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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
This WooThemes Storefront tutorial shows you how to get complete control over the home page of your website with no coding.
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.
Here are over 101 further Canvas tips, tricks and CSS tweaks. This list is constantly growing so please check back here for additional tips and tricks.
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.
Welcome to my Photonote photography theme tutorial. The following videos will teach you step by step how to build a great looking photographic website.
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 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.
Here's a nice short video tutorial on how to create a fullscreen website with WooThemes Canvas. This tutorial uses the following plugins, Pootle page builder, Page customizer for Pootle page builder and Menu customizer.
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 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 ca
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.
Here's a nice simple tutorial that shows you how to create a splash page for your website in just one minute.
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!
Storefront Pro is now used by over 3000 online shops around the world - here's 10 very short videos that show you the highlights that come with version 3.5.
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 websit
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.
Adding a Forum to WordPress is really simple and here I show you how. This tutorial is based on the BBPress forum plugin.
These video tutorials take you through the main functionality of BuddyPress. BuddyPress lets you create your own fully featured social network inside your website.
This tutorial teaches you ‘step by step’ how to build a great looking Business Directory.
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.
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.
How to add a beautiful slider to the WooThemes Canvas theme
What people say about the pootlepress academy
@PootlePress is my first port of call for information, training and advice for all things WordPress. Thanks Jamie!— Spellzoo (@Spellzoo) May 20, 2014
My first basic website is up and running. Everyone has to start somewhere! Great sense of accomplishment. Thank you @pootlepress — Liezl Hesketh (@LiezlHesketh) February 25, 2013
Cannot recommend Jamie @pootlepress enough. I just learnt how to set up a WordPress site/blog in 1 day! bit.ly/13tEc0V — Anna van der Feltz (@CreativeVDF) May 7, 2013
Feeling inspired after spending the day learning how to use #Wordpress with @Pootlepress — Kate Nelmes (@nelmesykate) January 29, 2014
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