WordPress Themes and Plugins to build your own Online Teaching Website

September 23rd, 2014 by Aravind Ajith

Now everyone sell their services online. Teachers are no different. Online teaching has been there active for a long while now. But it was not affordable for teachers to build their own online teaching website given that the returns are limited. But not anymore. Combining the most powerful CMS in the earth – WordPress with the right plugins now anyone can roll out their own online teaching website in the matter of hours.

This post should help you to go through all the plugins available out there and decide the best one to build your online teaching website.


1. Guru


Guru is a powerful learning management (LMS) WordPress Theme effectively uses WordPress, Sensei, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, Event Calendar, WPML, Mail-chimp. This theme provides awesome features for creating online courses, Teacher Profile, Extended user profiles, Lesson management, Quiz System, Video Hosting, Ranking / Rating system, Questions system, Attachments, Tracking course progress, WooCommerce integration, BuddyPress, Event Calendar, WPML Support and more. Start teaching online, Build a Training Website.

2. Academy



Academy is a perfect theme for sharing and selling your knowledge online. It’s not just a theme, but learning management system that makes learning and teaching online easier for everyone.

3. LMS Responsive Learning Management System



LMS is Powerful learning management wordpress theme provides awesome features for creating online courses, teacher profile, extended user profiles, lesson management, quiz System, video Hosting, ranking / rating system, questions system, attachments, Tracking course progress etc., This theme effectively uses WordPress, Sensei, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, Event Calendar, WPML, Mail-chimp. Start teaching online, Build a Training Website.

4. WPLMS Learning Management System



WPLMS is not just a WordPress Theme but a advanced Learning Management System. This theme utilises the maximum potential of WordPress + BuddyPress + BBPress + WooCommerce. It is a powerful theme with lot of flexible and usable features. It comes with custom plugins specifically designed for this theme to work as a powerful Learning management system. Built with HTML5 and CSS3, WPLMS has many unique features.


1. Sensei



Sensei is the most popular one for the job. It’s a commercial plugin and used by most of the Online Teaching Themes available. With the Sensei plugin you can create courses, write lessons, and add quizzes. Set lesson and course pre-requisites, allow user registration and even charge for your course content if you want.

2. Coursepress (Free & Pro versions)



CoursePress turns WordPress into a powerful online learning platform. Set up online courses by creating learning units with quiz elements, video, audio etc. You can also assess student work, sell your courses and much much more.

2. WP Teacher



WP Teacher is a plugin that allows teachers to use WordPress to their advantage by integrating course content into their personal website to enhance student learning. WP Teacher is built with easy-to-use features that will make his or her WordPress experience easier

3. WP Courseware


A premium drag and drop style learning management system.

4. LearnDash



A featured-packed LMS without all of the clunky set-up. Easily create and sell courses, set-up quizzes, automatically award certificates, and download user reports.

5. BuddyPress Courseware (Free)

A free Learning Management System for BuddyPress powered website. Comes with all necessary features like Class Dashboard, Courses, Curriculum , Lectures, Bibliography, Assignments, Schedules, etc.