Jason Tucker

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

Chris Coyier

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


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

Cory Miller

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

Adam W. Warner

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

Haris Zulfiqar

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

Chris Burgess

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


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

Shawn Hesketh

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


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

Mark Forrester

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

Mike Little

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

Carl Hancock

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


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

Ian Stewart

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

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:

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:

Mike Schroder

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

Joost de Valk

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

Hristo Pandjarov

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

Konstantin Obenland

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

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:

Mel Choyce

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

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:


Mustaasam Saleem

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


Mario Peshev

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


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:


Saud Razzak

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


Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper is a WordPress fanatic, SEO trainer, an affiliate marketer. Follow him on:



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


Dre Armeda

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


Jan Koch

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


Justin Sternberg

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

Muhammad Adnan

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

Paul Gibbs

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

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:

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.

We wish you Happy New Year and great success in 2019 to the WordPress Community.