- We build WordPress websites for small businesses.
- We develop and support plugins and themes.
- We support your website throughout its life cycle.
Just over four years ago, October 2009, Herb Miller retired from IBM and started working on his new project Bobbing Wide. This is a brief history of achievements to date.
A few random examples of sites we’ve developed
WordPress MultiSite sites
Static hand crafted websites
Bobbing Wide have published eight plugins on WordPress.
Over 35 others are available from oik-plugins.com
And we’ve developed some pretty fancy bespoke plugins too.
Each website we’ve developed has required a mixture of commonly used information as well as unique content requirements. Starting with the oik base plugin ( for OIK Information Kit ) we’ve created over 100 advanced shortcodes.
Some examples, used in this post and the widgets (header, sidebar, footer):
Bobbing Wide now have multiple websites providing a range of services
Chronology – milestones
the story so far...
Oct 2009 – Herb Miller retired from IBM
Mar 2010 – Bobbing Wide open for business: static, hand crafted websites built with PHP, HTML and CSS
May 2010 – www.bobbingwidewebdesign.com WordPress blog goes live.
Jun 2010 – bw API started – as Drupal custom module and WordPress plugin ( bwapi )
Jun 2010 – first Drupal site with an Artisteer theme
Jul 2010 – first eCommerce site with Drupal and Ubercart
Jul 2010 – first WordPress site
Dec 2010 – oik-plugins.com website created
Jan 2011 – published first plugin on WordPress – oik v0.1
Oct 2011 – set up wp-pompey
Apr 2012 – oik-nivo-slider on WordPress
May 2012 – cookie-cat plugin and cookie-cat server
Aug 2012 – oik plugins server server for delivering FREE and premium WordPress plugins
Jun 2012 – first oik theme – oobit – developed for WordCamp UK 2012
Jul 2012 – WordCamp UK 2012 presentation – Lazy smart shortcodes
Feb 2013 – bobbing wide tech support for cPanel, Webmail and WordPress support documentation
Jun 2013 – oik v2.0 released to WordPress
Aug 2013 – Bobbing Wide contributed to WordPress 3.6
Aug 2013 – oik-themes server trial on oik-plugins.co.uk
Sep 2013 – oik-nivo-slider v1.9 on WordPress
Oct 2013 – facelift for oik-plugins.com, oik-themes server goes live
Oct 2013 – www.bobbingwide.com migrated to WordPress Multisite