If you have an education-based project and wondering what would be the perfect theme for your site, then you are in for a treat.
There are tens of thousands of WordPress themes available online, but most of them are not designed for education-based sites. I am sure you’ve already started surfing some of the marketplaces and struggling to find the right one for you.
To make things easier, I am going to share a list of top 15 education WordPress themes, both free and premium. And this list is updated for 2020, so don’t worry. We got you covered with all the best and most recent themes.
Things To Know Before Choosing An Education Theme
There are mainly two types of education WordPress themes. One for selling online courses. And another one is for educational organizations like schools, colleges, and universities.
You need to be a bit careful to choose the right theme for you. Here are a few things you need to know before selecting an education theme.
Online Courses: If you are going to create a site for online courses, then you need to make sure that the theme is powered by a good Learning Management System (LMS). At the same time, it should support your desired payment methods.
Educational Organizations: If you are going to create a site for education organizations like school, college, or university, you need to make sure that the theme is offering different types of homepage layouts. At the same time, it should be highly customizable.
Now let’s get started with the first theme of our list.
1. WPLMS Theme
If you have a courses-based online education business, then you will need a complete learning management system. And sometimes you pay a recurring monthly fee to have these features on your site, but with WPLMS, you won’t.
Not only will you have a great education theme that suits your topic and that you could customize, but you will also have a complete learning management system that allows you to create an amazing learning experience for people who purchase your courses.
- Front end course creator to make it easy to create your courses.
- Course management to easily have a quick look about how your course is doing and easily manage it.
- User dashboards.
- Activity recording to know what your students are loving and doing with your course.
- Collaborate with other constructors and profit.
- Easily add quizzes and questions.
- Make it easy to upload assignments.
- Award badges and certificates to give your course extra credibility.
- And much more.
The theme is updated frequently, and the team did a very good job with the theme. It has been downloaded 20k+ times and has a 4.51 star-rating, which is amazing for a theme that costs only $69.
2. Education WP
With the new 4.0 version released, this theme is compatible with the latest WordPress update, the 5.0. It is also compatible with the Elementor plugin — one of my favorite page builders.
You can use for multiple purposes like school, university or for selling online courses. They have multiple demos to demonstrate the power of this theme.
It integrates with the LearnPress plugin to offer you the capabilities of a learning management system.
- Drag & drop course builder.
- Sell courses directly on your site without housing a full e-commerce system like PayPal, Stripe, authorize.net, 2Checkout and offline payment.
- Easily integrate with paid membership pro to sell courses membership.
- Easily manage the commission rate.
- Create a discussion forum with bbPress.
- Build a community on your site using BuddyPress.
- Easily install any of the demos on your site with a 1-click install option.
It is also one of the top selling themes on the ThemeForest marketplace with over 17k downloads and 4.78 star rating. And it will cost $69.
What about not just getting 1 theme, but getting 5 themes instead, and all with multiple demos.
Well, Themesgrove does just that for you, offering you a wide range of flexible options to help you get the perfect option that suits you and your needs.
The theme integrates with the LearnPress LMS to help you create engaging courses and sell them on your site.
- Support multiple payment systems to accept payments like PayPal, Stripe, Bank Transfer & Checks.
- A course analytics to understand what content is helping your students and where are they stuck.
- Easily add content, lessons, & quizzes.
- Grade quizzes automatically without much work from you.
- The ability to drip the content to be shown at a specific time after registering.
- Track the progress of your learner and see a detailed review.
Did I mention that you can import demo in one click? This way, you have a wide range of options to choose from, and you can easily install the one that you want.
Masterstudy Education is created by the team at Stylemix Themes and is sold on the ThemeForest marketplace.
It offers a unique feature where you can import Udemy courses to your site and earn a commission on every sale. It offers amazing different demos that you could easily 1-click import into your site, offering you the different ways to use this theme in different scenarios.
- Great user friendly interface.
- Accept online payments using PayPal or Stripe.
- Easily add questions in a lesson.
- Easily create quizzes with limited time.
- A messaging system so users can contact each other.
- Sell memberships using paid membership pro.
LMS WordPress theme is created by the team at ThimPress and is sold on the ThemeForest marketplace. This is the same team which created the Education WP Theme.
The LMS WordPress theme uses LearnPress for the LMS capabilities, which is the #1 free LMS plugin for WordPress.
You have access to features like:
- Create your course using the drag & drop builder.
- Sell your course directly using PayPal payment gateway, 2Checkout, Stripe, aAuthorize.net, and offline payment.
User-focusedlearning experience like the ones you get on Udemy, Lynda, Teachable andThinkific.
- Sell memberships using the LearnPress Paid Memberships Pro plugin.
- Create your own course landing page and then embed the enroll shortcode to integrate it with your system
With its high loading speed and the features available in this theme, it is a great one to consider.
Educat is a beautiful and modern designed education WordPress theme which is sold on TemplateMonster for $98. This multi-functional theme is a right choice for online class, school, college or university websites.
This fully responsive theme is highly customizable. There are already 71+ homepages created to help you choose the one that suits your need.
