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25 Best Blogs to Follow for WordPress Lovers!

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WordPress is the CMS platform of choice for small-time bloggers and major corporate websites alike. As such there are tons of high quality and authoritative blogs (like HellBound Bloggers) for every niche imaginable on the WP platform. This is great news for anyone looking for a bit of help, inspiration, or technical advice. Any and everything you could possibly wonder about is already covered in depth by a variety of famous WP bloggers.



Curated here for your enjoyment are 25 best blogs for the avid WP fan to follow.

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WordPress.org

It’s a bit obvious, but the very first place any WP aficionado should start is with the blog at WordPress.org. This blog gives you all the latest news on WordPress releases, developments, code changes, events and overall community news. Anyone who’s at all invested in the open source community built around the world’s most popular CMS is sure to benefit from the information distributed on this blog.

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ChrisLema.com

Chris Lema is a WP blogger extraordinaire and consultant to the industry stars and bigwigs. He’s advised such major companies as WooCommerce, RocketGenius, and WP101. His blog covers a wide variety of topics, all of which are essential subjects for the avid WordPress-er to become familiar with. In his nigh-daily written ponderings he discusses topics like:

  • Freelancing
  • Pricing strategy
  • Ecommerce

And that’s just to begin with. Lema’s blog is definitely worth a look.

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Matt Mullenweg

If you’ve never heard the name of the original founder and developer of the WordPress platform then now’s a great time to get familiar. These days he works on the driving force behind WordPress.com, Automattic. Matt collects and curates interested articles and other tidbits from around the web and offers his opinion in concise fashion. Following his blog is an easy way to stay plugged into the world of WordPress.

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WPBeginner.com

The blogs name pretty much says it all. WPBeginner is the ultimate blog for WP developers who are just starting out. It is chalk full of advice, tutorials, news, events, guides, editorials, and just about any other thing related to WordPress that you can imagine. This site is filled with videos, free plugins, and an easy to navigate glossary that can help you find whatever it is you’re looking for.

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MH Themes

MH Themes is one of those blogs that you definitely need to include into your feed. Even though these guys publish blog posts couple times a month, each and every is definitely worth of your attention.

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Yoast WordPress

Yoast is a WordPress plugin builder as well as an overall web optimizer. Built by prolific developer and writer, Joost de Valk, the Yoast WP blog covers a variety of compelling topics for both bloggers and webmasters. This particular subpage of the Yoast site focuses on WordPress specifically, and even more specifically, how to customize and optimize WP for search rankings. It’s a great place to learn about the details of WP site maintenance.

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Matt Report

Matt Medeiros hosts a podcast and maintains a website with the blog in question, named Matt Report. The blog caters to WP agencies and digital business owners specifically and it’s an overall wealth of info for anyone who spends time trying to make money online. It’s a turnkey content source that provides information on building, starting, and marketing a successful WordPress business.

mattreport

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WPMayor.com

Began in 2010, the WPMayor blog is a labor of love of one Jean Galea, along with his wife, Alonya, and cousin, Mark Zahra. Together with a few treasured guest contributors, they put out content revolving around plugin, theme, and service reviews, along with the occasional news, opinion, or tutorial piece. Frequently updated and always informative, this is a great place to learn about different WP tools you’re thinking about using for your site.

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WPTavern.com

Covering any project that “falls under the Automattic umbrella,” WP Tavern has built a friendly community on the foundation of understanding and discussing the many facets of the WordPress platform. Since its inception in 2009, the Tavern has been procured by the aforementioned Matt Mullenweg, and now produces a plethora of weekly content surrounding WordPress, BuddyPress, and a variety of other Automattic projects.

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AndrewNorcross.com

Andrew Norcross is the founder and development lead for Reaktiv Studios, a development firm dedicated to simplifying and solving difficult dilemmas using WP. His blog covers everything from his preferred method of making sleeveless shirts to technical advice on how to code. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, and not often updated (development leads of major agencies apparently lead busy lives), but it’s always a joy to read.

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Lorelle on WordPress

LorelleVanFossen is an expert blogger and a prolific author. Reportedly pumping out 1,975 articles on WP every year, her blog is an invaluable resource for anyone considering web publishing as a full time gig. Everything you need from code to editorial calendars is included in incisive detail on her highly proactive blog. Don’t miss out on the veritable motherlode of wisdom provided herein.

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85ideas.com

85Ideas is a website which provides plenty of free WordPress themes and plugins, but also produces tutorials and tool recommendations to keep you abreast of the latest trends, techniques, and developments in the WOW (World of WordPress, that is. Not the MMORPG, bearing the same moniker. Yes, I made this up, what's it to ya?). With metric tonnes of free content and useful templates to boot, 85Ideas is a fantastic WP resource.

85ideas

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WPDailythemes.com

Peter Nilsson is a WordPress developer, enthusiast, and frequent blogger. His site, WPDailythemes is great destination for news, updates, and reviews on WordPress themes and templates. Though the focus is on themes, there’s also a healthy amount of general how-to and other actionable content as well. Peter’s unique blend of lightheartedness, enthusiasm, and technical knowhow is a welcome addition to a crowded field of (mostly) dry WP bloggers.

