Why Do So Many Reputable Brands Use WordPress?
Famous WordPress websites you may have heard of but may not have known were built with the WordPress Content Management System (CMS).
WordPress powers more than one-third of the world’s Websites. The most widely used content management system in the world is this platform.
Would you want to discover which well-known companies use WordPress?
WordPress is used by some of the biggest and most well-known brands, people, and companies in the world.
And to help debunk this notion and demonstrate exactly how fantastic this content management system is, we’re here is a list of 75 really beautiful websites you probably have heard about, but might not know were created with WordPress:
Vogue is a globally recognized fashion and lifestyle magazine, published monthly by Condé Nast.
This is a great example of using a modern web app built with React and the WordPress Rest API.
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.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor, well known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Dogg, and Snoop Lion. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Snoop Dogg’s site encompasses his entire online presence and seamlessly weaves in social media, video, music, and other multimedia for a content-rich experience for all his fans.
The official PlayStation.Blog is where the people who create the PlayStation experience meet gamers and fans directly.
Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City and the flagship publication of Time Inc.
Top news and events from the newsroom of the popular social networking service Facebook.
Rovio took the world by storm in 2009 with Angry Birds, an international mobile game phenomenon that quickly became the most downloaded game of all time. Over the years, Angry Birds has seen rapid growth and evolved into an entertainment brand that covers not just mobile games but animation, books, and more.
The official website for Toyota Motors Brasil.
WordPress is trusted by some of the highest-profile sites on the Web.
The White House has been using open-source CMSs since 2009 and WordPress since 2018. In 2021, the Biden administration chose to continue using WordPress for their new site.
Quartz is the brand new, global business news site from Atlantic Media.
Why it’s in the Showcase: With its use of WordPress as a CMS, mobile-first design, JSON APIs, and more, Quartz is a great example of the innovation happening in the WordPress world.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise conceived by George Lucas. The first film in the franchise was originally released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year intervals. Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy’s final film, the first in a new prequel trilogy of films was released, again released at three-year intervals, with the final film released on May 19, 2005.
Star Wars is one of the most popular movie series of all time, and the series’ official blog is powered by WordPress.
Your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.
The New York Post is an American daily newspaper, primarily distributed in New York City and its surrounding area.
Tonal is an online service that offers home-based personal health solutions. The service offers fitness coaches and artificial intelligence-based solutions for people to get a superior workout from their homes without visiting a gym. Tonal is essentially an eCommerce platform built using WordPress.
The Tonal site has a very quirky and attractive design and UX. The service itself is quite popular and successful. Tonal has raised $110 million and has seen its sales increase 12 times in 12 months.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. Using our portfolio of brands to differentiate our content, services, and consumer products, we seek to develop the most creative, innovative, and profitable entertainment experiences and related products worldwide.
Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, singer, and podcaster who has been featured in movies, television shows, and stand-up comedy specials. He has done multiple comedy tours spanning both the UK and the US.
Russell’s website provides access to his blog, podcast, fansite, tour dates, and multiple social media accounts.
Global News is the news and current affairs division of Global Television Network in Canada, overseeing all local and national news programming on the network’s twelve owned-and-operated stations.
Canada.com, featuring discussions about what Canadians are talking about, is owned and operated by Postmedia Network Inc., Canada’s largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers. canada.com complements Postmedia’s other properties, including daily newspapers in cities across Canada like the Vancouver Sun, The Province, the Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, the Ottawa Citizen, and the National Post, as well as more than 50 destination websites.
TechCrunch, founded on June 11, 2005, is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, we profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space.
A popular Icelandic post-rock band with melodic, classical, and minimalist elements.
Momofuku is a group of restaurants owned by renowned chef and founder, David Chang.
Bill Burr loves his dog, hates bankers, and has issues with women. In his head, he’s a great guy. He’s done two hour-long stand-up specials: “Why Do I Do This” and “Let It Go.” He hosts a podcast each week called The Monday Morning Podcast. This past year he was lucky enough to be in two episodes of Breaking Bad.
Why it’s in the Showcase: Bill Burr’s website is the Boston-based comedian’s hub for his fans to stay updated on his comedy, acting appearances, and podcasts. The site uses WordPress to maintain its podcast feed, blog, and tour dates.
