15 Blogs for WordPress Designers and Developers to Follow

by Steven Snell

January 27, 2010 in Resources

One of the major benefits of using WordPress is the large, active community of users. You can find just about anything you need by doing a search. Chances are, someone else has already provided answers to your question on a website, blog, or forum. In this post we’ll feature 15 blogs that produce excellent content that is highly relevant to WordPress theme designers. If you do a lot of work with WordPress, either for your own site or for clients, I recommend that you bookmark these blogs or subscribe to their feeds.

At WpRecipes Jean-Baptiste Jung publishes short posts that include code snippets for accomplishing specific things with WordPress.


WPBeginner has some excellent tutorials and guides for working with WordPress and developing themes.


Digging Into WordPress
This blog by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr provides some helpful tutorials, and they recently released a book, Digging into WordPress.

Digging Into WordPress

Weblog Tools Collection
A highly-popular blog that covers a lot of WordPress news, plus plugin and theme release announcements.

Weblog Tools  Collection

WPHacks is a multi-author blog that includes a lot of tutorials and resources for WordPress development.


Justin Tadlock
Justin Tadlock’s blog includes some very useful tutorials for theme development and general articles and new related to WordPress, themes and plugins.

Justin Tadlock

Ian Stewart is the creator of the Thematic framework for WordPress, and his blog has a lot of great WordPress-related content.


Pro Blog Design
Pro Blog Design doesn’t post WordPress-related content exclusively, but Michael Martin and the other authors frequently post helpful tutorials and articles focused on WP.

Pro Blog Design

WP Engineer
WP Engineer publishes a lot of tutorials and articles that are helpful for theme designers and developers.

WP Engineer

Cats Who Code
Another blog by Jean-Baptiste Jung, Cats Who Code publishes content related to various aspects of web design and development, but much of it is focused on WordPress.

Cats Who Code

Joost de Valk publsihes articles and tips, plus he develops plugins and tools that are released through his site.


WP Tavern
The home of a weekly WordPress podcast plus other WordPress-related news and articles.

WP Tavern

wplover posts WordPress-related tutorials and other articles that are relevant to theme designers and developers.


Theme Lab
Theme Lab publishes WordPress-related content, offers some free themes, and provides custom theme design services.

Theme Lab

WPArena -
WPArena is a relatively new blog (launched in August ’09) but it provides some helpful tutorials in addition to roundups and inspiration posts.


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About Steven Snell

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  • Leland

    Jan 27th

    Thanks a lot for including Theme Lab, looks like I’m in great company. :D

  • Andrew Benton

    Jan 27th

    Great resources, thank you.

  • Omar

    Jan 27th

    nice list, I seem to be following or subscribing to all those sites :D

  • Mathias

    Jan 27th

    Don’t forget http://justintadlock.com

    One of my favourite blogs, the creator of the Hybrid Theme Framework. Awesome articles on all WP related stuff.

  • Steven Snell

    Jan 27th

    Justin Tadlock is on the list.

  • Torino Creative

    Jan 27th

    Great list. I’ve already been following most of the blogs mentioned, but a few of them are new to me, such as WPArena, WP Tavern and Digging Into WordPress, but I’m going bookmark them as well. thank you very much.

  • Ray

    Jan 27th

    Great list! I would suggest http://www.blogperfume.com :)

  • Eko

    Jan 28th

    I know some already, but there are also new I know. Thank you for this resource…
    Always learn and practice :)

  • Ajay

    Jan 28th

    Great list! Thanks for sharing.

  • Syed Balkhi

    Jan 28th

    Thanks Steven for including WPBeginner :)

    Great list all around because all these sites have a lot of useful information.

  • Maverick

    Jan 28th

    thanks for the lovely list.

    will surely check these sites.

  • kevin

    Jan 28th

    Could add too: http://wpgarage.com/

  • jared thompson

    Jan 28th

    brilliantly put together list, added a few more sites to my rss feed.

  • Michael Martin

    Jan 28th

    Thanks for including PBD in the list Steven! All of the sites there are awesome, it’s amazing how many great WordPress resources there are now!

  • Shurandy Thode

    Jan 28th

    Great roundup. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ganhar dinheiro Blogando

    Jan 28th

    great job, I love wordpress and improve the skills to work with that cms is a good idea

  • julio

    Jan 28th

    Just bookmarked some. thanks for the list of websites.

  • Cookie Labs

    Jan 28th

    Always handy to have some WP code tips/tricks to hand.

  • Tegar

    Jan 28th

    WPBeginner, Weblog Tools Collection, & Yoast are my preferred resource

  • Dave

    Jan 28th

    Great list ..

    i would recommend http://www.websenselogic.com too

    good site for WP hacks

  • Tracey Grady

    Feb 7th

    Great collection. I have visited easily half of these blogs for ideas, guidance and tutorials just while working on my most recent client website!

    I would also recommend Perishable Press as an invaluable resource for WordPress designers and developers.

