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

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 new Gutenberg Editor. This tutorial uses the following plugins, Storefront Pro and Storefront Blocks.

Important security update now available for Pootlepress plugins

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 Pro - new version is Blocks - new version 1.3.0Caxton - new version Pro - new version If you have an active subscription, […]

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

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 Shape Divider Block is that it can be used on all other blocks, including WordPress […]

The Guardian have confirmed 2019 dates for my 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 21st and September 24th. The course costs £249 per person (plus a £7.80 booking fee). […]

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

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. […]

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

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  

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

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 […]

Introducing the new WooCommerce Product Block

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 […]

Introducing the Caxton Layout Block for Gutenberg

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 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 […]

How to customize the WooCommerce Product Page

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.

How to upgrade to Storefront Pro Skins version 1

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.

What’s new in 18tags Pro 2.2

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.

Introducing the ‘homepage hero’ for Storefront Pro

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. 

Sneak Peek: The posts slider for 18tags Pro

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.

Woothemes Canvas is no longer being developed

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 […]

WooCommerce Storefront template blocks

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.