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Popular Brands and Universities That Use WordPress

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Post updated to include popular universities that use WordPress

To be honest when I started using WordPress, I thought of it as just another blogging platform, however after using it for around 4 years now, I know how good it is and always wonder what I would be doing without it.

That aside, bloggers like me and you use WordPress to write our thoughts, make a living with a professional blog and do so many things that would not be possible without such a wonderful platform.

But did you know that there are several big brands that use WordPress for their blogs?

eBay, Yahoo, Digg, Ford, Wall Street Journal, Sony, People Magazine, Samsung, Playstation, New York Times, Mozilla Firefox, CNN, Flickr, General Electronic are some of the most prominent brands that use WordPress as a blogging platform, in addition to this there are several more famous personalities who use WordPress to blog.

University of Florida, Duke University, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, University of California, MIT, Texas Tech University, University of Virginia, Oregon State University, University of Melbourne, University of Berlin and Boston University are some of the universities that use WordPress.

This is definitely something to cheer about, and hopefully more and more brands will start going mainstream with WordPress.

What are your thoughts about this? Do you know any other famous brands/personalities that use WordPress. Do let us know about them and your views on WordPress going mainstream.

Inspiration for this post came from a article by WP Beginner: 21 Popular Brands that use WordPress and 17 Popular Universities that use WordPress

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  1. WPBeginner (2 comments.) says:

    It was truly an honor to be mentioned on this website. We are glad that our article inspired you to write this post :)

  2. mercime says:

    University of British Columnbia Blogs @ http://blogs.ubc.ca/ using WPMU
    Great MU plugins contributors!

  3. Eric D. Brown (2 comments.) says:

    Another to add to your list:

    Boy Scouts of America’s Boys’ Life magazine uses WordPress (hosted on WordPress VIP).

    http://boyslife.org

  4. Honey Singh (1 comments.) says:

    Another addition in the list
    NIIT University – a complete WordPress CMS
    http://www.niituniversity.in

  5. Eelco (2 comments.) says:

    Yes, I love it. WordPress is on the mainstream tour and I love it. There are several Dutch broadcasters and newspapers that are using WordPress.

    For example NOS http://weblogs.nos.nl/ (Dutch Broadcasting Foundation) and NRC NEXT http://www.nrcnext.nl/ (newspaper) are using WP. I can tell you that these are not small ones especially NOS!

  6. Togu (1 comments.) says:

    WordPress is amazing, i also using WP for one of my blog.But as long as i see,all of the major university in my country Indonesia using their own CMS,not from open source

  7. Jeremy says:

    Why not include the links? I’m disappointed with this site already.



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