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Pootlepress Academy course directory

Welcome to the Pootlepress Academy. Below is a list of all our WordPress courses.

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1) WordPress Essentials (click to watch)

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).

2) WordPress Quick Start Guide (click to watch)

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.

3) Beginners Guide to CSS (click to watch)

Featuring: 8 videos, Running time: 20 mins

The Beginners guide to CSS course will teach you how to tweak the design of your WordPress Theme with CSS. We cover just the right amount of theory to get you started in quick time. After completing this short course you will be able to create your own CSS and apply it to your own WordPress website…and you will feel like a design God!

4) Canvas Masterclass – WooThemes (Click to watch)

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.

5) 101 simple (but very useful) Woothemes Canvas tips, tricks and tweaks (Click to watch)

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 101 tips, tricks and CSS tweaks. Including….easy CSS tweaks to further customise your website, how to create a 1 page website with Canvas, how to add infinite scroll in Canvas, how to add beautiful ‘apple like’ menus to Canvas, how to get Canvas to work with BBPress and the best way to update Canvas.

6) How to build your own online Shop using WooCommerce (click to watch)

Featuring: 21 videos, Running time: 55 mins
This course teaches you step by step how to set up and run your very own online shop built on WordPress. This tutorial uses WooCommerce, the great ecommerce plugin from Woothemes.

7) Whitelight Theme tutorial – WooThemes (Click to watch)

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.

8) How to build a Business Directory with WordPress (Click to watch)

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.

9) SEO and WordPress (Click to watch)

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.

10) How to add a forum to your website – BBPress (Click to watch)

Featuring: 2 videos, Running time: 10 mins
This tutorial shows you how to add a Forum to your WordPress website.

11) PhotoNote Photography theme tutorial (Click to watch)

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.

12) WooDojo plugin tutorial (Click to watch)

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.

13) Wooslider tutorial (Click to watch)

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.

14) Hustle theme tutorial – WooThemes (Click to watch)

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).

15) Function theme tutorial – WooThemes (Click to watch)

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.

16) Sensei Plugin tutorial – WooThemes (Click to watch)

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.

17) Photocrati theme tutorial (Click to watch)

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.

18) BuddyPress tutorial (Click to watch)

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.

19) SimpleKey One Page Portfolio Theme tutorial (Click to watch)

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.

20) One Pager Theme tutorial -WooThemes (Click to watch)

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.

21) How to set up a Membership website with WordPress using Restrict Content Pro (Click to watch)

Featuring: 9 videos, Running time: 18 minutes
Restrict Content Pro is the easiest way to set up your very own Membership website with WordPress in just 20mins! Our step by step videos below will show you how you can set up subscription levels, and premium content and charge for your protected content with PayPal.

22) WooThemes For The Cause Tutorial (Click to watch)

Featuring: 13 videos, Running time: 25 minutes
WooThemes For The Cause is a stunning & powerful WordPress theme for charities and non-profits based on the WooFramework. Our step by step tutorial will help guide you through setting up this theme including all the various homepage options and an online shop.

23) WooThemes Superstore Tutorial (Click to watch)

Featuring: 11 videos, Running time: 20 minutes
Superstore is a WooCommerce theme designed to cater for lots of products. It has infinite scroll on shop pages so your customers can view your entire shop catalog on one page, or easily drill down to category specific listings. Our step by step tutorial will help guide you through setting up this theme including all the various homepage options and an online shop.

24) Gravity Forms for Beginners (Click to watch)

Featuring: 6 videos, Running time: 15 minutes
Gravity Forms is our favourite way to build great looking forms in WordPress. In this tutorial we show you how to build and publish your WordPress forms in just minutes. We show you step by step how to create your form fields, make certain fields mandatory and also how to change the design of your form with some simple CSS. We also show you how to create interactive forms with rules based branching and finally we show you how to allow your readers to publish stories and pictures onto your website using a form.