WordPress continues to amaze us every day here at Computer Courage. The last 50 sites we’ve launched have all been in WordPress, and it only continues to grow as a platform. Once thought of as “just a blogging system”, WordPress has erupted in popularity on the web, and now powers over 50 million websites.
In the last year, we’ve listed our Top 10 Reasons to Use WordPress, watched WordPress stats surge, created our first public plugin, and launched many new sites.
Today, I’d like to take a moment to point out some of the big brand names that are using WordPress. If these big names can trust their reputations to WordPress, you should feel very confident that you and the 49.9 million+ other “normal” site owners will fit right into the WordPress ecosystem. Below is a partial list of some sites that use WordPress, which further reinforce WordPress’ reputation:
WordPress made it’s name originally through blogging, so I’ll start with some of the best of a very, very impressive blog resume for WordPress:
- The Wall Street Journal Blogs
- Time Magazine Blogs
- CNN Blogs
- TED Blog
- People Magazine StyleNews
- Wired Blogs
- Forbes Blogs
Some of the top news outlets in the world have turned to WordPress to power their websites:
- Yahoo News India
- CBS New York
- The New York Observer
- Harvard University Gazette
- Reader’s Digest
- MTV Newsroom
You don’t have to be rich to own a WordPress site, but don’t let that stop you:
No surprise, the tech industry is rapidly adopting WordPress to run their large, popular websites:
As always, we’d like to take a moment to thank WordPress, all the wonderful people who develop the core, the plugins, and the themes, and all the people working in WordPress and improving its reputation with every new site.