Influencers for Developers

Ben

Ben is a WordPress developer. He also makes WordPress Themes and online animation tools. Follow him on:

Chris Wiegman

Chris Wiegman is a Senior WordPress Developer and Blogger. You can follow him on:

Alex Mills

Alex Mills is a coder for JetPack at Automattic. He also works for other WordPress plugins. Follow him on:

Andrew Nacin

Andre Nacin is a WordPress Developer. He also provides his digital services @USDS. Follow him on:

Mike Schroder

Mike Schroder is WordPress Coder and Full Time WordPress contributor with GoDaddy. Follow him on:

Ahmad Awais

Ahmed Awais is a Full Stack WordPress Developer and WordPress Core Contributor. You can follow him on:

 Pippin Williamson

Pippin Williamson is CEO and Founder of Sandhills Development, LLC. He is WordPress Plugin Developer and creator of many famous WordPress Plugins like AffiliateWP, Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro. Follow him on:

Jan Koch

Jan Koch develops WordPress websites. He is also the organizer of WP Summit. Follow him on:

 Muhammad Adnan

Muhammad Adnan is the lead WordPress developer at Analytify. Follow him on:

Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck is a web developer. Follow her on:

Paul Gibbs

Paul Gibbs is a WordPress developer at Human Made and lead developer for BuddyPress. You can follow him on:

Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a WordPress developer. Follow him on:

Dion Hulse

Dion Hulse is a WordPress developer. Follow him on:

Jeff Starr

Jeff Starr is a web developer, book author, and a WordPress code ninja support guru. Follow him on:

Brian Messenlehner

Brian Messenlehner is a software developer, author, speaker, and the co-founder of AppPresser and SchoolPresser. Follow him on:

Damon Cook

Damon Cook is the co-founder of WP518 and a creative Full-stack developer. Follow him on:

Norcross

Norcross is a WordPress Developer at Reaktiv Studios. Follow him on:

Andrey Savchenko

Andrey Savchenko is a WordPress contractor and helps other developers with modern PHP, performance, & code quality. Follow him on:

Konstantin Kovshenin

Konstantin Kovshenin is a WordPress developer at Automattic. Follow him on:

Helen 侯-Sandí

Helen 侯-Sandí is the director of Open Source Initiatives at 10up and a WordPress Lead Developer. Follow her on:

Josh Pollock

Josh Pollock is the founder of calderawp and a PHP/ JavaScript developer. Follow him on:

 Mark Jaquith

Mark is a lead developer on the WordPress web publishing platform. Follow him on:

 Elizabeth Jamieson

Elizabeth is a WordPress developer and a WordPress Geek. She works at The Genesis Club. Follow her on:

Mike Jolley

Mike is a developer at automattic. Follow him on:

Pete Mall

Pete is a web app developer. He is currently the CEO at Range. He has also worked as a WordPress consultant and a core contributor to WordPress. Follow him on:

Influencers for Content Writers/Bloggers

Jeff

Jeff is the contributing writer to WPTavern.com. Follow him on:

Sarah Gooding

Sarah Gooding is WordPress Journalist at WordPress Tavern. Follow her on:

Ryan Hellyer

Ryan Heller is a WordPress Geek. He blogs about geek stuff at https://t.co/sZWhmJaLDj. Follow him on:

Siobhan McKeown

Siobhan is a WordPress writer. She is the owner of WordPress for WP. Follow her on:

BobWP

Bob writes and podcasts a lot about WordPress and eCommerce at https://t.co/c0055rUj7m. Follow him on:

Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi is the guy behind popular WordPress blog WPBeginner. OptinMonster, Easy WP Forms, Monster Insights. He is an Entrepreneur, MArketer, and CEO of Awesome Motive. You can follow him on:

David Bisset

David Bisset is the WordPress/BuddyPress coder and the co-founder of WPMIA and WCMIA. Follow him on:

Chris Lema

Chris Lema is a product strategist, public speaker, and WordPress blogger. He created CaboPress. He is also VP of Product at liquidweb. Follow him on:

Brian Krogsgard

Brian Krogsgard runs post_status for WordPress professionals and ledgerstatus for crypto investing enthusiasts. He is Working on the product at skyverge. Follow him on:

