Popular Sites Built on WordPress

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Just last year, Matt Mullenweg announced that WordPress runs around 18.9% of the web. That’s a lot of websites and it might make you wonder what the number is for this year. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular WordPress-built sites out there. 


If you would like to learn more about the tech industry, then TechCrunch is a great site to keep an eye on. There are several ways to navigate the site including: News, Events, CrunchBase and the search bar. TechCrunch also has its own TV channel which you can find by clicking on ‘TCTV’. CrunchBase is an open and editable wiki about the IT industry. If you would like to contribute to the CrunchBase, you can start by clicking here. Just click on the ‘Register’ button found on the top-right to create your account.

TechCrunch is a popular website built by WordPresss

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is a web design and development blog that was founded in 2006. The purpose of the site is to inform web designers/developers about the latest news in Web Design. Smashing also provides tutorials for WordPress, CSS, HTML and other technologies. Smashing Magazine even has a job board, an e-Book section and workshops. You can find out more about the Smashing Library, the e-book subscription service, by clicking here.

Smashing Magazine is a website focused on helping web designers and developers


New York Times

The New York Times needs no introduction. Nevertheless, their new site has been converted to WordPress. The interesting thing about the new New York Times site is the design: just like a newspaper. As you can see from the image below, there are many categories that you can look at on the website.

The New York Times uses WordPress


TIME Magazine

Another publication that is well-known, TIME Magazine also runs WordPress. A variety of news can be found on the website ranging from politics to technology. For example, the Inspired Design section covers many facets of design from around the world.

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Quartz is a technology-focused blog site, the site is divided into three parts: filters, obsessions and sections. The first part of the site is interesting, You can choose to sort the news by the latest or the most popular posts. Obsessions is a list of recent trends in the tech industry. Finally, ‘Sections’ contains the categories such as: ideas, tech, market and lifestyle.

Quartz is an online magazine featuring news in technology.

CNN Live

CNN Live is a website where you can watch CNN programming live.  The website also has a list of some of the most popular videos, and you can search for specific videos or news using the search bar at the top. Be aware that due to regional restrictions, you might be limited in what you can watch.

CNN Live is a website where you can watch CNN programming live.


CBS – New York

CBS owns a variety of WordPress blogs in cities across the United States. These websites post about local and national news, cooking recipes and some travel information.

CBS News has a great number of blogs in cities across America.

New York Post

The New York Post also has a WordPress powered blog. The blog writes about a variety of subjects from entertainment to politics.

The New York Post has a blog powered by WordPress


Now you know some more about the popularity of WordPress and the sites that run on it. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment below.