For a while now, I’ve been referring to the WordPress news media as the “Word Press”. When I was leading the 4.2 release, I made a special point of trying to keep the Word Press informed on what we were doing.
Anyway, the name stuck (in my own mind at least).
So who are the current Word Press you ask? Well, the big players right now are (in no particular order):
- WP Tavern (Jeff Chandler, Sarah Gooding)
- Post Status (Brian Krogsgard)
- Torque (WP Engine)
There are also a few more sites I’d consider to be part of the Word Press, though all of them seem to have fallen out of date. They are:
- WP Hacks (Kyle Eslick)
- WP Engineer (Alexander Frison, Frank Bültge, and Michael Preuss)
- The WPMU DEV news blog
- WP Force (Yoast)
And In aggregator land, the big players currently include:
- WP Chat (Leland Fiegel)
- WordPress > Planet, (WordPress.org)
- Added: wpMail (Cristian Antohe, Bianca Petroiu)
Over the years, there have also been several other prominent members of the Word Press that have dropped off or folded for various reasons.
The big three that spring to mind are:
- WP Candy, (Ryan Imel)
- Weblog Tools Collection (Mark Ghosh)
- WP Daily (John Saddington) – though it’s worth noting that Torque acquired and now hosts the archives for WP Daily
Do you have a favorite WordPress news site/blog/feed/newsletter you think is missing from this list?
3 thoughts on “The Word Press”
Good list. I would add WPShout and WPKube to it though.
I don’t know that I would qualify those as news sites though, more like tutorials and examples.
Have you seen http://wproll.com? There is also a Top 100 which should always represent the best of Word Press.