By S. Higginbotham
What started as a simple blogging tool has quickly grown into a sophisticated, flexible Content Management System (CMS) favored by some of the most famous brands on the internet. Thanks to the incredible array of plugins and the ability to quickly scale and grow a WP site, companies are finding WordPress to be the perfect platform for engaging fans and audiences across the business spectrum.
Here are 20 of the most recognizable brands on the internet, all powered by WordPress.
The industry leader in news covering cutting-edge technology, Techcrunch uses WordPress for it’s blazing fast load times and easy scalability. Flexible back-end settings allow for easy author and content management across multiple platforms.
Ability to manage the extremely large and changing number of blogs with easy back-end integration is only one of the reasons Forbes chose WordPress.
With a constantly changing inventory of the latest styles, and a need for constant sitewide and seasonal changes to site look and feel, IZOD chose WordPress as the obvious choice to showcase their products.
The global leader in women’s fashion and style, Vogue needed a CMS with the flexibility to stay cutting-edge, while making quick content and advertising changes and handling massive amounts of traffic.
Managing separate sites for over 50 worldwide territories in multiple languages and different style offerings, WordPress was the obvious choice for Van Heusen.
With separate websites for 25 markets, all offering local news, weather, traffic and advertising across multiple platforms, WordPress was the right choice for CBS local.
Part of GM’s continuing effort to modernize and connect with a modern audience, the Fastlane Blog is content-heavy with posts from senior executives, images and videos of next-generation products and social media integration.
Linkedin chose WordPress for it’s Linkedin Blog for speed and scalability. With 330 million members and growing, reliability and flexibility were considerations when making the choice.
Facebook chose WordPress as the platform for their news site because of the easy blending of the look with the Facebook site, and the seamless integration of WordPress with Facebook and other social media.
Boston University chose the WordPress CMS due to the ability to manage a large variety of websites and blogs using one basic template, while giving each site an individual look and feel with easy customization.
Still not convinced WordPress is the right platform for your brand? Here are another 10 industry-leading brand names that trust WP to run their online presence.
Launched at the inaugural Code Conference in 2014, Re/code is the leading tech news, reviews, and independent analysis site on the web. With founders such as tech guru Walt Mossberg, Re/code has already received the Excellence in Online Journalism award. Because technology changes so quickly, Re/code needs a platform that can adapt just as fast. WordPress was the obvious and only choice as their CMS.
The New York Post needed a CMS that could manage and adapt to multiple platforms and deliver content dynamically. With hundreds of writers, editors and artists, WordPress has given the NYP the flexibility to deliver their content quickly and effectively, while managing roles and editing content worldwide.
Time.com uses WordPress to manage a list of dozens of rapidly changing contributors to their popular Time.com blog site.
With more than 6.5 million monthly visitors, Gigaom needed a flexible platform that could scale quickly and seamlessly, while delivering the ability to customize quickly. Gigaom chose WordPress VIP as their CMS.
CNN.com is another of the leading news organizations with WordPress VIP as their choice to manage multiple blogs with multiple authors and editors.
Fortune.com uses WordPress to deliver financial news instantaneously with quick updates and minimum downtime.
Variety chose WordPress to deliver entertainment and industry news rich with image and video media quickly and seamlessly.
Tribune needed a CMS that would allow them to use one back end to manage multiple media properties with different looks and templates, but all with one dashboard. WordPress was the obvious choice.
USA Today uses WordPress to manage a multiple blog website, with multiple looks and templates, and manage it quickly and effectively.
UPS Longitudes, the worldwide UPS company blog, is another top world brand that runs on the WordPress VIP Platform.
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