The very vibrant community behind WordPress is perhaps its greatest strength. This community comprises of developers, marketers, and enthusiasts who, regardless of their skill set and competence, work together toward the betterment of the WordPress Platform.
Influencers are the pillars of this charming community. These mentors guide developers about the development of the WordPress Platform, and they are the reason for keeping the spirit of the platform alive. Young professionals who are looking to start into WordPress should follow these influencers for inspiration.
Top 20 WordPress Influencers from UK
Here is my list of top 20 UK WordPress influencers whom every WordPress enthusiasts should follow.
- Mike Little
- Gary Jones
- Ben Gillbanks
- Elizabeth Jamieson
- Scott Finlayson
- Suraj Sodha
- Brin Wilson
- Mike Jolley
- Tammie Lister
- Peter Westwood
- Oliver Dale
- Siobhan McKeown
- Pete Mall
- Brent Shepherd
- Matt Edwards
- Lee Jackson
- Stefania Mattana
- Dipak Gajjar
- Alice Elliott
- Tom Willmot
The most influential person always stays at the top. Mike Little is one of the co founders of WordPress and obviously a WordPress geek. He is the founder and director of zed1.com and has achieved multiple milestones in his professional career. He works as a strategic technology advisor and is also a member of advisory council at MadLab. Other than WordPress, Mike is interested in everything related to web development.
Gary is a WordPress engineer at Gamajo. He is a code consultant and is a key contributor to the Genesis framework. Gary has made numerous WordPress plugins and themes for his clients that include Siteground, Yoast, Rolls Royce etc. He is an industry veteran with about 10 years of experience in the industry. He is well versed in WordPress, CSS and related web development technologies.
Ben is the owner of Pro Theme Design, a premium WordPress themes website. Ben is a WordPress geek and developer. He previously worked as the director of web development at Miniclips. Ben has been in the industry for over ten years and has varied interests that include WordPress (obviously!), video games, UI/UX and web development.
Elizabeth is a WordPress geek who specializes in WordPress development. She currently works at The Genesis Club as a director. Elizabeth has been in the industry for over 15 years and has worked in varied disciplines including web development, SEO, web design,online advertising etc. She also conducts workshops and training sessions on WordPress. This lady has cross cultural corporate experience as she worked in countries such as Italy, Holland, Belgium, France, Ireland etc.
Scott is a freelance web developer and a graphic designer, with a reputation of high quality WordPress work. Scott started out in 2000 and has now racked up a very impressive resume. This man surely knows how to build a beautiful and very optimized WordPress website. His other interests include Photoshop, creative direction, logo design etc.
Suraj is an entrepreneur and founder of WPmaintain, a premium WordPress management and maintenance service in UK. He previously worked as an internet marketer and was the cofounder of Rapid Leverage Marketing. Other than WordPress, Suraj is most interested in online marketing, blogging, public speaking etc.
Brin is the founder of WinningWP, a website for WordPress geeks that offers tips, tricks and tweaks about WordPress. He is a WordPress fanatic and has been associated with WordPress for a very long time. He also writes on WinningWP and is a very vocal advocate of WordPress. Brin is also a website and software consultant.
Mike is a lead developer for WooCommerce at Automattic. He has a keen interest in WordPress plugin development and has an extensive experience of over 5 years. He developed a well known WordPress plugin, WP Job Manager. Other than WordPress, Mike’s interests lie in XHTML, PHP, jQuery etc.
Tammie is a UX designer at Automattic, the founding company of WordPress. She has been involved in theme design and development for over 15 years. Previously, she has worked as a theme designer for Incsub. Tammie has a strong online following and apart from WordPress, her interests include web development, BuddyPress, frontend development etc.
Oliver is the founder of Kooc Media, a web company that specializes in building online communities, web apps and WordPress themes and plugins. His company operates sites like Themefurnace.com, AlienWP.com etc. Oliver is a web designer himself and is highly skilled in WordPress development. Other than WordPress, Oliver’s interests include user experience, WooCommerce, interaction design etc.
Siobhan is a renowned writer who has covered WordPress extensively in her work. She owns Words for WP, the only copywriting company in the world that writes dedicatedly for WordPress. In particular, she is well versed in creating technical documentation for WordPress service providers. She also works as a WordPress consultant. Siobhan’s articles are featured on popular blogs like WPMU.org.
Pete is an entrepreneur and currently works at Range as CEO. He has worked as a WordPress consultant,and is a core contributor to WordPress. A web app developer himself, Pete has worked with multiple fortune 100 companies. He has a strong online presence and has built up quite a WordPress related following on variou social media.
Brent is the founder of Prospress Inc, the company behind the popular WooCommerce extension, WooCommerce Subscription. According to him, he was born to code and judging from his work, he is absolutely right! Other than being a WordPress fanatic, Brent also likes to work on Agile Methodologies, Information Architecture, User Interface Design etc.
Matt is a senior WordPress developer, who currently works at Experian as a creative director. His vast experience of over 10 years include digital marketing strategy, WordPress development, internal communication etc. He previously worked as the Head of Studio at Unibet. Other than WordPress, Matt’s interests include online gaming, photography, poker etc.
Lee currently works as a lead WordPress developer. A WordPress fanatic by choice, Lee has an extensive experience of over 20 years in delivering WordPress powered online solutions. He owns a WordPress development company and is a greatly sought-after WordPress consultant. Lee takes part in WordPress Podcast for designers. In addition to WordPress, his interests include web development, online advertising, digital marketing etc.
Stefania is a jack of all trades. She works as a happiness engineer at Automattic. She is a WordPress evangelist and has worked at different WordPress related positions throughout her career. She is an author, blogger, SEO executive all rolled in one happy package. Other than WordPress, Stefania’s interests include email marketing, Google Analytics, content strategy etc.
Alice is the owner of the award winning blog, Fairy Blog Mother. She mentors budding bloggers through trainings on blogging using WordPress. Alice also designs WordPress blogs and websites and is an immensely popular and influential personality on social media. Other than WordPress, Alice’s interests are web design, content strategy, market communications etc.
Tom is an entrepreneur and is the co founder of Human made, a WordPress agency. He currently works as the CEO of his agency and is the chairman of the board at Happytables. He previously served as an advisor at Rufflr Limited. Tom is a WordPress geek and his interests include web applications, agile methodologies, user experience etc.
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