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This is all about WooCommerce, and of course, eCommerce. Co-hosts BobWP and Brad Williams talk everything Woo plus other news in eCommerce that might affect your WooCommerce online store.
English
United States
7 episodes
since Jan, 2018

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In episode 6 of the Do the Woo Podcast, BobWP and Brad talk about the: New WooCommerce Managed Hosting Beginner package at Liquid Web Upcoming online conference WooSesh WooCommerce Custom Product Tables Beta— and what it does WooComerce, Gutenberg, and custom blocks Effect the diminishing popularity of Facebook is likely to have on online stores Do the Woo Podcast Episode 6 – Liquid Web, WooSesh, Custom Product Tables, Blocks and FacebookDo the Woo - A WooCommerce Podcast &nbsp   00:00 / 00:32:32   1X   // @todo _paq variable declaration String.prototype.toFormattedDuration = function () { var sec_num = parseInt(this, 10); // don't forget the second param var hours = Math.floor(sec_num / 3600); var minutes = Math.floor((sec_num - (hours * 3600)) / 60); var seconds = sec_num - (hours * 3600) - (minutes * 60); if (hours < 10) {hours = "0"+hours;} if (minutes < 10) {minutes = "0"+minutes;} if (seconds < 10) {seconds = "0"+seconds;} return hours > 0 ? 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WooCommerce Beginner Managed Hosting We start with the release of the new entry-level WooCommerce managed hosting from Liquid Web. We look at how this is a great starting point for new WooCommerce stores and explore what you get with the hosting package as well as a few limitations. And the fact that an entry-level WooCommerce hosting like this gives Shopify more competition. WooSesh, an Virtual Conference We also share some details about the upcoming online conference, WooSesh. Brian Rzen has expanded his popular WordSesh conference, in partnership with Patrick Rauland, has created an impressive online event for site builders and developers. It takes place Oct. 18 and 19 and if you  pre-register, and show up at least for one session, you will get free access to all the session recordings. WooCommerce has stepped up as the sponsor of this event and it looks like it may be a temporary replacement for WooConf. And because it’s online, it’s more accessible to people around the world. WooCommerce Custom Product Tables Beta Next Brad takes the reins to talk about the WooCommerce Custom Product Tables Beta that was released in July. He explains exactly what it does, why developers should be paying attention to it and why shop owners should make sure that their tech people are on top of it. One of the biggest takeaways is that WooCommerce stores will see faster load times. WooCommerce Blocks for Gutenberg A WordPress-related podcast can not be a podcast without mentioning the “G” word. Yes, we’re talking about the release of the Storefront Gutenberg blocks from PootlePress. We discussed how this new market is going to be growing a lot more as time moves on. We also reflected a little on the challenges of Gutenberg. Facebook and Its Shrinking Fans We rounded off the topics by referring to an article on eCommercetimes.com titled The Thrill Is Gone for Many Facebook Users. We shared a few thoughts on the changes in social and how that affects eCommerce. Lastly, we shared our favorite WooCommerce tools for this episode: Bob – WooCommerce Homepage Control I love this free plugin that enables you to control the homepage of the Storefront theme. It’s one of the frustrating things I have heard from store owners when it comes to the homepage on the Storefront theme. With all those sections that appear, now you can hide what you don’t want to show and also reorder them. You can check out our post on the plugin here. Brad – WC Smooth Generator This allows you smooth product, customer and order generation for WooCommerce. For example, Brad explained how you can use this to test your site before launch. Wondering if it can handle 1,000 orders per day? This will help you test it by generating those customers. You can find it over on GitHub. Thanks to our sponsor Liquid Web. Here’s a deal for our listeners. Blog posts we referred to: Liquid Web WooCommerce Beginner Managed Hosting WooSesh, a Virtual Conference WooCommerce Custom Product Tables Beta Pootlepress Previews Upcoming Storefront Blocks Plugin for WooCommerce The Thrill Is Gone for Many Facebook Users Our Tool Picks Homepage Control WC Smooth Generator
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