The Most Flexible WordPress LMS for Your Online Learning Website

Save money and increase learner success from your customizable course or membership website that you own and control. All-in-one affordable LMS system to start, run, and grow your business.

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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

Package Your Course Your Way...

LifterLMS Review Nick Usborne

"I've used a number of course creation and delivery platforms over the years. And they were all fine… right up to the day when they weren't. The trouble is, they all want you to package and manage your course the way THEY think you should do it. THEIR feature set. THEIR way to do it.

Now I host all my courses on LifterLMS. TOTALLY different experience, because I'm free to do things MY way. I've never yet hit a wall where LifterLMS didn't enable me to do things the way I wanted.

Love it! Great support and community too."

Nick Usborne teaches conversational copywriting online.
His past clients include Apple, New York Times, Reuters, WebEx, the U.S. Navy and more.

Create, Launch, and Scale Without Limits

You Have Something to Teach. Make Your Digital Training Product...


Build Your Perfect Online Training Program

Create beautiful online courses, quizzes, and more from one screen with our flexible drag and drop course builder. Make simple online courses, advanced multi-instructor training based membership websites, and everything in between. Whether you call it a course, membership site, or learning management system, we help you make it.

"LifterLMS is by far the best designed WordPress LMS platform. It's fast, and reliable. I can reuse lessons, and I can drag & drop individual lessons from one course to another. It keeps my content organized and well structured. " - Isaac Peterson

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Attract Learners and Get Paid

Make money with your skills, knowledge, and experience from your conversion optimized training website. Any pricing and business model is possible. Sell courses. Sell memberships. Sell any training package. Keep it simple or scale up your cashflow through intelligent upsells and recurring revenue. No separate ecommerce or membership plugin required. Accept payments and enrollments instantly without limits.

"In less than 10 months we've gone from $0 to $300,000 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


Maximize Learner Results with Engagement

Empower your students with a world-class online course experience. Keep your learners focused and on track with gamification, assignments, quizzes, coaching, online community, and more. Understand your learners with powerful customizable reporting. Create your unique engagement mix with automation and human interaction to accelerate learner success.

"LifterLMS gives us the tools to serve our learners better. No more just having our members watching videos in a vacuum! Our 30,000+ students earn badges and certificates for completing lessons and courses. They can print and share them to verify that they've completed our training which helps them get hired. Or they just enjoy the rewards as an acknowledgment of their progress." - Shawn Hesketh



Keep Your Course Content Private, Or Not.

Take full control of your training assets with secure content protection, individual user accounts, personalized student dashboards, course access rules, drip content, prerequisites, start dates, launch windows, and all the security features you could ever need. You get to decide who can see what, when, and at what price.

"Now I host all my courses on LifterLMS. TOTALLY different experience, because I'm free to do things MY way. I've never yet hit a wall where LifterLMS didn't enable me to do things the way I wanted." - Nick Usborne


Integrate Your Favorite Tools

Extend your learning management system website's functionality and design to meet your unique vision. Connect your website with your favorite tools through our add-ons, Zapier, and the WordPress ecosystem of themes, plugins, page builders, and blocks. Unlike closed platforms, you can design any learner experience that you imagine. And you can create a truly unique brand that your people will respect.

"LifterLMS is an amazing plugin. It integrates very well with Beaver Builder, Astra theme & makes for a great membership site or online course solution. It's one of those plugins that when you have it, you just don't look anywhere else." - Georges Wansek

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Full Control Over Your Learning Platform

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Why LifterLMS?... 

"LifterLMS is a tool to instantly create & deliver any type of online learning on any topic for anyone anywhere anytime at any scale; with full control over the learning platform"

Get Helpful Support When You Need It

We Help You Through...

Industry Leading Support Desk

Detailed Help Documentation

Live Onboarding Calls

Free Online Training Courses

Topic Specific Training Webinars

Educational Video Tutorials

Detailed Getting Started Guides

Engaged Facebook Group

Weekly Office Hours Mastermind

Presales Phone Consultations

Presales Chat Conversations

Responsive Presales Email 

Presales Q&A Webinars

Personalized Product Demo

Podcasts with Industry Experts

Company Blog and Newsletter

Educational Giveaways

Recommended Resources List

Est. Industry Leadership

Developer Office Hours

Engaged Slack Community

Third Party Experts Program

Product Developer Support Network

Customer Focus Group Calls

Your Ultimate Online Course Website

Get all the tools made by LifterLMS to increase sales, leads, and engagement in your online course or training based membership website

For Health and Fitness Experts

Michelle Winchell, ND, LAc
Michelle Winchell, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Certified Chinese Herbalist, Earth Friendly Medicine

"Incredibly Helpful"

"The team has been incredibly helpful and accessible with all my inquiries. I've really appreciated the responsiveness of their support team. I'm looking forward to working with them for the foreseeable future."

"Intuitive to Use and Very Flexible"

"I could not be happier with LifterLMS. The plugin is intuitive to use and very flexible. The team at LifterLMS is constantly innovating and upgrading the plugin, and the support is very responsive. Best of all - I love that the mission of LifterLMS is focused on the small or solo business person. I feel very cared for and about."

