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LearnDash Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

LearnDash product overview

Price starts from

$

199

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What is LearnDash?

LearnDash is a cloud-based WordPress plugin and learning management system (LMS) for businesses, universities, training organizations, and other enterprises. The platform offers tools for turning WordPress sites into learning management systems, creating custom courses, and selling them online. Users can create courses, quizzes, assessments, and other training content and deliver it to learners via a WordPress site.

Key benefits of using LearnDash

  • LearnDash allows professional trainers to create and sell online courses at different price models and facilitate automated content delivery based on learners' predefined schedules.

  • Higher education institutions can improve learning engagement among students by providing certificates, badges and points on course completion.

  • LearnDash's administrative dashboard allows administrators to manage assignments, user profiles, grouping, enrollments, and reporting on a unified interface.

  • LearnDash supports integration with various eLearning technologies such as multisite installations, WordPress themes, multimedia support, and more.

  • Through its integration with various payment gateways including PayPal, Stripe and 2Checkout, LearnDash allows trainers to monetize and sell content at various subscription levels.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support
    Knowledge Base
    FAQs/Forum

    Training options

    Videos
    Documentation

    LearnDash pricing information

    Value for money

    4.6

    /5

    191

    Price starts from

    $

    199

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    Flat Rate

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    LearnDash features

    Functionality

    4.5

    /5

    191
    Total Features39 4 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Learning Management
    Assessment Management
    Alerts/Notifications
    API
    Progress Tracking
    Tests/Assessments
    Course Management
    Content Management

    LearnDash users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6

    /5

    191

    Positive reviews

    94%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.9/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    The fact that it's used by large universities in Florida, Michigan and Washington gave me confidence that it is reliable. We like how easy it is to create new lessons and assign quizzes to them.

    Jonathan B.

    It´s my first experience with this plugin, it is really fantastic, very easy to use it, intuitive and when you need help they answer you quickly and try to help you.

    rd

    rosa d.

    Super awesome and friendly customer service. They talk with me in normal language so I can understand and they really try to get to the heart of the issue.

    MC

    Margi C.

    Cons
    The Support organization has been utterly useless either re-directing me to other plugins or mis-directing me with information that was simply wrong.

    DW

    David W.

    Yet the worst is customer support. I have been played for a fool for 2 weeks.

    RD

    Richard D.

    You setup a fake test/quiz, with one question and use that to get a certificate window, go into your builder, and start laying out your certificate.

    JF

    Jeoff F.

    Overall Rating

    Solid LMS Package

    Reviewed 7 months ago

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    All the basics covered with a great interface

    Reviewed 7 months ago

    So far, there hasn't been anything missing from LearnDash. We were able to launch our online learning program in just a few days. The learning curve was easy to overcome and we were able to get all of our content online with no problems. Each time we were stuck on something the documentation was able to steer us to the right answer and the one time we needed to reach out to support, their response was quick and helpful.

    Pros

    We purchased LearnDash to integrate with MemberPress. Because of this, we do not use any of the payment, membership, or subscription functions in LearnDash. We use it exclusively to present courses, record quiz scores, and provide certificates. For those tasks, LearnDash is the perfect tool. The tools to build your content are drag and drop simple and the management tools are easy to understand. Integration...

    Cons

    Student reporting is adequate, but a little unimpressive. There are reports that can be downloaded, but there is no real dashboard to track student progress.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    The most flexible online LMS platform for small to mid-size schools, organizations, and businesses

    Reviewed 7 months ago

    LearnDash has been a very helpful tool for many of my clients, whether it was small colleges looking to take courses online, teaching organizations providing Continuing Education Credits, or individual experts looking to take their classes online.

    Pros

    Because it's based on WordPress, LearnDash not only comes with a lot of customization settings out of the box but plugs into a huge community of themes and plugins that can take your design and functionality practically any conceivable direction!

    Cons

    Some third-party developers created low-cost add-ons that didn't provide as reliable of a codebase as the core LearnDash software. Stick with reputable developers for third-party add-ons such as those mentioned on their website.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Best LMS plugin for online courses website/platform

    Reviewed 2 months ago
    Pros

    LearnDash is the best LMS plugin for WordPress. We are using this plugin since 2018 and it's a top tier LMS plugin to build an online courses website. One can easily intergrate learndash LMS plugin and offer online courses or trainings. There's also an opportunity to offer paid courses and collect payments using PayPal, stripe etc. LearnDash plugin has a lot of built-in features 1. Drag and drop course...

    Cons

    Learndash LMS is the best WordPress plugin and we are not facing any problem yet. Only the thing is the plugin price is a little high. I suggest learndash to announce special packages for the students and teachers as it's not easy for students and teachers to manage such amount. I believe in front of learndash features current price is nothing but I still suggest learndash officials to announce special packages for students and teachers. We are a lot happy with it and not facing any problem yet. It's fast and secure. Thanks learndash team.

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    • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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    Woocommerce and Product Feature not compatible.

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Unfortunately you must make an early decision if you wish to use the features of Learndash or create a profitable product. While LearnDash goes to great lengths to showcase their features. Once you attempt to use these outside of their limited sales pathway many will no longer be available to you. Using the features and scalable processes of woocommerce will remove many features that make Learndash...

    Pros

    Suitable for small, internal, and experimental projects. Lacks the sophistication to create a large, scalable, and sellable products.

    Cons

    Unfortunately while it is possible to sell courses through woocommerce, doing so will remove the listed features of the learndash product. Most businesses will end up selling through woocommerce to unlock automations and the power of wordpress (ie adding customers to mailchimp, adding the sale to accounting software, directing a customer post sales path etc). Unfortunately once you make a product available for sale through woocommerce many of the listed product features fail. Most notably the course prerequisite feature. Users can purchase any course available in woocommerce regardless of any restriction or settings made in Learndash.

    Vendor response

    We are really sorry that our product didn't meet the specific needs of your unique use-case. We hope that you have found a solution that works for you. We wanted to address a couple points from this review since it contains misleading information that might confuse others: - Course prerequisites still work when selling with WooCommerce. Content cannot be viewed until all of the determined conditions are first met. -Using WooCommerce to sell courses doesn't expose a business to legal issues. If it is preferred that a product in Woo not be displayed until a prerequisite is completed first then this is indeed possible using LearnDash features.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Learndash is almost a perfect tool for digital courses

    Reviewed 3 months ago
    Pros

    Easy system to use after you learn the basics, you have lot of options, like open a lessons only if the student passed the previous exam, and there is a progress data on every student.if you looking for a tool to create a internet course with exams, LearnDash can do the job for you.

    Cons

    -There is limitations with the design options -there is no option to reset the exam clock even if you close the window and start the exam again, the clock will continue from the last point.

    LearnDash FAQs and common questions

    LearnDash has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $199.00/year
    Pricing model: Subscription


    LearnDash has the following typical customers:
    Mid Size Business, Small Business


    LearnDash supports the following languages:
    English


    Yes, LearnDash has an API available for use.


    LearnDash integrates with the following applications:
    ConvertKit, WooCommerce, Zapier, Wordpress, Gravity Forms, Stripe, Slack, 2Checkout, Mailchimp


    LearnDash offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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