Nick Burne

Nick has been doing online marketing since 1997, starting out doing search engine & email marketing. Nick has been involved in hundreds of website projects, many on WordPress. He says he can't code, but normally manages to fix stuff using his HTML, CSS & PHP. His core focus is now Marketing & Product Development for PootlePress. You can follow him on Twitter @NickPootle

Try out (the all new) pootle page builder [in beta]

Try out (the all new) pootle page builder [in beta] 1

We have just released our new flagship product – pootle page builder – in beta. If you didn’t see the sneak preview video, then check it out. A few notes before you get stuck in: 1. This is the very first beta version and while we have tested it as much as we can internally, …

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How to create a blog design like WooThemes and Medium.com using WooThemes Canvas

How to create a blog design like WooThemes and Medium.com using WooThemes Canvas 2

We want to join with our friends across the atlantic to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, so here is a new tutorial inspired by our ‘special relationship’ ;) Blog posts with full width thumbnail images with titles on top… It seems that this design concept is very popular at the moment, with many blogs adopting …

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Meet your new pootle page builder [sneak peek video]

Meet your new pootle page builder [sneak peek video] 3

When we first launched our Page Builder for WooThemes Canvas, we were blown away with how popular it was. Overnight we had a fully fledged plugin business on our hands! Fast forward a year and we’re ready to show you the next evolution of our thinking. pootle page builder. pootle page builder has the following features: …

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Menu Customizer for WooThemes Canvas gets even more mind-blowing [video walk-through]

Menu Customizer for WooThemes Canvas gets even more mind-blowing [video walk-through] 4

[box type=”tick”]Menu Customizer 2 beta release is now in customer accounts. It will be rolled out to customer sites for plugin update notifications in stages over the next few weeks. For more questions, please see our note on the support forum.[/box]   Great products evolve. It all started with our Menu Pack for Canvas back in 2013. …

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WooCommerce Customizer for WooThemes Canvas [Sneak preview video]

WooCommerce Customizer for WooThemes Canvas [Sneak preview video] 5

[box type=”tick”]Available now from the store[/box] One of the things we love about Canvas is that it is developed by WooThemes, who also develop WooCommerce, so you know their going to play nicely together. Having said this, there are a lot customizations we do with Canvas to make shops look unique for our customers. So …

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How to make a sticky footer in WooThemes Canvas in 10 minutes

How to make a sticky footer in WooThemes Canvas in 10 minutes 6

Footer Widget Manager was one of the first Canvas Extensions we released and it’s been really popular. So it’s nice to be able to give it an update and add a feature that many of you have asked us about – sticky footers! Like all our Canvas Extensions, we want them to blend in Canvas …

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Remove WordPress Customizer sections easily

Remove WordPress Customizer sections easily 7

Want to hide or remove WordPress Customizer sections? Us too. This great post by Tom McFarlin (profesional WordPress developer) got us thinking. We too have got super excited about the possibilities of the WordPress Customizer. Maybe a little too excited. We agree with Tom that there will very soon be – if not already – too …

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Go mobile-first with Mobile Menu Customizer 2 for WooThemes Canvas – video tutorial

Go mobile-first with Mobile Menu Customizer 2 for WooThemes Canvas - video tutorial 8

In September 2014 mobile traffic to retail websites overtook desktop traffic for the first time ever, rising to 52 per cent of all traffic. Source. We released Mobile Menu Manager last year because we know a lot of you are focussed on your mobile responsive sites. We’ve listened to some of the features you wanted …

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Announcing Genesis Page Builder

Announcing Genesis Page Builder 9

[box type=”tick”]Get notified immediately when Genesis Page Builder is released in beta – sign up here[/box] After the successful launch of our Page Builder for WooThemes Canvas earlier this year, we wanted to create another product that you’d love just as much. The positive feedback we got inspired us to take everything that’s good about …

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7 new features: Canvas Page Customizer 1.3 released

7 new features: Canvas Page Customizer 1.3 released 10

This morning we have released a significant update to Page Customizer for WooThemes Canvas. As well as some tweaks and bug fixes we have also introduced the following new features: 1. Hide header in mobile view Sometimes in mobile view you want to get straight to the point. This enhancement takes out the header in …