Janet Kennedy
Janet Kennedy

President and Podcast Host, Get Social Health Academy

For Business, Marketing, and Leadership Professionals

Phil Wilson
Phil Willson

Managing Principal, Ninjology LLC

"User Friendly and Not Clunky"

"I've tried dozens of LMS plugins. Everything other than LifterLMS suffers from either prohibitive student user-unfriendliness or clunky course-creation processes. LifterLMS gets my top recommendation."

"Ease of Use and A++ on Service"

"LifterLMS has a clean, intuitive interface that was easy to set up. I host my Twitter Class on it, and it was much easier putting it together than working with other eLearning software. I love that I could just add it to my existing website. LifterLMS also has a blog, YouTube channel, podcast, and Facebook group that I follow closely so I can get the most use out of the plugin. I give them an A+ on ease of use and A++ on service."

Jasmine Powers
Jasmine Powers

Founder + CMO, Twitter Class

For Technologists and Coders

Shawn Hesketh
Shawn Hesketh

Owner, WP101

"The Only Plugin That Checked All the Boxes"

" 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."

"Open Source as Open Source Should Be"

"We're so far very happy with LifterLMS. [Because we are coders] we did make some changes that we contributed back, and the LifterLMS team was quick to approve and merge those. Open source as open source should be, we love it!"

Joost de Valk
Joost de Valk

Founder & CEO, Yoast

For Artists and Musicians

Miss Karin Merx

Online Arts Education

"Made Creating Courses Online a Pleasure"

"We love to work with LifterLMS. It is easy to use for the course creator and the end user. LifterLMS made creating courses online a pleasure."

"5 Figure Launch"

"I have been thinking about offering classes online for years. I found LifterLMS and after creating a simple course outline and filling in the items in the LifterLMS course builder, I had a working course. Just like that!

I was experimenting with a weekly live webinar and impulsively announced that I was creating a course. In days I had my 15 test subjects. I had so much interest I offered a pre-registration at a reduced price. I officially had a 5-figure launch!

Thank you LifterLMS for making it simple and familiar. If you can create a WordPress post, you can create an online course."

Cindi Gay
Cindi Gay

Artist, Cindi Gay Rug Hooking

For Education Entrepreneurs

Sarah Lorenzen @slorenzen

What all LMS softwares should aspire to be!

July 2, 2018

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.

I only wish we started with it right from the start, instead of 5 months in on a massive redesign for the better! It's exceeded all my expectations, increased student engagement, lowered our refund rate, and is a breeze for our team to use.

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!!

The top choice LMS to build a multi-instructor educational platform like Udemy but on WordPress

September 25, 2020

As a non-technical founder, thanks to LifterLMS, I was able to launch a fully-featured and fully-customized multi-instructor educational platform in days.

Instead of spending 6-12 months finding a technical co-founder, trying to raise money, and building the software from scratch, we were able to focus right away on recruiting instructors, publishing quality courses, and platform marketing.

Thank you, LifterLMS team!


Adrian Nutiu
Founder, MadBright and UpJourney

Top 10 Reasons People Like You Chose LifterLMS

I can't believe how much LifterLMS listens to what I have to say when I give feedback or request features. They also often check in to get my opinion on things. They just must care ... a lot.

I can't believe how fast LifterLMS evolves based on the needs of the modern course creator and membership site builder. This is so refreshing compared to the clunky slow moving alternatives out there.

I'm so happy I switched from another LMS because LifterLMS gives me so much more freedom, value for my money, control, platform ownership, and superior features.

With LifterLMS it's kinda like designing and owning a custom home. With other online course platforms and membership site tools it's like renting an apartment. 

The support LifterLMS provides is like nothing I've ever seen before with software tools. The lengths the team goes to help support me and the live Office Hours Mastermind is so refreshing in a world of the average customer support experience.

The community around LifterLMS is clearly helpful, sensitive, and of above average intelligence. I finally found a education entrepreneur community that gets me.

With LifterLMS as an all-in-one solution I can finally stop stringing together all these different products made by different companies that don't always work well together. No separate third party membership, ecommerce, or gamification plugins are required!

LifterLMS is a Learning Management System  that you manage, rather than one that mages you. 

It's obvious this software is made by course creators and membership site builders. It's like LifterLMS knows what I need next before I do.

I chose LifterLMS for the flexibility and scalability. I can easily validate my course or membership idea through pre-selling. Post launch on can scale up with more courses, memberships, coaching packages, and private community opportunities. 

It's like LifterLMS cares about my students' results and completion rates as much or even more than I do.

LifterLMS just works. I dropped in my course content and had my first course up for sale very quickly.

After working with LifterLMS for a while I realized that it's not just a software company. It's so much more  ...  LifterLMS is a course creator success company. 

