WordPress is the most popular content management system for websites on the internet, the platform was founded in 2003 by web developers Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg and is now used by an estimated 75 million plus websites which is even more impressive considering there are an estimated 172 million websites on the internet according to a survey conducted by Internet services company Netcraft. Many people are surprised that such a simple platform that is accessible to everyone is used by top websites on the internet that get millions of visits a month, so in this article, we are going to provide you with a list of websites using WordPress.
Quartz is a New York-based business news site that was founded in 2012 and quickly became one of the most popular websites on the internet thanks to its quality reporting, in 2018 it was sold for an undisclosed amount said to be between $75 million and $110 million to a Japanese media company.
Listeverse is the top ‘listicle’ website on the internet, averaging 5 to 6 million visits a month. The website is known for its viral articles that focus on mysteries, history, science, and creepy topics. Listverse was founded in 2007 and has for over a decade remained one of the biggest content sites, in part thanks to its ‘Creator Program’ where everyone is able to submit articles to be published on the website and also be rewarded with a payment of $100 if their article gets approved by the Listverse team.
Global News is one of the top news websites in Canda with an average of 30 to 25 million visits a month. The Global News firm also owns 15 regional television stations all around Canada making it one of the biggest television companies in the country.
Vogue India is the Indian version of the iconic and influential magazine that is so popular in the west. Vogue India’s first issue was published in October 2007 and the website now averages between 1 and 1.5 million visits a month. However, for whatever reason, the websites of the American and British editions do not use WordPress as their platforms
Adobe Blogs is the official blog for the American software company Adobe Inc. which is one of the biggest software companies in the world. Adobe is the developer of widely used software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.
Unicef UK is the branch of the famous non-profit charitable organization owned by the United Nations that was founded to help children around the world. Unicef works in both developed and developing countries to provide disadvantaged children with food, necessary education, and vital healthcare services. Unicef is supported entirely through voluntary donations, therefore it is important that is maintains a popular and professional public image in order to keep receiving donations. The fact that WordPress is used by one of the world’s biggest charitable organizations shows how powerful a platform WordPress thanks to its customizability and ease of use.
Most of you may have heard of the popular mobile game Angry Birds where the aim is to sling flightless birds into enemy structures occupied by the green piglets (who are the antagonists). It may sound stupid however Angry Birds has generated billions of dollars in revenue for the game development studio that created it. Despite the game being released and becoming popular in 2009, the game still generates over $200 million in revenue a year in 2019.
Network Rail is a British government-owned company that is responsible for the maintenance over most of all railroad networks in the whole of Britain. The company employees an estimated 37,000 people and is one of the biggest employers in the country.
Fortune magazine along with Forbes is the leading business magazine and website in the world, the Fortune website receives an average of 8 million visits a month. The media company is responsible for publishing the prestigious ‘Fortune 500’ list which lists the top 500 companies in the world by revenue.
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company is one of the top 10 biggest entertainment companies in the world with revenues of close to $60 billion a year. The Wal Disney Company is responsible for famous films such as Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Frozen and Beauty, and the Beast just to name a few. The Walt Disney Company also owns massive resort complexes in the United States, France, Japan, and China.
WordPress is undeniably an awesome platform, it is very simple and easy to use (some may even call it minimalistic). At the same time is very powerful, effective and customizable which is what makes it such a successful platform. It is truly inspiring to have the average bloggers share the same platform as some of the world’s biggest companies.