Online Learning Platform using Wordpress, Sensei from WooThemes as the LMS, with WP eStore & WP eMember from Tips and Tricks HQ.
This course is a comprehensive guide to building your own paid online learning platform with Wordpress, using Sensei from Woothemes as the learning management system, in conjunction with WP eMember for handling memberships and WPeStore as the shopping cart and payments system.
There is also the option of setting up your own affiliate platform so you can invite affiliates to help sell your courses for you in return for a commission.
Teaching online is a great way of sharing your knowledge directly with a huge number of students. It’s also a fantastic solution to the problem of how to SCALE your teaching business – from the teacher’s point of view, making one course and selling it on the web certainly beats going to the classroom every day and teaching the same material over and over again.
However, increasingly it seems that the big online learning hosts are forcing educators to raise course prices so as to cover the higher cut they are taking, whilst at the same time discounting courses and in the process potentially damaging the perceived value of your courses in the eyes of customers.
If you want to be able to control your prices and keep them at a level which is fair to your students, and have absolute control over your platform, then Wordpress is the way to go, but the initial setup is trickier and more timetaking than going for an off-the-shelf solution.
If you set up your platform as you do this course, you'll cut out all the messing around and experimenting with settings and have your own online school up and running in 3 hours or less - Don’t try to go through the course taking notes and do it for real later – that would be a waste of time.
Instead of trawling the web for answers to problems, all the solutions are right in front of you, all in one place, with explanations where there are alternative ways of setting up the site according to the style of your course and your teaching requirements.
If you find you’d like my help with setting up your platform, then I provide support through the Disqus discussion panel here.
Katy , 5 months ago
I have a child theme installed. I've built the home page without side bars. Now I want the rest of my pages to look like yours - I guess I can say like a post page. How can I do that?
Melodye Yancey , 9 months ago
I was very confused and frustrated looking for a membership plugin that simply allowed me to deliver my products in a member setting. Most membership plugins were WAY TOO EXPENSIVE and quite frankly did a whole lot more than I need right now. I am already an owner and user of WP eStore and looked at their other product, WP eMember, but was unsure of whether the plugin would do what I wanted it to do (the sales page was not as informative as I needed). I contacted their forum with questions and was sent a link to the WP eMember documentation where there is a link for this course. HALLELUJAH!!! Through Richard's course I got most of my questions answered, learned so much, got introduced to a new plugin for building courses (which I will need as well!), learned how I could use WP eMember with WP eStore and much more! Bravo! This course is full of valuable info. Thank you so much for your wonderful course! Melodye