As a new (or even experienced) Twitter user, it can be hard at first to know exactly who you should be following. You can start with the Twitter elite, those users who are considered the elite of Twitter because of high follower counts. The problem with following just the Twitter elite, however, is that you’ll rarely be able to start a good conversation, and I don’t think that any of them have the intention to partake in WordPress-related topics. So here’s a different list … more WordPress people to follow than you can shake a stick at:
The Top 100 WordPress People to Follow on Twitter
“WordPress Tavern is a site focused on all things WordPress. On top of that, we also cover BuddyPress, bbPress, and any project under the Automattic umbrella.” Follow @WPTavern Chris Lema. “CTO & Chief Strategist for @crowdfavorite. Speaker. Coach. Author. Blogger. I study high performers & lead high performing teams. clema.cc/sticky-teaching” Follow @chrislema “We help you optimize your website, through (WordPress) plugins, blog posts, eBooks and even tweets!” Follow @yoast Michael Fields. “HTML, CSS, PHP, JS, mobile-first web design with a passion for standards and doin’ it right the first time round.” Follow @_mfields “Working on @Receiptful. Co-Founder @WooThemes. New Dad. Ex-Rockstar.” Follow @adii “My name is Christian, I am the founder of Kriesi.at and I sell top quality WordPress Themes :)” Follow @Kriesi “WPBeginner is the largest unofficial #WordPress resource site offering WordPress tips, tricks, and other resources.” Follow @wpbeginner Frederick Townes “Co-founder @placester, Created W3 Total Cache for #WordPress, Former Advisor & Founding CTO @mashable, Founded @w3markup & @w3edge” Follow @w3edge “Updates and other fun stuff related to WordPress.org (that’s the self-hosted version).” Follow @wordpress Mark Jaquith. “I make WordPress. Web publishing is my passion. Skeptic, INTJ. I am interested in almost everything. For horse reasons.” Follow @markjaquith Brian Gardner. “Starbucks Addict. Sarah McLachlan Fan. Designer. Writer. Podcaster. Rainmaker. Creator of @nosidebar.” Follow @bgardner Matt Mullenweg. “@WordPress, @Automattic, @Jetpack, @Akismet, @SimplenoteApp, @Cloudup, @VaultPress… Let’s work together: automattic.com/work-with-us/” Follow @photomatt Syed Balkhi. “Technically Awesome. Marketer with Design & Dev Skills (that’s lethal). I created @wpbeginner @list25 @optinmonster @soliloquywp @enviragallery etc.” Follow @syedbalkhi Lorelle on WordPress. “WordPress, blogging, and web publishing tips, techniques, and training.” Follow @lorelleonwp “WPLift is a blog all about WordPress, we cover tips & tutorials, theme & plugin reviews and everything else related to our favourite CMS.” Follow @wplift “WPKube, a #WordPress resource site which focuses on WordPress Themes, Plugins, News, Tutorials, and Modifications. Maintained by Devesh Sharma.” Follow @wpkube BobWP. “trainer | coach | blogger | WordPress workshops in Seattle & Bellevue | on-site group training” Follow @bobWP Jean-Baptiste Jung. “Web developer, WordPress user, blogger.” Follow @catswhocode Jeff Starr. “Professional designer, developer, author and publisher. Projects: Perishable Press, Tao of WP, DigWP, .htaccess made easy, WP Themes In Depth, Plugin Planet” Follow @perishable WPMU DEV. “Everything you’ll ever need for WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress. Plugins, Support & Themes: premium.wpmudev.org” Follow @wpmudev Andrew Nacin. “WordPress Lead Developer. News junkie. Tweets are my own.” Follow @nacin WP Explorer. “Official twitter for WPExplorer – www.wpexplorer.com/wpexplorer-tf-portfolio” Follow @WPExplorer