Clay Griffiths

Clay revolutionized WordPress theme development with the Headway Theme Framework. This was, and still is, the only theme framework with a full real-time wysiwyg visual editor.

Although this makes it easy for anyone to design their own WordPress theme, Clay has made Headway a very powerful tool for developers as well, with an extensive array of hooks and intelligent declaration of CSS selectors.

Version 2.0 of Headway brings a huge array of enhancements and optimizations, all coded by this brilliant up and coming developer.

Headway and Clay are certainly ones to watch in the WP community.

rich! @ etiviti

Besides changing dirty diapers – I wrote a few BuddyPress Plugins, some quick hacks, a hook reference, and sometimes answer questions in vague terms.

I like a strong IPA – make it a double.

Jean-Baptiste Jung

Developer and blog author of multiple WordPress sites. Provides great tutorials and resources for people learning to use WordPress.

Brad Williams

Brad Williams is the CEO and Co-Founder of WebDevStudios.com. He is also a co-host on the SitePoint Podcast and the co-author of Professional WordPress.  

His next book, Professional WordPress Plugin Development, is coming March 2011.

Bambang Sugiarto

More than 10 years of experience in various fields of application and web development. One of the professional web developer and wordpress expert from Indonesia. The founder of minilibra.com, and also known as the author of Asynchronous Google Analytics plugin for WordPress, and an active member in the WordPress community in Indonesia and International to give his contribution and passion in WordPress development.

Dougal Campbell

Dougal was one of the original WordPress core developers, contributing features such as XML-RPC API support, mass re-enabling of plugins, Conditional GET support for feeds, and Post Custom Fields, which became the basis for countless plugin and theme features.

He has contributed several plugins to the WordPress ecosystem over the years, including Fancybox Gallery, Easy Gravatars, Theme Preview, and a filter for Talk Like a Pirate Day which has been subsequently adapted for numerous other systems including Drupal and Joomla.

Dougal has presented at WordCamp Birmingham for all three years it has been around, and was also selected as a presenter for the inaugural WordCamp Atlanta. Topics have included “The Future of WordPress”, which discussed upcoming features in WordPress 2.7, “Jumping Into WordPress Plugin Programming”, which will see an updated version at the October PHP Atlanta meeting, and “Pitfalls of a Popular Project”.

Ben Gillbanks

Founder of the popular WordPress voting site, WPVote and big contributor to the WP community with great tutorials, and resources. Ben is a WordPress developer, and has had a hand in creating some really awesome themes from ProThemeDesign.

Mike Schinkel

Mike helps companies recognize WordPress as a Strategic Business Platform, and also develops Plugins to leverage the 13 million+ self-hosted WordPress sites.

He can be quite helpful on the WP-Hackers mailing list as well, too.

Shayne Sanderson

Shayne is a WordPress developer, geek at 9seeds.com and speaks at WordCamp events around the country.

Andrew Nacin

Andrew is a WordPress core developer and member of the commit team. He developed the Log Deprecated Notices plugin which is very useful, and he is also a WordPress consultant.

Vladimir Prelovac

Vladimir is a computer engineer by profession and an adventurer by state of mind.

Founder and CEO of Prelovac Media. Authored a book on WordPress Development and many articles on SEO, as well as popular SEO Doctor addon for Firefox.

His focus is in new Internet technologies and startups as well as leveraging SEO for small/mid-size business.

“I would love to change the world, I just don’t have the source code yet.”

Joshua Strebel

Founder of Page.ly among other things. General purveyor of ass hattery.

Jeff Star

Web developer & graphic designer at Perishable Press and Monzilla Media. Co-Author of Digging into WordPress. Creator of jquery-mix.com, mindfeed.org, & more..

Michael Fields

A developer who provides custom solutions for WordPress including tons of great resources for WP 3.0.

Justin Tadlock

Justin is the developer of the Hybrid theme framework and multiple plugins and tutorials.

Shane Hudson

Working behind the scenes everywhere, Shane Hudson is a WordPress Developer that deserves some serious publicity!

Milan Petrovic

Long time WordPress developer with extensive experience developing WordPress themes, plugins and custom websites built on WordPress.

Andy Bailey

Creator of the CommentLuv plugin and ComLuv Network. Writes PHP/MySQL code and plays with WP/WPMU.

Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk, an SEO consultant and web developer living in Wijchen, near Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Plugin Author of: Sociable, Yoast Breadcrumbs, Upcoming and many more.

