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25 Notable News Sites on WordPress in 2020

Curious about which big brands are using WordPress to power their news sites or blogs? I’ve got you covered.

I’ve worked on and off in the publishing industry throughout my career and once again for nearly the past 3 years, I have returned to the industry. I decided to take a moment and check out which platforms some of the bigger publishers are using. You may be surprised by this list.

1. USA Today

USA Today is an authoritative news source covering the most trendy and buzzworthy stories. They use a ton of different ad units and also offer a monthly subscription with a home delivery newspaper, e-newspaper, or digital edition. 

Topics: Politics, Sports, Entertainment, Life, Money, Tech, Travel, Opinion, Crosswords, Investigations

Monthly Visits: 101.70M | Country Rank: #100(US)

02. Fast Company

Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. They aim to inspire their readers to think expansively, lead with purpose, embrace change, and shape the future of business. 

Topics: Design, Tech, Work Life, Creativity, Impact

Monthly Visits: 14.3m | Country Rank: #1614(US)

03. Heathline

Heathline is an excellent resource for anyone learning more about a health condition, researching a medication, tapping into one of their communities, or get some tips for a healthier lifestyle. Healthline’s dedicated team of Medical Affairs focuses on ensuring Healthline’s content, products, and services uphold the highest standards of medical integrity.

Topics: Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Food Alergies, Sun Exposure, Extensive list of different health conditions and concerns

Monthly Visits: 142.40M | Country Rank: #96(US)

04. People

People is an American news source providing celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Meredith Corporation. People is primarily focused on celebrity life and gossip covering all the top stories and scandals in Hollywood.

Monthly Visits: 61.90M | Country Rank: #192(US)

Topics: Celebrity, TV, Movies, Music, Country, Awards, Sports, Theatre

05. New York Post

The New York Post is a publisher in NYC with a big focus on celebrity gossip. The Post also operates the celebrity gossip site PageSix.com, the entertainment site Decider.com, and co-produces the television show Page Six TV. New York Post is the fifth-most-circulated newspaper in the US.

Topics: Tech, Real Estate, Sports, Business, Opinion, Fashion

Monthly Visits: 82.00M | Country Rank: #146(US)

06. The Sun

The Sun.co.uk is the online edition of The Sun, Britain’s largest newspaper with the slogan “forward with the people”. They cover a lot of celebrity gossip within the UK and cover a wide range of topics.

Topics: Football, Sports,TV & Showbiz, Money, Motors, Travel, Tech

Monthly Visits: 117.90M | Country Rank: #38(UK)

07. Techcrunch

Techcrunch is a leading source in technology and a true pulse within the industry. Their current focus seems to be on a lot of high level transactions and acquisitions.

Topics: Social, Enterprise, Startups, Apps, Gadgets

Monthly Visits: 23.70M | Country Rank: #1243(US)

08. Page Six

Page Six is an alternative news source created by the team at New York Post which began as a nightly gossip show based and named after the Post’s gossip section.

Topics: Hollywood, Music, Movies, Celebrities, Style

Monthly Visits: 18.20M | Country Rank: #640(US)

09. Playstation Blog

The Playstation Blog is the authoritative resources from SONY themselves, they provide everything you need to stay up to date with all gears within the PlayStation ecosystem.

Topics: Games, Reviews, Releases, Trailers, PS4, PS Vr, PS Store, PS Plus

Monthly Visits: 92.90M | Country Rank: #327(US)

10. Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco, California by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine’s publisher, and music critic Ralph J. Gleason, which became famous for its coverage of rock music, and for political reporting by authors such as Hunter S. Thompson. They’re yet another news source on the bleeding edge of all things entertainment.

Topics: Music, TV, Movies, Politics, Culture

Monthly Visits: 19.40M | Country Rank: #794(US)

11. MakeUseOf

Make use of is a technical resource on all things hardware related.

Topics: PC&Mobile, Lifestyle, and Hardware

Monthly Visits: 43.90M | Country Rank: #729(US)

12. The Next Web

The Next Web began as a cure to scratch an itch by the founders Boris and Patrick. They wanted to find an event to showcase their new startup and couldn’t find the right fit so they hosted the conference and eventually started the blog, thenextweb.com.

Topics: Tech, World, Apps, Gear, Creative, Deals

Monthly Visits: 6.40M | Country Rank: #6,285(US)

13. Wired

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics, owned by Condé Nast.

Topics: Business, Culture, Gear, Science, Security, Transportation

Monthly Visits: 25.90M | Country Rank: #839(US)

14. MacRumors

Mac Rumors is an authoritative resource on all things upcoming in Apple ecosystem, the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, etc.

