It’s fall, which means everyone will be returning to school soon if they haven’t already. This also means it’s time for schools and educators to get their stuff together in preparation for the new school year. What better time than now to give your school website or online course catalogue an update?
We’ve collected some of our favorite education, learning and course management WordPress themes to help you get started. Just click on the theme images to learn more!
Build your best online learning site with BuddyBoss. This feature rich platform includes everything you need to create, publish and even sell your courses online. The BuddyBoss theme works seamlessly with Gutenberg and Elementor, so you can create an custom layout you might want. Plus built-in support for LearnDash means you can courses with advanced options for prerequisites, email notifications, multi-tier courses, assignment management, access expiration, and more. Other theme features include social groups, member achaivements, discussion topics, mobile ready courses, and supported integrations for popular plugins such as BuddyPress, AppBoss, WooCommerce, MemberPress, Events Calendar Pro, WP Job Manager, GamiPress and Gravity Forms.
WPLMS is a comprehensive Learning Management System WordPress theme developed by VibeThemes and for sale on ThemeForest. This awesome theme is a complete academic and educational framework for managing courses, tests, evaluations, statistics and so much more. This is the perfect WordPress theme for schools, educational institutions, or certification programs.
WPMLS has everything you can think of for an educational site plus more. The theme includes support for courses as well as course descriptions, units, course pricing, length, ratings, reviews, instructor, and even number of students enrolled. With the integrated WooCommerce e-commerce plugin it’s easy to sell your courses after you’ve added them. Plus as students complete courses they receive evaluations, scores, badges and certifications through the online system.
A great feature of this theme is the user profiles. Students can create their own profiles to then register for courses, participate in the bbPress forums, or take part in the BuddyPress social network. Teachers however have an even more powerful user dashboard from which they can track course activity, see quiz and test submissions, view course statistics and contact students. WPLMS makes it completely possible for students and teachers to interact with each other online.
This theme truly is a framework. It includes comprehensive statistics for administrators and teachers, private forums and groups (perfect for study groups), an easy to use drag & drop page builder, live them customizer support, tons of custom widgets and shortcodes, plus much more.
Academy makes it easy to teach and learn online. The theme includes options for user profiles, courses & lesson plans, WooCommerce integration, custom fonts & colors, course features (subscriptions, certificates, ratings, etc.), custom shortcodes and more. With all this and more you can build an awesome edu site in no time.
eLumine is an elegant and feature rich theme that is fully compatible with LearnDash. Use the theme’s built-in options for LearnDash courses, customizable quizzes, stylish layouts, leaderboards, social sharing, bbPress forums, BuddyPress networks, dynamic sidebars and more. eLumine is full of awesome settings and features (as well as a visual builder) to make creating your site simple.
LMS is a responsive learning management system for WordPress, and since it features courses, teacher profiles, quizzes, ratings, user profiles, course tracking, and more it’s a great start for your online educational program. Plus with Sensei, BuddyPress, Event Calendar, WooCommerce and MailChimp compatibility you can add all kinds of great features to your website.
Guru is a clean education theme that utilizes the popular Sensei plugin for easy course management, as well as WooCommerce so you can monetize your site by selling the courses you add. What else can this theme do? Lots! Like page building with the Visual Composer, full teacher profiles, events via the Event Calendar plugin, test & quiz support and tons more.
Building a website for your school or university is easy with the Varsita education WordPress theme. There are a ton of great online learning tools included with this theme such as the Themeum LMS plugin, PayPal integration, course & lesson management, staff profiles, custom events, built-in media player and even the Visual Composer for custom built pages.
The clean and professional design of the Edubase learning and events WordPress theme makes it a great choice for any educational program or facility. The theme is fully responsive, so your course listings always look great, and 5 templates make getting started simple. Other features include lessons pages, 2 header styles, teacher profiles, courses, BuddyPress compatibility and the premium Visual Composer & Revolution slider plugins.
Clever Course is a lovely LMS WordPress theme perfect for creating and selling online & offsite courses. Plus with built-in support for user profiles, it’s easy for instructors and students to stay in touch and manage their courses. The theme also comes with course completion certificates, instructor commission support, custom page builder, advanced admin panel and more.
Skillfully is a learning management WordPress theme you can use to skillfully create, display and sell your courses and event tickets. The category filters make it easy to find courses, color pickers make create a custom look easy, and support for Sensei, WooCommerce, Events Calendar Pro and Gravity forms for even more theme features!
EduLMS WP is a lovely education WordPress theme that is perfect for creating a school, university or tutoring program website. The theme includes great features you’ll love like quizzes (plus passing criteria), lessons, assignments and more. This way students and teachers can stay on track! Other features include certification of completion, RTL support, custom shortcodes, included page builder, 5 layouts, WooCommerce & more.
