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How to Build a Learning Management System with LifterLMS

In this free course, you will discover how LifterLMS empowers you to easily create, sell and protect engaging online courses.

If you’re serious about your online course, LMS or membership project, be sure to become a LifterLMS Pro Member so you can get priority private support, some graphic design assets (achievement badge packs & certificate backgrounds), and access to special discounts and promotions that only LifterLMS Pro Members can take advantage of.



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148 thoughts on “How to Build a Learning Management System with LifterLMS”

  1. Valerie Cudnik says:

    Wow… the ‘how to create lessons’ lesson disappeared! That’s sort of a critical one, isn’t it?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Thank you Valerie for bringing that to our attention. We had it in draft status. You’re right! That is a critical one.

  2. Mary Cate O'Malley says:

    I have a quick question on what is better, to install this on my Genesis/Dynamik Web Builder main site, or in a subfolder with its own WP installation.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Mary, this is one of the problems we solved with LifterLMS that some other WPLMS systems have. You can install it on your main site if you like. It does not require a separate install on a subdomain or subdirectory to function. Some people do put their “online school” in a subdomain just to separate it from their main site, but this is not necessary unless it’s desired for a different reason.

  3. MaryAnne Graham says:

    Will the courses I have created in Captivate 8, published as html5 be supported?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Marry, Currently if you can embed Captivate 8 in a WordPress page or post, you can embed it in a LifterLMS lesson. Adobe Storyline and Captivate is on our list to look at in closer detail in the future depending on the amount of interest we get on integration with these authoring tools.

      1. Douglas Barnes says:

        Glad to hear you are on this. Captivate is make or break for me.

        Captivate reportedly has some issues on WP sites. There was a free plugin to solve integration issues that has recently gone SaaS for $99/yr. If LifterLMS can iron out those bumps, all the better.

        1. LifterLMS says:

          Would you mind sharing the WP Captivate SaaS plugin URL so we can take a look at what they’re up to?

      2. Navi Naidoo says:

        Hi Lifter Team , Captivate & Storyline support are crucial requirements for quality content material and its presentation style which help make a course Great.
        I would sincerely request that the Supa-Dupa LifterLMS team please give serious thought to the seamless integration & support for content generated with these tools.

        1. LifterLMS says:

          Hey Navi,

          Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. We are aware that there is demand for these integrations. We’ve seen some people integrate Captivate into LifterLMS in it’s current state with the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/insert-or-embed-adobe-captivate-content-into-wp/

  4. latonyapolk says:

    I am interested. How long before Stripe integration will go live?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Stripe is next in line on our development timeline after a few course creation process improvements.

      1. dan.m says:

        I’m looking to implement something in the next 2-3 weeks (must launch by April 28)… stripe is a BIG issue for me… MUST have. Do you have a time line/frame for integration?

        1. LifterLMS says:

          Hey Dan,

          The new course builder launches today as well as some upgrades to the Infusionsoft extension. Stripe 1 time payments is done; we’re just polishing off the recurring payments piece, and it should launch this week.

      2. Colin says:

        I will buy once stripe is integrated. It’s a deal-breaker at this point.

        1. LifterLMS says:

          You can now accept credit card payments for your courses and memberships on your LifterLMS website via Stripe: https://lifterlms.com/marketplace/

    2. LifterLMS says:

      The Stripe functionality for LifterLMS launched today: https://lifterlms.com/marketplace/

  5. david says:

    here is a link to the Captivate-within-Wordpress plugin that i’m aware of. haven’t tried it yet.


  6. bob-askew says:

    Can you make the appearance of the certificate look more professional?
    Is it possible to add and arrange artwork on the certificate?
    Make the certificate fill the whole page?
    Remove the headers and footers?
    This link is to an example of my current certificate

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Yes, the LifterLMS certificate is extremely flexible. We’ve built it so you can add your own custom backgrounds, and as far as the content of the certificate, you can arrange your artwork within the certificate itself. There is a visual editor where you can customize the certificate copy, add merge fields (to bring in things like the student name), and art work.

  7. morgan-63 says:

    Is it possible to restrict access not only to the page, but also to the individual word or videos?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      You can restrict access to any course content, like the lesson content, simply by making it a free or paid course. The LifterLMS Membership functionality allows you to sell restrict access to groups of courses and other content on your site that you’d like to have inside the membership.

