The WordPress community is powered by so many impressive individuals who not only contribute, but get others excited about contributing as well. This list honors and is dedicated to them. If you believe anyone belongs on the list, leave your recommendation in the comments below so we can add them to an upcoming list. Also, if there are any errors below, let us know and we can update the list accordingly.
Nile Flores – @blondishnet
You missed her by miles on this list.
Wow! Thanks for pointing her out – we’ll definitely look into adding her to the next list :)
I think you missed out Ahmad Awais https://twitter.com/mrahmadawais/
Thanks for sharing! We’ll definitely look into adding him to the next list :)
Yes, you missed my two champ WordPress community managers.
Thanks for letting us know! We’ll definitely look into adding them to the next list :)
Decent list, but my listing is incorrect. #59
This line is not true about me and seems like it’s about someone else in the list—>
Thanks for pointing that out! We’ve updated your bio, let us know if you have any changes. Sorry about that :)
Sounds like me :) Wait no.. pretty sure that is on my LInkedIn
If you are basing this on twitter followers, you missed me :D @ideag
Not strictly based on Twitter follower count, but we’ll take a look at adding you to our next list :)
Some folks I would have definitely considered for this list:
Andrew Norcross @norcross
Mario Peshev @no_fear_inc
Curtis McHale @curtismchale
Carrie Dils @cdils
Chris Ford @ci_chrisford
Rebecca Gill @rebeccagill
Angela Bowman @askwpgirl
Karim Marucchi @karimmarucchi
Shane Pearlman @justlikeair
Steve Zehngut @Zengy
Remkus De Vries @DeFries
Mike Schinkel @Mike Schinkel
No list is perfect. There will always be people that get missed.
Thanks for your input! You’re right, no list is perfect, but we’ll definitely look into adding these folks to our next list :)
Thanks for the mention. +1 for everyone else you suggested.
Great list! Found some new faces that I need to meet.
I would also add Adam Silver (@heyadamsilver). He runs the South Bay WordPress Meetup in LA and has a fantastic podcast, kitchensinkwp.com. Along with those creds, he started the ConciergeWP.com WordPress backup & security service and is a co-organizer of WordCampLA 2015. He is a must add for the next list.
I’m glad you found some new folks! Adam seems like a great choice, we’ll look into adding him our next list. Thanks for your input!
Thank you for featuring me (Shayda Torabi) but you have my last name spelled wrong! Can someone please update that?
Sorry about that, seems it slipped through the cracks. Thanks for letting us know!
Suzette Franck @suzette_franck
Se Reed @sereedmedia
Dee Teal @thewebprincess
Thanks for sharing! We’ll definitely look into adding them to the next list.
You missed Kim Doyal http://twitter.com/KimDoyal http://thewpchick.com/
Thanks for letting us know Steven!
I not-so-humbly nominate myself for the list, if you go by Twitter followers: @andersnoren.
Just to echo James from earlier, this list was not going by twitter followers. We first curated the list using our own criteria, but since we didn’t want to actually rank the list, we just used twitter followers to do so :)
Emil Uzelac TRT and original developer of Responsive https://twitter.com/emiluzelac
Dovy Paukstys lead developer of the Redux Framework. https://twitter.com/simplerain
I would suppose you also missed me, Trent Lapinski. I did found CyberChimps, one of the largest WordPress theme companies on WordPress.org. Then again I did sell it. https://twitter.com/trentlapinski
In loving memory to Kim Parsell http://wpmom.org/ who contributed much to WordPress. She is definitely worth a mention.
You Missed Tareq Hasan https://twitter.com/tareq_cse
Interesting list, but it seems more like a Twitter popularity contest than a list of influencers that are well, influencers. Why rank people by the number of Twitter followers if the # of Twitter followers are meaningless? I am sure there is a far better way to rank contribution, reach, resources, influence, value to the community, activity, etc.
We’re open to suggestions on how to rank similar lists moving forward! We curated this list based on all the criteria you mentioned but we couldn’t come up with an objective scoring system that made sense to quantify everything.
You know what more important then stupid lists about who the “important” people are.
Seriously join the real conversation here.
Don’t forget Wes Crychel. @weschyrchel
Gonna add another nomination for @norcross.
Great list! I’d love to see Mike Schinkel and Rarst on the list.
Great to see a lot of good friends on this list, many many worthy influencers. Quite a few missing though… awesome to see the influencer list so broad and wide and still missing folks.
Exactly! There are just so many considerably influential people it’s practically impossible to fit them all in a list.
So few women on this list…why is that?
I’m not sure why. Do you have any suggestions of other people to add? We’d be happy to look into including them in our next list!
Good to see lots of old friends and new faces on this list. I’d say you missed @jb510. He’s done a ton of work with WordPress meetups and the first WordCamp Maui.
Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll look into adding him in our next list.
These influential women too should be added to the list:
and many others.
THanks Akshat for the additions. Looks like we need another list to add these wonderful folks.
Great list! You have mentioned some big names and here is a list of WordPress influencers to follow in 2017 https://www.cloudways.com/blog/top-wordpress-influencers/