LifterLMS is a powerful WordPress LMS plugin that makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses and training based membership websites. LifterLMS works with any well-coded WordPress theme and all the popular WordPress page builders (like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, etc.). As an engaged WordPress community member, LifterLMS actively encourages and helps other great plugins integrate with LifterLMS like Affiliate WP, Monster Insights, WP Fusion, the most popular form plugins, GamiPress, Astra Pro, the Course Scheduler, and many more. You can also connect your WordPress LMS website to 1,500+ other apps via Zapier. LifterLMS is one of only 11 WordPress plugins listed in the Zapier app directory.
LifterLMS strikes a beautiful balance in being an all-in-one solution while also integrating with other best of breed technologies relevant to course creators and membership site owners.
Similar to WooCommerce and WordPress, LifterLMS gives back to the open source WordPress community by contributing the core LifterLMS plugin for FREE for the world to benefit from. We believe in free distributed learning for all. LifterLMS exists to democratize education in the digital classroom.
At it’s core LifterLMS exists to lift up others through education.
You do NOT need a separate ecommerce or membership plugin made by a different company to use LifterLMS! All that and more is included with LifterLMS so you can avoid the “Software Frankenstein” problem (too many plugins made by different companies that don’t work well together have different levels of support).
LifterLMS is also known for having a thriving well supported user community through, active listening, social engagement and robust documentation.
We encourage you to get to know us by signing up for a $1 temporary 30 Day website on our servers with the core LifterLMS plugin AND all the premium add-ons installed. This demo allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes to your demo site so you can see them in action together.
Are you ready to Try LifterLMS for $1? 🚀
You’ll see why so many people like you are starting with or switching to LifterLMS.
Who Uses LifterLMS?
- WordPress Freelancers
- WordPress Agencies
- WordPress Educators like Shawn Hesketh at WP101
- IT Departments
- Marketing Agencies
- CEU Publishers
- Enterprise Companies
- DIY (Do It Yourselfers)
What Types of People Use LifterLMS?
The WordPress developers, designers & IT pros who build LMS websites and training portals for clients, employers & themselves
Do-it-yourself innovators who are looking to create high value online courses, coaching or training based membership websites
People who have outgrown a hosted platform or an incomplete WordPress stack looking for more power, control and better support
Who Makes LifterLMS?
The LifterLMS team is a diverse group of talented course creators, developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs. Before developing the LifterLMS product we consulted and built custom training based membership sites for clients all over the world. It was through many years experience building high end custom WordPress LMS websites for the expert industry, that the LifterLMS project was born.
Because 5 years ago we couldn’t find a plugin that provided a rock solid all-in-one foundation for training websites, we decided to build LifterLMS and contribute the core plugin to you and the WordPress community.
LifterLMS is course & membership creation software built by course creators and a talented technical team. We understand WordPress, ecommerce, eLearning, engagement, gamification, conversion optimization, the website building industry, and the needs of the online teacher coach, and training professional.
You can learn more about the people behind LifterLMS here.
LifterLMS By The Numbers …
- 4,348,041 Enrollments powered by LifterLMS
- 6,570,731 Course and lesson completions powered by LifterLMS
- 86,807 Achievement badges awarded by LifterLMS
- 120,728 Certificates awarded by LifterLMS
- Over 9,000 active installs
- 108 5 star reviews
Start with our core free plugin and scale-up as your business grows!
Make Money Building an Education-Based Business
- Credit card payments
- One-time payments
- Recurring payments
- Payment plans
- Unlimited pricing models
- Free courses
- Course bundles
- Private coaching upsells
- Bulk sales
- Affiliate ready
- Native sales pages
- Offline sales
- Customizable enrollment
- Country and currency
- E-commerce dashboard
- Credit card management
- Subscription switching
- Payment switching
- Native Zapier integration
- Multimedia lessons
- Course builder
- Drip Content
- Course tracks
- Assignments (coming soon)
- Quiz time limits
- Student dashboard
- Lesson downloads
- Course import & export
- Discussion areas
- Instructional design
- Forum integrations
- Graphics pack
- Course reviews
Engage Your Students
- Achievement badges
- Personalized email
- Social learning
- Private coaching
- Text messaging
- Sitewide membership
- Course bundles
- Traditional memberships
- Automatic course enrollment
- Bulk course enrollment
- Content restrictions
- Members-only payment plans
- Private group discussions
- Members-only forums
Integrate with the Tools You Need
- Payment gateways
- Email marketing
- Mobile friendly
- Use any theme
- Built for compatibility
- E-learning authoring tools
- Tin Can API (xAPI)
Secure and Protect Your Content
- Course protection
- User account management and registration
- Members-only content
- Restricted access
- Password management
Own and Manage Your Platform
- Detailed reporting
- Email notifications
- Bulk enrollments
- Student management
- Access management
- Web design management
- Branding & Typography
- LMS Roles
- Require terms
- Testing tools
- Technical support
- 30 Days of live weekly onboarding calls called Liftoff Sessions
- Live office hours
- Free training courses
- Free training webinars
- Setup wizard
- Detailed documentation
- Dynamic resources
- Demo course
- System analyzer
- User community
- REST API
- Developer ecosystem
- Recommended Resources for course creators
- The LifterLMS Official Homepage
- The LifterLMS Knowledge base
- The LifterLMS Blog
- The LifterLMS Podcast
- The LifterLMS Academy
- The LifterLMS Developer Blog
Extend and Enhance LifterLMS with Add-ons
Increase your training program’s value with these engagement add-ons
- LifterLMS Advanced Quizzes
- LifterLMS Assignments
- LifterLMS Private Areas
- LifterLMS Social Learning
- LifterLMS Advanced Video
- LifterLMS Custom Fields
- LifterLMS Groups (Scheduled to Release: 2/10/20)
Integrate with the third-party tools you know and love
- LifterLMS Stripe
- LifterLMS PayPal
- LifterLMS Authorize.Net
- LifterLMS WooCommerce
- LifterLMS ConvertKit
- LifterLMS MailChimp
Make your learning platform beautiful
Our world-class support has your back and all of our paid products include priority private support with the LifterLMS development team
- LifterLMS Support Ticket System
- Liftoff Sessions access with live screensharing
- LifterLMS Office Hours is weekly Mastermind group hosted by LifterLMS CEO Chris Badgett
Save Big with a Bundle
Save money while unlocking the full potential of your learning platform
- Level up your online course website with our ecommerce, design, marketing technology, and automation tools with the Universe Bundle
- Add even more engagement and student transformation potential to your immersive training programs with our entire suite of products including advanced features used by the best teachers, experts, and coaches with the Infinity Bundle
Give LifterLMS a Try
There are many ways to take LifterLMS for a test drive
- Go ahead and install the free core LifterLMS plugin right now
- Get a temporary 30 Day website on our servers with the core LifterLMS plugin AND all the premium add-ons installed. This demo website allows you to test drive all the add-ons before you invest. You can even add your other favorite plugins & themes, but this demo site is not something you get to keep after the 30 days are over. Try LifterLMS for $1 now.
