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5 high traffic websites that are running on WordPress

Words byPiers TincknellJune 8, 2018

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WordPress powers over 50% of the CMS sites online.

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With WordPress gaining more popularity and having the largest CMS market share it is not surprising that WordPress is becoming the go-to Enterprise solution for more and more platforms.

Yes, it is still possible for anyone with very little technical knowledge to get a WordPress site up and running relatively quickly and very cheaply. However, with any good platform the potential for improvement and functionality is endless. WordPress has a whole family of associated plug-ins and partners who together make it a very powerful content management solution. If you have the right team supporting you, then it’s possible to build a very powerful bespoke platform that caters for your needs perfectly.

We are constantly on the lookout for the best sites on the internet that run on the WordPress platform, and here are some that  proves WordPress is an Enterprise solution for businesses and is here to stay.


TechCrunch WordPress Website

TechCrunch WordPress Website

TechCrunch is an American technology news website founded in 2005. It reports on the business of tech, tech news, analysis of emerging trends in tech, and profiling of new tech businesses and products.

The Obama Foundation

The Obama Foundation WordPress Website

The Obama Foundation was started by Barack Obama after his presidential position ended.

Their mission is to inspire and empower people to change their world.

From leaders who are already making an impact, to people who are interested in becoming more involved, but don’t know where to start, our goal is to make our programs accessible to anyone, anywhere. We’ll equip civic innovators, young leaders, and everyday citizens with the skills and tools they need to create change in their communities.

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The Next Web

The Next Web WordPress Website

In 2006, founders Boris and Patrick were looking for a tech event to showcase their recently launched startup. When they couldn’t find any that they liked then they decided to host their own. As they were organising things, they soon realised they needed somewhere to promote the conference, and that’s how was launched. TNW is now a high traffic new website, and part of a wider network that also sells products and online courses.

unicef UK

unicef UK WordPress Website

For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of children and their families.

Despite remarkable challenges around the world, UNICEF staffers fight for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflicts, and equality.

The Whitehouse

The Whitehouse WordPress Platform

We had to include the Whitehouse website to showcase the security of WordPress. Which website is likely to get the most number of hacking attacks at the moment? If WordPress is trusted by the NSA to keep the Whitehouse website online then we think this silences many doubters over the security of WordPress.

We are seeing a trend of high profile and high traffic sites turning to WordPress as a platform to help them to succeed online.

We would love to know of any that we have missed.

Let us know of any high traffic WordPress sites that you know of.

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Piers Tincknell

Piers is a co-founder of Atomic Smash and heads up the user experience design and project management in the studio. He is also the best contact for any new business enquiries.

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