The education industry has changed ever since smartphones with big screens were launched. Instead of making their children go to a nearby coaching class or school, parents are opting for a digital model of education. These days, parents make their children use learning applications or websites that sell courses online. Who publishes the courses? Well, the courses can be published by anyone who knows the subject/topic well. The best thing is that the online education industry is still booming. There’s an opportunity for every learned person to make money online.
Although you can record your course and publish it on a video streaming platform, you can earn more money by selling courses on your own site. If you hire someone to build an education portal, you may have to spend over 500 USD (a good education site has several features). With WordPress and Eduma theme, you can launch a full-fledged education site for below $200 without writing a single line of code or hiring someone. $200 = the price of the theme ($69) + hosting/domain cost.
Why Eduma? Well, Eduma is a top-rated education and best-selling WordPress education theme. The template has been designed and built by the developers of the LearnPress plugin. For those who are not aware, LearnPress is the best plugin to create, manage, sell courses online. Eduma offers premium LearnPress add-ons, the premium version of the Isotope filter script, and it provides two premium plugins – WPBakery page builder & Revolution slider. WP Bakery is one of the best page builder plugins and the Revolution slider is the best slider plugin for WP.
The LearnPress add-ons allow admins to create quizzes, certificates and manage them. It lets users who have purchased a course write a review of the course. It also includes a grade book that instructors can use to assign a grade to students that have completed a course, taken a quiz, etc.
Features of Eduma WordPress education template:
As in other WordPress themes, you should use the built-in theme installer tool of WordPress CMS to install Eduma. You can also install the template manually by moving the Eduma template’s zip file to the “themes” sub-folder of the “wp-content” directory with the help of an FTP tool and activating the template manually from the WP dashboard. Here are the steps you can follow to install Eduma with the built-in theme installer tool of WordPress:
- Click the “Appearance” option displayed on the left sidebar of the WordPress dashboard.
- Click the “Themes” menu and choose the “Add New” option.
- Now, click the “Upload Now” button and then select the “Eduma theme’s zip file” after clicking the “Choose File” button.
- Once the button “Install Now” is activated, click it.
- You’ll now see the option to preview or activate the theme. Select the activate option.
Once WP installs the Eduma template, you’ll now see a new entry “Eduma” on the left sidebar of the WordPress dashboard. Hover your mouse pointer over this entry and click the “Getting Started” option. Now follow the steps of the wizard displayed on the screen.
You can customize/manage the Eduma WordPress theme’s header, footer, courses, menus, portfolio, etc with the live customizer tool of WordPress. Eduma supports left/right sidebars. It also lets you remove the sidebar from the pages of a website.
The template supports list/grid views and has the option to enable breadcrumbs. It ships with a custom-built popup login module that allows users to login with their WordPress or Google, Facebook, Twitter accounts. Eduma supports text/image logos, sticky sidebars, Google fonts, mega menus, etc. It has an ajax search tool and options to change the footer’s background-color, etc. It supports smooth scrolling.
The Eduma WordPress education theme supports Elementor. The page builder ships with several elements. Thus, you can design attractive home pages for your site with it. Although WP Bakery is a great tool for designing pages, if you don’t like it, you can use Elementor to design pages for your WordPress powered education site.
Eduma ships with carefully designed demos that you can import and use on your site. The demos are designed by experts. They have a great design. You can import and use them with a few clicks of the mouse.
Subscription management and payment methods
The Eduma theme allows users to sell multiple types of subscriptions/courses online. You can accept payments with one of these four services:
- Paypal, Stripe.
- Authorize dot net, 2Checkout
The theme also ships with 2 premium add-ons that will make the task of registering an account, finding and buying the subscription plan/course easy for the users.
When users buy a plan, they should get access to the courses and you should be able to manage the users. Eduma ships with a sophisticated membership management system.
Once you sell a subscription plan, you can either teach the students from a remote location in real-time or give students access to a pre-recorded video or written notes. In my perspective, the live conference is the best way to teach students. The Eduma WordPress theme allows you to use the Zoom video conferencing service with the help of the Zoom plugin. To use Zoom on your site, you should generate API credentials and add them to the Zoom plugin settings interface. The developers of Eduma gives users access to a detailed guide that explains how to use Zoom with the theme.
Is zoom safe?
Last month, security experts had revealed some issues in the Zoom video conferencing app. The company behind the application claims to have fixed the issues.
Speed and SEO
The Education WordPress theme uses optimized SQL queries to fetch data from the database. It doesn’t employ the JS code that takes several seconds to execute. The template has a mobile-friendly design. It loads fast on mobile/desktop/tablet browsers. Also, the theme uses structured data markup.
- RTL language, WooCommerce, bbPress support.
- Multi-column footer.
- Option to import/export data.
- GDPR ready.
- Bottom CTA.
Eduma is the best theme for educational sites and for selling courses online. It is affordable and feature-packed.