As a WordPress enthusiast, you always want to stay abreast of the latest happenings in the world of WordPress and, to some extent, web development. You want to know what the whos of WordPress have to say at any given time. You want to stay ahead of the curve; keep tabs on WordPress news, latest techniques, hacks, themes, plugins and whatnot. And what better way to stay informed and updated than reading WordPress blogs?
In today’s serving, we will introduce you to more than twenty (20) awesome WordPress bloggers you should know. And you should definitely have a look at their Twitter accounts, so go ahead and hit that follow button. Get ready to have some fun.
I might be a bit biased here, but fact remains fact; WPExplorer is without any doubt one of the best WordPress blogs out there. I mean, there’s just so much you can learn here on WPExplorer.
Wondering what’s on the menu? From detailed tutorials, theme and plugin reviews to tips and great how-to guides, WPExplorer is one resource you want to bookmark right this minute. In between the great posts, we also publish giveaways that save you a whole lot of money 🙂
Owned by AJ Clarke and managed in part by the super-awesome Kyla, WPExplorer runs stories from high profile authors such as Tom Ewer, Remi Corson and yours truly just to mention a few. You can follow this blog @wpexplorer on Twitter.
The Elegant Themes blog offers amazing WordPress tips, tutorials and updates about their new WordPress themes & plugins. The blog features respectable WordPress bloggers such as Kevin Muldoon, Brenda Barron and Jacqueline Thomas among others. Elegant Themes tweets at @elegantthemes.
Catering to over 6,000 regular readers, WP Recipes is curated by Jean, a 30-something year old blogger based in Belgium. It’s a huge archive of awesome WordPress giveaways, hacks and posts famously known as WordPress Recipes.
Jean owns another blog, Cats Who Code, and his work has been featured on popular blogs such as Smashing Magazine, WPHacks and Pro Blog Design. Jean-Baptiste Jung’s @catswhocode Twitter account has over 18k followers.
Unless you started using WordPress recently, you must have heard a thing or two about Chris Lema – a top-level WordPress blogger who has been called in to advise the likes of WooThemes, iThemes, Reaktiv, WP101 and more. He blogs about eCommerce, freelancing, memberships, elearning and presentation among other WordPress-related topics. You can catch Chris on Twitter via the @chrislema handle that boasts of about 8.5k followers.
WPLift is the brainchild of Oliver Dale, the same guy behind ThemeFurnace and WP AdCenter. Every other day, WPLift features pleasant WordPress guides, tutorials and tips from some of the best WordPress bloggers around. The blog has over 30,000 subscribers and owns @wplift on Twitter.
WinningWP is managed by Brin Wilson, and is a great resource for WordPress. Learn about new WordPress themes, checkout some plugin reviews and learn new skills with helpful tutorials. Follow along with 16k others over on @WinningWP.
Established in 2009 by Jeff Chandler, WP Tavern publishes latest WordPress news, hacks, theme and plugin announcements among others. The blog is managed by Jeff Chandler and Sarah Gooding. The blog is updated regularly and shares tweets via @wptavern.
I don’t know how they came up with the name, but it surely grows on you after a while. But the name isn’t the reason WPEka made it to this list; the blog publishes great opinion posts, theme and plugin reviews, and in-depth tutorials several times a week. You can follow them @wpekadotcom.
Devesh Sharma founded WPKube back in June 2014 to “…provide quality WordPress themes, plugins, tutorials, news and modifications…”
Dev, a successful webmaster by every right, has done a great job with WPKube. He publishes a new post every two days. WPKube features renowned WordPress bloggers such as Joe, Ashley and Sourav Kundu among others. Dev tweets to over 3k followers at @wpkube on Twitter.
Curated by Pippin Williamson – the guy who brought us Easy Digital Downloads, AffiliateWP and RestrictContentPRO among other plugins – Pippin’s blog hosts finely crafted WordPress tutorials, reviews and news updates among others.
The blog is full of resources. It features about 194 WordPress-related tutorials and some twelve (12) series.Pippin tweets at @pippingplugins, where he also shares pictures of his daughter and “brewery” among other things.
With a freshly baked design, over 360K members, and a blog section that features some of the best WordPress tutorials, tips and advice on the web, WPMU DEV is the go-to WordPress resource for many users – experienced or otherwise.
Topics covered on the blog revolve around WordPress, WordPress Multisite, BuddyPress and more from the WordPress community. Join 24k followers on Twitter via @wpmudev or checkout some of their latest articles.
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced WordPress user, you can always learn something from Bob Dunn. He is kind of big deal, so you better pay attention when he takes to the stage. Don’t believe me?Connect with Bob via @bobwp on the Tweet machine, and check some of his ramblings.
ManageWP allows you to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, saving you lots of time and effort. I’m not trying to pull your leg, it’s really convenient, especially if you struggle to manage your sites.
Featuring top-level writers and developers such as Vladimir Prelovac, Charnita Fance and Brenda Barron among others, the ManageWP blog shares tutorials, tips, reviews, opinions, news, business advice, themes and plugins among others. @managewp is one WordPress blogs you want to follow from today.
With an intriguing title that you most probably won’t forget, Lady WordPress is the portfolio website of Leslie aka Lady WP, a talented web developer, wife and mother to two awesome boys.
On her cleverly designed blog (man, she is some web developer), Leslie writes about making money online, WordPress security, plugins, WordPress news and various other topics that would very much interest you. Follow Leslie (she prefers Lady WP in case you get up close and personal) at @lbogaerts.
