Top 15 WordPress Blogs You Need To Read in 2020

This article lists the top 15 WordPress blogs. The blogs are ordered by Alexa Rank, which is a measure of website popularity.

This is the fourth in a series of articles that list the top blogs in various different niches. 

As you probably know, WordPress is a content management system (CMS) and is the most widely used blogging platform on the Internet. It powers 30% of all websites across the Internet and it accounts for 60% of the CMS market. 75 million websites now use the WordPress platform.

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With that number of users, it’s not surprising that WordPress has spawned an entire ecosystem. Whole industries have sprung up around WordPress: creating WP themes, WP plugins (of which there are now over 55,000), and providing WordPress hosting.

The blogs listed in this article are all devoted to the topic of WordPress: how to set up your WordPress site and get the most out of it, through tutorials, guides, and product reviews.

Some of the sites are purely informational while others are blogs belonging to websites that create WordPress plugins and themes or provide WordPress services such as managed hosting.

01. WPBeginner

Founded in 2009 by online entrepreneur Syed Balkhi, WPBeginner is the largest WordPress resource site and has over 3 million readers around the world. 

The website covers topics such as how to start a blog, how to create a website, how to start an online store, best website builders, email marketing, and WordPress hosting.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 4,233

02. WinningWP

WinningWP was founded in 2013 by Brin Wilson, a WordPress enthusiast from London.

It’s an award-winning blog that covers WordPress-related techniques and resources, shares helpful information, and provides useful tips and insights relating to WordPress.

The blog is a collaborative effort between professional creatives, coders, and web designers from around the globe.

The site offers 19 beginner-level guides, as well as articles covering a wide range of topics including themes, plugins, hosting, SEO, eCommerce, marketing, performance, and blogging.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 15,612

03. ManageWP

In addition to being a blog, ManageWP is a service that allows you to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard.

ManageWP is the brainchild of Vladimir Prelovac, a successful WordPress developer, consultant, and the author of the first WordPress development book. The service was launched in January 2012 and within a month 100,000 websites were being managed using the ManageWP dashboard.

The people working at ManageWP come from all walks of life and include musicians, travelers, linguists, athletes, and philosophers.

The ManageWP blog covers four main topics: development, tips & tricks, business, and ManageWP.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 16,927

04. WPBuffs

As well as being a blog, WPBuffs is a WordPress management service. 

It performs a range of WP maintenance tasks including: edits, performance enhancements, daily health maintenance, and weekly plugin, theme & core file updates.

The blog is divided into five categories: how-to, news, plugins, themes, and webinars.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 19,088

05. WPMU DEV Blog

WPMU (short for WordPress Multi-User) DEV is a team of WordPress experts who have created numerous well known WP plugins such as Smush, Smart Crawl, and Broken Link Checker.

WPMUDEV is also a membership site that gives members access to a range of services, including managed hosting, performance, security, SEO, Multisite plugins, and marketing tools. 

The WPMUDEV blog is divided into various categories including plugins, themes, reviews, and tutorials.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 19,538

06. WordPress Tavern

WordPress Tavern is a website focused on anything and everything to do with WordPress.

The site was launched by Jeff Chandler in Jan 2009. In June 2011 the site was purchased by none other than Matt Mullenweg, the creator of the WordPress platform.

WPTavern covers WP news and events, publishes plugin and theme reviews, and talks about key issues within the WordPress ecosystem.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 26,545

07. WPLift

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

Over the last 10 years, the blog has grown exponentially and now reaches hundreds of thousands of WordPress users every year. 

The site has a WP theme & WP plugin directory, a coupon codes section, and a section on recommended tools and hosting reviews.

Recent blog posts:

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Alexa Rank: 29,674

08. CodeinWP Blog

CodeinWP was founded in 2013 by website developer Ionut Neagu. The original idea behind the site was to show his clients how to do certain specific things in WordPress.

It grew from those humble beginnings and is now a large online publication with multiple people contributing first-class content.

The CodeinWP blog covers topics such as WP plugins, WP themes, WP tutorials, reviews of email marketing tools, chat software, webinar software, web hosting reviews, and much more.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 29,993

09. WP Mayor

Founded in 2010 by Jean Galea, WPMayor specializes in WordPress plugin, theme, and service reviews. The site also offers tutorials, and occasional news and opinion pieces.

Recent blog posts:

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Alexa Rank: 39,167

10. WPKube

WPKube was founded in 2010 by Dev Sharma. It’s an online WordPress resource focusing on WordPress tutorials, How-to's, guides, plugins, and WP news.

The site offers some of the most comprehensive WordPress beginner’s guides, covering everything from installing plugins and themes to creating and setting up pages for your website.

WPKube has over 500  WordPress tutorials, guides, product reviews, tips, and tricks.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 42,540

11. WPExplorer Blog

WPExplorer was founded by AJ Clarke in October 2010. 

During a college internship, he had the task of turning static HTML sites into dynamic WordPress sites. Back then there were very few guides showing you how to do it. He launched WPExplorer as a place to share the various guides and themes that he created.

Over time, the site developed into a directory, with links to free and premium WP themes and plugins. In 2017, the site moved towards a blog format, focusing on articles and guides written by WordPress experts.

WPExplorer also develops themes and plugins including the popular Total WordPress theme.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 45,241

12. WPBlog

WPblog is a WordPress resource website that publishes content covering WordPress themes, plugins, hosting, news, and e-commerce.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 48,712

13. WP Superstars

WP Superstars is a website dedicated to WordPress plugins, themes, and hosting.

The main categories on this site are Blogging, Hosting, WordPress Tutorials, Plugins, and Themes.

Recent blog posts:

wpsuperstars

Alexa Rank: 61,351

14. WPEka

WPEka is a blog about WordPress, SEO, Web Design, and Digital Marketing. The website publishes tutorials, reviews, interviews, and reviews of plugins and themes.

Recent blog posts:

Alexa Rank: 64,138

15. WPLeaders

WPLeaders was founded in 2012 and is now owned by Istiak Rayhan, who also owns (and founded) RoadToBlogging.com. WPLeaders covers WordPress topics such as themes, plugins, and web hosting.

Recent blog posts:

wpleaders

Alexa Rank: 67,375

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