A showcase of lovely WordPress websites
It’s great to see the results of our WordPress training courses. If you have attended one of our WordPress training courses and would like to be included in this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bard in the Botanics website was built by Graham Ramage of Northedge Design for one of his clients Bard in the Botanics - Scotland’s biggest & best-loved festival of Shakespeare.
“Coming from a traditional graphic design background I have dabbled with various HTML authoring packages but had never found one that would allow me to easily create websites that my clients could update for themselves.
After attending a 1 Day WordPress training courses with Jamie in Edinburgh I left with the knowledge of how to easily build and mange dynamic website utilising WordPress.
As my knowledge of WordPress and CSS increases I have been delighted with the quality of web sites I have been able to create.”
Graham Ramage, Northedge Design
Popsy and Peanut is an online shop built with woocommerce from woothemes. It features a beautiful product slider on the home page and full integration into paypal for online payment. It has full shopping cart functionality and over 200 products.
“I am absolutely delighted with the very professional-looking website that Jamie managed to produce in one day! I also had the opportunity to develop my own skill set to enable me to maintain the website myself. The perfect solution if you are a start-up business looking for an efficient and cost-effective e-commerce solution. Would highly recommend!”
Jo Potter – Owner
The Princess and the Pram is a great new blog that has just launched in London. We’re really proud of it’s lovely clean design that really lets the great content shine out.
“Feeling baffled after reading some WordPress guides I knew it would take me an age to get my blog to a state I would be happy with it. Instead after googling WordPress training I came across Pootlepress and booked Jamie.
In less than 5 hours of arriving at my door my blog was up and running and looking fantastic.
Super patient and clear Jamie is a great teacher who has instilled confidence in me to be able to manage my own site competently and on my own. Not being massively technically minded no question seemed too small or ignorant and Jamie has been a support ever since.
Would highly recommend if you want your website up and running and don’t want to get lost on the way!”
Alex aka Princess
This WordPress site was built by Meredith, a freelance photographer based in London. She photograph’s weddings, celebrations, families, animals and even the occasional birth.
“After working as a photographer for more then 10 years I finally have a website. I thought of websites as expensive, confusing to manage and riddled with gliches and bugs.
After learning about wordpress from a friend I decided to attend the Pootlepress 1 day wordpress course.
I walked into the workshop a complete novice 6 hours later I left confident that I could finally have a website!
I’m blown away by how simple it is to build and manage your own website using wordpress. A month later I completed a professional looking website that I can mantain myself without the expense, confusion and bugs.”
Ant Design Gifts is run by graphic designer Kashmira Jhaveri. She uses her love of typography to design wonderful papercuts.
Being a graphic designer, I have the knowledge of design but only a basic knowledge on how to build a website. I have previously tested out various template based web packages and found them too restrictive.
When I heard that WordPress was a great platform in which to build websites, I got hold of some books and tried to teach myself. No success! So when I came across
Pootlepress I thought this is the best way in which to get to grips with teaching myself the workings of WordPress.
It was the best decision I made! In one day, I understood the framework on the workings of WordPress.
Jamie has a logical and systematic approach to teaching and this gave me the confidence to design
and create my website and blog. I now have a fully functioning site which I know I can develop as needs arise.
I would highly recommend Pootlepress – a cost effective way in which to set up your website quickly without
too much heartache!
Kashmira Jhaveri, graphic designer, Ant Design Gifts
The Janine Louise Elkins website was built by her husband Gavin Elkins, a multi-disciplined designer with over 10 years industry experience covering the fields of product design, interior design and graphic design.
“I couldn’t believe my luck when I Googled WordPress training and it came up with Jamie and Pootlepress in Cheltenham. Having grown up in the area, it was a pleasure to return to familiar surroundings.
Having designed many websites for high-profile clients, up until now I have not been able to actually build them myself! Jamie gave me the knowledge to do this, for which I am extremely grateful. All in a relaxed and friendly environment.”
Archi:loci is an ezine specifically aimed at those working in Architecture and Interior design. It features a fully responsive theme, a job board, a great looking home page and integration into Mailchimp.
If you want to turn business ideas into something visible, Jamie at Pootlpress would be the place to go.
You can take along your plans, sit beside him and watch whilst he builds it and within a few hours walk away with a great looking site.
It’s the best way to learn. When initially shortlisting, it was the support services that stood out. After meeting him, I can confirm that they are second to none.
Kate Marshall – Editor
Sea Star Studio are a mother (Stephanie Sinclaire Lightsmith), daughter (Katherine Wyeth) and son-in-law (Fraser Wyeth) enterprise.
“It was great working with Jamie to build the site for Sea Star Studio, which we are delighted with. He is extremely skilled, knowledgeable and quick, but the big bonus was his impeccable design sense which helped achieve such a good result.”
Stephanie Sinclaire Lightsmith
Mason and Lee are wholesale merchants of fine foods.
“Thank you Jamie for an amazingly productive day. I arrived with a heap of paper and electronic files and magically during the course of the day it was transformed into a website that looked fab, and more importantly the team can update and is extremely easy to use. After years of very frustrating software and expensive fees the ‘what you NEED to know’ and ‘this is HOW to do it’ approach was fantastic.”
Louise Lee – Owner
C&M Consultants is a business development resource offering bespoke marketing and design services specialising in property, luxury lifestyle sectors and those industries targeting high net worth individuals.
“Pootlepress has provided invaluable help and expertise with building a website with very specific requirements on wordpress – they are able to assist and make easy even the most daunting of tasks and enabled me to be proficient with wordpress in a very short space of time. I am incredibly grateful for the training and support i have received from Pootlepress and i continue to consult with them about any ongoing issues i have – a fantastic all round service.”
