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Over 34% of the Web uses WordPress. It’s is one of, if not, the most widely-used content management systems worldwide. With its ease of use, customizable designs, mobile responsiveness, high security, and the ability to be managed on the go, it’s no wonder many new users choose WordPress over other CMSs.

WordPress isn’t only popular among newbies, though. Don’t believe us? Read on to find the top 25 most popular websites that use WordPress. These sites were taken from Moz.com’s list of the top 500 websites — to which these sites ranked in the first 137.

So, let’s get started.

Amazon (Blog)

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Unless you’ve never used the Internet, odds are you’ve heard about Amazon.com. Amazon is considered to be one of the Big Four tech companies today.

Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce marketplace, AI assistant provider, and cloud computing platform. It’s also the second-largest tech company based on revenue.

Amazon started as an online marketplace for books but eventually started selling electronics, video games, clothes, toys, and everything else. Its 2-day delivery service, Amazon Prime, surpassed 100 million subscribers in 2018.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

Microsoft (Blog)

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Probably we don’t need to tell you much about Microsoft. Best known for its Microsoft Windows OS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Internet Explorer, it was one of the world’s largest software makers, based on revenue.

Microsoft is currently the world’s most valuable publicly-traded company, surpassing Apple Inc. It’s become the third U.S. public company to be valued at over $1 trillion after Apple and Amazon, respectively.

This company started as a software developer. It eventually started producing and selling its line of personal computers, mobile phones, and gaming console.

This company uses WordPress for its blog/news site.

WordPress.com

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WordPress.com is often confused with WordPress.org. To clear this up: WordPress.org is a content management system based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress.com is a hosted service that runs on WordPress.

WordPress.com is a blogging platform owned and hosted online by Automattic. It runs a modified version of WordPress (WordPress.org) as part of its hosting service.

This company lets users set up a WordPress website for free which users can then pay to upgrade. According to its stats, WordPress.com’s users produce over 70 million new posts and 77 million new comments each month.

Needless to say, this company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.

Mozilla (Blog)

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The Mozilla Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports the open-source Mozilla project. It was founded in July 2003. This organization sets development policies, operates key infrastructure, and controls Mozilla trademarks and copyrights.

The Mozilla Foundation was founded by the Netscape-affiliated Mozilla Organization. The foundation describes itself as a “global non-profit dedicated to putting you in control of your online experience and shaping the future of the web for the public good.”

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

Adobe (Blog)

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Adobe Inc. is an American multinational computer software company. It has its headquarters in San Jose, California. It started out developing multimedia and creativity software and eventually moved towards digital marketing software.

John Warnock and Charles Geschke founded Adobe Inc. in December 1982. This company is best known for Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Reader, the PDF, and Adobe Creative Suite.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

Creative Commons

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Creative commons describes itself as “a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a globally-accessible public commons of knowledge and culture.” By making it easier to share knowledge and creativity, it aims to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world.

The organization has released several copyright-licenses free of charge to the public. These Creative Commons licenses allow the free distribution of otherwise copyrighted works.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.

Vimeo (Blog)

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Vimeo is an ad-free video platform and YouTube competitor. It was founded by a group of filmmakers in 2004. These filmmakers wanted to make an easy and beautiful way to share videos with their friends.

The company is a software as a service business that offers various service plans. Vimeo Stock is its most recent product (released in 2018). 90,000,000 users worldwide currently use Vimeo.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

UOL (Blog)

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Universal Online describes itself as “the largest Brazilian company in digital content, technology, services and means of payment”. It’s a Brazilian web content, products, and services firm that belongs to Grupo Folha enterprise.

It started in 1996 and has ranked as one of the Internet’s top sites since then. Their website claims that eight out of ten Internet users access UOL every month. Its homepage receives over 98 million unique visitors per month.

This company uses WordPress for its blog/news page.

Opera (Blog)

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Opera is a freeware web browser for Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and Linux operating systems. It was developed by Norwegian software company, Opera Software. It was founded in 1995 on the idea of web browsing on any device.

Since 2016, the company has shifted its core business around browsers and content discoverability apps. They claim to be one of the world’s leading browser providers and pioneer in the field of integrated AI-driven digital content discovery and recommendation platforms.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

Globo (Blog)

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Grupo Globo is the largest media conglomerate in South America. It was founded on 25 June 1925 by Irineu Marinho. It has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It started as a newspaper company and eventually moved toward other forms of media. The company produces television networks, radio stations, Internet services, satellite television, newspapers, magazines.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

Wikimedia.org (Blog)

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Wikimedia is an American nonprofit and charitable global movement that aims to bring free educational content to the world and “to bring about a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” It was founded on June 20, 2003, and has its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

It’s responsible for such websites as Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikiversity, and Wikispecies.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

W3.org (Blog)

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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. It’s responsible for developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the Web’s long-term growth. It’s composed of 446 member organizations worldwide.

