WooThemes Canvas tutorials
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 […]
Here's how to easily add a fullscreen background video to your website. This tutorial is using the following plugins. Pootle page builder Page customizer add-on for Pootle page builder
Here's a nice short video tutorial on how to create a fullscreen website with WooThemes Canvas. This tutorial uses the following plugins, Pootle page builder, Page customizer for Pootle page builder and Menu customizer.
We want to join with our friends across the atlantic to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, so here is a new tutorial inspired by our 'special relationship' ;) Blog posts with full width thumbnail images with titles on top... It seems that this design concept is very popular at the moment, with many blogs adopting an impactful full width image, with the blog title directly on top and a centred […]
Footer Widget Manager was one of the first Canvas Extensions we released and it's been really popular. So it's nice to be able to give it an update and add a feature that many of you have asked us about - sticky footers! Like all our Canvas Extensions, we want them to blend in Canvas as much as possible, so the new sticky footer options work cleverly with both the […]
In September 2014 mobile traffic to retail websites overtook desktop traffic for the first time ever, rising to 52 per cent of all traffic. Source. We released Mobile Menu Manager last year because we know a lot of you are focussed on your mobile responsive sites. We've listened to some of the features you wanted and so version 2 (renamed Mobile Menu Customizer) gives you some great new options, including: […]
If you cycle then you probably know the website Strava. It's a really clean and beautifully designed website. I thought it would be fun to show you how easy it is to create a site like Strava just using the Canvas theme from WooThemes and a few PootlePress Canvas Extensions. In the following videos I show you how I create the home page - with no coding or html needed. If […]
PootlePress has brought together 50 beautiful Canvas websites. We’d like to thank our customers for submitting 95 websites to be considered for inclusion in this ebook. It was a really difficult task narrowing these down to just 50 as all the sites were of a very high standard. We hope you find inspiration for your own websites in the examples shown. [button link="http://www.pootlepress.com/50-beautiful-canvas-sites-e-book/" size="large" bg_color="orange"]Click here to get your free […]
We're publishing a free ebook called 'The 50 most beautiful WooThemes Canvas websites'. We'd love you to submit your site, or a site you've built with Canvas. We want this to be a useful resource and inspiration for the community of Canvas users, so please don't be shy. [box type="alert"]Submissions are now closed as the ebook has been published. Pick up your free copy here. [/box]
This morning we have released a significant update to Page Customizer for WooThemes Canvas. As well as some tweaks and bug fixes we have also introduced the following new features: 1. Hide header in mobile view Sometimes in mobile view you want to get straight to the point. This enhancement takes out the header in mobile view allowing you to show off your content more immediately. 2. Header and full […]
It's no secret that Canvas Page Builder is our most popular Canvas Extension. As well as supporting it every step since it's launch in June this year, we have been working on a few enhancements based on our continued use of it for customers of our WordPress Xpress days and, more importantly, your feedback. We're hoping to launch it next week and so here are a few 'sneaky peek' screen […]
This was SOOO frustrating! I couldn't find the documentation for this anywhere. I finally figured it out and so I wanted to share it with you. This is if you want to replace the Add to cart button on the WooCommerce product archive page (shop page) with a normal button that links to the single product page for each product. The reason for this might be because potential customers have […]
You may know that in England we drink a LOT of tea. These menus were all created in one afternoon with our newest plugin Menu Customizer for WooThemes Canvas. The main thing I needed (other than Menu Customizer) was a tea break between each one to keep me going. So here they are... 5 menus powered by 5 cups of tea! Each menu below has some of the options and […]
We’ve been blown away by the incredible sites you have been building with Canvas Page Builder and Page Customizer. What’s been really exciting to see is the level of creativity that the combination of Canvas and these two plugins has unleashed. We’ve been getting some common questions over the past couple of weeks, so I thought I should put together some video tutorials to show you some of the coolest […]
We have been hard at work developing our new extension Page Customizer which gives you the ability to have page level control in Canvas. Options include full width pages, background images, background colors, hiding elements and mobile options too. Not only this but you can also set these options site-wide and then turn them off on individual pages! This gives you a huge amount of control. Combine this with the […]
I received an email this morning asking if it was possible to create a customisable WooCommerce landing page with our new Canvas Page Builder plugin and our upcoming Page Customizer plugin. The answer is yes - and here's a little video (no sound) that shows you how easy this is :) If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Video (no sound) Screenshot
Jeff over at WPTavern has just published this post "WordPress Visual Page and Website Builders Make It Easy To Create Ugly Sites". It's a really interesting point Jeff makes. The same argument was made when desktop publishing arrived in full force in the 1980's. Back then typesetters argued that the flexibility and power of desktop publishing would cause a massive reduction in the quality of printed output. Whether they were […]
