I’ve recently been highlighting various organizations that use WordPress to power their Websites. The reason for this started because clients were asking whether WordPress would be able to handle their Website requirements or number of visitors. Well WordPress powers more Websites than any other Website and can handle most requirements as well as massive volumes of visits as illustrated in this list of leading magazines and newspapers Websites that are powered by WordPress.
Life Magazine was launched in 1936 as a photojournalism magazine. The magazine ceased publication in April 2007 however the Website continues with strong readership. Life Magazine is very new to WordPress having moved from their previous system in 2012.
The Life Magazine Website is hosted by WordPress itself and uses fonts by Typekit (Typekit also runs WordPress for their Website). Disqus powers commenting on this Site.
Readers Digest, the general interest magazine, was founded in 1922. With a circulation of 17 million covering 21 languages, the printed edition is massive. The Readers Digest Website is powered by WordPress and interestingly uses the ‘All in One SEO Pack’ Plugin that is always one of the first Plugins I activate on any Website I build. Analytics are provided by the excellent Google Analytics.
This is a Site with a lot of content and a lot of readers!
The Site makes use of various Google services as well as other popular WordPress Plugins and services. Google CDN hosted jQuery (as well as having a local copy as fall-back) is used and Feedburner (a Google service) for RSS feed delivery. Also used are Google Analytics for, well, Website analytics and AddThis for sharing (share this Post on Google+, Twitter or Facebook to see AddThis in action i.e. I use AddThis on my Site and love it). Mailchimp is used for newsletter campaign and newsletter subscription.
A very popular Surfing magazine, Surfer also has a strong Online presence. No surprise that Google Analytics is used and again, per the Harvard Gazette, AddThis is used for sharing and bookmarking. This Site also shares data with Quantcast, BlueKai and ComScore which indicates that data mining and understanding their viewers better is an objective.
The All in One SEO Plugin helps with various SEO capabilities.