LearnPress Vs Sensei Comparison 2018

Updated: September 3, 2018
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Both of these learning management systems have their issues. Neither should be considered for a production online course website for different reasons. Sensei is not really being developed and LearnPress is not coded well. A quick glance at their reviews is enough to scare anyone away. I recommend you instead consider LifterLMS if you are wanting a free LMS and LearnDash of you want a paid one.

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Cost: Free to $249 /per year

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Cost: $149 - $299 /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.

Sensei Overview

Sensei is a learning management system for WordPress from the makers of WooCommerce. WooCommerce was acquired by Automatic, the parent company of WordPress itself.

LearnPress Key Features

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

Sensei Key Features

  • WooCommerce Integrated
  • Question Bank
  • Manual Quiz Grading

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.

Sensei Things To Consider

Sensei does not integrate well with 99% of WordPress themes. So if you are not a developer/coder, you will have a tough time getting it to work right with your theme.

Also, it requires WooCommerce and several expensive extensions to function properly. This makes the total cost 3x higher per year.

LearnPress Coupon / Discount

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

Sensei Coupon / Discount

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

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.

Sensei Review Summary

Sensei was and is a side pet project for WooThemes. It was never a serious learning management system and receives very little attention and improvements.

Also the fact that it will require several hundred dollars of additional extensions to function properly, I really can't recommend this for anyone.

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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.

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