LearnPress Vs WP Courseware Comparison 2018

Updated: September 3, 2018
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While I am not that enthusiastic about either of these 2, I would personally choose WP Courseware over LearnPress almost solely based off of the negative LearnPress reviews. A learning management system will be a core part of your website and you are going to want to choose a solid solution from a reputable company. My main issues with WP Courseware are that it requires you to have a separate e-commerce and membership solution in place. That is 3 different systems, 3 different learning curves, and 3 potential things and can go wrong, No thank you.

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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.

WP Courseware Overview

WP Courseware allows you to have online courses on your WordPress website. It's a solution ideal for people that already have an e-commerce platform and a membership plugin and just want to add courses.

LearnPress Key Features

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

WP Courseware Key Features

  • Drag / Drop Course Builder
  • Powerful Quiz Options
  • Drip Feed Lessons
  • Multiple Instructors

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.

WP Courseware Things To Consider

If you want to sell your courses then WP Courseware will need to be integrated with an e-commerce system, which further adds complexity to your online course website. They do offer integrations with most e-commerce and membership platforms for selling courses, but I think it would be better if this was built in.

Also, when I used WP Courseware last, it did not protect course content, so it also required a membership plugin, which is another system you will need to learn, manage, and maintain.

LearnPress Coupon / Discount

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

WP Courseware Coupon / Discount

There are currently no active WP Courseware Coupon or WP Courseware 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.

WP Courseware Review Summary

WP Courseware is a pretty solid option, but when you factor in all that it doesn't do, you have to decide if it is a deal breaker.

I would prefer if it didn't require an e-commerce platform and a membership plugin because that will be additional cost and learning curve.

It just adds complexity that is a huge turn off for me.

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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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