I was asked by a co-worker last week for a list of resources of places I go to look for WordPress information. I figured this would make a great blog post, so I’ve started to collect them here. This post is going to be updated over time as I come across more resources, etc. These resources are in no general order.
My List of WordPress Resources
This is a shortened list of what I read in a typical week. There’s a ton of places I read, but I want to give you the best first. So this is what I consider the best for varying reasons. Below the links, I’ve tried to explain what the site is. I’m sure you can guess why I like going there.
Matt Report is a business podcast the talks everything WordPress. You get great information from entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers. There is an episode a week, and one I make sure I listen to. They give me great ideas of what I can do better to improve my business and my coding.
Chris Lema. What can I say about this guy. His posts are always top notch. They cover anything from pricing to specific companies. He posts daily well thought-out blog posts. He even has some about public speaking and creating presentations. I’ve found those very helpful in preparing WordCamp talks.
This is Tom’s blog, but he posts all sorts of good information plugin and theme developers should know about. He’s also the lead developer for the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate. It’s a great starting point for plugin developers to start developing a plugin.
Brian Krogsgard started Post Status as a place to get the most interesting content available in the community in a very short amount of time. It’s great because it’s reader validated, curated WordPress news. I found that when it first started it was getting updated frequently. I’m finding it to be a little more like a blog now, where posts are a couple times of week to 4-5 posts a week. They are in-depth posts that definitely give you a good deal of information.
Pippin Williamson is a freelance developer and creator of Easy Digital Downloads, a popular e-commerce solution for WordPress. On Pippin’s Plugin site he discusses all things plugin related. There’s some good information in there that you can apply to your own projects.
Paul is a freelance WordPress developer. This is his personal blog where he blog about all things front-end developer oriented.
WP-Snippets shares code snippets weekly with us. They provide all sorts of good information that we as developers can utilize. Definitely check that site out if you are trying to do something. I’ve found a lot of times this site already has a piece of code I can use as part of my own thing I’m building. It helps also to see how others write their code.
WPShout was started by Alex Denning and has since been purchased by Fred and David, co-founders of Press Up. It’s still got a lot of information that Alex has put time and energy into. It still remains to be seen if Fred and David are up to the task of creating top notch content for the site. A recent post on WordCamp Boston 2013, proved to be good fodder for some posts later this month.
WP Tuts + is a tutorial site for doing any coding work with WordPress. It can teach you thinks like how to build a plugin, how to build a theme, or even how to customize the WordPress Dashboard. If you are an aspiring developer, you need to bookmark this site and read it daily. You will learn a lot from this site.
Alright, so I’ve provided you with a few examples of my top choices to go to for WordPress related information. There’s a whole lot more though. I’d love to hear what your thoughts are to this list. I could have went on and on with it, but wanted to get some thoughts from all of you.