Tom McFarlin

Tom McFarlin runs Pressware and he blogs about software development and WordPress. Follow him on:

Brad Williams

Brad works at WebDev Studios. He is the author of many professional WordPress series. Follow him on:

Alice Elliott

Alice Elliott is an award-winning blogger for her blog fairy blog mother. She provides training on blogging with WordPress. Follow her on:

Influencers for Marketers

Adam W. Warner

Adam W. Warner is a Field Marketing Manager at GoDaddy and also a Co-Founder at Foo Plugins. Follow him on:

 Ahsan Parwez

Ahsan Parwez is a full stack digital marketer. Mostly he writes about WordPress, digital marketing, SEO, PPC, web design and E-commerce. Follow him on:

Hristo Pandjarov

Hristo Pandjarov is a Manager of WordPress Initiatives at SiteGround. You can follow him on:

Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper is a WordPress fanatic and an affiliate marketer. Follow him on:

Dre Armeda

Dre Armeda is the chief marketing officer at WebDevStudios and the co-host of The DradCast. Follow him on:

Andy McIlwain

Andy Mcllwain is a content strategist, technical marketer, and occasional developer. Follow him on:

Frankie Jarrett

Frankie Jarrett is the software development Manager at GoDaddy. Follow him on:

Jenny Beaumont

Jenny Beaumont is a Senior PM and CSM at humanmadeltd. Follow her on:

Brian Jackson

Brian is the CMO at Kinsta. He is a blogger at woorkup.com and also a developer at WP Coupons. Follow him on:

Influencers for Community Builders

Josepha Haden

Josepha Haden is WordPress Enthusiast and Community Builder. Follow her on:

Andrea Middleton

Andrea Middleton is Community Organizer on the WordPress open source project sponsored by Automattic. Follow her on:

Mustaasam Saleem

Mustaasam Saleem is WordPress Community Manager at CloudWays. Follow him on:

Saud Razzak

Saud Razzak is a WordPress Developer and currently working at Cloudways as WordPress Community Manager. Follow him on:

Mika Ariela Epstein

Mika Ariela Epstein is currently working as a WordPress support specialist for Dreamhost. She also spends time on WordPress.org solving different problems. Follow her on:

Jen Mylo

Jen works at Automattic where she does user experiences and community wrangling for WordPress and related projects. Follow her on:

Influencers for UI/UX designers

Chris Coyier

Chris Coyier is Co-founder at CodePen. Follow him on:

Lisa

Lisa is Co-Founder at Web Studios and Author at WordPress for Dummies. Follow her on:

Haris Zulfiqar

Haris Zulfiqar is a specialized WordPress and Frontend Developer. He is also a co-creator of Avada Theme. Follow him on:

Mark Forrester

Mark Forrester is an Entrepreneurially minded designer and Co-founder of WooCommerce (acquired by Automattic). Follow him on:

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart is Design Director and team lead at WordPress (Automattic.) Follow him on:

Mel Choyce

Mel Choyce is WordPress contributor, he designs stuff at Automattic. You can follow him on:

Justin Sternberg

Justin Sternberg is a designer and developer at WebDevStudios. Follow him on:

Nile Flores

Nile Flores is a WordPress designer & developer. She is also a WordCamp Conference speaker. Follow her on:

Raquel Landefeld

Raquel Landefeld is a partner of Mode Effect. She works on WordPress UX and web development projects. Follow her on:

 Isaac Keyet

Isaac Keyet is a he is a professional UX/UI/IA designer. Mostly he writes about UX/UI, best practices, and general inspiration. Follow him on:

Amber Weinberg

Amber Weinberg is a CraftCMS Web Developer. She also loves to work with WordPress front-end. Follow her on:

Sonja Leix

Sonja is an independent digital strategist and web designer. Follow her on:

Mari Kane

Mari Kane is a web designer and a blogger. Follow her on:

 Deborah Edwards-Onoro

Deborah Edwards is the owner of Liero Design. She is a front end web developer. Follow her on:

Scott Finlayson

Scott is a WordPress junkie and a freelance WordPress designer. Follow him on:

Tammie Lister

Tammie is a UX designer at Automattic. Follow her on:

Influencers for Power Users

Jason Tucker

Jason Tucker likes to record things, he also makes blog posts on WordPress and Web Development. Follow him on:

