Need a flexible (and fast) WordPress theme for LearnDash? Check out WPAstra!
One of the first questions people ask us either in pre-sales or support is about their WordPress theme. They want to know if there is a particular theme that works well with LearnDash, or if their current theme will work.
The short answer is “yes” to both those questions. If you want to keep using your existing theme then it’s certainly possible to do so.
But there are also other themes that are built with some “extra” features specific to LearnDash. One of the best ones available today is WPAstra.
What makes this theme so great?
First, the price: it’s free.
You get quite a bit of functionality with the free theme, but if you want even more options then they have a paid plan as well (which includes premium support).
Do you use a popular page builder like BeaverBuilder or Elementor? Well, you’re in luck because this theme works incredibly well with those plugins!
Another important aspect about WPAstra is that it has been specifically built to load incredibly fast. This is important on multiple levels. First, Google cares about load time. If your site takes forever to load then Google might not rank it as high as it would if your site loaded really quickly. If you are selling courses this directly impacts your visibility.
Fast load time is also important for online education. Learners should experience a seamless experience so that they can focus on the content and not be distracted by the performance of the learning management system. WPAstra helps to make sure that this isn’t an issue for your courses (but you should also make sure to use a reputable hosting provider for maximum benefit).
WPAstra has LearnDash specific features.
There are a core set of features available in this theme that you can use right away, and then there are some other features that are specific to LearnDash. Some of these are free, but you will probably find the most interesting ones in the paid plans (starting at $59/year).
Some features you can use right away with your LearnDash program:
- Stunning pre-made LMS and online course templates
- Customizing the content layout of the lessons
- Distraction free learning mode
- Conversion optimized checkout (great for selling courses!)
- Color & typography controls of LearnDash templates
- Learner profile in menu
- and more!
Where to get WPAstra
This theme is free and is available on WordPress.org. You can simply go to APPEARANCE > THEMES and search for WPAstra from your WordPress dashboard.
If you want the pro version then it can be purchased from their website.