Who’s Who of WordPress: 99 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

Edit: I’ve put together a public Twitter list that includes all 99 accounts.

If you’re not on Twitter it’s time to get with the program.

In 140-character bursts of information, Twitter provides quick headlines, links to stories and the wittiest zingers going around.

I’ve created a list of the top 99 English-language Twitter accounts I recommend following for all the latest news and views about WordPress and the people in every time zone working with our favorite 10-year-old.

It’s by no means a definitive list and is totally subjective. These are accounts I’ve found helpful and humorous (i.e. I’ve stalked) while on my WordPress adventures.

The list includes developers, designers, writers, Automattic employees, WordPress enthusiasts and news and resources websites.

Take a look through the list (arranged in alphabetical order with descriptions – where available – straight from Twitter) and share in the comments below any other accounts you would recommend that offer the best insights into WordPress and its community.

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Aaron Brazell

Aaron Brazell
@technosailor
Bio: “Author / Former Austinite / WordPress Developer / Football Fan / Ravens, Red Sox, Longhorns, Terps / Equality and Justice for All”
From: Baltimore, MD
Website: about.me/technosailor



Aaron D Campbell

Aaron D. Campbell
@aaroncampbell
Bio: “@WordPress core contributor, currently co-leading the 3.6 release. Web development consultant, all around code monkey, and definitely at home on the range :)”
From: Phoenix, AZ
Website: ran.ge

Alex King

Alex King
@alexkingorg
Bio: “Denver web developer, founder of @crowdfavorite, original contributor to @wordpress, creator of ShareThis and the Share Icon.”
From: Denver, CO
Website: alexking.org



Andrea Middleton

Andrea Middleton
@andmiddleton
Bio: “Dot Organizer at Automattic. WordCamps FTW. Kick-ass mom of 2. Portlander. Wine blogger. Kind but firm.”
From: Portland, OR
Website: wine-scamp.com



Andrea Rennick

Andrea Rennick
@andrea_r
Bio: “Canadian homeschooler quilter renovator & StudioPress documentarian & forum support. Co-author rml.me/aio
From: New Brunswick, Canada
Website: wpebooks.com



Andrew Nacin

Andrew Nacin
Bio: “@WordPress Lead Developer. WordPress with dashes of journalism & politics from D.C. @AudreyCapital, @WordPressDC. Loves @kerikaeindc.”
From: Washington, D.C.
Website: nacin.com



Andrew Christian

Andy Christian
@andrew_cpht
Bio: “I’m a WordPress nut, so I teach people how to use it. I provide training and support (and even some dev) for tadpole.cc
From: New York, NY
Website: tadpole.cc



Andy Peatling

Andy Peatling
@apeatling
Bio: “wordpress.com engineer, open source developer, and bogey golfer”
From: Winnipeg
Site: apeatling.com



Automattic

Automattic
@automattic
Website: automattic.com






bbPress

bbPress
@bbPress
Bio: “bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress”
From: All over the world
Website: bbpress.org



Beau Lebens

Beau Lebens
@beaulebens
Bio: “Code Wrangler at @Automattic. I make web stuff, usually with PHP/JS/WordPress. I built FeedBlendr and MyBabyOurBaby.”
From: Brooklyn, NY
Website: dentedreality.com.au



Ben Cook

Ben Cook
@wpblogger
Bio: “WordPress Addict”
From: the St. Louis area
Website: wpblogger.com




Benjamin Bradley

Benjamin Bradley
@benjaminbradley
Bio: “WordPress glutton, domain name collector, Libertarian who wants less govt, volunteer firefighter, and the ‘professor’ at webdesign.com
From: Arlington, VA USA
Website: benjaminbradley.com



BloggingPro

BloggingPro
@blpro
Bio: “BloggingPro is one of the oldest news sites around blogs, WordPress and other blogging platforms”
Website: bloggingpro.com

Bob Dunn

Bob Dunn
@bobWP
Bio: “I’m a WordPress trainer, coach & blogger. Social media fanatic. Maker of WordPress tutorials. I also appreciate a good LOL comedy and dry vodka martini.”
From: Puget Sound WA and beyond
Website: bobwp.com


Boone-B-Gorges

Boone B. Gorges
@boone
Bio: “philosophy; computers; higher ed; crosswords; Jesse Frederick-composed theme songs”
From: Queens, NY
Website: boone.gorg.es





Brad Vincent
@themergency
Bio: “I am interested in all things #WordPress! I write code and plugins on top of WordPress. I don’t edit core :)”
From: South Africa
Website: themergency.com/twitter/



Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner
@bgardner
Bio: “Starbucks Addict. Sarah McLachlan Fan. Nomad Theorist. Runner. Founder of StudioPress. Partner at Copyblogger Media.”
From: Chicago
Website: briangardner.com



Brian Krogsgard

Brian Krogsgard
@Krogsgard
Bio: “I enjoy blogging about WordPress and the web. I’m the curator of @post_status. I’m the Lead WordPress Developer @infomediadotcom. Personal account is @bkrogs”
From: Birmingham, AL
Website: krogsgard.com


BuddyPress

BuddyPress
@buddypress
Bio: “BuddyPress is social networking in a box from the creators of WordPress”
From: All over the world
Website: buddypress.org



BuddyPress

BuddyPress
@buddypressdev
Bio: “Project status updates for @BuddyPress. Send questions here, or to @jjj, @pgibbs, or @boone.”
From: All over the world
Website: bpdevel.wordpress.com



Carl Hancock

Carl Hancock
@carlhancock
Bio: “Father, Husband, Travel Addict, Amateur Photographer, and Startup Founder. Partner at rocketgenius, we created Gravity Forms for WordPress.”
From: Planet Earth
Website: rocketgenius.com


Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson
@pearsonified
Bio: “I’m a *very* dangerous Scrabble player. Also, I created Thesis—software that you can use to build a killer website. Good times.”
From: Austin, TX (!)
Website: pearsonified.com



Code Poet

Code Poet
@WPCodePoet
Bio: “Because you make things with WordPress”
Website: codepoet.com





Collis Ta'eed

Collis Ta’eed
@collis
Bio: “Hi I’m Collis, I work at Envato where I help make awesome websites! I’m also a Baha’i and in my spare time work on Baha’i Blog (bahaiblog.net)”
From: The World!
Website: envato.com


Cory Miller

Cory Miller
@corymiller303
Bio: “Founder, @iThemes | Entrepreneur, Marketer, Blogger, Hubs, Dad | @reply me to start talking!”
From: Oklahoma City
Website: ithemes.com/our-founder/



Cristian Antohe

Cristian Antohe
@sareiodata
Bio: “Web-designer working mostly with WordPress. Also I’m a cofunder of reflectionmedia.ro and I curate wpmail.me
From: Timisoara
Website: cozmoslabs.com



Dave Clements

Dave Clements
@daclements
Bio: “Marti’s husband. ***’s dad. Engineer of watery systems. Creator with WordPress. Efficiency and grammar nazi. Consumer of vegan things (mostly). Hello.”
From: Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
Website: davidclements.me


David Wells

David Wells
@DavidWells
Bio: “Founder of InboundNow.com, Marketing Junkie, Fanatical WordPress Designer & Developer. I build marketing apps bit.ly/appmark
From: San Francisco
Website: inboundnow.com/about/


Devin Price

Devin Price
@devinsays
Bio: “Web developer and WordPress aficionado living in Austin, Texas.”
From: Austin, TX
Website: wptheming.com



Dougal Campbell

Dougal Campbell
@dougal
Bio: “Web developer, WordPress ‘Developer Emeritus’, creator of @twitual, family man, husband of @suzecampbell, and hoopy frood.”
From: Canton, GA
Website: dougal.gunters.org



FreelanceWP.com

FreelanceWP.com
@FreelanceWP
Bio: “Collecting all the best #WordPress Jobs, Links, Themes + Resources for Designers, Developers + Bloggers.”
From: Across the Interwebs, 24/7
Website: FreelanceWP.com



Helen Hou-Sandi

Helen Hou-Sandí
@helenhousandi
Bio: “Director of User Interface Engineering @10up. WordPress core guest committer. Sometimes collaborative pianist. Happy mommy :)”
From: Jersey City
Website: helenhousandi.com



Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart
@iandstewart
Bio: “I lead the WordPress.com Theme Team for the ever-awesome Automattic. I’m probably thinking about WordPress themes right this very minute.”
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Website: iandanielstewart.com


instantShift.com

instantShift.com
@instantshift
Bio: “InstantShift is leading design and inspiration related community which provides daily resources for web designers and developers.”
From: Ge
Website: instantshift.com



Isaac Keyet

Isaac Keyet
@isaackeyet
Bio: “I’m @Automattic where I help shape the future of mobile @WordPress. Tweeting about WordPress, mobile stuff, design/inspiration.”
From: Sweden / Website: isaackeyet.com

James Collins

James Collins
@om4james
Bio: “WordPress Developer, wpmelb.org organiser, part of @OM4, occasional photo taker: http://photos.jamesc.id.au. Views are my own. Hi :)”
From: Melbourne, Australia
Website: jamesc.id.au


