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WordPress in Politics

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For better or worse, the U.S. political season is here, but thanks to WordPress.com VIP, we now know that WordPress is the most commonly used platform for this season’s campaign sites. In a field that was previously dominated by custom-built sites, WordPress is making a strong grab for the mantle of the go-to political web platform, and between WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla, open source software is powering almost all of this season’s campaign sites.

For this season alone, WordPress is powering 35% of U.S. Congressional races, 40% of U.S. Senate races, 44% of Gubernatorial races, 41% of state political parties, and both of the 2012 major political party conventions.

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  1. Eric Arrington (1 comments.) says:

    I would love to see who isn’t using WordPress and base my vote off of that! Seriously for something like this no other platform compares! (maybe I’m biased as a WordPress developer)

  2. Rich (25 comments.) says:

    WordPress makes it so easy to post news, modify the look and feel of the site, and get feedback from users. It’s really no wonder WP is #1 for political usage!

  3. Nick (1 comments.) says:

    What really blows my mind is the number of political wordpress blogs with broken links. WordPress makes it so easy to manage linking, I can’t believe they get it wrong!

    I ran my trusted little xenu link sleuth on several political blogs, and 7 out of 10 that I tested had broken images and links.

    As Eric said, I’m inclined to base my vote off their sites, but in my case, of their broken links/images. I mean, if they can’t maintain a simple system that is a functional site; how are we to expect them to maintain the world’s most sophisticated and advanced conjunction of systems: the American government, working properly?

  4. Priyank (2 comments.) says:

    Interesting analysis. I wonder how many Republicans use wordpress vis-a-vis Democrats. Research suggests that Republicans (on an average) have lower IQ, so wordpress may be easy, but at the same time the company is non-profit, open source and socially liberal, all of which is against what the tea party stands for.

  5. Jay Preston (1 comments.) says:

    Continue to hear great things about WP. How does a rookie small business owner go about switching from his current (non-WP) to a fresh new WP format? Sign up for classes? E-books? NO doubt I like the look and feel much better than what I have now.



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