LearnDash is one of the most popular WordPress-based learning management systems out there today. With its robust core features and plentiful add-ons to integrate additional functionalities into the website, it is now on par with LMS giants like Sensei and WP Courseware.
However, when it comes to deciding which LearnDash Themes or plugins to choose for your LMS, it might get a little complicated. So we’ve collected 10 plugins you can consider for your LearnDash website, that add a beautiful interface and out-of-the-box functionalities to your online course making it one of a kind!
Why extend LearnDash?
While building an e-learning website with LearnDash, i.e., the plugins you can choose for extending the functionality of your website. As we have mentioned before, LearnDash has plenty of default features in the core package.
Having said that, it is not possible to include everything in the main plugin as all functionalities might not be useful for all course authors, and might lead to unnecessary code bloat. This is where the add-ons come in handy.
Here we shortlist 12+ add-ons that can enrich your LearnDash website adding knick-knacks to ease course creation and management.
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Every e-learning system needs and e-commerce module. Not only does it help monetize your website, but it also makes keeping track of your transactions easier. To this end, WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads are both great options, useful for selling course online. Strictly speaking, as most of the courses are digital, you tend to consider EDD as the platform of choice, and that is good. When it comes to selling purely digital goods, no other plugin can hold a candle to EDD.
However, if you have substantial expansion on your mind, WooCommerce is the way to go. The latter supports physical and digital products both and has a ton of additional resources which can be used to leverage features like product bundling and enquiry systems to the maximum possible extent. LearnDash has free integration add-ons for WooCommerce and EDD both, available on the official add-ons page.
2. Advanced Course Manager
Although LearnDash is mostly user-friendly, course building is still a bit of a chore. You have to keep going back and forth between the courses, lessons, topics, and quizzes to add the content to the topics and arrange the flow in the course. The Advanced Course Manager extension eliminates this to-and-fro travel by providing a drag-and-drop course builder on the Course Edit page. In addition, it also has extensive options for students to connect easily to the instructors and vice versa, for quicker doubt clearing.
This article was written by Kyla and originally published on WPExplorer.