Who’s Who of WordPress: 99 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following
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.
Bio: ”Author / Former Austinite / WordPress Developer / Football Fan / Ravens, Red Sox, Longhorns, Terps / Equality and Justice for All”
From: Baltimore, MD
Aaron D. Campbell
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
Bio: ”@WordPress Lead Developer. WordPress with dashes of journalism & politics from D.C. @AudreyCapital, @WordPressDC. Loves @kerikaeindc.”
From: Washington, D.C.
Bio: ”WordPress glutton, domain name collector, Libertarian who wants less govt, volunteer firefighter, and the ‘professor’ at webdesign.com”
From: Arlington, VA USA
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
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
Bio: ”Father, Husband, Travel Addict, Amateur Photographer, and Startup Founder. Partner at rocketgenius, we created Gravity Forms for WordPress.”
From: Planet Earth
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 (!)
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!
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
Bio: ”Founder of InboundNow.com, Marketing Junkie, Fanatical WordPress Designer & Developer. I build marketing apps bit.ly/appmark”
From: San Francisco
Bio: ”Director of User Interface Engineering @10up. WordPress core guest committer. Sometimes collaborative pianist. Happy mommy :)”
From: Jersey City
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
Bio: ”InstantShift is leading design and inspiration related community which provides daily resources for web designers and developers.”
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
Bio: ”†, WordPress Web Dev – tucker.pro wpwatercooler.com http://jasontucker.us disneydaytrippers.com ohatdl.com @JenTucker = wife”
From: Whittier, CA 90603
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.
Bio: ”Managing Director at ISITE Design in Boston, WordCamp Boston Organizer, WPBook plugin developer, Drupal advocate, Blogger, Open source evangelist, Vegan.”
From: Salem, MA
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
Joost de Valk
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
Bio: ”Designing and building fun and amazing things at Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com, Polldaddy, Gravatar, VaultPress and much more.”
Bio: ”Outdoorsman, polyglot, second-culture kid, and recovering RVer. Theme Division lead at @Automattic. I love @WordPress themes.”
From: Tucson, Arizona
Bio: ”Wrote WordPress For Dummies. Developer of WordPress things @WebDevStudios.
Produced in TX, Aged in WI – GO PACKERS!”
From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bio: ”WordPress and mobile developer, WordPress core contributor, Recent rockstar of WordPress 3.4, GlotPress core developer and speaker.”
From: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bio: ”Designer for @wordpressdotcom at @automattic, New Orleans fanboy, Wheel of Fortune idiot savant, and chief feeder of the Maggie Dog.”
Bio: “WordPress lead developer | Happiness Gardener | Code Dreamer | Ex-Embedded Firmware Developer | Photographer | Music lover | http://en.gravatar.com/westi”
From: West Sussex, UK
Philip Arthur Moore
Bio: “Premium Theme Team Lead at @Automattic, Inc. Third Culture Adult and Global Nomad. Music Lover.”
From: San Francisco Bay Area / Asia
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
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
Bio: ”Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, an online magazine for professional Web designers and developers.”
From: Freiburg, Germany
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Bio: ”A WordPress Enthusiast’s journey in WordPress trying to help other WordPress enthusiasts with tutorials, explanations, & demonstrations.”
From: Atlanta, GA
Bio: ”WooThemes is a market leader in designing & developing beautiful, functional & customizable commercial themes & plugins for WordPress.”
From: Proudly internet based
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
Bio: ”WPBeginner is the largest unofficial #WordPress resource site offering WordPress tips, tricks, and other resources.”
From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Bio: ”Don’t believe anything you see here.”
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
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
And of course, my own Twitter account is @raewilsonwrites 🙂
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