Shawn Hesketh

Shawn Hesketh is a Founder and creator at popular WordPress video Tutorial series WP101. Follow him on:

 Ivica Delic

Ivica Delic loves to teach about WordPress plugins, online tools, browsers, desktop/mobile applications, and SEO. Follow him on:

 Matt Mullenweg

This guy doesn’t really need an introduction. Matt Mullenweg is the founder of WordPress and Automattic. Follow him on:

 Gary Jones

Gary Jones was a WordPress Engineer at Gamajo, he has now joined Automattic as a VIP Engineer. Follow him on:

Mike Little

Mike little is WordPress Specialist, Co-Founder of WordPress and Director of Zed1.com. Follow him on:

Kyle Maurer

Kyle works at Sandhills Development on Easy Digital Downloads which is a WordPress plugin that makes selling digital products ridiculously simple. You can follow him on:

Michael Torbert

Michael Torbert is a Founder of Semper fi Web Design. He is also Creator of All in one SEO pack and Co-Author of WordPress All in One for Dummies. Follow him on:

Aleksandar

Aleksander is WordPress and WooCommerce Contributor. You can follow him on:

Aaron D. Campbell

Aaron D. Campbell is a speaker, open web advocate, introvert, and WordPress contributor. Follow him on:

 Alain Schlesser

Alain Schlesser is a software engineer, WordPress consultant, and maintainer at WPCLI. Follow him on:

Adam Silver

Adam Silver is a WordPress educator/podcaster. He is the founder of the conciergewp and kitchensinkwp. Follow him on:

Influencers for Agencies

Cory Miller

Cory Miller is a founder and General Manager at iThemes and Backup Buddy. Follow him on:

Chris Burgess

Chris Burgees is a passionate Tech Geek and Co-founder and CTO of digital agency clickify. Follow him on:

Carl Hancock

Carl Hancock is Co-founder of Rocket Genius and world’s leading form builder Gravity Forms. Follow him on:

Adii

Adii is working on Conversio and Co-founder of WooThemes. Follow him on:

M Asif Rahman

Asif Rahman is a WordPress Enthusiast. He is the founder of many WordPress related ventures like ARComCo, The Tech Journal, Analytify. You can follow him on:

Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is CEO and founder one the most popular SEO plugin of WordPress known as Yoast. Follow him on:

Konstantin Obenland

Konstantin Obenland is WordPress Contributor and Chairman at Height at Automattic. Follow him on:

Mario Peshev

Mario Peshev is WordPress Enthusiast and CEO at Devrix. You can follow him on:

mariopeshev.com

Matt Cromwell

Matt Cromwell is Partner and Head of Support and Community Outreach at @ImpressOrg. Proud co-author of @GiveWP and Admin of @AdvancedWP. Follow him on:

mattcromwell.com

Phil Derksen

Phil Derksen is a creator of WordPress plugins at WP Simple Pay and Simple Calendar. He is also Partner at sandhillsdev.com. Follow him on:

Ryan McCue

Ryan McCue is the Director of Engineering at Human Made. He is also the co-lead developer for the WP REST API. Follow him on:

Tomas Zaman

Tomaz Zaman is a founder  Founder, CTO, Product manager, of  Codeable. Follow him on:

Troy Dean

Troy Dean is the founder of an online program specially designed for WordPress consultants WP Elevation. You can follow him on:

Justin Tadlock

Justin Tadlock is the owner of ThemeHybrid.com, co-reviewer at ThemeReview.co. and the co-author of Professional WordPress Plugin Development. Follow him on:

Akshat Choudhary

Akshat is the Founder of blogVault. Follow him on:

 Tracy Levesque

Tracy Levesque is the co-founder of yikesinc. Follow her on:

Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor is the co-owner of TrinityWebMedia. He is also a Public Speaker.   Follow him on:

Ilona Filipi

Ilona Filipi is the co-founder and Managing Director at Moove. Follow her on:

Brin Wilson

Brin Wilson is the founder of WinningWP. Follow him on:

We hope we did justice to the awesome superstars of the WordPress community. If we have missed out some names, we would love to hear from you. If you know any that should be included, then mention them in the comment box below.

A lot of these influencers contributed a great deal of their time towards the development of WordPress in 2018.