LearnPress Vs LifterLMS Comparison 2018

Updated: September 3, 2018
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The battle of the free LMS plugins for WordPress. While the extensions available for LearnPress are much less expensive, the quality of the free version of LifterLMS is unmatched. Ultimately you are going to need to purchase an extension for either of these if you want to sell your courses. LifterLMS is actively being developed with innovative new features being added monthly. The code quality is much better, and their support is top notch. The payment gateway will cost a little bit more, but overall the system will be much better and requires no additional plugins or extensions to work. LifterLMS is my recommendation.

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Cost: Free to $249 /per year

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LearnPress Overview

LearnPress is a comprehensive WordPress LMS Plugin for WordPress. The core plugin is free and there are many free extensions and paid extensions available.

LifterLMS Overview

LifterLMS is a free learning management system for WordPress. They also have paid extensions available to fund the development of the core plugin. It is also the LMS that I use on this website.

LearnPress Key Features

  • Core Plugin Is Free
  • Drag / Drop Course Builder
  • Looks Great Out Of The Box

LifterLMS Key Features

  • Core Plugin Is Free
  • Beaver Builder & Divi Integration
  • Drag / Drop Course Builder
  • WooCommerce Integration

LearnPress Things To Consider

There are many concerns I have with this plugin for using it in a serious environment. If you look at the reviews people have left, there are many red flags there.

Concerns with it breaking websites, not following proper coding standards, and limited to no support.

I do question their business model and if there will be enough revenue for them to continue developement.

LifterLMS Things To Consider

The core plugin is free, but doesn't come with a payment gateway. You will have to purchase the gateway you want, currently, Authorize.net, PayPal, Stripe, and WooCommerce are available for $99 each.

Customizing colors requires custom CSS, but I find it fairly easy to do.

LearnPress Coupon / Discount

There are currently no active LearnPress Coupon or LearnPress Discounts available.

LifterLMS Coupon / Discount

There are currently no active LifterLMS Coupon or LifterLMS Discounts available. However, if you do purchase LifterLMS through the link on this website, I will give you access to one of my premium training course which normally sells for $49.

LearnPress Review Summary

LearnPress has the largest user base of any of the learning management systems for WordPress mainly because it is bundled with themes sold on ThemeForest.

Personally, I wouldn't trust LearnPress for a serious website. If you are testing and learning, then sure why not. But if you are serious about having online courses on your website, you should go with a more reliable solution.

LifterLMS Review Summary

LifterLMS is great. The one thing that I think is insane is their pricing model. Yes I am complaining about pricing.

Truth be told, all you really need to buy is 1 payment gateway. The rest is completely optional.

But man, the price of their bundles. I just want to know what they are smoking to come up with this stuff. I think their community and user base would grow so much faster if they had realistic pricing.

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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.

  • Artur Zygmunt says:

    Which LMS plugin integrates the easiest with “my” theme?
    Which will not require me to hire a webdesigner to do css in my theme in order to display courses well?

  • Andna says:

    You should mention one more biggest problem with LearnPress. They use default WordPress registration mechanism to enroll new students. This limits the advanced customization which LifterLMS provides while enrolling the students. I also agree with support thing you mentioned. LearnPress doesn’t have attractive support model.

  • Elgun says:

    Hello,
    It is a nice comparison. I have been searching for a long time. I have used WATUPRO once and I regret using it. I need advanced quizzes and the remaining parts are not important. I installed LearnDash and it is so much work to create one question and it seems not to have drag and drop. They have advertised it a lot and you think it is so much great but it is not.
    I checked lifter it seems to have basic question types and you need to buy advanced one but it still does not have best question types. I assume it is not possible in WP.

    Do you know any professional one that has mostly quiz features?

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