Valuable WordPress Resources

WordPress Themes & Plugins

  • CodeCanyon — Nearly 5,000 WordPress Plugins on CodeCanyon. Buy WordPress Plugins from only $5 on CodeCanyon. Save time, buy Code!
  • ThemeForest — WordPress themes, web templates and more. Brought to you by the largest global community of creatives.
  • WooCommerce — Plugins and Themes for WooCommerce created by the WooCommerce team.
  • Plugin Directory — Over 40,000 Free and Freemium Plugins available.
  • Themes Directory — Free and Freemium Themes available.

WordPress Learning Resources

  • Digging Into WordPress — Take your WordPress skills to the next level. Jeff Starr & Chris Coyier, two great developers with tons of WordPress and web development insight.
  • Easy WP Guide — The Easy WP Guide is an easy to follow WordPress manual. Use this WordPress manual to learn how to keep your website content updated.
  • Perishable Press — Another site by Jeff Starr who is a great resource for all things WordPress.
  • Sitepoint — Learn Web Design & Development with SitePoint tutorials, courses and books – HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, mobile app development, Responsive Web Design.
  • — Instructional WordPress Videos.
  • WPBeginner — Possibly the largest WordPress resource site for WordPress Beginners with easy to understand WordPress tutorials for mastering the basics and beyond from the famed Syed Balkhi.
  • WPShout — In-Depth WordPress Tutorials for Developers.

WordPress Groups

Facebook Groups

  • Advanced WordPress — This group is not for getting plugin recommendations, theme recommendations, getting subscribers to your newsletter, telling the world you want to work for them, etc. It’s simply dedicated to more advanced WordPress discussions.
  • WordPress Plugin Suggestions — A great community of WordPress users that help each other with Plugin suggestions and recommendations.
  • WordPress Security — A group that’s focused on all things WordPress Security related.
  • WordPress Speed Up — Discussions on how to make your WordPress site faster.

WordPress News

  • WordPress Tavern — Jeff Chandler and Sarah Gooding bring some of the best, most insightful WordPress news.

WordPress Security Resources

WordPress Page / Site Speed

  • GTmetrix — GTmetrix gives you insight on how well your site loads and provides actionable recommendations on how to optimize it.
  • Load Impact — On Demand Website Load Testing and Performance Testing Service.
  • PageSpeed Insights — Tool analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster.
  • Pingdom Website Speed Test — Use this free Website Speed Test to analyze the load speed of your websites, and learn how to make them faster.
  • WordPress Inspector — Find broken plugins and themes, and get recommendations to optimize your WordPress.
  • WebPagetest — Run a free website speed test from around the globe using real browsers at consumer connection speeds with detailed optimization recommendations.

WordPress Podcasts

  • WordPress Plugins A to Z — The weekly podcast that covers and ranks an assortment of plugins from WordPress from hosts John Overall and Marcus Couch.
  • WordPress Security Daily — WordPress Security Training from host Shon Gerber who creates WordPress security courses, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and is a Chief Information Security Officer who teaches entrepreneurs, web designers and developers security training.
  • WordPress Weekly — WordPress Weekly is a live, weekly podcast that talks about all things WordPress. The show specializes in covering the news throughout the WordPress community as well as special interviews with all of the smart people that make up the WordPress community. Hosts Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch.

Browser Add-on / Extensions

Firefox Add-Ons

  • ColorZilla — Advanced Eyedropper, Color Picker, Gradient Generator and more.
  • Firebug — A very popular and powerful web development tool for Firefox.
  • User Agent Switcher — The User Agent Switcher extension adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of a browser. This is helpful if you need Firefox to emulate an iPhone for example.
  • Web Developer — The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to the browser.

Google Chrome Extensions

  • ColorZilla — Advanced Eyedropper, Color Picker, Gradient Generator and more.
  • Responsive Web Design Tester — Quickly preview your responsive website designs at the dimensions they will be seen on popular mobile devices. RWD tester also uses the correct User-Agent, but it does not render web pages in the same way as the mobile device. It is primarily for developers who want to test how a page responds to different devices.
  • Web Developer — The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to the browser.