The WPMU 100 – The Top WordPress Related Blogs On The Internet

The WPMU 100

Note: a much-improved third edition of this resource is now available — you can find it here.

Announced just a few short days ago, the WPMU 100 is intended to showcase the top WordPress related blogs. And now it is time to unveil the inaugural list. But before you delve in, consider the following key points.

The WPMU 100 is not intended to represent the views or opinions of WPMU.org. The ranking algorithm is based upon publicly available data – the list is completely objective.

The rankings are bound to kick up plenty of debate, which we welcome. If the WPMU 100 proves to be popular, there will be updated lists in the future. Depending on the type of feedback we get, the ranking algorithm may be adjusted accordingly.

Finally, there is a chance that you will feel a worthy site hasn’t been included. This may simply be because the blog just didn’t rank (hundreds were considered), but there is always the possibility of a blog falling through the cracks. The best way to avoid this is to submit it for recommendation when the next list is produced.

That’s enough chit chat – here’s the list!

The WPMU 100

  1. WordPress.org News
  2. WordPress Planet
  3. WP Beginner
  4. WordPress.com Blog
  5. Weblog Tools Collection
  6. Blog Oh Blog
  7. bavotasan.com
  8. Lorelle on WordPress
  9. Justin Tadlock
  10. ThemeShaper
  11. WP Designer
  12. WordPress.tv
  13. WP Tuts
  14. WP Tavern
  15. Digging Into WordPress
  16. WP Explorer
  17. Cats Who Code
  18. DynamicWP
  19. WP Candy
  20. Tech Crunch (WordPress)
  21. Smashing Magazine (WordPress)
  22. WP Recipes
  23. Six Revisions (WordPress)
  24. WordPress Development Updates
  25. WP Zoom Blog
  26. Specky Boy (WordPress)
  27. Noupe (WordPress)
  28. Yoast (WordPress)
  29. Cozmos Labs
  30. ManageWP Blog
  31. Blog Perfume
  32. Solostream
  33. Blogging Pro
  34. WP Hacks
  35. WP Lift
  36. Pingable
  37. WP Shout
  38. Alltop (WordPress)
  39. WP Engine
  40. WordPress.com VIP
  41. WordPress Theme Shock Blog
  42. PixoPoint
  43. WP Theming
  44. After the Deadline
  45. WordPress Arena
  46. WP Mods
  47. Blondish
  48. WP Web Host Blog
  49. Pro Blog Design
  50. Web Development Blog
  51. WP Vibe
  52. Austin Passy
  53. The WordPress Podcast
  54. WP Pro Business
  55. Tricks Daddy (WordPress)
  56. Themergency
  57. WPSnipp
  58. Deluxe Blog Tips
  59. Do It With WordPress
  60. Web Design (WordPress)
  61. WPLover
  62. OptiNiche
  63. All4WordPress
  64. WordPress Jedi
  65. Wpazo
  66. WP Blogger
  67. WP Security Lock
  68. WP Snippets
  69. page.ly Blog
  70. WP Dude
  71. WP Mayor
  72. Zippy Kid
  73. Noel Tock
  74. WP Canyon
  75. WP Canada
  76. WP Apprentice
  77. WP Modder
  78. Latest WP
  79. WP Kube
  80. BobWP.com
  81. WP Life Guard
  82. Theme Grounds
  83. WP Teach
  84. WP Rockers
  85. WP For Ministry
  86. Benjamin Bradley
  87. WP Roots
  88. Labzip
  89. WP Themes News
  90. Voodoo Press
  91. Brian Krogsgard
  92. Write Click Blog
  93. Bainternet
  94. WordPress Tutor TV
  95. WP Toy
  96. Your Website Engineer
  97. Total Bounty Blog
  98. Learn WordPress
  99. WP Dezign

…Isn’t Something Missing?

What about the 100th blog? Well, the list wouldn’t be complete without WPMU.org, but in the interests of objectivity, we are not going to rank ourselves! You are already here, so we don’t need to be on the list ;-)

That’s It!

The top 100 WordPress related blogs on the internet, ranked objectively, and picked in part by you. What are your thoughts of the list? Any diamonds in the rough? Glaring omissions? Undeserved inclusions? Let the debate begin!

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Comments (72)

      • Happy days!

        I like the idea of releasing it periodically (like you get in computer mags with best hardware / software /accessories / gadgets / etc)…

        Word of warning – these lists are fantastic resources, but you can never keep everyone happy with them… Lists like this are always subjective… And someone always feels aggrieved.

