49+ WordPress Influencers You Should Follow Right Now

WordPress Influencers

Saif Hassan July 26, 2019

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WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS). One of the main reason of its huge popularity is its large community with users. Though the platform is simple and intuitive, but earning with it will require strong community connections, extensive research, insights, and resources. Among these users some are more experienced and have contributed a lot to the community. And you should follow them, isn’t it?

We would like to call them WordPress Influencers because of their achievements and affiliation within the WordPress community. Let’s take a look at the people you can follow on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube for News, Tips and Tutorial related to WordPress.

WordPress is the fastest growing CMS, with roughly 500+ new sites being built daily in the top 10 million websites on the web. It powers 14.7% of top 100 websites in the world. 17 posts are published every second on WordPress sites around the world. 37 million global Google searches for “WordPress” are made per month.

Currently, WordPress has more than 32% market share and showing no signs of stopping.

WordPress Usage Stats

Top WordPress Influencers

Without further discussion, let’s get started with the first influencer.

1. Matt Mullenweg

Matt” Mullenweg or Matthew Charles is an American online social media entrepreneur and web developer. He is well known for developing the free and open-source web software WordPress.

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg worked at CNET Networks from 2004 to 2006 and founded Automattic, the business behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, and more.

Follow him on Twitter Facebook YouTube channel LinkedIn. His website:ma.tt

2. Aaron D. Campbell

Aaron D. Campbell is an international speaker, open-source advocate, and outgoing introvert. He has a regular contributor for more than a decade and is the security team leader at WordPress. Currently, he is employed by GoDaddy as the head of the WordPress core and ecosystem.

Aaron D. Campbell

He has over eighteen(18) years of web development experience and worked with clients from small businesses to Google, Yahoo, Disney, and Harvard.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

His website: aarondcampbell.com

3. Tareq Hasan

Tareq Hasan is an entrepreneur and web application developer from Bangladesh. He is the co-founder of weDevs, a WordPress product company. He loves programming, PHP and WordPress. He is a diehard coder and tries to code as much as possible.

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Tareq Hasan – Founder, CTO – weDevs

Follow him on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn.

His personal blog is tareq.co

4. Jason Tucker

Jason Tucker is a WordPress website developer. He has over 10 years experience for podcasting and hosts seven WordPress podcasts.

Jason Tucker

He has experience in Apple Administration (Mac, Mac Server, iOS, JAMF), Network Monitoring, WiFi Deployment, Internal Customer Service, Web Development (WordPress, PHP), Video streaming & editing, Audio recording & editing, and Social Media.

He has also participated in the Orange County WordPress (OC WordPress, OCWP) meetup in Orange County where he provided live streaming solutions for folks.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn YouTube channel Facebook.

His official website:jasontrucker.blog

5. Ben Pines

Ben Pines is working with Elementor for many years. He has been overseeing Elementor’s marketing for a while. He’s now listed as “Head of Content & Evangelist” on the Elementor Team page.

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If you love Elementor and want to keep yourself updated – Ben is your guy. He’s a very friendly person in real life and helps people always.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

6. Chris Coyier

Chris Coyier is a real-world web designer. He is working with WordPress for many years. He has built CSS Tricks, a website all about building websites and it is going strong for 10 years. He is the co-founder of CodePen, a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.

Chris Coyier

Along with Dave Rupert, he’s the co-host of a podcast called ShopTalk, a show about building websites. He has also written two books: Practical SVG and Digging Into WordPress.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn YouTube channel Facebook.

His official website: chriscoyier.net

7. Chris Lema

Chris Lema is a public speaker and a blogger. He has worked with several companies to help them build better software products and run better software development teams. He has spent five years time to know the product landscape in the WordPress ecosystem. He runs CaboPress and is the VP of Product at Liquid Web.

Chris Lema

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn YouTube channel Facebook. His official website: chrislema.com

8. Joost De Valk

Joost de Valk is the founder and Chief Product Officer of Yoast. He has a long history in digital marketing, which he used to advise some other companies. He is a specialist in the field of SEO, WordPress and Web design & Development. He is also a public speaker and has spoken at many popular conferences like Search Engine StrategiesSearch Marketing ExpoSASConA4UExpo, and WordCamps.

Joost de Valk

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn YouTube channel Facebook. His personal blog:joost.blog

9. Mark Forrester

Mark Forrester is a South African online entrepreneur. He is the co-Founder of WooThemes, a global business that builds WordPress products for a community of more than 500,000 users.

