Top 100+ WordPress Influencers To Follow

WordPress has a huge community. And the power of WordPress lies in its community.

As WordPress is evolving fast, more and more people are claiming to be WordPress Experts.

But it’s not easy to find truly legit people to follow.

To make things easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of best 100+ WordPress Influencers to follow in 2019. I call them WordPress Leaders.

Without further ado, let’s get started with the first influencer.

Also Read: 50+ Best WordPress Blogs To Follow In 2019

Aaron D. Campbel

Aaron D. Campbell is the security team leader at WordPress. He is also a renowned speaker when it comes to WordPress security & development.

Adam Connell

Adam Connell is best known for his blogs Blogging Wizard and WP Superstars. He shares insightful tips and strategies there and on Funnel Overload. Definitely worth following.

Adam Preiser

Adam Preiser is best known for his YouTube channel. Adam is an expert when it comes to releasing how-to videos related to digital marketing and WordPress.

Adam Silver

Adam Silver is the founder of ConciergeWP and host of the Kitchen Sink WordPress, a weekly podcast about everything related to WordPress.

Adam W. Warner

Adam Warner is a marketing manager at GoDaddy, co-founder at Foo Plugins, and an expert when it comes to growing your WP-powered business.

Adii Pienaar

Adii Pienaar is the co-founder of WooThemes, one of the leading themes and plugins providers in the industry, and definitely an expert to follow.

Ahmad Awais

Ahmed Awais is a core contributor at WordPress, a trainer at, and a full-time developer. He is also one of the experts in the Smashing Magazine experts panel.

Akshat Choudhary

Akshat Choudhary is the founder of BlogVault, MalCare, & MigrateGuru. He is an expert when it comes to WordPress security.

Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper is the owner of the WP Eagle that helps people build their blog on WordPress, promote it, enhance it and monetize it. He also has an active YouTube Channel.

Alice Elliott

Alice Elliott is the founder of Fairy Blog Mother. The site aims to help beginner bloggers with simple WordPress training. She’s one of the authorities in the industry.

Ana Segota

Ana is the co-founder of Anariel Design, a company which offers niche premium WordPress themes for charities, bloggers and restaurants. She is also the founder of Easy Veggie Kitchen.

Andrea Middleton

Andrea Middleton works at Automattic (the company that owns WordPress) as a community organizer on the WordPress open source project.

Andrew Nacin

Andrew Nacin is a WordPress lead developer who also works on fixing government digital services at the U.S. Digital Service.

Andrew Wikel

Andrew Wikel is a highly-renowned designer and WP ninja who worked at WooThemes and Automattic as a WooCommerce ninja. He is one who knows a lot about WooCommerce.

Andy McIlwain

Andy McIlwain is a content strategist & technical marketer who publishes high-quality articles on his personal blog. He’s a great thinker worth following.

Angela Bowman

Angela, aka the WP girl, has been using WordPress since 2007. She teaches several classes at Boulder Digital Arts. She also leads the WordPress Monthly Meetup and co-organizes the WP Builders Meetup.

Ben Gillbanks

Ben Gillbanks is a WP developer and designer who creates high quality professional themes at Pro Themes Design, which was started in 2007. He also blogs about WordPress on the Binary Moon blog and runs the MasterWP newsletter.

Ben Pines

Ben Pines is the evangelist and head of content at Elementor (The leading WordPress page builder). He is one of the early members of the Elementor team. He started his career in an SEO agency in 2006.

Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a known WordPress developer who developed many high-quality plugins. He has already created 22 free plugins. He is also a speaker and writes regularly in his personal blog about WordPress.

Birgit Pauli-Haack

Birgit is one of the people who has been building websites since 1996. She works with businesses and nonprofits to connect with their customers & donors. She is the CEO of Pauli Systems which she has worked at for over 16 years now.

Bjorn Allpas

Bjorn Allpas is the founder of WP Learning Lab, an authoritative blog that helps you increase your WordPress skills. His videos on YouTube are top-notch and definitely worth watching.

Bob Dunn

Bob is the founder of BobWP, where he talks about everything related to WordPress, especially eCommerce. He also hosts the BobWP eCommerce show & Do the Woo podcast.

