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Top 20 WordPress Development Blogs to Follow

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WordPress development has come a long way since I started this blog in 2008. If you want to start creating themes, plugins or simply want to fix something in your current theme you can, with an ever expanding API the WP Codex can help you out a lot but with the growing number of WordPress development blogs you can also find loads of hints, tips and resources from around the web to cover all aspects of your WordPress life. Here are 20 of them to get you started. If I have not mentioned your favourite then feel free to add it to the comments section or fire me a tweet @ridgey28.

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Manage WP

Manage WP has been around a few years. They have a premium WordPress plugin that manage multiple WordPress sites.  They also have a blog which have loads of resources and tutorials from developing plugins and themes to their hot picks of the month.
Manage WP Blog

WP Engineer

WP Engineer is a dedicated WordPress Blog which was created by 3 WP Super Fans. The dedicated WordPress blog is loaded with tips, tutorials and resources.
WP Engineer

WP Shout

Started in 2009 bu Fred and David,  WP Shout have lots of  WordPress tutorials and resources.
WP Shout

WP Tavern

WordPress Tavern, established in 2009, is a warm and inviting community site that is focused on all things WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress
WP Tavern

Digging into WordPress

Digging into WordPress was created by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr, the authors of Digging into WordPress book, who eat and breathe WordPress.
Digging Into WordPress

WP Explorer

WP Explorer is a haven of all things WordPress. Featuring Premium WordPress Themes and Plugins and a blog with news, tutorials, tips, snippets, SEO and security.
WP Explorer

WP Hacks

WP Hacks covers a variety of WordPress topics including themes, plugins, SEO and yes you guessed it hacks.
WordPress Hacks

WP Lover

WP Lover hasn’t posted anything for a while but you can still access tips and tutorials that cover a vast array of topics.
WP Lover

WP Arena

WordPress Arena is a place for WordPress Developers and Designers, providing Tips, tricks, tools and resources to build a website or blog on WordPress. They also feature a WordPress Showcase for all kind of WordPress Powered Websites.
WP Arena

WP Hub

WPHub review high quality premium plugins and themes. They also strive to create high quality and innovative WordPress tutorials.
WordPress Hub

WP Mayor

WP Mayor was founded in 2010 by Jean Galea, a WordPress developer. WP Mayor offers premium review services and has a community of content contributors posting tutorials covering many different WP topics.
WP Mayor

Pippins Plugins

Pippin covers only WordPress plugin development. His tutorials are very clear and precise and is an excellent alternative to the official codex.
Pippins Plugins

Winning WP

Winning WP covers every category you can possibly think of. It’s loaded with helpful resources from blogging, tutorials, marketing, design, security and much more.
Winning WP

WPLift

WPLift was founded in September 2010 by Oliver Dale, the founder of Kooc Media, to help people with WordPress by providing tutorials, theme roundups, plugin guides and general WordPress news.
WP Lift

WP Business Tips

WP Business Tips, sister to WP Shout, is designed to deliver quick, non-technical tutorials on the parts of WordPress you can really use for your business.
WP Business Tips

WP Beginner

WPBeginner is a WordPress resource site which was founded by Syed Balkhi in July 2009. The main goal of this site is to provide quality tips, tricks, hacks, and other resources for the WordPress community but in a helpful and clear format for beginners to understand.
WP Beginner

WPMU Dev

The WPMU DEV Blog provides news, tips, tutorials, and reviews on WordPress, BuddyPress and Multisite.
WPMU DEV

Paulund

Paul Underwood from Bristol, UK, created Paulund to collect all the resources and snippets to use in the future. He developed these into tutorials, describing how they work to help people learn. He mainly focuses on theme and plugin development but his resources are definitely worth checking out.
Paulund

Theme Lab

ThemeLab is a company that specializes in building easy to use premium WordPress themes to help you create a website as unique as you are without any code knowledge.
Theme Lab

Tom McFarlin

Tom is a WordPress developer who has published WordPress plugins. His personal blog is where he shares articles, notes, tips, and resources related to WordPress development.
Tom McFarlin

Bonus Websites – The Best of the Rest

Obviously there are more blogs out there than the above so here are the best of the rest

 

Other Resources worth checking out

Some of these blogs are dedicated to the world of Web Development in general but feature WordPress tutorials so they are definitely worth checking out.