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WordPress first appeared in 2003 as a joint effort between Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little and Christine Selleck Tremoulet, a friend of Mullenweg, suggested the name WordPress. Being introduced as a blogging platform, WordPress has actually come a long way and today, from simple websites to complex portals and even applications are built with WordPress.
As of January 2015, more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites now use WordPress. As of February 2016, WordPress is used by 59.1% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is 27% of all websites.
WordPress is much more than a CMS due to its open architecture and developers nowadays are doing plenty of cool stuff using WordPress. But few people still believe that WordPress is not good enough for big brands due to its open architecture. To disprove this myth, we have created a list of the most notable big name brands that are using WordPress on their websites.
Big Name Brands That Use WordPress:
Fortune 500 Companies
Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational company and its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services. PlayStation.The blog is where the people who create the PlayStation experience meet gamers & fans directly.
Best Buy is the largest speciality retailer of consumer electronics in the United States. The company uses WordPress Multisite to power 1050 local store blogs & their mobile site. Using WordPress, Best Buy has been able to aggregate important store data and pass it back to key enterprise applications via custom web services. Best Buy also uses WordPress’ theme capabilities to experiment with Microformats, RDFa and RDF.
eBay Inc. is an American multinational corporation and e-commerce company operating in more than 30 countries. The company provides consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales services via the Internet.
The New York Times has more than 60 blogs covering everything imaginable, ranging from arts to economics. The New York Times is one of the nation’s largest and most respected newspapers and its blogs are both well-written and popular.
Forbes is a leading source for reliable business news and financial information. The Forbes Blogs cover everything related to business, from the lives of billionaires to what businesses should know about The White House. Its WordPress-powered blogs are well written and well read.
Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.
Science & Technology
NASA’s research centre has been using WordPress for a selection of their websites since 2007 and maintains a website guide with complete details about how they are using WordPress. NASA has been using WordPress mainly for its blogs and several other Open Government initiative websites.
TechCrunch This is a blog site about technology startups and is one of the top technology blogs on the web. TechCrunch is hosted on WordPress.com.
Samsung is a South Korean multinational company comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses.
Laughing Squid Laughing Squid is an online resource for art, culture and technology from San Francisco and beyond. It is run by primary tentacle Scott Beale, who is also the publisher-editor of the blog and is joined by the occasional guest blogger. This is both a cloud-based web hosting company and a popular blog.
Mashable It covers entertainment, technology, gadgets, and the web with a focus on social media.
BuzzMachine by Jeff Jarvis covers news, media, journalism, and politics. Jeff Jarvis is an American journalist, professor, public speaker and former television critic. He argues that there are many social and personal benefits to living a more public life on the internet.
Sony Music Entertainment is a United States music corporation owned and operated by Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation, and includes such music labels as Columbia Records, Epic Records, RCA Records, and numerous Sony Music national companies. Sony Music represents popular music artists such as Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon, and Michael Jackson.
The Rolling Stones is the World’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Band and their website includes a complete discography managed entirely within WordPress, tightly integrated with iTunes.
MP3.com is a website providing information about digital music and artists, songs, services, community, and technologies. It has been named after the popular music file format, MP3.
Kineda is the definitive fashion and lifestyle web destination for today’s trendsetting young adults.
Hypebeast is a lifestyle magazine that features the latest in men’s fashion, art, design and music.
Modelinia provides an in-depth coverage of the life and work of the contemporary Supermodel. It is the first entertainment web destination dedicated to the life of the Supermodel.
Harvard Law School is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is generally considered to be one of the most prestigious in the world. It is home to the largest academic law library in the world.
The University of Melbourne is an Australian public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria. It is Australia’s second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. Times Higher Education ranks Melbourne as 33rd in the world.
The University of Virginia is known for its historic foundations, student-run honour code, and secret societies. UNESCO designated UVA as America’s first and only collegiate World Heritage Site in 1987.
There are many more companies and brands all over the world using WordPress due to its reliability, security, and ease of use. It is free to install, deploy, and upgrade. Thousands of plugins and templates power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces cost and deployment time.
WordPress is popular because it meets the demand of many users with its flexible framework to allow designers and developers to create and modify layouts and applications.