Jason Tucker

Jason Tucker
@jasontucker
Bio: “†, WordPress Web Dev – tucker.pro wpwatercooler.com http://jasontucker.us disneydaytrippers.com ohatdl.com @JenTucker = wife”
From: Whittier, CA 90603
Website: jasontucker.us


Jean-Baptiste Jung

Jean-Baptiste Jung
@catswhocode
Bio: “Web developer, WordPress user, blogger.”
From: Mons, Belgium
Website: http://www.catswhocode.com




Jeff Starr

Jeff Starr
@perishable
Bio: “Designer, developer, author, artist, blogger, philosopher. Projects: Perishable Press, Digging into WP, Smashing WP, .htaccess made easy, WP-Mix, xyCSS, & more.”
From: Here. Now.
Website: perishablepress.com



Jane Mylo

Jen Mylo/Jane Wells
@jenmylo
Bio: “UX designer + community stuff for WordPress. Jitterbug baker at jitterbugontybee.com
From: Tybee Island, Georgia
Website: jane.wordpress.com



John Eckman

John Eckman
@jeckman
Bio: “Managing Director at ISITE Design in Boston, WordCamp Boston Organizer, WPBook plugin developer, Drupal advocate, Blogger, Open source evangelist, Vegan.”
From: Salem, MA
Website: openparenthesis.org


John James Jacoby

John James Jacoby
@JJJ
Bio: “Automattic, BuddyPress, bbPress, WordPress, Thinks you’re neat”
From: Riding a Jetpack
Website: jaco.by




John Saddington

John Saddington
@saddington
Bio: “Entrepreneur ~ @8BIT ~ @WPDailyCo ~ @Pressgram ~ Hacker”
From: TEH INTERNETS
Website: john.do




Jon Bishop

Jon Bishop
@JonDBishop
Bio: “Creative Technologist at @AMP_Agency in Boston, MA. @BostonWP organizer. @SocializeWP dev. All about WordPress, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5, guitar and my jeep.”
From: Allston, MA
Website: jonbishop.com


Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk
@yoast
Bio: “I optimize websites for speed, SEO & conversion, often using my WordPress plugins. I blog, train & speak in public about this. Live in NL with wife and 3 kids.”
From: The Netherlands
Website: yoast.com/twit


Kevin Conboy

Kevin Conboy
@alternatekev
Bio: “Designing and building fun and amazing things at Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com, Polldaddy, Gravatar, VaultPress and much more.”
From: Denver
Website: about.me/alternatekev


Konstantin Kovshenin

Konstantin Kovshenin
@kovshenin
Bio: “A WordPress addict. I do cool things at @automattic.”
From: Moscow
Website: kovshenin.com




Lance Willet

Lance Willett
@simpledream
Bio: “Outdoorsman, polyglot, second-culture kid, and recovering RVer. Theme Division lead at @Automattic. I love @WordPress themes.”
From: Tucson, Arizona
Website: simpledream.net



Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Lisa Sabin-Wilson
@LisaSabinWilson
Bio: “Wrote WordPress For Dummies. Developer of WordPress things @WebDevStudios.
Produced in TX, Aged in WI – GO PACKERS!”
From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Website: lisasabin-wilson.com


Lorelle

Lorelle on WordPress
@lorelleonwp
Bio: “WordPress, blogging, and web publishing tips, techniques, and training.”
From: Everywhere and Portland, Oregon
Website: lorelle.wordpress.com



ManageWP

ManageWP
@managewp
Bio: “Make managing multiple WordPress blogs easier with ManageWP.com
Website: managewp.com




Mark Jacquith

Mark Jaquith
@markjaquith
Bio: “I make WordPress. Web publishing is my passion.”
From: Brandon, FL
Website: markjaquith.com




Marko Heijnen

Marko Heijnen
@markoheijnen
Bio: “WordPress and mobile developer, WordPress core contributor, Recent rockstar of WordPress 3.4, GlotPress core developer and speaker.”
From: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Website: markoheijnen.com






Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg
@photomatt
Bio: “WordPress, Automattic, Akismet, Polldaddy, VaultPress, Gravatar…”
From: On a Plane
Website: ma.tt



Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas
@iammattthomas
Bio: “Designer for @wordpressdotcom at @automattic, New Orleans fanboy, Wheel of Fortune idiot savant, and chief feeder of the Maggie Dog.”
From: Bqhatevwr.
Website: mattnt.com


Mike Little

Mike Little
@mikelittlezed1
Bio: “I am the co-founder of WordPress, founder and CEO of zed1.com a WordPress specialist web development consultancy.”
From: Stockport, UK
Website: zed1.com



