Sites Built with Word Press

These are just a few examples of WordPress sites. For more, visit the Showcase at www.wordpress.org.

Personal Blogs

Many of the web's most famous designers have adopted WordPress: Jeffrey Zeldman, Eric Meyer, Jason Santa Maria, Douglas Bowman, Dan Cederholm, and Aarron Walter are a few. Famous geeks Robert Scoble, Chris Pirillo, and Leo Laporte use WordPress, too.

Celebrities using WordPress for their personal sites include Felicia Day, Kevin Smith, Stephen Fry, Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and Andy Roddick.

Figure 1-1. Author Jennifer Crusie's site
Figure 1-2. Actor Stephen Fry's site

Blog Networks

The New York Times, Edublogs, and wordpress.com are large sites with anywhere from a few dozen to hundreds of thousands of individual blogs. These sites use the Network feature in WordPress 3.0, formerly a separate product known as WordPress MU (Multi-User).

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A Culture blog providing up-to-the-minute reports from arts and entertainment.

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Gathering and expanding on the news, politics and culture of Northern California's Bay Area.

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Insights and discoveries about technology from Times reporters in Silicon Valley and beyond.

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Bitten is where Mark Bittman chews on food and things connected to it.

Bucks

Helping consumers sort out the choices in their financial lives.

The Lede

NYTimes.com follows the day's news stories as they spiral off into unexpected directions.

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Presenting visual and multimedia reporting — photographs, videos and slide shows.

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The Local writes about life in Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange in New Jersey.

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Tracking the media industry — the movie business, television, print, marketing and new media.

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Spanning the T Magazine universe of fashion, design, food and travel.

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Social Networks

Using the BuddyPress suite of plugins, a WordPress site can be turned into a complete social network in just a few minutes. Niche networks built on BuddyPress include Vivanista, Nourish Networks, Hello Eco Living, Gameserfs, and Huckjive.

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Colleges and Universities

Bates College, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Texas Tech University, and Queens College at the University of Melbourne all use WordPress to maintain their schools' websites. A number of schools use WordPress for individual departments, such as the Yale School of Drama, Vanderbilt University Alumni Relations, University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences, Cornell Department of Music, Duke University, and Texas A&M University—just to name a few.

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Universities using WordPress MU to create a unified presence for their main sites and departments include the University of Maine, Southern Arkansas University, Wesleyan University, Wheaton College, and Missouri State University. Many universities also use MU to provide blog networks for students and/or faculty.

WordPress is also a popular choice among teachers, both in secondary and higher education, for providing students with blogs for their classroom writing projects.

Small Businesses

Wandering Goat Coffee and IconDock are among the many small businesses using WordPress to run their main business sites.

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