One of the common questions we get asked here at Presto Website Design when we are explaining what WordPress is to a client is if any big names use WordPress. Not surprisingly, quite a number of large companies do. In this blog post we will be listing some of the big names you probably know that currently use WordPress for their website.
1. Sweden’s Official Website
Yes, the country of Sweden’s official website uses WordPress.
Expensive, yes. Poor taste in website system? No. Mercedes has come through with their excellent choice of CMS for their website: WordPress.
3. Marks & Spencer for Business
An oldie but corporate goodie, Marks & Spencer uses WordPress for their website.
4. MTV News
MTV may be the producer of hit reality TV shows, but they also use the reliable CMS we all know and love - WordPress.
5. Snoop Dogg
Believe it or not, Snoop Dogg’s official website runs on WordPress.
6. The Mozilla Blog
Love or hate Firefox, they certainly have a good taste in open source software.
7. The Harvard Gazette
Harvard has become a luxury name in education. They know a thing or two (including of course to use WordPress for their website!)
8. Etsy Journal
Etsy is an awesome website to buy handmade crafts and gifts. Wouldn’t you know it…? Their Journal page uses WordPress!
9. SAP News Center
SAP has been around for a long time. They must have a secret strategy for getting continuous website traffic. (Maybe it’s because they use WordPress…?)
10. Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morisette uses WordPress. Stylish - isn’t it?
11. The Walt Disney Company
We all grew up with Disney and love them dearly. Wouldn’t you know it? They use WordPress!
12. The New Yorker
Whether you are a “I Love NY” kind of guy/gal or not, at the very least they are using WordPress.
Skype is the old timer of video conferencing. Would you believe it? WordPress!
14. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Even financial experts and key players use WordPress.
15. Time Inc.
People of the year awards...how about website CMS of the year award? WordPress, clear winner!
16. TED Blog
TED talks are some of the most inspirational public speaking presentations around, and they do the same thing with their website using WordPress. Moral of the story: information worth spreading: use WordPress!
17. The Official Rackspace Blog
Rackspace is no stranger in the technology and hosting world. They have been featured on several large technology YouTuber’s channels. These are guys that host other people’s websites and know a lot about being webmasters, and they use WordPress.
Variety has been a big reporter in the entertainment space for many years. They need readers to be able to keep coming back to read their next article on the latest hollywood trend or topic...and that’s why they use WordPress.
19. Facebook Newsroom
Facebook has an official website for journalists and news. They need to be able to deliver accurate information with relative ease. Yes, WordPress allows them to do just that.
Quartz delivers business news globally. They need to utilize a platform for their website that will allow them to capture their visitors to keep coming back and to stay on page for long periods of time. And yes, they do that successfully thanks to WordPress.
We all love AMC. Some of their hit shows are absolutely amazing. Fans constantly visit their website to see what is airing when, to find out what channel to tune in to, etc. To make sure their website is an effective media information hub for their users they are correct in using WordPress.
22. Justin Bieber
Like it hate him, whether you are a Believer For Ever or not...he uses WordPress and continues to prosper with his music gigs and celebrity ventures.
23. Katy Perry
Katy has been killing it with her music since 2008, and like most major artists needs a website that can get her found online. Yes, she uses WordPress.
24. The Official James Bond 007 Website
Aren’t spies so cool…? All the gadgets, the adventure, ah it’s all so glamorous. The James Bond series has been going strong since 1962 and they have produced over 24 films. For such an iconic hit series, what better website system to use then WordPress?
25. cPanel Blog
cPanel is found in almost all hosting accounts. They have done huge deals with names like GoDaddy, HostGator, and the list goes on and on. These guys know a thing or two about websites and servers. Of course, therefore, they use WordPress for their website.
26. The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are a classic rock band. Everyone should have heard of them. Having sold more than 240 million albums worldwide, it’s no surprise they opted for WordPress when it came to their website.
27. Herald Sun
The Herald Sun is one of the largest news publication companies in Australia. They therefore need a good, solid website people can read their articles on. Naturally, they opted for WordPress.
28. Rotary Means Business Fellowship
In the business world networking can be a key to success. Business owners need to work with each other to succeed. Rotary Means Business Fellowship uses WordPress for their awesome business networking website.
ExpressJet is a regional airline in Atlanta, GA. They are a serious deal, flying under the United Express brand for United Airlines. Therefore, they use WordPress for their website.
We all know TechCrunch. The Silicon Valley publisher that reports on technology business news and trends has been one of the primary outlets in the Bay Area. Accordingly, they use WordPress for their website CMS.
The Observer is one of the largest newspapers in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus county, New York. They publish news on all sorts of topics including lifestyle, arts, business, and politics. To make sure their readers have a smooth experience on their website they use WordPress.
32. Star Wars News
Star Wars is a massive franchise. They have been going strong for 43 years. They need to keep fans engaged with any new additions in the series. For that, they use WordPress.
Yelp is next in line after Google Maps for customers to review and discover businesses. They have to have a functional website that gets the job done. Their website is powered by WordPress.
34. Wolverine Worldwide
Wolverine is an American footwear brand that is very recognizable. With many well known brands they own (Harley-Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, etc) they are a massive manufacturing giant. For a serious apparel company, WordPress is key to a successful website.
36. Matt Mullenweg
Matt Mullenweg is the creator and founder of WordPress. It would be incredibly hypocritical of him if he himself was not using WordPress for his website. Because WordPress is so awesome, of course he is using it for his site!
Evernote is a fantastic handy note taking application. Available on a plethora of devices, and having the capability to sync notes across devices, it is a great app to have in any entrepreneur's kit of tools. To make that happen, they use WordPress for their website.
