Which USA States Have WordPress Websites?

Here at PublishPress, we’re very focused on the publishing experience in WordPress. We love to see large organizations use WordPress to publish their content.

Across the USA, state governments are among the largest and most high-profile organizations. So I decided to find out which states rely on WordPress to publish their most important updates.

I analyzed the main government sites for all 50 states and found that some of the biggest and most famous states use WordPress.


California

The official California site is CA.gov. California moved to. WordPress in mid-2019 and this new site uses the Divi theme.

Like most states, California uses a variety of different platforms for it's many sites. But California relies heavily on WordPress, including for it's two most important political offices: gov.ca.gov and ltg.ca.gov.

California state website using WordPress

Texas

The official Texas site is Texas.gov. Matt Mullenweg is from Texas, so it's fitting that Texas has been running WordPress for many years now: Texas.gov has been on WordPress since at least 2015. Lots of Texas department sites also run WordPress, including tvc.texas.gov and arts.texas.gov.

Texas state website using WordPress

Pennsylvania

PA.gov is the official site for Pennsylvania and uses Ninja Forms and Yoast SEO. The site has been on WordPress for over 3 years. You'll find lots of other WordPress usage in the state including the Governor's site at governor.pa.gov.

Pennsylvania state website using WordPress

Kansas

Kansas.gov is another major government site using the Divi theme. Kansas moved over to WordPress in 2018. As with all the states on our list, the official website is just one of many that rely on WordPress including governor.kansas.gov and budget.kansas.gov.

Kansas state website using WordPress

US Virgin Islands

Technically it's a dependency rather than a state, but the US Virgin Islands uses WordPress for their official site at VI.gov.

US Virgin Islands website using WordPress

USA state government sites and WordPress

WordPress runs about 35% of the web, but only 4 out of 50 official state websites.

However, even if state governments are slow to catch up, you will find WordPress throughout the federal government. Check out our guide to which US government websites use WordPress.

If you want more like this, there's also our guide to which European countries use WordPress.

If you're interested in digging deeper, there's a theme specifically designed for government sites called GovPress. You can also find a list of many government websites using PublishPress, including the Department of State, the City of Philadelphia and the State of Washington.

If you know of any more high-profile government sites using WordPress, please let us know in the comments.


Steve Burge

Steve is the founder of PublishPress. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. (P.S. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin)

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