Brad Schiff

Brad Schiff is the owner of LearnWebCode, where he talks about WordPress development, HTML, CSS & JavaScript. His YouTube channel has many high quality videos that teach you web development and design, and WordPress development.

Brad Williams

Brad Williams is the CEO and co-founder of WebDev Studios, which offers end-to-end WordPress management. He is a co-author of the Professional WordPress Book series, and he blogs about WordPress and web development on his blog, Strange Work.

Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner is the founder of StudioPress and creator of No Sidebar. He is a minimalist designer and Starbucks addict. He is now focused on the Authentik community.

Brenda Stokes Barron

Brenda is a writer who contributes to WPMU Dev, Envato, and Torque. She helps with blogging, content marketing, social media, and copywriting. She has worked with more companies like Kinsta, Elegant Themes, Specky Boy and Nimbus Themes.

Brent Shepherd

Brent Shepherd is a developer who is known for originally developing WooCommerce subscriptions. He is also the founder of Prospress, which offers different plugins to use on top of WooCommerce to make it more effective.

Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson is the Chief Marketing Officer at Kinsta, the high-performance WordPress hosting. He writes high-quality articles about different WordPress related topics on Kinsta blog and his personal blog.

Brian Krogsgard

Brian Krogsgard is the founder and editor of Post Status, where he shares news and information about the WordPress industry. He has been using WordPress since 2008.

Brian Messenlehner

Brian is a software developer and a speaker. He is the co-founder of App Presser, which helps you build mobile apps for WordPress sites, and School Presser, which is created specifically for schools.

Bridget Willard

Bridget Willard is a renowned marketing consultant & social media manager who works with WordPress users. She’s a prominent keynote speaker. She writes high-quality content on her personal blog and co-hosts the WP Blab show.

Brin Wilson

Brin Wilson is best known for creating the amazing Winning WP blog, where he shares tips, tricks, reviews, and resources to help people best use WordPress to their advantage. He is also a website and software consultant.

Bryce Adams

Bryce Adams was a support ninja at WooCommerce. He worked with Automattic (after acquiring WooThemes) till he left them to build Metorik, which helps with analytics and email automation for your WooCommerce store.

Carl Hancock

Carl Hancock is a co-founder of the amazing Gravity Forms. Who doesn’t know about this form builder plugin after using WordPress for a few days? He also co-founded Rocket Genius for the developers of Gravity Forms.

Charlie Livingston

Charlie Livingston is the founder and CEO at aThemes, a leading WordPress theme shop. He also created The Book Cover Designer, with over 6K book covers to choose from.

Chris Burgess

Chris Burgess is the co-founder and CTO of Clickify, a digital marketing agency. He is a web technology consultant and the organizer of the Melbourne WordPress User Meetup and the Melbourne SEO Meetup.

Chris Coyier

Chris Coyier is a web developer and designer. He has created the amazing CSS-Tricks site, and it has helped a lot of people for over 10 years. He is also the co-founder of CodePen and the co-host of the Shop Talk podcast. He loves speaking.

Chris Lema

Chris Lema is a consultant who helps companies leverage WordPress. He is also a public speaker. He publishes regular content on his amazing blog.

Christie Chirinos

Christie is the WooCommerce Product Manager at LiquidWeb. Previously, she was the business manager of Caldera Labs. She is also the vice president of Tech at Do Big Things.

Colin Newcomer

Colin Newcomer is an expert when it comes to writing amazing content about WordPress. He worked with many clients like Pagely, Elegant Themes, Kinsta, aThemes, ThemeIsle, Hero Themes, Blogging Wizard, and others.

Collis Ta’eed

Collis Ta’eed is the CEO of Envato. You can’t be using WordPress and don’t know about it. It shares a marketplace for everything related to WordPress and other creatives you may need.

Cory Miller

Cory Miller is the founder of iThemes. He is a consultant and a coach who helps entrepreneurs grow their business faster. He grew iThemes to a multi-million-dollar business before selling it to Liquid Web in January of 2018.

Darrel Wilson

Darrel Wilson is best known for his high-quality videos on YouTube, that help people with everything related to WordPress and many of the popular plugins.

David Bisset

David Bisset is a WordPress freelance developer who specializes in BuddyPress apps. He has been creating themes and plugins since 2005. He is also a speaker.