If you’re looking to build an education site, MasterStudy is a great choice. The developers did their research and have packed in all the features you need to excel. This LMS theme is full of features and options for paid & free courses, 2 headers, course reviews, staff profiles, preset color skins, and upcoming events. Plus the included Visual Composer makes page building easy, and Revolution slider means you can create custom sliders too.
Create a responsive children’s school, kindergarten or preschool website with the Fable WordPress theme. This fun and friendly theme includes a one click demo installer to make your life easier, plus a built-in drag & drop page build for easy customizations. But that’s not all – the theme also comes with Slider Revolution, a built-in timetable, powerful theme options panel, theme styles panel and more.
eLearn is a multi-use education WordPress theme with multiple layouts and landing pages included for quick and easy setup. The theme is translation ready, fully responsive, and powered by the Unyson framework for custom designs. Just add videos and posts for your courses, then add a signup for for users to subscribe.
15. Epsilon LMS eLearning
LMS eLearning is a powerful theme for creating an LMS with WordPress. The theme makes it easy to offer online courses for free or for sale, whichever you choose there are tons of features like support for the LearnPress LMS plugin, bbPress forum integration, multiple payment methods (WooCommerce, PayPal, Stripe) and 8 pre-made demos you can import for quick setup!
Create a sweet website for your school, kindergarten, daycare or camp in no time at all with the Kidix education WordPress theme. Use the built-in customizer options to make live design changes for colors, fonts and more to your website. Add your teachers, classes and even photo albums using the included custom post types. Oh, and Kidix is WPML ready for easy translations.
Invent is an education and course WordPress theme created for college and university websites. The theme features full LearnDash support so you can add your courses without a hitch. Invent includes custom post types for courses, news, events, departments, faculty and even a portfolio. This way you can keep content pretty and organized. And with the built-in shortcode generator, creating custom looking pages is no problem at all!
Build a stunning website for your educational facility with the University WordPress theme. With support for LearnDash courses, lessons and quizzes you can add all kinds of online education programs. Plus with the built-in WooCommerce store you can sell access to courses as well as tickets to upcoming events & conferences. Other features include page building, color options, responsive & retina design, custom calendar and more.
Educampus is a simple education and university style WordPress theme with a minimal design and helpful options to get your school website up and running fast. The theme is fully responsive, retina ready, includes the premium Visual Composer & Revolution slider, courses and even a basic events calendar.
20. Little People
Little People is a fun and functional child care, day camp, tutoring, preschool and kindergarten style WordPress theme. Little People provides tons of features for your to build the perfect website for your children’s education program like an easy page builder, premium Revolution slider, TimeTable scheduling plugin, custom fonts and full translation support.
There are driving schools too, and for those Driveme is a great option. This niche education theme is perfect for drivers ed, motorcycle training, semi-truck instructio or even construction equipment driving schools. Whatever you’re teaching folks to drive, Driveme has options for homepage layouts, payment method, booking, colors, course listings and so much more.
22. Education Center
The Education Center WordPress theme makes it simple to create a website (with training courses) for your college, university or online school. The advanced learning management systems features intuitive navigation, flexible courses and limited access for customers (or students) only. Plus there are page templates, unlimited colors, tons of blog styles and more for a custom look.
This education & LMS WordPress theme has all the features you need to build an educational website in no time. Polytechnic allows you to add detailed faculty pages, extended user profiles, a full course catalogue, mega menu site navigation, and more. Plus with Sensei & WooCommerce support you can easily add and sell courses!
24. Baby Kids
Baby Kids is an education and learning premium WordPress theme on Themeforest that you can use to create lovely website for your daycare, school, camp or educational children’s program.
This theme utilizes the Visual Composer plugin, so you can drag and drop elements to create you perfect homepage, contact page and more. Plus with built-in custom post types for events, teachers, excursions, courses and more it’s easy to add all of your program’s information to your site.
Another great feature of this theme is the included Time Table for WordPress. This plugin makes it easy to schedule and color code your courses or classes accordingly. This makes it easy for parents to see what you offer and when. Baby Kids also includes great features for unlimited color options, footer options, events pages, teacher profiles, masonry blog and more.
25. My University
My University is a responsive education theme built with Bootstrap and Visual Composer support for a rock solid foundation and easy customizations. Other features you’ll find useful include advanced course search, color & font options, translation support and extended documentation (to answer any questions you might have).
26. Skilled School Education Courses
Skilled theme is intended both for larger organizations such as schools and universities, and individual tutors as well. As far as design preferences are concerned, this theme has a lot to offer, from 4 available demos and 6 color skins, to pre-made call to action banners that are a necessary part of every website.
