Boys’ Life Joins WordPress.com VIP

Boy’s Life earns a badge as a new WordPress.com VIP.

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Boys’ Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, is a monthly magazine read by nearly nine million readers between the ages of 6 and 17.

The site is used as an interactive extension of the print magazine. Readers are encouraged to submit jokes, ask questions about gear or gadgets, share hobby tips, and participate in other ways. The site provides valuable scouting information for boys, such as merit badge requirements and scout law.

The Boys’ Life theme has numerous category templates for different areas of the site and displays information about reader submissions by using custom fields. Ratings and related posts utilize the Outbrain WordPress plugin.

[ Visit Boy’s Life ]

WSJ. Magazine Selects WordPress

A fast growing trend that we’ve seen of late is the adoption of WordPress for “CMS projects” where WordPress is being leveraged in building-out entire sites that are not necessarily blog-centric.

A great example of this trend is the recent launch of the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ. Magazine, powered by WordPress:
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It’s great to see the Wall Street Journal Digital team leveraging their in-house expertise with WordPress to build out WSJ. Magazine.

The WSJ sites powered by WordPress now include the main WSJ blogs (mentioned previously here), WordPress.com VIP site AllThingsD.com, and the new Small Business How-To Guide just launched using WordPress as well.

[ Visit WSJ. Magazine ]

Arena Magazine Selects WordPress

I’ve received a few emails asking if we could showcase a magazine publisher using WordPress in an innovative way.

Arena Magazine, published by Emap,  is one such publisher.  Promoted as “Britain’s original style magazine – for men”  (content is PG-13), their development agency – New Media Mazehighlights why they selected WordPress:

We designed and built the blog using backend technology WordPress, having considered several options including Typepad  (the technology behind this blog.  [New Media Maze has since switched to WordPress]) and Blogger, but quickly found that WordPress far outstrips the others in terms of features and maniability (is that a real word?! Computer says no…). WordPress is open source and there’s a big community around the technology so when you get stuck, help is always close at hand

You can read the full case study here (case study is rated G).