20+ Awesome Non-Blogging Websites Using WordPress as CMS

February 4, 2013 · 64 comments

by Lars

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The features, maturity,  and huge active community making WordPress so popular for bloggers actually makes WordPress a serious candidate for a quite large segment of traditional business websites. If you’re not already aware of it I can tell you that WordPress is silently serving a lot of websites that I would not categorize as blogs. Of cause there are types of websites having loads of special and complex requirements WordPress will never be supporting well but if you don’t have these needs WordPress is worth considering… it’s free, the most popular open source platform to date, easy to use, fast to set up, there are thousands of good looking simple WordPress themes available… This post show you more than 20 websites using WordPress for Non-Blogging purposes – hope this will inspire you! If you are interested to created websites like this you should look for special themes like e.g. themes for WordPress e-commerce. Some people want a faster and more easy way to start blogging than a WordPress installation can provide, that’s one of the reasons why Blogger themes has become quite popular.


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How to know if it is WordPress? Looking for “…/wp-content/…” in the markup (using fx. view source) of a website will reveal if WordPress is serving us behind the scenes. Most of the websites below have used themes that are either created specifically for their purpose. You can see what the theme name is like this “…/wp-content/<theme name>”. It is likely that most of the sites have themes that are inspired from popular blog themes but theme name/folder has been changed in the process. I believe the vast majority of WordPress instances used for blogging does not follow this pattern.

I have added links to a few relevant articles I found writing this post at the bottom. Also check out this previous post if you need more in WP as a Website inspiration:

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kineda

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computercc

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Feedback Audio

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riptapparel

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run13 (theme used: Thesis)

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lounge4

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agenciamobi

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ten24media

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caradepoker

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bluhomes

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champagnewarehouse

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Inbound Pass

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flamanville

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International Screening Solutions

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treemolabs

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filjourn

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Ginger Restaurant

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erate360

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sanguine

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watersportsguru

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Soares June 23, 2013 at 1:20 am

This site really has all of the info I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

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Phim hay August 22, 2012 at 3:45 am

Yes, WP is very popular

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Aliakbar Fakhri August 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

WOW , great collection!!
i Love Wordpress!
i saw some hosting site also use wordpress on their homepage!

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sidharth May 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I thought that wordpress only supports blogs. It was an awesome info to me.

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khaled April 15, 2012 at 11:10 am

yes , wordpress is the greatest

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George March 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Thanks. Its damn good list

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News² August 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

News² at http://www.newssquared.de do it too. Check it out ;-)

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Laura May 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

Excellent examples of non-blog Wordpress websites! The best examples I’ve come across, all in one spot. I’ve bookmarked this – what a fantastic reference. Thanks!

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fisch instruments December 6, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Personally I do not prefer WP as a website engine . Google see it as a blog – blog should be dynamical. New content every day or at least every week. It is better to create a static website on a basic html / php and make it seo friendly. Just my 2c.

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Angella November 8, 2010 at 5:35 am

Its a vast collection of great things.Really nice

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Atlanta web design company November 4, 2010 at 7:41 am

Really nice collection and thanks for sharing with us.

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Linda September 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

great posts really enjoyed the read !thanks a lot!

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Credito August 20, 2010 at 12:28 am

Interesting article, thanks for sharing

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Gokke Poker Mundo August 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm

This website http://www.rylnet.com es also a good example of a site using wordpress but not a blog

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Mackthe August 2, 2010 at 10:24 am

I’ve always liked the website of this solar panel company: http://co2active.com/

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tripwire team August 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Oh yes it is great, thanks for sharing!

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Devora Serrata June 28, 2010 at 8:19 am

Great! This article is creative, there are many new ideas, it gives me inspiration.I think I’ll also inspired by you and think of new ideas more

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Martin Lucas March 26, 2010 at 10:26 am

Great list, and it’s good to see more people using Wordpress as a CMS. I’m now trying to use it as much as possible for non blogging sites – there are just so many benefits.

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Leandro March 26, 2010 at 10:25 am

you forgot mashable.

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Theo February 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Great sites !

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odol February 4, 2010 at 2:37 am

Nice.. list ..!

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Remiz January 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

This site http://webcastletech.com/ also is using wordpress as CMS. The site is having about 8-10 different templates and very customized back end.

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Kai Köpke January 13, 2010 at 9:32 am

nice works, thank u. wordpress can be a powerfull tool for small and fast web sites

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Eko Setiawan January 12, 2010 at 4:29 am

It’s great list, I get inspiration…I love wordpress :)
Thanks…

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nakedbus January 10, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Wordpress has been wonderful for us at http://www.nakedbus.com too. Highly recommend it for small businesses.

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tripwiremag January 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm

@nakedbus, thanks for your input. Great to get some real life feedback ;)

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Indonesia Java International Destination January 10, 2010 at 12:42 am

nice design, i love wordpress.

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Tony Baloney January 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Good site.
You could also include sites like:
http://pointandstare.com
http://bisleycorporatedays.co.uk etc

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tripwiremag January 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm

@tony, thanks for providing links to these good examples of non-blogging wordpress ussage.

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imagingdesk January 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

good start in 2010.

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Josuke Net January 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

ConfirmSign do it too!! http://www.confirmsign.com look

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Boyd Dames January 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I especially like “Kineda”, “ten24media” and “treemolabs”. Some others are horrible!

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designfollow January 9, 2010 at 7:24 am

great list

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