  8. jonathan.dolan says:

    Hello. Is there a way to collapse the sections? I have three courses with about 60-80 lessons in each course. Those can each be divided up into seven sections. I figure it would be easier to look at seven sections than 80 lessons at a time.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Jonathan, Not at this point for collapsable sections. We’ll consider adding it in a future version if we get enough interest in this feature. Alternatively you could work with a developer to achieve this.

  9. dan says:

    Is there an example of what your checkout page looks like?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Dan, Here’s an example of the checkout page with the LifterLMS Stripe integration enabled for credit card processing: https://lifterlms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Checkout-Page-LifterLMS-with-Stripe.jpg

  10. Does LifterLMS support SCORM or TinCan for reporting assessment data from Adobe Captivate into LifterLMS?

    We have many instructional modules that were built with Adobe Captivate and packaged into a SCORM package,. We normally deploy those packages via BlackBoard. When a student launches the module and takes the embedded assessment, his/her score is then reported back into the LMs grade book seamlessly.

    It would be attractive to me, if we could use LifterLMS to not only deploy modules built with Captivate but also automatically capture the students performance on assessment via SCORM or TinCan.


    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Carlos, We don’t have official SCORM or TinCan support at this point. It is a popular request and we are exploring options though nothing is definite yet on the product roadmap: https://lifterlms.com/roadmap/

  11. cmbrooks says:

    The LMS sidebars do not work for me. Things work if I use the Genesis Theme primary and secondary sidebars and include the widgets there.

    How do I get rid of the sidebars on the My Courses Page. You have a video there but you don’t explain how you did this. Right now I have the following text:
    Course progress: Course progress can only be displayed on course or lesson posts!
    Course syllabus: Course progress can only be displayed on course or lesson posts!
    I’d like to replace this with my own text and/or an image

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Sorry to hear about this. Please post this in the support forums or email help@lifterlms.com and let us know which theme you are using.

  12. Andrew Lian says:

    I am interested in developing all of my materials using authoring packages such as Articulate and Lectora – and then have them send the results of quizzes and completions to the LMS (in the same way as SCORM or Tin Can but perhaps better or more flexibly). It seems that you do not have this capability at the moment. Do you intend to develop something like that in the future and, if so, when? Management issues are usually make or break for LMS.

    Thanks a lot

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Andrew,

      Thanks for your questions. We have not explored working with Articulate content or Tin Can at this stage, but it is a trending feature request.

      I’d be really interested in exploring what you mean by sending data to the LMS in a “better or more flexible” way. The reason I ask is we’ve seen a lot of legacy “baggage” in the elearning industry and prefer to build better solutions than tie into antiquated methods that are generally accepted, but in the love/hate status category.

      Any candid feedback is greatly appreciated.

  13. steve says:

    Hi , I did read a comment a little higher up . We are currently using quite a advanced LMS system but our short courses would suit this perfectly. We have quite a few hundred short courses and they are laid out the same way with approx. 10 sections and 10 questions to each section with learner guides. All questions are self assessed for these. Is this something I can set up somehow to break down the amount of questions . The “House to Create a Course” seems to indicate that you can add sections and lessons to your course.
    Kind regards,

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Steve,

      It sounds like LifterLMS might work for this. I’m not sure I fully understand what you mean by “Is this something I can set up somehow to break down the amount of questions.” Can you clarify what you need? LifterLMS is built on having courses which are comprised of sections and lessons. If the questions are assessed, perhaps you can just add those to the lesson content.

  14. tric01 says:

    When we purchase LifterLMS, do we also get unlimited updates to the software/plugin…all of the items on the development roadmap?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      When you purchase LifterLMS you are purchasing an annual license which gives you access to updates and support for 1 year. If a year goes by and you do not renew you will no longer receive plugin updates or have access to support. The roadmap lets you know where we’re going with development, but doesn’t give exact new feature delivery dates.

  15. charlie says:

    Is there a bulk upload for quiz questions? I am considering switching to your platform and this would save me hundreds of hours. Just to be clear- I have thousands of questions in excel format and want a bulk upload function so I could upload large numbers of questions at the same time.
    Also- is there a “practice” mode where a question rationale/ answer is provided after each answer?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      We do not have a bulk upload for quiz questions, but a skilled developer could help you execute this quickly.

      There is not a practice mode per se, but we have something very similar rolling out shortly where messages are displayed depending on how the question was answered.

  16. maximilian.Rico says:

    I really enjoyed this course guys ! thank you very much 🙂

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Glad you liked it!

  17. Sven says:

    Hey guys,
    really nice project!
    Is it responsive, so you can watch lessons while being in the bus or tram?