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LifterLMS Customer Reviews


Easy to Use Awesome Course Plugin

April 2, 2017

A friend told me about LifterLMS as we were both using Teachable. Teachable is super easy to use if you don't know much about coding, etc. But, waiting for my money for what sometimes felt like forever just wasn't cutting it for me. I tested LifterLMS and spoke back and forth with support to get some questions answered. I was hooked. The courses are easy to set up and it works well with BeaverBuilder on WordPress. I purchased the ConvertKit extension and am super pleased with how everything integrates nicely. The team has been so helpful by answering questions quickly in their Facebook Group and have listened to user needs. They did a huge improvement recently and I loved all of the updates. I've had people ask me many times what I use and I am a proud affiliate now. It's definitely a better alternative to course development programs that make you wait nearly 45 days to get paid for what you're teaching. And your users never have to leave your site to take a course. You keep control.


Amazing Functionality for Academic Courses

February 3, 2019

Hands-down the best LMS for higher education I've used. We were using Moodle, and were looking to upgrade to something more modern for several years but nothing offered the same level of functionality. LifterLMS provides a student interface that works directly from our website (thus ensuring regular student interaction with the site itself and our social media), and provides easy access to course materials, timetables, assessments and assessment results. Together with Google for education, they make the perfect online experience for teachers and students alike. Well done! Plus, the technical support is very effective and efficient.


Excellent LMS

December 15, 2018

LifterLMS and its suite of premium add-ons have been invaluable to me in building my LMS website, and their staff have been unfailingly helpful and very capable in answering my questions and helping me to resolve any issues. It's an excellent choice for anyone who wants to build online learning content, and is very easy to use.


Get it all!

February 23, 2018

Hassle-free LMS with compatibility with popular themes and page builders. I also LOVE the drag/drop course builder - and above all it has a WooCommerce integration! All that comes with a friendly team and community around this plugin. Thank you guys and keep it up!


One Year and Big Impact

November 15, 2018

Using Lifter for over one year and I can say that all what they provided for all teaching communities is enormous. Hope they grow bigger and bigger to provide more features! Somehow this plugin changed my life because I made my dream come true and I can provide high quality content what is used by hundreds of students in my country.


Does it So Well

December 1, 2016

Absolutely love this plugin. It hosts a course that has made me thousands and does it so well. Saves me from needing to use a costlier option.


Using LifterLMS Going on 3 Years and...

November 3, 2018

…I love and appreciate all that the team does! They're all heart and soul! They give great support and stay abreast of keeping the LMS cutting edge. Thank you awesome LifterLMS team!


Approachable People

June 1, 2019

I am a beginner and have found the support to be outstanding. I get regular updates and emails from the Founder. For me this makes LifterLMS authentic.


Great LMS

April 17, 2016

Love LifterLMS. Have tried a number of LMS plugins, perhaps almost all by now. I like LifterLMS by far the best and it's super easy.


The best LMS around - easy to work with!

March 1, 2019

I tried several (unfortunately) before I ended up with LifterLMS - and it is so much better than the rest of gang!


Creative & engaging ways to make courses

January 10, 2019

I chose LifterLMS because there are so many creative and engaging ways to make courses. And technical support has fast and very good service.


Best LMS so far

December 15, 2018

LifterLMS is one of the best LMSs I have seen so far. The newly improved Course Builder is dope - the easiest for non-techies.


Got to be the best LMS out there..

June 1, 2017

have got to say this has to be one of the best learning management systems out there..I have tried a few over the last 12 months looking for a way of replacing my external LMS.
This fits the bill 100% and with every update it get better and easier to use with more functions. The LifterLMS support team is fantastic if you ever get stuck with anything…


Has been great!

December 29, 2018

With over 2,000 students it still holds up great. Glad LifterLMS has a great team that helps with any issues you may have. They constantly update the platform and have great tutorials. Really happy with them overall.


Great Support & Elegant, Easy Interface

May 5, 2016

This is shaping up to be my favorite LMS - love the features and plan to migrate all my courses over to it. Amazing support for such a full-featured program. Thanks to the LifterLMS team.


Best of the Best

January 10, 2019

In one week I did what I wanted to do in 4 months! Just unbelievable. Thanks guys so much for coming up with this plugin.


Great Product!

March 2, 2019

I set out to create a educational website and initially got quotes of $15-20k. I used LifterLMS and I've created a professional look/feel for under $1k. I love LifterLMS!

Use the World's Best WordPress LMS Plugin as a Solution for any of these Use Cases

LifterLMS helps teachers, coaches, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, and continuing ed providers build and own custom WordPress websites for ...
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Online Courses & Membership Sites
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"Our mission is to accelerate yours." ~ Chris Badgett, LifterLMS CEO

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The Cost of Not Moving Forward with LifterLMS

Without LifterLMS You're Exposed to Making 2 Critical Mistakes ...
Mistake #1

Trapped on a Hosted LMS

You fell prey to the hosted membership site or course platform promise ... only to discover later how under-powered, generic looking, and overpriced it is

Mistake #2

Poorly Built WordPress Stack

You made the right call by choosing WordPress, but chose the wrong tools ... resulting in a buggy Software Frankenstein hot mess of a website

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