Tim Berners-Lee founded the W3C 25 years ago on 1 October 1994. It has its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

CNN (Blog)

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CNN is an American news-based pay television channel owned by AT&T’s WarnerMedia. CNN Digital (their website) claims to be the world leader in online news and information. It aims to inform, engage and empower the world.

CNN was founded 39 years ago on June 1, 1980. It’s touted as the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage. It’s also the first all-news television channel in the United States.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

Forbes (Custom Publishing Site)

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Forbes.com is part of Forbes Digital, a division of Forbes Media LLC. Forbes itself is an American business magazine that mainly publishes articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. It also publishes articles on related topics like technology, communications, science, politics, and law.

The company published its first article 102 years ago on September 15, 1917. It’s since been known for its lists of America’s richest, the world’s top companies, and the world’s billionaires.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its custom publishing website.

Washington Post

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The Washington Post or WaPo is a major American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. This company has the largest circulation in the Washington metropolitan area.

It was founded 141 years ago by Stilson Hutchins on December 6, 1877. Since then, it’s won 47 Pulitzer Prizes, including the 6 separate Pullitzer Prizes awarded in 2008.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.

The Sun

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The Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It was launched in 1969 with the slogan “forward with the people”. The Sun is published by News Group Newspapers, part of News UK & Ireland Ltd.

It was founded in 1964 as a successor to the Daily Herald and became a tabloid in 1969. It’s since then circulated 1,240,959 newspapers as of September 2019.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.

Plesk

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Plesk is a commercial web hosting platform. It to be “the leading WebOps to run, automate and grow applications, websites and hosting businesses.” It was originally designed in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Plesk Inc. released the hosting automation software which first went live in 2001. It’s since run on more than 384,000 servers, automating 11M+ websites and 19M+ mailboxes.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.

WSJ (Blog)

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The Wall Street Journal is an American business-based daily broadsheet and online newspaper based in New York City. It’s one of the largest newspapers in the U.S. based on circulation with about 2.617 million copies (including nearly 1,818,000 digital subscriptions) as of August 2019.

The newspaper was founded 130 years ago on July 8, 1889. It’s since been known for its award-winning news coverage which garnered 37 Pullitzer Prizes as of 2019.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

Facebook (News Site)

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Everybody knows what Facebook is. Facebook Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes 15 years ago on February 4, 2004.

It has since ballooned into one of the biggest tech giants in the world and is counted as one of the big four tech companies. It currently boasts over 1.58 billion daily active users as of 2019’s second quarter.

This company uses WordPress for its newsroom site.

USA Today (Blog)

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USAToday is a multi-platform news and information media company. It internationally distributes a daily broadsheet middle-market newspaper.

It was founded 37 years ago by Al Neuharth on September 15, 1982. Its main headquarters are in 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia, 22108. They’ve since reached nearly 3 million readers each day and their mobile applications boast more than 24 million downloads.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

cPanel.net

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cPanel is a privately owned corporation based in Houston, Texas. It’s the company responsible for the cPanel and WHM software.

The company has been around for 22 years since its founding in 1997 by Nick Koston in his Wilmington, DE home. Since then it boasts launching over 70 million+ using its software.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.

NYPost

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The New York Post is a daily tabloid newspaper in New York City. It was founded 217 years ago on November 16, 1801, as the New York Evening Post.

Its distribution has since ranked 4th in the US as of 2018. It also launched an online version on its website in 1996.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.

TED (Blog)

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You’ve probably seen or heard about TED on YouTube. TED Conferences LLC (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an American media organization that distributes free talks online. Their company slogan is “ideas worth spreading”.

Richard Saul Wurman created TED as a conference 35 years ago on February 23, 1984. It first emphasized on its tech and design roots in Silicon Valley. Since then, the company has steadily broadened its horizons to include scientific, cultural, political, and other academic topics.

This company uses WordPress for its blog page.

TechCrunch

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TechCrunch is an American online publisher focusing on the tech industry. Specifically, it publishes articles on tech news, analysis, emerging tech trends, and profiling of new tech businesses and products. Its publication can be read in English, Chinese, French, and Japanese.

It was founded 14 years ago on June 10, 2005, and is headquartered in the Bay Area, United States. Since then, it’s been known to be one of the first publications to report on tech startups and funding.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.

Bit.ly

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Bitly is a URL shortening service and link management platform. Bitly Inc. is the company behind Bitly. Their mission is to “empower businesses to create trusted, powerful, recognizable links that maximize the impact of every digital initiative.”

The company was established 11 years ago on February 12, 2008. Bitly has since shortened over 37.5 billion links as of 2018.

This company uses the WordPress CMS for its homepage.


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