    1. Sven says:

      What about the files, like audio and vidoe. Are they save, so users can not download them.
      Wel, they could buy my course, download it all and then say they want to have their money back.
      Is it secure in this way?

      1. LifterLMS says:

        We recommend protecting video files with a service like vimeo pro wrhere you can restrict the video to only be able to be visible on your LMS website domain name. I believe you can do a similar restriction with soundcloud for audio. You can also self host your assets with Amazon if you like. The option to provide a download link in your lessons for the embedded media is up to you. But if you decide to do that, a customer downloads, and then you refund them, there is nothing you can do to get that media file off their computer.

    2. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Sven,

      Yes it’s responsive so it will look great and lay out well on any device with a nice responsive theme of your choosing. It’s not a mobile app, it’s for a website, so you will need an internet connection to keep moving through it. Though for example if your’re using vimeo pro for your private video embed needs, and the video has loaded and you go out of a reception, as long as you stay on that screen, the video will continue to play.

  18. g7161499 says:

    Read the threads and responses and it looks like this has potential, however there are still quite a few “unknowns” at this point in regards to some of the questioned functionality.

    We own most of the other similar tools on the market from Learndash, WP Courseware all the way through to those done by WPMUDEV etc. The main reason we invest in these tools is to be able to honestly provide independent feedback after using them in our own online training businesses.

    The membership piece is probably the most outstanding feature of this tool because having to join an LMS to a separate membership system, even if it’s top-notch ones like Wishlist, it’s still a dis-jointed setup.

    Looking forward to seeing how this compares after going through the course.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Thank you for the feedback. Glad you’re excited about the integrated membership feature!

  19. Paul Galan says:

    The LMS looks great and built in such a way that they can be customized easily. Because we have a lot of free LMS like Moodle( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodle ) available in the market, it has become a highly competitive area. One easy way to determine what is required is to identify the needs and look for an option in accordance with your needs. I’ve had the opportunity to work on software like Skyprep( https://skyprep.com/ ) which served it’s purpose well. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on Lifter as well.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Sounds great Paul. Welcome to LifterLMS.

  20. barlowski says:

    Im considering on getting lifterlms to run my content, but I was wondering is there a way to bulk upload the lessons? I have over 1400 media files and doing them by hand is going to be a nightmare.. Any tips? FTP support to generate posts (lessonsin this case) or something like that?

    i’m also migrating from joomla a few thousands users and posts so this has to work.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      We don’t currently have a way to bulk upload lessons from media files. I would encourage you to get an estimate from one of our development partners, codeable, on auto generating lessons and importing users from Joomla: https://lifterlms.com/codeable/

  21. naveen.prem says:


    Is there in option in LifterLMS to setup faculty assigned to courses?


    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Naveen,

      Currently you can use the WordPress author role to assign a course to a faculty member or teacher. There is an option to display the author on the courses so that can show up on the front end as well.

  22. Nadya says:


    Do you offer live video streaming for running a live workshop or is this only for previously recorded video files?

    I will likely buy if I can get the live streaming since only a few other platforms offer this.

    Thank you,

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Nadya,

      We’ve seen some LifterLMS customers pull off incredible live streaming live workshop results inside their lessons with a simple integration with http://livestream.com/

      After the live event is over, many do in fact decide re use the recording as a pre recorded video file.

      Please let us know if you have further q’s.

  23. Patrizio says:


    The solution I am searching for is for internal staff training. For doing it I need to create levels an assign users to each level (the user don’t opt-in, it is mandatory), so that each user has access only to the courses that are assign to each level. No e-commerce functionality is needed. Is it possible with your membership module?

    Also, we use the wordpress site as an intranet with the staff already registered in wordpress, the site is already locked using All-In-One intranet plug-in (https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-intranet/). Is Your plug-in compatible with this configuration?



    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Patrizio,

      Yes you could do this scenario with closed registration, free courses inside of membership levels. You could include a course in multiple membership levels if you needed to.

      I checked out that intranet plugin by the way. That looks cool. LifterLMS also has a setting where you can lock down the full site. From what I can tell, there should be no conflicts with that plugin.

      Please let us know if you have further q’s.

