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.


WPKube is a popular WordPress blog (launched in 2009), it has a ton of helpful tutorials in addition to roundups and reviews about different theme providers such as ElegantThemes, MyThemeShop, and more.

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

For more WordPress-related content please see:

Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. January 27, 2010

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

  2. January 27, 2010

    Great resources, thank you.

  3. January 27, 2010

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

  4. Mathias
    January 27, 2010

    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.

  5. January 27, 2010

    Justin Tadlock is on the list.

  6. January 27, 2010

    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.

  7. Ray
    January 27, 2010

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

  8. January 28, 2010

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

  9. January 28, 2010

    Great list! Thanks for sharing.

  10. January 28, 2010

    Thanks Steven for including WPBeginner ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  11. January 28, 2010

    thanks for the lovely list.

    will surely check these sites.

  12. January 28, 2010

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

  13. January 28, 2010

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

  14. January 28, 2010

    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!

  15. January 28, 2010

    Great roundup. Thanks for sharing.

  16. January 28, 2010

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

  17. January 28, 2010

    Just bookmarked some. thanks for the list of websites.

  18. January 28, 2010

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

  19. January 28, 2010

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

  20. Dave
    January 28, 2010

    Great list ..

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

    good site for WP hacks

  21. February 7, 2010

    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.

  22. March 12, 2010

    Nice collection it’s very useful. Thanks.

  23. May 28, 2010

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

  24. June 20, 2010

    My favorites are WPRecipes and WP Hacks

  25. June 26, 2010

    tnk you

  26. August 30, 2010

    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!

  27. September 6, 2010

    Nice one………

  28. September 10, 2010

    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.

  29. September 12, 2010

    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!

  30. September 20, 2010

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  31. September 22, 2010

    Don’t forget crookedladder.wordpress.com!

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

  33. Love the theme labs one, great post cheers!

  34. November 18, 2010

    tnk you admin

  35. December 13, 2010

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

  36. December 14, 2010

    oo effective information

  37. January 8, 2011

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

  38. john
    January 19, 2011

    hi thanks

  39. February 15, 2011

    tnk you admin good site

  40. February 18, 2011

    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

  41. March 3, 2011

    oh great information site!!

  42. March 9, 2011

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

    mind adding in your bloglist list also.

  43. March 27, 2011

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

  44. alex
    April 5, 2011

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

  45. April 13, 2011

    Great Info,

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


  46. April 22, 2011

    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!

  47. April 24, 2011

    nice blog, will come back later ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. May 12, 2011

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  49. June 1, 2011

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  50. June 8, 2011

    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….

  51. June 15, 2011

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

  52. July 5, 2011

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

  53. July 12, 2011

    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.

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

  56. August 1, 2011

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

  57. April 3, 2015

    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.

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