Now that you have WordPress installed, you would probably like to check out some of the most popular WordPress resources to see what all it has to offer… and maybe pick up some cool WordPress themes while you’re at it. There are tons of WordPress resource blogs out there, though, and some are better than others. Never fear, your guide to the most popular WordPress resources is here!
Elegant Themes Blog
The Elegant Themes Blog is full of clever how tos, cool tips, and the occasional awesome WordPress theme or plugin to download. On the scene for the past 10 years throughout most of WordPress’ development, the Elegant Themes Blog is one of the oldest standing WordPress resources to date. Elegant Themes Blog also has a membership available that allows you to download as many of their themes as you want with all restrictions lifted.
WP Tavern is another great WordPress resource that is filled with great tips, inside look interviews, plugins, and lists of themes available for download. They also host a weekly podcast called WordPress Weekly. WP Tavern also covers BuddyPress, bbPress, and other Automattic products.
WP Squared is a very active WordPress resource that features tutorials, news, theme lists, plugins, and more. They also review online tools that can help WordPress owners create better sites. A newcomer to the WordPress resource scene, this blog is filled with lots of fresh content involving the WordPress world.
This blog was started by Oliver Dale in 2010. Oliver Dale is a popular WordPress developer, best known for the plugin WP AdCenter. WP Lift is filled daily with guides, tools, plugin reviews, theme reviews, and news. It also features a directory of coupons to help you save money on WordPress affiliated products.
In 2009, WP Explorer’s doors were first opened by theme designer AJ Clark. AJ devotes much of his time on WP Explorer to reviewing WordPress themes. This site also has a huge directory of themes and plugins. While the focus is mainly on theme and plugin reviews, there is the occasional guide and/or competition to spice things up.
WordPress developer Kris Hoja is the brainchild behind this popular WordPress resource blog. 87 Studios consists of frequent WordPress news and competitions, as well as tutorials and reviews of WordPress themes and plugins. Kris Hoja is dedicated to helping other WordPress users, and this really radiates through on his site.
WPEka is refreshed with new content several times a week. Its content includes tutorials, opinion pieces, and WordPress theme and plugin reviews. It has especially gained notoriety for the unique WordPress themes and plugins available through the WPEka Club.
WP Mayor is another popular WordPress resource that opened its doors in 2010. The WordPress developer and founder, Jean Galea, regularly updates it with WordPress theme and plugin reviews, as well as tutorials. Since 2010 it has grown to include contributor posts, as well.
WP Jedi refreshes its content daily, which consists of WordPress theme and plugin reviews, as well as security and business related topics. WP Jedi’s goal is to teach WordPress users how to develop their own highly refined and polished WordPress sites.
Young blogger and affiliate marketer Devesh Sharma started WP Cube when he was only 15 years old! He now continues to update his site regularly. WP Cube features useful resources, WordPress news, tutorials, and product reviews.
WPMU DEV Blog
WPMU DEV Blog is best known for their large variety of WordPress plugins. Their blog is also updated daily with news, tutorials, WordPress theme and plugin reviews, and opinion pieces. They are also known for having high quality content on their blog.
A newer addition to the WordPress resource community, WP Superstars was started by Blogging Wizard founder Adam Connell. WP Superstars focuses on theme and plugin reviews, but also includes general advice about hosting and WordPress resources.
ManageWP is best known for their management business, but they also have a fantastic blog that has been running for 3 years. Their blog features tutorials, news, development, plugins, and themes. They also have a community driven site which allows users to submit and vote on their favorite WordPress articles.
Alex Denning originally founded WP Shout in 2009, but it was later bought by Fred Meyer and David Hayes in 2013. Past articles mainly focused on WordPress tutorials, but nowadays they publish content on a wide variety of WordPress related topics such as news, competitions, theme and plugin reviews, improving WordPress, tutorials, and blogs.
Miss Lady WordPress, a WAHM (Work At Home Mother) started her WordPress blog in 2011. Her blog features general advice on WordPress, reviews, and blogging tips.
Search Engine Journal
This blog posts new articles about WordPress every few days. Their posts mostly center around advice on how to improve WordPress’ search engine and social media friendliness.
Karan Chopra, a self-proclaimed “WordPress Junkie”, is the founder of Just WP. Just WP features themes, plugins, tutorials, WordPress clubs, hosting, deals on WordPress related products, and services related to WordPress. Just WP’s content comes from the founder as well as user submissions.
Tom McFarlin is a WordPress developer that often shares his thoughts on his blog. He also publishes tutorials and advice for WordPress users.
WordPress.org remains one of the best WordPress resources to date. Here you will find the history of open source CMS, themes, plugins, and active WordPress user forums.
Smashing Magazine is a popular resource for web developers and designers everywhere. They have a job board as well as courses and books on web development. While they are not completely focused on WordPress, they do produce high quality articles related to WordPress several times a month.
Bob is a popular WordPress teacher that offers training and coaching through his website, as well as a weekly WordPress podcast. His blog mostly consists of tips for WordPress users as well as opinion pieces on WordPress development.
If you retain information more easily through video, WordPress.tv is the website for you. It’s full of tutorial videos that explain just about everything you can possibly do in WordPress. Videos are user submitted, so you can add your own video if you have an idea for something that isn’t already covered.
WPBeginner is a WordPress resource designed for anyone who wants to learn more about WordPress but doesn’t know where to start. Syed Balkhi founded this site in 2009 to provide good tips, tricks, hacks, and other WordPress resources to new users.
This design technology website has a huge directory full of WordPress tutorials. These tutorials cover the basics of using WordPress all the way to advanced WordPress development. This is a great site for beginners and experts alike to expand their knowledge base.
WP Apprentice is another website that uses videos to teach new WordPress skills to beginners. It promises basic understanding of WordPress within an hour.
This is the authoritative resource for information and documentation for WordPress, and is run by WordPress.org. It is basically an online manual that guides you through all the basics of using WordPress. It is an invaluable tool to beginners and experts alike.
TemplateMonster is full of quality WordPress themes to choose from. It is perhaps the largest resource for WordPress themes to date, besides WordPress’ own WordPress Themes directory.
WPHub is a site full of beginner WordPress tutorials as well as beautiful theme templates. This site features a complete walkthrough to help beginners learn how to use WordPress.
With this complete list of WordPress resources, you should have everything you need to get started on WordPress and develop a chic and sophisticated WordPress website, whether you’re a beginner or WordPress pro.