Skilled a Sensei compatible theme that takes advantage of WooCommerce for e-commerce functionality and course sales. The developers of this theme conceived and designed it especially for the sale of online courses, taking inspiration from high profile sites like Coursera, Udemy, CodeAcademy and Lynda.
In addition to Sensei and WooCommerce, the theme supports Events Calendar Pro and Contact Form 7, and comes bundled with Visual Composer and LayerSlider. Four distinct demo homepages are available to choose from, and the theme includes support for teacher profiles.
27. School Time Modern Education
No matter the size or the purpose of the school, each should come with a fully functioning website in order to showcase basic admission, location and staff information or provide online lessons and courses and School Time is the perfect solution.
With the included numerous premium features designed specifically for school websites like Visual composer, Google fonts, Schedule events, Contact Form 7, Layer slider, Mammoth Header and footer builder – anyone can set up a beautiful and fully functional school website.
The essential pages of a School Time template include: Homepage for your website with the basic information about your school, About Us with detailed information about admissions and staff, Courses and programs, Blog to keep your students and parents informed about the latest news, Contact to be able to easily reach out to administration, Events for the school calendar year and Galleries to display the atmosphere and environment of your campus.
28. Education Pack
Education Pack is a first multipurpose theme for education and, thanks to the plugin “Learning Course”, allows the complete management of courses, teachers and lessons.
Each demo has been thought out and designed for the specific fields of education such as: University, Campus, College, E-learning School, Music School, Food academy, Driving School, Design School, Language School, Kindergarten and dance Academy. This makes it the perfect education WordPress theme for your learning center.
Education Pack allows you to start selling online courses and organize classes locally whether you specialize in local workshops or online courses – free or premium – for any education field. This extremely powerful theme also offers you an easy one-click demo import feature to help you get started immediately and start selling online courses.
Education pack use its own custom framework that uses the live customizer to make it easy to customize and your site can looks perfect in few steps. In the pack is also the famous and powerful page builder “Visual Composer” which you can use to create amazing custom pages with tons of default and custom components. You don’t need to know the code this page builder thank you to the easy drag and drop tools.
With the LMS plugin students can leave rating of courses for help you maintain the highest standards and they can also compare the course for allow your users to choose the best course for every need. Your users can also pay for courses through secure transactions with PayPal. Plus tons more – making Education Pack a great option!
29. Eduma WP Education
Eduma Education WP is a stunning Education WordPress Theme built with LearnPress LMS, the #1 LMS on WordPress.org, making it a perfect web solution for educational centers, schools, universities and Online Learning Websites.
With numerous of functionalities and 10+ pre-designed templates, it is so versatile and powerful that as long as you are building an education website, you can always build it efficiently with this theme using the least amount of time and effort.
The Drag and Drop page builder and the unlimited amount of options and customizations Education WP offers make it great to work with. While you still have full control over how the site will look and perform, you are still able to apply these customizations easily with the power of SiteOrigin Drag and Drop PageBuilder.
Additionally, the ultimate reason why it matches your education website project is that it serves your demand of looking for a great WordPress LMS. Education WP is built with the best WordPress LMS – LearnPress. Currently, there are 10,000+ active websites and educators using this plugin. LearnPress is famous for its brilliant courses management system categorizing into Units/Sections, Lessons, quizzes, Links and Youtube videos. It also comes with many great addons and features such as Course Collection – Giving you a collection of related courses, or Course Review/Rating, or Quiz Management with many questions types and many other features.
Academia is an education theme specially crafted for educational institutes such as schools, colleges, and language centers. This theme is an easy to use and excellent choice for your institute website.
Don’t waste your time learning code and implementing something new. Academia comes with the powerful Visual Composer, one of the best drag & drop page builders on the market. Adding content, course and media is as easy as dragging and dropping elements into place.
Academia also comes with three homepage variations to allow you to get started faster. Plus it’s fully WooCommerce compatible. WooCommerce integration lets you sell your course or materials. On top of all this, Academia is one of the first theme to come with apple tv effects for your WooCommerce products.
Theme options panel also comes with various headers, shortcodes, MailChimp integration, widget positions and more. Take a look at the features list below to see why Academia is indeed a solid choice for your educational institute.
31. Buntington Education
Buntington is an education and academic premium WordPress theme available from Themeforest. Prim and proper, this theme would be a great option for any school, tutor, college, technical school or other educational program.
Educating minds – young and old – is a tough job. So don’t waste time trying to create an academic website on your own, instead use Buntington. This cool and clean theme has everything you need to create a website for your school or program. Adding courses, galleries and events is a breeze thanks to the custom posts types included with Buntington.
