How to build a WooCommerce website with WordPress Version 5 and the new Gutenberg Editor

How to build a WooCommerce website with WordPress Version 5 and the new Gutenberg Editor 1

With the release of WordPress 5 comes a brand new editor. The new editor , commonly known as the Block editor or the Gutenberg editor gives you many extra customization and layout options when building your wordpress ecommerce website. In the tutorial below, I’ll show you how to build an awesome WooCommerce website using the …

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Important security update now available for Pootlepress plugins

Important security update now available for Pootlepress plugins 2

A couple of days ago we were informed by the team at Freemius of an important security update.  Freemius handle licence management for our plugins. Therefore we have released new versions of the following Pootlepress plugins, that include their security fix.  Pagebuilder Pro – new version is 5.5.1.2 Storefront Pro – new version is 5.9.4.1 Storefront …

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The new WordPress Block Editor and 5 awesome page effects using the Shape Divider Block

The new WordPress Block Editor and 5 awesome page effects using the Shape Divider Block 3

Here’s a video tutorial on 5 page effects that you can create using the new WordPress Block editor and our free Caxton Plugin. Caxton is a free collection of Blocks that makes it easy to create awesome WordPress pages. This tutorial uses our Shape Divider Block that comes with Caxton. The great thing about the …

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The Guardian have confirmed 2019 dates for my WordPress Masterclass

Guardian wordpress masterclass

I’m thrilled that the Guardian have confirmed dates for 2019 for their WordPress Masterclass series. This is the third year that I’ll be working with the Guardian to run these courses. They are always great fun, and they always sell out. The January course has already sold out, but we have other dates of May …

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The Caxton Shape Divider Block is featured on the WP Tavern Podcast featuring Matt Mullenweg

The Caxton Shape Divider Block is featured on the WP Tavern Podcast featuring Matt Mullenweg 4

Our Caxton Shape Divider Block got an amazing review by WordPress founder Matt Mulleweg last week on the WP Tavern weekly podcast.  Here’s the audio clip Audio Transcription Here’s the Question and Matt’s reply Question: Is there anything that people have built using Gutenberg that really impress you? Matt’s reply One of my current favourites …

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The Caxton Shape Divider Block is featured in Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word speech at WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville

caxton shape divider block featured by Matt Mullenweg

Pootlepress had some great coverage at this years WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville. During Matt Mullengweg’s State of the Word speech our Caxton Shape Divider Block was featured.  I travelled to Nashville to attend WordCamp US this year, so sitting in the audience whilst our Caxton plugin was featured was a great moment :) Here’s …

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5 tips, tricks and css tweaks to easily customize the WordPress 2019 Theme

customize 2019 theme

With the release of WordPress version 5 came a brand new default 2019 Theme. The Twenty Nineteen theme features a great design and is lightweight and fast. I’ve been playing with the Twenty Nineteen Theme today whilst testing the next version of our Shape Divider Block, that is part of our Caxton plugin.  They are …

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Introducing the Caxton Layout Block for Gutenberg

Introducing the Caxton Layout Block for Gutenberg 10

This week we released a big update to our free Gutenberg based plugin Caxton. Caxton is a collection of blocks including, a Layout Block, Post Grid block, a Slider block, a Button block, a Social Icon block, and a Text Customizer block. 

How to set the size of your Storefront Pro sliders so they don’t crop (whatever the device)

storefront pro slider ratio fix

Storefront Pro home page sliders are by default set to ‘cover’. This means that whatever text you put over them, the text won’t fall outside of the image behind it. This is especially important when being viewed on a mobile phone. Here’s an explanation on why it’s best practice to set background images to cover. …

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4 lovely websites using the new Storefront Pro home page hero functionality

Built with woocommerce storefront pro

It’s great to see all the creative and brilliant websites that Pootle customers are building. Here’s some screenshots (and web addresses) of 4 recently pressed websites that have been built using Storefront Pro – hopefully they’ll give you a little inspiration.

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