Deborah Edwards-Onoro

Deborah Edwards-Onoro is a front-end developer who loves using the power of UI to create engaging websites on WordPress. She is the owner of  Lireo Designs, a web design and development company. She has been working online since 1997.

Devesh Sharma

Davesh Sharma is the founder of WP Kube, where he shares resources, tips and tricks, tutorials and reviews to help WordPress users get started and get the most out of their blog. He has been using WordPress since 2009.

Dhiraj Das

Dhiraj Das is an entrepreneur from India. He’s the founder of BeginDot, where he shares daily resources and WordPress products to help you get started with your startup. He also blogs at the HobPost, writing mostly about digital marketing.

Gary Jones

Gary Jones is a UK web developer and works at WordPress VIP, a part of the Automattic group. He obviously contributes to the WP core and is a co-organizer of the WP London monthly Meetup.

Greg Narayan

Greg Narayan is the founder of Dear Blogger, where he shares high-quality tutorials about everything related to WordPress and blogging. He also has a free course to help you get started.

Haris Zulfiqar

Haris Zulfiqar is a front-end developer, who created the uber-successful Avada WordPress theme which sells like Pancakes over at ThemeForest. He now works as a freelancer and develops his own plugin.

Harsh Agrawal

Harsh is a huge inspiration for almost all Indian bloggers. He created the Shout Me Loud blog in late 2008, and he grew it to a million-page-views-a-month blog. He is also a public speaker.

Heather Burns

Heather is a tech policy and regulation specialist, speaking about digital regulations and political issues that affect web development. She was a professional web designer for over 8 years and has been focusing on digital regulations since 2011.

Helen 侯-Sandí

Helen is a WordPress lead developer. She is also the director of open source initiatives at 10up, a company that creates tools & websites for content creators, working with clients like Microsoft and Adobe.

Hogan Chua

Hogan Chua is someone who is striving to inspire you to get started and help you with his tutorials to acquire the skills necessary for building your blog and growing it. His tutorials on the Ultra theme from Themify are mind-blowing.

Hristo Pandjarov

Hristo Pandjarov is a manager of WordPress Initiatives at SiteGround. He built websites, designed themes, and consulted with WordPress clients. He did everything with WordPress.

Ian Stewart

Ian is the design director and lead of the design team at Automattic. He blogs from time to time on his blog. Definitely worth following.

Ionut Neagu

Ionut is one of the co-founders of ThemeIsle, which offers themes and high-quality tutorials. He is also the founder of CodeinWP, where writers share tips, tutorials and resources to help skyrocket your blog.

James Tryon

James Tryon is the co-founder of Easily Amused, a creative agency which specialises in business strategy, web development and branding, and Biz, an all-inclusive management system that helps you run your cannabis-based business. He is also an organizer of Orlando WordCamp and WP Meetup.

Jared Atchison

Jared Atchison is a web developer and WordPress developer. He is also an entrepreneur and a marketer. He co-founded EasyWP Forms, the drag and drop WordPress form builder.

Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen is the founder of the widely popular WordPress dedicated hosting, WP Engine. He is the CTO now, and he helped grow it to a 450+ team member. He blogs from time to time on the blog.

Jason Tucker

Jason Tucker is a web developer and a social media manager. He has been using WordPress for over 10 years now. He is also a public speaker and the host of 2 WordPress based shows, WP Water Cooler and WP Blab.

JC Mae Palmes

She is a web developer not just for WordPress but also for Drupal, Magento and Joomla. She is a community manager now at WordPress Iloilo.

Jean Galea

Jean Galea is known for creating the amazing WP Mayor blog, where he shares news reviews and hacks related to WordPress. He also created the WP RSS Aggregator plugin, the WP News Desk blog for news.

Jeff Starr

Jeff Starr is a web developer and designer. He is the author of several books like Digging into WordPress, The Tao of WordPress, .htaccess Made Easy, and WordPress Themes in Depth. He also runs the Perishable Press blog and writes articles at DigWP and WP Mix as well.

Jennifer Bourn

Jennifer Bourn has been a designer for over 20 years now. She is a co-founder of the Bourn Creative, a design and development agency. She is also a public speaker. She created the Profitable Project Plan.

