With A Day of Rest coming up in just a few months, the world of WordPress is expected to undergo quite a bit of change. Even WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, can hardly contain his excitement about the upcoming conference and update to WordPress’s API. The next generation of the platform has him expecting a “wide array of applications and interfaces you’d never imagine.”
With all that’s going on, it can be difficult for site owners, developers, designers, and bloggers to keep up with industry trends within and related to WordPress. That’s why I’ve put together this list of my favorite industry newsletters. Check out the best WordPress newsletters below and let me know if there’s any you think I missed.
The Whip is one of WordPress’s most popular newsletters, and one of it’s only daily ones. If you are going to subscribe and read just a single newsletter, this is probably the one you want.
Yoast is the best in the business when it comes to staying ahead of Search Engine Optimization trends with WordPress. My only reservation is that their newsletters can be a bit too salesy and repetitive.
This is one of WordPress’s classic and most popular newsletters, and for good reason. wpMail’s curated content come with succinct descriptions and commentary, and there’s a bunch of niche articles you’re unlikely to discover otherwise.
Nuts & Bolts by 99 Robots
Despite being a new entrant in the email newsletter game, N&B has a couple things going for it. First, it focuses on the nitty gritty details of WordPress, like the plugins and techniques used to keep your site secure, generate revenue from sponsored posts, and improve the user experience. Second, it’s got a clean layout making it easy to scan if anything seems interesting and relevant at just a glance.
Torque Mag Newsletter
True to their tagline “All the Word that’s Fit to Press”, Torque’s newsletter is like drinking from a firehose. It’s WP Engine’s comprehensive roundup of everything going on. If that’s your thing, this is your newsletter.
Creative Bloq Newsletter
If you find it tiring to keep up with every new design trend and fad, check out Creative Bloq’s newsletter. It’s a short weekly email with three to seven great articles about top design resources and opinion pieces.
Don’t have time for long-form content and need stuff that gets right to the point? WP Tavern has you covered. Short, sweet, and absent of fluff, WP Tavern’s newsletter gives you the scoop without bloat.
Our friends over at WP Mayor have one of the better newsletters in the WordPress scene. Their blog has fresh content and you’ll be the first to learn about some of the newest plugins in the market. Reach out to them when you’re ready to promote your next WP product.
Supplied by iThemes, WProsper will keep you covered when it comes to WordPress essentials like plugins and themes. It’s also got invites to webinars and other special opportunities, so I highly advise you subscribe if you’re feeling like you could use more of a community around your work.
Tactical and practical is the name of the game when it comes to ManageWP. If you want to know every time WordPress has a meaningful update or when there’s a new eCommerce plugin or extension, sign up for ManageWP.
Pretty self-explanatory, SellwithWP VIP newsletter provides you with content, resources, and discounts to help you use WordPress to sell products online. Expect a ton of WooCommerce updates, which are useful…if you’re using WooCommerce.
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No inbox is truly complete without a Smashing Newsletter subscription. Their emails are like epic rants (seriously, they include a table of contents), but if you’ve got the time, I guarantee you’ll learn quite a bit each time. Also, you might find yourself with a steep discount one of their excellent ebooks.
Web Design Weekly
I like Web Design Weekly for several reasons. First, it’s clean and nicely categorized into headlines, articles, tools/resources, inspiration, and jobs. It’s also covers a good range from CSS hacks to internet controversies.
Did we miss one? Leave your favorite WP newsletter in the comments below!