14 WordPress Developers and Designers To Follow In 2014

by Saad Durrani  February 7, 2014

The best thing about open source software is that it is backed by a great community. The ever-active community of WordPress developers, designers, and bloggers is a magnificent example of this. From its nascent release in 2003 to its present-day form, the peer support for WordPress has been its lifeline.

So, today is #FollowFriday and we think it is a great idea to recommend some WordPress personalities that you should follow. (Don’t pester these guys for freebies, please.)

Moreover, this list is not a ranking and it is definitely not the final say. If you think that you (or someone you know) is worthy of being followed, leave your recommendations in the comments section below.

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MATT MEDEIROS

MATT MEDEIROSWell, it is tragic if you have not discovered Matt yet. Matt is awesome at keeping the whole community together with his podcast series, The Matt Report.

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JESSE POLLAK

JESSE POLLAKJesse contacted me in the middle of the night to introduce a great WordPress security plugin, Clef. I was readily impressed. He gives great guidance on WordPress security hardening.

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REBECCA COLLINS

REBECCA COLLINSTo be very honest, Rebecca has one of the hardest jobs in the WordPress community. She moderates one of the largest WordPress communities on LinkedIn (and we all know that on LinkedIn, everyone means business).

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BRENNEN BYRNE

BRENNEN BYRNENot many are as good as Brennen when it comes to the security of WordPress administration. WordCamps from all around love to have him over. He is currently the CEO of Clef.

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DAVID WELLS

DAVID WELLSDavid is famous in the inbound marketing circles. Mostly, his plugins help people in marketing their website.

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DEVIN PRICE

DEVIN PRICEDevin eats, breathes, and sleeps WordPress and his website is delightful resource for learning new things about this application.

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DUSTIN HARTZLER

DUSTIN HARTZLERNow, how can you not love a great fellow like Dustin? Through his website, he helps people build better WordPress websites.

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MARK JAQUITH

MARK JAQUITHWell, first things first, you pronounce his last name as JAKE-with. Now that’s cleared out, Mark is a man with a mission. He wants to “bring intuitive, low-cost web publishing to everyone who has anything to say.” Nice!

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JOHN HOUSHOLDER

JOHN HOUSHOLDERJohn is an incredible guy who runs the WordCamp in Nashville, USA. He has shared great things about WordPress development and design on his company’s blog.

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DAVID PEREDNIA

DAVID PEREDNIADavid is ever so helpful. He is very active across WordPress-related LinkedIn groups.

 

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PAUL GIBBS

PAUL GIBBSPaul has created a great plugin to gamify a WordPress website. He occasionally guides people with WordPress development.

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CORY MILLER

CORY MILLERCory is founder of iThemes, a WordPress themes and plugins website. He also co-authored a book called WordPress All-in-One for Dummies.

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AMBER WEINBERG

AMBER WEINBERGAmber has a solid experience of 15 years in coding. She shares little gems on her blog about WordPress every now and then.

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TOM McFARLIN

TOM McFARLINTom is just a lovable fellow. He is very approachable and gives great opinions on all things WordPress.

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Introducing Cloudways WordPress Helpers

At Cloudways, we love to help people in discovering solutions. As WordPress is fast becoming the ‘operating system’ of the World Wide Web, we have inducted two great individuals who can help you out in tackling WordPress worries.

AHSAN PARWEZ

AHSAN PARWEZAhsan loves WordPress as much as he loves digital marketing and social media. He has a habit of giving nice advices on WordPress issues.

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WASEEM A. SYED

WASEEM A. SYEDWaseem has a knack for exploration. Whenever he explores a WordPress trouble, he tries his best to solve it. (He is also a food explorer. So, you may find him at your nearest eatery someday!)

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About Saad Durrani

Saad is the Senior Editor at Cloudways – A Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. He is a technology enthusiast who loves to blog about emerging technologies and trends. When he is not blogging, he goes to the beach to find inspiration for his fictional stories.

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  • Bowo

    Hi Saad,

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve included the articles from the website of some of the people listed here at my WordPress Newsboard: http://wpnewsboard.com. Hope this comes handy for folks trying to get a better grasp of what’s happening in the WordPress ecosystem.

    Thanks!
    Bowo

    • Saad Durrani

      Thanks Bowo. I love reading WP Newsboard. 🙂

  • Dustin Hartzler

    Hey Saad!

    Thanks for including me on the list. It’s an honor to be mentioned with these other awesome WordPress folks!

    • Saad Durrani

      You deserve to be there, Dustin. I love reading your tutorials.