The official website for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association.
The WordPress-powered website features an appealing design, photos automatically pulled from Flickr, a photo submission feature, and easy access to information on what to do and where to stay on the Oregon Coast.
Blogger/photographer Scott Schuman began The Sartorialist in 2005 with the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life.
Since The Sartorialist has become one of the most popular fashion blogs on the web, and Schuman’s work has appeared in national advertising campaigns for The Gap, Verizon, Nespresso, DKNY Jeans, Crate & Barrel, Absolut, and many more. His work also resides in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
The Obama Foundation was established in January 2014 to “carry on the great, unfinished project of renewal and global progress.” In the near future, the Foundation will oversee the design and construction of the Obama Presidential Center.
Oh She Glows is a healthy living and vegan food recipe site. Angela Liddon chronicles her life, her struggles with eating disorders, and how she has overcome these struggles, in addition to providing healthy vegan recipes for readers to enjoy.
Oh She Glows has become one of the top vegan blogs on the internet. Angela Liddon has won various awards, including the 2011 Best overall blog and 2011 Best vegetarian blog from Foodbuzz.
NGINX is a high-performance, open-source web application server, and accelerator. NGINX.com is the homepage for the company behind the open-source platform.
Welcome to We Heart This, your one-stop source for all things worth loving! You have found THE place to discuss and discover things guaranteed to make your heart pound. We are dedicated to shamelessly discussing the stuff we adore, obsessing about the trivial right along with raving about the substantial. We cater to the savvy, modern woman. Someone who enjoys making informed purchases uses her creativity to solve problems and looks forward to life’s little joys and sharing them with others. Someone just like you!
We Heart This is a major and well-executed implementation of BuddyPress and WordPress. It also features a bbPress forum and a wide variety of original content.
Free and useful online resources for designers and developers.
Population Media Center (PMC) works worldwide using entertainment education for social change. PMC’s programs encourage positive behavior change among the audience.
Method Products (branded as method) is a San Francisco-based corporation that produces nontoxic, biodegradable natural cleaning supplies focusing on minimalist product design. (source: Wikipedia)
Beautiful graphics, easy-to-use navigation, and an integrated eCommerce store show off WordPress’ features to the fullest.
Moving from Drupal 7 to WordPress made sense for a business user like Capgemini, freeing up much of the technical overhead and complexity surrounding content publishing and more. Human Made helped Capgemini enable a new digital culture of creation with a robust, usable, and intuitive CMS to support them in delivering their business objectives and empowering their global network of teams to do their jobs effectively.
By the end of the project, a large portion of the Capgemini network had been moved from Drupal to WordPress, undergoing a complex migration of 38 sites and content syndication across their local and main sites, as well as rebuilding their entire platform architecture.
Official website of recording artist Silversun Pickups. This site for one of the USA’s leading alternative rock bands receives high weekly traffic from all over the world and looks great while doing it.
OMG! Ubuntu! is an Ubuntu blog aimed at everyday Ubuntu users covering the latest OS developments, application updates, and releases alongside opinion pieces, interviews, polls, and more.
Why it’s in the Showcase: The site uses WordPress to maintain a high-traffic, content-heavy blog focused on Ubuntu, an open-source operating system.
The Campfire Film Foundation is a social enterprise based in Melbourne, Australia. It is a hybrid short film festival/distribution platform designed to connect school teachers with short films that spark discussion.
The Campfire Film Foundation website uses a custom-developed WordPress theme and WordPress as a CMS to create a directory of films and film festivals for educators and filmmakers.
The Children’s Radio Foundation is an initiative to give young people the tools and skills to express their ideas and share their stories, thereby giving them access to a world of wider opportunities. Since its founding by Elizabeth Sachs in 2006, the organization has created a network of more than 1700 trained youth radio reporters across six countries in Africa, who broadcast on local and national radio stations and via social media.
The organization has an attractive website with great UX. It was able to do a lot of ground-level work during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to its WordPress-powered site.
MIT Sloan Management Review leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives, and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological, and societal change.
