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WordPress has become one of the most popular open source blogging systems around and keeps getting better & better. It is a great content management system, not because big sites like Mashable use it, but because of its community which is always ready to help you without wanting anything in return.
Not just that, there are a number of useful WordPress resource sites that offer extensive tutorials & WordPress-related content. In this post I’m going to share top 8 best WordPress resource sites. I have tried to collect the best resources, but there are too many high quality sources to list them all.
Make WordPress Core
The WordPress core website keeps you updated with all the latest happenings in the world of development. It’s the newest addition to the WordPress.org family and does a great job in keeping up with the WordPress development.
If you want to discuss about the upcoming features or anything related to WordPress, than this is the place for you.
WPTavern is one of the oldest WordPress blogs on the planet. The blog is owned by Matt Mullenweg and managed by Jeff Chandler. The site provides a combination of WordPress advice, interviews and news from around the blogosphere. Thereís also a podcast called WordPress Weekly, which Mr. Jeff doesn’t do much often.
To put simply, this blog is go to source for everything related to WordPress.
This is the place where I write about daily news, tutorials, tips and do compilations of themes & plugins. The blog was first started as a niche site but over time it become a resource site for WordPressers. WPKube focuses on a wide scope of WordPress-related areas and publishes compilations of themes, plugins, tools, and more. It’s a great resource for beginner and intermediate bloggers.
We have recently added a Coupons & Deals section for WordPress where you can find deals on various WordPress related products including themes, plugins, tools and service.
WPtuts+ is a site dedicated to teaching people how to use WordPress, develop widgets, plugins and themes, successfully scale sites, find interesting WordPress resources, and build a freelance business around the platform. WPTuts is a part of their Tuts+ network which is owned by Envato.
They have covered everything from simple tips to detailed tutorials, so no matter how advanced your skills are, you will likely to find a tutorial of interest here.
Smashing Magazine is one of my personal favorite. It has a great collection of Web Development and WordPress tutorials. If you are in search for detailed tutorials, tips and resources on WordPress then Smashing Magazine is one of the best resources available.
Post Status is the brainchild of Brian Krogsgard. The first version of the site was very similar to Hacker News but focused on WordPress content. The site received a great amount feedback from its users.
Over time, the evolved from just a link curation site to a complete WordPress news blog. Last week, Brian pushed the v2 and started monetizing the site.
WP Daily is one of the fastest growing WordPress blog. Within first 5 months, it crossed the 1000 post mark and $3000 in revenue. This site quickly become popular because of its 5-posts a day schedule. The site is created and run by the folks at 8bit, up until now it did a lot of great things but last week John Saddington, the founder of the site decided to close it down.
It still has a lot of useful stuff related to WordPress, worth reading.
wpMail curates the most interesting and important WordPress information from around the web. It saves me a lot of time and I look forward to wpMail newsletter every week.
The newsletter is consists of 5 sections: News & Articles, Theme News, Theme Releases, Plugin News & Tutorials.
What’s your favorite resource site? Please give us your suggestion in the comments below.