An Example Tech Stack for LearnDash

WordPress gives you incredible flexibility, but sometimes that can be confusing. Here is an “under the hood” look at one company’s LearnDash tech stack.

One thing that is great about using WordPress for your online course is that you have so many features at your fingertips. However, this can be intimidating for some people. It can be difficult trying to decide which email provider to use, your site’s theme, and selecting a shopping cart along with a payment gateway. If you’re a seasoned WordPress user then this is pretty standard, but newcomers may not know where to start.

The reality is that there isn’t any “best” way to go about a LearnDash site configuration. It really depends on your program needs. However, it is still helpful to see how other people are doing it.

If you are looking for ideas about how you can configure your LearnDash courses then have a look at the video above by Joe Casabona from Creator Courses. If you recall, we recently showcased his business as an example for the Academy Pro Theme. In this video Joe takes us for a tour of his site. He shows you the plugins he is using and the theme settings he has in place. He also discusses some of the items he customized for his own purposes.

Best of all, it’s not over-complicated.

What is most refreshing about this tour is that it isn’t over-complicated, which is something that is easy to do with WordPress.

Joe has a streamlined system without the unnecessary “fluff”. Could he add other features? Absolutely. But just because something looks “cool” doesn’t mean that it is going to be a value add for your program.

So whether you are currently using LearnDash for your courses and need some ideas or you are looking into using LearnDash as your WordPress LMS, watch the video above by someone who has taken this path already.


Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide for creating (and selling) their online courses. Let's Talk! | Twitter

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