One question we hear sometimes is whether WordPress can scale to meet the needs of large corporations. WordPress isn’t just a platform for small-time websites. Many large companies, including famous brands you’ll recognize, use WordPress for their website. Here are some examples:
The official website for the White House has used WordPress through multiple Presidential administrations.
Social media platforms use custom websites to access their enormous database of posts, pictures, and such, but Facebook’s company website uses WordPress.
WordPress makes perfect sense for news agencies. Many outlets — including Reuters, the Chicago Sun Times, the New Yorker, BBC America, and others — use WordPress for their news sites.
Higher education is a good fit for WordPress as well. Many university websites — Harvard, Duke, Baylor, UC Berkeley, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Washington, and many more — use WordPress.
With several major record labels under their umbrella, Sony Music is one of the powerhouses in the music industry. They use WordPress to promote their music.
Speaking of music, many artists use WordPress as well. Coldplay is one of many — including Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Dua Lipa, Arcade Fire, Mick Jagger, Alanis Morisette, Jason Mraz, The Rolling Stones, and many more.
Steak ‘N Shake is one example of many restaurants using WordPress. The restaurant even makes use of the WP Store Locator plugin to list its locations.
Popular actor Wil Wheaton, best known for his role in Star Trek: The Next Generation and more recently for his cameos in The Big Bang Theory, has a personal blog site running WordPress. Wheaton’s site, which he started 20 years ago, has a brutalist look that is a good fit for his audience.
As you can tell, large companies, famous brands, and well-known people use WordPress for their website. If it works for them, it can work for you too.