Big Name Brands Using WordPress in 2018

We know WP is a great choice of website platform for many reasons and if you’re using it too, you’ll be pleased to know that you’re in great company!

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For its numerous advantages and powerful usability, WordPress is championed by many enterprise level businesses and big name brands worldwide. Without wasting any time, let’s take a look at some of the biggest global brands that are using WordPress to power their online presence.

The New York Times Company

This world leading news organisation’s website covers everything and anything from global business to food, travel and fashion stories. Their website is a great representation of how WordPress is used for very complex large scale enterprises.

The Walt Disney Company

One of the most famous names in animation, entertainment and information, The Walt Disney Company champions WordPress for its easy usability allowing its worldwide teams to upload and publish content easily and without knowing a line of code.

Marks and Spencer for Business

The business department for one of the best loved UK high street brands chose WordPress for its easy to manage content creation, scalability and Multisite functionality allowing the UK and Ireland sites to be combined and managed more efficiently.

BBC America

This TV network giant is home to some of the best BBC shows on both sides of the Atlantic. WordPress was chosen for its easy-to-use interface, editing tools and Multisite install features.


Known around the world for their first-class, quality motors, it only makes sense that their website is powered by world class CMS leader WordPress.


WordPress is home to the online hub where the team who made PlayStation meet gamers and communicate directly with their fans.

Sony Music

This US music giant represents some the hottest pop stars in the world. Sony knows that by using an open source content management system, they save significant amounts of money because they can rely on the core code being maintained and updated by the WordPress community.

Microsoft News

Tech giant Microsoft uses WordPress as their official portal for news and stories across their vast number of products and brands.

“Isn’t WordPress is just a blogging platform, not suitable for large scale websites?”
It’s easy for many agencies and suppliers to say – “WordPress is just a blog platform, it’s not a true Content Management System”… the fact of the matter is that this statement couldn’t be further from the truth!

WordPress started as a blogging platform nearly 15 years ago, but since then it has grown to accommodate all the features you see in the world’s best Content Management Systems, including advanced taxonomies and content relationships, custom post types, a number of advanced, very flexible built-in API’s to control such things as menus and custom options, very fine granular control over user roles and capabilities… the list goes on.

It can be said with confidence that WordPress is one of the most powerful CMS platforms available, as each component has been well thought-out and coded to purpose, rather than relying on legacy old code and concepts like many other CMS platforms available. It offers experienced developers lots of flexibility to interact and customise the way WordPress works for each individual client’s needs.

Trusted by some of the biggest brands in the world

You can see from the small handful of examples above that WordPress is trusted as the Content Management System of choice by some of the biggest brands in the world who all have extremely high traffic websites. According to W3Tech, as of October 2018 WordPress is used by 59.5% of all the websites whose content management systems are known which is a staggering 32.1% of all websites they analyse; so you know you’re in great company when your website is built on WordPress!

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