  • Cubism Designs

    Mar 12th

    Nice collection it’s very useful. Thanks.

  • John Varan

    May 28th

    Great collection of blogs, can’t wait to look through them.

  • CMS Themes

    Jun 20th

    My favorites are WPRecipes and WP Hacks

  • hit

    Jun 26th

    tnk you

  • Rikard Kjellberg

    Aug 30th

    Thank you for this post, it was really helpful as we are trying to improve awareness of our new plugin – Facebook Like for Tags.
    As a startup with limited budget, it is important to know what channels can provide the most effective visibility for your products. We got a great writeup by Justin Germino of DragonBlogger recently. It can be read here: http://www.dragonblogger.com/facebook-like-for-tags-wordpress-plugin

    We need more of this!
    Thanks again!

  • Afrinish

    Sep 6th

    Nice one………

  • Buy WoW Hunter Accounts

    Sep 10th

    I like wordpress a lot. It gives me new and unique idea. It also improves my skills in writing new articles for my blog articles.

  • Terry Vanhyning

    Sep 12th

    I just stumbleupon your blog and i must say what a fantastic website and great posts, I will bookmark your blog. Social Media Is Great Thank you for this post!

  • Misha

    Sep 20th

    Its look great :D

  • Crookedladder

    Sep 22nd

    Don’t forget crookedladder.wordpress.com!

  • Nepal Trekking+Trekking in Nepal

    Oct 3rd

    thank you for your blog..it would definitely help me to create my own appealing blog

  • Stratford upon Avon Web Designer

    Oct 18th

    Love the theme labs one, great post cheers!

  • iş var

    Nov 18th

    tnk you admin

  • Dave

    Dec 13th

    An excellent and well-rounded list. I’d have to suggest http://www.doitwithwordpress.com though, for comprehensive and easy-to-follow tutorials

  • live nepal tours

    Dec 14th

    oo effective information

  • Atishay jain

    Jan 8th

    oh thats great i like your post i like to hear more from you in future

  • john

    Jan 19th

    hi thanks

  • eleman bul

    Feb 15th

    tnk you admin good site

  • wordpress skins

    Feb 18th

    Excellent list. Yoast.com i like the most as he developed excellent plugins. other than this catswhocode.com is good with latest wordpress tips and tricks

  • gat

    Mar 3rd

    oh great information site!!

  • Kashif

    Mar 9th

    The most recent posts are fantastic quality, I’ll add you into my daily bloglist http://www.web3tech.com ,would you

    mind adding in your bloglist list also.

  • Rommel Olido

    Mar 27th

    I really enjoy reading your blog. It provides me a lot of information about wordpress design.

  • alex

    Apr 5th

    Don’t forget about total widget control http://totalwidgetcontrol.com/

  • InWard247

    Apr 13th

    Great Info,

    Yeah, we’re into ThemeShaper. Attempting to do some modifications on our present site. This is helpful.


  • jennifer

    Apr 22nd

    This is an excellent list of good blogs for WP devs – I read several of the ones you list, myself, frequently – especially the one at wphacks.com. You might like this one also: http://cjeweb.com/blog. It’s not exclusive to WP, but has some good web hosting and development (php) stuff on it. Thanks for this list!

  • Ethel Lycan

    Apr 24th

    nice blog, will come back later :-)

  • iPhone App Marketing

    May 12th

    This is one of the great blogs I’ve read today. Your site contains lots of good information and I’m sure many people will like it as I do. I would like to give this site a thumb up rating. Keep up the good works guys. I think I’m going to come back to this site regularly. Thanks.

  • Mairaj

    Jun 1st

    get free all kinds of computer tutorials

  • footworks

    Jun 8th

    I really wanted to start making some blogs but i don’t know what will be my topic. This is inspiration post and i like the different designs you have posted…thanks for sharing….

  • jeepalarabia

    Jun 15th

    footworks: the best topic to write blog is movie updates, stars related information. i think this is the hot topics in the industry.

  • ItsBuiltForYou

    Jul 5th

    Killer list! I’ve been following wprecipes for a while, the other ones are great additions though, thanks!

  • John

    Jul 12th

    Thank you so much for providing these type of blogs
    In these 15 blogs,i like Drag+Drop design blog
    instead of writing the code to optimize my website just drag and drop the themes to give a good look to visitors by using this blog,and i bookmarked this blog also.i think these are very helpful to everyone whoever working for their websites.

  • Zac Aldridge

    Jul 27th

    Energy sustainability is both America’s biggest domestic issue and biggest solution to the future of our national prosperity. We’ve just got to a way to apply one to the other.

  • manufacturers and suppliers directory

    Jul 27th

    i just want to have a similar wordpress blog for my website can you please let me know how can i get that.

  • Dan

    Aug 1st

    Lots of good free downloads and videos on http://awebsitedesigner.com.au too! You didn’t hear it from me.

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