        An alternative would be to allow people to vote – but then that just moves the subjectivity sideways (as it becomes a popularity contest rather than utilising WPMU’s perspective).

        Maybe do something like Cnet reviews – allow both methods, have the “Editorial WPMU 100″ and the “User WPMU 100″? Most will overlap but would provide some differences (might also be a whole heap of extra, unneeded work for very little gain!).

        Sorry, just brain splurging into the comments box…!

        • Hi Iain,

          Appreciate your thoughts! To be honest, attracting enough votes to produce such a list would be nigh-on impossible. People like to comment on such lists a lot more than they like to contribute to them ;-)

          Cheers,

          Tom

  1. I’d like to see this algorithm you are using. Most of the main sites people refer to have been left out while other sites that have nothing to do with WordPress but are just aggregators (alltop?!??) are listed. If this is a “top ranked sites on Google that reference WordPress”, it makes sense, but that is not a valuable nor informative stat. A more useful list would be “Top 100 trusted WordPress sites” or something like that. Search rankings are about quantity, not quality.

    Just my two cents.

    Josh

    • Hi Josh,

      Thanks for your feedback.

      I would be really appreciative if you could list all of the “main sites” we are missing, because we can then include them on the next list.

      For what it’s worth, WPMU readers were given the opportunity twice to list any blogs for inclusion, so it would be surprising if most of the main sites were missed. I must also be having a brain fart for having missed them!

      Google rank had nothing to do with the algorithm.

      Other people seem to have found it useful :-) I’m sorry it wasn’t for you.

      Cheers,

      Tom

  2. Thanks for a great list! Many I know, some are new! Time to update my bookmarks! :-)

    Count this comment as a favorable response to keeping this new tradition alive!

    And thanks for leaving the list at 99! Time to start singing:
    99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
    99 Bottles of Beer
    Click a link,
    Read a Post,
    98 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

    Be Well.
    Paul.

  3. Well this is a great list of sites. I’ve been meaning to scour the internet for places I can link to and pull WordPress information from and now I have a bunch of new sites I can work with. I guess I should have submitted my blog but you snooze you lose…

    Thanks for the list.

    • Hi GeekPress,

      There are two reasons for that:

      1. Our audience is primarily English-speaking
      2. My French stops short at about “merci beaucoup”, so I would not be able to tell whether or not a site in French is a good resource

      It would be nice if there was a way to incorporate foreign-language blogs in the list, or perhaps have a top 10 of foreign language blogs. It is something I am considering for next time.

      Cheers,

      Tom

  4. We are honored and humbled to be included in this list of such great minds in WordPress and the other enthusiasts who contribute to the community as a whole.

    We work very hard to provide useful information for others and to make sure we are writing, optimizing, and promoting the very best we can.

    That said, it might be fruitful in the future to provide a list that is based on helpful contributions to the WordPress community as a whole, whether it be through core contribs, themes, plugins, news, tutorials, or any other aspect of the software we all know and love:)

    p.s. We’re #54 if you were wondering;)

    • Hi Adam,

      Producing any kind of list that is based upon subjective analysis increases the workload by an enormous amount. On a list of this size, keeping it objective is the only practical way to do it.

      One thing I am considering is “highlighting” some of what we consider to be the best blogs on the list, so that they get extra exposure.

      Cheers,

      Tom

  5. “The ranking algorithm is based upon publicly available data – the list is completely objective.”

    Tom, you never answered the method on how you determine the ranking. I really hope the algorithm based on publicly available data can be made available to the publicly. So can you please share that with us =).

    • Hello,

      At this point we are keeping the algorithm secret. It is likely to change as we develop the list and become more comfortable with what we are doing. Releasing the algorithm will likely lead to extensive arguments about how the list should be put together. Best just to focus on the list itself, rather than the science behind it.

      Cheers,

      Tom

  6. Thanks for including WPTavern on the list. It’s not the top 10 but it’s in the top 14 :) The next time someone complains about the content on the site, I’ll point them to this list and say change the channel lol.

  7. WPDesigner has not been updated since 2008, unless you count the list of affiliate linked hosting sites. Anything beyond that list of hosting services is sorely outdated. I would highly suggest you remove this site from your list.

    Beyond that, I do thank you for the list. I picked up a few new feeds!

    Ed

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