  24. Martin says:

    Hi there, is there ANY chance to watch your course on creating eLearning course with LifterLMS prior buying it??? I would like to see how easy it is to use it and when clicking on “Demo” I can only access page where I am allowed to add my credentials, but there is no chance to register…

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Martin,

      Yes there is. The dev team is currently working on the demo site. In the meantime, you can see some of the videos in the demo course here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx4tNLSmgY6uTTr1Ie4kdC8ytL4heWqDq

  25. boogieboss says:


    This looks promising on a lot of different fronts. But there’s a couple of things that, unless they can be changed, would be a deal breaker for me. It all has to do with the front end interface.

    One simple way to put it would be : is there a way for me to make LifterLMS look and function exactly like Fedora on the Front End? Is it just a matter of customizing the CSS or is there more?

    To be specific :

    – the course page. The overall look and those rounded gray rectangles really don’t do it for me. Here’s Fedora in comparison : http://byregina.usefedora.com/courses/go-independent

    – the lesson page. Having the widgets on the sidebar is cool, but can we make the interface exactly like Fedora’s? What would it take? http://byregina.usefedora.com/courses/go-independent/lectures/310747

    – last but not least, is there a way to jump to the next lesson automatically when clicking the “Mark as Complete” button in a lesson? (Again, like Fedora) It would be so much more intuitive and practical, for me.

    Again, as much as I’m clearly in love with Fedora’s interface, I really want to go with LifterLMS so that I don’t have to host my courses elsewhere. I really hope you can help with these questions!

    Thanks a lot,

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey boogieboss,

      What a cool name! Yes you can customize the look of LifterLMS using CSS quite a bit. In the hands of a skilled developer you can modify the templates to your heart’s content.

      To make the sidebar widget close to fedora, you would need to develop the SVG icons for the content types and program that accordion like functionality in your theme or in a child theme.

      We don’t have the auto advance functionality on Mark Complete click, but it’s on our radar. You can see where we’ve been here: https://lifterlms.com/roadmap/

      If you re not well versed in development, I would recommend you solicit a quote from one of our development partners, codeable, to see what it would cost to implement the user stories you mentioned above to get the exact look you’re going for. You can request a quote here: https://lifterlms.com/codeable/

      I agree. It’s great to own your own LMS! I hope we can find a way to make LifterLMS work for you.

      1. boogieboss says:

        Hey, thanks for your response!

        Unfortunately the auto advance functionality is a must have for me, not having it makes the process way too clunky for my taste.

        Since the functionality is not on the roadmap (unless I missed something?) but just “on your radar”, without a timeline I’m afraid I’m gonna have to pass for now.

        If there’s any way at all you guys could keep me informed on this particular issue I would greatly appreciate it! The moment you fix this I would be down to give LifterLMS a try.


        1. LifterLMS says:

          Hey Boggieboss,

          I appreciate your perspective. We’ll reach back out when the autoadvance option goes live.

          All the best!

  26. demo says:

    like many other lms plugin vendors, you focus on all the features. You do not take a blank site and show from start to finish how to create a functioning site. This means you do not show the home page, the product page, the payment buttons and customization etc.. You assume the creation of the course, lesson etc.. is enough but you miss completely the rest. Its a pity that you cant do a complete demo from A-Z.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Thank you for the feedback. We do plan on releasing a new and improved more complete demo soon. Until then, here is a link to our socumentation to help round out perspective on how LifterLMS works: https://lifterlms.readme.io/

      1. Nic says:

        demo on this page does not work
        java script void….

        1. LifterLMS says:

          I can’t seem to replicate the issue. Everything seems to be working fine. Please let me know if the issue is persisting for you.

  27. lennykelley says:

    Is it possible to make the sessions timed?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      You can put a time limit on quizzes, limit the number of attempts, and require a specific passing percentage.

      You can not however time the lessons themselves.

      Does that answer you question?

  28. Sue says:

    I like the idea of this. Two questions:
    1. Does LifterLMS work well using OptimizePress2 as a theme?
    2. Does LifterLMS offer some kind of analytics/reporting (other than tagging) so you can see how active members are on your membership site?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Sue,

      I am not aware of a specific example of someone using OptimizedPress2 as a theme with LifterLMS, but LifterLMS is designed to work with any well coded WP theme. If you encounter any issues or questions with your site setup, our support team is on standby to help.

      LifterLMS has a lot of different analytics and reporting options. Check out this video to see a demo of the analytics: http://demo.lifterlms.com/lesson/analytics-and-student-management/

  29. EllaRa says:


    Do you plan to add a much needed Peer Review&Assessment functionality?
    May I suggest you to work with BuddyBoss (their Social Learner theme is just great)?