Jenny Beaumont

Jenny Beaumont started a web agency in 1998, when people were first hearing about the internet. She is also a public speaker. Now, she is part of the team at Human Made as a senior project manager.

Jenny Wong

Jenny was a web developer. She now works as  a community engineer at Human Made, a global WordPress VIP partner and provider of large scale WP platforms and solutions for enterprise.

Joe Casabona

Joe is a web developer and accredited college course developer and professor with a master’s degree in software engineering. He is also the host of How I Built, a podcast that helps you know how something was built.

Joe Howard

Joe Howard is the founder of WP Buffs, which offers WordPress website maintenance services. He is also a co-host of the WPMRR WordPress podcast. Check our this recent interview of Joe.

Jonathan Buttigieg

Jonathan Buttigieg is the co-founder of WP Media, a remote startup which creates awesome products like the WP Rocket plugin, a premium caching plugin to speed up your site loading time, and Imagify to compress images.

Jon Desrosiers

Jon is a WordPress developer who has added to the WordPress Core. He loves everything related to WordPress, baseball and technology. He is currently a WordPress developer at Bluehost.

Joost De Valk

Joost De Valk is the founder of the highly popular Yoast plugin, which helps optimize your post to rank higher on search engines. He is also lead of marketing and communications at WordPress.

Josepha Haden

Josepha has been working with Automattic, the father company of WordPress for over 4 years now. She currently works as the executive director of WordPress, helping guiding volunteer efforts across the ecosystem. She is the lead of open source division at Automattic.

Josh Pollock

Josh Pollock is the founder of Caldera WP plugin, a drag-and-drop form builder plugin. He is also a contributor to the core WordPress code and author of 2 books on WordPress development. He contributes regularly to the Torque Magazine.

Juliette Reinders Folmer

Juliette is a web developer who contributed to many open source projects. She is the co-author of PHP Compatibility, initiator of PHP Modernizer, and the one who created PHP cheat sheets. She is based in the Netherlands.

Justin Tadlock

Justin Tadlock is a web developer. He is the owner of Theme Hybrid and a co-reviewer at Theme Review. He is also a co-author of the book Professional WordPress Plugin Development.

Karol K

Karol K is a freelance writer who wrote for many blogs like Automattic, Elementor, Code In WP, Winning WP, Ahrefs, and many others. He is also the guy running New Internet Order and author of WordPress Complete.


Katrinah is a web developer and branding strategist. She is focused on helping health entrepreneurs do online marketing to help grow their wellness business. She creates high-quality videos over at her YouTube channels.

Kevin Muldoon

Kevin Muldoon has been an online marketer since 2000. He has created content and websites since then. He is now focused on his personal blog and his travels. He blogs about tech, WordPress and Cryptocurrency from time to time.

Kim Doyal

Kim Doyal was the host of the insanely popular podcast, The WP Chick. Then she focused on the Just Show Up TV live show and creating her personal brand and helping people with content marketing to grow their business.

Konstantin Kovshenin

Konstantin Kovshenin is a WordPress developer. He works with the team at Automattic (that owns WordPress) and contributes to the WordPress core, besides creating themes and plugins.

Kori Ashton

Kori is the founder and CEO of the Web Tegrity WordPress agency. She also founded the Press Tribe community for WordPress professionals. Her YouTube channel is on fire, where she shares high-quality tutorials about WordPress and other related topics.

Lisa Sabin Wilson

Lisa Sabin Wilson is a co-founder and the CEO of Web Dev Studios, a web design and development agency. She is also the author of WordPress for Dummies, WordPress All in One, WordPress Web Design for Dummies, etc.

Lorelei Aurora

Lorelei is a WP developer. She is from Liverpool. She is a VVV lead Developer, organiser at WordCamp, and an advocate of open source.

M Asif Rahman

M Asif Rahman is a serial entrepreneur from Bangladesh. He is the founder and CEO of ARCOM. Previously, he was the CEO of weDevs. He is also involve with some popular WordPress plugins like Analitify, Essential Addons, WP Scheduled Posts, etc.


Mak is a consultant and a public speaker. He is focused on helping small business owners and entrepreneurs to grow their business and spread their message using digital marketing strategies.

