GM Blog - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

When many people think about WordPress, they think simple. They think that no one who wants a snazzy site will bow down to using WordPress. They use highly sophisticated website development tools, right? Wrong.

Many well-known companies and celebrities use WordPress sites to run their business online. When you learn which companies and celebrities, you will be surprised by the look and feel of their sites. You would never believe these major companies that use WordPress.

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General Motors (GM) has a forum that is completely run by WordPress. It allows GM executives to discuss future products and services. It does the job and does it well. Most executives love how user friendly it is.

GM Blog - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

eBay runs its own blog on WordPress. You’ve probably read some news on eBay Ink. It looks very nice and most people think it just runs off the same management program the main site does.

eBay Blog - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

 

Best Buy uses WordPress too! Local stores have blogs and its mobile site provides information on electronics, so shoppers will be able to make a decision faster and easier.

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UPS’ Upside is a blog that is run on WordPress. It provides a community for people to write about what it’s like to work for the transportation company. It’s great for those who work for UPS and/or are considering it.

Best Buy Blog - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

Celebrities use WordPress

The Rolling Stone’s entire website is on WordPress. The discography and videos are all on the site. It’s really amazing what WordPress can do!

The Rolling Stones Blog - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

Jay-Z is another celebrity that loves using WordPress. The site is actually LifeandTimes.com, but it is curated by Jay-Z. You can read a lot about his interests and passions on the site.

Jay Z Blog - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

Lollapalooza – Maybe not so much of a celebrity, but it is an awesome music festival that’s just as popular as a celebrity! This site is set up on WordPress and provides information about the annual festival all year long.

Lollapalooza - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

Famous Blogs and Technology

Do you know Mashable? Mashable is a huge blog that provide information about technology, entertainment, gadgets, social media and the web. It’s a pretty big blog, and it’s all handled by WordPress.

Mashable - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

Techcrunch – yes, it’s another huge blog on WordPress. This site focuses on technology startups and is a go-to resource for many of us.

TechCrucnh - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

Fashion, Art and Entertainment

Sites run by people who know technology aren’t the only ones that use WordPress. Hypebeast is a large lifestyle magazine online that focuses on men’s fashion, art design and music.

HypeBeast - 10 Surprising Companies that Run WordPress Sites

Take a few minutes to browse these ten sites. Go ahead, we will wait…

Amazing, aren’t they? The graphics, the styles, and blogs seem so much more than what a WordPress site is known to handle. That’s because the power of WordPress isn’t as well-known as it should be.

It’s time to unleash the capabilities of WordPress on your site. You can design a site with WordPress that looks just as awesome as the major companies that use WordPresss mentioned here. There’s a reason why these companies and famous people and blogs are using WordPress – it’s easy to use and delivers professional quality results.

If you are going to start using WorPress be sure to get the essential WordPress plugins first, and take a look at some other examples of great website designs.

How will you design your website? What do you like about the ones mentioned here? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

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