WordPress LMS Poll Results

A few days ago we administered a quick poll to those interested in the WordPress LMS project.  The one question poll asked users to indicate how they would prefer to WPLMS to be offered: as a one-time download vs. a hosted solution.

The reason behind this poll was to get a better idea of what people want.  Below are the results:

    • 325 responses
    • 76% prefer to download the LMS
    • 24% prefer WPLMS to host/customize the LMS

Given the result of this poll, it seems logical that we offer both options.  Had the results been trending more towards one way (i.e. 90% for download), we would focus the majority of our efforts on that offering.

Lastly, a big thank you to those of you who wrote in with suggestions and/or questions.  We appreciate hearing your opinions as we march forward with the project.

Have a great weekend!


About the Author:

Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by the world's leading organizations, such as the University of Michigan, Digital Marketer, WPEngine, and Infusionsoft. Justin has made a career as an elearning consultant where he has implemented large-scale training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Twitter | LinkedIn

  1. Kevin


    Perhaps in a couple of weeks you could give us an update on the status and progress made with WPLMS?


  2. Milou


    Would August/September 2012 be the time to expect WPLMS?
    I am on Moodle right now, but it doesn’t feel like the right thing for me. I hope that WPLMS is more like WP: easy to style and adapt.

    Thanks in advance

  3. Justin

    Hey all-

    In regards to the status of release. There is a meeting next week to discuss scope and timeline so there should be a better idea then. As this project has taken life there has been a lot of feedback from the learning and design community. As a result, it’s important for us to create something of value, rather than rush a sub-par product.

    If you cannot wait and need something right now, send me a note (using the contact page) indicating what it is you are trying to do and I can probably suggest some alternative resources.

    Thank you all for your interest.


  4. Justin,

    At first, I thought the project was not such a great idea, thinking moodle was all anyone needed. As I use Moodle, I find it very problematical with few support options.

    I have the following suggestions.

    1. Keep it simple from a user perspective. Have an easy, simple way to do things like quizzes and testing – where everything is default optioned correctly. Underlying complexity and customization is fine, but with Moodle, the simplest tasks are a head ache.

    2. Control your versions. WordPress is easy to upgrade, make the LMS easy to upgrade. Moodle suffers from multiple, uncontrolled versions, each one of which seems to have a different menu structure. I would recommend you support the latest version and maybe one version back. And keep the support forums clean. When, I try to find out how to do something in Moodle 2.1, I can usually only find an answer for 1.6.

  5. kevin

    Thanks for the quick update Justin. I know how the software development stuff goes and it sounds like you have a good approach and momentum. Keep it going because I have always thought WordPress would be a great framework for a simple to use LMS, and I look forward to using it for training of volunteers for a couple of groups I work with. There is a need out there for it.

    I have also been playing with a open source LMS called Instructure Canvas. https://github.com/instructure/canvas-lms

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