III. Rationale: Why Choose WordPress to host your LMS?
One of the biggest advantages to running your Learning Management System off a WordPress install is that WordPress is open source software developed by a passionate community of coders. But it’s not just the open source software itself which makes it valuable, but it’s also about all of the amazing theme and plugin developers that are designing programs to fit within the WordPress framework.
So compared to other Learning Management Systems, WordPress gives you the potential of getting much more than just a powerful open source option… you get a whole host of tools including marketing plugins to help you sell your course online, social plugins to keep your students involved and beautiful website themes to impress your eCourse site visitors.
And best of all new educational WordPress plugins are being developed all of the time to meet growing demand. So you don’t have to worry about the software going out of date (or looking out of date).
There are other non-WordPress open source software options available on the market, and many of them are quite powerful, but from a design standpoint they leave a lot to be desired.
The beautiful thing about WordPress is and using WordPress plugins to teach online, is that it’s a platform that has a community surrounding it that’s not only interested in the power of the platform… but also in the look of the platform. It’s really a win-win for both teachers and students.