LearnDash Review [ EVERYTHING You Need To Know! ]

LearnDash Review - Full & Complete Breakdown


Very affordable compared to some other leading course creator platforms,

Ease of Use

Very simple, fully guided platform that allows you to fully customise your own course with ease

Value For Money

With a range of features and fully automated design - it's excellent value for money

What I Like

What I Don’t Like

  • 'Focus Mode' provides a full engaging learning experience
  • Quick & Simple to create your own customised course
  • Many different ways to sell your courses
  • A range of ways your students can learn through quizzes, assignments and essays
  • One of the most affordable online course creators
  • Easily accessible through your WordPress site
  • Not as attractive as some other course creators

Why Choose LearnDash?

LearnDash is one of the leading LMS WordPress plugins that allows you to create your own course directly from your own wordpress website.

Over the years it has gone through some significant changes and entirely changed its appearance and structure with the focus being on the student.

With LearnDash 3.0 you can now create a more appealing and better engaging experience for your students with the introduction of ‘Focus mode’.

More on this later!


LearnDash Website

Key Features

Building Out Your Course

Focus Mode

The newest feature to LearnDash and a great one at that! Focus Mode is a feature that fully utilises 'full screen' and creates a fully engaging learning experience for your students! It helps put greater concentration on the course being taught and removes any distractions.

Powerful Course Builder

LearnDash has an incredible system behind the screen that allows you to create a well structured and easy to use course that your students will love!

Advanced Quizzing

LearnDash gives you the option of choosing from 8 different question types from single answers, multiple choice, fill in the blanks or essay type questions. A great way of interacting with your students.

Certificates & Badges

Offer your students accomplishments by recognising their efforts with Certificates & Badges. Whenever they hit a new milestone or finish the course, celebrate with a Certificate.

Flexible Prerequisites

You can let your students follow a certain learning journey, moving from one lesson to the next or give them option of choosing the courses or lessons they want

Drip Feed Content

You have the choice of either packaging all of your content and delivering all at once or drip feed it and scheduling it to go out at certain times.

Course Points

Award your students points based on their learning journey so far. Whenever they reach a certain amount of points, they can unlock a new part of the course. Brilliant tool for engagement!

Dynamic Forums

Encourage your students to communicate and converse with one another about specifics of the course. A great way of keeping up retention and interest with the students.

Selling Your Course

One-Time Purchases

You can let your students purchase your course for a one-off-one-time purchase


Give your students the chance to sign up to a subscription plan to take your course. Great option if they can't afford the one off payment!


Let your students enrol into a membership and only offer those certain students access to a particular part of your course

Shopping Cart

Easily implement a shopping cart experience for your students. Integrate an e-commerce plugin such as WooCommerce - it just gives your students greater payment options!

Track & Monitor Your Students

User Profiles

Your students will have access to their own User Profile where they can see what courses they have taken, check their progress and quiz performance. You as admin, can quickly and easily manage your users.

Email Notifications

Keep in contact with your students letting them know that a you have released a new class or course! Set up reminder notifications if a class is about to expire or if a student hasn't logged in for a few days

Group Management

LearnDash allows you to mass-enrol students into your course. Set them up on the same drip-feed schedule for the content you release. Even assign group leaders to take manage students' performance

Assignment Management

After certain parts of your course you can require assignments from your students. It's a great way for them to really 'put down on paper' what they have learned so far and allows you to keep an eye on their progression

Detailed Reporting

Full detailed reporting is available within LearnDash. Keep track of and monitor students progression. Check on their course performance, quiz performance, time on the actual course - with many, many more

Expire Access

You can either give your students indefinite access to your course or expire them if they haven't signed into their profile in a while. It's a great way of keeping retention and bringing older students back

Choose the perfect plan

LearnDash have 3 plans you can choose from.

Higher paid plans give you more access to features allowing you to do more.

Choose the plan that best suits you though!


Per year

  • 1 Site Licence
  • 1 Year Support & Updates
  • Unlimited Courses
  • Unlimited Users
  • Course Content Protection
  • Drip Feed Lessons
  • Advanced Quizzing
  • Certificates & Badges
  • Course Forums
  • Email Notifications


Per year

  • Up to 10 Site Licences
  • Includes ProPanel
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Courses
  • Unlimited Users
  • Course Content Protection
  • Drip Feed Lessons
  • Advanced Quizzing
  • Certificates & Badges
  • Email Notifications
  • Course Forums
  • 1 Year Support & Updates


Per year

  • Up to 25 Site Licenses
  • Includes ProPanel
  • Unlimited Courses
  • Unlimited Users
  • Course Content Protection
  • Drip Feed Lessons
  • Advanced Quizzing
  • Certificates & Badges
  • Course Forums
  • 1 Year Support & Upgrades
  • Email Notifications

What is ProPanel?

ProPanel is an additional feature within LearnDash that is provided within the Plus and Pro Plans.

It gives you the opportunity to delve that bit deeper into students performance.

It’s a great feature where you can see important metrics such as:

  • Number of Courses
  • Current number of students
  • Assignments or essays pending
  • Download user course progress and quiz results
  • Manage, approve or delete assignments
  • Being able to see Real-Time Activity on your course

These metrics can really allow you discover more about your course – how it’s performing, what your students are getting stuck on and what areas you can improve on.

It’s a great feature to have!

Would I Recommend LearnDash?



Yes, I would!

It’s a great LMS Plugin that allows you to create and build out a well-structured and easy to use course that your students will love!

Most of the worlds websites are powered by WordPress and LearnDash is available right to you from the backend. Quick & easy edits can be made without changing to another software or course platform.

There is constant guidance through every part of creating your course so you’ll never get left in the dark.

The only drawback that I give it is that there is only a certain amount of personalisation you can make to it such as changing colours and text fonts.

It doesn’t provide any beautiful, colourful templates that really jump off the screen to you so it’s unable to really reflect what your course is all about.

However, the course layout is very simple, easy to understand and your students will have no issue in learning from your course.

Create Your Own Course


I think LearnDash in overall is a great LMS for anyone who is currently using WordPress.

It can be easily installed and is very efficient in creating your own course website.

It is basic in looks however it does have a powerful backend that provides all the tools you need so you can deliver a successful course that you can earn a full-time income from!

Easy to use, easy to customise

Do I give it a thumbs up?……….Yes I do!

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If you have any questions about LearnDash, simply drop me a comment and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

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