#1 LMS Platform to Grow Your Knowledge Business

Everything you need in a single WordPress platform:

  • Build your website
  • Create landing pages
  • Get detailed analytics
  • Develop marketing automation
  • Send emails
  • Build communities
  • Accept payments

Love the idea of using WordPress for your membership so that you have full ownership of your site? Want to minimize the overwhelm of finding the right plugins and themes AND keeping them up-to-date? 

If you’ve been looking for a solution that’s easy-to-use and easier to implement because you want total ownership over your content and control over your design, WP-Tonic is the answer you need. 

We’ll help you find the best plugins for your membership, onboard you via Zoom, and start helping you reach your goals. 

Whether you need: 

  • a WordPress native marketing automation on par with Active Campaign
  • a video hosting platform
  • plug-and-play design capabilities for email, course/membership content, and web pages

The Top 5 Benefits of Using a Self-Hosted WordPress LMS Solution

#1 – Totally Customizable

You get to decide exactly how your website, courses, and lessons are going to look, how you want your courses and lessons to be laid out, and you can add other plugins or add-ons to customize everything to your heart’s desire.

You can really create a truly custom membership website, which will allow you to build your online courses on WordPress, gives you a lot more flexibility, and has a lot more power built into it.    

Using a membership plugin like LifterLMS or LearnDash affords you the flexibility to offer a mix of memberships, online courses, digital downloads, and digital products or coaching.

There’s a reason that 40% of the web is powered by WordPress!

#2 - Ownership and Extensibility

WordPress is incredible because there are so many great options to choose from and different plugins and add-ons that you can use to extend the functionality of your site. With it, you can build things to work the way you want them to and you’re not waiting for an update with the functionality that you really need for your online business to show up someday.

Plus, when you build on WordPress you have full access and control of your content and members. You can regularly back up your site; if you need to export members, content, or anything else from your site, you can quickly and easily do that on WordPress. This is such an important point because so many clients get semi-trapped on a fully-hosted solution like Kajabi:  if you want to move away from these types of platforms it becomes a major, expensive pain in the backside.

#3 - No Additional Charges or Transaction Fees

Another great feature of using WordPress to run your online courses is that a lot of the WordPress course plugins do not have any transaction fees aside from the processing fees withheld by your payment processor. When using a platform as a service, one thing to watch out for is their fees.

#4 - Total Design Flexibility

Online course design examples

When it comes to online courses, there are very traditional designs with simple things like sidebars and maybe even progress tracking. However, a lot of times, as of course creators and creative entrepreneurs, we want things to look gorgeous on our websites and WordPress makes this possible.

  • WordPress makes it easy to design mobile-friendly sites, as well as custom and unique layouts.
  • Whatever you have in mind, you can do it on WordPress.

With all of that flexibility comes a little bit more maintenance. One of the drawbacks of having this amount of flexibility is that you will probably need to upkeep and maintain things as you add new courses or material to your online programs. That’s what WP-Tonic helps you with!

#5 - Ongoing Development

Lastly, and most importantly a major benefit of WordPress is that it is constantly improving.

WordPress isn’t just a static tool; it’s constantly evolving as technology evolves.

There are new versions and features being released regularly. And, it’s becoming even easier to use with these new evolutions.

That in and of itself makes it a really great platform to choose and build your online courses on, especially when paired with the control and the power that you have over your content.