Otto

Moderator and support forum member, and also does work on the WordPress.org website.

Christine Green

One big bundle of creative neural pathways. Web Designer and Developer. Marketing Strategist. Social Media Consultant. Marketing Effectiveness Coach. Christine latches on to projects that facilitate thriving …of your business and the humor that sustains life.

Alex Shiels

Alex maintains Akismet, the famous spam-fighting plugin WordPress couldn’t do without. In his spare time he builds and runs one of the most useful online WordPress health check tools at Is My Blog Working?.

Jake Goldman

Web developer & strategist, WordPress guru & plug-in author, Director of Client Services at C. Murray Consulting

Boone Gorges

BuddyPress and WordPress Multisite plugin developer/pizza eater extraordinaire

Jared Williams

Jared Williams is the developer of WPHonors and the person hosting the Award “show” that is this site. He is also the developer, designer and author New2WP.com, a great source for all things WordPress, and also the design blog Tweeaks.com. Jared is always seeking new and original ways to contribute to the WordPress community.

Matt Mullenweg

This guy needs no introduction. He is the reason this honours “contest” even EXISTS! Due to him, millionaires have been created. Due to him, kids who would normally be out playing football are now able to become international superstars by using nothing but their fingers.

Matt Mullenweg, deserves to be honoured for creating this magnificent piece of software – WordPress.

And if that is not enough, you probably all know that he (with the rest of Automattic) gave the trademark of WordPress to the WordPress Foundation so that it will be protected and stay open source forever. If you don’t vote for him, you are either evil or part of Joomla!

Joshua Parker

Joshua Parker supports the web standards project and is a web standards coder and PHP developer. He codes websites using web standards in order to make sites more accessible as well as less complex.

Michael Torbert

Christian, Patriotic American, Veteran, Linux Aficionado, Professional Geek, Programmer, WordPress Developer, Mac User.

John James Jacoby

John is a lead developer for not one, but *two* core WordPress projects; namely BuddyPress and bbPress.

After practically carrying BuddyPress on his shoulders for several months, John also volunteered to rewrite the existing bbPress project into a WordPress plugin.

Let’s hear it up for this crazy-coding JJJ guy!

Ozh Richard

WordPress and Php hacker.

Dennis Hoppe

Dennis Hoppe is a computer science student working and living in Berlin, Germany.

He loves the spirit of the open source movement, to write and share code and knowledge and so he says he has to love WordPress. :)

He designs themes and develops innovative plugins and extensions for his clients and for the community.

You can visit his personal Website (German) to learn more about him and his work.

Sergej Müller

Sergej Müller is a WordPress Coder and founder of Playground, a german blog with WordPress related tutorials and hacks.

Nathan Briggs

WP plugin coder and securitising dude, geek, atheist, chronic pain sufferer, owned by two cats and a human

Ptah Dunbar

Ptah is a core contributor of WordPress, BuddyPress developer and co-founder of DevPress.com. Since 2006, Ptah has been involved in WordPress creating themes and plugins as well as pioneering new development best practices. He is best known for his work contributing in WordPress 3.0 as well as authoring WP Framework, a rapid theme development framework. Ptah frequently travels and currently lives in Miami, FL doing WordPress consulting full-time. You can find Ptah online at ptahdunbar.com, or on Twitter (@ptahdunbar).

Antonio Fernandes

Antonio is has mad more WordPress sites than I can count. He turns a PSD mockup into a theme like a machine. He is an innovative developer that makes new concept and ideas a reality.

Donncha O Caoimh

Prolific Plugin author, Core contributor and the guy that brought us WordPress MU (now Multi-site).

Plugins include: No Adverts for Friends, Comment Referrers, Flickr Comment Importer, WP Super Cache, WordPress MU Domain Mapping, Tweet Tweet

Jonathan Christopher

Husband, Web designer, developer, WordPress bigfan, Pods CMS dev team member, amateur photographer, writer, and I like Seinfeld a lot.

Oliver Schlöbe

German WordPress Plugin Developer. Created WPSeek and a bunch of WordPress plugins.

John Hawkins

John Hawkins is a long time web developer, WordPress enthusiast, WordCamp speaker and organizer living on the outskirts of Las Vegas with his wife and two teenage children. In 2009 John co-founded 9seeds, a custom WordPress development company.

Mitcho

Linguist, teacher, coder. PhD student in Linguistics at MIT, open web aficionado. Friend of Mozilla, and Automattic.