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?.

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.”

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!

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.

Nile Flores

Nile Flores is a well known WordPress fan and active member of the WordPress community. She spoke at WordCamp Chicago 2010. She is a web designer and a WP plugin developer who has dedicated over 8 years to helping others with their websites. She talks about WordPress, social media, blogging, web design, and SEO. Her main goal is to help others rock their site out by thinking outside of the box. She runs too!

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the owner of E.webscapes and the Author of WordPress For Dummies.

Shayne Sanderson

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

Boone Gorges

BuddyPress and WordPress Multisite plugin developer/pizza eater extraordinaire

Jonathan Christopher

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

Shawn Hesketh

Shawn has filled a gaping hole in the WP tutorial world. That is, tutorials for folks who’ve never used WP before and wouldn’t know a post from a page, or category from a tag.

The tutorials at are well structured, thorough and at a good steady pace.

Designer/developers can now direct their clients to Shawn’s WP101 site and let his excellent tutorials teach them how to use WP.

For us designer/devs who suck at training – it’s a godsend!

Shawn’s a legend and should be knighted for services to the WP community!