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    Posted on August 1, 2014 by Kevin Muldoon in Resources |

    WordPress is one of the easiest content management platforms to learn. Within an hour, most peoplewill feel comfortable navigating the WordPress admin area, adding articles, and uploading images. Itdoes, however, take a little longer to get the most out of WordPress. That is why I recommendreading WordPress blogs regularly.

    WordPress blogs give tips on how to improve WordPress and make it more efficient. They shareuseful plugins, beautiful WordPress themes, practical code snippets, and much more. I have beenreading WordPress blogs and writing about WordPress for eight years and continue to readWordPress blogs regularly to this day. It is the best way to stay up to date with the latest WordPressplugins, themes, and techniques.

    This article details the best WordPress blogs that are active today. I have listed blogs that cover arange 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 WPBeginner, have not been listed.

    Obviously, I am very biased with this opinion, but I believe that Elegant Themes blog is currently oneof the best wordPress blogs online. Having launched in 2008, the Elegant Themes Blog is also one ofthe oldest WordPress blogs around; however, in the beginning, the blog predominantly focused onupdates about new Elegant Themes designs and plugins. It was not until 2014 that the blog starteddiversifying 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 ourarticles offer practical advice that help you use WordPress more effectively. I encourage you to

    subscribe so that you get updates about our latest articles

  • In 2014, weexpanded the Elegant Themes blog to offer more great content to readers.

    WP Tavern has always been one of the best WordPress news blogs online, however over the courseof the last year they have expanded the range of topics they cover. They now include theme listarticles, inside look at plugins, interviews, and more. All articles are written by WordPress veteransJeff Chandler and Sarah Gooding and every Friday they go live with the fantastic podcast WordPressWeekly.

  • EveryWordPress user should subscribe to WP Tavern.

    Run by my friends Sam Sinton and Kevin Mackay, WP Squared is updated every week with greatWordPress tutorials, news, theme lists, and plugin reviews. They also review online tools that willhelp 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.

  • WPSquared consistently publishes great WordPress articles.

    WP Lift was launched in 2010 by WordPress developer Oliver Dale. Oliver is well known within theWordPress niche for launching WordPress related products such as the theme store ThemeFurnaceand the advertising plugin WP AdCenter.

    His blog is updated daily with guides, useful tools, plugin reviews, theme reviews, and newsroundups. They also have a large coupon directory.

  • WP Lift isupdated every day with tutorials and WordPress product reviews.

    AJ Clarke launched WP Explorer back in 2009. As a theme designer who has developed manyWordPress themes himself, AJ has focused a lot of his time into reviewing WordPress themes. Thewebsite has a large theme directory with hundreds of unique reviews of WordPress designs. There isa large plugin directory too.

    The WP Explorer blog mainly focuses on theme and plugin reviews, however they also publish guidesand host WordPress related competitions.


  • Explorer has a lot of experience with analysing WordPress themes and plugins.

    87 Studios is updated frequently by WordPress developer Kris Hoja. The blog includes newsroundups and competitions on a regular basis. They also publish tutorials and reviews of themes andplugins. I have worked with Kris many times in the past and I am always amazed with how helpful heis with other WordPress users. This natural desire to help others shines through in his articles.

    87 Studiospublish WordPress news and review WordPress themes and plugins.

    WPEka has gained a lot of attention over the last few months by snapping up many WordPressthemes and plugins for their WPEka club. Their blog is updated several times a week with in-depthtutorials, opinion articles, and reviews of themes and plugins.

  • The WPEka blog is updated several times per week.

    WP Mayor has been a popular blog with WordPress users since 2010. Run by WordPress developerJean Galea, the blog publishes tutorials and reviews of plugins and themes.

  • JeanGalea's WordPress blog WP Mayor has been online since 2010.

    WP Jedi is a WordPress blog that publishes content every day. They primarily focus on theme andplugin reviews. Security and business related topics are also covered from time to time.

  • WP Jedi is agreat place to read plugin and theme reviews.

    WP Kube was launched by young blogger and affiliate marketer Devesh Sharma in 2010 whenDevesh was only 15. He continues to share useful resources and WordPress news on a regular basis.Tutorials and product reviews are also featured.

  • WP Kubehas been online for four years.

    WPMU DEV is well known to WordPress users because of their extensive range of WordPressplugins. 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.

  • WPMUDEV's always publish fantastic articles.

    Recently launched by Blogging Wizard owner Adam Connell, WP Superstars publishes useful pluginand theme reviews. General advice about WordPress is also shared and there is a hostingcomparison page and recommended WordPress resources page.

  • WPSuperstars has not been online long, however the content published so far has been really good.

    ManageWP are well known for their WordPress management service, however they have also beenupdating their blog with great content for three years. They publish articles on a wide range oftopics including WordPress tutorials, news, development, plugins, and themes.

    You should also check out their community driven website ManageWP.org. The service allows usersto submit and vote on their favorite WordPress articles. It's a great place to discover the latestWordPress articles on the internet.

  • ManageWPupdate their blog every day with tutorials, news, and reviews.

    Originally founded in 2009 by Alex Denning, WP Shout was later purchased in 2013 by Fred Meyerand David Hayes. In the past, the blog mainly focused on WordPress tutorials, however it currentlypublishes blog posts on a wide range of topics. This includes WordPress news, competitions, themeand plugin reviews, ideas on how WordPress can be improved, tutorials, blogging, and more.

  • WP Shoutpublish articles on a wide number of WordPress related topics.

    Lady WordPress was launched by the self-named "Lady WP" in 2011. She gives general advice aboutusing WordPress and reviews WordPress plugins. She occasionally shares blogging tips too.

  • LadyWordPress writes about blogging and WordPress.

    Search Engine Journal publish WordPress related articles on their blog every few days. As you wouldexpect, a lot of their WordPress content is related to search engines in some way.

  • SearchEngine Journal may seem like an unlikely source for WordPress information, however their contentis great.

    Founded by Karan Chopra last year, Just WP publishes WordPress tutorials, code snippets, themeand plugin reviews, and graphical resources.

  • Just WPpublish reviews, tutorials, and WordPress advice.

    WP Speak is another WordPress blog that was launched in 2013. They share code snippets,WordPress tutorials, WordPress news, and theme and plugin reviews.

  • In additionto publishing articles, WP Speak have also released a few WordPress themes.

    Tom McFarlin is a WordPress developer who offers custom development and design servicesthrough Pressware. He regularly shares his thoughts on WordPress and publishes tutorials andadvice for WordPress users.

    Very few WordPress developers actually take the time to share their views with others; which is whyI recommend checking out Tom's blog.

  • TomMcFarlin shares his opinion on WordPress from a developer's perspective.

    SitePoint has been helping people build websites since 1999. I was very active in their forums backin 2000. In addition to launching services such as Flippa and 99Designs, they offer books andcourses. They also have a fantastic code reference for CSS, Javascript, and HTML.

    Their blog publishes WordPress tutorials and tips every week. As you would expect from a websitesuch as SitePoint, the standard of articles are very high.

  • SitePoint'sWordPress articles are always top notch.

    Smashing Magazine is one of the most popular web development and design magazines online. Theyoffer workshops and books and offer an active job board.

    While Smashing Magazine is not a dedicated WordPress blog, they do produce high qualityWordPress articles once or twice per month.

    SmashingMagazine publish great WordPress articles a few times per month.

    Bob Dunn is a popular WordPress teacher who offers WordPress training and coaching through hiswebsite. He also hosts a weekly podcast.

  • Through his blog, Bob shares useful tips on how to use WordPress and gives his view on importantWordPress related issue