Marieke van de Rakt

Marieke is now the CEO of the famous SEO plugin and company Yoast, after being the chief strategy officer for a few years. She is also the wife of Joost De Valk and mother of 4.

Mario Peshev

Mario is a business growth and WordPress consultant. He is the CEO of DevriX, which helps enterprises improve their technical and marketing strategy. He contributed to magazines such as Entrepreneur, Forbes and Huff Post.

Mark Forrester

Mark Forrester is a co-founder of the hugely popular WooCommerce plugin, which was acquired by Automattic. He loves calling himself an entrepreneurially minded designer, which fits him perfectly.

Mark Jaquith

Mark Jaquith is a WordPress lead developer. He works as a WordPress and web publishing consultant to help bring low-cost web publishing to everyone who has anything to say.

Mark Zahra

Mark Zahra is the CEO of Rebel Code, the company behind WP Mayor (a blog all about WordPress), WP RSS Aggregator (a plugin to help you import RSS feeds), EDD Bookings (a third-party EDD booking app), and Mastermind FM (a podcast show about WordPress).

Martie Dread

Martie Dread is the man behind Let’s Build WP blog, which he created because as he said, he was sick of people charging a lot of money to build websites for others. He has been helping over 2 million people over his blog, YouTube channel and Udemy courses.

Matt Cromwell

Matt Cromwell is a web developer. He worked with many companies including Foo Plugins and IFP Designs.  He is also the admin of the 40K+ community of advanced WordPress FB Group. He now works as the head of support and community outreach at Impress.

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg is the one who started it all. He is the one who developed WordPress 1st version when he was 19 years old. He created Automattic, the company behind and other products he has created/acquired over the years.

Mel Choyce

Mel is a web designer who lives in Boston. He is a core contributor. He works as a designer at Automattic, where he is focusing on customization, new user experience and design hiring. He also co-organize the Boston WordPress meetups and WordCamp Boston.

Michael Torbert

Michael Torbert is a web developer and the co-author of the book, WordPress All-in-One for Dummies. He created the All-In-One SEO Pack plugin, which helps you make your site rank higher on Google. He is the founder of Semper Fi Dev, the company behind All-in-One SEO Pack plugin.

Mika Epstein

Mika is a WordPress core contributor. She works at Dreamhost and is part of the WordPress plugin review team.

Mike Jolley

Mike Jolley is a web Developer from the UK. He has been developing plugins since 2005, like the WooCommerce plugin and WP Job Manager. He now works with Automattic primarily as the lead developer of WooCommerce.

Mike Little

Mike is a web developer who co-founded WordPress with Matt Mullenweg. He now spends his time running Zed1, his company created specifically for WordPress site owners to help them with training, consultancy services, and web development services.

Mike Schroder

Mike Schroder is one of the core WordPress developers. He works full-time as a WordPress contributor at GoDaddy. He previously worked at DreamHost as director of WordPress strategy. He was the co-lead of the 3.9 release, and the lead of the 4.5 release.

Muhammad Adnan

Muhammad Adnan is a software architect and web developer. He was a Google student ambassador. He is part of the team at WP Brigade which offers web development services and creates awesome themes and plugins, most notably the Analytify plugin.

Mustaasam Saleem

Mustaasam Saleem, the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways, is a WordPress enthusiast and likes to keep in touch with WordPress Experts around the world. You can find him in many WordPress groups helping out the community.

Naomi C. Bush

Naomi is working to help business owners with creating custom form builders for WordPress users that convert and help them make profit. She works at gravity+ to help them do so.

Nick Adams

Nick Adams is a web developer. He is one of the founding members of The WP Crowd podcast and blog. He now works at WP Buffs (which offers website maintenance services) as the lead happiness Buff/Chief of Operations.

Nile Flores

Nile Flores is a web designer and developer. She is the person behind the blog that she started in 2006. She writes about different topics like blogging tips, web design and social networking. She is also a public speaker.

Oliver Dale

Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, the company behind Alien WP (a professional WP themes company), Parameter (a blog about technology), Photonify (photographers’ marketplace), and many other things.

Pavel Ciorici

Pavel Ciorici is a designer and developer. He is the founder and CEO of WP Zoom, the company that created high quality WordPress themes used by many of the big names in the industry.

