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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TIME’s Liveblog Election ’08

With all the great coverage today of the U.S. Election an informative and truly funny source can be found on TIME’s Liveblog Election ’08 site, powered by WordPress.com VIP.

Written by Michael Grunwald, James Poniewozik, and Karen Tumulty, the live blog includes gems like this:

7:21 p.m. – Michael Grunwald: Also hilarious on cnn: the constant scoreboard stuck at 8-3 for mccain. Ballsy of him to go for two so early in the game, don’t you think?

And this one too:

7:17 p.m. – Michael Grunwald: I haven’t even started drinking and wolf blitzer appears to be interviewing a hologram of princess leia.

[ Visit TIME’s Liveblog Election ’08 site ]

Super Tuesday 2008 on WordPress.com

Here in the US we have a big primary election today.

Results are starting to come in and you can see the latest reaction from bloggers on the “Politics” tag page on WordPress.com.

In addition, several large publishers are covering this big event and hosted in the VIP program, including: TIME’s The Page by Mark Halperin, CNN’s Political Ticker and Cafferty File, and Fox News’ Cameron’s Corner and Embeds.