Top 10 Blogs for the WordPress Community

One of the great things about the WordPress platform is the excellent community surrounding it. Whether you are looking for help with a specific problem or if you’re just interested in finding some blogs to follow for occasional tutorials, there are plenty of resources available. Here is a look at 10 of the best sites for WordPress users and theme designers.

Weblog Tools Collection

There is probably no better resource for staying up-to-date with theme and plugin releases than Weblog Tools Collection. Whether you want to find new themes and plugins from others or get some exposure for your own, Weblog Tools Collection is a great resource. In addition, it’s a great resource for general WP news.

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Weblog Tools Collection

WPCandy

WPCandy is one of my favorite sources of WordPress-related content. The blog publishes a lot of content that’s helpful for WordPress designers and users, and the site also includes a gallery of WordPress-powered sites, and a place for readers to submit news. You can also find reviews of new themes and plugins.

WPCandy

NETTUTS

NETTUTS is not specifically a WordPress-focused site, but if you’re looking for high-quality tutorials for WP development, this is the place to go. Not all of the content is WordPress-related, but NETTUTS provides some of the best, and most detailed, tutorials for building or customizing WordPress themes.

NETTUTS

Daily Blog Tips

Daily Blog Tips is one of the leading blogs about blogging, and Daniel consistently publishes content for WordPress users. In addition to WP-related blog posts, Daily Blog Tips occasionally releases a free theme.

DBT

Cats Who Code

Cats Who Code is another excellent blog for finding tutorials for WP designers and users. The blog is updated frequently and the quality of content is high.

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Cats Who Code

Pro Blog Design

Michael Martin of Pro Blog Design writes some of the best articles and tutorials for WP theme designers. The archives at Pro Blog Design provide plenty of content on a number of important issues for WordPress designers and developers.

Pro Blog Design

WPZOOM

WPZOOM is a blog that focuses on all things WordPress. You’ll find collections of themes, theme announcements and reviews, and other information that WordPress users and designers can appreciate.

WPZOOM

The WordPress Podcast

The WordPress Podcast is not updated extremely frequently, but for WP-related news it’s a good resource to have in your your feed reader.

WP Podcast

WpRecipes

WpRecipes provides a lot of tips and brief tutorials for working with the WordPress platform. This site is only a few months old, but posts are published on a daily basis.

WpRecipes

WordPress Hacks

WordPress Hacks publishes frequently, with an archive full of useful content. The posts focus on WordPress news, tips, tutorials, and reviews.

WordPress Hacks

Other Great Resources for the WordPress Community:

Aside from blogs, these resources are excellent resources for both users and designers working with WordPress.

We Love WP

We Love WP is an excellent design gallery that showcases only websites powered by WordPress. If you design WordPress themes of any kind (free, premium, custom), you certainly could benefit from seeing what others are doing on the WordPress platform.

We Love WP

WPscoop

WPscoop is a social media site that focuses exclusively on WordPress-related news and content. Like any niche social media site, the audience is considerably smaller than major social news sites; however, if you’re looking to find the best WordPress tutorials, news, theme and plugin announcements, try WPscoop.

WPscoop

The Official WordPress Forums

If you’re having an issue with a WordPress theme or just have a general question about the platform, the WP forums should be one of your first stops. Often you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for just by searching the existing threads, and if that doesn’t produce an answer you can always post your question. The community at the forums is very active and you’re likely to get a quick and helpful response.

WP forums

Published December 1st, 2008 by

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  • Pavel Ciorici, December 1, 2008

    Thank’s a lot for including my website in this list :) I really appreciate that!

  • Vandelay Design, December 1, 2008

    You’re welcome Pavel.

  • Jean-Baptiste Jung, December 1, 2008

    Thanks for including both my sites here! I’m honored to be featured with such great websites.

  • Kyle Eslick, December 1, 2008

    Nice list!

    Believe it or not, I’ve never heard of Nettuts. Going to go subscribe to it now.

  • Pavel Ciorici, December 1, 2008

    @Kyle, you must be kidding :))

  • Vandelay Design, December 1, 2008

    Jean-Baptiste,
    You’re welcome!

