Connecting, informing and supporting the WooCommerce Builder Community

Connecting the WooCommerce Builder Community

I’m building a community of builders here. It’s that simple.

What values do I tie to this site?

Connecting the WooCommerce builder community through conversations, interviews and introductions to build a stronger sense of cohesiveness while creating new thought leaders and inspiring everyone to tell their story.

Informing builders through a hub of news to help them stay in the loop of the different facets of the Woo community while giving them empowerment to succeed with their work and companies.

Supporting freelancers, businesses, agencies and other entrepreneurs by spotlighting their successes and challenges through the various media, channels and one-on-one conversations.

It’s not all about coding… it’s about building, creating, and innovating.

The Do the Woo Podcast

The Do the Woo podcast started in March 2016. After 25 episodes, later that same year we decided to change it to the WP eCommerce Show to cover the broader space of WordPress and eCommerce.

At the end of 2017, I started Do the Woo back up as a new podcast and asked Brad Williams from WebDevStudios to join me as co-host in a twice-monthly show.

At the beginning of 2019, Do the Woo took the big leap of going weekly, and added two new co-hosts: Jonathan Wold from WooCommerce and Mendel Kurland from Nexcess. This brought new vitality and, of course, more perspectives to Do the Woo.

Lastly in 2020, I have added an additional two episodes each month called Woo Perspectives, which is more panel-oriented around a specific topic and filled with conversation.

You can see the complete history/changelog for Do the Woo here.

Do the Woo – Community

Which brings us to the present. As you already know, Do the Woo is now all about the community. The podcast now has 6 episodes per month. News has become a larger part of the site. There’s the blog, jobs, events, in fact, there are just too many cool things going on here to list.

If this is the first time to the site, I hope you take a moment to peruse what this site brings to you as a Woo builder. If there is something you think I’ve missed or you have a question, let me know. I’m here for the community.

The Faces Behind Do the Woo

BobWP – Publisher, podcast and Founder of Do the Woo

As I kid, I never thought of being a podcaster. Probably because it didn’t exist. But I was fascinated with radio.

I ran a marketing company prior to my entrance into the WordPress space and my first eCommerce endeavor was in 2004 with a stock photography site. It was an interesting experience and I’ll leave it at that.

I started using WordPress in 2007. The BobWP brand was born in 2010 and, over the years, I spent time training and consulting for WordPress as well as writing tons of content for this site.

Between those early years of WordPress, I dove back into eCommerce a bit more by starting a membership site in 2008 at, well, a time before membership sites really were catching on. And obviously with the technology nowhere at where it is today, it took us a good 9 months to develop the site.

When WooCommerce was released in 2011, eCommerce became a bigger part of my life. I have taught and written a lot about WooCommerce.

In 2016, after having worked with WooCommerce for 5 years, I started to incorporate more content around it. The rest is history and in early 2019 I moved to a complete focus of WooCommerce. Today I bring you the definitive Do the Woo community.

The Co-Hosts of the Do the Woo Podcast

Also known as those who keep me out of trouble.

Brad Williams
CEO WebDevStudios
Twitter: @williamsba

Jonathan Wold
Community Lead, WooCommerce
Twitter: @sirjonathan

Mendel Kurland
Developer Advocate, Liquid Web
Twitter: @ifyouwillit

Noëlle Steegs
WordPress Developer & WooCommerce Specialist
Twitter: @noellesteegs

Do the Woo is independently written, produced, owned and operated by BobWP and is not affiliated with WooCommerce or Automattic or any other business or entity. WooCommerce trademarks used with permission.