- Another way to test LifterLMS out is to see what the student experience is like. Take a free course on how to build a LifterLMS website in 20 minutes. Take a Free Course now.
What Others Are Saying
“WP101.com serves more than 30,000 members, so it’s no small challenge to migrate to a new membership plugin. We spent more than a year carefully evaluating dozens of LMS and membership plugins before we finally discovered LifterLMS. It was the only plugin that checked all the boxes for our needs. And the LifterLMS team also shares our passion for creating better online learning experiences. In particular, we deeply resonate with their goal of restoring the human touch to online learning—something that is absent from most online courses today.”
Shawn Hesketh, Owner, WP101
“As a former School Teacher, professional User Experience Designer, and current online course creator – I can honestly attribute much of our success to LifterLMS and it’s consideration for multiple learning modalities, UI/UX out of the box, and natural student Engagement opportunities. In less than 10 months we’ve gone from $0 to $300K in revenue with LifterLMS playing a huge part in that!! I’m looking forward to everything that comes next from the creators of LifterLMS!!”
Sarah Lorenzen, Teacher, Entrepreneur
“LifterLMS has been the best decision we have made towards the build out of our online Learning Management site and community. The breadth and depth of what Lifter offers in a few WordPress plugins exceeds anything else we evaluated as it includes: easy course construction, integrated eCommerce, community capabilities, gamification and the support for delivery of 1-on-1 coaching collaboration services. Lifter also has pre-built integrations with other key WordPress technologies we wanted to use. Lifter has attracted a solid community and support network of leading experts to help guide anyone who wants to transform the world or their industry with online training. Chris and the Lifter team are real people, and they care.”
Michael Wolf, CEO, emPowering NOW LLC (Golden XPR)
“I bought/installed LifterLMS yesterday then spent the day having a blast! Two years ago I started writing a book, which morphed into wanting to present the material online in a more interactive way. I started my website from scratch in January and installing the LMS was a milestone moment! A milestone moment that turned out to be one joy right after the other! I’m always amazed when something is made easy! The LifterLMS product is amazing!! Power to the people! Really quite extraordinary to have something so helpful be able to be in the hands of regular folk.”
Margot Worthy, Author, Teacher
LifterLMS in Action
- Success Stories — Discover these amazing stories and accomplishments from our community.
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Join Our Growing Community
When you download LifterLMS, you join a thriving community of education entrepreneurs, developers, and WordPress enthusiasts. We’re one of the fastest growing open source eLearning communities online, and you are welcome here.
If you’re interested in contributing to LifterLMS, head over to the LifterLMS GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.
Want to add a new language to LifterLMS? Swell! You can contribute at translate.wordpress.org.
Also I’d like to invite you to the LifterLMS VIP Facebook group so you can check out what other LifterLMS users are up to and ask questions to the community. We also have an engaged LifterLMS Slack community with live developer office hours if you would like to connect in Slack.
The mission of LifterLMS is to democratize education in the digital classroom. Our vision is to lift up others through education.
We invite you to let us guide you to a successful training platform through our WordPress LMS technology, trainings and support systems. We want you to avoid the common mistakes, avoid the Software Frankenstein problem, and NOT waste any time.
LifterLMS helps you ACCELERATE.
Here’s What I’d Like You To Do Next …
Install the free LifterLMS plugin on your website from here on WordPress, then …
Minimum System Requirements
- PHP 7.2 or later
- MySQL 5.6 or later
- WordPress 4.0 or later
Visit our full system requirements for additional information.
This is the simplest way to install LifterLMS as it utilizes WordPress to handle file transfers and you never need to leave the web browser or admin panel.
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
- Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
- In the search field type “LifterLMS” and click “Search Plugins”
- Once you’ve located LifterLMS click “Install Now”
- Once installation is complete, click “Activate”
To manually install LifterLMS you’ll need to download the zip file using the “Download” link on this screen. You’ll then need to use FTP to manually upload the files to the proper directory on your webserver.
Please see this WordPress Codex document for full instruction on Manual Plugin Installation.
After installing LifterLMS for the first time you will be redirected to the Setup Wizard. This wizard will walk quickly configure LifterLMS so you can get to course creating as quickly as possible. At the conclusion you’ll have the option to import a sample course.
You can return to the setup wizard at any time by following these steps.