We've received lots of feedback that you would like greater control over your Canvas pages. So very soon we'll be releasing the Page Customizer extension for WooThemes Canvas. Below are a couple of videos that walk you through some of the major features. Note: we're also adding some cool mobile features that have been developed since I shot the video. Page Customizer also works beautifully with our Page Builder extension. […]
You may have already heard that we’re crazy excited about our new Canvas Page Builder extension. We think it’s truly ace. Spectacular. And dare we say it, awesome. Amongst our excitement, we managed to get a hold of ourselves long enough to think that maybe we’d better get someone else to road test it a bit. That would be the sensible thing to do. Cue Dave the Incredibly Talented Designer. […]
Sticky Header is one of the most popular Canvas Extensions but it was also one of the first we developed. We've learn't and lot since then, so when we realised that Sticky Header was causing more support requests than all the other Canvas Extensions put together, we decided to kill it and completely re-developed it from the ground up! Sticky Header mark II now plays nicely with every Canvas feature, […]
Rows. It's all about the rows. As soon as we launched Canvas Page Builder, many of you told us that you'd love to be able to add background colours and background images to rows and have them go full width so you can create stunning long scolling full width sites with sections. We agreed (& to be honest didn't need convincing as that's what we wanted too!) So this is […]
Creating and arranging a grid of posts that are organised into sections by their categories used to be difficult. It’s now super easy! The following tutorial will show you how easy this is now with the WooThemes Canvas Page Builder.
We've been working hard at PootlePress on a major release for WooThemes Canvas users. Canvas Page Builder is a fork of a popular Page Builder by SiteOrigin. We've worked really hard to make this work beautifully for Canvas. Canvas Page Builder works with widgets. We've create a few new widgets that make page building super-fast and also worked hard to make all of the widgets that come with Canvas play nicely. […]
WooThemes have launched a lovely new free plugin called Icons for Features (available in the WordPress repository) that works with their very popular Features plugin. The Features plugin gives you another post type (like a page or a blog post) and also a nice widget to add features onto a widgetized page or homepage. Icons for Features works with Font Awesome Icons - a superb free set of icons that are […]
Removing the WooThemes Logo in the footer of Canvas is one of those things that is really easy to do, but really hard if you can't find the option. We know from training lots people that this one is a frustration. Some people even resort to code, when you can do it in a few easy clicks. Here's how to do it: 1. Go to Canvas Theme Options 2. Select […]
Member-only tutorial: A ‘squeeze’ landing page focusses your users on taking the action you want them to take by removing unnecessary choices and distractions. In other words, remove many of the links! This tutorial shows you how to create a squeeze landing page in WooThemes Canvas.
n this tutorial I show you how to create this stylish and clean photography website using Canvas and the new Projects plugin from WooThemes.
We launched Canvas Extensions with Sticky Nav and straight away you started asking us about how to make the whole header area, including the logo sticky. Well - this is how! In this 5 minute demo of our newest Canvas Extension (imaginatively titled) Sticky Header, you can see how easy it is to do this with no coding! You can buy Sticky Header from the PootlePress store. We'd love to […]
This is a common request we see about the place on our Academy Support Forums and blog comments, so we decided to do a quick video tutorial for you. More more like this join the PootlePress Academy! Introduction Step 1 - the header widget area Step 2 - adding social icons Step 3 - take out unwated text and align left with CSS Here is the code for step 3: […]
When we launched Canvas Extensions we asked you to vote on which extensions you want to see developed next. To my surprise (but not Jamie's), Footers came out top: So we quickly got to work, planning out the best way to do this for you. Early feedback indicated a preference for as many options as possible in the theme options area, rather than pre-set styles that would still need customization. […]
Yesterday we launched our 22nd video course to the PootlePress Academy. This time we're into e-commerce, or more specfically - WooCommerce. Superstore is a WooCommerce theme designed to cater for lots of products. It has infinite scroll on shop pages so your customers can view your entire shop catalog on one page, or easily drill down to category specific listings. Great for tablet users. This step-by-step tutorial will help guide […]
Below are 65 tips, tricks and CSS Tweaks to help you further customise the Canvas Theme from WooThemes. We will add further tweaks and tips to this post as we find them. If you have your own tweaks please let us know and we will add yours to the list.
This week we release the menu pack for Woothemes Canvas. The Pootlepress menu pack (£15) lets you create beautiful menus with 1 click. Take a look at the video below to see how it works.
The Wooframework from Woothemes comes with some 'out of the box' tools such as the info box to help you design a great looking website. In this video tutorial I show you how to create a beautiful graduated background that you can easily reuse on your website.
You can do so many cool things with Canvas without having to dive into any code. However, there are times when you'll want to tweak Canvas and with that in mind, I've put together the following list of 30 useful CSS tweaks.