Here we will list some of the top WordPress resources available on the net.
Official WordPress Sites
- WordPress.org – The official home of the open source project, WordPress.
- WordPress.org Theme Directory – The official WordPress theme repository has a lot of decent looking free blog themes, and is also free of shadiness.
- WordPress Codex – The official source of all WordPress documentation. Has a ton of useful information for beginners and advanced users alike
- WordPress Development Blog – The official development blog of WordPress. Keep up to date with the latest versions, bugfixes, security alerts, etc.
- WordPress Support Forum – The official support forum of WordPress. For theme-specific issues on the themes at Theme Lab, please use our own forums for quick advice.
- Plugins Directory – The official directory of WordPress plugins, all submitted by WordPress users under the GPL.
- WordPress Planet – An aggregation of various WordPress-related blogs. Stay up to date with the latest WordPress news.
Free WordPress Themes
- Wpdesigner – Has a nice collection of free WordPress themes, mostly designed by Small Potato himself. Occasionally he also announces quality WordPress themes designed by others.
- WpSnap – Quality over quantity. Unlike a lot of other free WordPress theme showcases out there, Wpsnap has only features high-quality handpicked themes.
- Design Disease – Not a huge selection, but what they have is high quality.
- Free WP Themes – This site has all of the templates from freecsstemplates.org ported into WordPress.
- WordPress.org Theme Directory – Can’t forget the official WordPress theme directory.
- ThemeShaper – Home of the popular Thematic and Launchpad WordPress themes
- ThemeHybrid – Home of the popular Hybrid theme framework, as well as several child themes.
- plaintxt.org – If you’re into minimalistic design, this is the place to get WordPress themes.
- WP Theme Designer – Some very nice magazine-style WordPress themes, designed by ChiQ Montes.
- WordPress Theme Gallery – A listing of several free and premium WordPress themes.
- We Love WP – A showcase of the best designed WordPress sites. This stuff really shows all the amazing possibilities one can accomplish with WordPress.
- LoopPress – Another WordPress gallery. Maybe I’m a little biased, but they must have good taste.
- Gallerific – Yet another web design gallery, with a category for WordPress powered sites.
- WP Inspiration – A WordPress gallery brought to you from the makers of WPCandy. Regularly updated, and allows you to search by category or color. Not to mention it’s a great looking site itself.
Other WordPress Sites
- How To Spot-Er – Has an amazing collection of WordPress guides and tutorials
- JaypeeOnline – This isn’t specifically a WordPress-related blog, but it does feature lots of blogging news, WordPress theme reviews, and a lot of other useful information.
- Weblog Tools Collection – One of the top WordPress-related blogs around. They announce any new noteworthy theme or plugin releases for WordPress, along with any other news regarding WordPress.
- WordPress Modder – A useful resource with articles and videos on modding your WordPress blogs.
- WP Candy – Another WordPress-related site, highlighting some of the best themes, plugins, and WordPress-powered sites.
- WP Hacks – Lots of great tips on modifying your WordPress blogs along with other news about the latest WordPress themes and plugins.
- WP Mods – A WordPress-related blog with information on themes, plugins, and more.
- WP Tavern – One of the most comprehensive WordPress news sites of late, run by Jeff Chandler. Also has a very vibrant forum community.
- WP Vibe – A WordPress resource site offering the latest WordPress-related news, along with other reviews, interviews, and freebies.
- WPZOOM – A WordPress blog featuring themes, plugins, tips, and more.
- HostGator – One of the biggest hosts out there. I’ve used them myself and they’re great for WordPress hosting. Competitive prices and quick support too.
- Page.ly – A host that specializes in WordPress hosting, which features a very easy-to-use interface for getting WordPress websites online fast.
Free Web Templates
- Nuvio Templates – Has a nice selection of very high-quality templates. Both of the Nuvio WordPress themes are the 2 top downloaded themes on Theme Lab.
- DemusDesign – A very nice selection of free CSS templates. We have a few DemusDesign WordPress themes here on the site.
- Rambling Soul – A collection of very nice CSS-based designs. Several of the Rambling Soul WordPress themes are available here.
If you have a great WordPress resource you’d like to suggest, let me know.