Have you ever thought about delivering online courses through WordPress? I know I have, a heap, and until now that’s been a hell of a difficult experience going through rubbish (and often expensive) plugins. But no longer…
CoursePress allows you to easily create, manage and sell beautiful courses from right in WordPress, and best of all it’s completely free – check it out:
First up, CoursePress comes with pretty much every element you could imagine needing to construct a course – ranging from video, audio and downloads to interactive elements like multiple choice, uploads, long form answers, forum style discussions and even live chat integration right there in your course (for live seminars or students just to hang out).
Then we’ve made it really really simple to setup an absolutely beautiful course, both in terms of the UX and the front end output.
When you activate the plugin you are guided through a helpful getting started experience that’ll have your first course set up in minutes, and then once you’ve got it together you can either choose to use the bundled theme for a beautiful course off the bat – or enjoy the fact that, like all WPMU DEV plugins, this works really well with pretty much any WordPress theme.
And here’s the absolute clincher, you can actually sell courses and take credit card or PayPal payments… and you don’t even have to upgrade to be able to do it – CoursePress comes bundled with our ecommerce solution MarketPress that handles all of that for you seamlessly.
Which, along with full manual (and automated!) student assessment features means that you can sell and provide certification for courses online with absolute ease, through WordPress, at no cost to you. How cool is that :)
Of course, there is a paid upgrade that allows you to create more courses and access more payment gateways, not to mention 400+ other premium plugins, themes, videos and our famous 24/7/365 support.
But realistically you should be absolutely fine with the free version of CoursePress to get your elearning project off the ground.