On our site here you are going to find a ton of resources. Whether it’s through our posts, our eCommerce plugin shop or our podcast, it’s all there.
This page is dedicated to a few curated resources that we know, trust and have built partnerships with. Please check them out for your own WordPress, Podcasting or eCommerce needs.
Note: Some of these links are affiliate links. We will earn a small commission if you purchase the service, but it will not be any additional costs to you.
Avalara – eCommerce Sales Tax Solution
I recommend that if you are running a WooCommerce site, and sell products or services, you should explore how easy it is to integrate one of the top sales tax resources around – Avalara.
As a store owner you cannot afford either the time to figure this out on your own or take the risk that you are not complying with specific tax codes based on your product, service and location. You pay a percentage of your sales, not a set monthly fee, so it’s affordable for all sizes of businesses. With their wide range of offerings, for products and services, you will get tax relief with the help of the pros.
BluBrry Podcast Hosting
If you are podcasting regularly, you do not want to add extra strain on your hosts bandwidth. Instead you need to make sure you audios are hosted somewhere that’s reliable. – Blubrry Hosting.
You can use their supplied site or easily integrate into your WordPress site using their free plugin, PowerPress. It is iTunes RSS compliant and is very simple to upload and post your files right in your dashboard. It also includes a great looking player and of course, statistics for your podcast as well. And if you currently have your podcasts somewhere else, their migration tool is free and easy. Trust me, it was seamless for me to move 100 podcasts for Amazon S3 to my new hosting account.
CoSchedule – Social Scheduling and Editorial Calendar All In One
If you are looking for a powerful tool to manage both your editorial calendar and social scheduling, nothing beats – CoSchedule.
I have been using CoSchedule for quite sometime. And I can honestly say I could not live without it. Unlike so many social schedulers, this can all be done when you are in your WordPress post. No logging into another site (you can if you want). This makes the workflow much easier and effective. With social templates and campaigns, you have total control over everything. And if you need a editorial calendar, this one if perfect for both single bloggers, small and large teams.
Dot Store Domains – eCommerce Domain Solutions
Whether you have a domain or not for your online store, I would recommend snagging your .store domain for many reasons. And you can do that over on – .store domains.
These days is almost impossible to find that .com domain. Having a .store domain not only is short, but also very relevant to what you site is about and associates it with the simple fact, that you are selling something. Global retailers and and eCommerce businesses are securing theirs. You should do the same. But make sure and use the code: BOBSTORE to get your domain for only $4.99.
Ringr – Quality Podcast and Interview Recording
If you do any kind of audio recording, via your desktop or smartphone, to get the best quality I highly recommend Ringr, which we use on our own podcast.
Sure, we have tried a lot of audio, long-distance recording, including Skype, but the quality of sound and drop-offs plagued our interviews. When I discovered Ringr, it was like a gold mine. Not only does it make it incredibly easy for your guests or the people you interview, it’s high quality sound and you can easily download the files as a single mono audio or as individual tracks. It’s a win-win service.
I recommend all online sellers that have large quantities of products for sale to leave the shipping up to the pros. And for me, that is ShipStation.
When it comes to making sure you are secure in your shipping needs, someone who understands all the variables that come with shipping, including all of the actual shipping options, it’s best to leave it in the hands of the professionals. ShipStation can connect with all your online selling channels and find you some great rates from many of the top shippers.
Securi Security- eCommerce Website Security
Security is an ongoing battle on the web. And for your online store or eCommerce site, it’s critical that both your content and your visitors are protected. That is why I recommend – Securi Security.
WordPress gets a bad wrap around being secure. But in reality, it’s not WordPress. It’s a lot of other factors. And there is nothing worse than finding that your site has been compromised in one way or another. Or even worse, Google has blacklisted it. And from experience I can tell you once something like that has happened, you want someone that knows what the heck they are doing. So whether your site suddenly is attacked or infected, or you want to prevent something like this from happening, check out my friends and I promise, they will take care of you.
WP Live – WordPress Help & Support
If you are looking for someone to help you with your WordPress site beyond basic maintenance, someone you can ask for help when you need it, then I would highly recommend checking out – WP Live.
If you are just starting with WordPress, not only will they help you, but will also teach you what you need to know to do it yourself. They can also help you with monetizing your site, increasing traffic and growing your brand. With live chat, phone support and ticket support Monday – Friday, it’s like having a BobWP at your demand.