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

Sticky Header is dead... long live Sticky Header (2)! 1

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] 2

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] 4

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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Get a Pinterest style ‘Masonry’ effect for WooThemes Canvas (with Infinite Scroll)

Get a Pinterest style 'Masonry' effect for WooThemes Canvas (with Infinite Scroll) 5

[box type=”tick”]You can buy Masonry Blog now for $19 from the PootlePress store[/box] When we started Canvas Extensions, one of the first ones we wanted to develop was a Masonry extension. It was one of the first ideas on our ideas board – and one of the most popular! It works with the Magazine Template …

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Video Tutorial – Blow your visitors away with an auto-playing looped full-width homepage video [for WooThemes Canvas]

Video Tutorial - Blow your visitors away with an auto-playing looped full-width homepage video [for WooThemes Canvas] 6

[box type=”info”]Please note: Featured Video for Slider for WooThemes Canvas is no longer for sale.[/box] Have you seen the latest trend for homepage videos that auto-play in a full width slider? If not, check out Zendesk and PayPal (which do at the time of writing). We think this is a seriously nice effect and we …

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How to create a contextual header effect in WooThemes Canvas

How to create a contextual header effect in WooThemes Canvas 7

[box type=”tick”]You can purchase the Replace Header Imager per Page Canvas Extension from the PootlePress Store for $10[/box] One of the limitations in Canvas is that you can only set one header background image for the whole site. This severely limits the design, look and feel of Canvas sites. We thought this was a shame – and so …

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Awesome Icons for your WooThemes Canvas Menus

Awesome Icons for your WooThemes Canvas Menus 8

[box style=”info”]Font Awesome Menus has now been included as a feature inside Menu Customizer! Therefore it is no longer for sale. Check out Menu Customizer for Canvas.[/box] Being a small company run by a couple of British guys, we often debate the overuse of the word ‘awesome’. To us it sounds very American (nothing wrong …

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Make Mind-blowing Mobile Menus for WooThemes Canvas – new Canvas Extension

Make Mind-blowing Mobile Menus for WooThemes Canvas - new Canvas Extension 9

[box type=”tick”]Purchase Mobile Menu Manager now from the PootlePress store and get the settings for these 5 beautifully simple menus included[/box] More and more of your traffic is coming from mobile devices. So why leave your mobile menu the way it comes with Canvas – plain and boring? The reason most people leave it this …

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Video Tutorial – Easy Icons for WooThemes Features

Video Tutorial - Easy Icons for WooThemes Features 10

WooThemes have launched a lovely new free plugin called Icons for Features (available in the WordPress repository) that works with their very popular Features plugin. The Features plugin gives you another post type (like a page or a blog post) and also a nice widget to add features onto a widgetized page or homepage. Icons for …

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Video – How to center a logo inside the navigation for WooThemes Canvas

Video - How to center a logo inside the navigation for WooThemes Canvas 11

[box style=”info”]Logo Inside Nav has now been included as a feature inside Menu Customizer! Therefore it is no longer for sale. Check out Menu Customizer for Canvas.[/box] There are lots of things we want to do with WooThemes Canvas (and WordPress), but sometimes just don’t have the time, skills or patience! Centering the logo inside …

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Video – How to create a majestic menu like Apple.com with WooThemes Canvas

Video - How to create a majestic menu like Apple.com with WooThemes Canvas 13

[box style=”info”]Papple is no longer for sale as a separate plugin. However you can use Menu Customizer to create a menu just like it. Check out Menu Customizer for Canvas.[/box] It is fair to say that at PootlePress we are fans of most things Apple related. So when we were dreaming up ideas for Canvas …

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How to center your logo & menus in WooThemes Canvas [video tutorial]

How to center your logo & menus in WooThemes Canvas [video tutorial] 16

[box style=”info”]Center logo and menus is now a feature inside Menu Customizer! Therefore it is no longer for sale as a separate plugin. Check out Menu Customizer for Canvas.[/box] One question we get asked a lot is “how can I easily center my logo and menus in Canvas?” Well, before now it would require a …

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How to create a sticky header in WooThemes Canvas

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We launched Canvas Extensions with Sticky Nav and straight away you started asking us about how to make the whole header area, including the logo sticky. Well – this is how! In this 5 minute demo of our newest Canvas Extension (imaginatively titled) Sticky Header, you can see how easy it is to do this …

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How to add social icons & contact info to the header in WooThemes Canvas

How to add social icons & contact info to the header in WooThemes Canvas 18

This is a common request we see about the place on our Academy Support Forums and blog comments, so we decided to do a quick video tutorial for you. More more like this join the PootlePress Academy! Introduction Step 1 – the header widget area Step 2 – adding social icons Step 3 – take …

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Want fantastic footers? Meet our newest Canvas Extension… [demo video]

Want fantastic footers? Meet our newest Canvas Extension... [demo video] 20

When we launched Canvas Extensions we asked you to vote on which extensions you want to see developed next. To my surprise (but not Jamie’s), Footers came out top: So we quickly got to work, planning out the best way to do this for you. Early feedback indicated a preference for as many options as …

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Video tutorial: How to create a beautiful hero concept in WooThemes Canvas

Video tutorial: How to create a beautiful hero concept in WooThemes Canvas 21

[hr] Please share this tutorial: Tweet [hr] On one of our recent WordPress Xpress days we were challenged by a really creative design concept (specifically how to create a header, navigation and main image all to look like one stunning hero area). Luckily we know a thing or two about Canvas, so we were able …

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