Sensei LMS – Online Courses, Quizzes, & Learning


Create beautiful and engaging online courses, lessons, and quizzes.

Sensei LMS is a teaching and learning management plugin built by Automattic, the company behind, WooCommerce, and Jetpack. In fact, Sensei LMS is used to power all of Automattic’s employee training and courses too.

Your knowledge is worth teaching – teach freely with Sensei LMS!

Powerful LMS Features

  • Integrates seamlessly with your WordPress site, and courses look great with any theme.
  • Track student progress and performance with detailed reports.
  • Craft engaging lessons with no code required.
  • Embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and VideoPress for video-based courses.
  • Add the Course List block to any page or post to display available courses.
  • Customize the look and feel to match your branding and site style.
  • Enable the optional Learning Mode for a distraction free and immersive learning experience.

Quizzes That Reinforce

Leverage the power of quizzes to strengthen your students’ understanding of key concepts and evaluate their progress.

Choose from many question types and quiz settings, including multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, free response, file uploads, and more.

Get More with Sensei Pro

Do more and sell courses with Sensei Pro, which includes:

WooCommerce Integration: Set a price and sell courses with just a few clicks. Sensei Pro integrates perfectly with WooCommerce Subscriptions, Payments, Memberships, and Affiliates extensions too.

Content Drip: For each lesson in a course, you can specify when students will be able to access the lesson content, either at a fixed interval after the date they start the course or on a specific date.

Interactive Blocks: Videos, flashcards, image hotspots, and tasklists can be added to any lesson, and any WordPress page or post.

Advanced Quiz Features: Enable a quiz timer and add an ordering quiz question type. With Pro, you can add individual quiz questions to any WordPress content, not just in a quiz.

Groups & Cohorts: Organize students into groups and cohorts to manage access and customize learning experiences.

Course Access Periods: Select a start date, end date, or a specific amount of time that courses will remain accessible to students.

Conditional Content: Hide and show lessons and content in lessons based on groups, enrollment status, and date.

Priority Support: Our team of expert and friendly engineers are standing by and ready to help!

Learn more about Sensei Pro.

Free Extensions

Certificates: Automatically generate beautiful downloadable PDF certificates for students when they complete a course.

Learn more about Sensei LMS Certificates.

Media & Attachments: Upload media and files like PDFs to a separate uploads area of your course or lesson.

Learn more about Sensei LMS Media Attachments.

Post To Course Creator: Create courses quickly by converting existing blog posts into course lessons in just a few clicks.

Learn more about Sensei LMS Post To Course Creator.


  • Lesson editor
  • Lesson page with Learning Mode enabled
  • Quiz editor
  • Course editor


Automatic installation

  1. Log into your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Enter “Sensei LMS” into the search field.
  3. Once you’ve located the plugin, click Install Now.
  4. Click Activate.
  5. Configure the settings by going to Sensei LMS > Settings.

Manual installation

  1. Download the plugin file to your computer and unzip it.
  2. Using an FTP program, or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation’s wp-content/plugins/ directory on the server.
  3. Log into your WordPress admin panel and activate the plugin from the Plugins menu.
  4. Configure the settings by going to Sensei LMS > Settings.


Where can I get support for Sensei LMS?

For the free plugin, please use the Support Forums for any questions that you may have. We monitor the forums regularly and will reply as soon as we can.

You can also check our Documentation on our website for guides, tutorials, and other helpful information.

Where can I report bugs or contribute improvements to the plugin?

Sensei is developed in public on Github. We welcome anyone to report a bug, submit a pull request, and follow along with our progress.

Visit Sensei LMS on Github.

Does Sensei work with membership plugins?

Sensei LMS can be used in conjunction with Sensei Pro and WooCommerce Memberships to enable you to sell courses as part of a membership plan. See Selling Courses as a Membership for more details.

How can I keep up to date with new releases and announcements for Sensei LMS?

Please visit the Sensei Blog or sign up for our mailing list.