Hugo Mabbott – C&M consultants
Martial Arts in London is a Business Listings Directory.
This is the second time I’ve built a website with Pootlepress and once again it was a fantastic experience.
Jamie is incredibly knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic to work with, and the site does exactly what I need.
What more could you ask for?
The Marcus Spencer website was developed by Laurance Hale a marketing business development consultant with over 18 years’ experience working for major advertising, marketing communication and PR agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi, Grey, BRANN, IMP, Weber Shandwick, Lexis and IDNet.
“Having managed the content of a number of WordPress websites I thought it high time that I learnt how to build one. Having googled ‘WordPress training’ I found Pootlepress right on my doorstep. I have just completed the one day introductory course and was blown away. Jamie’s excellent tuition has enabled me to build my very first professional looking and performing website with ease. This course is a must for any non-technical person wanting to master the power of WordPress”.
Ryhope Infant School website was built by I-Netco Ltd. They specialise in Web Design, WordPress, Joomla, Search Engine Optimisation and Search Marketing.
“Many thanks for yesterday’s training, I needed to fast-track my WordPress skills and making the effort to get to Cheltenham from my base in Newcastle was well worth the effort. I now feel as though I have the skills I need to use WordPress in my business safe in the knowledge that I can access the follow up resources that you provide.”
Hollieseast Weimaraners is the website of Weimaraner breeder Eve Robinson in Norfolk, UK, who has more than forty years experience in this HPR gundog breed. The WordPress site was created by her friend following the 1 day WordPress training course.
“The pootlepress 1 day WordPress training course was pitched at exactly the right level and I can’t recommend it highly enough! Having tried to find my way around WordPress unassisted for quite some time, Jamie’s helpful tuition gave me the foundation knowledge I really needed to get started. Since completing the course I’ve been able to create a number of different WordPress websites for various clients. The Hollieseast site has been the first of these to go live and I’m really pleased with the end result.”
Built on a WordPress Xpress day
Imagine Africa are award winning Africa safari experts specializing in customized safaris. This site was built by Jo Shuttleworth their Commercial Director.
“Being successful at selling tailor-made luxury holidays in the UK, we wanted to see if we could replicate this in the US market. To do this we needed a website specifically to test the market. Web designers costs were coming in at around £7-10k for the most basic site. And then we found Pootlepress. With one day of one-to-one training, we were able to set-up a new website for our US market.”
After the success of Imagine Africa, the company decided to launch Imagine India offering luxury tailor-made holidays and private tours around India and Nepal.
Electric Plums is borne out of sheer love, passion & joy for house music and was been built by Martin Noakes. He attended our Learn WordPress in a day training course.
“After stumbling around with WordPress not really knowing what I was doing for a month, I left your course with the confidence and knowledge I needed to get my site up and running. In fact within a few days of attending your course I had our site designed and online”
This site was built by Andy Wheatley after attending our Learn WordPress in 1 day course in Cheltenham. Andy runs OQO and is a communications strategist who has worked with many of the world’s leading brands and organisations.
Crystal Clear Writing was built by Jane Brotchie, a freelance professional writer, with over fifteen years’ experience of developing distance and online learning materials.
“The day’s training was brilliant – just what I needed to kickstart me into bringing my site into the twenty-first century. Jamie’s hands-on approach really helped me to know where to start and the take-away materials were a useful reminder of everything I’d learned when I came to work on my own WordPress site.”
Chang’s Hapkido Academy is a traditional martial arts school offering martial arts instruction to students in London. This site features an integrated blog, and a private members only area.
Insight to Action was created by Mandy Hetherton, an experienced professional coach. She works with business owners, leaders and managers who want to make their life at work more enjoyable and rewarding.
The Answer Centre website was built by owner Andy Gillen after attending our 1 day WordPress training course. It has been providing Telephone Answering and Business Address Services for over 12 years from it’s offices in Edinburgh and Wokingham.
Global Promotional Solutions provide bespoke as well as an online catalogue of over 1,000 promotional products. Their site is based on a custom version of the WordPress 2010 theme.
Claire Kerr is a business-to-business marketing consultant based in Croydon who works with £1m+ companies. A qualified marketer with more than 20 years’ experience, she offers a range of services, including marketing strategy and planning, social media, blog writing, websites, copywriting, email marketing, PR, literature.
Simply Retreats provides day, weekend and week long retreats. This site was built after attending our Learn WordPress in 1 day training course.
This is a community website built by Heather for the Dorset holiday village where she has a holiday cottage, in Chideock and neighbouring Seatown.
“It was launched on 31st July and is regularly updated by members of the village. It has already proved to be very popular with the locals and visitors alike as there is something on there for everyone. My own company website is next on the list for the WordPress treatment! By the way, I can tell that Pootlepress is going from strength to strength with your updates. The standard of some of the customer websites just goes to show what a great trainer you are.”
“We wanted a website that could be self managed with the ability to add pages to promote our paving and landscaping business – thanks to Jamie we can do just that!”
Rotary Youth Exchange gives young people between the ages of 15 and 25 the opportunity to obtain useful skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career through a variety of programmes managed by a global network of 1.25 million members of Rotary International.
“I have created a new site for Rotary Youth Exchange and I am in the process of creating another, which will be launched on 1st February, for a big charity walk along the length of the River Severn.”
The how 2 get hired website was built after Malcolm Leith attended our ‘Learn WordPress in 1 day training course’. The site provides resources, insights and tools to help you write a great CV and prepare for a job interview.