WordPress achieved the accolade of running a quarter of the web and owning more than 50% of the content management system industry last year. As a provider of Managed WordPress Hosting, we believe that it’s an inspiring story that WordPress, which started out as a blogging platform, has now turned itself into a monetizable digital ecosystem. WordPress now supports many innovative and profitable businesses.
Despite the millions of people using WordPress on a daily basis for their businesses, WordPress also has an amazing, dedicated, and passionate community that is responsible for its success.
Today, I am going to share with you some outstanding WordPress influencers from Australia that are working towards improving the WordPress community and contributing to WordPress with their incredible products and services.
Take a look at the 12 most influential WordPress persons that you should start following now to learn everything about WordPress. By the way, the positions in this list are randomized. They do not represent any type of ranking.
Ramsay hails from South Australia. He is the brains behind Blog Tyrant, a couch-based business that provides help on how you can start your blog and master your blogging niche. Ramsay shares some great insights about mastering the skill of blogging and making a living out of it.
2. Dan Petrovic
Dan Petrovic is the Managing Director of DEJAN, a well-known Australian brand in the field of search engine optimization. Dan Petrovic is an author, an innovator, and a big name in the search industry. Dan has also been an active speaker at WordCamp events where he talks about optimizing WordPress websites.
3. Penny Butler
Penny Butler is an entrepreneur and internet marketer. She loves blogging about anything and everything. But, she loves WordPress more than anything. Penny also teaches about how users can improve their marketing with WordPress, social media websites, and SEO at WebWooky.
Herrin is a sound engineer and music producer who wanted to set up his record label. In this regard, he set out to learn CSS, PHP, and WordPress. He found it useful, clean and easy to use, so decided to make WordPress a part of his online life. Herrin now runs WP Tribe and teaches about WordPress through his website.
5. Sue Waters
Sue Waters is the editor for The Edublogger, the Support Manager for Edublogs and CampusPress and a blogger at Sue Waters Blog. She is passionate about the use of technology for elearning and teaches the same through her courses.
6. Adham Dannaway
Adham is a UI/UX Designer and Front End Developer from Sydney, Australia. Adham usually tweets about design news, tips, resources, and tools. You can learn a lot about WordPress design from Adham and also have a look at how he turns complex problems into simple, beautiful and intuitive interface designs.
7. Nik Cree
Nik Cree is the Manager at Positive Business Online. He along with his team helps small to medium businesses to unlock the real potential of the world wide web. He recently spoke at WordCamp Sydney 2016. Follow him for a constant dose of content, SEO and website optimization.
8. Michael Wong
Michael Wong is a user driven and data-informed designer and front-end developer, known by the name of Mizko. Besides UI and UX, Michael works on Conversion Rate Optimization, iOS, and Android Design. Michael Wong is also credited as the maker of the simples visual bookmarking tool, bukketapp.
9. Frederique Bros
Frederique Bros is the founder and publisher of Women Love Tech, a well-established lifestyle technology digital magazine. She has over 10+ years of experience in multimedia, web, and graphic design. She is also a social media strategist and a web designer that works with small businesses and companies to optimize their online presence. She is a French woman that is currently living in Sydney and working towards empowering women in technology.
10. Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the guy behind ProBlogger. He is a 41-year-old Australian who is currently residing in Melbourne. Darren is working as a full-time blogger and making a living from the medium since 2004. Darren is also the founder of Digital Photography School and is an ambassador for World Vision Australia.
11. Chris Burgess
Chris Burgess is a web technology consultant from Melbourne, Australia. He is the co-founder of the digital agency Clickify and the WordPress Editor at SitePoint. Chris is the organizer of Melbourne WordPress User Meetups and the Melbourne SEO Meetups but is also available at a lot of other tech events.
12. Helen Denley & Warren Denley
Warren and Helena live in Melbourne, Australia and work with solo entrepreneurs all around the world to help them with their online strategy. Together, they run the WP Website Coach, which provides Website Strategy/Coaching, WordPress training, Website Care, and emergency website fixes. The primary mission of WP Website Coach is to empower solopreneurs with essential WordPress skills to transform their simple blog into a thriving online business.
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Certainly, this is not a definitive list. Perhaps, you might know someone great who should be on this list. Tell us all about that person in the comments section below. Hooroo!
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