Tom Ewer. “Professional blogger, WordPress.org nut and the founder of leavingworkbehind.com.” Follow @tomewer Ryan Hellyer. “WordPress geek. Blogs about geeky stuff at geek.hellyer.kiwi and personal stuff at ryan.hellyer.kiwi” Follow @ryanhellyer Oliver Dale. “Designer & Founder of Kooc Media, WPLift, ThemeFurnace & DesignersTalk.” Follow @olidale Sarah Gooding. “WordPress Journalist @ Audrey Capital, tea drinker, knitter, BJCP certified beer judge. I heart WordPress & BuddyPress. Find me at the Tavern.” Follow @pollyplummer Matt Medeiros. “I interview folks who make a living using WordPress on Matt Report. Co-founder of Slocum Studio. I attempt to run and enjoy life.” Follow @mattmedeiros Joost de Valk. “The private rumblings of Joost, CEO and founder of Yoast. Tweets mostly in English, though sometimes in Dutch.” Follow @jdevalk Jean Galea. “Founder of WPMayor & WPRSSAggregator” Follow @jeangalea Ahsan Parwez. “Currently WordPress Community Manager Cloudways. Technical #SEO and WordPress Developer. Interested in #PCGames, veteran #Dota player.” Follow @AhsanParwez Mike Little. “WordPress Specialist. I am the co-founder of WordPress, founder and Director of http://zed1.com.” Follow @mikelittlezed1 Noel Tock. “Product Human Made Ltd / Lead up Happytables / a WordCamp Switzerland Organiser / Nomad, surf, sun & gin.” Follow @noeltock Jeff Chandler. “Contributing writer to WPTavern.com” Follow @jeffr0 TorqueMag. “The WordPress News Core. Torque is a hub for WordPress news, business, and community.” Follow @TheTorqueMag Tom McFarlin. “I run Pressware where I provide products and services with WordPress. WordPress core contributor. http://devpractic.es for the goods.” Follow @tommcfarlin Vitaly Friedman. “Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, an online magazine for professional Web designers and developers.” Follow @smashingmag Six Revisions. “Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers.” Follow @sixrevisions Brian Jackson. “Former Microsoft MVP #PPC #SEO #SMM #WordPress #AffiliateMarketer & #GrowthHacker Expert. Moderator @RiseForums – Subscribe to Feedly: http://feedly.com/brianjackson” Follow @brianleejackson Raelene Wilson. “Blog Editor at WPMU DEV. Hot chocolate aficionado and devourer of words.” Follow @raewilsonwrites Elegant Themes. “Beautiful Premium WordPress Themes coupled with advanced functionality and awesome support.” Follow @elegantthemes Chris Coyier. “Designer CodePen. Writer Real_CSS_Tricks. Podcaster ShopTalkShow. Lead Hucklebucker.” Follow @chriscoyier Nile Flores. “Sassy blonde from Illinois. WordPress Web & Graphic Designer. WordCamp Conference speaker (15x.) I help people rock their sites out at http://Blondish.net” Follow @blondishnet Brian Krogsgard. “I’m the editor of post_status, a website for WordPress professionals.” Follow @Krogsgard BloggingPro. “BloggingPro is one of the oldest news sites around blogs, WordPress and other blogging platforms” Follow @blpro Alex Vasquez. “I help businesses get more business by creating delightful functional experiences with WordPress – http://bit.ly/trVUq9 and I can’t resist a Hendricks.” Follow @alexjvasquez c.bavota. “c.bavota is a premium WordPress theme developer” Follow @bavotasan Konstantin Kovshenin. “A WordPress addict. I do cool things at Automattic.” Follow @kovshenin StudioPress. “The industry standard of WordPress design frameworks. Quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress.” Follow @studiopress Helen Hou-Sandi. “OG and Director of Platform Experience 10up. WordPress lead developer. Pizza Roll thought leader. Closet rotten banana.” Follow @helenhousandi George