    1. LifterLMS says:

      Yes we plan on adding assignment functionality. Check out our podcast episode with the maker of BuddyBoss. Please let Michael know if you’d like to see a Social Learner integration for LifterLMS.

  30. tetus41280 says:

    I have a question about optimizing my SEO sitemap. I notice that LifterLMS includes certificates, lessons, quizzes – do I want to exclude all these from my sitemap to improve my SEO?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      To improve SEO, exclude certificates, but not quizzes and especially not lessons. It’s also a good SEO practice to make your best lesson or a few of your best lessons free.

  31. Avijee says:

    I need to have hundreds of MCQs (multiple choice questions) / Question Bank. Do you ofer this feature?


    1. LifterLMS says:

      We don’t have question banks yet, but we currently have the ability to randomize and weighting of individual questions.

  32. Anna A. says:

    When you make a free demo of a blank site and show from start to finish how to create a functioning site, including the home page, the product page, the payment buttons and customization etc.., email me asap and let me know. I am looking for simplicity. Thanks.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Thank you for the feedback. We’ll reach out when no demo resources become available.

  33. jgelder says:

    I just finished how to create course tracks and it got a fatal error.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Sorry to hear that. Please contact support on that from inside your account on LifterLMS.com

  34. Michaels says:

    We got 10 courses ; every course have more than 30 sections, each section have more than 80 lessons and the goal is (in 3 years) more than 1000 lessons.
    How’s the plugging navigation, layout, menu, admin for such a number of lesson
    Web site speed etc….
    Thank’s for answer

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Michael,

      LifterLMS can handle big courses. If you use our sidebar widget that displays the whole course, it might get a little tall.

      I have seen some people change their model with giant course in LifterLMS to selling a Membership that contains a group of courses where each course was one of the old sections.

      LifterLMS is fast and performant. If you care about speed and have lots of users and lots of traffic, it’s important to have good hosting.

      Please let us know if you have further q’s.

  35. razvanghebaur says:


    Is there a plan in developing SCORM integration? Bluntly put, upload and track results for SCORM content.

    Thanks and congrats 4 the good job!

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Currently there is not a Scorm integration. It is a trending request. You could cast your vote for that feature on our public feature voting page here: https://trello.com/c/M3gtlnd7/41-scorm-integration

  36. scott.walls says:

    Interested in this product, but unsure what the Vimeo exposure will be. Currently in Litmos. Release tech videos for corporations. Litmos now charging per portal and getting pricey. Lifter adn WP are super cheap…but what about Vimeo with 20 gig of video being served to 30+ people….200+ people sporadically?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Scott,

      Vimeo is a solid video hosting and streaming option. Vimeo Pro works great for many. Check out “Vimeo Pro Unlimited” if you have any concerns about the limits.

  37. faith says:

    Hi there!

    It’s possible in the future I may want to have multiple instructors for my courses.

    Do you have the ability for multiple admin logins (so that they can build/tweak their courses, but not have access to the financials)?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Yes you can have multiple instructors or course authors. Currently we don’t have an advanced user role management system to isolate courses, LifterLMS settings, and course analytics to specific teachers. It’s on our radar for the future.

      1. faith says:

        Thanks! The future is great as it’s not something that I need right away, but is definitely something I’m planning on, so good to know it’s on your radar. 😉

  38. faith says:

    One more question. Is it possible to set up an affiliate program for my courses?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Faith,

      For now, you can use LifterLMS with AffiliateWP with therir [affiliate_conversion_script] shortcode if you would like to use AffiliateWP.

      1. faith says:

        Thanks! Would the affiliate program also work though something like Ejunkie or Stripe?

        (Also, did you see my other question above re multiple instructors?)

        1. LifterLMS says:

          If you use the LifterLMS Stripe Extension, the same AffiliateWP set up would work if the user checked out their LifterLMS course or membership via credit card.

          We do not have an Ejunkie integration.

          1. faith says:

            Alright, so to make sure I understand, in order to have an affiliate program I’ll need either:

            1) Stripe or
            2) the affiliate conversion script shortcode from AffiliateWP

            Correct? Or would I need BOTH?

            What about something like Gumroad or DPD. Are either of those options for affiliate management with Lifter LMS?

            Looks like AffiliateWP costs $49-$449. Is the $49 plan sufficient for a LifterLMS site with multiple courses?

            (sorry for the million questions!) 🙂

          2. LifterLMS says:

            Hey Faith,

            You don’t necessarily need the LifterLMS Stripe Integration, though it’s nice to have so you can accept credit cards directly on your site in addition to Paypal.

