LifterLMS is a complete learning management system (LMS) WordPress plugin that has everything you need to create, sell and protect engaging online courses or membership sites. With the LifterLMS plugin you can easily build a professional and engaging LMS (learning management system) website with WordPress and generate passive income from your knowledge and areas of expertise.

The LifterLMS plugin will work will any well coded WordPress theme and enable you to create online courses and lessons, manage membership access, collect payments, engage with students, automatically reward and email students, offer promotions / discount coupons, and more.

It is ideal for education entrepreneurs, teachers, niche experts, health and fitness experts, businesses, marketers, leadership professionals, technologists, coders, artists and musicians, and others wanting to sell engaging online courses.

Key Features & Benefits

Below are the the key features and benefits of the LifterLMS WordPress plugin.

Create Courses

LifterLMS helps online course creators convert their expertise & life experiences into income by creating impactful courses

  • Multimedia Lessons – appeal to multiple learning styles with video, audio, text, image-based lessons, and more
  • Quizzes – create dynamic multimedia quizzes to reinforce learning or test competency of the material
  • Course Builder – easily build online courses from one screen with the intuitive multi-tier drag and drop course builder
  • Drip Content – Protect your learner focus and future recurring revenue by making lessons available over time
  • Prerequisites – Require the successful completion of a specific lesson or even a specific course before another one unlocks
  • Course Tracks – 0ffer degree programs or certifications on completion of a group of courses taken in any order
  • Assignments – Assignments requiring manual grading are coming soon as an advanced add-on
  • Quiz Timer – Set a maximum time limit for a quiz so students can demonstrate learning within a certain time
  • Student Dashboard – Front end student profiles so learners can track their activity and stay organized
  • Multi Instructor – Create a multi instructor platform and even assign multiple instructors to a course if you teach in teams
  • Lesson Downloads – Offer downloadable worksheets, ebooks, PDFs, audios, and other files for offline learning
  • Course Import – Easily import a LifterLMS course from one site to another for migration, licensing, and more
  • Course Export – One click export a LifterLMS course from your website for migration, licensing, backups, and more
  • Discussion Areas – Enjoy multiple discussion areas including lesson comments, forums, private coaching areas, and timelines
  • Instructional Design – Allow the software to guide you in how to organize and structure the most engaging courses online
  • Form Integrations – Add form plugins to collect assignments, contact messages, other data, and more
  • Graphics Pack – Get beautifully designed royalty-free certificate backgrounds, achievement badges, and more
  • Course Reviews – Increase course sales by collecting testimonials and honest reviews of your courses

Make Money

LifterLMS helps you build a strong income generating teaching business or membership site

  • Credit Card Payments – Own your platform and revenue with simple conversion-optimized credit card payments
  • One-Time Payments – You can charge whatever you want for your courses or memberships including simple one-time pricing
  • Recurring Payments – Create business sustainability and continuous cash flow with flexible recurring payment options
  • Payment Plans – Boost course sales with a payment plan option so people can spread it out if they need to
  • Unlimited Pricing Models – Includes a powerful pricing and access engine called Access Plans so you can sell and restrict however you want
  • PayPal – Sell your courses or memberships worldwide for one-time or recurring payments via PayPal
  • Subscriptions – Sell subscriptions to your learning platform and get recurring revenue for offering recurring value
  • Checkout – Capture online course and membership sales with our elegant conversion-optimized one screen checkout
  • Free Courses – Offer free courses to generate leads or simply because your courses are not meant to be sold
  • Course Bundles – Increase revenues and learner impact by creating and selling bundles of courses
  • Private Coaching Upsells – Offer private content, coaching, and conversation unique to each student as an add-on to just training courses
  • Other Bundles – Bundle in other benefits in addition to courses and coaching at higher price points through memberships
  • Coupons – Increase buying activity through sales, affiliate promotions, partial scholarships, and more with coupons
  • Bulk Sales – Sell your courses in bulk to a business, institution, school, and more with this powerful voucher system
  • Affiliate Ready – Amplify revenues by making it easy for an army of affiliate marketers to sell for you for a commission
  • Native Sales Pages – Build beautiful sales pages for your course or membership without landing page software
  • Offline Sales – Get paid offline or through a different system for your LifterLMS powered courses
  • Customizable Enrollment – Choose what details to collect from your learners as they enroll in your program so you have what you need
  • Country & Currency – You can sell from any country in any currency as LifterLMS is committed to education entrepreneurs worldwide
  • Preselling – Offer courses for sale before they can be accessed to validate your idea or to offer prelaunch pricing
  • Ecommerce Dashboard – Easily review sales analytics and create custom reports for business intelligence and accounting purposes
  • Credit Card Management – It’s easy for your customers to update their credit card so they keep getting access and you keep getting paid
  • Payment Switching – Your customers can switch from credit card to PayPal or vice versa for the ultimate payment flexibility
  • Order Management – Manage every detail of orders so you are in control of your cashflow and the financial needs of your customers