Peter Nilsson

Peter Nilsson is the man behind WP Newsify, a blog that not only shares news about WordPress, but he also shares high quality tutorials, tips and tricks posts to help WordPress users grow their blog and business.

Peter Westwood

Peter Westwood is a web developer, and he is a lead developer at WordPress. He is a core contributor and a plugin developer. He created multiple plugins like the WP Contact Form, Debug Bar, Health Check, troubleshooting plugins and many others.

Phil Derksen

Phil Derksen has been building on the web since 1995. He is the founder of many companies including the WP Simple Pay, a plugin that offers Stripe payments and subscriptions for WordPress. He is also a co-host of the Hooked on Products podcast.

Pippin Williamson

Pippin Williamson is the founder of the Sandhills Development Company, which focuses on building membership and e-commerce software for websites. He is the founder of Easy Digital Downloads, Affiliate WP, Restrict Content Pro, etc.

Rachel Cherry

Rachel is a freelance software engineer and consultant. She has an experience of over 10 years. She focuses now on accessibility, higher education and WordPress. She is the director of WP Campus, a maintainer of the WP Rig.

Rahul Bansal

Rahul Bansal is the founder & CEO of rtCamp, a company that offers Handcrafted Enterprise WordPress Solutions since 2009. He is a public speaker. He is also involved with other WP projects like rtMedia and Easy Engine.

Rian Kinney

Rian is an attorney, author, and speaker. She has a law firm that helps people with online business law and everything related.

Rian Rietveld

Rian is a senior accessibility consultant at Level Level, a digital agency from the Netherlands. She has been a WordPress developer and accessibility consultant since 2000. She is part of the WordPress accessibility team and was the lead of the team, but resigned last year.

Roy Sivan

Roy has been developing websites since 1999. He specializes now in WordPress and Javascript focused projects at the Walt Disney Company. He has great experience at marketing and helping companies with SEO to get higher rankings.

Sanjip Shah

Sanjip Shah is a designer and the founder of ThemeGrill, a company which offers free and premium WordPress themes for a reasonable cost.

Sarah Gooding

Sarah Gooding is a journalist working at WP Tavern. She is the editorial ninja at Audrey Capital. She usually writes about WordPress at WP Tavern.

Sergey Biryukov

Sergey is a web developer who contributed to the WPCore. He is also the co-founder of the Russian WP community, and he currently works at Yoast.

Shawn Hesketh

Shawn hesketh worked as a freelance graphic designer. He is the one who created the original WordPress 101 video tutorial series in 2008, which has been watched by over 2 million people. And he is still creating tutorials over at WP101.

Shital Marakana

Shital is an Indian Web Developer who has contributed to the core of WordPress. She has been developing for over 4 years now. She has experience working with BuddyPress, Elegant Divi Theme, Logo & PSD design, Child theme WordPress development, and others.

Sridhar Katakam

Sridhar is a WordPress developer who specializes in Genesis Framework, a framework developed by the team at StudioPress, where all their themes are built on. He offers maintenance and customisation services for WordPress sites built on the Genesis Framework.

Stef Mattana

Stef Mattana is a WordPress evangelist. She worked with many companies, including Automattic as a happiness engineer, where she helped users who need support over products like Jetpack, VaultPress, Akismet, and others.

Sujay Pawar

Sujay Pawar is the co-founder of Brainstorm Force, the company behind popular WordPress products like Astra, Schema Pro, Convert Pro, WP Portfolio, Ultimate Addons for Elementor, etc.

Suraj Vibhute

Suraj Vibhute is co-founder of MyThemeShop, which offers premium themes and plugins to help people build their online presence. He is also the CTO of MyThemeShop.

Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi is the man who created WPBeginner, the largest blog that helps with everything related to WordPress. He is also the man behind OptinMonster, WPForms, MonsterInsights and other plugins. You can’t be using WordPress and don’t know this guy.

Tareq Hasan

Tareq Hasan is a web developer and an entrepreneur. He founded weDevs, a WordPress product company that offers premium plugins like Dokan, WP Project Manager, WP User Frontend, etc. He also founded WPERP, a CRM and Accounting Solutions for WordPress.

Tammie Lister

Tammie Lister is designer and developer who contributed to the WordPress core. She works at Automattic in design operations.

Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin is a WordPress developer and the co-founder and president of the OptinMonster plugin, which helps people create high-converting forms that convert visitors into subscribers.

Tim Nash

Tim Nash is a developer. He is the WordPress platform lead at 34SP, a managed WP host. He is also a co-organizer of the WordPress Leeds monthly Meetup.

Tom McFarlin

Tom McFarlin is the man behind PressWare, a company that offers WordPress services. He blogs about WordPress, running a business and other stuff over at his personal blog.

Tonya Mork

Tonya has an inspiring story. She had an engineering career in the high-tech automated manufacturing industry. She now works on empowering inspiring web developers through her site Know the Code.

Tracy Apps

Tracy is a web developer with 20 years of experience. He is the owner of Tracy Apps Design, LLC for over 18 years now. She is also the co-founder of Inntro, where he serves as the director of UX & Design.

Troy Dean

Troy Dean is an online marketer. He is a public speaker and consultant. He is focused on helping businesses and entrepreneurs acquire customers and build communities using the internet. He is the host of the WP Elevation WP business podcast.

Vova Feldman

Vova is an entrepreneur. He is helping WP plugin and theme developers to monetize their work using Freemius, which helps developers create subscription based business. He is also the founder of rating Widget and co-founder at Senexx, Inc., which helps organizations accelerate their response time.

Zac Gordon

Zac Gordon is an educator at Udemy, Front End Masters and Tree House. He created the popular JavaScript for WordPress course. He is also the CEO of Web Hosting For Students, a hosting created specifically for students and teachers.

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69 responses to “Top 100+ WordPress Influencers To Follow”

  1. David Johnson Avatar

    Thanks for including me Istiak. A great list!

  2. rocky kour Avatar

    Thanks for providing a list of WordPress influencers. It’s very helpful to reach and build a connection to those people.

  3. Pupathi Sadagopan Avatar

    Thanks for making this huge list…I already followed this famous tweeters and also your account.

  4. Himashu Avatar

    Great work Istiak Rayhan. This is the best list till the date, these are really some of the finest WordPress influencers.

  5. Jay Avatar

    Amazing Work! Ishtiyaq
    Any chance to adding some WordCamp organizer also in this list.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Sure. Why not. Can you recommend some names?

  6. Navin Rao Avatar

    Awesome list of WordPress savvies. I am familiar with 70% of the same. Though, few names are completely new for me . Thanks for sharing Istiaq

  7. darrelwilson Avatar

    thanks for the shoutout!

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      You deserve to be on the list. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Todd Jones Avatar

    Kudos for updating your list and adding more women. Some really strong people on your list.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan


      Thanks for suggesting some cool names. I’ve added all of them.

  9. Mohd Quadir Avatar

    This is so Amazing Work! Ishtiyaq
    I hope more people to be added soon,

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Yes, I’ll be adding more people.

  10. Abhishek Kumbhani Avatar

    How to become a member of WPLeader twitter group?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      We don’t have any Twitter group.

  11. Masud Parvage Avatar

    Hey dear brother,
    Why not I can see the name of Istiak Rayhan, founder of RoadToBlogging? I think you are also a genius on WP journey! However, thanks for sharing the influencers with us.

    Masud Parvage
    Founder @ Niche Park

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for you kind words. But I am still young in WordPress world.

  12. Amy Avatar

    Hey look, you forgot that women exist in the WP Community. Let me help – here’s 106 awesome women you can add to your list:

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for sharing.

  13. Kaveri Bharali Avatar
    Kaveri Bharali

    Great post Istiak. So proud to see names of influencers I got the opportunity to work with. 🙂

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Glad you liked the post. And great to know that you’ve worked with some great minds.

  14. Bec Avatar

    I’m disappointed that there are so few women on this list.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Please suggest some names.

  15. Todd Avatar

    I have a crazy amount of women’s names and I think I will follow this up with an article and list of Women in WordPress. This is International Women’s Month.

    Here are a few:

    Shital Marakana

    Ana Segota – Germany

    Birgit Pauli-Haack
    Gutenberg Times

    JC Mae Palmes

    Marieke van de Rakt

    Josepha Haden

    Namoi C. bush
    Gravity Plus

    My list is longer. Will publish soon. 🙂

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Hi Todd,

      Thanks for sharing the list. I’ll add all of them soon.

