30 WordPress People to follow on Twitter
Are you looking to boost your WordPress knowledge or get the latest updates on themes, plugins, and more? Today, we list 30 WordPress people to follow on Twitter, an exhaustive guide to the most influential industry innovators, experts, and pioneers, as well as those brands no WordPress user should be without.
Floating action buttons are a great way to add features to your #WordPress site. They’re unobtrusive while still being noticeable enough to catch a visitor’s attention. Check out our review on a plugin that helps you do just that: https://t.co/zvMHkqMiPX
— WPLift (@wplift) July 11, 2020
Yes, that’s us. Our official WordPress Twitter account is the first place to get all of our latest WordPress news, reviews, and how-tos, keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments to our favorite CMS.
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— Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) May 20, 2020
The man who started it all. Matt Mullenweg is the original founding developer of WordPress whose annual ‘State of the Word’ address is always worth a listen for serious WP aficionados.
Follow Matt Mullenweg on Twitter
WordPress 5.5 Beta 1 https://t.co/zXmDTwRgv0
— WordPress (@WordPress) July 7, 2020
You can’t have a listen of the 30 most important WordPress people to follow on Twitter without including WordPress itself. @WordPress is the official Twitter account for the self-hosted version of the platform and is usually the first place to get all of the new updates and developments straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth.
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10 years ago I started a company, from home, with the support of my lovely wife, not knowing what it would turn into. Now, with 100+ employees and 11 million+ websites using our software, Marieke runs the show and we’re looking back a bit :-)https://t.co/0GSxiLUA97
— Joost de Valk (@jdevalk) May 14, 2020
Joost de Valk is the creator of the game-changing SEO plugin Yoast and continues to share informative tweets about SEO for WordPress. While you’re at it, you might want to follow the official @Yoast plugin account too.
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A great new plugin for lifestyle bloggers to display their IG feeds. https://t.co/Qa8WMoZzdW
— Brian Gardner (@bgardner) July 13, 2020
Even if you’re not familiar with the name Brian Gardner, you’ll soon recognize his work -or at least the influence his work has had on modern WordPress sites.
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— WooCommerce (@WooCommerce) May 19, 2020
Much as with Yoast, there can’t be many WordPress users out there who aren’t at least familiar with WooCommerce, even if they don’t actually use it themselves.
The WooCommerce Twitter account is a mixture of the latest news and developments along with handy hints and advice on how to make the most of this powerful plugin.
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Today marks 5 years working at Automattic 🤯
— Mike Jolley 🔥 (@mikejolley) July 1, 2020
Speaking of WooCommerce, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the tool’s original developers, Mike Jolley.
Centralized Coupon Management – available for testing https://t.co/WSPMV1disZ
— Develop WooCommerce (@DevelopWC) July 9, 2020
As the name implies, Develop WooCommerce shares the latest updates from the WoOCommerce development blog so that you’re never more than a tweet away from trying out new features and updates.
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Many of the best-selling WordPress themes on the market come from Elegant Themes, the same team that gave us the Divi page builder. Their Twitter account is a great place to find out about discounts, freebies, and other special offers.
Follow Elegant Themes on Twitter
Psst… kinda amazed & excited to see that today marks 6 years since my podcast over at @kitchensinkwp launched. #Community #Commitment #WordPress #Podcast https://t.co/jJOzDICTaY pic.twitter.com/sE7wcsiKJD
— Adam Silver (@heyadamsilver) March 2, 2020
A passionate WordPress user, Adam Silver hosts the entertaining and highly informative KitchenSink WP podcast.
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Catch up with this: 18 uses of keywords within blog posts https://t.co/vEl3NWL3mc
— Alice Elliott (@alice_elliott) July 14, 2020
Hugely influential as a WordPress blogger, Alice Elliot has won numerous awards for her insightful posts and WordPress training and remains a great person to follow for tips on marketing your site.
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If you want to build custom, dynamic WordPress sites, it’s important to understand how WordPress custom fields work. This article covers it all! ℹ️🖥️https://t.co/HWOBxic7m6
Boasting more than five million active installs, Elementor is the number one WordPress website builder on the market. Their Twitter account features relevant news, updates, webinars, and more.
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WordPress Local Development Without the Uploads Directory
Do local development without syncing the uploads directory. Includes code for Nginx, Apache, and Valet. https://t.co/TVz1oBYQvO
— Mark Jaquith (@markjaquith) May 6, 2020
A lead developer of WordPress, Mark Jaquith was instrumental in helping make WordPress the CMS powerhouse it is today.
