So, last September we introduced the ultimate WordPress LMS, CoursePress (free version | pro version), and it’s been an awesome experience since!
With over 40,000 downloads and active installations on over 5,000 sites (across both versions) it’s been popular, and with a vast number of updates (certificates, better video management, filters, student content management, messaging integration etc.) it’s also been very active but not, IMO, active enough.
Here’s the issue – CoursePress is, I think without question, vastly superior to competing plugins. In fact, we made it with that specific aim in mind – it’s benchmarked against them (and by them I mean Sensei, Namaste, WP Courseware and Learndash). I’m even happy to link to them because I know that CoursePress is just better.
Oh, and of course, unlike all of them, it’s also FREE.
So why aren’t we getting the take-up the plugin deserves?
Well, it could always be marketing, I mean not advertising it at all isn’t gonna help, right? Or the lack of an affiliate program. Or the lack of a mention anything we ever do gets through “official” WP channels (I’m looking at you wppravda.com ;). Or maybe that people just don’t really want to run/sell courses in WordPress. Or it could just be that I’m wrong about it being good.