7 WordPress Blogs You’ll Want to Read in 2018

Here are some of the top WordPress blogs you need to follow in 2018. Let’s explore them below.

1. Pagely

Pagely blog

With no doubt, Pagely is the best Managed WordPress Hosting solution available. Pagely is the first ever Managed WordPress Hosting platform, founded back in 2006.

Being the most reliable WordPress hosting solution available, the Pagely blog features articles related to WordPress, including tips, tutorials and in-depth technical advice. You can also find themes and plugin reviews that guide you to choose the best WordPress product for your website. Plus, the blog also features interviews, opinion pieces on current trends in tech, articles on business and marketing, and themed round up posts relevant to execute level readers.

2. WPBeginner

WP Beginner Blog

WPBeginner is the largest unofficial free WordPress resource on the web. Back in 2009, it was started out as a WordPress resource site that covers everything a beginner WordPress user needs to know about using WordPress. Currently, it is the best go-to place for mastering the basics and beyond. The site now publishes articles on a wide range of categories including tips, tricks, news, guides, and much more.

To get familiarized yourself with WordPress semantics, you can explore the WPBeginners’ WordPress glossary that explains complicated terminologies in simple terms. You can easily find the right plugin or hacks that let you enhance your WordPress site with the necessary features.

3. WPForms

WPForms Blog

WPForms is the most beginner friendly WordPress form builder plugin ever built. It comes with a drag and drop builder that allows you to create powerful WordPress forms quickly and easily.

The WPForms blog is focused on publishing WordPress tutorials that help you grow your business using the WordPress platform. You can also find tips and recommended practices to create simple to complex online WordPress forms, including contact forms, online surveys, donation forms, registration form, login form and more.

4. WP Tavern

WP Tavern

Do you want to keep up with the latest WordPress news? WP Tavern is a news site focused on all things WordPress, so following WP Tavern is the best way to stay up to date about WordPress news and trends.

WP Tavern is founded by Jeff Chandler in 2009, which was later acquired by Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress.com. After the acquisition, the Tavern has added more contributing writers to their editorial team.

Aside from publishing major WordPress news, they now also feature WordPress themes, inside look at plugins, interviews, and so on. The Tavern goes live with a weekly podcast every Wednesday that talks about all things WordPress.

5. WP Mayor

WP Mayor Blog

WP Mayor has been online since 2010. It’s managed by WordPress evangelist and digital nomad Jean Galea. The site is well-read and followed by some of the key figures in the WordPress community.

It covers WordPress tips, tutorials, hosting, reviews of themes and plugins, and so on. The site also features regular giveaways allowing you to get your hands on top WordPress-related products and services for free and also offers a variety of services such as site audits, hack cleanups, and product analysis.

6. Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is an award-winning design and development magazine followed by creative professionals including WordPress developers, designers, and programmers. It was founded in 2006 in Germany and since then, it has been publishing helpful and practical articles geared towards web designers and developers.

While it isn’t specific to WordPress, it produces high-quality WordPress articles on intermediate-level topics that are geared towards helping developers to create smarter, faster sites with WordPress.

Besides intermediate-level articles, they also feature physical and digital books created to deliver in-depth knowledge and expertise shared by industry experts.

7. Tuts Plus

Tuts Plus

Looking for free tutorials and guides that help you learn WordPress development?

Then, you need to look no further than Tuts Plus. Tuts Plus is a part of Envato’s creative ecosystem. Their extensive learning guides cover various aspects of WordPress development that helps you master a topic from start to finish.

All of their articles include step-by-step written instructions and screenshots to help you practice and master the skills needed to create a practical outcome.

Wrap up

Following WordPress blogs is imperative to learn the best practices and anticipate the upcoming trends. I hope this article helped you find some cool go-to resources in WordPress.

If you think I’ve missed out any WordPress blogs, feel free to let me know by dropping a line below.