Los Angeles Times Media Kit on WordPress

The LA Times has just launched a site from their Media Group, Media Kit, aimed towards advertisers. The site, running on WordPress, walks potential advertisers through the process of gathering information and planning an advertisement with the Los Angeles Times.

The LA Times also has two blogs on WordPress.com VIP – their popular Framework and Hero Complex sites.

[Visit the LA Times Media Kit site]

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Etsy’s behind-the-scenes blog, Code as Craft, on WordPress.com VIP

Etsy had a record-breaking weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, and their network continues to grow!

On their site Code as Craft, hosted here at WordPress.com VIP, their engineers take a deeper look at what it takes to run such a successful network and system architecture, and discuss a wide range of topics from performance to user security. [Visit Etsy's Code as Craft] Ready to become a VIP Services Client? Some of the world’s biggest brands rely on WordPress.com VIP Services.

NESN.com launches on WordPress.com VIP

The New England Sports Network has launched right here on WordPress.com VIP! The regional network is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National.

The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports network in the country and was the first regional sports network in the country to originate every game and studio show in high definition. Their site is constantly updated and has a special theme for mobile content access as well.


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WordPress Powers Best-Selling Authors

In this infographic, we’ve compiled a partial list of outstanding authors who are using WordPress to power their websites. Many of them are right here on WordPress.com!

See the full post on the WordPress.com blog for details about some of your favorite authors’ sites on WordPress.

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The Official James Bond site 007.com is on WordPress

This week the next installment of the James Bond movies, Skyfall, will debut. The official James Bond site, 007.com, is on WordPress and is full of features, videos, and media from the James Bond film series over the past 50 years.

Visit the 007.com website.

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MSNBC launches TV news portal on WordPress.com VIP

MSNBC has launched their TV news portal, tv.msnbc.comright here on WordPress.com VIP hosting. Being billed as “The Digital Place for Politics,” the central site is the place to get all the latest news from MSNBC news shows. Besides following a particular show’s news, you can follow “Issues” like Politics, Health, or Education across all their shows, or access “Voices” which groups all their opinion articles in one place.

The site also integrates social media components into the WordPress site, like the MSNBC Facebook page and a Twitter stream consisting of Tweets from all the MSNBC show Twitter accounts.

Visit tv.msnbc.com!

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M.SI.com, Sports Illustrated’s Mobile site, launches on WordPress.com VIP

The new mobile site for Sports Illustrated, m.si.com, is live and right here on WordPress.com VIP!

You can see the site for yourself by going to m.si.com, but to really appreciate and access all of the content and features, check it out from your smart phone. Stay up to date with the latest game scores, follow your favorite SI.com writers, read the latest stories by sport, and even dive into the numerous SI.com blogs from your mobile.

Beautifully done! 

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Atlantic Media Launches Quartz on WordPress.com VIP

Today Atlantic Media launched their new digital-only business publication—Quartz—right here on WordPress.com VIP.

The site is designed with mobility in mind, and to that end, features a responsive and mobile-first approach that is easily accessible from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone — all delivered by a single WordPress site, no app required.

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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.

Check it out!

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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