About Do the Woo
I’m building a community of builders here with help from the community. 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.
Meet the do the woo Team
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.
Then in 2020, I have added an additional two episodes each month that are a bit more topical and in March of 2021 asked Noelle Steegs, WooCommerce and WordPress developer to join the team. Shortly after that, in April, Anna Maria Radu also joined as a co-host.
You can see the complete history/changelog for Do the Woo here.
BobWP – Publisher, podcast and Founder of Do the Woo
Fortunately I have a team of extremely talented volunteers who make me look and sound good.
A Bit of History on Me
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.
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.