WordPress is one of the most popular CMS and blogging platform around, mainly because it is free and it is 100% customizable ( This blog is run on WordPress). Today, I will showcase 20 of the best WordPress Tutorial Blogs that have written many wonderful and insightful articles with various tips that either helped me optimize my blog for SEO, helped secure my wordpress installion from hackers, to finding the best WordPress themes , or even creating my own WordPress theme for my blog. As always, we have tried to collect the best resources for you readers, but there are too many high quality sources to list them all! Please note they are not in any particular order. Enjoy!
WPMU.org is one of the biggest WordPress education sites on the web. It uses multiple authors, all with WordPress expertise, to crowdsource information about the newest WordPress news, plugins, and themes. WPMU is also a bigger piece of WPMU Dev. Check out WPMU Dev for its premium WordPress themes and plugins, as well as additional WordPress support for their authors. Overall, WPMU is one one of the quickest growing WordPress communities to date, and you should add it as a “bonus” place for your WordPress information learning. If you’re a beginner, looking to WPMU Dev as another resource is recommended as well.
Wprecipes.com has a huge collection of wordpress tips and is updated frequently. It gives a lot of advice to help you customize and hack your existing theme to its full potential.
Themeshaper.com is a great resource for everything about WordPress Themes. They have a great collection of themes to download, and offer great advice on crating your own WordPress theme.
With the Tutsplus Network, they have a section dedicated to WordPress Tutorials. As always, Envato and the Tutplus.com network always offer innovative and unique tutorials that will make it easy to make your WordPress blog that much better.
Themeplayground also offers a great collection of articles that help you design your own WordPress themes, and also offer some wordpress themes.
Problogdesign is your destination for the best tips on writing the best articles for your blog, and optimizing your blog with SEO implementations. They have a whole category dedicated to WordPress articles.
Hongkiat offers a lot of WordPress tutorial articles, and showcases many amazing wordpress themes to download.
Lorelle.wordpress.com has an archives of thousands of insightful blogging tips on WordPress. Although not updated frequently, this is still great source of information on WordPress tutorials.
Wp-tutorials.org, as implied by the name is an rss aggregator on the latest wordpress tutorials and tips from various blogs.
Themelab is a great wordpress design blog, that offers its premium wordpress themes, and also has a tutorial section that will definitely be informational and helpful to readers.
This is WordPress’ official site, which offers wordpress tutorials in a video format, for those who like viewing than reading info.
Wpdesigner.com is a great resource for those who want to design their own WordPress theme. Here is an example of one of their most helpful posts for me when I wanted to experience designing my own WordPress theme.
iThemes.com offers a variety of interesting wordpress themes you might find of interest. They have a Tutorial Section I was really interested in here.
Webdesignwall.com is primarily a blog about webdesign, but they also have a useful area about WordPress.
Speckyboy is a design magazine that has a section dedicated to WordPress also. Some of the tutorials are very useful in finding a great wordpress theme.
Digwp is an active blog dedicated to wordpress, and created by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr really give some great tips on customizing your blog.
Bloggingpro is your site to find useful articles on blogging effectively, with tips to help communicate your message more effectively.
Instanshift is another huge and active blog that has a section with great articles on WordPress.
SmashingMagazine is one of my favorite place to find quality themes , and also checking out their Smashing Netowrk on the latest WordPress articles they have to offer.
Noupe shows us unique ways to take full advantage of the robust WordPress platform, with articles showing us how to fully utilize WordPress more as a CMS then a blogging platform.
WpEngineer is a developer’s resource with WordPress Tutorials that help Theme Develops and coders to implement more features into their themes. This is a whole blog dedicated to WordPress, not just a section, so you can be sure to find articles that will help you on everything for adding a metabox, to optimizing your coding.
That is it for today, and I hope you found that these WordPress tutorial blogs were helpful to you, by finding a new theme, finding a way to hack your own, or finally taking that extra step to develop your first WordPress plugin or Theme.