- Built on the KingComposer drag & drop page builder that makes it easy to create powerful pages and powerful courses.
- Comes with a custom slider, galleries, and events.
- Comes with 40+ King Composer add-ons, 15+ Educat add-ons to help you create a powerful learning experience.
- Different shortcodes to make it easy to edit the theme and add the parts you want.
School is a clean and light design WordPress theme for schools, classes, and other educational programs. This fully responsive theme is developed by the team at MyThemeShop.
- One-Click Demo Installation.
- Users can rate posts/content.
- Optimized for fast performance.
- Easily change the color from the dashboard.
- Different post type like the event post type to share scheduled events.
Skilled is a great theme sold on the ThemeForest marketplace.
It can help you create a complete Learning Management System. You can do that by integrating the “Sensei” plugin, the best WooCommerce plugin to easily create your courses and sell it on WordPress, which you need to purchase separately and which can be a con for this theme.
- Easily make it viewable for displaying the progress of the current course for users.
- Course analytics to provide an overview of the content & grades.
- Easily allows you to charge for courses with WooCommerce integration.
- Create quizzes to test your learners.
- Have the quizzes graded automatically.
- Get the Sensei certificates extension to help you add certificates for your course.
- Create badges.
- And much more.
There are already 6 color skins available to choose from. Choose the one that suits your branding and the audience that you want to target.
Academica Pro is a great choice for educational organization. It offers 3-column homepage layout and event calendar integration. This theme is developed by the team at WPZOOM. The 3.0 update is a huge one because it comes with many new features.
- 3 menus in the header instead of 2.
- 4 Homepage templates.
- Color styles for widgets.
- WooCommerce support which is huge to sell your courses.
- Comes with a featured slider that can appear on your pages as well as your posts.
- Improved mobile navigation.
- Social icons in the header.
You could also have an events integration with the free The Events Calendar plugin. The 1-click demo importer feature is here as well so that you don’t have to start from zero.
10. Education Center
Education Center is another theme sold on the ThemeForest marketplace created by the team at Theme REX.
It integrates with the LearnDash LMS to easily create your courses, add quizzes to make your courses more interactive, have timing and schedules for the lesson, create certificates & badges.
- One-click demo installation.
- Use any of the different headline styles.
- Change the colors as you want.
- Get started with the 4 ready-made schemes.
- And much more.
11. Education Pro
Education Pro is created by the team at StudioPress. It is created on the Genesis Framework, one of the first frameworks that remains powerful until today.
This means you have a well-developed, high-quality theme, fast-loading, highly-optimized for search engines theme, and a top-notch support team.
StudioPress is one of the first companies to release premium themes, and they are really good at what they do.
- Theme Options & Customizer for better customization.
- Customizable header.
- Pre-made templates to build your site.
- Four widget areas.
- Fully responsive and optimized for every browser.
12. Ed School
If you want a theme that works perfectly with education blogs, then this theme is one to consider.
It is created on the WPBakery Page Builder, giving you different customization options to edit the theme and have it suit your needs. It gives you access to 23 custom widgets to use beside the 40 content elements already available with the plugin.
You also have access to 24 different pages with different school niches to help you not start from scratch as well.
It also integrates easily with many powerful plugins like the Contact Form 7, Tribe Events Plugin, Mammoth Mega Menu, Revolution Slider (offered for free).
- Highly customizable.
- One-click demo installation.
- 18 custom widgets.
- Modern & responsive design.
Created by the team at Templatic, Education Academy is a great option for many educational institutions.
- You can easily get started by 1-click installing the demo.
- You could also customize the homepage to restructure it as you want since it is widgetized.
- You can tweak the colors as you want easily.
- There are few page templates that you could use like staff members, courses that you could use to get started, so you don’t have to start from scratch.
It is a great option to get started with.
14. Eikra Education
Eikra isn’t an old theme like many of the ones mentioned here. It was created just a year ago on the ThemeForest marketplace. It comes with a rating of 4.86 stars.
- It comes with 14 homepage layouts to choose from.
- It integrates with LearnPress to easily create course curriculum, lessons, quizzes, review your students, payment integration with multiple options.
- You can also style the course pages as you want.
- It also comes with 20+ header variations.
- It has 23 custom add-ons.
It is a great theme to get started with. It is not that old, but it is powerful and the developer is very active.
15. Scholarship Pro
Scholarship Pro is a great educational theme created by the team at MysteryThemes.
It comes right of the pad with:
- 10+ widgets to customize the homepage as you want
- Unlimited color options, so you can make the blog look as you want
- Compatible with WooCommerce so you could use all the add-ons to create a full-fledged e-commerce store,
- Easily import the demo with the 1-click option
- Multiple typography options
- And much more
It is a great theme to check out.
There are 15 themes already mentioned here in this post. You can get started with some of them for free, while other themes are paid. Now you don’t need to worry about wandering around, looking on all marketplaces to find the perfect theme for your site.
You already have a list of the top 15 themes to create your education blog. They also come with different features, so choose the one that best suits your needs.
Take the time to check these 15 themes and then go with the one that you prefer.
Also tell us below which one you’re choosing.