37. PlayStation Blog
PlayStation’s official blog site uses WordPress. Many gamers check the PlayStation Blog to get the latest news about title releases and console information.
Bata is another footwear and fashion accessory brand that is a big deal. Donating 1 million pairs to help with the COVID-19 pandemic, they are a fantastic brand we all could learn from. And awesome people like that use WordPress for their website.
39. Angry Birds
Angry Birds is one of those games everyone has played at least once. It is stupidly addicting and fun to play. Angry Birds has racked up more than 4 billion downloads globally since its release as an app. For a massively successful mobile game, they are right to use WordPress for their website.
40. Wil Wheaton
You may know him from Big Bang Theory, or from what originally made him famous: Star Trek. His official website runs on WordPress.
Being a fashion magazine, Vogue needs to make sure that their website is in style and trendy. They achieve that nicely with using WordPress.
42. Staples Canada Blog
Staples is a household name in the office supplies industry. Like the OfficeMax of Canada, they gross billions of dollars a year in sales. Their official Canadian website uses WordPress.
43. Usain Bolt
Usain is a Jamacian athlete who is a former sprinter. He is also a world record holder for metres relay. He is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. When you are the greatest at something: you use WordPress.
44. Sony Music
Sony Music is a global music conglomerate owned by Sony. They do labels and have featured artists on their website. For a serious company like Sony, WordPress is a must.
WGN is a Chicago TV station knothat is a part of many Chicagoans’ daily routine. They cover most topics your normal television station does, like news, weather, sports, traffic, etc. Of course they use WordPress for their official station website.
46. New York Post
The New York Post is a daily newspaper known by all New Yorkers. They also operate the celebrity gossip site PageSix. For a serious news publication they use WordPress to give their website visitors the best experience possible.
Lollapalooza is a huge annual-four day music festival in Chicago hosted at Grant Park. They have some big performers every year and the event is a blast for music fans of many different genres. They use WordPress for their musical events website.
48. The White House
Yes, the actual White House of the United States uses WordPress for their website. WordPress enables them to have a solid, secure, and user friendly website that they can be proud of.
49. The Obama Foundation
The Obama Foundation uses WordPress for their official campaign website. Presidential candidates need to have high quality websites that they can get as much traffic to as possible. WordPress is an excellent choice for a solid campaign site.
50. Toyota Motors Brasil
Toyota manufacturers some of the most well known car models in the world. Their vehicles are known for being solid, lasting a long time, and being daily reliable drivers for consumers. For a company of that quality, WordPress is a key choice for a website CMS.
51. Flickr Blog
Flickr has been around the internet world for many years. Being a popular image and video hosting service, they have been the first choice for many to host their media files since 2004. For a reliable media host, WordPress is the only solid option you can use.
52. Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Sun Times is yet another example of a well established, famous publication that uses WordPress for their news site. Enough said.
53. Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is a very cool tourist attraction you must visit if you are in Washington, DC. They have some really awesome exhibits you can check out with some true artistic masterpieces. For an art museum as famous as this one, WordPress is a really great choice for a foundation to their website.
54. Microsoft News
Microsoft is one of the largest companies in the world. Creators of the Windows Operating System (that I myself am using at the time of writing this article by the way), they use WordPress for their official news website.
55. Pulse by Target
Pulse is Target’s official blog. Target stores are in almost every city in the U.S. They are a massive commerce chain selling almost everything you can think of that is sold in retail stores. For a huge company like that WordPress is the best possible choice for their blog.
Beyonce is one of the most famous actors and artists of our time. She has absolutely killed it with her career. She uses WordPress for her official website.
57. Georgia State University
GSU is a huge public research university in Atlanta. They have a world-class faculty and more than 51,000 students annually. For a serious education powerhouse, WordPress is the most educated choice for a website.
58. IBM Jobs Blog
IBM is a very old name in the computing world. Producing some of the first, most well known personal computers, they have been around the technology industry for decades. WordPress is a fine option for a website for them.
59. Bloomberg Professional
Bloomberg is a famous business publication founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981. They host a variety of content including stock market updates, investing advice and articles, and economic information. For many business people this is a daily read. They use WordPress for their famous website/
60. The New York Times Company
The New York Times is a huge newspaper. They need to be able to capture digital attention with the modern times. They do that well using WordPress for their website.
61. Ogilvy & Mather South Africa
Ogilvy is one of the largest marketing companies in South Africa. They operate in 83 countries and operate across more than 500 offices with over 20,000 staff members. They focus primarily on building and transforming brands. For their company website they opt to use WordPress.
62. BBC America
Almost everyone knows BBC America. They are a cable network that airs hit shows like Top Gear. They use WordPress for their network website.
63. Inside BlackBerry
BlackBerry has been around in the cellphone world for a long time. While not in the spotlight today, they were huge in the past. They use WordPress for their official blog site.
64. The City University of New York
The City University of New York is a huge public university system in New York City. It is compromised of over 25 campuses. For a public education giant like this one, WordPress is essential to their success with their website.
65. Reuters Blogs
Reuters is a news organization focused on business and finance. They have been around for hundreds of years and were founded in 1851. For a serious news enterprise that has been around for over a century, WordPress is the right way to go with a website.
Boingo is a mobile internet provider that serves more than one billion customers annually in California. They use WordPress for their official company website.
As you can see, many organizations you have most likely heard of already use WordPress. WordPress is one of the best website Content Management Systems (CMS) out there on the market as of the time of writing this article. It’s secure, has a ton of features and functionality, and makes it super easy for our clients here in Buffalo to edit their own websites once we are done building them.
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