Mark Forrester

He has also created some of the most popular themes and commerce plugins for WordPress including WooCommerce.

Follow him on Twitter Google+ Instagram Facebook.

His personal blog: markforrester.co.za

10. Adam Connell

Adam Connell is well known for his blogs Blogging Wizard and WP Superstars. He writes about digital marketing strategies, tactics, and tools.

Adam Connell

He has been featured on sites like CIO, Huffington Post, Forbes, SEJ, GoDaddy, and more.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

Personal website: adamconnell.me

11. Adam Preiser

Adam Preiser is a successful entrepreneur, an avid tech fan, online marketing guru. He is very well known for his YouTube channel. He is expert to create how-to videos related to digital marketing and WordPress. From his video, you will learn website development, marketing, video creation, and more.

Adam Preiser

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook YouTube channel.

His personal blog:adampreiser.com

12. Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi is a Pakistani entrepreneur and the co-founder of WPBeginner, ThemeLab, OptinMonster, and WPForms. In 2017, he launched IsItWP, a useful WordPress tool that tells you what themes and plugins a website is using. He has the largest WordPress SMTP plugin, WP Mail SMTP. Currently, more than 1 million websites use it. In 2018, he acquired a Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress and rebranded it to ExactMetrics. In the same year, he acquired SeedProd, the most popular coming soon & maintenance mode plugin for WordPress.

Syed Balkhi

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

His personal blog: syedbalkhi.com

13. Ivica Delic

Ivica Delić is from Croatia and an active volunteer in the WordPress community. He helped many since 2011.

Ivica Delic

He found out MotoPress plugin after he did research for page builders. He is the Co-Founder at Freelancerstools.com.

Follow him on Twitter Facebook.

Join his Facebook group

His personal blog: adamwwarner.com

14. Adii Pienaar

Adii Pienaar is the Co-founder of WooThemes which is one of the leading themes and plugins providers in the industry. Currently, he is working at  Conversio, which he founded in 2014.

Adii Pienaar

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

His personal blog: adii.me

15. Ahmad Awais

Adam Awais is an Edu-trainer & teacher at VSCode.pro. He is a core contributor at WordPress and a full-time web developer. He is a hard-working Developer who cares deeply about DX (Developer Experience) and has built hundreds of DevTools.

Ahmad Awais

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

His personal blog: ahmadawais.com

16. Jean Galea

Jean Galea is an entrepreneur and investor with a very strong sense of curiosity about many seemingly unrelated subjects. He has run a WordPress agency as well as blogged extensively about WP and created several plugins, the most well-known of which is WP RSS Aggregator.

Jean Galea

He is also the founder of WP Mayor. He has also co-hosted Mastermind.fm, a podcast about doing business in the WordPress space, amongst other topics.

Follow him on Twitter Google+ Instagram LinkedIn Facebook. Subscribe to his official YouTube channel.

His personal blog: jeangalea.com

17. Nile Flores

Nile Flores is a professional web designer and developer in Centralia, Illinois. She is also a graphic designer and a public speaker who exclusively designs and develops using WordPress.

Nile Flores

In the web design field, she is currently holding a degree in Professional Web Site Design. She also blogs at FamousBloggers.netGoDaddy’s Blog.

Follow her on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

Her very personal sites are Pixelled Nail Polish Happy.

18. Akshat Choudhary

Akshat Choudhary is the CEO of BlogVault, MalCare, & MigrateGuru. He has been working in WordPress security (and generic IT security) for a number of years.

Akshat Choudhary

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

Subscribe to his YouTube Channel.

19. Brian Krogsgard

Brian Krogsgard is an entrepreneur, writer, and curious learner based in Birmingham, Alabama. He’s the editor of Post Status, a news and information website for WordPress professionals. It’s a membership website where he served ~850 members. There he delivers WordPress related news, commentary, and insights via a newsletter.

Brian Krogsgard

He also runs Ledger Status, a website with educational content and analysis about the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. It includes a course for people interested in learning techniques and fundamentals-based trading techniques.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

His personal blog: krogsgard.com

20. Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen is founder and CTO at WP Engine where he develops and refines the company’s technology and product road map. He has over 20 years of experience in business and software development. Jason is a serial entrepreneur, having built four technology startups to over $1 million in annual revenue.

