National Broadband Map on WordPress

In February of this year the NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC, launched the National Broadband Map, an interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States with the goal of encouraging local economic growth by facilitating the integration of broadband.

“The structure of the WordPress API allows us to develop much faster than any other CMS we’ve tried.”

—Ivan Djordjevic, National Broadband Map

They chose WordPress to power this colossal project for several reasons: they wanted a platform that could support +25 million data records without sacrificing performance and scalability; speed of development was a high priority; and they needed a flexible architecture to support their vast number of content types.

The project makes extensive use of Custom Post Types and core APIs, and is a great example of WordPress’s flexibility as a development platform.

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2009 Open Source CMS Report Released

WordPress was one of three leaders in both rate of adoption and brand strength as measured in the 2009 Open Source Content Management System Market Share Report. The second edition of this report, authored by water&stone and CMSWire, was released today and concludes that three brands – WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal – are dominating today’s market for open source CMS. The report looks at download rates, evaluation and trial usage, and third party support to estimate adoption. Brand strength is evaluated by assessing search engine rankings, Google PageRank, mindshare, social media prominence and reputation.

We’re happy to see WordPress recognized again as a strong CMS option for publishers. The free 96-page report is available at CMSWire.

Source: 2009 Open Source CMS Market Share Report, water&stone and CMSWire (2009)

Source: 2009 Open Source CMS Market Share Report, water&stone and CMSWire (2009)