We take a look at some of the largest blogs and websites powered by WordPress, some of which may be surprising! If you thought WordPress was limited to small websites and blogs, think again. These large WordPress sites are used buy some of the worlds biggest brands to promote their content.

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.

General

The New York Times 

The New York Times, publisher of 2 national and 16 regional newspapers, uses WordPress to power their blog page.

The New York Times website which is one of the many WordPress sites

Topman

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 Topman website which is powered by WordPress

The New Yorker

An American magazine of reports, criticism, essays, fiction, cartoons, poems and more.

The New Yorker website which is one of the many WordPress sites

Metro

The UK’s third largest daily newspaper.

The Metro website which is one of the many WordPress sites

Time inc 

Publisher of dozens of magazines including: People, Sports illustrated and Instyle.

The Time inc website which is one of the many WordPress sites

Marks & Spencer’s business site

This site promotes the business department of the well-praised Marks & Spencer.

The Marks and Spencer for business website which is one of the many WordPress sites

Best buy

Best buy use WordPress to power 1050 local store blogs and also their mobile site.

The Best Buy site which is one of the many WordPress sites

Music sites

The Rolling Stones

Offering videos and a complete discography of the ‘World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band’.

The Rolling Stones website which is one of the many WordPress sites

Katy Perry

The American singer songwriter’s site offers videos, song lyrics, ringtones and more.

The Katy Perry website which is one of the many WordPress sites

LifeandTimes.com

This is a site made by JAY Z and features a wide range of the artists interests.

Life and Times website which is made by JAY Z and is one of the many WordPress sites

Business blogs

eBay

Ebay provides a blog called ‘Ebay ink’ which is your go-to source for information, perspective and opinion on Ebay.

The Ebay blog which is one of the many WordPress sites

Sony

PlayStation.blog is where people who create the PlayStation gaming experience talk to gamers and fans directly.

The Playstation blog which is powered by WordPress

UPS

This site shares personal insights and perspectives about the world’s largest transportation company.

The ups blog which is one of the many WordPress sites

Fashion WordPress sites

Stylewatch 

This offers the ultimate guide to celebrity fashion and beauty looks from the editors of PEOPLE magazine.

The Stylewatch blog which is one of the many WordPress sites

Kineda

Part blog and part look-book, this is the destination for the trendsetting youth of today to find lifestyle and fashion tips.

The Kineda site which is one of the many WordPress sites

Technology

IBM Jobs

This official blog for IBM recruitment provides an inside view of their company and what they have to offer.

The IBM jobs blog which is one of the many WordPress sites

Techcrunch 

This is a blog all about technology start ups and is one of the top technology blogs out their.

The techcrunch blog which is one of the many WordPress sites

All things D

The home place of technology writers including the likes of Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.

The AllthingsD site which is one of the many WordPress sites

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.

If you’ve been told that WordPress can’t do what you need it to do, it’s time to tell us about your project and have a chat about what we can do. You can contact us or call directly on 0191 211 1975.