Education is an amazing evergreen business. If you have extensive knowledge about a subject, you may want to consider creating an eLearning site. In this article, we'll list out the best WordPress themes for eLearning sites.

These themes not only aid WordPress lovers, but the customization is done by the independent developers and designers – so you're also helping blog owners. They grant frameworks for universities, schools, colleges, and academies to have customized LMS and e-courses to make education more feasible.

When we talk about an education-related website, we mean a couple of things: a course portal that is easy to understand for the students, student interaction/community feature (you may consider looking at our best BuddyPress theme collection for creating a community site).

If you are planning to create a completely new site, you may consider looking at our guide to creating a WordPress site step by step in just five minutes. Also, don't forget to check our comprehensive list of best education themes for WordPress.

Top ELearning WordPress Themes

#1 - eLearning WP

This theme built with the LearnPress plugin tops the list with its outstanding capabilities. It is one of the best LMS WordPress themes. The smart learning management system (LMS) raises its bar by providing a flexible platform to soothe the control of units, lessons, courses, quizzes, and questionnaires. Moreover, you can seamlessly create and sell your courses either free of cost or with a premium rate.

The various add-on features – namely the one-click installation, drag and drop page builder, co-instructors, compatibility with bbPress integration communication forum, and BuddyPress integration – make it one trusted theme for schools and institutions.


#2 - Learn

Costing $49, Learn is another powerful theme built on the WordPress platform for e-learning. Along with its smart learning management system, it is fully web-responsive and retina ready. The responsiveness makes it appear intact despite the screen size of the device.

Its compatibility with The Events Calendar reminds you of important dates coming up. Its one-click import of demo content and Sensei WooCommerce LMS, with the Sensei plugin, is also persuasive. You can manage, create or add free or premium courses, lessons, quizzes, and questions.

Learn Education Theme

#3 - eLearn

eLearn is an advanced WordPress theme for cool learning websites. It is a multi-purpose theme with intuitive and flexible page layouts for switching among the three landing pages. The theme is fully and easily customizable due to its powered open-source Unyson WordPress framework and the most popular front-end structure, Twitter Bootstrap v3.

It is responsive to all devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Drag and drop elements, creating pages quickly, create custom layouts, and more are simplified with this theme. The posting of the project, lesson or tutorial videos is also facilitated.

eLearn WordPress Theme

#4 - SmartOWL

With its impressive design and eye-catching CSS animations, flawless integration with WooCommerce, great one-click importer, and simple, clean code, this theme has been highly recommended for eLearning. Along with kudos to the developers, the reviews about customer support are also very positive.

It offers numerous predefined templates to switch the look of the theme, multi-page swapping, creating and managing events, shortcodes on Bootstrap and stepwise documentation for $59. Video and Background Parallax, Slider Revolution and Visual Composer are also accredited.

SmartOWL WordPress Theme

#5 - Language School

Pricing at $49, this theme perfectly suits those searching a platform to sell their tutorials, courses, teachings, and lessons online. Built with compatibility with bbPress 2.5.x, Visual Composer 4.9.x and Bootstrap 3.x, it provides many benefits for schools and institutions to sell courses as a package or independently – either free or at premium prices.

You can create tutorials and add quizzes, lessons, and questions. The individual profile for the instructors and learner eases out the management and helps in understanding the wish list of students.

Language School WordPress Theme

#6 - Eduma Education WP

Education WP is introduced as the next generation of eLearning WP from the same makers. It features all the capabilities of the previous version: namely drag & drop, bbPress, WooCommerce and much more, along with improved UI/UX.

It boosts much about it's perfect LMS based on the top LMS plugin from the official WordPress Plugins Directory LearnPress. Easy to update and change the theme are other benefits of Education WP. Moreover, you receive a package of LearnPress premium add-ons worth $500 while using this theme (which costs just $64).

Eduma Education WordPress Theme

#7 - EducationPress

EducationPress is another fantastic WordPress theme for schools, colleges, institutions, and universities looking for a smart LMS. It uses CoursePress Pro Plugin to create text courses and quizzes, share audio and video tutorials, invite students and allow learners to upload and download course material.

As an instructor, you can create questionnaires and assignments to grade students; whereas as a learner, you can maintain a workbook for all of the work. It is compatible with BBPress, Bootstrap, BuddyPress, WooCommerce and many other payment gateways, and costs $59.

EducationPress#8 - KLEO

Kleo is the #1 selling BuddyPress themes for 2016 for e-Learning and won Envato’s BuddyPress "Most Wanted" competition. It is web responsive and does not depend on the screen size of the device. Other features such as Sensei Plugin, Retina Ready, and Social Network theme integrate with BuddyPress as a complete package, making it even more awesome.

With this theme, you can build your community, make friends, create courses, write lessons, communicate to experts, write on your professional blogs, share ideas, and write an attractive portfolio. Moreover, it has an intuitive admin interface, so the UI customization for more sidebars, colors, fonts and layouts is easy.

KLEO WordPress themes

#9 - Diplomia

This theme is another great option for schools and universities looking for LMS and other functionalities. It is well documented and includes PHP, CSS, and JS files. Along with being compatible with WooCommerce, bbPress, Visual Composer and Bootstrap, it also has a responsive UI keeping it mutilated on almost all devices.

LearnPress Plugin, Slider Revolution, Custom shortcodes, Google fonts, Events calendar and Translation ready are other great features of this theme. It also includes styling for the Contact Form 7 plugin and parallax image scrolling sections.

Diplomia WordPress Theme#10 - Skillfully

This WordPress theme is designed to serve as a professional online marketplace of e-courses to sell tutorials, lessons, units, quizzes or recruit a team of specialists to create an Academy of tutors for $59. It is compatible with Sensei plugin from WooThemes, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms and Events Calendar.

The user can take courses for free or paid, or you can have a special preview of the courses. To add an interesting element, it adheres to Google’s Material Design specification and uses cards to display events and courses in a modern design layout and menus.

Skillfully WordPress Theme

#11 - Estut

Being available on both HTML and PSD templates, Estut is another WordPress theme for education and eLearning designed for schools, colleges, and universities developed by Theme Forest Top Elite Author.

It has a unique integration to UberMenu (Mega Menu WordPress plugin), WooCommerce, Amazing Revolution Slider, Visual Composer, and Bootstrap 3. It is web responsive, mobile compliant, HTML5, W3C and CSS3 strictly valid based. It has a powerful admin panel and costs $59.

Estut WordPress Theme

#12 - Learning System

Priced at $49, the Learning System theme is built for selling online courses and teaching classes. You can create custom online courses where students sign up and access them. You can also create a one-on-one or group coaching system for students with payment integration, and conduct online classes.

There are five homepage variations, course pages, and a course development framework where you can add lessons, add quizzes, and add questions. If there are multiple trainers involved, it is possible to create the instructor profiles too, as well as the learner profiles.

You can integrate with Stripe and PayPal for online payment or enable offline payments locally. Students can review or rate the courses, and you can sell courses through the WooCommerce integration as well. There is bbPress and BuddyPress integration possibilities as well.

Learning System WordPress Theme


The various WordPress themes for education serve different sets of people, all with a different purpose. Though they share similar technologies, they are still distinguishable through their respective unique features.

Undoubtedly, eLearning WP offers many benefits and stands tall amongst the themes; but Kleo can also be preferred due to its smooth admin interface.  The customer review for SmartOWL also ranks it among the best themes.

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Originally published Jan 1, 2020 12:33:00 PM, updated February 04 2021


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