Best WordPress Blogs

25 Top Blogs Any WordPress Site Owner Should Follow

WordPress is an extraordinarily popular platform for running websites. A full 28% of the web is built with WordPress, meaning each time you click on a new website there’s more than a one in four chance that its owners use WordPress to manage it.

WordPress appeals to so many people and businesses because it’s free, easy to use, and flexible.

As intuitive as it is, for anyone using it, it’s useful to have more information on the possibilities available on the platform and the resources out there you can take advantage of.

For that reason, a number of WordPress blogs have risen to prominence that all provide a wealth of useful information on how to get the most out of the popular platform. Here are a few of the best ones to follow.

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1. Blog

The most obvious place WordPress users should turn to for more information on using the website is the platform’s own blog. The blog announces updates to the platform and related gatherings and events. To stay on top of notable changes to the technology your website depends on, this is an important blog to keep your eye on.

2. Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes provides themes and plug-ins to WordPress users, so it makes sense that their blog focuses on topics relevant to the site. They collect examples of people using WordPress well for inspiration, provide advice for doing different things with your WordPress site, and provide general tips for running a website successfully.

3. Digging into WordPress

Digging into WordPress is a blog with many helpful how-to posts on using WordPress. The blog (as well as the book by the same name) is a great resource for figuring out how to do almost anything you could think to want to do on your WordPress site.

4. Codeinwp

Codeinwp is a blog for designers that use WordPress. It highlights useful themes and templates, plug-ins worth checking out, and tutorials for people new to designing for WordPress.

5. WP Tavern

WordPress Tavern covers news in the general world of WordPress like relevant tech acquisitions and product updates, as well as how to articles and resources useful to WordPress users. If you’re interested in staying on top of not only the updates to WordPress itself, but also those for related products and companies, they’re a good source.

6. WPBeginner

Like the name suggests, WPBeginner is a good resource for anyone new to using WordPress, but the blog also provides information that can be useful to long-time users as well. They cover tips for WordPress security, how to find the best themes, and all the information you should need to get started.

7. WPMU Dev

WPMU Dev covers a variety of topics on running a successful website with a clear emphasis on using WordPress to do so. They have posts full of tips, tools, and best practices for getting what you need out of your website.

8. WPKube

WPKube is another website that provides various how to articles and highlights some of the best tools available to WordPress users. With reviews for a wide-ranging number of WordPress tools and tutorials, they can help you figure out how to do what you want to in WordPress more quickly and easily.

9. WP Squared

WP Squared publishes round ups of great themes to use for different types of websites and purposes and provides various tips and tutorials on how to do different types of tasks in WordPress.

10. Developer Drive

Developer Drive is a bit more advanced in the content it provides than some of the other blogs, but for WordPress developers it’s a valuable resource for the more complex ins and outs of using the platform that developers can benefit from.

11. WPExplorer

The WPExplorer blog provides lots of tips and guides on ways to use WordPress including general posts on how to make money with WordPress and more specific how to posts to talk users through the smaller tasks they’ll need to accomplish.

12. WP Mayor

WP Mayor is a site primarily devoted to reviews of plug-ins, themes, and services. The site also sometimes covers tutorials and WordPress news as well.

13. Chris Lema

Chris Lema is a WordPress expert that provides general online marketing advice for businesses, as well as more WordPress-specific tips and best practices.

14. Themeisle

Themeisle offers tutorials for WordPress newbies and advanced users, as well as general advice on running a business website well. They also offer a collection of themes, some free and some for pay.

15. Torque

Torque is a fairly comprehensive WordPress blog with content for developers, website owners, and beginners alike. They cover news, themes, and plug-ins and provide a range of helpful articles on ways to use WordPress to get better results.

16. BobWP

The BobWP blog is full of posts providing advice on monetizing a WordPress site. That includes covering marketing topics, WordPress updates, and ecommerce tools that work with WordPress.

17. MHThemes

The MHThemes blog provides information on a wealth of WordPress related topics like blogging, social media promotion, and, well, themes. They’re a useful resource for anyone running a business website, but especially good for those who use WordPress to do so.

18. 85Ideas

The 85Ideas blog is primarily focused on plug-in and theme reviews, but they also sometimes provide tutorials and coverage of events relevant to WordPress users.

19. ManageWP

ManageWP publishes posts on a wide-ranging array of WordPress-related topics, from business to security to editorials. They also provide some of the more common types of content you’ve been seeing on this list, like coverage and reviews of plug-ins and themes.

20. Lady WordPress

Lady WordPress offers general advice for marketing and blogging, as well as sharing her expertise on using WordPress effectively through tutorials and informational posts.

21. JustWP

In spite of the “just” in the name, JustWP covers a wide variety of topics, all of them related to using WordPress. For any designers (or amateur ones) they offer plug-in, theme, texture, and icon suggestions. They provide tips for WordPress security, general maintenance, and useful snippets. And they provide how to posts that answer an array of questions WordPress users may have.

22. 87Studios

87Studios is another site that offers WordPress tutorials, points people toward great plug-ins and themes, and provides more general tips and education on using WordPress.

23. Wpeka

Like many of the sites on this list, Wpeka pushes out content on WordPress tutorials, themes, plug-ins and products, as well as posting interviews with various WordPress experts.

24. WP Superstars

The WP Superstars blog is filled with how to content, reviews, and theme and plug-in roundups. They also highlight deals to help WordPress users find the WP tools they need for less.

25. WPShout

WPShout focuses on in-depth WordPress tutorials for developers. In addition to posts and quick guides, they have more in depth courses for those prepared to go a bit deeper.

WordPress is one of the most important tools in the online world and those who learn how to use it well can go really far with it. Give these sites a look to learn the different ways you can start to get more out of your WordPress blog.

Kristen Hicks is an Austin-based freelance content writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to learn new things. She uses that curiosity, combined with her experience as a freelance business owner, to write about subjects valuable to small business owners on the HostGator blog. You can find her on Twitter at @atxcopywriter.

5 thoughts on “25 Best WordPress Blogs to Follow

  1. You might double check some of these sites. Lady WordPress hasn’t posted anything since her Happy New Year post? Some of the sites make it nearly impossible to find the place to sign up for a newsletter. Other sites are just like looking at wet paint….yes, the content is the important thing, but hard to get excited about the content when you doubt their expertise because their site is so boring to look at. One of the sites had recently been sold, so how will it change, maybe for the better, but it doesn’t fill me with confidence. I did visit most sites and signed up for several newsletters, so I do appreciate your post.
    Thanks for the information.

  2. Just very confusing. I have a website I called www,anorphans Journey,com and a blog with host gator both Inactive. I just don’t want to start using them until I have an idea how they work. First they say start a website and then a Blog. Do I need Both?

    1. Hi George,

      You can host a blog on the same domain as your website, a subdomain, or on another domain entirely – the choice is yours. If you have questions about getting set up, please contact our support team here.

  3. Fantastic list of wordpress treasure. Let me take the opportunity to mention my wordpress blog and its already hosted on Hostgator

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