    Kyle,
    If you’re serious you must be very busy with work to keep you away from NETTUTS for this long.

  • Feedback Secrets, December 1, 2008

    Thanks for the list! The only one of these sites I had ever heard of before is Daily Blog Tips. This gives me nine new Word Press blogs to check out.

  • Michael Castilla, December 1, 2008

    Thanks for adding WPCandy to the list :)

    A few other of my favorite Ian Stewart’s and Justin Tadlock’s blog.

    Mike

  • Kyle Eslick, December 1, 2008

    If you’re serious you must be very busy with work to keep you away from NETTUTS for this long.

    Sadly, I am very serious.

    And yes, I have been VERY busy lately trying to finish up a few projects, but I’m not going to use that as an excuse. :mrgreen:

  • Joost de Valk, December 1, 2008

    Great list! Always good to know you’re following the same sites as everyone else :)

  • Sttuart, December 1, 2008

    Thanks for including WPscoop on your list, behind the scenes we have been working really hard on making the site stable and implementing our spam filters for submitted content. We have also been working on and testing some new features which we will be introducing in the coming weeks like more advanced profiles, groups and a dynamic external voting buttons for websites and blogs.

    Thanks again for the mention.

  • Robert P., December 1, 2008

    I love this blog. Keep up the good work.

  • Mabuc, December 2, 2008

    All are nice blog I would love to visit this all website

  • Ben, December 2, 2008

    Nice man great article awesome tools very handy reference.

  • Shirley, December 7, 2008

    An ok list… lol. What about Lorelle? She often talks a lot about WordPress.com, but a lot of her content is pertinent to WordPress.org users.

  • Michael Martin, December 7, 2008

    Only gotten around to reading through my feeds now, sorry I didn’t see this before! Thanks for the complement Steven; it means a lot coming from you! :D (Your blog is one of the few I’m bothering to read as I clear my reader today!)

  • Vandelay Design, December 7, 2008

    You’re welcome Michael. Thanks for reading, I appreciate it.

  • Alex, December 7, 2008

    Great compilation! Hope we will also make it in your Top 10 List next time ;)

  • Andrew Braithwaite, December 22, 2008

    Woha! Hohoho! thats like heaven for a new blogger named Andrew :D

  • Teknoloji Haber, February 4, 2009

    All are nice blog I would visit these websites

  • Italian Dude, June 16, 2009

    WPCandy is always my first port of call if I need to find something out about a plugin. It’s a great resource.

  • Phaoloo, June 19, 2009

    Most of them are my daily visited sites, some are really new. Thanks for making the list.

  • SVT, August 6, 2009

    Really nice list. They contain a lot of stuff that’s interesting for people who have their own wordpress blog.

  • Ira Mann, September 29, 2009

    Great list of blogs. I am new to this blog stuff so I am looking forward to reading these blogs. I will also be following yours. Thanks Again!

  • Yazum, December 16, 2009

    You guys have been providing very useful information. I’m new to word press and thinking to develop my own web with this platform.

  • WPExplorer, December 25, 2009

    This is a great list. My site is still “new” but I would like you to consider it.

  • Mark, January 6, 2010

    Great ! WordPress has an excellent design gallery that is being shared only by WordPress. If you design WordPress themes of any kind certainly any one could benefit from seeing what others are doing on the WordPress platform. very good information about themes nice post many thanks.

  • GlennH, February 11, 2010

    I am developing a site built on wordpress and am documenting that process in a standard wordpress blog. Thanks for this listing. It is very infomative and the sites should be helpful in my development process.

  • facebookguru, February 25, 2010

    thats very nice desining iam pick great things.

  • rocky tan, May 18, 2010

    You would not believe how long ive been looking for something like this. Through 10 pages of Google results and couldnt find anything. First page of bing. There you are!…. Really have to start using it more often!

  • Winthrop Null, July 21, 2010

    Useful post. Can i repost it on my blog with your link?

  • Sectional Garage , October 21, 2010

    WordPress is definitely the best blogging platform, no one can beat wordpress’~’

  • Great excellent resource. Thanks so much for sharing

  • Essex Wedding Photography, September 4, 2011

    Some great info here – big thanks