Although WordPress started out as a simple platform for bloggers back in 2003, the CMS’ simplicity and ease of use soon made it a business owners’ first choice to power their websites. Now WordPress powers over 60 million websites, making it the go-to platform for websites across the globe. We often hear people saying that WordPress is only for small personal websites, but we know that’s not true anymore. Here are some well-known WordPress sites which may just surprise you.
The New York Times
The New York Times, publisher of 2 national and 16 regional newspapers, uses WordPress to power their blog page.
The ever so popular Topman, maybe one of the surprising WordPress users, gives you a website powered by WordPress which includes all of the latest trends and looks.
The New Yorker
An American magazine of reports, criticism, essays, fiction, cartoons, poems and more.
The UK’s third largest daily newspaper.
Publisher of dozens of magazines including: People, Sports illustrated and Instyle.
Marks & Spencer’s business site
This site promotes the business department of the well-praised Marks & Spencer.
Best buy use WordPress to power 1050 local store blogs and also their mobile site.
The Rolling Stones
Offering videos and a complete discography of the ‘World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band’.
The American singer songwriter’s site offers videos, song lyrics, ringtones and more.
This is a site made by JAY Z and features a wide range of the artists interests.
Ebay provides a blog called ‘Ebay ink’ which is your go-to source for information, perspective and opinion on Ebay.
PlayStation.blog is where people who create the PlayStation gaming experience talk to gamers and fans directly.
This site shares personal insights and perspectives about the world’s largest transportation company.
Fashion WordPress sites
This offers the ultimate guide to celebrity fashion and beauty looks from the editors of PEOPLE magazine.
Part blog and part look-book, this is the destination for the trendsetting youth of today to find lifestyle and fashion tips.
This official blog for IBM recruitment provides an inside view of their company and what they have to offer.
This is a blog all about technology start ups and is one of the top technology blogs out their.
All things D
The home place of technology writers including the likes of Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.
What does this mean for my site?
You’ve seen that many big brands are using WordPress for their websites and blogs. At Kino Creative we specialise in bespoke WordPress customisation and can make WordPress do almost anything. Many developers will tell you that:
- WordPress is restricted.
- The theme/plugin wont let you do that.
- The feature isn’t in the dashboard.