What are the best blogs ABOUT WordPress?
February 28, 2012 11:36 PM   Subscribe

What are the best blogs ABOUT WordPress? I'm especially interested in bloggers who specialize in sharing tips and tricks, etc. Plugins, widgets, tutorials, development... That sort of thing.

I finally started learning WordPress this year, including teaching myself to create my own theme, and the process is turning out to be a lot of fun. Surprisingly so, in fact. The more I learn, the more I get hooked on learning.

I browse the WordPress Codex, but I'm clueless about what other sites I should be browsing.

What are the best blogs ABOUT WordPress?

posted by 2oh1 to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
Digging into Wordpress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr.

Smashing Magazine has regular tutorials on Wordpress too.
posted by humph at 5:25 AM on February 29, 2012

Better link for Smashing Magazine (the previous seemed to be mostly themes).
posted by humph at 5:27 AM on February 29, 2012

Smashing Apps
posted by pyro979 at 5:30 AM on February 29, 2012

Themeshaper is worth a look. It's now billed as the "Home of the Automattic Theme Team" (Automattic is the company behind Wordpress).

Initially it was the home of an independent developer, Ian Stewart, who was best known for creating an open-source theme framework, Thematic. It was obviously well-regarded by the team at Automattic because they hired him.

The more recent posts are fairly light on, but if you delve into the archives you'll probably find lots of value.
posted by puffmoike at 5:44 AM on February 29, 2012

I haven't gone very far into digging into Wordpress, but here are a few things that I bookmarked that looked good...

Justin Tadlock


Getting Started With WordPress Development (Slideshare)

(blog of the people who wrote that slideshare)

Lorelle on Wordpress
posted by philipy at 6:19 AM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

Smashing Mag is good. I'd also add WPTuts+, especially their Basix section if you're a newbie to developing in WP. (Disclaimer: it belongs to a blog network owned by the company I work for.)
posted by ninjakins at 6:25 AM on February 29, 2012


Pippin's Plugins

The other sites I hoped to mention have already been mentioned, so I'll add a book: Professional WordPress Plugin Development. It's a really great way to learn how WordPress works, even if you never plan to write a plugin yourself.
posted by backwards guitar at 7:39 AM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Good stuff! Thank you thank you thank you!
posted by 2oh1 at 10:37 AM on February 29, 2012

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