The Ladybird Education site, produced by Illustrate Digital, is an international resource of teaching materials to help school children learn English. The large library of Ladybird books can each be unlocked to access more teaching resources and eBook versions of each publication.
The site runs entirely in WordPress and is integrated with AWS to deliver its resources, alongside an integration with Auth0 to issue secure user authentication.
Hodge Bank is well-established UK savings and commercial lending bank, who run a number of websites on WordPress. The main bank website, produced by Illustrate Digital, is a security-conscious tool to help customers explore financial products and provide access to view and manage their savings accounts.
The brand selected WordPress for its flexibility and scalability. It benefits from a block approach to allow the internal marketing team to create and edit content freely across the range of Hodge websites.
Daybreaker is a global dance movement in 25 cities around the world and growing. The site brings people together. It is building a global dance tribe, and the site looks beautiful!
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the public university system of New York City and the largest urban university in the United States.
UBC Blogs is an e-Learning initiative being spearheaded by the Office of Learning Technology at The University Of British Columbia.
Ann Marie “Ree” Drummond is an award-winning American blogger, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, food writer, photographer, and television personality who lives on a working ranch outside of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. In February 2010, she was listed as No. 22 on Forbes’ Top 25 Web Celebrities—one of only four women. Her blog, The Pioneer Woman, which documents Drummond’s daily life as a ranch wife and mother, was named Weblog of the Year 2009, 2010, and 2011 at the Annual Weblog Awards (The Bloggies). In 2009 TIME Magazine named Drummond’s Confessions of a Pioneer Woman one of the “25 Best Blogs” worldwide.
SOMArts (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services) is an independent nonprofit that operates the South of Market Cultural Center, one of four city-owned cultural facilities in San Francisco. SOMArts is an essential resource to the residents of San Francisco—more than 40,000 people a year visit the center, and more than 80 nonprofits and arts groups use SOMArts for their annual classes, fundraisers, and performances because it is the most versatile and affordable large-capacity arts space in the heart of the city.
SOMArts is a popular venue for San Francisco nonprofits and has a visually appealing, content-rich website powered by WordPress.
At 9to5 Mac we are a loosely assorted group of Mac Managers and Macintosh Business enthusiasts throughout the world (San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, and Hong Kong) that try to keep each other (and you) apprised of many of the things going on in the Apple Enterprise Community.
9to5mac is one of the largest websites tracking Apple and Apple products. It switched to WordPress to gain the benefits of the WordPress platform, including increased speed and better commenting.
Bi-Rite is a neighborhood market feeding our community with love, passion, and integrity.
Bi-Rite uses WordPress to power its website and feature a wide variety of content, ranging from information on what the market features to news and contact information.
A publishing platform for the University of Mary Washington community.
The Village Voice was founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, and Norman Mailer in 1955 as “the nation’s first alternative newsweekly.” Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, the Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse.
The official website of the Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India.
TV Tonight brings news, ratings, advance guide info, Australian previews, gossip, and best picks.
thisisFINLAND forms an attractive window into Finland for everyone interested in our country, its culture, and its people.
Produced by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and published by the Finland Promotion Board, thisisFINLAND was originally established in 1995 as Virtual Finland.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC is the largest parade in the country.
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) was founded by Dr. Jane Goodall with the inspirational message that the well-being of our world relies on people taking an active interest in all living things. We believe that every individual matters and makes an impact. We are a global nonprofit committed to community-centered conservation, whether it be protecting chimpanzees and great apes in Africa while improving the lives of communities around the ape habitats or supporting youth-led efforts around the world to improve their own communities.
The Clorox Company, based in Oakland, California, is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products.
An incredibly popular blogger and now a New York Times bestselling author, Jenny’s blunt, incisive writing style and willingness to lay everything bare have made her a blogging favorite.
The Bloggess is by Jennifer Lawson, an American journalist, author, and blogger from Wall, Texas. She is the co-author of Good Mom/Bad Mom in the Houston Chronicle and a columnist for SexIs magazine — and she’s well known for her irreverent writing style. She was recognized by the Nielsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers and Forbes listed thebloggess.com as one of their Top 100 Websites for Women.
