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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 21st and September 24th. The course costs £249 per person (plus a £7.80 booking fee). […]
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 is the Shapes Block. It allows you to put different shapes and transitions between Blocks. […]
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 the video clip
With the release of WordPress version 5 came a brand new default 2019 Theme. The 2019 Theme features a great design and is lightweight and fast. I've been playing with the 2019 Theme today whilst testing the next version of our Shape Divider Block, that is part of our Caxton plugin. They are few things that I wanted to change; 5 customizations for the 2019 WordPress Theme How to reduce […]
The Shape Divider Block makes it easy to create beautiful transitions between your Gutenberg rows.
This week we released an update to our Storefront Blocks plugin that adds a new block called the Product Block. The Product Block let's you customize the layout of WooCommerce products and then insert them anywhere. Here's a few examples of how you might use the Product Block. Create full width and full height product blocks, which would be great for landing pages Add multiple blocks into a page so […]
We've recently released an update to Storefront Pro (version 5.9 and higher) that has new functionality to make your first (Gutenberg) block on a page sit flush under the navigation. Here's a little video that explains things :)
Here's a little tutorial on how to create a grid layout with tiles (and text) using the new Gutenberg Editor and our Caxton plugin.
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.
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. If we don't set background images to cover then this will happen. The image isn't […]
Here's a quick video walkthrough of how you can easily customize WooCommerce Product pages for the Divi Theme using our Pootle Pagebuilder Pro plugin.
Here’s a look at our new Super Hero Block for our Caxton plugin. Caxton is based on the upcoming new WordPress Editor, Gutenberg.
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.
I'm really excited to show you a sneak peek our upcoming plugin, Storefront Blocks. Storefront Blocks is designed to help you sell more products through your WooCommerce Store.
How to move the WooCommerce product picture of item to the right side and "Add to cart Button" to move on the left side
With Storefront Pro you will now be able to set a full width hero image or featured products slider for either (or both) your main WooCommerce shop page and your WooCommerce category pages.
We've had a few questions lately on why backgrounds images are cropped when viewed on a mobile phone. So here's an article that tries to explain what's happening here.
We recently had a request for a tutorial on how to create a simple entry page for a WooCommerce Storefront website - so here's a little tutorial :)
Meet Barossa and Streamliner, our new free skins for WooCommerce Storefront Pro. Skins are like themes, but they have the advantage of being much more editable as all customizations have been created using Storefront Pro. Barossa and Streamliner are free for all current Storefront Pro subscribers.
We've built quite a few options into the new Storefront Pro home page hero so that you can choose the font and font size, however there are times when you want a little extra control. Here's two simple tweaks that will enable you to add extra button styles and align and style text.
Would you like to change the layout of your WooCommerce Product Pages? Editing the WooCommerce Product Page is now super easy. Just drag and drop the various WooCommerce Product elements to where you would like them to appear and completely customize the layout of your WooCommerce Products.
Storefront Pro Skins version 2 is a big update that includes Pre-made skins and also the ability to save your skins to the cloud.
Storefront Pro Skins version 2 saves your Storefront Pro customizations to the Pootle Cloud. Version 2 is being released on Friday 27th April, 2018, and here's instructions on the best way to upgrade to the latest version and keep your existing skins.
We've just made it easier to upgrade your Pootlepress plugin licence to multiple sites.
The new version of WooCommerce Storefront Pro has some really exciting options for the new home page hero.
We've just released a new version of 18tags Pro that includes some really exiting functionality, including more options to customize the new home page hero.
Version 5.5 of Storefront Pro was a major update that included a whole bunch of new features including the new exciting home page hero module. Here's a walkthrough video showing the latest features.
Here's a really simple way that you can increase the number of columns shown in the WooCommerce Storefront Pro mega menu.
Here's something I've never done before...a beginners Guide to building a WooCommerce Storefront Website from start to finish.
Version 5.5 of Storefront Pro is a major update and comes with an exciting new Homepage Hero option. This lets you transform your homepage with a single click. The new Homepage Hero setting lets you create four different kinds of beautiful layouts.
There's a big change coming to WordPress in 2018 and it's called the Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg will replace the current WordPress editor and it's aim is make the editing experience in WordPress much easier.
Here's 5 freshly pressed WooCommerce websites built with the WooCommerce Storefront Theme and our Storefront Pro plugin.
WooBuilder version 2 enables you to create beautiful WooCommerce Single Product pages, and reuse your designs as templates for all your products.
One of the things I loved most about the Woothemes Canvas theme was it’s in-built magazine template. This includes a lovely post slider where you could select which posts to feature. So coming soon is the new Posts Slider for 18tags Pro and we’ve made it incredibly easy to implement.
WooCommerce Storefront Pro Wishlists lets your customers save their products into a wishlist so they can view and purchase them later on.
Woothemes Canvas is no longer being developedHow we migrated to a new theme We received confirmation this week that WooThemes Canvas is no longer being developed and that WooCommerce (formally WooThemes) are advising customers to start looking at moving their sites across to a new theme. My assumption is that this spells the end for Canvas. It's been a great theme, but it's time to move on. From Woo Support:"Regarding […]
Version 5 of Pootle Pagebuilder Pro includes pre-built template blocks, including a few specifically built for WooCommerce Storefront. This post shows you examples and how to use them on your website.
What's new in Pootle Pagebuilder Pro. This is a major update that contains a whole bunch of cool new features, including Pootle Cloud, better Mobile handling and Full width content rows.
Pootle Pagebuilder Pro 5 gives the ability to create, and reuse template blocks on any website - here's how it works.
Storefront Pro 5 is now out - it's a major update and now includes blazing fast WooCommerce live search.
This short video tutorial shows you 'step by step' how to customize the WooCommerce Shop with no coding required.
Search is incredibly important for Ecommerce websites, and the quicker the better. So in the next release of Storefront Pro you'll have a new option to turn on Live Search.
Apologies to my British customers last week, who may well have had a terrible fright when they were reading their morning paper, only to see my face staring back at them.
Hot off the press, here's 10 newly born websites built with our WooCommerce Storefront Pro plugin.
This simple tutorial below shows you how to create a lovely effect, where you have moving text on a static background image.