Jason Cohen

He is a founding member and mentor at Capital Factory and was a founder of Smart Bear and IT WatchDogs. Jason received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Central Texas Award for Technology.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn. His personal blog:blog.asmartbear.com

21. Dan Norris

Dan Norris is a serial entrepreneur, 4X best-selling author and international speaker. In 2013, he launched a WordPress support service called WP Curve, providing ongoing small fixes for a monthly fee. He sold the business to GoDaddy in 2016.

He is not currently offering any services via his personal brand anymore or speaking at events, however.

Dan Norris

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook. His personal blog: dannorris.me

22. Andrew Nacin

Andrew Nacin is the lead developer of the WordPress web publishing platform. He’s currently working at the U.S. Digital Service at the White House. It’s a team dedicated to tackling some of the government’s most pressing problems, ones that directly affect millions of people’s lives.

Andrew Nacin

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

His personal blog:nacin.com

23. Andrew Wikel

Andrew Wikel worked with WordPress for about 9 years, with roles ranging from dabbling for fun to working full-time with WooCommerce now. He co-organizes the Rockford WordPress meetup and has been involved with WordCamps since WordCamp Chicago 2012.

Andrew Wikel

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook. Subscribe to his YouTube channel

24. Mark Jaquith

Mark Jaquith is a Lead Developer on the WordPress web publishing platform. He works as a WordPress and web publishing consultant to help bring low-cost web publishing to everyone from individuals to startups to established media companies.

Mark Jaquith

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook. His personal blog: markjaquith.com

25. Brad Schiff

Brad Schiff is a front-end developer, designer, and educator. He has been building user interfaces for over a decade. He has done work for Fortune 100 companies, national political campaigns, international technology leaders, and countless small businesses.

Brad Schiff

He has worked with the WordPress experts at Slice n Press as their lead front-end developer to create websites for some of the world’s top brands.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook. Subscribe to his YouTube channel.

His personal blog: schiffwebdesign.com

26. Brian Gardner

Brian Garden is a creative entrepreneur, minimalist designer and founder of Authentik. He was the first person who started selling premium themes. His passion is building the Authentik community stronger than ever. 

Brian Gardner

Follow him on Twitter Instagram Facebook. His personal blog: briangardner.com

27. Brent Shepherd

Brent Shepherd is the founder of Prospress, the company behind AutomateWooRobot NinjaSmall Woorld, and Subscriptions. He’s the key developer responsible for the bad early parts of WooCommerce Subscriptions. He’s been contributing to WooCommerce core since December 2011 and has spoken about WooCommerce on 3 different continents, and co-organised the WooCommerce San Francisco meetup for 5 years before returning to his home country of Australia.

Brent Shepherd

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn. His personal blog: find.brentshepherd.com

28. Bob Dunn

Bob Dunn is a blogger and Podcaster at Bobwp. He is a WordPress teacher and content guy who specializes in WordPress, eCommerce, and monetization. In the past, he’s offered design and coaching services, but these days he’s working all about the content, including two podcasts: BobWP eCommerce Show and Do the Woo.

Bob Dunn

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook, YouTube. His personal blog: bobwp.com.

29. Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson is an entrepreneur and the Chief Marketing Officer at Kinsta. He is a blogger/author obsessed with SEO and webperf. He is also the Co-founder at forgemedia.

Brian Jackson

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook. His personal blog: brianjackson.io

30. Brian Messenlehner

Brian Messenlehner is the co-founder of WebDevStudios.com, a WordPress only development shop. Since he comes from a background of building complex web applications, he has always looked at utilizing WordPress for more than a blogging system. Brian and his team at WDS have built several nontraditional websites utilizing WordPress as an application framework.

Brian Messenlehner

Some recently deployed projects include an internal employee training system for Starbucks and an iPad/WordPress hybrid app for all of the YMCAs in NYC that logs member activity and awards badges. WebDevStudios is currently working on a project for the Dallas Museum of Art that will have an iPad kiosk at each exhibit to allow visitors to interact with each exhibit and receive badges based on their activity, all built with WordPress!

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

31. Bridget Willard

Bridget Willard is a marketing consultant. She started her marketing career in construction, then worked in franchise development, nonprofits, and tech. She is especially well known for her brand building for Riggins Construction, GiveWP, and the Make WordPress Marketing Team.