Mike Perez

Mike Perez
@Thingee
Bio: “Senior Developer for DreamHost and core developer of the Cinder OpenStack project.”
From: iPhone: 34.256520,-118.536018
Website: github.com/thingee



Michael Fields

Michael Fields
@_mfields
Bio: “I am a Theme Wrangler at @automattic. Do not click follow unless you totally geek-out on WordPress :) github.com/mfields
From: Portland, OR
Website: mfields.org



Mika Epstein

Mika A. Epstein
@Ipstenu
Bio: “Half-Elf Support Rogue. Working for Dreamhost, but my tweets are my own.”
From: California
Website: ipstenu.org



Mike Hansen

Mike Hansen
@MikeHansenMe
Bio: “WordPress Core Contributor @Bluehost. Showing the commitment Bluehost has to Open Source. My tweets are my own.”
From: Daybreak Utah
Website: mikehansen.me



Mike Schroder

Mike Schroder
@GetSource
Bio: “WordPress Core Contributor. Coffee Enthusiast. DreamHost Employee, but tweets are my own.”
From: Los Angeles
Website: getsource.net



Ozh Richard

Ozh Richard
@ozh
Bio: “http://yourls.org/ · http://amzn.to/plugindevbook
From: Nantes, France, Europe, World
Website: http://ozh.org/




Paul Gibbs

Paul Gibbs
@pgibbs
Bio: “Works at Automattic. BuddyPress Lead Developer.”
From: West Sussex, UK
Website: byotos.com




Peter Westwood

Peter Westwood
@westi
Bio: “WordPress lead developer | Happiness Gardener | Code Dreamer | Ex-Embedded Firmware Developer | Photographer | Music lover | http://en.gravatar.com/westi
From: West Sussex, UK
Website: peter.westwood.name


Philip Arthur Moore

Philip Arthur Moore
@philip_arthur
Bio: “Premium Theme Team Lead at @Automattic, Inc. Third Culture Adult and Global Nomad. Music Lover.”
From: San Francisco Bay Area / Asia
Website: philiparthurmoore.com



Pippin Williamson

Pippin Williamson
@pippinsplugins
Bio: “Expert WordPress Developer bringing you WP plugin development tips, tricks, and also weekly free plugins”
From: Lawrence, KS
Website: pippinsplugins.com

Ryan Boren

Ryan Boren
@rboren
Bio: “Atheist, libertarian, skeptic, vegan, cranky optimist. Not so much into piña coladas. Must be in the mood to get caught in the rain. Fuck yeah kombucha.”
From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Website: ryan.boren.me


Ryan Hellyer

Ryan Hellyer
@ryanhellyer
Bio: “WordPress geek. Blogs about geeky stuff at geek.ryanhellyer.net and personal stuff at ryanhellyer.net
From: Oslo, Norway
Website: geek.ryanhellyer.net



Ryan Imel

Ryan Imel
@ryanimel
Bio: “WordPress core contributor, writer, and entrepreneur.”
From: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Website: wpcandy.com




Samuel Wood

Samuel Wood (Otto)
@Otto42
Bio: “Tech Ninja for audrey.co. I do random things like work on WordPress.org. Sometimes I make beer.”
From: Memphis, TN
Website: ottopress.com



Sara Cannon

Sara Cannon
@saracannon
Bio: “I’m an artist & designer. I love WordPress and Typography. I blog at sara-cannon.com design portfolio: design.sara-cannon.com – art: art.sara-cannon.com
From: Birmingham, AL
Website: sara-cannon.com


Sarah Gooding

Sarah Gooding
@pollyplummer
Bio: “Web Designer & Developer, specializing in open source CMS and social networking architecture: WordPress, BuddyPress, and Drupal.”
From: Tulsa, OK
Website: untame.net



Pingable

Simon Ward
@pingable
Bio: “Blogs @ http://www.pingable.org – A blog about everything #WordPress.”
Website: pingable.org




Siobhan McKeown

Siobhan McKeown
@SiobhanPMcKeown
Bio: “WordPress, documentation, writing, @audreycapital, @smashingmag”
From: Kent
Website: siobhanmckeown.com



Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine
@smashingmag
Bio: “Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, an online magazine for professional Web designers and developers.”
From: Freiburg, Germany
Website: smashingmagazine.com



The DradCast

The DradCast
@DradCast
Bio: “DradCast is a video podcast brought to you by @williamsba and @dremeda. Pressing all the words!”
From: Here and there!
Website: dradcast.com



