Academy – Learn WordPress with the PootlePress Academy

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With over 20 hours of ‘step by step’ videos, our online WordPress tutorials will teach you how to build a great looking website. Join our growing community of 950 members and learn how to create, manage and update your WordPress website.

We make learning WordPress easy...really!


“What a great set of tutorials, easy to follow, clear explanations and useful visuals. This set really does take you through from ignorance to building a WordPress website – highly recommended!”

Holly_50Holly Tarquini Bath Film festival

“Pootlepress have shown time & time again that they really know our products very well. We absolutely love sending our users to Pootlepress, because of that!”

adii_50Adii Pienaar Woothemes Founder

“Thank you SOOO much for making the Whitelight videos, they solved every question I had. I followed along step by step, and after a little while I had gotten my entire site set up! You saved me so much time and made things so easy. I don’t know how to thank you enough.”

sherm_50Sherm Cohen
Disney Storyboard Artist

What's included in your membership

Step by step tutorials

Learn how to build a website with WordPress. With over 10 hours of easy to understand video tutorials we show you how anyone can build a great looking website with WordPress. See the Academy course directory.

Help if you get stuck

If you get stuck with anything we are here to help. The 'members only' forum gives you a place where you can post as many questions as you want. We are there every day to help and guide you. Take a look at the members forum.

Training website

As a member you get access to a free WordPress training website.

A place to practice your new WordPress skills without the fear of breaking your real website.

Anyone can do it

Anyone can build a WordPress website with a little knowledge and training. No technical experience is needed and no coding is required.

Member rewards

As a PootlePress Academy member you will get money saving discounts with leading WordPress theme and plugin companies.

New tutorials

There are now over 10 hours of video tutorials.
Members can also request new ones and we are constantly adding to the course library.


WordPress tutorials

Learn WordPress in 1 day

This set of videos is based on my 'Learn WordPress in a day' training course that teaches students all the important fundamentals of building websites with WordPress, from installation, managing content, using themes and plugins, and SEO.

WordPress 10 minute quick start guide

I've now trained over 2000 people on on my 'Learn WordPress in 1 day course' and one of the questions I get asked quite a bit, has been requests to put together a refresher course. So here is a quick start guide to WordPress.

SEO and WordPress

The following videos will give you the knowledge of what factors Google uses to rank your website, how to conduct your keyword research, and how you can optimise your website to be 'search engine friendly'.

Dashboard help

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.

CSS for Beginners

This tutorial will show you how to tweak your website design with CSS. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS defines how all the elements on your website are displayed.


Theme tutorials

WooThemes Canvas masterclass

Welcome to my Woothemes Canvas masterclass. These video tutorials show you how to master the Canvas theme so you can create any design you can imagine.

WooThemes Superstore theme tutorial

Welcome to our video tutorial for Superstore from WooThemes. A lovely and powerful WordPress theme for online shops and commerce websites based on the WooFramework.

Photonote theme tutorial

Welcome to my Photonote photography theme tutorial. The following videos will teach you step by step how to build a great looking photographic website.

WooThemes Whitelight theme tutorial

Whitelight is a great theme that includes a full width slider, a featured posts section, a blog section and custom widgets. It is a responsive theme - this means it will flex to fit the device it is being viewed on.

Photocrati theme tutorial

Photocrati is a powerful WordPress theme used by over 15,000 photographers and visual artists. This tutorial will show you how to create a great looking website that has integrated ecommerce.

How to create a beautiful fullscreen website with WooThemes Storefront

Following on from my Elegant Themes Divi fullscreen website tutorial, here's one for WooThemes Storefront. This tutorial uses the following plugins. Shortcodes Ultimate Pootle page builder Storefront align menu right Site origin CSS I've also used the free pootle page builder storefront child theme. Here's the video tutorial, and below that is the custom css you will need. If you'd like to see a live example of this page click this […]

How to create a beautiful fullscreen Divi website with 5 simple tweaks

Here's a simple tutorial on how to create a beautiful fullscreen website with the Divi Theme from Elegant Themes. This tutorial uses the free css plugin from Site Origin that can be downloaded here . I've also included all the CSS that you will need to reproduce this on your own websites. The CSS can be found below the video. If you would like to see a real life example […]


Plugin tutorials

How to set up your WordPress home page

Here's a nice easy way to set up your WordPress home page. This short video tutorial shows you how to add a banner across the top, icons and features, and blog posts.

Introducing Pootle Slider

Pootle Slider provides you full control over each slider create columns, add buttons, background images, backgrounds videos and lot more! Poole slider allows full control over slides, powered by Pootle Pagebuilder it converts page builder rows to slides, offering advanced control over each slide!

How to create a stunning photography website

Introduction This step by step video tutorial shows you how to create a beautiful full width photography website using the Divi Theme from Elegant Themes. This tutorials uses the Divi Theme from Elegant Themes, and our Page Customizer plugin. How to do it How to create a photograpy or artists website with the Divi Theme from pootlepress on Vimeo.

How to build an elearning website

Learn how to build an Learning Management system with WordPress. 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.

How to add a forum

Adding a Forum to WordPress is really simple and here I show you how. This tutorial is based on the BBPress forum plugin.

How to set up a membership website

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.

Forms for beginners

If you want to create forms on your WordPress website then Gravity Forms is a great choice. This tutorial teaches you step by step how to create both simple and complex forms.

Sample Video

How to add a beautiful slider to the WooThemes Canvas theme

What people say about the pootlepress academy

How the PootlePress Academy works

Over 950 members have benefited from being part of the Academy

How will I learn?

Having trained 1,000s of people face-to-face we know the problems people have with implementing their WordPress sites. Our videos are super easy to understand and we take you through doing everything in WordPress step-by-step.

There is no theory – it’s all practical. Watch the sample video below for an example.


What if I get stuck?

Ask any questions you want as you go and we’ll make sure we get back to with the answers.

It’s not just fellow learners either – our WordPress experts are in the forums helping our members every day.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some other questions we often get asked before people join

Do I need to be technical? As long as you have basic computing skills (the ability to turn it on and type!) you will be fine!

What if I’m not happy? If you are not 100% satisfied with PootlePress academy, we will provide you a full ‘no quibble’ refund within 30 days.

Are there any hidden charges? No! It’s just $75 for the year and you can cancel whenever you want.

Aren’t there lots of free tutorials already on the web? There are lots of ‘free’ tutorial videos on the web. Our customers have found that they are hard to find, not all in one place variable in quality & not in a well-structured format that is easy to understand. We love free content for some stuff but also recognise there is a place for quality premium educational content that is not interrupted with advertising.

How do the member rewards work? When you sign up to the Academy you will get access to our special rewards pages. For each reward you will enter your email address and our system will send you an email immediately with a voucher code. You can then take this code and redeem your reward!