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W3 Total Cache v0.14.2 Released!!!https://t.co/E7iRzEklwN
— W3 EDGE (@w3edge) June 19, 2020
— Brad Williams (@williamsba) July 7, 2020
A popular expert on, and passionate advocate for, WordPress, Brad Williams founded WebDevStudios, one of the most successful WordPress agencies in the US. He also writes -and podcasts- about all things WordPress.
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— LSW (@LisaSabinWilson) July 8, 2020
Along with starting WebDevStudios with Brad Williams, Lisa Sabin-Williams is also the brains behind that genius WordPress for Dummies many newcomers find so incredibly helpful.
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— Bill Erickson (@BillErickson) April 29, 2020
Few WordPress influencers boast a bigger online following than Bill Erickson. Beginning his career building WordPress sites for businesses, he today contributes to the development of WordPress as well as the Genesis theme framework.
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— Bridget Willard (@YouTooCanBeGuru) July 13, 2020
Bridget Willard is a marketing specialist who helps people learn to make a success of their WordPress websites and is a regular speaker at the annual WordCamp events.
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— WordPress Freelance (@wpfreelance) July 14, 2020
Love WordPress but don’t have the time or technical know-how to do everything yourself? WordPress Freelance is your one-stop-shop for theme design, plugins, programming, and more.
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— WordPress Discover (@WPDiscover) July 13, 2020
If you love WordPress as much as we do, you’ll love this carefully curated feed of stories and inspiration from the WP community.
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— WordPress Accessibility Team (@WPAccessibility) July 7, 2020
Accessibility matters more than ever. This is the group doing their part to make WordPress more accessible for all.
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— Themes Kingdom (@themeskingdom) February 27, 2020
— WPhired.com WordPress Jobs (@wphired) July 8, 2020
Looking for a job in WordPress design or development? WPHired is the place to look.
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Reminder to entrepreneurs / biz owners:
No one you hire can ever be as invested in the business as you. But everyone is fully invested in themselves.
Everyone has a version of their lives that they want to live. And if they can't live it out, eventually it impacts their work.
— adii (@adii) February 17, 2020
Adii Pienaar is an entrepreneur and one of the co-founders of WooThemes. His blog is packed full of insight and awesome advice for those on the entrepreneurial path.
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Looking for help/opinions … I want to get some wireless earbuds.
– Max volume
– Sound quality
– Noise isolation
Nice to have:
– XL battery life
– noise cancelling
– under $200
– Good microphone
Any that you like?
— Nathan Rice 💬 (@nathanrice) July 15, 2020
Github's new design makes me squint my eyes to actually see where the light grey lines are. Tiring.
— Ozh Richard (@ozh) June 27, 2020
Ozh Richard’s WordPress plugins have been downloaded over a million times, so you could say he was the best man for the job when it came to writing a book all about how to develop your own plugins.
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🎬 WordPress plugin tutorials https://t.co/CLTmtZaPzt
🎧 Podcast for South Coast MA entrepreneurs https://t.co/beuSxNEszw
— 1-888-CASTOS (@mattmedeiros) March 8, 2019
A must-follow for anyone passionate about WordPress, Matt Medeiros not only runs a popular WordPress design and development agency but also produces multiple WP-related podcasts and interviews many of the leading names associated with the CMS.
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Micro-optimize #CSS tip: instead of writing background-position: center center; you can omit the second center and just do:
Saves a few bytes.
— Jeff Starr (@perishable) July 2, 2020
If you’re into WordPress development then Jeff Starr is the man to follow. He writes, publishes, and talks about coding, WordPress security, and all things dev.
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Just one of those little things about CSS you need to know… when styling links, you put the pseudos in this order:
Otherwise, you might, say, override your hover style with your visited style.
— Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) July 3, 2020
Though Chris Coyier doesn’t focus exclusively on WordPress, he is one of the web’s leading experts on CSS, making his Twitter account an invaluable resource for WordPress developers.
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"One of the ways I’ve had to learn how to lead team and project synchronous meetings is to be sensitive to all types of personalities." @rosso shares 10 leadership lessons from a decade of working with and leading distributed teams: https://t.co/prsNp7uipw
— Automattic (@automattic) July 10, 2020
Last but by no means least, how could we leave out Automattic, the organization behind WordPress, WooCommerce, and Jetpack, as well as Tumblr and other popular online tools.
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Who Are Your WordPress Heroes?
Is there anyone you think we should have added to this list? Get in touch with us on Twitter @WPLift and let us know!