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.
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.
Digging into WordPress
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 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 Business Tips
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.
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.
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
- WordPress Development Stack Exchange
- First Site Guide
- WP Theme Tutorial
- Konstantin Kovshenin
- WP Squared
- Justin Tadlock
- Elegant Themes Blog
- WP Eagle
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.