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.

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 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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  • Thanks a lot for including Theme Lab, looks like I’m in great company. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Great resources, thank you.

  • nice list, I seem to be following or subscribing to all those sites ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Mathias

    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.

  • Mathias,
    Justin Tadlock is on the list.

  • 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

    Great list! I would suggest http://www.blogperfume.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Eko

    I know some already, but there are also new I know. Thank you for this resource…
    Always learn and practice ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great list! Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks Steven for including WPBeginner ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  • thanks for the lovely list.

    will surely check these sites.

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

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

  • 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!

  • Great roundup. Thanks for sharing.

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

  • Just bookmarked some. thanks for the list of websites.

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

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

  • Dave

    Great list ..

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

    good site for WP hacks

  • 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.

  • Nice collection it’s very useful. Thanks.

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

  • My favorites are WPRecipes and WP Hacks

  • hit

    tnk you

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    We need more of this!
    Thanks again!

  • Nice one………

  • 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.

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  • Don’t forget crookedladder.wordpress.com!

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

  • Love the theme labs one, great post cheers!

  • tnk you admin

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

  • oo effective information

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  • john

    hi thanks

  • tnk you admin good site

  • 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

    oh great information site!!

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

  • alex

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

  • Great Info,

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


  • 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!

  • nice blog, will come back later ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  • Thank you so much for providing these type of blogs
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  • Dan

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

  • Nice list. I like the variety of what you’ve chosen to include. Themes, plugins, tips, tutorials…etc. Thanks for putting it together.

    Jay G.