDash lesson pages using DIVI Builder. Wow!
    You can easily create BEAUTIFUL looking, graphically designed lesson pages with animated elements with LearnDash + DIVI that cannot be done at all with any other LMS or Page Builder for the foreseeable future (unless Adam can push Elementor to do this – since all it requires apparently is some custom PHP to allow the page builder to work on custom post types).
    So if you want beautiful graphically designed lesson pages, LearnDash is the only possibility in town. I wish I was wrong about this.

  3. Hi Adam,

    Thank you so much for all the information, it’s really helpful! I was wandering if you could explain to me what you mean exactly ‘reliability’ and ‘value’. What are these two categories based on?

    Thanks in advance,

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