Below are 65 tips, tricks and CSS Tweaks to help you further customise the Canvas Theme from WooThemes. We will add further tweaks and tips to this post as we find them. If you have your own tweaks please let us know and we will add yours to the list.
WordPress is now the world’s largest website publishing system. There are many misunderstandings about WordPress, so we've put together this article to explain the key concepts.
You can do so many cool things with Canvas without having to dive into any code. However, there are times when you'll want to tweak Canvas and with that in mind, I've put together the following list of 30 useful CSS tweaks.
Today we release our latest Pootlepress Academy tutorial ‘SEO and WordPress’. This tutorial teaches you how to optimise your WordPress website so that you get the best possible results in Google.
Here are 50 lovely testimonials from happy Pootlepress customers who have attended one of our WordPress training courses. We provide Group WordPress training courses in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, Cheltenham and Exeter, Private WordPress training courses, and Online WordPress training courses via the Pootlepress Academy. For more information visit our WordPress training page, email email@example.com, or [...]
We’ve just confirmed 2 new dates for our Learn WordPress in 1 day beginners London WordPress training course for the 15th & 16th July in Central London. Our Learn WordPress in 1 day course will give you the knowledge and tools to create, manage and run a great WordPress website. Our WordPress training course takes you through all the [...]
Yesterday the 400th member joined the Pootlepress Academy. New members are now signing up at a rate of over 50 a month, and are joining from all round the world. It’s incredibly exciting to see the Academy growing at such a rate, and even more gratifying to get such great feedback from our members. Academy [...]
The new version of Buddypress is due out soon and after playing with the Beta for half a day I can say with some confidence that it’s a huge improvement over previous versions. In the video below I show you some of the key features, including: Theme independence – Buddypress now works with any theme. [...]
Google have just released a Beta of Google Maps Engine Lite. This enables you to create your own data / map visualisations by uploading your own data. It’s very easy to use and below I show you a quick demo.
Matty Cohen is Product Manager and Senior Developer at Woothemes. His technology vision has helped guide WooThemes to their current position as the number one WordPress theme and plugin development company (…and he also helped us develop the Pootlepress Canvas Menu pack!) Below I ask Matty about How he got started in web development How [...]
We are huge fans of the BuddyPress plugin here at Pootlepress. Version 1.7 – coming very soon – promises amongst other things full theme compatibility with almost all existing WordPress themes. This will be a huge for BuddyPress as it will now be easier than ever to implement on your WordPress website. Below Paul Gibbs, [...]
I often get asked the question ‘what WordPress theme is that website using’ – so here’s a short video to show you how to find out.
Single page WordPress websites – such as this one we built for Coker Brand Design – are growing in popularity because they work beautifully on desktops, phones and tablets. This tutorial will teach you how to create a single page website with any theme (the theme we used in the video is Canvas from Woothemes). [...]
With the increasing use of tablets and mobile phones we are seeing more and more single page WordPress websites. Here’s a great example that Pootlepress built for Coker Design. The framework for the Coker Design website was built in 1 day on using our WordPress Xpress service and the customisations that Coker Design required were [...]
Contact Form 7 is the most popular free contact form plugin for WordPress – with over 9.5m downloads. Below is a short video tutorial that shows you how to use it on your own WordPress website.
Judith Yarrow creates beautiful art. She has exhibited widely and her paintings are in collections in the UK and abroad. Her new website www.judithyarrow.com was built on a WordPress Xpress day. This is where we build you a website and train you how to update it – all in 1 day. Judith wanted a really [...]
The Pootlepress Academy now has over 250 members. One of the great things to watch since launching the Academy last year, has been to see the truly international nature of our members – they come from every corner of the World. The Academy has now got over 7 hours of WordPress tutorials and a growing [...]
This week we release the menu pack for Woothemes Canvas. The Pootlepress menu pack (£15) lets you create beautiful menus with 1 click. Take a look at the video below to see how it works.
Video tutorial: How to create beautiful ‘Apple like’ graduated backgrounds on your Woothemes website
The Wooframework from Woothemes comes with some ‘out of the box’ tools such as the info box to help you design a great looking website. In this video tutorial I show you how to create a beautiful graduated background that you can easily reuse on your website.
WordPress theme frameworks such as Canvas, Thesis, Genesis, and Pagelines are often updated. The following tutorial shows you the best way to keep your theme up to date.
WooDojo from Woothemes is a very powerful WordPress plugin that includes a number great features. Here is an in-depth video walk through of all the great things you can do with WooDojo.
Wooslider is a great new slider plugin from Woothemes. WooSlider is powered by FlexSlider, a fully responsive jQuery slider plugin. In the following video tutorials I walk you through ‘step by step’ how to create great looking slideshows with Wooslider.
One of the challenges you face when you are building your WordPress websites is ‘how do you choose the right plugin for the job’. As of today there are 20,699 free WordPress plugins available from WordPress.org so you face quite a challenge to narrow down your search. To make this easier for you I have [...]
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