            Affiliate tracking works by tracking the user from the source and then seeing if they buy something, regardless of how they paid (Paypal or Stripe).

            I checked out AffiliateWP pricing. You should be good with the lowest plan since your using it on 1 site, even if you have multiple courses there.

  39. Karim says:

    Hi Guys,

    Nice work with the LifterLMS. Is there any plugin to make LifterLMS become marketplace commerce? So anyone can post and sell their course


    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Karim,

      Thanks for the kind words.

      LifterLMS courses can have different teachers or “authors,” but we don’t have a fully developed multi teacher course marketplace functionality with front end course creation. I’m also not aware of any third party thing you could integrate for that.

      1. reem safdar says:

        I love your plugin, is there annnny way I can make the front end course submission work?

        Best Regards,
        Reem Safdar

        1. LifterLMS says:

          Currently that would require some custom development. If you need help with that, we have these recommended resources available.

  40. cauzau360 says:

    Hi, with this plugin can I make some flashcards, like Supermemo, with Spaced Repetition System?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      I’m not familiar with those technologies, but if they have the ability to be embedded in a web page, you could place the embed code in a LifterLMS lesson.

  41. neil1 says:

    Hi there!

    We are currently using Moodle. Traditionally our courses were SCORM based now we have migrated to mp4 lectures.
    Are there cases of Moodle to LifterLMS?
    If we have our own servers, should all our IT team have to do is download LifterLMS and integrate it with WP website through a suitable theme? Is there any limitations on the number of users or number of courses that LifterLMS can have?
    Is there any cost involved other than the additional services that has been listed in your website?
    Please advise.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Neil,

      Great to hear from you.

      Yes we do have people who move to LifterLMS from Moodle.

      You are correct that all you need is a WordPress install, and a theme, and install LifterLMS. You might consider hosting your MP4 videos on a service like Vimeo Pro or Wistia.

      There is no limit to the number of users. LifterLMS uses the WordPress user database system so there really is no limit. If you have a large userbase, you’ll need more powerful web hosting than the average user.

      There are no hidden costs. Everything we offer is on our website.

  42. Carlos says:

    I´m testing the pluging and I found your demo doesn´t have a Quiz test.

    I did it in this enviroment and is not working straight heath.
    After finishing the quiz it not goes to the next lesson, stucks there, taking the quiz again, and again until you click en the name of the course to go back, and its not updated the outline with the mark as completed.

    Also the text of the quiz (time remaining, minutes, seconds, year) is not in the .po file. Where I have to go to translate this words to spanish?

    This is the link to test by yourself.


    The name of the course is “Nivel Inicial”

    Thank you very much!!!

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Carlos,

      We deleted your username and password. It’s not secure to send that over a public channel like this demo course lesson.

      If you need technical support, please consider becoming a LifterLMS Pro member and submit a private support request.


  43. jeffgarton says:

    How do you preview user restricted page versus enrolled user page. I’m only seeing enrolled user page in preview. Thank you. Jeff

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Jeff,

      I see you are a LifterLMS Pro member. The best place to get support is from your tickets dashboard when you log into LifterLMS.com or by email.

      By the way, the best way to preview as a student or non logged in user is to create some other users to test with in another browser or incognito window.

    2. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Jeff,

      Good to hear from you!

      I see that you are a LifterLMS Pro user. The best place to get support is from your dashboard on LifterLMS.com or by email.

      By the way, the best way to preview the experience as a student or non logged in user is to create some other users to test with in another browser or incognito window.

  44. Mary says:

    I would like to know if LifterLMS supports a configuration of multiple sites in wordpress?
    Thank you, =D

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Mary,

      This is where LifterLMS currently stands with WordPress Multisite: https://lifterlms.com/docs/is-lifterlms-wordpress-multisite-or-network-compatible/

  45. Garth says:

    Hi there guys
    I have written 1 leadership course in Articulate Storyline with lots of videos but no need for student learning records. I have found a way to integrate it with WordPress using Grassblade API plugin. I will also need a membership plugin to protect the content and a payment gateway via JVZoo so that I can have affiliate management. I am also in the process of using Leadpages as the sales structure. My questions…
    1) can I get all this instead in LifterLMS
    2) Does Articulate Storyline integrate with LifterLMS
    3) Do you have technical support to set it up for me and how much is it?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Garth,

      These are great questions! It sounds like you are in the middle of a lot of different moving parts.