Tom McFarlin

Tom McFarlin
@tommcfarlin
Bio: “Self-employed developer who works with WordPress and JavaScript building software for others. WordPress core contributor. Partner at @8BIT.”
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Website: tommcfarlin.com


Toni Schneider

Toni Schneider
@tonidotorg
Bio: “CEO at Automattic, Partner at True Ventures”
From: San Francisco
Website: toni.org




Travis Smith

Travis Smith
@wp_smith
Bio: “A WordPress Enthusiast’s journey in WordPress trying to help other WordPress enthusiasts with tutorials, explanations, & demonstrations.”
From: Atlanta, GA
Website: wpsmith.net


WooThemes

WooThemes
@woothemes
Bio: “WooThemes is a market leader in designing & developing beautiful, functional & customizable commercial themes & plugins for WordPress.”
From: Proudly internet based
Website: woothemes.com


WordPress

WordPress
@WordPress
Bio: “Updates and other fun stuff related to WordPress.org (that’s the self-hosted version).”
From: All over the world
Website: wordpress.org



WordPress.com

WordPress.com
@wordpressdotcom
Bio: “News from WordPress.com (that’s the hosted version). Follow @wordpress for .org updates. Get support at: support.wordpress.com/contact
From: All over the world
Website: wordpress.com


WordPress Beginner

WordPress Beginner
@wpbeginner
Bio: “WPBeginner is the largest unofficial #WordPress resource site offering WordPress tips, tricks, and other resources.”
From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Website: wpbeginner.com



WP Jedi

WordPress Jedi
@wpblackbelt
Bio: “Everything WordPress. Best WordPress themes, plugins, and tips”
From: Philadelphia
Website: wpjedi.com




WordPress Rumors

WordPress Rumors
@WPRumors
Bio: “Don’t believe anything you see here.”






WordPress TV

WordPressTV
@WordPressTV
Bio: “Keep up to date with the latest WordPress.tv content, or feed us your top tips for future screenings :)”
Website: wordpress.tv




WP Arena

WP Arena
@wparena
Bio: “WordPress Arena is growing hot spot for WordPress Developers and Designers, free and useful online resources for them.”
From: UK
Website: wparena.com



WP Candy

WPCandy
@wpcandy
Bio: “We’re a blog about WordPress. Yes, we realize how crazy meta that is.”
From: The Internet
Website: wpcandy.com



WP Daily

WP Daily
@wpdailyco
Bio: “Turning the Curious into Converts. WordPress forever.”
From: Everywhere. Literally.
Website: wpdaily.co




WP Engine

WP Engine
@wpengine
Bio: “We make WordPress fast, secure, and scalable by hosting your site on our rock solid platform. Contact support via @WPEsupport. Get a site! Call us: 877-973-6446″
From: Austin, TX
Website: wpengine.com/special


wpengineer.com

wpengineer.com
@wpengineer
Bio: “We always try to show ways to make WordPress a little bit better, more convenient, more flexible or in short – just awesome!”
From: Germany
Website: wpengineer.com



WPMU DEV

WPMU DEV
@wpmudev
Bio: “Everything you’ll ever need for WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress. Plugins, Support & Themes: wpmudev.org Blog: wpmu.org
From: All Over
Website: premium.wpmudev.org


WPLift

WPLift
@wplift
Bio: “WPLift is a blog all about WordPress, we cover tips & tutorials, theme & plugin reviews and everything else related to our favourite CMS.”
From: UK
Website: wplift.com


WP Mayor

WP Mayor
@wpmayor
Bio: “WordPress Hacks, Tutorials, Plugin Reviews and more. We also do WordPress blog/site development.”
From: Europe
Website: wpmayor.com



WP Realm

WP Realm
@WPRealm
Bio: “Reporting on WordPress news and events across the world, from France to Serbia to China to India to South Africa to the USA and everywhere in between!”
From: We are everywhere
Website: wprealm.com


WPSNIPP

WPSNIPP
@wpsnipp
Bio: “We Tweet interesting #snippets of #Wordpress #code, with over 600 unique snippets.”
From: Toronto
Website: wpsnipp.com



WordPress Tavern

wptavern
@wptavern
Bio: “Official account for the WPTavern website”
From: Ohio
Website: wptavern.com




Wptuts+

Wptuts+
@wptuts
Bio: “Tutorials, Articles, Tips, and Community for WordPress Users and Developers”
From: Earth
Website: wp.tutsplus.com
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Comments (19)

  1. Thanks for the lists.
    Raelene would be grateful if you can add all the twitter account to a list and share it. This way it will be easier to follow all of them and also subscribe to it.

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