It didn’t happen overnight. A 9-year old blog is now two blogs. And, officially, BobWP.com is now all things WooCommerce.
If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you are not surprised. You probably saw it coming. Over the last 30 days, we have been working hard to separate this blog into two blogs.
Two very distinct blogs.
BobWP.com History in a Nutshell
When I started this site, it was at the same time I was diving into WordPress 100%. The previous three years had all been leading up to that. Over the years I had provided site design, and WordPress coaching and training. This blog reflected that with lots of tutorial posts on how to get started with WordPress. From there it migrated into everything that had to do with using WordPress.
In 2011, WooCommerce Came Along
On year later, WooCommerce was released. I had already been using WooThemes since their inception in 2008. I was intrigued with the release of this new eCommerce plugin and over the years I used it more and more. In 2013 I started writing about it on this blog. And about three years ago I changed BobWP to be focus more on eCommerce, with WooCommerce playing a pivotal role. And, as they say, the rest is history.
It’s All WooCommerce
Today BobWP.com is officially WooCommerce-centric. All posts are either about WooCommerce or subject areas that are helpful to WooCommerce store owners, specifically in the eCommerce space.
BobWP is your source for building and growing your WooCommerce site.
What About the Podcasts?
Both the Do the Woo Podcast and the BobWP eCommerce Show will remain on this site. Do the Woo, of course, will fit nicely into the flow of this site and our other podcast, now an editorial podcast about eCommerce, is much more general.
Where Did All That Other Content Go?
Without getting into a lot of details, the fact that 66% of our content is no longer on this site, may or may not be obvious to you. But it didn’t completely go away.
WPContentMarketing.com is Live
This is where you will find all of our past and future posts on content marketing. This includes blogging, monetizing your site, affiliate marketing and writing. Of course there will be other eCommerce-related posts that fit nicely under the heading of monetization.
What Exactly Did This Transformation Involve?
As much as I would like to say it was simple moving some of the content over to the new site, it didn’t happen that way. It started with a content audit, and from that, moved into specifics, such as analytics, repurposing content, a deep dive into redirects and much more. In fact, we will be starting a series soon on our new site to share our entire experience with you, starting with Why We Did This.
It’s Your Choice
We know that not everyone is into WooCommerce. And then there are plenty who do. It’s really boils down to which one of our sites work for you.
If you want to continue to get all things WooCommerce, we’d love for you to hang around here.
Or, if you want the full-meal deal, follow us here and there.
In the meantime, let’s do the Woo.
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