When looking at a self-hosted option with WordPress vs. an online training software like Thinkific, your question might be Full Control. That’s a part of our mission, to give you full control over your content, your customers, your site. Have a look, you won’t be disappointed.
Skip the setup
When you sign up with LearnDash you’ll have a lot to configure and quite often needing to hire a developer to get things just right. Thinkific works right out of the box and can be your homepage or your course site as a subdomain.
Beautiful out of the box
With Site Builder from Thinkific, there are Drag & Drop themes and templates that you’ll love! No need to hire a designer to make something just right. You’ll be surprised how easy it is.
Look professional and sophisticated with White-Labeled video and content hosting. No need to shop around for the right solution. Don’t worry about extra bandwidth charges. It’s ready for you with Thinkific.
Updates and Security
Don’t worry about updating to the latest version of WordPress and your plugins. Inevitably an update will happen and break your site. With Thinkific, we are always working on speed and security updates, and push updates typically with no downtime. (Seriously, check out status page)
Integrations as you advance
Your business will grow, and you’ll need more features and tools to support your students. Don’t worry about more plugins or incompatibilities. Thinkific has a wide range of direct integrations, and a comprehensive Zapier integration ready for your best ideas.
Easily enable others to sell for you. Thinkific has an easy to use affiliate system that works, and our customers love it.
We strive for inbox zero every day, and support is our #1 selling point. Don’t believe me? Read our reviews.
|Send Personalized automated emails to your students||Yes||Via Add-on|
|Student progress reporting||Yes||Yes|
|Quizzes, Surveys, Exams||Yes||Yes|
|Built in Student Discussion||Yes||Via 3rd party add on|
|Course reviews (social proof)||Yes||No|
|Multiple Instructors||Yes||Paid Upgrade|
|Marketing & Sales|
|Free, Paid and Subscription||Yes||Yes|
|Stripe & PayPal||Yes||Via add on|
|Site Wide Coupons & Promotions||Yes||Via 3rd party add on|
|Upsells & Bundles||Yes||Via 3rd party add on|
Bulk sell courses, manage students and track progress of the students in the group
|Advanced Marketing Integrations (ie: Mixpanel, InfusionSoft, Segment.io etc.)||Yes||No|
|Courses Landing Page||Yes||Via add-on|
|Course attachments & downloads||Yes||No|
|Unlimited Courses, students||Yes||Yes|
|Create courses with multiple content types||Yes||Yes|
|Prerequisite lessons and courses||Yes||Yes|
|Bulk import course content||Yes||No|
|Bulk Student Import / Enrollment||Yes||No|
|Site Builder – Drag and Drop Page designer||Yes||No|
|Themes and Color pickers||Yes||Paid Upgrade|
|Easily add externally hosted content & apps||Yes||Yes|
|Completion certificates (Issue Completion Certificates seamlessly)||Yes||Yes|
|Private / hidden courses||Yes||No|
|MailChimp Integration||Yes||Paid Upgrade|
|ConvertKit Integration||Yes||Paid Upgrade|