Awesome WordPress Resources

This is a collection of awesome WordPress resources I have curated over the last few months. Let me know what should be added!

I have curated some great WordPress resources while building this blog. I am putting them out here, so they don’t languish on PC. This is a work-in-progress so let me know in the comments what else should be added to the list.

The basics

  • – Get WordPress here.
    • Themes – Browse free themes. You can filter on “Block Themes” that support full-site editing.
    • Patterns – Copy paste layout components for use in block themes.
    • Plugins – Browse through over 60,000 plugins.
    • Learn WordPress – Full courses on WordPress. Want to learn how to build the new block themes? Go here.
    • Forums – Self-explanatory.
    • – Free WordPress tutorials in multiple languages. The State of the Word 2022 talk can be found here.
    • Showcase – Best in class WordPress Sites
  • Make WordPress – Want to help make WordPress even better? Everything you need to know to help shape the future of WordPress.
  • Automattic – The commercial arm of WordPress run by the founder, Matt Mullenweg.
  • – A managed WordPress hosting service by Automattic.
  • WP Tavern – A WordPress blog and podcast owned by Matt Mullenweg. Most of the recent content posted is by Sarah Gooding.
  • WPBeginner – Great WordPress blog started by Syed Balkhi.

Forums and Social Media

People in WordPress (No Particular Order)

WordPress Performance Resources

Full Site Editing and Block Themes


Popular Plugins


Photos, videos, illustrations, icons, etc.

  • Smithsonian – The Smithsonian has thousands of photos and art pieces under creative commons. Check out their digital backgrounds.
  • – Excellent free to use images for your blog. Be sure to credit the photographers.
  • Pixabay – Free to use photos, videos, music, illustrations, etc.
  • Flaticon – Icons of course. You can either attribute the author or pay a subscription fee.
  • Freepik – Good source of stock vectors and illustrations.

Interesting WordPress sites

  • Vin De Syrah – A spirit and wine parlor WordPress site I stumbled upon that has cool little interactive elements.

WordPress Courses

WordPress Development

  • LocalWP – Develop WordPress sites locally

Domain names

  • Instant Domain Search – This site will quickly tell you what variations of your keyword are available to register.
  • Namecheap – Where you can get domain names. I use Route53 only because I already have an AWS account for other things.

Creating content


SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Analytics – How many visitors have you had?






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