Topics: How Tos, Reviews, Buyer’s Guides, iOS13, iPhone, Mac, Apple

Monthly Visits: 17.10M | Country Rank: #1,699(US)

15. Digital Trends

Digital Trends covers all types of trending hardware, software, product reviews, and tech news.

Topics: Phones, TVs, Laptops, Cars, Games, Headphones, Cameras, Desktops, Smart Home, Appliances, Smartwatches, Printers, Soundbars, Streaming Devices, Monitors

Monthly Visits: 36.40M | Country Rank: #738(US)

16. Vogue

Vogue has a long track record of being an iconic staple in fashion. They cover top stories within the industry and are always doing unique covers and specials with top celebrities and fashion moguls.

Topics: Fashion, Beauty, Culture, Living, Runway

Monthly Visits: 6.40M | Country Rank: #2,863(US)

17. Android Authority

Android Authority is the largest independent publication dedicated to Android with a passionate team behind the publication.

Topics: Design, Tech, Work Life, Creativity, Impact

Monthly Visits: 17.30M | Country Rank: #1,858(US)

18. Car and Driver

Car and Driver is an American automotive enthusiast magazine by Hearst Magazines.

Topics: New Cars, Reviews, Buyer Guides, Shop for cars

Monthly Visits: 11.40M | Country Rank: #797(US)

19. Ars Technica

Ars Technica was founded in 1998 when Founder & Editor-in-Chief Ken Fisher announced his plans for starting a publication devoted to technology that would cater to what he called “alpha geeks”: technologists and IT professionals.

Topics: Biz & IT, Tech, Science, Policy, Cars, Gaming & Culture

Monthly Visits: 29.40M | Country Rank: #712(US)

20. Boing Boing

Boing Boing is an eclectic news source covering quirky topics with a unique perspective on content. They have a few original segments: Mess with Texas, Tom the dancing bug, Snow White and the 7 dwarves, and cashout payout to name a few.

Topics: Games, Music, Features, Food, Random

Monthly Visits: 7.70M | Country Rank: #2,047(US)

21. Reader’s Digest

Reader’s Digest is an American general-interest family magazine, published ten times a year and is based in Midtown Manhattan. The magazine was founded by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace

Topics: Health, Food, Advice, Culture, True Stories, Jokes

Monthly Visits: 12.20M | Country Rank: #1,622(US)

22. Adweek

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As the leading source of authoritative and essential coverage of the advertising and marketing industries, Adweek provides unparalleled access to engaged professionals at every level of the brand marketing ecosystem who rely on Adweek to help them do their jobs better.

Topics: Agencies, Brand Marketing, Creativity, Inside the Brand, Programmatic, TV / Video

Monthly Visits: 4.30M | Country Rank: #6,253(US)

23. Taste of Home

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Taste of Home is, at heart, a friendly exchange of authentic family-favorite recipes handed down over generations and shared among loved ones. Their recipes are practical because they’re from home cooks—not gourmet chefs—and feature familiar, everyday ingredients; clear, beautiful photos; and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. And because each is individually tested by culinary experts in their Test Kitchen, Taste of Home recipes are reliable; they guarantee that you can count on success each time you prepare one.

Topics: Recipes, Holidays, Food News, Home & Living, Kitchen, Contents, Magazines, How-to

Monthly Visits: 20.50M | Country Rank: #688(US)

24. Quartz

They help their audience see around corners, navigate disruption in their industries, build fulfilling careers, broaden their views of the world, and enjoy lives rich with culture. Their coverage of the global economy is organized around core obsessions—topics and questions of seismic importance to business professionals. These are the issues that energize the Quartz newsroom and they invite you along for the ride.

Topics: Design, Tech, Work Life, Creativity, Impact

Monthly Visits: 14.30M | Country Rank: #2,073(US)

25. Variety

Variety is the most authoritative and trusted source of entertainment business news, reaching an audience of affluent influencers. For 113 years, influential producers, executives and talent in entertainment have turned to Variety for expert film, TV, digital, music, and theater business analysis and insights.

Topics: Film, TV, Music, Video, Tech, Theater, Real Estate, Awards, Originals

Monthly Visits: 21.50M | Country Rank: #1,106(US)

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By Ryan

Ryan Bollenbach is a product designer with 10+ years of experience working with startups around Canada and the US. He started WP Ambition as a dedicated effort to constantly gain knowledge and skills around Wordpress. Today you can find him building content analytics and monetization software for publishers at upfeat. Follow him on twitter: @ryanbollenbach

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