  16. Bella Avatar

    This should be corrected to read: “Top 100+ WordPress Influencers To Follow In 2019 THAT ARE IN MY CIRCLE.”

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Hi Bella,

      It would be great if you could suggest some names. I’d be happy to include them. Thanks

  17. Kyle Van Deusen Avatar

    Cool list, but what’s up with the lack of females?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Hi Kyle,

      Glad you liked the list. It would be great if you could suggest some names. I’d be happy to add them on the list.

  18. Piccia Neri Avatar
    Piccia Neri

    Surprised to see so many taking seriously a list that has so few women on it. 14% only? Can it qualify as a simple oversight?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Hi Piccia,

      Thanks for stopping by. Please suggest some names. I’d be happy to include them on this list.

  19. Parth Pandya Avatar

    This is really a great list. Thank you for sharing such nice & inspirational information to the open world.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Glad you liked the list.

  20. Brian Jackson Avatar

    Thanks for including me Istiak. A great list!

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      You deserve to be on the list Brian. Glad you liked the list.

  21. Liew Cheon Fong Avatar
    Liew Cheon Fong

    thanks for the list. I created a “Twitter List” of the WordPress influencers at

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Oh great. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Yvette Sonneveld Avatar

    How about Rian Rietveld for her accessibility work?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for the suggestion.

  23. tapps Avatar

    I think there are more than 14 women leaders in WP…

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      I think so. Can you suggest some names? I’d be happy to add them.

      1. Rian Avatar

        Josepha Haden, Juliette Reinders Folmer , Helen Hou-Sandi, Marieke van de Rakt, Jenny Wong, Mika Epstein, Tonya Mork, Heather Burns, Rian M. Kinney and Lorelei Aurora are people that have major influence on WordPress, open source and the path it’s going.

        1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
          Istiak Rayhan

          Thanks for sharing. I’ll add all of them ASAP.

  24. Rian Kinney Avatar

    Amazing list!

    Christie Chirinos (Caldera Forms and NYC organizer) Joe Casabona (How I Built It Podcast and Creator Courses) Rachel Cherry (WP Campus, A11y Team, WP Governance Project) Morten Rand-Hendriksen (LinkedIn Learning WP Governance Project).

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for suggesting some cool folks. I’ll definitely add them in next post update.

  25. Cami MacNamara Avatar

    Thanks for a great list. I would add
    Sridhar Katakam – Genesis and WP Tutorials. He has helped so many designers over the years.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for the suggestion.

  26. Chetan Prajapati Avatar

    This is amazing!

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Glad you liked it.

  27. Roy Sivan Avatar

    What about James Tryon? He runs one of the most influential sites related to WordPress wapuu’s home and trading outpost.

    I follow him

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      I’ll add him in next post update. Thanks for the suggestion.

  28. James Tryon Avatar

    No Roy Sivan?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      I’ll add him in next post update. Thanks for the suggestion.

  29. Mustaasam Saleem Avatar

    Thanks for the mention. Keep up the excellent work!

  30. Puneet Sahalot Avatar

    Amazing list, Istiak!

  31. Hristo Pandjarov Avatar

    Glad to be part of that list of awesome people!

  32. Enstine Muki Avatar

    Wow this is a solid list man.
    You just shard it on fb and that’s how I came to it.
    I’m going through and discovering many tough guys on the list

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Glad you liked the post.

  33. Peter Nilsson Avatar

    What a great list of WordPress influencers. I am honored to be included. Thanks a lot 🙂

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for stopping by. You deserve to be on the list.

  34. Xedin Unknown Avatar

    Alain Schlesser is missing from this list.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for sharing. I’ll include him soon.

  35. Harsh Agrawal Avatar

    Thanks for the mention Istiak.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for stopping by.

  36. Alice Elliott Avatar

    Thanks so much for including me in this list – I am deeply honoured!

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for stopping by. You deserve to be on the list.

  37. Vanessa Avatar

    Any chance of sharing a Twitter list with these folks so we can follow by following your list?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Yes, I am planning to create a Twitter list. I’ll share it with you asap.

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