Where to Find WordPress News

The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere.

Speaking of WordPress in general, you can of course acquire official direct news from WordPress News, but you can also take a peak behind the curtain and follow news in the making at Make WordPress.org. Though it’s only specific to the WordPress.com blogging platform, WordPress.com News is also worth watching for WordPress development news, as WordPress.com users often get access to new WordPress features before they’re released, so you’ll be able to try new features rather than just read about them.

There’s more news than just direct official news, like I said earlier, it’s everywhere. You could subscribe to every general news site, every core developer’s personal blog, every premium theme shop, and every plugin developer, but why not subscribe to a few curated news sources instead? I guess you could call WordPress Planet the official curated news source, but it’s really just a collection of all news items from a particular set of curated blogs. For specific news items curated from sources through the entire WordPress community, subscribe to Post Status, and don’t neglect the power of allowing the folks you follow on Twitter, Google+, and/or Facebook to curate news for you.

Speaking of the WordPress community, you should get involved if you aren’t already. If you don’t even use WordPress yet, it’s time to get started with either WordPress.org or with WordPress.com, share your thoughts with the world, and maybe spread some WordPress news on your blog too.

The news is out there, and it’s well within your reach. If you can’t find the news, it’s time to make your own.

  1. thanks james. i wasn’t aware of post status. looks good.

  2. I’ve been following WordPress Planet and WordPress.com News for a long time already, but also didn’t know about Post Status. Thanks for the link! (Of course all this is RSS based and, with recent developments, has me nervous as heck.) And a Happy Passover/Easter, too!

    • RSS isn’t going anywhere, so you have nothing to worry about except for maybe your favourite feed reader being discontinued.

  3. Hey, James. Tomorrow I am launching WP Roll at http://wproll.com which is a curated blogroll of blogs and people covering WordPress. It would be great to hear what you think.

    • I really like the overall concept and the ability to filter by type, but you only feature the one most recent post from each blog. I think it would be much more useful if you featured three or five of the most recent posts. After all, some of those authors publish more than once a day. ;)

      • Thanks for the feedback, James!

        The idea behind “Latest post X days ago” was to give users a glimpse of how fresh the content is, and the five latest posts are listed on the individual site pages.

        I am planning on adding a “Planet” page that will list post titles with links from all blogs from the previous 30 days that mention “WordPress” in post content.

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