New PootlePress Academy Tutorial – CSS for Beginners


Most of the posts we get around themes in our PootlePress Academy support forums can be solved by tweaking CSS. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and it defines how all the elements on your website are displayed.

CSS is easy, but it is code and can therefore be a bit scary. That’s why we have launched a new 8 video course all about CSS for Academy Members called CSS for Beginners. We have really tried to keep it simple for you.

Even if you know a little CSS, we would still recommend this course as understanding it properly from the ground up will save you time in the long run, when something goes wrong!

Here are the first two videos from the 8 video course for you a sample:

1) Introduction

2) What is CSS?

Here is the full course outline:

1) CSS introduction (1 min 13 secs)
2) What is CSS? (4 min 03 secs)
3) How to tweak your website (with Firebug) (3 min 02 secs)
4) How to apply your CSS tweaks with Jetpack (3 min 38 secs)
5) How to write your own CSS (1 min 25 secs)
6) How to add your own CSS styles to your site (4 min 12 secs)
7) Using CSS classes and ids with divs (2 min 05 secs)
8) What is a WordPress child Theme – and how to use it (2 min 43 secs)

[box type=”info”] If you’re a member of the Academy you can get the course here (or it’s listed in the course directory).

If you are not yet a member of the Academy, then why not consider becoming a member. Read the benefits of membership here.


4 responses to “New PootlePress Academy Tutorial – CSS for Beginners”

  1. Thanks for the CSS Beginners Jamie.
    Another useful asset in your Academy Video Library. A basic working knowledge of CSS is fundamental to shaping any WordPress site – I’ve learnt the hard way but will check out the videos now !

    1. Jamie Marsland Avatar
      Jamie Marsland

      Great stuff, thanks Lee πŸ™‚

  2. kevin slowther Avatar
    kevin slowther

    Great set of videos once again!

    1. Jamie Marsland Avatar
      Jamie Marsland

      Great, thanks Kevin πŸ™‚

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