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CNN Using WordPress for Their Political Commentary Site

By Char

I first noticed that CNN was starting to embrace social media when I suddenly started getting traffic from their site after linking to one of their news stories. However, this morning while catching up on the daily news, I noticed something else:

CNN using WordPress for their political blogs

I noticed the WordPress favicon in my browser tabs and started to look at the page much more closely.  Scrolling down the page, I saw many familiar WordPress elements like “posted time”, “filed under”, “permalink”, “add a comment”, “comment policy” and the ever familiar smiley face under the Powered by WordPress credit at the bottom of the page.

CNN Political Ticker

It is great to see traditional media outlets beginning to use our favorite blogging software!  And based on what I have observed from the political race so far, blogging, social media, and technology in general are all tools that will play a major role in the success and/or failure of more than one of the candidates!



They’ve done a really good job with the theme. It looks just like the CNN Politics section.


Loren – I think so too. I had to look twice and find all the WordPress elements before I was convinced CNN was using WP.


Huh, that really says something about blogs influencing mainstream media, when they (CNN and such) start using WordPress! Very interesting, thanks for pointing that out Char.


Hmm… cool! Good discovery.


I have now more-or-less made up my mind to move to WP, if only I can get some time to do the migration from Blogger.

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