How Gerry from i-netco came on our WordPress training course and now is producing great websites like this!

Gerry King runs a great website services company in Newcastle called http://www.i-netco.co.uk/. Earlier this year Gerry travelled from Newcastle to Cheltenham to attend our “Learn WordPress in 1 day” training course because he wanted to start producing WordPress websites for his clients. Last week Gerry’s first WordPress website went live at http://ryhopeinfantschool.org.uk/. Pootlepress  helped mentor …

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A sneak peak at our latest WordPress project… going live soon

Here is a sneak peak at our latest WordPress project. This project uses Buddypress. Buddypress is a powerful plugin for WordPress that [highlight]turns your WordPress website into your very own social network[/highlight], with member profiles, groups, internal messaging and forums. Here is a screenshot of the homepage. [hr] Bigsmallworld.co.uk Bigsmallworld is a project with Wandsworth …

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Learn WordPress in a day attendee survey results: April 2011

Here are our latest Learn WordPress in a day attendee survey results. We’re really pleased that our WordPress courses continue to get such great feedback. “Learn WordPress in a day” attendee survey results 100% scored the content of the course Very Good 100% scored the presentation slides Good or Very Good 100% scored the use …

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Extra London WordPress training date added – May 16th, 2011

Due to demand I’ve added an additional London WordPress training date on May 16th, 2011. Course details and booking information can be found by going to our WordPress training page. Venue information can be found here.

Edinburgh WordPress training course 13th June, 2011

I’ve just finalised our first Scottish WordPress training course date. It will be on Monday 13th June, 2011. Course details can be found here. The course is being held at Edinburgh Capital Hotel 187 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh EH12 6UG To book a place please visit our WordPress training page.

Scotland WordPress training

We are now running WordPress training courses in Edinburgh. Below is a list of our upcoming course dates. If you would like to book a place you can do so from our WordPress training page.    

WordPress training dates for April and May

We have just added a new WordPress training date on the 15th April.  Here are the dates for our WordPress courses over the next 5 weeks. To book a place visit our WordPress training page.

If you are thinking about creating a bespoke CMS think again!

If you are embarking on a project to create your own content management system my advice would be to stop. Here’s a great video from Japheth Thomson where he dismantles the rationale for starting a bespoke cms project.

Connecting streets with WordPress

Our latest WordPress project has just gone live.  We worked with Cheltenham Connect and Cheltenham Borough Council to produce www.connectmystreet.org. “Connect Streets is all about local people taking ownership of the places that really matter to them and having a say in how they should be developed. It’s also about how our own behaviors (such …

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Our latest WordPress project goes live!

Learning Disability Today is a well established print magazine that serves professionals in both the public and private sectors. Our brief was to create an online version of the print magazine but also add in jobs, community functionality, a newsletter and integrate social media. Features: WordPress and Buddypress, Mailchimp integration , Groups, Activity streams, Member …

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Pootlepress.co.uk gets Live Help

We have added Live Help to the Pootlepress website. To use Live Help just click in the bottom right of your screen where it says “Click here for live help!” . We hope you find this useful.  

WordPress training course – April 4th, Cheltenham

Our WordPress training course in Cheltenham on the 4th April, 2011 has only 6 places left. To book a place visit our WordPress training page.  For details and directions for our Cheltenham courses please visit this page. If you would like further information please email me at jamiemarsland@pootlepress.co.uk.

5 top tactics you can use today to stop your Public Sector organisation using social media

Guest post by Tony Winston – Senior Programme and Risk Management consultant at Inovatieum Plc. “The invidious creep of social media into the workplace brings a frightening minefield of trouble as well as a huge waste of time and money. “ Here are 5 tactics you can use to keep social media projects out of …

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WordPress 3.1 released

WordPress 3.1 has been released today. As I blogged yesterday this includes a new admin bar, internal linking and a streamlined writing interface. There are also improvements ‘under the hood’ such as better post format support. WordPress becomes a more powerful Content Management System with every release. For more information visit the WordPress website.

2 improvements coming in WordPress 3.1 (Video 1 min, 46 secs)

In this video I show 2 improvements coming in WordPress 3.1. Front end Admin bar –  that  provides 1-click access to edit pages, create new posts, reply to comments etc. Internal linking – that allows users to search through existing blog posts and add links in the content.

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