      It is true that at LifterLMS we strive to deliver a product that can be more all in one.

      The LifterLMS membership and course protection would lock down your content. In your case, I believe you would just need to use the LifterLMS course to protect your lessons.

      We have recommended affiliate integrations. JVZoo is not on that list at this time.

      LifterLMS has an option to display a course page to no logged in users (sales page) and a different one to enrolled students. This is not like all the things you can do with LeadPages, but it does allow you to create a sales page if you like.

      I have seen some people use Articulate content with LifterLMS by using some third party plugins. Currently we are working on a way to integrate this type of content, but don’t offer an official solution yet.

      Here is information on our done for you set up services: https://lifterlms.com/boost/

      Please let us know if you have further questions.

  46. karinmerx says:

    I recently started to use the plugin and it is awesome. I have a question. If I want to send people an email to thank them for a purchase, can I use 1 mail or do I have to make a mail and engagement for every course?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Thank you for your kind words. Glad you’re liking LifterLMS!

      You would need to duplicate the email.

      Alternatively you might try using the “new user registration” trigger to create a message that goes out to all newly registered users on your site.

  47. Przemek Wysota says:

    Would give a try to Lifter, but…

    I would run both online and off-line courses – any integration with event management or ability to manage offline courses?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Przemek,

      For off-line courses without any kind of online component, LifterLMS isn’t currently a good fit for that.

      For event management, it depends on what you need. Some people add event details to an enrolled user course view or to a lesson. Some people add an event plugin like the Events Calendar.

  48. Manuel says:


    Does the Lifterlms support multiple instructors? A feature like Udemy has…for those who want to create a course marketplace. Thanks.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Yes you can create multiple instructors by using the WordPress author role. At this time we don’t have a front end interface for teachers like Udemy has.

  49. seckingirgin says:

    I created a sample course but I see 404 not found. Thought it might have do to with permalink. However I couldn’t find how to fix it. Thanks

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Sorry to hear you are having issues. To get support on that please post your issue in the public community forums or if you are a LifterLMS Pro Member, you could get direct email support by submitting a ticket from your account.

  50. Jonas says:

    One of the most common complaints I have from my students is that even in the practice section, they are unable to get instant feedback and receive answers to incorrect questions immediately. I, too, believe that is an important tool for test preparation if the course is a test prep type course.

    Is this issue going to be addressed anytime in the near future?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Jonas,

      It’s actually already been addressed in the LifterLMS quiz question clarification feature. This allows you to display a unique message based on wether or not a question is answered correctly or incorrectly. You could have different messages on every single question answer option if you like.

  51. Carrie says:

    Hello, I am enjoying writing quizzes, but slightly annoyed that the answer dots are offset and quite a bit higher than the text. Is there a way to correct this? Thanks!

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Carrie,

      Sorry that’s annoying you. Post your issue in the free community forums or submit a ticket if you are a LifterLMS Pro member, and we’ll get you sorted.

  52. pkeys says:

    Does this product support SCORM/AICC/Tin Can? From searching the comments, it doesn’t seem to. I’m sorry, but you can’t call your product an LMS if doesn’t support those files. It’s more of a Content Management System, like Expression Engine, which has quizzes, etc, too. Am I wrong?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Thanks for your comment. Currently LifterLMS does not support SCORM/AICC/Tin Can. LifterLMS is both a LMS (Learning Management System) and LCMS (Learning Content Management System). In our view many LMS scenarios don’t have to have something like TinCan to send your learning data somewhere else to an external LRS.

  53. Kirsten says:

    I’m looking for a way to sell audiofiles in the Netherlands (so in Euros). Probably as podcasts, because I don’t want any files like mp3’s to be downloaded on someones computer (which might get them to give the files for free to friends). I would also like to use a payment option that’s called iDeal, because paypal is used in the Netherlands but not a lot. Since the people I’m aiming for to buy my audio are students, most of them don’t own creditcards. Is this all possible with LifterLMS or do I need to search for something else? (or maybe you have any tips) Thnx!

    1. LifterLMS says:

      If you are in the Netherlands and tied to iDeal, then you might consider our WooCommerce integration. I believe WooCommerce has iDeal integration through this extension. WooCommerce products are linked to LifterLMS courses and memberships via SKU.

  54. Aravinthan says:

    Your program is great, and hatts off to giving it free for us to try!
    i am evaluating it for my startup, two things i would like to see as feature are as follows:
    1. Take the course button: Currently positioned on the bottom of the contents of the course, seems difficult for users to find it. Is there a way to position this button near top of the page, once the students are in the course page?
    2. Is it possible for providing Undoing “Mark Complete” action on a lesson?

