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.