I was particularly keen to use WordPress to power this site as I’ve long been a fan of its power, simplicity and open approach. There is a huge community of users and contributors behind it and it’s rapidly gaining a more mainstream following through wordpress.com.
So I (along with many others) was pleased to read today that Gordon Brown (that’s our British Prime Minister for those who have been asleep for the past year) has just launched a new WordPress-powered web site (blog) at www.number10.gov.uk
Obviously the site will be busy – very busy indeed. So it’s fantastic to see that the developers consider it fit to be a stable platform. Already there has been a huge amount of chatter about the Super Cache plugin, which the site uses.
It’s also good to see that Mr Brown has a Flickr account (does he comment on other photos in his spare time?) – he’s (remarkably) embracing digital marketing.
It will be interesting to see how the site develops – I imagine that it will end being being a trailblazer for other high-profile sites. I hope also that the experience of running it will be fed back into the WordPress community, benefiting everyone.
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