by Kevin Muldoon | Elegant Themes Blog
WordPress is one of the easiest content management platforms to learn. Within an hour, most people will feel comfortable navigating the WordPress admin area, adding articles, and uploading images. It does, however, take a little longer to get the most out of WordPress. That is why I recommend reading WordPress blogs regularly.
WordPress blogs give tips on how to improve WordPress and make it more efficient. They share useful plugins, beautiful WordPress themes, practical code snippets, and much more. I have been reading WordPress blogs and writing about WordPress for eight years and continue to read WordPress blogs regularly to this day. It is the best way to stay up to date with the latest WordPress plugins, themes, and techniques.
This article details the best WordPress blogs that are active today. I have listed blogs that cover a range of topics as I covered WordPress tutorial websites and WordPress news blogs recently. Therefore, blogs such as the official WordPress blog, TutsPlus, WP Sites, Cats Who Code and WP Beginner, have not been listed.
Obviously, I am very biased with this opinion, but I believe that Elegant Themes blog is currently one of the best wordPress blogs online. Having launched in 2008, the Elegant Themes Blog is also one of the oldest WordPress blogs around; however, in the beginning, the blog predominantly focused on updates about new Elegant Themes designs and plugins. It was not until 2014 that the blog started diversifying and offering tips, tutorials, and suggestions of great plugins.
Our blog is updated most days with high quality content. We have made a point of ensuring that our articles offer practical advice that help you use WordPress more effectively. I encourage you to subscribe so that you get updates about our latest articles
WP Tavern has always been one of the best WordPress news blogs online, however over the course of the last year they have expanded the range of topics they cover. They now include theme list articles, inside look at plugins, interviews, and more. All articles are written by WordPress veterans Jeff Chandler and Sarah Gooding and every Friday they go live with the fantastic podcast WordPress Weekly.
Run by my friends Sam Sinton and Kevin Mackay, WP Squared is updated every week with great WordPress tutorials, news, theme lists, and plugin reviews. They also review online tools that will help website owners. They will soon be expanding the blog and increasing their posting frequency, so expect great things from the blog in the near future.
WP Lift was launched in 2010 by WordPress developer Oliver Dale. Oliver is well known within the WordPress niche for launching WordPress related products such as the theme store ThemeFurnace and the advertising plugin WP AdCenter.
His blog is updated daily with guides, useful tools, plugin reviews, theme reviews, and news roundups. They also have a large coupon directory.
AJ Clarke launched WP Explorer back in 2009. As a theme designer who has developed many WordPress themes himself, AJ has focused a lot of his time into reviewing WordPress themes. The website has a large theme directory with hundreds of unique reviews of WordPress designs. There is a large plugin directory too.
The WP Explorer blog mainly focuses on theme and plugin reviews, however they also publish guides and host WordPress related competitions.
87 Studios is updated frequently by WordPress developer Kris Hoja. The blog includes news roundups and competitions on a regular basis. They also publish tutorials and reviews of themes and plugins. I have worked with Kris many times in the past and I am always amazed with how helpful he is with other WordPress users. This natural desire to help others shines through in his articles.
WPEka has gained a lot of attention over the last few months by snapping up many WordPress themes and plugins for their WPEka club. Their blog is updated several times a week with in-depth tutorials, opinion articles, and reviews of themes and plugins.
WP Mayor has been a popular blog with WordPress users since 2010. Run by WordPress developer Jean Galea, the blog publishes tutorials and reviews of plugins and themes.
WP Jedi is a WordPress blog that publishes content every day. They primarily focus on theme and plugin reviews. Security and business related topics are also covered from time to time.
WP Kube was launched by young blogger and affiliate marketer Devesh Sharma in 2010 when Devesh was only 15. He continues to share useful resources and WordPress news on a regular basis. Tutorials and product reviews are also featured.
WPMU DEV is well known to WordPress users because of their extensive range of WordPress plugins. Their blog is updated daily with WordPress news, tutorials, theme reviews, plugin reviews, and opinions on WordPress. The quality of articles published on their blog is always high.
Recently launched by Blogging Wizard owner Adam Connell, WP Superstars publishes useful plugin and theme reviews. General advice about WordPress is also shared and there is a hosting comparison page and recommended WordPress resources page.
ManageWP are well known for their WordPress management service, however they have also been updating their blog with great content for three years. They publish articles on a wide range of topics including WordPress tutorials, news, development, plugins, and themes.
You should also check out their community driven website ManageWP.org. The service allows users to submit and vote on their favorite WordPress articles. It’s a great place to discover the latest WordPress articles on the internet.
Originally founded in 2009 by Alex Denning, WP Shout was later purchased in 2013 by Fred Meyer and David Hayes. In the past, the blog mainly focused on WordPress tutorials, however it currently publishes blog posts on a wide range of topics. This includes WordPress news, competitions, theme and plugin reviews, ideas on how WordPress can be improved, tutorials, blogging, and more.
Lady WordPress was launched by the self-named “Lady WP” in 2011. She gives general advice about using WordPress and reviews WordPress plugins. She occasionally shares blogging tips too.
Search Engine Journal publish WordPress related articles on their blog every few days. As you would expect, a lot of their WordPress content is related to search engines in some way.
Founded by Karan Chopra last year, Just WP publishes WordPress tutorials, code snippets, theme and plugin reviews, and graphical resources.
WP Speak is another WordPress blog that was launched in 2013. They share code snippets, WordPress tutorials, WordPress news, and theme and plugin reviews.
Tom McFarlin is a WordPress developer who offers custom development and design services through Pressware. He regularly shares his thoughts on WordPress and publishes tutorials and advice for WordPress users.
Very few WordPress developers actually take the time to share their views with others; which is why I recommend checking out Tom’s blog.
Their blog publishes WordPress tutorials and tips every week. As you would expect from a website such as SitePoint, the standard of articles are very high.
Smashing Magazine is one of the most popular web development and design magazines online. They offer workshops and books and offer an active job board.
While Smashing Magazine is not a dedicated WordPress blog, they do produce high quality WordPress articles once or twice per month.
Bob Dunn is a popular WordPress teacher who offers WordPress training and coaching through his website. He also hosts a weekly podcast.
Through his blog, Bob shares useful tips on how to use WordPress and gives his view on important WordPress related issues.
I hope I have helped you find some great WordPress blogs through this article. If I have missed out any WordPress blogs that you believe you should have made the list, please feel free to share them in the comment area below