This site is a fully customized news portal for the University of Manitoba. The new site allows University staff writers and contributors to publish new, relevant, and fresh content—including photography, video, and social media. The site is fully responsive and performs beautifully on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
The challenge was to design and build a digital newspaper that could fully replace the University of Manitoba’s current printed paper, “The Bulletin”. Because digital consumption of news now far outweighs its traditional printed counterpart, they chose a scalable and flexible platform to go fully paperless.
Georgia State’s website represents its colleges and schools, centers of creativity and discovery, and provides visitors an opportunity to discover how Georgia State has a major impact on Atlanta, the nation, and the world.
This is a very large university, and gsu.edu is a single multi-site hosting over 150 sites.
Bike EXIF is one of the world’s largest motorcycle-related websites, with around two million page views a month. It focuses on custom motorcycles and cafe racers, with an emphasis on clean design and high-quality photography.
Bike EXIF was the first motorcycle website to take a design-led approach and has become a household name in the moto community in just four years. It is now one of the most influential sites in its field.
Riverdance.com is the official website for Riverdance, the world-famous Irish dancing theatrical show now in its 18th year.
The website has significance due to the significance of Riverdance itself. Since 1994, the Riverdance theatrical show has: * Played over 10,000 performances * Been seen live by over 23 million people in over 350 venues worldwide, throughout 45 countries across 6 continents * Played to a global television audience of 2 billion people.
The site makes use of custom post types and taxonomies for tours and shows and is part of a multisite install that facilitates different language versions of the site, the first one being cn.riverdance.com in Chinese.
Margaret started performing stand-up at age 16 in a comedy club called The Rose & Thistle above a bookstore her parents ran. Soon after, she won a comedy contest where the first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld. She moved to Los Angeles in the early ’90s and lived in a house with several other young performers.
I moved out because I wasn’t the most famous. If the Manson Family had come, I wouldn’t have been Sharon Tate; I would have been one of the supporting victims, and who wants that? Janeane Garofalo moved into my old room. Anyway, ‘Cho’ written in blood on the wall doesn’t look as cool as ‘Garofalo.’
The Swell Season are Glen Hansard (from the Irish band, The Frames) and Marketa Irglova (classically trained Czech pianist and vocalist). In 2008, the duo won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The online home of award-winning writer John Scalzi, best known for his science fiction novel Old Man’s War.
CDT is a collaborative news website covering China’s social and political transition and its emerging role in the world. We aim to aggregate the most up-to-the-minute news and analysis about China from around the Web while providing independent reporting, translations from Chinese cyberspace, and perspectives from across the geographical, political, and social spectrum.
Writers and bloggers from die tageszeitung (also known as taz), a cooperative-owned German daily newspaper that was founded in Berlin in 1978.
The Institute of Network Cultures is a media research center that actively contributes to the field of network cultures through research, events, publications, and online dialogue.
Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries and to safeguard the drinking water supply of 9 million New Yorkers. For more than 40 years Riverkeeper has been New York’s clean water advocate. We have helped to establish globally recognized standards for waterway and watershed protection and serve as the model and mentor for the growing Waterkeeper movement that includes more than 180 Keeper programs across the country and around the globe.
Riverkeeper is a non-profit that is using WordPress to power its extensive and well-designed website. The site features a variety of content, ranging from videos to static content.
Webdesigner Depot is a resource for web designers seeking tips and information on how to become successful web designers.
Everything you ever wanted to know about dogs and the people who love them!
Children’s Rights is a national watchdog organization advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children in the U.S.
Online since May 1995, Jeffrey Zeldman Presents is the personal site of designer, writer, and stunt double (wait for it) Jeffrey Zeldman. Jeffrey Zeldman’s Daily Report is one of the oldest continuously published blogs and a registered periodical: ISSN No. 1534-0309.
Jeffrey Zeldman was one of the first designers, bloggers, and independent publishers on the web, and one of the first web design teachers. In 1998, he co-founded—and from 1999 to 2002 he directed—The Web Standards Project, a grassroots coalition that helped bring standards to our browsers.
Earth911 is the premier environmental resource for source reduction, reuse, and recycling information.
Matt Mullenweg is the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet, and more. He blogs at ma.tt.
The official blog of Danielle Steel, the best-selling romance novelist.