Welcome to the Pootlepress Academy. Below is a list of all our WordPress courses.
Featuring: 16 videos, Running time: 1 hour
The WordPress Essentials course includes a walk-through of common tasks in WordPress, from installing WordPress onto a self-hosted site, to tutorials on creating content (pages, posts, and widgets), inserting pictures and videos, installing and using plugins, using themes, and incorporating search engine optimization (SEO).
Featuring: 7 videos, Running time: 25 minutes
Our WordPress quick start guide can be viewed from within your WordPress Dashboard. This means that you don’t need to leave your WordPress website for help, while you work on it.
Featuring: 2 videos, Running time: 10 mins
This tutorial shows you how to add a Forum to your WordPress website.
Featuring: 13 videos, Running time: 40 mins
This course teaches you step by step how to set up and run your very own online shop built on WordPress. To see a live example of what you will build take a look at www.pootlepress-store.co.uk. This tutorial uses WooCommerce, the great new ecommerce plugin from Woothemes and the commercial themes Canvas ($70) and Canvas Commerce ($20).
Featuring: 17 videos, Running time: 55 mins
Now updated for Canvas version 5. This course teaches you step by step how to get the most out of the Canvas Theme framework from Woothemes. If you are looking for the old Canvas Version 4 tutorial click here.
Featuring: 9 videos, Running time: 42 mins
The Woothemes Whitelight theme tutorial includes everything you need to know to build a great looking site for your business or organisation. It features a clean and responsive design, customized modular homepage, an image slider, and integrated e-commerce with WooCommerce.
Featuring: 13 videos, Running time: 30 mins
This tutorial teaches you ‘step by step’ how to build a great looking Business Directory. It uses the brilliant Listings theme from Woothemes. The Listings theme is our favorite way to build a Business Directory with WordPress. To see an example of what you will learn to build take a look at this website – click here to view.
Featuring: 6 videos, Running time: 31 mins
This tutorial teaches you how to optimise your WordPress websites so that you get the best possible results in Google.
Featuring: 9 videos, Running time: 20 mins
This tutorial teaches you how to create a great looking Photographic website with WordPress and the PhotoNote WordPress theme.
Featuring: 10 videos, Running time: 20 mins
WooDojo from Woothemes is a very powerful WordPress plugin that includes a number great features, including Custom CSS, Tabs, Custom Login, Shortlinks, Social widgets, Dynamic menus, Maintenance mode, Soundcloud widgets and Custom sidebars.
Featuring: 4 videos, Running time: 12 mins
This tutorial teaches you how to use Wooslider. Wooslider is a great new slider plugin from Woothemes. WooSlider is powered by FlexSlider, a fully responsive jQuery slider plugin.
You can do so many cool things with the Woothemes Canvas framework 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 this list of 30 useful CSS tweaks.
Featuring: 11 videos, Running time: 28 minutes
Hustle is a great looking theme that includes an introduction message, promotions box, full width slider, e-commerce integration, a featured posts section, and importantly a fully widgetised home page that gives you a great deal of flexibility. It is a responsive theme – this means it will flex to fit the device it is being viewed on (automatically).
Featuring: 11 videos, Running time: 30 minutes
Function is a great new theme that includes a full width slider, e-commerce integration, a featured posts section, and a fully widgetised home page.
Featuring: 3 videos, Running time: 15 minutes
The Sensei plugin enables you to create courses, write lessons, and add quizzes. You can also set lesson and course pre-requisites, allow user registration and charge for course content using WooCommerce.
Featuring: 7 videos, Running time: 20 minutes
Photocrati is one of our favourite WordPress Photography themes. It is a powerful WordPress theme used by over 15,000 photographers and visual artists. It also enables you to sell your images with built in ecommerce galleries.
Featuring: 11 videos, Running time: 25 minutes
BuddyPress is an amazingly powerful WordPress plugin that enables you to create your own fully featured social network on your website. Components include, Groups, Membership, Activity Streams, Forums and more.
Featuring: 15 videos, Running time: 35 minutes
SimpleKey is a great looking 1 page WordPress theme. It contains an auto scroller, sliders, portfolios, team page, contact page and 30 shortcodes that makes creating a great looking WordPress website super easy for non-technical users.
Featuring: 15 videos, Running time: 35 minutes
The One Pager Theme includes everything you need to showcase your business, product or personal information on a single, beautiful scrollable page