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5 Popular South African Websites Built on WordPress

WordPress can lay claim to powering more than 24% of the web. It can be best described as an online, open source website creation tool, written in PHP. It is widely revered for being one of the easiest and most powerful blogging and content management system (or CMS) on the market. It is open source – this means that the source code of the software enables the user to study, modify and experiment with it at leisure.

On that note, here are a few South African websites that have been built by this popular web creation tool.


The very popular Beerhouse franchise is known for its for its craft beers and is a favourite social haunt amongst many. The Beerhouse website has been beautifully crafted and has immense aesthetic appeal. This WordPress powered gem is fantastic and the brick wall backdrop is a very nice touch.

Kaya FM 95.9

An immensely popular radio station, Kaya FM 95.9 has a current listenership that stands at 561,000 per average day and 1,353,000 per average 7 days – staggering figures. This website has a great look and feel to it and is very comprehensibly segmented.


Vital has been around since 1947. They are known for manufacturing high-quality nutritional supplements, foods, beverages, and more and have a deep-seated imprint in the health and wellness industry. The Vital website makes fantastic use of eye-catching sliders and has its sections, neatly divided. This website is easy to navigate and has a good mix of product-centric information and news.

SA Breaking News

This website delivers the latest in local and international news. SA Breaking News offers a plethora of news on different subjects (entertainment, lifestyle, motoring, current affairs and more). A well-categorised website with good use of tabs makes provision for a good user journey.


For scores of years, You has been a popular magazine in South Africa that has an ability to entertain, inform and intrigue with a variety of topics. The You website sticks to the mould of the magazine and strategically utilises the You trademark red. It has a wide range of sections and also very easy to navigate.

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Seagyn Davis

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