Bridget Willard

Bridget Williard co-hosts WPblab with Jason Tucker — a podcast and live YouTube show on the WPwatercooler network. She is the marketing Consultant at You, Too, Can Be A Guru.

Follow her on Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Facebook. YouTube

Her personal blog: bridgetwillard.com

32. Brin Wilson

Brin Wilson is the website developer/software consultant and general WordPress advocate/fanatic and Founder of WinningWP. Here he shares tips, tricks, reviews, and resources to help people best use WordPress to their advantage.

Brin Wilson

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

His personal blog: brinwilson.com

33. Bryce Adams

Bryce Adams is a Support Ninja at WooThemes, a leading WordPress theme and plugin provider. He has developed several good plugins like Captain Team and Recipe Hero. He is working on a new WordPress-powered app, Tied.io. It helps teamwork better together.

Bryce Adams

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

Subscribe to his YouTube Channel

34. Carl Hancock

Carl Hancock is the founder of Gravity forms, the premier form plugin for WordPress. It is used by millions of WordPress sites. He is the co-Founder of Rocketgenius. He is also a photographer, diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan, and amateur astronaut.

Carl Hancock

Follow him on Twitter Instagram Facebook LinkedIn. His personal blog: carlhancock.com

35. Charlie Livingston

Charlie Livingston is the founder of aThemes, is the new owner of Pro Plugin Directory. Pro Plugin Directory is one of the few resources devoted to listing commercial WordPress plugins so it’s great to see the directory will live on with someone willing to spend the time and effort needed to maintain the WordPress site.

Charlie Livingston

Follow him on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn.

36. Christie Chirinos

Christie Chirinos is the co-owner and general manager of Caldera Forms and VP of Technology of Do Big Things. Caldera Forms is a pretty popular drag and drop form builder for WordPress. She has worked in tech roles at various nonprofit organizations in New York City.

Christie Chirinos

Follow her on Twitter LinkedIn. Her personal site is christiechirinos.com

37. Colin Newcomer

Colin Newcomer is a freelance writer with a background in SEO and affiliate marketing. He helps clients grow their web visibility by writing primarily about digital marketing and WordPress. You can hire him to write for growing your website by writing primarily about digital marketing, WordPress, and B2B topics.

Colin Newcomer

Follow him on Twitter Instagram LinkedIn. His personal blog:cnewcomer.com

38. Cory Miller

Cory Miller is a passionate entrepreneur. In 2008, he started iThemes, a pioneer web design software, and training for tens of thousands of customers around the globe. In addition to being a regular leadership speaker, trainer, and writer, he is the co-author of WordPress All-in-One for Dummies.

Cory Miller

He has also served as an EO moderator for 3 peer-to-peer “forum” groups and started and seeded two forum groups during his membership.

Follow him on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn. His personal blog:corymiller.com. Subscribe to his official YouTube channel

39. Darrel Wilson

Darrel Wilson is very well known for his high-quality videos on YouTube, that help people with everything related to WordPress and many of the popular plugins. He is a WordPress designer and digital marketer.

Darrel Wilson

Follow him on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube

His personal blog: darrelwilson.com.

40. Deborah Edwards-Onoro

Deborah Edwards-Onoro is the founder of Lireo Designs, a Canton, Michigan based web design and development company. She is a front-end web developer and user experience professional who uses WordPress to build engaging websites that are usable and accessible.

Deborah Edwards-Onoro

Follow her on Twitter Instagram Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Her personal site is lireo.com.

41. Greg Narayan

To make web design knowledge more easily accessible around the world, Greg Narayan is working on a WordPress India Website and blog project. His parent program WP for India that provides two ways to create a website in India using the Divi theme and the Elementor theme. He believes that this can help more people enjoy WordPress blogging like blog professionals around the world do.

He is the owner of Dear Blogger.

Greg Narayan

Follow him on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube channel

His personal blog is gregnarayan.com.

42. Haris Zulfiqar

Haris Zulfiqar is the co-founder of WordPress theme selling company called Avada. It is the most sold WordPress theme on the largest WordPress themes market called ThemeForest. He is now working as a freelancer and developing his own plugin.

He is also the former founder of ThemeFusion.