January 16, 2023 1 reply
Excellent plugin, good support and rave reviews. Also, it's great that we can sell courses through WooCommerce (as we should, since they are both part of Automattic). But... The free version should work first, and be useful, and include support. THEN is a good time to ask for an upgrade to the paid version. If the free version doesn't work or needs extra support, there is little incentive to upgrade. Happy users make happy customers. Asking to upgrade before any courses are made is premature.
January 13, 2023 1 reply
Used Learndash, Learnpress, Lifter LMS etc... but this LMS stands out. code-quality is excellent! Love the automattic team!
November 28, 2022 1 reply
Sensei es un gran plugin para crear y vender cursos online de forma sencilla y es increible todas las mejoras que está incorporando en los últimos años. Quién lo haya usado hace 1 año, no sabe lo que tiene ahora, porque el volumen de mejoras y funcionalidades está siendo increible y se agradece mucho. Sensei is a great plugin to create and sell online courses in a simple way and all the improvements that it has been incorporating in recent years are incredible. Anyone who used it 1 year ago doesn't know what they have now, because the volume of improvements and features is being incredible and it's much appreciated
November 18, 2022 1 reply
Ik really liked it. And we were able to convert our wpcourseware lessons to Sensei, how wonderfull. We nearly bought it for 3 sites. There are a few buts: - Lay-out not really attractive and not much possibilities to adjust. - Lay-out of course catalogue is really hideous. - Some translations are so bad, that we are afraid to send the messages to our student (Dutch language). Of-course we can hire a developer to change it all, but after years of experience with other plugins we know everything can be solved, bit it takes a lot of time and energy and every year or so the same issues pop-up. So, no Sensei. Pity. I liked it, its simple and the prices are good. But to many buts.
October 11, 2022 3 replies
The LMS actually works well, but the updates are just crap. For example, the latest update simply overwrites all button styles in our website with !important styles. Doubt that there are competent minds at work here and am frustrated by the poor work!
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2023-01-12 – version 4.10.0
* New: Course theme installation through the onboarding wizard
* Add onboarding theme step #6182, #6251, #6273
* Add onboarding theme step backend #6211
* Install Course theme #6231
* Add usage tracking for Setup Wizard Course Theme step #6252
* Add Sensei Home task to customize the Course theme #6250
* Add: Add sensei_usage_tracking_data filter hook #6262
* Add: Log sent emails #6228
* Add: Notice asking user for reviews/feedback #6274
* Add: Log when reports are run #6319
* Add: Add Sensei_Data_Port_Utilities::get_demo_course_id() helper method #6328
* Add: Add filters for course actions buttons #6296
* Add: Course list button editing #6324
* Fix: Fix sidebar position for learning mode #6210
* Fix: Fix testimonial margin for block patterns #6216
* Fix: Ensure passing an integer module id #6229
* Fix: Ensure is_plugin_active call doesn’t give an error #6249
* Fix: Always initialize question blocks in frontend #6258
* Fix: Fix global admin styles for Groups badge and landing page #6260
* Fix: Add empty checks to avoid warnings #6270
* Fix: Fix private message emails not being sent #6257
* Fix: Ensure all strings in block pattern templates are translated and escaped #6322
* Fix: Fix editor wizard header style #6335
* Fix: Update question post type to not be publicly queryable #6347
* Fix: Fix conflict by disabling Yoast initialization on Divi preview #6342
* Fix: Security fixes
* Tweak: Remove the “source” property from events data #6310
* Tweak: Update Sensei logo #6336
* Tweak: Display warning in the editor when adding the lesson properties block if Learning Mode is enabled #6078

2022-12-09 – version 4.9.1
* Fix: Always initialize question blocks in frontend #6258
* Fix: Fix global admin styles for Groups badge and landing page #6260

2022-12-06 – version 4.9.0
* New: Co-teacher
* Add/coteachers metabox hook #6115
* Remove unused terms after course structure update. #6118
* Fix ownership for draft lessons when changing teacher. #6180
* Add quiz appender filter #6164
* Adapt co-teachers to new sidebar #6166
* Fix some issues with the teacher’s Students view #6167
* Prepare grading to support co-teachers. #6157
* Ensure quiz author is set correctly when the quiz is initially created #6129
* Make upgrade CTA for co-teachers consistent with other CTAs #6212
* New: Course Theme
* Update Featured label and course categories block styles #6084
* Add landing page patterns #6169
* Enable Learning Mode blocks to be configured by theme.json #6067
* Skip opinionated styles when the active theme declares support for it #6066
* Enable customization of the lesson status icons #6070
* Fix sidebar position for learning mode #6210
* Update section headings in Landing Page and Course List patterns #6217
* Fix mail list br tag escape in landing page #6214
* New: Course Settings
* Address testing feedback for course settings sidebar #6161
* Course Settings Sidebar #6156
* Create new course general sidebar #6077
* Rename Course Settings sidebar, show arrow #6197
* Add: Add/sensei contact link atomic #6177
* Add: Switch icon to SVG for Calypso compatibility #6160
* Add: Sensei on Dotcom – Connect Sensei Home tasks statuses with Calypso Launchpad tasks statuses #6124
* Add: Make the view quiz button behave as a complete lesson button when watching a video is required #6127
* Fix: Load persisted notices on user metas only when printing them #6130
* Fix: Make Last Activity column non-sortable #6132
* Fix: Fix issue with YouTube adapter’s setCurrentTime #6117
* Fix: Students page now will show all courses enrolled even if it’s more than 10. #5886
* Fix: Fix module teacher name not showing for modules added to course in legacy way #5376
* Fix: Improve classic editor support for questions #5440
* Fix: Fix warning when missing update attributes. #6103
* Fix: Prevent multiple actions being enqueued at the same time. #6081
* Fix: Fix Question Category admin page to display intended post_type #6085
* Fix: Add null-check for focus-mode event listener. #6113
* Fix: Do not redirect on login when Jetpack handles redirection #6189
* Fix: Fix YouTube embed handling on some environments #6186
* Fix: Enable to customize sidebar-width and header-height via css variables #6068
* Fix: Fix SQL performance issue on the student reports page #6134
* Fix: Avoid quiz check when it’s in a preview #6140
* Fix: Fix home styles #6139
* Fix: Add compatibility for WP < 6.0 on quiz author fix #6153
* Fix: Fix double query when calling WP_Query::get_posts #6168