WordPress is a wildly popular content management system (CMS). In fact, over 75 million sites worldwide use the CMS platform. Yet, I work with clients who still want to know if WordPress is the right platform for their business. Typically, sharing some of the many advantageous features of WordPress is enough to convince them. Some clients, however, require a little more convincing. That is when I share some of the mind blowing statistics about WordPress’ dominance. Still not convinced?
You might be surprised to learn that some of the biggest websites on the Internet are powered by WordPress. Here are top ten major business giants who decided to go with WP when establishing their online presence. I promise, after taking a peek at these heavy hitters, you will not require any more convincing.
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Keeping Good Company: Top Businesses using WordPress
If you are uncertain if WordPress is for you, check out my list of the Top Ten Companies that use WordPress. If you had any doubt about using WordPress for your business, those doubts will be erased by looking at this impressive who’s who list.
1. Sony Music
Everyone knows the stars Sony represented at various stages of music history. From Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake to Britney Spears and Celine Dion – Sony Music set up their online presence, choosing to power their incredibly captivating website with modest WordPress. Way to go WP!
This is a website everyone in the tech industry should know – to put it simply, it’s the best technology news platform around. You can only imagine the amount of news pieces and articles added every day – and yet it keeps its structure thanks to WordPress.
Reuters is a major global news agency and its blogs deliver some of the most significant news to decision makers all over the world – all this thanks to WordPress. If they chose to go with WP, it really means something.
UPS’ Upside shares personal insights and perspective about the world’s largest transportation company.
It’s safe to say that CNN is a big fan of WordPress – not only does it power many blogs of some of their famous on-air personalities, like Anderson Cooper or Dr. Sanjay Gupta, but also the special platform dedicated to bringing the latest campaign coverage and political news straight from CNN’s Best Political Team. If this news giant trusts WP, so should you.
6. New York Times
The New York Times’ blogs cover everything imaginable, ranging from arts to economics. That should give you a sense of just how powerful is WordPress.
7. The New Yorker
This legendary magazine has just recently embraced the power of WordPress and revamped its website. By employing WP, they were looking forward to create a more readable and cleaner site. They also made sure that the website is easy to navigate for mobile users, who are actually the fastest-growing segment of the magazine’s readership.
8. Ebay Inc.
This is a blog that grants a glimpse into the everyday life at one of the global e-commerce giants. In order to engage more with their consumers, Ebay chose WordPress and it’s been enjoying it until today. This is surely a big win for WordPress.
Forbes is business magazine know for its lists and ranking. It is a leading source for reliable business news and financial information.
10. BBC America
This American TV giant decided to create a functional website which serves as home for its various shows. They chose to power it with nothing else but WordPress. The website itself is pretty complicated – each site has its own child theme, which is always powered by the main framework. Impressive, isn’t it?
Simply stated, WordPress is designed to assist you in making the most of your online presence.
Statistics don’t lie: Most companies use WordPress
WordPress is largely in a league of its own. The open-source nature and plugin architecture allows developers to take a bare bones installation and turn it into an online shop, a photo gallery, a news website, or anything else you might imagine. Over 55,000 plugins are available for adding extra functionality to your site. From SEO optimization to sophisticated eCommerce, the possibilities are endless in WordPress.
Those infinite possibilities are among the reasons why WordPress is the platform of choice for so many top companies. Here are just a few of the many mind-blowing statistics about WordPress.
- WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market
- WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites
- 500+ sites are built each day using WordPress while only 60-80 per day are built on platform like Shopify and Squarespace
- The WordPress Plugin Directory features 55,000+ plugins
- WooCommerce powers 22% of the top 1 million eCommerce sites in the world
- 7 new blog posts pop-up every second
Setting up your business website on WordPress
Are you convinced? We offer a host of services to help you with your WordPress site. We provide training to make it easy for you to set up or manage your WordPress site. We also offer website management services if you are more comfortable turning over the reigns of your site’s management to someone who is more experienced with WordPress. Create your WordPress site just like so many other top companies.
Watch the video above for details or read on to learn more about our online and in person WordPress training classes.