Another great thing about Buntington is how easy it is to personalize the theme for your school. Use the built-in homepage builder to create the perfect main page for your website. Choose the columns, add shortcodes for content and more. You can also create reusable content blocks with the Content Chunks Post Type, so you can just insert your duplicate content without having to retype it each time you add a new post or page.
Buntington also includes great features such as AddThis support, custom sliders, lots of shortcodes, custom widgets, right and left sidebar options and more.
Elementary is an academic and education premium WordPress theme created by Academia Themes. This clean theme is perfect for schools, training facilities, daycares, colleges, technical schools and any other educational facility.
At the heart of any educational facility is the staff and students that make it up, but the school website is way to keep them all informed and connected. Create a beautiful and useful website for your educational facility using Elementary. This lovely theme includes great features that you need to make your school website informative and fun.
The theme’s custom course pages make it easy to add your course list and full course information (description, location, credits, etc.) to your website. And the staff page template is perfect for adding in all your teachers, professors, administers or deans. But that’s not all, there are also page templates for adding galleries and testimonials so potential students can see what your campus is like and read real people’s thoughts about your institution.
Blackboard is an education and academic style WordPress theme created by AcademiaThemes. Built for schools and organizations, this theme gives you plenty of options to create a full course catalogue, schedule events, add galleries and more.
Creating an informative and helpful website is key for any school or educational institution. What good is a website to your students if it doesn’t have all the info they need? With Blackboard it’s easy to create and maintain content relevant to your users. Plus, if you need any help getting started your purchase of the theme also includes an hour of custom coding (to tweak and fine tune the theme) plus a year of support and updates.
Like we said, you need to have info relevant to your students/users. Blackboard makes it easy to add everything a typical student would be looking for. A complete course catalogue (with course codes, credits, duration, semester and more), staff directory (add bios, contact info, title and office number), testimonials, past & future events and even galleries. Blackboard includes page templates that make adding main archive pages for each of the mentioned post types quick and easy – just select the template and save.
Blackboard is a great way to showcase your academic business or facility. Whether you’re a college, professional learning program, tutoring center or other educational related program Blackboard is an excellent WordPress theme that’s sure to impress your students, faculty and even your competitors.
Lectura is a clean and modern education premium WordPress theme created by AcademiaThemes. This template is perfect for creating a website for your school, colege, certification program, summer camp or other organization.
Before committing to a long term or costly program, most people will first research it. When users search for your organization, what do they find? You should have an easy to use website that’s full of content including your courses or program, answers to frequently asked questions, a way to contact you and more. Lectura is a fantastic way to create a modern and useable website that students, parents and potential registrants will love.
Lectura is quick and easy to setup. Use the includes page templates to put together your main archives for your Blog, Staff members, Courses, Events and more. And if you have any questions, you can always contact AcademiaThemes for some help – when you purchase Lectura you also receive 1 full year of support and 1 hour of free custom coding. This is awesome if you run into any bugs, or if you need any tweaks don that you don’t feel comfortable coding yourself.
The theme is also easy to change to match your brand. Choose from unlimited color variations, add custom widgets, include your social media links, add promotional videos and more. With Lectura you’ll be ready to start promoting you organization in no time.
Erudito is an education and business WordPress Theme designed by WPZoom. This fully responsive theme looks great on most devices, and is great for showcasing your school, college, business, or other organization.
Erudito is a clean theme with many useful features, such as custom page templates and post types which make it easy to add pages for current events, departments, or a blog to your site. A widget sidebar and footer make the theme easy to navigate and allow you to choose what is displayed. A clean header, styled pagination, and social media integration are just a few of the more functional aspects of this theme.
Foundation is an educational and academic WordPress theme created by AcademiaThemes. This perfectly proper theme is a great fit for any school, college, academic association or educational institution.
When creating a website for a school or education based business it’s important to highlight the information your readers will use the most. In the case of a school-type website this will most likely be your classes, teachers, events and campus information. Foundation makes adding all of this content and more super easy through the use of page templates. It also looks like they’re using custom post types as well, so adding your staff members, course catalogue, image galleries, teacher or course testimonials and even upcoming events should be as easy as adding a post to your blog.
You could easily use this theme to create a website for a school, certificate program, college, school club or even a sports team. The built-in page templates, social sharing and custom widgets make this theme flexible and easy to use.
Well that’s it for now! Hopefully there was a WordPress theme to perfectly meet your needs. And if not, I’d highly recommend taking a second look at the WPLMS theme above since it comes with powerful Visual Composer for custom layouts on any post or page. Or if you’ve found a different theme that we missed, let us know below. Good luck with the school year!