Good LMS plugins can be hard to come by. Due to the complex nature of paid course websites, it can be hard to land that perfect plugin which comes with everything you need without being overly expensive.
This is doubly true if you want fancier features like student grading and course builders. Sure, you could just get a standard-grade paywall plugin, but you’re missing out on a lot of features specially built for educational websites.
Looking for an affordable LMS plugin to fill that niche? MasterStudy LMS might be just the thing. With a fair range of features, an affordable price, and a free version of the plugin available for test driving, there’s plenty of good things to say about this one.
What is MasterStudy LMS?
If you’re creating a course website similar to the likes of Coursera and Udemy, a graded learning system for students, or offering any sort of educational content, MasterStudy LMS is a powerful and affordable solution.
It’s also very easy to set up and comes with extensive documentation, which is a big plus. The clean UI means you won’t get overwhelmed as easily.
Along with a live demo you can test to see it in action, there’s a free version of the plugin too. This includes all the basics like unlimited courses, lessons, and instructors, along with extra features like the course builder, quiz creator, messaging, and multiple monetization options.
While the real magic is definitely in the paid version of the plugin, the lite version is still fairly powerful and contains no annoying restrictions.
MasterStudy Pro has a simple pricing plan, $54.99/year or $149 for a lifetime subscription. This is valid for one website, but you can get a discount on multi-site purchases.
With this you get advanced features including course prerequisites/content drip, the front-end course builder, assignments, live streaming, and several premium integrations.
How Does MasterStudy LMS Work?
The premise here is simple, and it works similarly to other online learning platforms. When you first install the plugin the setup wizard will prompt you to select a business type.
Your first option is to select “Individual” if you are going to be publishing all courses as a single person/entity – think like how WP101 is the only one to publish on their site. Your second choice is “Marketplace” which offers a setup more like SkillShare. With this you can invite instructors to teach, create courses on
This article was written by Brenda Barron and originally published on WPExplorer.