Haris Zulfiqar

Follow him on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn. His personal blog is hariszulfiqar.com. Subscribe to his official YouTube channel

43. Harsh Agrawal

Harsh Agrawal is the founder of ShoutMeLoud. By education he is a Engineer but by profession he is a blogger. At this moment he has the following blogs and portals in his network:

ShoutMeLoud, WPhostingDiscountShoutMeTechWPSutraCoinSutra. Among these only the first 4 are very active at this moment.

Harsh Agrawal

Follow him on Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn. His personal blog is denharsh.com. Subscribe to his official YouTube channel

44. Hogan Chua

Hogan Chua is an avid YouTube tutorial creator, with his most popular video at over a million views. He teaches individuals all over the world, how to make websites/blog/eCommerce stores without using code, html or any of that complicated stuff.

His courses are for everyday people who are not particularly looking to learn web design, code, html and css and to build a professional career out of it.

Hogan Chua

Follow him on Facebook Instagram. His personal blog is hoganchua.com. Subscribe to his official YouTube channel

45. Hristo Pandjarov

Hristo Pandjarov have been working at SiteGround as a WordPress expert for ten years. He speaks a lot of WordCamps and other IT conferences around the world. Site performance, hosting and the web in general are his topics.

Hristo Pandjarov

Follow him on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn. His personal blog is pandjarov.com

46. Pavel Ciorici

Pavel Ciorici is the founder of WPZOOM which is one of the first provider of Premium WordPress Themes. His Themes focus on business, video, magazine, and blogs and are currently used by over 50,000 companies around the globe.

Pavel Ciorici

Follow him on Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn. His personal blog is ciorici.com

47. Phil Derksen

Phil Derksen has been working and building on the web since 1995. He is the founder of WP Simple Pay, a plugin that offers Stripe payments and subscriptions for WordPress. He is also founder at Moonstone Media and a co-host of the Hooked on Products podcast.

Phil Derksen

Follow him on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn. His personal blog is philderksen.com

48. Rachel Cherry

Rachel Cherry is a freelance software engineer and consultant with over ten years experience in back and front-end web development and digital design.

Previously, she was a Senior Software Engineer for Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and helped build a variety of Disney websites on various platforms, including shopdisney.com.

She is the Director of WPCampus, a community and conferences focused on using WordPress in the world of higher education.

She is the founder of WebTide and Tuscaloosa Web Professionals (now known as Spark Tuscaloosa) as well as an organizer of HighEdWeb Alabama and TEDxTuscaloosa.

She is also a frequent speaker at various WordPress, higher ed, and technology-related events.

Rachel Cherry

Follow her on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn.

Her personal site is bamadesigner.com

49. Rian Rietveld

Rian Rietveld, an accessibility specialist and work for the digital agency Level Level. She has been working as a WordPress developer and accessibility consultant since 2000.

Rian Rietveld was recognized by Knowbility.org for her accessibility contributions to WordPress core. She took first place in the Individual Achievement category of the Heroes of Accessibility Awards.

Rian Rietveld

Follow her on Twitter LinkedIn.

Her personal site is rianrietveld.com

50. Sarah Gooding

Sarah Gooding is a partner at Untame, a boutique digital marketing firm specializing in open source content management systems and social networking architecture. She enjoys staying on top of the latest WordPress and BuddyPress news.

She is a journalist working at WP Tavern. She is also the editorial ninja at Audrey Capital.

Sarah Gooding

Follow her on Twitter Facebook.

Her personal site is wptavern.com

51. Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a WordPress Developer. Since twelve years he has been building custom WordPress websites for businesses and individuals. He is specialized in easy-to-use back-end experiences. He often works with attorneys, publishers, and nonprofits.

Bill Erickson

He has 23 free plugins on WordPress.org, which have been downloaded more than 1,334,581 times. He has also written many tutorials and code snippets to help others learn WordPress.

Follow him on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook. His official website: billerickson.net

Top WordPress Influencers: Final Words

There are hundreds of trusted twitter accounts that are related to WordPress but if you don’t want to miss any updates or new developments be sure to optimize your twitter feed by following these top WordPress influencers accounts.

Did we miss any of your favorite Twitter accounts for WordPress influencer? Put your comment below, we’d love to hear from you!

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Saif Hassan

Product Manager by passion & profession. Lead Product Manager at weDevs, former PM @ Poptin. Passionate about writing & tech. He's an advocate of Human-Centered Design and believes that websites and the tools used to build them should be well crafted, intuitive, and accessible. Cyclist. Reader. A WordPress ninja 🥷, HCI expert & a design thinker 💡

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