Favorite blogs about blogging and WordPress

I try to keep up on the latest developments in both WordPress and blogging in general. While not all of it’s applicable to my blog (I don’t run my own podcast or really make my own videos), it is useful to know what’s going on. Reading about blogging and WordPress also gives me ideas on how to improve my blog.

Below are a few of the blogs about WordPress, and blogging in general, that I follow.

WordPress Tavern

https://wptavern.com/

WordPress Tavern does a pretty thorough job of covering the latest news and developments related to WordPress. Its coverage ranges from new Jetpack features to the latest developments involving WordPress’ new editor, Gutenberg.

The blog also runs a podcast, WordPress Weekly.

Copyblogger

https://www.copyblogger.com/blog/

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Copyblogger focuses on writing tactics for blogs. While some of it’s from a content marketing perspective, a lot of the advice can be useful for any blogger. One example is their post on how to come up with blogging topics (complete with an infographic).

WP Beginner

https://www.wpbeginner.com/

WP Beginner gives technical advice on running and making changes to a WordPress site. Despite the blog’s name, some of the advice is useful for more advanced users.

Among the posts that I found helpful included how to set up my site to use HTTPS, and advice on choosing a new site theme.

ProBlogger

ProBlogger Blog Tips – The Blog

ProBlogger is a blog and podcast run by Australian blogger Darren Rowse. The blog and podcast both offer technical advice, content advice, and how to generate revenue by blogging.

The site also runs some ads for those looking to hire freelance content writers.

WPMU

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/

WPMU is mainly aimed at WordPress users running multiple blogs, usually via WordPress’ Multisite feature. However, much of the advice—about plugins, themes, customizing WordPress, etc.—is also applicable to single-blog WordPress users. Some of its own services are advertised on the site, but I still find it useful.

Elegant Themes

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/

Elegant Themes focuses on WordPress themes, as well as its own page/blog builder, Divi. However, their blog also offers some useful advice on customizing WordPress themes, as well as posts about SEO, buying premium plugins, and so on.

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