Arguably, the single constant that exists in our industry is that we always have to keep learning. I consider that a good thing (who doesn’t?), though I know it also becomes a bit tedious (and even lead to burnout depending on the nature of your job).

And I’d say that’s true now more than ever, especially given the speed at which languages and related tools are moving.

But if you’re working in the world of WordPress and you’re looking to stay up to date with some of the technologies that are used to build products on top of it, I thought I’d share a list of some things I recommend checking out.

WordPress-Related Resources

Note that when I talk about building products on top of WordPress, I’m not talking about using libraries that we know exist in the core application. I’m talking about other things that can be used in conjunction with it.

This is by no means a comprehensive list. Instead, it’s more of a starter list. To that end, I’ve decided to open comments on this post for others to add their preferred tools to the list, so if you’ve got something to add then take time to do so. 🙂

Again, with the rate at which we move, this list will likely be dated soon enough. But here’s what I’ve got for starters:


WordPress-Related Resources: Hosting


WordPress-Related Resources: Editors


WordPress-Related Resources: JavaScript


WordPress-Related Resources: HTML5

Task Runners

WordPress-Related Resources: Gulp

Source Control with Git

WordPress-Related Resources: GitHub

It’s Just a Start

As you can see, there are some editors and IDEs, some JavaScript work, task runners, and even web hosts. Further, there are sites for documentation, and courses, as well.

With all of that said, I hope that some of these will not only point you in the right direction but will also give you a set of references to easily get started with what you need (depending on what it is you need).