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Who Is BobWP?

I create content. A lot of that is our three podcasts as well as our four sites. I do that here as well. It’s just all about WooCommerce on this site.


A Bit About Bob

As I kid, I never wanted to be a blogger or podcaster. I guess that makes sense, since neither came around for quite sometime.  But I did dream of writing, along with designing cars, becoming a zoologist, and about a dozen other random, unrelated careers. And sometimes I feel I missed my true calling, a wildlife photographer.

When I touched my first computer, I was hooked, in an odd sort of way. That was a Radio Shack TRS 80 via the early 1980’s. I dabbled in programming until I realized it was just a notch above living with a chronic, nagging pain. Eventually I became an Apple boy and started to teach myself graphic design.

When Judy and I expanded our business into a marketing firm, web site design became an important skill. I struggled with it and started looking for something a little easier than working in HTML.

Entering the eCommerce Space

During this time eCommerce crept into my life. My first endeavor was in 2004 with a stock photography site. It was an interesting experience and I will just leave it at that.

In 2007 I began to dabble in WordPress and by 2008, I knew it was the perfect solution for me and my clients. We dove back into eCommerce a bit more by starting an membership site in 2008 as 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.

And when WooCommerce was released in 2011, eCommerce became a bigger part of my life.

The rest is history, as they say.

I love pushing out the tons of content here. Judy and I imagine the pace may drive me crazy someday. But until then, I want to keep giving our readers help and guidance—all in a very non-geeky way.

With that all said, if you have a question, let me know.

Where else can you find me?

Our main site is BobWPMedia, where all roads lead to our content.

I chat with smart people about more general stuff around eCommerce and WordPress on the WP eCommerce Show.

And I write and podcast about podcasting with WordPress here.