WordPress Powers Politics

WordPress is the most powerful content management system in the world – today it powers just under 17% of the top one million websites in the world. Millions of people from across the globe turn to WordPress to build websites of all shapes and sizes and across all different categories.

Now that the political conventions are over and we have officially turned the corner towards the November election, WordPress.com VIP is proud to release this infographic which clearly shows that WordPress is now the backbone that powers websites from across the political spectrum.

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This research project started when we began to notice that more and more political websites were being built on WordPress. We focused on a couple of key categories: state parties, U.S. House races, U.S. Senate races, and Gubernatorial races. We looked at all of the major-party candidates across these categories and manually checked to see what content management system was being used. We were excited by the results and thus, they became the impetus for this lovely infographic.

If you want to learn more about WordPress for your political website, or any other purpose, get in touch with the WordPress.com VIP team here.

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21 thoughts on “WordPress Powers Politics

  1. I don’t tend to read political blogs all that much, just because it never seems to be made up of any coherent arguments. Everyone seems to act like children, and never really face any issues. I’ll stick with the artsy blogs and restrict my reading from any political blogs. It IS interesting to hear that WordPress is such a huge format for the political runners, however.

  2. I agree that WordPress is doing a great job — the weekly writing and photo challenges are a great idea.

    I had no idea so many politicians use WordPress but I’m not really surprised. At my university most student clubs use blogging platforms for their websites because they’re free and easy to manage. Why wouldn’t politicians want to do the same thing?

    I appreciate the infographic. Well designed, and everyone could use more infographics in their lives.

  3. Although politics related to a particular segment of the world are not much interest to me, I m still glad we are all part of this forum :)…thanks for sharing

      • @Sara haha, I don’t actually have any examples, because I haven’t researched it—I just thought it was funny how they were all American. Like when Americans talk about elections, it can only ever be one election, you know? :)

      • @Robin – this is what this infographic focused on because we have a lot of data for it. As I said, we’d love to hear about other governments around the world using WP, so definitely keep that in mind next time you visit your country’s site(s) :)

  4. It is interesting that such a high proportion of “Political” sites use WP. One presumes it is predicated by the need to create temporary design very quickly. One of the many attributes of the WP platform

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