Elementor is probably the most popular page builder out there for WordPress. When I first started developing WordPress sites I wasn’t a fan of page builders, including Elementor. However, since Gutenberg (the WordPress blocks editor) it has become a valuable tool for development. I recommend the Pro account because I think the Free account doesn’t offer enough blocks to really help in design. Note: This is my opinion, I have no financial relationship with Elementor.
LearnDash is probably the most popular Learning Management System plugin for WordPress. I have been using LearnDash, among other LMS’s, for at least five years. Again, I have no affilation with them. LearnDash is a good fit for sales focused or corporate LMS’s. I typically don’t recommend them for academic LMS’s. For academic settings I use Moodle. However, on LearnDash’s website they say that folks are using it for university LMS’s.
LearnDash has grown signficantly in terms of it’s development the past few years, especially with the release of the 3.0 version. I think it was with this version that LearnDash really became a competitor with other top LMS’s.
Today it was announced that an integration plugin was developed by Elementor that allows course design from within the plugin. This is a great development and also generally a cool thing for the WordPress ecosystem.
Now Elementor has LearnDash elements within it as well as templates for courses, lessons, topics, and quizzes. This is a welcome development. This plugin is available as a plugin from the admin side of LearnDash. It is accessed through LearnDash add-ons.
If you are interested I recommend taking a look at the recent announcement page on the Elementor website. It is written by LearnDash content specialist Laura Lynch. That, combined with the fact that it is accessed through LearnDash shows that Elementor and LearnDash worked closely together on this project.