Pootlepress Academy Tutorials

Learn WordPress in 1 day

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.

WordPress 10 minute quick start guide

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.

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’.

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.

Theme tutorials

How to change the layout of your WooThemes Storefront home page

WooThemes Canvas masterclass

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.

WooThemes Superstore theme tutorial

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.

Photonote theme tutorial

Welcome to my Photonote photography theme tutorial. The following videos will teach you step by step how to build a great looking photographic website.

WooThemes Whitelight theme tutorial

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 theme tutorial

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.

How to create a beautiful fullscreen website with WooThemes Storefront

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.

How to create a beautiful fullscreen Divi website with 5 simple tweaks

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

Plugin tutorials

How to create a stunning photography website

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

How to build an e-learning website

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.

How to add a forum

Adding a Forum to WordPress is really simple and here I show you how. This tutorial is based on the BBPress forum plugin.

How to set up an online community website

These video tutorials take you through the main functionality of BuddyPress. BuddyPress lets you create your own fully featured social network inside your website.

How to set up a membership website

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.

Forms for beginners

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.