One of the beautiful things about being a part of the WordPress community is the wealth of available knowledge, the willingness to divulge this information and the readiness of everyone trying to help one another.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without having learnt all I know from the community, and I’m forever grateful for that. I, in turn, run this site to try and help divulge my own knowledge to those who might need it.
I’m always learning though, and I do this by reading articles on the current state of affairs regarding WordPress, as well as knowing where to look when I’m trying to achieve something with WordPress that I don’t yet know how to do it.
So I thought I’d share some of my resources with you and I hope that you in turn will share with me your favourite resources so that I can widen my learning from even more sources.
First of all, there’s Twitter. Twitter is incredible for immersing yourself within a niche and learning on-the-go, day-in and day-out. Interact with people, ask questions and help those in need. I have a Twitter list of WordPress people if you’re looking for new people to follow. Again, I’d love to hear who you follow too.
The beauty of Twitter is that people are posting articles from within their own networks all the time, so you’re already reading from an expanded network and it’s easy enough to start following other sites if you find their content interesting.
A few specific people on Twitter that I would like to mention are:
- @paul_wp – A WordPress developer with a wide reading list – great for finding new content.
- @pippinsplugins – The infamous plugin developer is a great source for plugin developer information
- @tommcfarlin – Tom puts out some developer information, as well as information about the WordPress ecosystem and his thoughts on WordPress – well-written and always a good read.
- @krogsgard – A level-headed WordPress developer that’s always seeking more information and sharing what he thinks will be of interest to everyone. Also started @post_status which is also worth following.
- @wpexplorer – The very popular WPExplorer blog has great information on tutorials, themes and plugins.
Since the death of Google Reader, I’m now on Feedly, which I prefer over Google Reader as it happens, but it’s where I go maybe once a day to catch up on all the other stuff going on.
This includes getting the latest articles from some of the bigger WordPress sites such as:
When I have the luxury of free time, I go further and actively seek out new content, maybe by looking for interesting comments on articles that I’ve already read and going to the commenter’s own site, or merely doing Google searches for articles like this, where people share their information sources.
Where do you get your news from? I’m always looking to diversify my network and read from a wider variety of sources, so I want to know where you like to get your information from that hasn’t been mentioned here. Fire away!