One in four websites is powered by WordPress. That’s 25% of the web.
That’s a pretty amazing statistic when you think WordPress was built initially as blogging platform in 2003, but has matured into a fully functional content management system with a huge library of plugins, thanks to it’s open-source origins.
But what about using WordPress for corporate, business or even financial and secure websites? Last year someone posted a question on the popular Q&A site Quora:
The question now has 86k views – partly due to the fact that Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress, and founder of Automattic – chimed in with a response of his own. Without repeating all the information in this post, you’ll see a common theme running through the responses which include: Keeping the WordPress core up-to-date, using two-factor authentication such as Duo, hosting the site in a dedicated environment which has DDoS protection, only using selected plugins that also must be kept up-to-date, removing certain admin access and so on.
Any CMS can be vulnerable to security issues if it is not part of a robust infrastructure. Mullenweg puts it better:
As the most widely used CMS in the world, many people use and deploy the open source version of WordPress in a sub-optimal and insecure way, but the same could be said of Linux, Apache, MySQL, Node, Rails, Java, or any widely-used software. It is possible and actually not that hard to run WordPress in a way that is secure enough for a bank, government site, media site, or anything.
17 Great Examples of Professional Websites Built in WordPress
Well known for powering some of the media giants like TechCrunch, we took a look around for some other great examples of professional, business, corporate or financial websites that you may not have thought would be built in WordPress.