September 29th, 2017 LearnDash Tips

You have heard great things about running your learning program using WordPress & LearnDash, but is it going to be the right choice for your project?

Over the years we have answered many pre-sales questions pertaining to a large variety of projects.

While these projects all have similar characteristics, each is unique in their own way.

  • Some people are looking to sell courses
  • Companies want to train employees and clients
  • Others want to add a course catalog to an existing offering
  • And others still are interested in creating an entirely new business around online courses

And the list goes on.

The good news is that WordPress & LearnDash are flexible enough to accommodate nearly any use-case. In the event that something isn’t fulfilled out of the box then finding a developer who can help is by no means difficult to do – especially given the popularity of WordPress.

If you find yourself trying to determine if LearnDash is good for your project then there are a few things to consider.

What is Your Timeline?

LearnDash and WordPress will take more time to configure than if you just use something that is “off the shelf”. The latter comes with some downsides, such as per-user pricing. But depending on your needs and budget then that might not be an issue.

If you want to know more about timing considerations, see the following article:

What is Your Budget?

In the end it all comes down to timing and budget. Fortunately WordPress is very cost effective, especially when you consider some of the alternative options out there. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be “free”. Nor should you expect it.

There is a strong possibility that you will need to invest in other plugins or themes beyond just LearnDash. In fact, I’d say that nearly all people who use LearnDash purchase additional tools as well.

The number of extras you buy sort of depends on your needs. The more unique, the more it will cost.

If you want to know more about cost considerations, see the following article:

Will You Like Using WordPress?

This can’t be overlooked: some people enjoy using WordPress but others do not. It’s possible that you will fall into the latter depending on your previous experiences, background, and project needs.

WordPress is pretty accessible and there are plenty of training resources out there, but it’s not for everyone.

If you want to know more about whether WordPress is a good choice for you, see these two articles:

Still Not Sure?

We get it – choosing a learning management system isn’t an easy choice.

If you are wondering wither LearnDash will meet the needs for you then we encourage you to write us with some additional details. We would be happy to help you determine if we are a good fit (and if not, what options you may have instead).

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About Justin Ferriman

Justin Ferriman started LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide for creating (and selling) their online courses. Justin's Homepage | Twitter

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