WordPress may have started out as a simple blogging platform. But since its inception in 2003, it has evolved into a robust platform capable of supporting virtually any kind of digital property you can imagine.
WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world. And it currently powers nearly 30% of all websites in existence today. And that’s not just no-name blogs.
Many of the world’s most recognizable brands and Fortune 500 companies have websites and blogs built on WordPress – companies like NASA, The Walt Disney Company, Vogue, Mercedes Benz, the TED blog, and TIME just to name a few.
With big names like this, it should come as no surprise that, as of 2018, 14.7% of the top 100 websites in the world run on WordPress.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for screenshots of all the websites referenced here.
A few more recognizable brands running their sites on WordPress include Zillow’s Blog, Sony Music, The New York Times Company, Target’s Blog, The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, The Walking Dead, Facebook Newsroom, TechCrunch, The New Yorker, and Home Depot Careers.
As you can see, many reputable companies entrust their businesses, online stores, and blogs to WordPress. And I’ll have you know many famous recording artists, celebrities, and professional athletes around the world have websites built on WordPress too! A few examples include Dave Matthews Band, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Tim Ferris, Usain Bolt… the list goes on (That’s 21 popular brands by my count).
Whether you’re need a full-fledged eCommerce store or a simple brochure-style site to represent your brick and mortar online – WordPress can do it. If you’re a service business that needs to show off your work and funnel leads in your direction – you’re covered. If you make the world’s best potato salad and you want the world to know, WordPress can help you promote that potato salad gospel.
There’s virtually no digital endeavor that can’t be accomplished with WordPress. So if you’re looking to get into the website game, I can’t recommend the WordPress platform highly enough.
Sure, there are other website platforms on the market (Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, Shopify, Drupal, and Etsy, among others. But there’s a reason WordPress has more marketshare (ahem… 59.5%) than all the other CMS platforms combined.
Learn why WordPress trumps the competition as the #1 CMS in the world in our next article: 5 Reasons Why WordPress Beats The DIY Website Platforms (Squarespace, Shopify, Wix, etc.)
Homepage screenshots of the 21 brands mentioned above
2) The Walt Disney Company
5) TED Blog
7) Zillow’s Blog
8) Sony Music
9) The New York Times Company
10) Target’s Blog
11) The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
12) The Walking Dead
13) Facebook Newsroom
15) The New Yorker
16) Home Depot Careers
17) Dave Matthews Band
19) The Rolling Stones
20) Tim Ferris’ Blog
21) Usain Bolt
Your Website Should be on WordPress
I’ve said it already but I’ll say it again. WordPress is the number one CMS in the world. So if you’re not yet convinced that your website can and should be running on WordPress check out the next article: