The WordPress Publisher Blog, an Automattic resource, posted yesterday that MacDailyNews migrated from Expression Engine to WordPress.com VIP Hosting. According to the post, it is the largest migration ever to WordPress VIP from Expression Engine.
MacDailyNews is joining a prestigious list of VIP clients with the move. Brands like CNN, Dow Jones, NBC Sports, Gigaom, TechCrunch, and many others use the service. WordPress VIP Hosting prides itself in its ability to handle, well, anything. Their confidence is probably justified, considering the massive reach of Automattic sites.
According to BuiltWith, 327 websites now use WordPress VIP, compared to just over 36,000 that use Expression Engine. Of course, WordPress as a whole dominates the CMS market with a 45% marketshare, and probably powers 8-12% of all websites.
As you may have seen in a recent article called How Did WordPress Win?, by former SixApart employee Byrne Reese, Automattic is no stranger to actively, and quietly, encouraging prominent brands and websites to make the switch to WordPress. This is certainly a win for WordPress.
Crowd Favorite is responsible for the move itself and the new look. This switch is yet another example of WordPress’ strength in the market as a complete solution for any site’s online presence.