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7 reasons why Canvas Page Builder 2 is going to make you happy [sneaky peek]

7 reasons why Canvas Page Builder 2 is going to make you happy [sneaky peek] 11

It’s no secret that Canvas Page Builder is our most popular Canvas Extension. As well as supporting it every step since it’s launch in June this year, we have been working on a few enhancements based on our continued use of it for customers of our WordPress Xpress days and, more importantly, your feedback. We’re …

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Replace the Add to cart button on the WooCommerce shop page

Replace the Add to cart button on the WooCommerce shop page 12

This was SOOO frustrating! I couldn’t find the documentation for this anywhere. I finally figured it out and so I wanted to share it with you. This is if you want to replace the Add to cart button on the WooCommerce product archive page (shop page) with a normal button that links to the single …

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5 lovely menus made in one afternoon with Menu Customizer (& 5 cups of tea)

5 lovely menus made in one afternoon with Menu Customizer (& 5 cups of tea) 13

You may know that in England we drink a LOT of tea. These menus were all created in one afternoon with our newest plugin Menu Customizer for WooThemes Canvas. The main thing I needed (other than Menu Customizer) was a tea break between each one to keep me going. So here they are… 5 menus …

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New Canvas Extension – Menu Customizer [Preview Video]

New Canvas Extension - Menu Customizer [Preview Video] 14

[box style=”tick”]Menu Customizer has just got a major update! Check out Menu Customizer 2 for Canvas.[/box] We’ve been hard at work over the summer, both taking holidays with the family (sometimes hard work!) and developing new functionality for Canvas. In the coming months we have major upgrades for Page Customizer and Mobile Menu Manager, but …

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How to get cool social icons in your Top Nav [WooThemes Canvas – video]

How to get cool social icons in your Top Nav [WooThemes Canvas - video] 15

[box style=”info”]Top Nav Manager and Font Awesome Menus have now been included as features inside Menu Customizer! Therefore it is no longer for sale. Check out Menu Customizer for Canvas.[/box]   Lately we’ve been working really hard to make all our Canvas Extensions play nicely together. What’s been really cool, is thinking around what can …

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How to create long scrolling pages with full width rows with Page Customizer & Page Builder for WooThemes Canvas

How to create long scrolling pages with full width rows with Page Customizer & Page Builder for WooThemes Canvas 16

We have been hard at work developing our new extension Page Customizer which gives you the ability to have page level control in Canvas. Options include full width pages, background images, background colors, hiding elements and mobile options too. Not only this but you can also set these options site-wide and then turn them off …

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How to get a horizontal sub-menu in WooThemes Canvas [video tutorial]

How to get a horizontal sub-menu in WooThemes Canvas [video tutorial] 17

[box type=”info”]Please note: this plugin is no longer for sale.[/box] Our new Canvas Extension, horizontal sub-menu allows you to change the default vertical drop-down menu to a much cleaner horizontal sub-menu. This is something that, until now, would have taken a considerable amount of time and CSS skill to achieve. It’s now 5 minutes work! …

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Sticky Header is dead… long live Sticky Header (2)!

Sticky Header is dead... long live Sticky Header (2)! 18

Sticky Header is one of the most popular Canvas Extensions but it was also one of the first we developed. We’ve learn’t and lot since then, so when we realised that Sticky Header was causing more support requests than all the other Canvas Extensions put together, we decided to kill it and completely re-developed it …

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Full width rows with customizable backgrounds for Canvas Page Builder [sneak preview]

Full width rows with customizable backgrounds for Canvas Page Builder [sneak preview] 19

Rows. It’s all about the rows. As soon as we launched Canvas Page Builder, many of you told us that you’d love to be able to add background colours and background images to rows and have them go full width so you can create stunning long scolling full width sites with sections. We agreed (& …

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Sneak preview – Canvas Page Builder [video]

Sneak preview - Canvas Page Builder [video] 20

We’ve been working hard at PootlePress on a major release for WooThemes Canvas users. Canvas Page Builder is a fork of a popular Page Builder by SiteOrigin. We’ve worked really hard to make this work beautifully for Canvas. Canvas Page Builder works with widgets. We’ve create a few new widgets that make page building super-fast …

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