Metro UK migrates to WordPress!

A hearty welcome to Metro.co.uk, home of the UK’s 3rd most-read national newspaper! The site migrated over from a custom CMS into WordPress.com VIP Hosting. The site was also given a design refresh and their mobile experience was created from the ground-up so that readers with any device will get a fluid experience. Pull out your device, and give the site a swipe to move through continually updated stories and images.

Read Metro.co.uk’s announcement about the revamped website running right here on WordPress.com VIP Hosting. Visit Metro.co.uk.

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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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