Top WordPress Influencers to Follow

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The power of WordPress lies in its huge community. Every year, this community of developers, designers, and users create impressive features to enhance the capabilities and functionalities of WordPress. These individuals help to educate and promote various aspects of the most popular CMS in the world today.  So, here is the list of solid WordPress experts who regularly tweet about WordPress and contribute to WordPress with their amazing products and services in the WordPress community. 

You can follow these popular WordPress people on Twitter for WordPress news, updates, information, tips, and insights. Through their account or blog, we believe we all can learn a lot and enhance our WordPress skills in one way or another.

1. Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg is regarded as one of the most influential WordPress personalities by different popular magazines and journals, he is definitely one you need to follow. Matt Mullenweg is the one who developed the WordPress 1st version when he was 19 years old. He worked at CNET Networks from 2004 to 2006 and founded Automattic, the company behind, Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, and more. 

2. Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi is a popular figure in the WordPress ecosystem. He is the CEO of Awesome Motive, the company behind WP Beginner, Monster Insights, Easy WP Forms and Monster Insights. His website WP Beginner regularly publishes useful WordPress tutorials and reviews that are aimed at helping the WordPress community. If you are a serious WordPress enthusiast, you may have already come across this website.

3. Harsh Agrawal

Harsh is a huge inspiration for almost all Indian bloggers. He is the Founder and CEO of ShoutMeLoud, an award-winning blog that aims at helping people be their own boss. He created the ShoutMeLoud blog in late 2008, and he grew it to a million-page-views-a-month blog. He is also a public speaker who speaks at various international conferences. In 2016, he started to help people learn about Blockchain technologies, and now it empowers more than half a million users every month.

4. Nile Flores

Nile Flores is a professional web designer and developer in Centralia, Illinois. She is also a graphic designer and a public speaker who exclusively designs and develops using WordPress. In the web design field, she has a degree in Professional Website Design. She also blogs at, GoDaddy’s Blog.

5. Ahmad Awais

Ahmed Awais is a core contributor at WordPress and a trainer at, He is also one of the experts in the Smashing Magazine experts panel. Ahmad is a core contributor at WordPress and a full-time web developer. He is a hard-working Developer who cares deeply about DX (Developer Experience) and has built hundreds of DevTools. 

6. Chris Lema

Chris Lema is definitely an acclaimed name in the WordPress community. On a daily basis, Chris shares his insights and knowledge through his blog posts which is very informative and helpful. In addition to this constant stream of excellent content, Chris is a regular speaker at WordCamp events and has a number of eBooks and courses available. He organizes CaboPress every year where entrepreneurs from all around the world come together to build a network and talk about entrepreneurial opportunities.

7. Pippin Williamson

Pippin Williamson is the man behind the plugins Restrict Content Pro, Easy Digital Downloads and Affiliate WP. He also teaches others through- his plugin development courses at He is also a co-host at Apply Filters podcast. 

8. Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen is the founder and CTO at WP Engine where he develops and refines the company’s technology and product road map. He has over 20 years of experience in business and software development. Jason is a serial entrepreneur, having built four technology startups to over $1 million in annual revenue.

He is also the founding member and mentor at Capital Factory and was a founder of Smart Bear and IT WatchDogs. Jason received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Central Texas Award for Technology. Follow to find his insights on WordPress and entrepreneurship.

9. Adii Pienaar

Adii Pienaar is the co-founder of WooCommerce and the founder of Conversio, which was acquired by Campaign Monitor. Through his blog and tweets, Adii talks about his wide range of interests, where entrepreneurship seems to be a recurring topic. Follow him on social media to get better insights on WordPress and entrepreneurship. 

10. Brad Williams

Brad is the CEO and co-founder of WebDevStudios, a WordPress company that specializes in web design and web development. They also look after data migration, API integrations, scalability, maintenance and much more. He founded WebDevStudios with Lisa Sabin Wilson who is another WordPress influencer. The company has two other projects Maintainn, a WordPress maintenance service, and Pluginize, a WordPress plugin development company.

11. Sarah Gooding

The Editor of WordPress Tavern, Sarah Gooding is a personality you need to follow if you are interested in WordPress. On her social media profiles, she regularly posts about WordPress updates. You can keep yourself updated about the latest developments in WordPress and associated tools through her blog articles. She is also a partner at Untame, a boutique digital marketing firm specializing in open source content management systems and social networking architecture.

12. Mark Forrester

Mark Forrester is a web designer and Co-founder of WooCommerce.  He has also created some of the most popular themes and eCommerce plugins for WordPress other than WooCommerce. You can follow him on Twitter, as well as Instagram for regular updates on his life and thoughts. In addition, you can also check out Mark Forrester’s blog.

13. Deborah Edwards-Onoro

Deborah Edwards is the owner of Lireo Design, a web designing and development company in Canton, Michigan. She is a front end web developer who uses WordPress to create beautiful websites that are user friendly. She also organises Refresh Detroit, a meetup to educate people about web standards, usability, accessibility, and web design. She also organises Metro Detroit WP, a monthly WordPress meetup in Detroit.

14. Adam M Warner

Adam is the co-founder at FooPlugins, a popular WordPress plugin development company. He first released FooPlugin as a standalone plugin back in 2011 but now the company develops various other plugins like FooBox and FooGallery. Adam is also the Field Marketing Manager at GoDaddy where he leads the GoDaddy pro product presence in the WordPress community. 

15. Brian Messenlehner

Brian Messenlehner is the co-founder of, a WordPress only development shop. Since he comes from a background of building complex web applications, he has always looked at utilizing WordPress for more than a blogging system. Brian and his team at WDS have built several nontraditional websites utilizing WordPress as an application framework. Some recently deployed projects include an internal employee training system for Starbucks and an iPad/WordPress hybrid app for all of the YMCAs in NYC that logs member activity and awards badges.

16. Adam Silver

Adam Silver is a WordPress enthusiast who has been giving contributions to the WordPress community through his teaching. He is a WordPress podcaster and the founder of KitchensinkWP,  a weekly podcast about everything related to WordPress. He is also the founder of ConciergeWP, a WordPress development agency where they focus on establishing a brand for their clients by coming up with design elements that are best suited to their industry. 

17. Devesh Sharma

Davesh Sharma is the founder of WP Kube, where he shares resources, tips and tricks, tutorials and reviews to help WordPress users get started and get the most out of their blog. He has been using WordPress since 2009. 

That’s it!!!

We hope that this list of WordPress influencers will empower your WordPress journey. This list is surely not comprehensive and we must have missed out on some names. So, if you know any names that should be included, then mention them in the comment box below. There are hundreds of trusted Twitter accounts that are related to WordPress but if you don’t want to miss any updates or new developments be sure to optimize your Twitter feed by following at least these top WordPress influencers accounts.

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