Engage Your Students

LifterLMS has a keen focus on engagement and helping you create courses that students enjoy and actually complete

  • Achievement Badges – Make your online course progress addicting with earned achievement badge gamification
  • Certificates – Offer printable certificates for skills, training, continuing education requirements, and more
  • Personalized Email – Deliver personalized custom emails based on learner behavior in your learning platform
  • Social Learning – Unlock the power of a “Facebook-like” community on your site to increase conversation and completion rates
  • Private Coaching – Offer private 1:1 content, coaching, and discussion for maximum income potential and learner results
  • Text Messaging – Engage your learners and prospects with personalized text messages to their smartphones

Offer Memberships

LifterLMS is a complete membership solution and so much more

  • Sitewide Membership – Build a traditional membership site where everything is restricted to a membership except the sales page
  • Course Bundles – Increase revenue by creating memberships that contain bundles of courses
  • Traditional Memberships – Create an unlimited number of memberships to lock down any content, courses, and other benefits
  • Automatic Enrollment – Create a great flow for your members so they are automatically enrolled in some or all courses at checkout
  • Content Restrictions – Restrict access to certain courses, pages, blog posts, forums, and more with easy membership lockdown options
  • Members-Only Pricing – Make paid memberships more valuable by giving them different pricing for courses than the general public
  • Private Group Discussion – Create private group discussions around a course through membership groups
  • Members-Only Forums – Increase revenue by restricting access to valuable forums to certain memberships
  • Bulk Course Enrollment – Keep the recurring revenue rolling by easily enrolling existing members in newly added courses with one click


With LifterLMS you can collaborate with the the third party tools you need.

  • Payment Gateways – Receive money through the world’s best payment gateways for your courses, memberships, or programs
  • Email Marketing – Build that beautiful email list and integrate with world-class email marketing tools
  • Forums – Benefit from organized curated topic-based conversation with easy forum integration
  • Mobile Friendly – Responsive mobile friendly design so your website looks great on mobile, tablet, desktop, and big screens
  • Use Any Theme – LifterLMS works with any well-coded WordPress theme so you have unlimited design choices
  • Compatibility – LifterLMS is built with the highest coding standards and for compatibility with other tools
  • CRM – Sync your courses and memberships with best-in-breed Customer Relationship Management tools
  • Authoring Tools – Add lesson, course, or quiz content created with external elearning authoring tools to your website
  • Tin Can API – Integrate with an Experience API (Tin Can) service, manage competencies, use H5P, elearning content, and more

Protect Your Content

LifterLMS allows you to lock down your content to the people who are supposed to be able to see it at exactly the right time

  • Course Protection – Course content is protected out of the box so only enrolled students can view the lessons and other materials
  • User Accounts – New students get their very own account on your website so the experience is unique to them
  • Members-Only Content – Lock down any content on your website so that only active members can view and interact with it
  • Restricted Access – Redirect non-members with custom messages to where to join the membership to unlock specific content
  • Password Management – Allow learners to choose their own passwords for your website and reset it if they forget
  • Self-Hosted – Avoid expensive monthly fees and own your learning platform while having complete control and more flexibility

Manage Your Platform

LifterLMS you can manage and control your own online school from a simple WordPress website.

  • Detailed Reporting – Beautiful customizable sales, enrollment, & student reports to view & download the data you care about
  • Gradebook – See how your students are doing based on their completion progress, quiz scores, and overall grades
  • Email Notifications – Receive custom emails when certain events happen like new sales, quiz fails, course completions, and more
  • Bulk Enrollments – Add students manually to your courses or send them activation codes so they can mass enroll
  • Student Management – View student reports, add students to new courses, remove students, give quiz second chances, and more
  • Access Management – Allow lifetime, limited time, recurring payment access, and more to your courses and memberships
  • Web Design Management – Looks great inside any website design and offers powerful tools to control design without coding
  • Branding – Control the look and feel of your platform so it’s in perfect alignment with your company culture and style
  • Typography – Choose from over 600 Google Fonts for your site so the words match your brand and signature style
  • LMS Roles – Build a team on your website with LMS managers, instructors, instructor’s assistants, and students
  • Security – Keep your valuable learning materials safe and secure so only people who are supposed to see it can access it
  • Require Terms – Require people who enroll in your courses to agree to your terms and conditions before they can join
  • Scalable – Go from one course and one student to a huge online school with tens of thousands or millions of learners
  • Layout – Customize the layout of your website header, footer, sidebars, site width, placement of components, and more
  • Testing Tools – Review specific quiz attempts and allow students to retake quizzes with limits if you choose