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WPSuperstars.net

A self-described “essential WordPress resource,” WPSuperstars is a blog for anyone interested in WP templates, plugins, tutorials, tips, tricks, hosting services, and anything else related to your favorite CMS. This professional review site aims to fill in the blanks left by the .org and .com WP domains. By focusing on the overlooked aspects of the fast moving industry, they’ve carved out a compelling niche, and are well worth your time to read.

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Pippin’s Plugins

Noted WordCamp speaker, Pippin Williamson needed a central location to collate all of his WP plugin development documentation. The result? Pippin’s Plugins. The site is a subscription based service that allows serious coders exclusive access to some very high quality plugins. Beyond that, it also serves as a platform for Pippin to sound off on the various thoughts on the digital business.

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WPKube.com

Moving away from the one man operations, WPKube is a collection of curated content from WP addicts all over. Keeping the focus on helpful and actionable info, the Kube is great for reading up on how-to info, new plugins, major WP news, in-depth tutorials and all the other tasty tidbits you’re dying to consume.

wpkube

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Mario Peshev on WP Development

Mario Peshev is a WP developer and growth strategist. He consults with companies about their technical deficiencies, scalability, and infrastructure. But more importantly, he blogs about his business adventures and technical expertise. His blog is a treasure trove for the growth minded entrepreneur, look and learn about everything from PHP scripts to his personal routine for brain training.

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BobWP.com

Teacher, speaker, and marketing wiz, Bob Dunn is equally passionate about creating high quality content and working with WordPress. In his blog, Bob digs into the personal side of a blogging business. Client relations, managing and working with WP, as well as tricks of the authorial trade are all standard reading material on Bob’s one of a kind blog. Insightful and to the point, Bob is an industry influencer that anyone can learn from.

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CodeinWP.com

A remote development team that dependably pumps out great blog content, CodeinWP is a digital agency exclusively dedicated to the WordPress platform. Their blog is big on lists, reviews, and helpful info about developments in the WordPress world. They have a ton of content on the process behind putting out content, how to make your blog a success and so on. Overall, it’s a very worthwhile destination for quality blog posts.

codeinwp

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KevinMuldoon.com

Blogger, internet marketing expert, and a WP extraordinaire, Kevin Muldoon has a personal blog that’s filled with helpful hints and personalized experiences in the realms of SMM, WP news, and a plethora of other blogging/marketing topics that are guaranteed to pique your interest. With 15+ years of experience making money online, Muldoon is one of those gurus that’s managed the rare combination of longevity and freshness.

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Nacin.com

Maintained by Andrew Nacin, a lead developer of WordPress and verifiable White House employee, Nacin.com is a compelling blog that covers a variety of important topics. Nacin writes about security, open source, net neutrality, the evils of internet throttling, and also gives the occasional personal update. His blog is filled with interesting and engaging tidbits for anyone interested in the important issues surrounding both WP and the web at large.

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Sitepoint WordPress

Sitepoint is a world leader in content for web professionals, it stands to reason that they’d have a blog dedicated exclusively to WordPress. The WP archives are ripe with highly technical, imminently readable, and completely satisfying articles on every manner of WordPress related subjects. This blog mostly caters to seasoned pros, but occasionally produces content that’s accessible to everyone. Follow Sitepoint to really improve your technical knowledge.

sitepoint

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TomMcFarlin.com

Tom McFarlin is a WordPress developer, blogger, and social media butterfly. His personal blog is filled with fun, quirky, and entertaining posts on a number of intriguing internet issues. While he mainly focuses on the many ins and outs of running, maintaining, improving, and customizing a WordPress website, he also pumps out informative editorial focusing on his observations of web culture.

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WordImpress.com

WordImpress is indeed an impressive producer of themes and plugins for the world’s most popular CMS. Common write-ups on their extensive blog include all of the following:

  • Advertising
  • CSS
  • Coding
  • Hosting
  • Multisite management
  • Plugin development
  • SEO
  • Social networking
  • WooCommerce
  • WP News
  • And much much more.

Perhaps their most interesting featurettes come in a series called Normal People, Great Plugins which focuses on reviewing useful plugins and other resources.

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Torquemag.io

Torque is a news site for all things WordPress. They’ve been producing content since the summer of 2013 and are affiliated with the aforementioned WPEngine, however, they’re completely independent in regards to the content they produce. Said content features marketing advice, expert interviews, and a number of other intriguing WP related information.

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WPLift.com

Another website dedicated to providing the very best in WordPress education, insights, and resources, WPLift serves hundreds of thousands of readers every month. With more than 30,000 subscribers, WPLift provides a massive audience an exclusive look at the hottest themes, trends, and news around the WP community.

wplift

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WPExplorer.com

The WPExplorer website is a hub for premium WordPress themes, plugins, and hosting services. There are a ton of free custom templates and coupons for premiums contained thereupon as well. The blog is big on lists and unashamedly so. It also features a number of easily digestible how-to posts and a few reviews of new WP features to top it all off. The blog is extremely readable and fun to peruse.

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That about wraps up the 25 essential WordPress blogs. Did we miss any of your faves? What’s on your bookmarks bar? Let us know in the comments!

  • Jamil Ali Ahmed

    Thanks Zack for compiling this great list.Well actually I try to read every bit about WordPress even if I have to read 100 blogs I will. But my favorite WordPress blogs are few WPBeginner, WPblog and WPLift.

  • Santanu

    This is an awesome list and frankly speaking I am following almost every single blog as WordPress blogger. Thank you for this wonderful share.