Learn to create online courses in WordPress quickly and easily with the help of some fantastic LMS (Learning Management Systems) plugins, as well as how to sell your courses, course examples, and more.
Now is a good time if you’ve ever considered launching an online course. E-Learning is going from strength to strength (A billion dollar industry according to analysts), and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon – especially with many people wanting online/remote education since the pandemic. Distance learning is the ‘new normal’ for many.
Of course (no pun intended), this isn’t just about basic K-12 education. Having your niche course about something you’re knowledgeable about is key.
For example, a lesson about building amazing WordPress plugins, or learning to jump rope like a pro – maybe a complete system to win a marathon.
Chances are you know something about something and can teach it to others. And WordPress is an excellent platform on which to create an online course.
We’ll be going through step-by-step how you start an online course on WordPress, from conception to implementation and sales.
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Why Launch an Online Course on WordPress?
There are many reasons why launching a course is beneficial. For example, they:
- Are a minimal investment to get started
- Do not require much technical knowledge
- Give you access to students worldwide
- Provide supplemental income
- Build a community
- Are growing
Plus, virtual learning is becoming more the norm in this day and age. It’s not uncommon like it used to be.
That being said, why WordPress?
There are several reasons why WordPress offers a great solution to hosting your online courses compared to other options. Some of these are touched on in the list above; however, here’s a breakdown of some specific reasons why WordPress is the best.
You Have Control: Launching a course on your own dedicated WordPress website lets you choose the pricing plans and membership levels and run your own business, unlike using a 3rd party online course creator (e.g. Udemy).
Plugins and Themes: As we’ll be going over later in this article, there are plugins and themes to make the process of setting up your online courses simple and easy. Thanks to plugins and themes, it won’t require coding or a lot of technical knowledge to be up and running in no time.
Support: You’ll find that you’ll get support anytime you need it with premium course plugins. Plus, there is support from WordPress management services, such as WPMU DEV, with 24/7 support on any issues that you may run across when creating and running your
This article was written by N. Fakes and originally published on WPMU DEV Blog.