Premium WordPress Themes for Education

Posted on Jan 23 2015 by in beautiful Wordpress theme 

Many universities, colleges, schools, and online education providers trust the WordPress platform as their Content Management System. Many of the premium educational themes are built with responsive design and are optimized and integrated with LearnDash, the WordPress learning management system. One of the things that makes WordPress a favorite platform for educational websites is the diversity of functionality and flexibility WordPress offers.

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What to Consider When Choosing A Premium Educational WordPress Theme

Educational websites span the globe in terms of what they offer. This means it is very important to understand all of your site requirements before choosing a theme. Focus in on the functionality your site needs to offer. Use the following list to help you focus in on the types of functions and features your site will offer because needs and requirements vary greatly depending on whether you are building a school site or an online learning site.

  • Fully responsive design for use on all devices
  • Online course management system
  • E-learning platform
  • Student performance tracking
  • eCommerce: Manage and sell courses online
  • Create courses and quizzes
  • Receive and make payments
  • Optimized to work with LearnDash

Support and Updates

One of the most important things to consider is the level of support you receive with the theme. You need a theme that will always be compatible with newer versions of WordPress and newer versions of web browsers so that your theme will not become obsolete or force you to change themes. Free themes generally offer only community support and may not be the best choice because the provider may or may not provide updates, newer versions or technical assistance if you get stuck. Most premium themes come with guaranteed lifelong updates, free newer versions and technical assistance. This can be invaluable when reliability is of the essence as it is in an educational setting. You also want a provider that offers superior documentation that is easy to understand and includes things like video tutorials to get your site up quickly and correctly.

Typical Features and functionality of WordPress Education Themes

The following list highlights many of the most common features found in premium WordPress themes for education.

  • Multiple page templates and layout settings
  • Simple theme options for customization
  • Highly customizable without knowing code
  • Unlimited color options
  • Responsive Design
  • eCommerce
  • SEO Friendly
  • Optimized for WordPress LearnDash management system
  • Translation and multi-lingual ready
  • Events calendar
  • Video hosting and support
  • Ranking and ratings system
  • Teacher and student profiles
  • Drag and drop page builders
  • Unlimited sidebars
  • Sliders
  • Custom fonts
  • Testimonials
  • Galleries

How to Choose Your Theme

When you are ready to choose a theme it is helpful to narrow down the choices by starting with only themes that are created with responsive design. In today’s market most sites are accessed on a mobile phone or mobile device so it is important your site looks good and functions properly on any size device. The next filter to help narrow the field should be the type of educational site you are building such as a University website or an online learning course website. Most themes are upfront about what type of education site it is best suited for. eCommerce provides another easy filter. If you need eCommerce for your site it will eliminate many of the educational themes. Audio and video capability is another filter that can be useful in limiting your choices. Once you have a short list then look for the theme that best matches the personality of your school or organization and supports the greatest number of your requirements for the site.

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