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WPLMS is a premium WordPress template designed by the Vibe Themes author to suit any education website. Over twenty plugins, pre-made demos, and dedicated features are ready to help you build any college, university, kindergarten or training center platforms. With WPLMS you will be able to create special systems for both students & teachers and ease the online learning exchange.

Design

The WPLMS theme is a responsive and retina ready WordPress Learning Management System. If I should have to choose a single word to describe this theme, the perfect one is versatile. You can set up many different theme skins that change the website visual appearance from default, to minimal, elegant, or modern. Besides, you can use the boxed or fullwidth version of the theme to display your content.

When you are uploading the WPLMS .zip file, you are welcomed by a wizard setup where you can choose the features you need or want to install on your website like plugins, pages, updates, style (demo), content, design and then, test your new site. This system allows you to decide to import or not the pages, posts, events, settings, sliders, and plugins used with the pre-built demo. In addition, there are six child theme demos.

With the WPLMS theme, you can create pages and posts using various elements brought by plugins and add-ons. For example, if you are trying to build a new page, you can use the EventOn shortcode generator, the Visual Composer, the Vibe Page Builder, or add a BadgeOS Shortcode, or upload a .zip file.

You can create pages using a custom drag and drop plugin called Vibe Page Builder.
If you are used building pages with Visual Composer than you’ll be glad to know that the theme comes with all the essential elements shortcodes, and page templates from the Visual Composer plugin. You can also use one of the nine formats, Vibe shortcodes, and the additional options to create a new post.

You can customize the above the fold area look using a generic, sleek, transparent, or other header styles and upload a logo to the header section, for both mobile and desktop screens. Also, you can make this section sticky, and decide how the navigation search behaves.

As for the bottom section, you can divide the footer area into up to four columns or set one of the four pre-made styles. So, you can display your website’s logo, copyright text, the menu, and the favorite social icons.

All the online courses can be managed globally from the Course Manager tab in the backend panel. One of the interesting features is that you can set up a counter for each course visit, and choose from seven block styles for study classes.

Functionality

You can find all the WPLMS settings on the backend, structured onto the Vibe Options Panel, in 13 submenus. You can customize your website on the frontend as well, using the Live Customizer, where you can manage menu locations, global colors, typography, theme skin, layout, header & footer and more.

WPLMS comes bundled with the drag and drop WP Bakery product, and also the custom Vibe Page Builder. These give you the power to create pages on backend or frontend with ease, using templates, events, shortcodes and extra settings. The Vibe Page Builder plugin is based on 1-4 column system and brings you various modular blocks and a particular set of options.

The WPLMS template comes with 12 sidebar places where you can include over 30 custom widgets. You can use social widgets, organizational or educational ones. The theme comes bundled with 14 free and premium plugins, like bbPress, Buddy Drive, Layer Slider, BadgeOS, Visual Composer and so much more. Also, the theme comes with other 11 custom plugins: Vibe Course Module, Custom Types, Shortcodes, WPLMS Assignments, CoAuthor Plus, Customizer Plugin, Dashboard, Front End and MyCred. Besides, the theme is compatible with the WPML.

The Vibe Themes author explains on their website how WPLMS will help a student or an instructor:

Student

  • Browse course: course directory, rating/reviews, free units, pre-required course
  • Purchase course: combo/single, one-time payment, coupons, subscriptions
  • Start course: audio/video, finish units, timeline & duration, attachments
  • Discuss course: course & unit forums, course groups, private/mass message, private/public forums
  • Take quiz: timer, question types (MCQ, SCQ, text, essay), auto message & results, auto/manual evaluation
  • Complete course: completion certificate, results check, course stats, excellence badge.

Instructor

  • Create course: set badges/certificates, create sections/units, connect forums/groups
  • Create quiz: question bank, audio/video/image questions, set timer, single/multiple choice/small text/essay question types
  • Sell course: set price, enable subscriptions, set pre requisite course, sell products combos
  • Teach course: course groups, unit forums, private/mass message, private/public forums
  • Evaluate: quiz timer, question types (MCQ, SCQ, text, essay), auto message & results, auto/manual evaluation
  • Complete course: completion certificate, course stats, results check, excellence badge.
GENERAL
Item name WPLMS
Category Education
Type Premium
Author Vibe Themes
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 2.7.3
COMPATIBILITY
Content width Full Width
Browser compatibility IE9+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge
WooCommerce Yes
bbPress Yes
BuddyPress Yes
WPML Yes
FONTS AND TRANSLATION
Integrated translation -
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts -
Typekit fonts -
RTL support Yes
POST FEATURES
Video posts Yes
Audio posts Yes
Post templates 3
Link post -
PAGE FEATURES
Page templates 24
Blocks 9
Widgets 32
Header styles 9
Footer styles 4
Mega menus Yes
Sticky menu Yes
Social networks Yes
Shortcodes Yes
PRODUCT FEATURES
WooCommerce version 2.6x
OTHER FEATURES
Demos included 6
SEO optimized -
Custom Theme Updater -
PERFORMANCE
CSS file size 583 KB
Overall speed Medium
USER EXPERIENCE
Total ratings 1089
User rating
Learnability Medium
DESIGN
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
DOCUMENTATION
Difficulty Medium
Explicit screen shots Yes
Video tutorials Yes
Search option Yes
Extra documentation -
PREMIUM PLUGINS
Plugins 25 plugins
VALUE
Price $69
Value for the money Good

Performance

We have tested WPLMS default demo on different page speed tests, and loads at high speed.

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Downsides

You can use custom fonts only if you have some CSS skills. The author produced a tutorial to help you but is not an easy task for a WordPress beginner.

If you want to receive automatic updates, note that you have to enter your Themeforest credentials and a generated Envato API key into the Options Panel.

The theme documentation and knowledge base are not so intuitive, and it might be difficult for a beginner to figure where to find the information on a specific query.

WPLMS Theme
Category: Education
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Conclusion
If you are used to basic blog, personal, creative, news, magazine or multipurpose WordPress themes, the WPLMS template is nothing at all like them. It comes with a different design, precise lines, and every integrated tool is specially created for educational themes, with specific terminology. All the features will help you to manage quizzes, courses, receive/make payments, and stock learning materials.
Good for
  • Flexible, elegant, minimal design
  • One click demos
  • Frontend course management
  • Various premium tools included
Not so good for
  • No custom fonts
  • Usage of the Envato API keys
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Lisa Jones
Editor-in-chief of WPion. 100% passionate about WordPress, Lisa is part time web developer and part time front-end designer. With a master's degree in computer science, she is specialized in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL and PHP. Lisa uses her knowledge and experience to offer you a complete analysis of WordPress most popular themes and plugins.

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