    Thanks for your help!

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Thank you for your kind words!

      You could move the Take this Cours button, but there is no setting for this, so you would need a developer to help you with this.

      Currently there is no way to “undo” Mark Complete.

  55. tinashe.leon says:

    hie i would like to split the registration and login field like being i 2 different pages… how can i do it

    1. LifterLMS says:

      You can split them up via shortcodes: https://lifterlms.com/docs/shortcodes/ If you need further assistance, please consider becoming a LifterLMS Pro Member or posting in the community forums.

  56. kris1 says:

    Hello, I’m just starting my online course site and very much like Lifter LMS. I downloaded your free plugin today and uploaded it to my self hosted WordPress site. That all went great, but when I tried to activate it, I got a ‘fatal error’ message. I tried a number of different times, changing browsers, emptying caches, etc, and still get the same message. I’m ready to choose my LMS but want to check yours out before I choose. Please help!

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Hey Kris,

      Glad to hear you found LifterLMS. Sorry to hear you are having issues. To get technical support, I would recommend becoming a LifterLMS Pro Member and submitting a ticket to the LifterLMS developers or posting your issue in the community forums.

  57. kris1 says:

    This is the fatal error message I keep getting (see my comment above):

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    Warning: require_once(__DIR__/composer/autoload_real.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8474627/html/kriscahillclasses/wp-content/plugins/lifterlms/vendor/autoload.php on line 5

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Sorry to hear you are having issues. To get technical support, I would recommend becoming a LifterLMS Pro Member and submitting a ticket to the LifterLMS developers or posting your issue in the community forums.

  58. Jen says:

    Is there a difference between membership to the LMS and membership to my wordpress site? I’m confused about that. My wordpress site already has a membership plugin. In order to use LifterLMS, do I need to remove my membership plugin and use the one that comes with LifterLMS? Do both of them work together? Please help clarify this. Thanks.

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Lessons are automatically protected by courses. Courses are protected by free or paid enrollment. Multiple courses and non LMS content (like WordPress pages) can be protected and packaged in a membership. SO you do not need a third party membership plugin with LifterLMS.

  59. Michele says:

    I really want to have Lifter but my tech guy is creating my site, and in the process, I suppose he was backing up everything, the work I did in lifter was lost ( I have five courses, quizzes, certificates, memberships) set up for launch and was building.
    My concern is, if this would have happened with people enrolled it would have been devastating.
    I read on a string from just a couple of months ago, that there is no way to backup easily, to export, etc…
    I’m wondering how others upgrade their site, make changes to their main site, without losing everything in Lifter?
    Any advice would be great…
    Nothing else has what lifter does, and if there IS what is it?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      Sorry to hear you had issues with your platform. For this situation what we recommend is using a professional web host with a real staging environment and backup system in place. WP Engine gives you this.

  60. PujaReddy says:

    Can we have an Option of putting datepicker in view courses page

    1. LifterLMS says:

      If you can embed it in a WordPress page or post, you can also put it in a LifterLMS lesson.

  61. robert7 says:

    I don’t want to use the membership functionality. Can I stop it from showing up on my courses, similar to how it is on this free course?

    My courses will mostly be live interactive webinars with some content being posted. Is there a webinar plugin that works well with LifterLMS?

    1. LifterLMS says:

      You don’t have to use the membership functionality of you don’t want to. Courses automatically protect lessons. You only need memberships if you want to sell multiple courses at once or restrict non-LMS content to a membership level.

      The best webinar system in my view is Zoom. It’s not a plugin though. It’s something you use alongside LifterLMS.

  62. Esther says:


    I have a question/ problem.
    I created courses and lessons and the content is restricted. However, when I click on a course there is no button to enroll.
    I cannot find the problem. Please help!

    kind regards

    1. Esther says:

      I am working with version 3.0.4 and your documentation doens’t go past version 2.X.X.
      Things are different and it is very frustrating I cannot get it to work.


      1. LifterLMS says:

        It sounds like you are on the old documentation that will be phased out soon. Here are the most current docs: https://lifterlms.com/docs/

    2. LifterLMS says:

      Hi Esther,

      Perhaps you are logged in as an administrator or already enrolled in the course yourself?

      If you need support, the best places to post your issues is in the free community forums or log into your account and submit a ticket if you are a customer.

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