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40+ Most Notable Big Name Brands that are Using WordPress

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40+ Most Notable Big Name Brands that are Using WordPress

WordPress is an awesome content management for websites of all shapes and sizes. One of the common misconceptions about WordPress is that since it is open source, it may not be good enough for big brands. To disprove this myth, we have created a list of most notable big name brands that are using WordPress on their websites.

1. TechCrunch


2. The New Yorker

The New Yorker

3. BBC America

BBC America

4. The Official Star Wars Blog

The Official Star Wars Blog

5. Variety


6. Sony Music

Sony Music

7. MTV News

MTV News

8. Beyonce


9. ebay Inc

ebay Inc

10. PlayStation.Blog


11. Best Buy

Best Buy

12. Xerox


13. Bata


14. Quartz


15. ESPN Product Blog

ESPN Product Blog

16. Nokia Conversations

Nokia Conversations

17. Ford Social

Ford Social

18. Fortune


19. Time Inc.

Time Inc.

20. Facebook Newsroom

Facebook Newsroom

21. The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company

22. Marks & Spencer for Business

Marks & Spencer for Business

23. Google Ventures

Google Ventures

24. Harvard Business Review Blogs

Harvard Business Review Blogs

25. Larry King Liveblog

Larry King Liveblog

26. The Official Rackspace Blog

The Official Rackspace Blog

27. Philips DirectLife Coach Blog

Philips DirectLife Coach Blog

28. ExpressJet Airlines

ExpressJet Airlines

29. Inside BlackBerry

Inside BlackBerry

30. Rotary Means Business – Rotary Club

Rotary Means Business - Rotary Club

31. The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

32. The Walking Dead – AMC

The Walking Dead - AMC

33. The Mozilla Blog

The Mozilla Blog

34. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog

35. Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks

36. Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton

37. Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

38. SAP News Center

SAP News Center

39. Wolverine Worldwide

Wolverine Worldwide

40. Reuters Blogs

Reuters Blogs

We hope this list is good enough to convince anyone to use WordPress. Also check out our list of 40+ top universities using WordPress. If you are looking for more, then check out our guide on Why you should use WordPress.

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  1. kingtnt says:

    Excellent list, I checked out the sites and it looks like the Wall Street Journal & the Philips sites aren’t WordPress. At least any more.

  2. Richard says:

    Can anyone suggest sample websites or themes/plugins to create a website for a small consulting company?

  3. Jesse Waters says:

    One might with some validity wonder how many of these corporate entities (if any) are using—carrying an assigned domain name—versus their own sites with WordPress[.org] software installed privately

  4. Ryan McBride says:

    I have a prospective client who told me they don’t think WordPress can handle their ~500 product e-commerce store that requires a great deal of WooCommerce customization. They think that MySQL will make it slow for such large queries. I cited some of the sites from this article to overcome their objections but it got me thinking– is the eCommerce aspect of a site as large as Best Buy still handled through WordPress or is it just integrated with a custom shopping cart solution that doesn’t have MySQL encumbering it?

    Ryan McBride
    Website Developer

  5. cajun thrityseveen says:

    Word Press Is great, but I don’t see any major I.T. or U.S. Government entity using it. Recently Dark Reading (I.T. Security) Posted that many (unpatched) websites have been victimized by persistent hacker groups. What can one set up a test page to get patches automatically, behind the firewall or in the D.M.Z. ?

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      There are thousands of government, non-profit, and IT websites using WordPress. Using older outdated version of any software on the internet is not recommended. WordPress is used on 24% of all websites so at any given time the number of WordPress websites under attack will always be higher than other CMS.

  6. Rambo Ruiz says:

    @DANIEL LAIXER you can view these websites’ PAGE SOURCE and you will see the codes. Do a Ctrl + F and type in “wp-content”

  7. Daniel Laixer says:

    But you can modify the page code to remove that :/

  8. WPBeginner Staff says:

    You are right this is the easiest way. But most business sites usually get it removed. In that case, you will need to look into their homepage’s source code to see if they have generator meta tag, links to wp-content and common WordPress files, and other clues. Another easier way is to simply ask the site owner :)

  9. Daniel Laixer says:

    ¿But how can you know they’re using wordpress?

  10. Kevin says:

    Do you have any examples of (major) technology companies or others using WordPress for their product documentation, like online help topics, including context-sensitive help, for multiple products? That would be good to see as well.

  11. Marc Connor says:

    Excellent list, I checked out the sites and it looks like the Wall Street Journal & the Philips sites aren’t WordPress. At least any more.

  12. Brian Jackson says:

    Awesome, I have actually always wanted a comprehensive list like this to show to clients who are a little hesitant when I mention WordPress. Great list!

  13. Nevis1 says:

    What a great article. Next time I have a client who has never heard of WordPress, I can forward this post to them. That ought to open their eyes.

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