Want to keep up with the WordPress industry?
Things are changing faster than ever. With Gutenberg and another major WordCamp US on the way, there’s a lot to keep up with.
The good news is that there are lots of great news sources dedicated to covering the WordPress industry.
With just a couple minutes a day, you can easily stay on top of all the latest happenings in the world of WordPress. These are the sites and resources that I consider most essential to follow.
If you’re a serious member of the WordPress community, you have to check out Post Status and consider signing up as a member.
Post Status is a WP news site run by Brian Krogsgard, a talented WP developer in his own right. What makes this site unique is that Brian spends his time every day keeping up with the industry and then carefully curates the most important news for you.
You get a weekly email with an overview of what’s happened the last 7 days with links to all the sources if you want to read further.
ManageWP.org is a socially curated news site. That means members submit and upvote links similar to other social sites like Reddit.
This is a great site to visit if you want to cast a wide net and find out about everything going on in the world of WordPress. Since many members own businesses in the WP space, there are a lot of tutorials and articles about running a business as well as some on programming and web development.
WP Tavern focuses entirely on news and events in the WordPress space. They don’t include any tutorials or promotional pieces, but there are plenty of editorials which can be challenging and thought-provoking. Especially since they frequently invite guest authors to provide these perspectives.
If you’re looking to keep up with WordPress and also get some unique opinions on the industry, make WP Tavern one of your regular sites to check.
No time to scan these sites daily? No worries, just subscribe to WPMail.me and you’ll get industry-wide coverage once a week. While it won’t give you up-to-the-minute coverage, you likely won’t miss an important story just sticking to the WP newsletter.
As a long-standing staple of the WordPress niche, you can expect a professional and reliable email from them every week.
Torquemag.io is an online magazine about WordPress started by the founders of WP Engine. They tend to emphasize tutorials more so than news, but if there is any major event taking place in the industry, you’re sure to find a detailed post about it there.
Whether you’re a WordPress business owner or simply a fan of the CMS, there are plenty of reasons to keep up with the latest news in the industry.
With updates like Gutenberg on the way, this is an especially important and fast-paced era in WordPress’ timeline. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, I hope the news sources listed above will help you stay on top of things so you can get some peace of mind and run your site or business confidently.