Guru has been created for those building an educational website with WordPress and would like to take advantage of the powerful Sensei LMS plugin from WooThemes.
The visual design of the Guru theme is clean, corporate, and professional, and does a great job of creating the right environment for promoting and delivering online learning materials. Thanks to its responsive design, visitors will be equally at home on your website, whether browsing on their desktop workstations, or logging in from their smartphones.
As well as including full support for the Sensei elearning plugin, this WordPress theme also makes it easy to harness the power of a selection of other top quality plugins for adding social networking, ecommerce, event scheduling, and email newsletter integration features to your LMS website.
As well as a useful set of LMS-related features, Guru isn’t lacking on the features you would expect to find in a premium WordPress theme. These include mega menus, one-click install dummy data, a choice of page layouts, and a library of useful shortcodes.
With Sensei handling the course content delivery and WooCommerce allowing you to charge for access to those courses, Guru has been built specifically for anyone who wants to start teaching online and build an elearning training website that has the potential to generate revenue on a recurring basis.
Teaching coursework has never been easier, all within WordPress. With the Sensei plugin you can create courses, write lessons, and add quizzes. Set lesson and course pre-requisites, allow user registration and even charge for your course content using WooCommerce if you want.
Seamless WP integration – Using Sensei is as easy as creating a WordPress page or post, with it being powered by it’s own “Lessons” custom post type. The plugin is designed around the intuitiveness of the WordPress user interface.
Easy content creation – Create courses, write lessons, then add quizzes to test your learners. Setting up pre-requisites for both courses and lessons is a breeze in this hugely flexible plugin.
Quick user registration – Signing up for a course is super easy with Sensei using WordPress’s user registration facilities. Learners then have access to a dashboard and can track their course/lesson progress.
Charge for courses – Sensei seamlessly integrates with WooCommerce allowing you to charge for courses. It’s as simple as setting up a product and linking it to a course.
Course analytics – Sensei provides reporting facilities which provide you with an overview of your content, grades, as well as the students who are registered with the site.
Test Anything – With a variety of question types at your disposal, there’s virtually no limit to the kind of quizzes you can create.
Question Bank – Create a ‘bank’ of questions, and display a random selection of them to your learners when they take a quiz.
Quiz Grading – Have your simple quizzes graded automatically, or choose manual grading for questions that require review by a teacher.
Build courses in minutes – Reuse your presentations and videos or a wide range of online material. Make stunning courses with minimal effort.
Customisable to your needs – Your own logo and color scheme, fonts etc., Make your LMS look the way you dreamt it.
Reports that make sense – Simple and comprehensible analytics about everything that happens inside your learning / Teaching environment.
Mobile friendly – An LMS built from scratch to work with PC, iPad, iPhone, Android (and similar) devices.
Easy to maintain – Built with a preference for conventions over configurations. This means fewer things to configure, more time to deliver great training.
SEO — Fully hand coded, semantic and written to bring good ranking on search engines. The theme has good use of h1,h2,h3 tags. Given priority to Content hierarchy in the markup. Famous Allin one SEO and Yoast plugin Compatible.
WPML Compatible / Localization / Multilingual — Guru loaded with WPML compatibility. You can create your site in multiple languages.
Event Calendar Plugin (Free and Pro) – You can create and manage events. Adding photos, maps, external links, description and event count down, featured and upcoming events list, event calendar based on day, week, month, event short codes are included.
Home page and all other pages can have different layouts and with one click visual short code builder you can bring tons of layout possibilities. Descriptive and design components such as a features lists, carousels, testimonials, pricing table, accordion, tabs, buttons, quote, icons, divides, toggle, progress bars, fancy box and many more are included in the short code builder.