WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platform of today and most of our readers who blogs uses WordPress to power their own. As a WordPress user, I always like to read about the wp open source platform and staying up-to-date with the latest news and updates from the WordPress community.
So If you’re looking for technical documentation or support for Wordpress, the codex and forums are usually the first place to get your hands dirty. However, today I would like to share some external blogs and websites that provide a good amount of Wordpress-related content and news that I think you will simply love. Whether you are a theme designer/developer or a blogger who is looking to get more out of WordPress, visit some of these sites and see for yourself.
Weblog Tools Collection (added by Daniel)
Weblog Tools Collection is published by Mark Ghosh; a constantly featuring news about WordPress and its recent developments. They also have regular columns highlighting the most recent releases of WordPress plugins and themes. Lately, they have released a video section of the site, featuring all sorts of videos related to WordPress.
WP Candy does a pretty good job of keeping readers up-to-date with WordPress and what’s going on in the Wordpress community. I’ve been a subscriber of WP Candy for a while and I strongly recommend it as a source of information for all WordPress bloggers and not just the regular theme designers. Probably one of the best thing available at WP Candy is the WordPress Help Sheet (also see the advanced help sheet). Four Simple Ways to Speed Up WordPress is also contains some useful information.
As probably the most well-known blogger on WordPress.com, Lorelle gives plenty of helpful and practical advice for other WordPress bloggers. She provides consistent content on WordPress news, themes, and plugins.
Specky Boy has plenty of content on WordPress and design in general. They have a nice sleek design and layout used at Specky Boy. Just last month there was a great collection of links to 63 Essential WordPress Hacks, Tutorials, Help Files, and Cheats. Photobloggers may also want to see 30 Free Resources for Photoblogging and Image Galleries.
WPDesigner was popular because of one of the popular theme designer - Small potato. However It was recently sold to Pawel Ciszewski who is maintaining the website. Small Potato initially sold premium themes through WPDesigner and he started The $5 Themes Club, a paid membership that provided at least 12 premium themes per year for just $5. The blog at WPDesigner also has some helpful articles, especially So You Want to Create WordPress Themes Huh?, which is a nice introductory article for anyone looking to learn more about WordPress themes.
Noupe is another blog that I have been subscribed to via RSS for a while. Noura has tons of nice content on web design in general, but focuses a lot of the posts on WordPress, including a four-post series Powerful Guide to Master Your WordPress. The four posts in that series are Mastering Your WordPress Theme Hacks and Techniques, 45 Must See WordPress Themes, Powerful List of WordPress Lifesavers Plugins, and 60+ Unusual WordPress Blog Designs.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with CSS galleries, which are showcases of high-quality and high profiled websites. There are a few specialty galleries that include only WordPress-based sites and blogs. These sites are an excellent resource for design inspiration, and to see what is possible with WordPress. The top three WordPress galleries are WP Cube and We Love WP and WordPress Garden.