Not a lot of people know that CNN Political Ticker, Mashable, TechCrunch, Boing Boing, ArtsBeat, Grist, Hollywood Life, and dozens more blogs use WordPress' Web publishing platform. Not to mention several blogs for The New York Times that also use it, including The Opinionator, Paul Krugman, and Economix.
"The last few years we've really focused on both the usability and flexibility of WordPress, which has resulted in accelerating growth in both big and small sites," WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg told Pingdom. "I expect even higher adoption among the largest sites and blogs over the next year."
Many of the users that once enlisted the previously popular platforms TypePad, Moveable Type, and BlogSmith have now migrated over to WordPress. Pingdom found that over the last three years WordPress has enjoyed a 32 percent increase in users.