Stephanis. “WordPress Core Contributor, CSS Guru, jQuery Fanatic, HTML5 Aficionado. I lead the @Jetpack team at @Automattic.” Follow @daljo628 Brad Williams. “Founder @WebDevStudios | Founder@AppPresser | Host @DradCast | Author Professional WordPress Series | Organizer @WordCampPhilly &@PhillyWP.” Follow @williamsba Jen Mylo. “Community stuff for WordPress. Rescuer of cats and half-formed ideas. aka Jane Wells before name change.” Follow @jenmylo Bill Erickson. “WordPress Consultant” Follow @BillErickson Carl Hancock. “Father, husband, travel addict, photographer, diehard baseball fan and amateur astronaut. Partner at Rocketgenius, we created Gravity Forms for WordPress.” Follow @carlhancock Ben Metcalfe. “Works on sekrit shit @Uber, Co-Founder of @WPEngine. Proud Brit. Lover of Bass Music.” Follow @dotBen WP Engineer. “We always try to show ways to make WordPress a little bit better, more convenient, more flexible or in short – just awesome!” Follow @wpengineer Adam Connell. “Use my tips to increase your traffic by over 400%. Founder of@BloggingWizard. Fan of Firefly and Chinese takeaways.” Follow @adamjayc WP Superstars. “Helping you get more out of WordPress. Follow us for tips, tricks, tutorials, giveaways and exclusive WP related discounts.” Follow @wpsuperstars ManageWP. “Hi, nice to tweet you! Build your business with us and experience the premiere WordPress productivity tool. For concerns that require a response firstname.lastname@example.org” Follow @managewp WP Solver. “WPSolver.com (formerly WP JEDI) Everything WordPress. Best WordPress themes, plugins, and tips” Follow @wpblackbelt Miriam Schwab. “Friendly CEO of illuminea, a web dev agency specializing in WordPress. I’m such a nerd that in my spare time I love reading about WordPress, SEO, and social.” Follow @miriamschwab WPShout. “The best tutorials and advice from around the #WordPress community! From the makers of @PressUpInc &@WPBusinessTips.” Follow @wpshout Devin Price. “WordPress aficionado living in Austin, Texas. Runs a little theme shop called@DevPress.” Follow @devinsays WP Engine. “Hassle-Free WordPress Hosting. Contact support via @WPEsupport. Go to wpengine.com for 24/7 ticket support, and 9-6p CST Live Chat.” Follow @wpengine Stuart Duff. “Support Ninja @WooThemes, Lover Of All Things WordPress” Follow @stuartduff WP Arena. “WordPress Arena is growing hot spot for WordPress Developers and Designers, free and useful online resources for them.” Follow @wparena Tran Ngoc Tuan Anh. “WordPress developer” Follow @rilwis Tuts+. “Tuts+ teaches creative and technical skills to millions of people worldwide, on topics such as design, development, photography, video, computing, and craft.” Follow @tutsplus SitePoint. “We’re sharing our passion for building Incredible Internet Things. Follow us for web news, tips, freebies, deals & more.” Follow @sitepointdotcom Dave Clements. “Engineer by day. WordPress developer by night. Happy husband, overjoyed daddy, efficiency nazi, vegan tendencies and proud Brit always.” Follow @daclements WP Daily Themes. “It’s all about WordPress…” Follow @WPDailyThemes WordPress TV. “Keep up to date with the latest WordPress.tv content, or feed us your top tips for future screenings :)” Follow @WordPressTV Tim Nash. “I used to write code, now I mainly tell others what they should be writing instead. I also write/talk about @WordPress and run @wpleeds” Follow @tnash WiredTree. “Hosting not Headaches. Fully Managed and Monitored VPS & Dedicated Servers from the Cloud. Upgrade your hosting to WT!” Follow @wiredtree Bryce Adams. “I’m a @WordPress developer. WC Ninja at @WooThemes. Behind @NomadSMS, @CaptainTheme @RecipeHeroWP @ThaiWithLove, among others. Find me in Thailand or drinking.” Follow @bryceadams Justin Tadlock. “Owner of ThemeHybrid.com and co-reviewer at ThemeReview.co. Co-author of Professional WordPress Plugin Development. And, other cool things.” Follow @justintadlock Flywheel. “Flywheel is a premium WordPress hosting company built specifically for web designers, freelancers and creative agencies.” Follow @heyflywheel Cristian Antohe. “Cofounder of www.cozmoslabs.com and I curate wpmail.me” Follow @sareiodata WPZOOM. “We Create Professional & Impressive WordPress Themes” Follow @wpzoom Pavel Ciorici. “@WPZOOM Founder” Follow @ciorici ThemeShock. “Super high quality free design resources for wordpress and web professionals.” Follow @themeshock Regina Smola. “#WordPress Security Expert, Coach & Speaker – #Security tips on #internetsecurity, #socialmedia, #onlinesafety, #infosec and #hosting. Also at @WPSecurityLock” Follow @reginasmola Pagely. “Managed WordPress deployed to the Amazon cloud. Performance at scale trusted by big brands and thousands of others.” Follow @Pagely WP Security Lock. “#WordPress Security tips for safer blogging & important #security news about #internetsecurity, #socialmedia,#onlinesafety, #cybercrime, #infosec and #hosting.” Follow @wpsecuritylock WP Apprentice. “Helping business owners create great websites with WordPress.” Follow @wpapprentice Pippin Williamson. “WordPress plugin Developer and founder of numerous plugins, including Restrict Content Pro and Easy Digital Downloads” Follow @pippinsplugins WebDevStudios. “WordPress, BuddyPress, Mobile & Support for Big Brands! WebDevStudios wrote the books on WordPress. Let us take your brand on a journey!” Follow @webdevstudios Brad Williams. “Founder @WebDevStudios | Founder @AppPresser | Host @DradCast | Author Professional WordPress Series | Organizer @WordCampPhilly & @PhillyWP” Follow @williamsba 1stWebDesigner. “It’s our personal mission to make sure you become the best web design professional you can be. – James Richman, CEO / Co-Founder” Follow @1stwebdesigner WPInsite. “WPInsite is your one stop resource for all things WordPress. WordPress blog, free & premium themes, plugins, articles, code snippets and much more…” Follow @wpinsite “WP101 is simply the fastest way to learn WordPress. Since 2008, we’ve helped tens of thousands of beginners learn how to use WordPress!” Follow @WP101 Shawn Hesketh. “Creator of WP101.com, the premier WordPress video tutorial series for beginners. GeekDad to three kids, and married to the sexy @khesketh.” Follow @leftlane “ThemeLab creates premium #WordPress themes that work. We also write #WordPress tutorials in our spare time.” Follow @themelab Paulund. “Blogger, Web Developer. I tweet WordPress, PHP, CSS3 and HTML5 tutorials and snippets.” Follow @paulund Hongkiat. “Designer, developer, chief editor of hongkiat.com” Follow @hongkiat Jennifer Bourn. “Creative director, digital strategist, and #WordPress Evangelist at @BournCreative. Mom. Love #genesiswp, Legos, Star Wars, tacos, chocolate, & office supplies” Follow @jenniferbourn Lisa Sabin Wilson. “COO, Co-Owner: @WebDevStudios / Founder: @AppPresser / Author: WordPress For Dummies / Produced in TX, Aged in WI – GO PACK! webdevstudios.com” Follow @LisaSabinWilson Jason Tucker. “WordPress Dev tucker.pro wpwatercooler.com wpmedia.pro pressedlinks.com Married to @JenTucker” Follow @jasontucker David Bisset. “Father of 3. WordPress/BuddyPress Developer. WordCamp Miami, conference, meetup organizer.” Follow @dimensionmedia Of course, don’t forget about @codeinwp. 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