49+ WordPress Influencers You Should Follow Right Now
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.
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 worked at CNET Networks from 2004 to 2006 and founded Automattic, the business behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, and more.
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.
He has over eighteen(18) years of web development experience and worked with clients from small businesses to Google, Yahoo, Disney, and Harvard.
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.
4. Jason Tucker
Jason Tucker is a WordPress website developer. He has over 10 years experience for podcasting and hosts seven WordPress podcasts.
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.
His official website:jasontrucker.blog
5. Ben Pines
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.
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.
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.
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 Strategies, Search Marketing Expo, SASCon, A4UExpo, and WordCamps.
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.
He has also created some of the most popular themes and commerce plugins for WordPress including WooCommerce.
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.
He has been featured on sites like CIO, Huffington Post, Forbes, SEJ, GoDaddy, and more.
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.
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.
13. Ivica Delic
Ivica Delić is from Croatia and an active volunteer in the WordPress community. He helped many since 2011.
He found out MotoPress plugin after he did research for page builders. He is the Co-Founder at Freelancerstools.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27. Brent Shepherd
Brent Shepherd is the founder of Prospress, the company behind AutomateWoo, Robot Ninja, Small 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She is also a frequent speaker at various WordPress, higher ed, and technology-related events.
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.
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.
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.
Top WordPress Influencers: Final Words
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Saif HassanLead Product Manager
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 💡