The days when WordPress was used primarily for blogging are over. Today it’s the dominant CMS that powers 30% of the web. What was once a blogger’s CMS is now used to create digital experiences by 37% of Alexa’s top 100 sites.

Consider this. It is believed that there are nearly 2 billion websites online today. Given that the world’s population is approximately 8 million, that’s one website for every 4 people. No other CMS is as immense and all-encompassing; WordPress is responsible for nearly 60% of the CMS market.

What makes WordPress so popular? As more of the world embrace the power of digital experiences, WordPress is the perfect platform for building whatever you want. Its open source software allows for limitless customization and flexibility, making it the ideal platform for foodie blogs and enterprise-level sites alike.

At WP Engine, we are proud to help power digital experiences built on WordPress. We know the possibilities and capabilities of websites built on WordPress because of our customers. WP Engine customers include digital agencies, online learning platforms, nonprofits, musicians, and more. We experience amazing digital experiences built on WordPress every day.

To help celebrate WordPress, here are a few ways our customers are using the CMS to power intuitive and memorable digital experiences every day:

A Fresh Approach To Learning and Education

Bridging the gap between technology and education, Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in elementary, middle and high school. Edgenuity believes that each student has unique needs; their online learning platform is tailored to create personalized learning solutions. Check out the case study now to find out more.  

Adrenaline-Packed Experiences

Dedicated to letting customers experience the adrenaline and allure of the world’s best automobiles, Xtreme Xperience provides a safe, hands-on approach for drivers who want to experience the thrill of exclusive cars. Xtreme Xperience relies on the flexibility of WordPress and the infrastructure on WP Engine’s Digital Experience Platform to serve up dynamic content, fast.  Read the case study now.

Electrifying Music Festivals

Madison House Presents produces world-class live music events ranging from intimate tours, one-off performances, music festivals, and global special events. One of these is the Electric Forest Music Festival,  an eight-day, two-weekend, multi-genre event with a focus on electronic and jam band genres, held in Rothbury, Michigan. The Electric Forest site, which requires a scalable infrastructure for periods of high traffic, relies on WordPress and WP Engine. Read the case study for more information.  

The World’s Largest Environmental Movement

Working up to the 50th Earth Day in 2020, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people engage in Earth Day on April 22nd every year. The Earth Day Network uses WordPress to relay important environmental information to its visitors, recruit volunteers, and manage partnerships. Check out the case study now.

With our new website, we set out to build the showcase for what’s possible with WordPress and on the WP Engine platform. From UX to our component-based design system to the technology underlying our site, we aimed to show both the ART + SCIENCE of WordPress and WP Engine and to create a guide for how to build breakthrough digital experiences on WordPress. Check out our case studies.