15 Blogs for WordPress Designers and Developers to Follow
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.
Weblog Tools Collection
A highly-popular blog that covers a lot of WordPress news, plus plugin and theme release announcements.
WPHacks is a multi-author blog that includes a lot of tutorials and resources for WordPress development.
Justin Tadlock’s blog includes some very useful tutorials for theme development and general articles and new related to WordPress, themes and plugins.
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.
WP Engineer publishes a lot of tutorials and articles that are helpful for theme designers and developers.
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.
Joost de Valk publsihes articles and tips, plus he develops plugins and tools that are released through his site.
The home of a weekly WordPress podcast plus other WordPress-related news and articles.
wplover posts WordPress-related tutorials and other articles that are relevant to theme designers and developers.
Theme Lab publishes WordPress-related content, offers some free themes, and provides custom theme design services.
WPArena is a relatively new blog (launched in August ’09) but it provides some helpful tutorials in addition to roundups and inspiration posts.
For more WordPress-related content please see:
- 11 Non-Traditional Uses of WordPress
- 15 Portfolio Themes for WordPress
- 15 Resources for Setting Up an E-Commerce Website with WordPress
- 20 WordPress Tricks to Improve Your Blog