Renowned WordPress developer and professional coder at Reaktiv Studios, Andrew Norcross is the kind of guy you want to learn WordPress from.
Why? You ask. Because he is so busy contributing to the next flavor of WordPress to update his already rich (info-packed) blog. His blog is primarily about the stuff he loves in life, you know, like making sleeveless shirts, but he features special sections where he posts WordPress-related content. Norcross is active on Twitter, where via @norcross, he quenches the twirst of about 6.5k followers.
If you’re looking for the hottest and latest WordPress news, articles, hacks and plugin reviews just to mention a few, you want to add WP Mayor to your reading list. Like right now.
WP Mayor is maintained by Mr. and Mrs. Jean Galea with the help of Mark Zahra, who happens to be Galea’s cousin. This family business features a couple of contributors from all walks of life, giving the content a global (multi-cultural) feel. Follow @wpmayor on Twitter and never miss an update. Don’t be afraid, you will be in safe hands, just like the 17.8k people who follow WP Mayor.
Daniel is not your average WordPress developer. He started programming in the 80’s, long before WordPress was a reality. That means he is extremely experienced in everything code. He played part in the making of WooCommerce, which if you don’t recall, is the best eCommerce plugin for WordPress. He has more than twenty (20) commercial plugins under his belt, but this does not keep him away from his family of five, playing the guitar or attending church on Sundays.
Daniel shares his knowledge and experience as a freelance web developer on his blog, and if you’re looking to learn
a few things about WordPress, you want to add him to your bookmarks. Oh by the way, the wifey blogs at Life With A Mission, which is inspirational to say the least. He tweets at @d_espi.
With over 130K WordPress users, WPBeginner is the ultimate resource for WordPress beginners. Don’t get me wrong though, you can still learn a lot on WPBeginner even as a seasoned WordPress user. After all, learning never stops throughout life.
The blog features WordPress tutorials and guides that are easy to understand. Follow @wpbeginner on Twitter for news, updates and awesome tutorials.
When it comes to learning more about blogging and WordPress in an easy and relaxed manner, Lorelle’s blog carries the day.
Why should you follow @lorelleonwp? First off, Lorelle is a seasoned hard-core WordPress developer with countless clients clamoring for her skills. Secondly, she has presented at more than 45 WordCamps, WordPress Meetups and events all over the globe. Thirdly, she publishes over 1900 posts per year on WordPress, blogging and social media among other topics. Fourthly, she has a big heart as she contributes to the WordPress Codex, writing and editing posts. Lastly, she’s super-awesome.
If you plan to immerse yourself in the WordPress community, there are a few WordPress professionals you must know. One of these professionals is Brad Williams, a respectable WordPress expert who plays some major roles in projects such as WebDevStudios.com, AppPresser.com and DradCast among others.
His blog features all manner of posts from personal stories e.g. about his Camaro, to WordPress hacks and opinion posts just to mention a few. Follow @williamsba on Twitter for timely updates on all things WordPress, and for lots of other great articles.
Starring the likes of Daniel Pataki, Tom Ewer (I swear, he hasn’t bribed me for the mentions), Adelina Tuca and Karol K as himself, the CodeinWP blog is a well-managed collection of the best WordPress tutorials, tricks and tips. Follow @codeinwp and never miss out on new updates going forward. The posts on CodeinWP are really great, you won’t want to miss any!
WP Superstars is more of a review site than a blog. Regardless, they push out great WordPress tutorials and posts that benefit beginners and pros alike. So, you not only get awesome reviews of your favorite WordPress products (i.e. themes, plugins, hosting etc), but also well-researched posts to learn all you can about WordPress. Follow @wpsuperstars on Twitter because, well, you’re a superstar too!
Who is behind the ThemeShaper WordPress blog that’s simply too awesome to resist? Ian Stewart, Caroline Moore, Daniel Robert and twelve (12) other WordPress enthusiasts who care a lot about WordPress themes.
The blog section is a huge archive of WordPress news, tips, inspiration, tricks, hacks, snippets and in-depth tutorials. You can find ThemeShaper on Twitter as @themeshaper, where the tweet lots of helpful articles.
Brought to you by the guys behind WPEngine, the managed WordPress hosting of choice for many, Torque is all about WordPress news, updates and all the latest happenings in the world of WordPress. Other than news, they have business, community and development categories that make the blog the richer. Content is created by experts such as Shaun Quarton, John Stewart and Josh Pollock among others. Follow @thetorquemag on Twitter for their latests notes.
We cannot publish a post about the best WordPress blogs to follow and fail to mention Tuts+, a one-of-a-kind resource suitable for beginner and pro WordPressers. If you will indulge me, I have sought inspiration on Tuts+
a coupla countless times before, and every time, I wasn’t disappointed. Follow Tuts+ @TutsPlusCode on Twitter so you don’t miss their posts.
Over to You…
WordPress continues to grow every day. Developers continue committing code and adding new features taking the platform further beyond the remits of imagination. It’s powerful now more than ever, and we can only expect this trend to go up. You can stay on top of all WordPress changes, news and updates by following your favorite blogs or personally contributing to the project.
With this finely crafted list of WordPress blogs, you should have plenty of choices at your disposal. Obviously, there are many other WordPress blogs out there, so if we missed your favorite, be sure to mention it in the comments to keep growing the list. Other than that, let us know your thoughts and how your 2015 is going. Ciao!