Are you aware that the features making WordPress so popular for bloggers actually may be quite useful as a CMS for anyone building a website, e.g. a news portal (using a WordPress theme for news websites)? Actually WordPress is silently serving a lot of websites that have nothing to do with blogging at all and I think the number will be growing dramatically in the near future. Regardless if you’re a passionate blogger writing about subjects you’re interested in or if you have a company selling services or products, publishing content online is all about interaction with other people. The blogging tsunami that have hit us over the last couple of years has significantly changed the way a lot of people seek and publish information on-line and more importantly how people interact and share opinions and ideas. Information can be produced by anyone and people have used this opportunity! There are millions of bloggers today and their busy lifestyle demands good tools for publishing; it must be easy, simple, fast, accessible and make it easy for their reader to contribute and communicate. WordPress is the top platform and it offers everything a blogger or webmaster needs and more. On top of that it is completely free and there are thousands of extensions and simple WordPress themes produced by the enormous community supporting WordPress. Further WordPress is known to be highly optimized for search engines and may make a difference in the amount of traffic you get from this channel.
One of the main reasons I would highly recommend considering WordPress for building traditional non-blog websites is that it has been build from scratch with the purpose of making content publishing easy and it’s popularity / dominance in the blogging sphere is proof that it has succeeded. With cool WordPress themes I believe WordPress is also excellent for boosting interaction with readers/customers and other companies and blogs that write about your organization. When it comes to look and feel and being able to design a professional and appealing website WordPress is also superior. First of all there are thousands of free and premium themes available out there. OK most of the gallery WordPress themes are not directly aimed at traditional websites but typically it is quite simple to redesign a blogging theme into a non-blogging version. Also if you’re not up for the challenge yourself the WordPress community is huge and there is plenty of help to get at reasonable prizes even for build an online shop you can find great WordPress e-commerce themes. Many business owners also use business WordPress themes for their corporate website. Lets look at some examples of great websites powered by WordPress. Drop a comment if you are aware of a website that I should add!
- Examples of Websites powered by WordPress
- Examples of Low Cost Premium WordPress Themes
Examples of Websites powered by WordPress
Simple and clean WordPress blog website look and feel.
Creative WordPress website with a cool portfolio theme style front page.
One of the most well know tech blogs ever and a massive high traffic site!
Cool example of one page dark WordPress website with scrolling background!
Examples of Low Cost Premium WordPress Themes
There are many WordPress CMS Themes available making it possible to get a professional web site set up really fast and without breaking your budget. See some examples below.
DeepFocus is a slick new portfolio theme that expands on some of our previous gallery themes such as ePhoto and eGallery. Now you can turn your WordPress blog into a fully functional online photo gallery while still maintaining all of the features of a normal blog. Along with the gallery layout, DeepFocus comes with a robust blog and CMS-style homepage as well, making it an amazing solution for artists/photographers looking to build an online presence. Photographers will also be pleased to hear that photos are no longer cropped on post pages, making the theme acceptable for both landscape and portrait images.
Trim is simple, professional, versatile and fast. Trim might be simple, but with that simplicity comes a sense of balance and crispness that is quite refreshing. Coupled with a bunch of great features, Trim is a great theme that will prove useful for a variety of different websites. Trim is a fully responsive design that adapts to your user’s variable screen size.
MODERNIZE – Flexibility of WordPress
Modernize is a new era of wordpress theme. You can discover many new awesome features in this theme. For example ‘Page Builder’, it allow you to create page easily by drag-drop module. Moreover, it comes with many options on that. Also, to change color elements, it won’t be a big deal anymore, with our new admin panel, you can access to almost of all elements color.
“Amplus” which means “large” in Latin, is a feature-packed premium WordPress theme which incorporates large featured images perfect business sites and online portfolios. This theme aims to be as flexible as possible, implementing a unique column shortcode which enables you to change the layout of the page, a number of customizable colors to completely change the look of the theme, 80+ Cufon fonts, 30+ shortcodes with different configurations, and plenty more. The administration panel is easy to use with lots of descriptive settings laid out for you. The theme was built with the idea that you won’t have to read the documentation because we know you don’t want to.
Good Space – Responsive Minimal WP Theme
Good Space Good Space is a WordPress theme especially for creative agency. It’s very clean, minimal with modern design. This theme is also has a responsive ability. Moreover, it comes with tons of features. Including our page items that can be managed very easily via our awesome tool, ‘Page Builder’. Admin panel in this theme is a real feature rich. You can also create unlimited sidebar, choosing over 450 fonts or if you want to use your own, we provide a cufon uploader. You can also translate each elements to your language via this admin panel.
This theme offers a clean and simple design but still allows for a lot of content to be presented in a magazine style.
Next – Responsive Business WordPress Theme
Next is a professional theme that makes creating a clean, responsive business or portfolio site very easy. Next follows all the latest HTML5 , CSS3, and JS techniques and conventions. The Responsive Design of the theme lets you serve desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all as first-class citizens.
Coherence Responsive Business & Portfolio
Coherence is a responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for business websites and users who want to showcase their work on a neat portfolio site. The Theme is built on top of the Avia Framework. It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend. 21 predefined skins (which are easy to modify from your backend), font and color options as well as dynamic template builder will help you create the Website you need in no time. In addition to the global options you can set unqiue styling options for each entry as seen in the theme demo
EVOLUTION (Responsive theme)
Evolution is our first fully responsive design and certainly one the more professional WordPress themes. What makes the theme so special is its ability to adapt to various screen sizes. Evolution come with 4 distinct layouts, each meant to improve your user’s experience when browsing on mobile phones and tablets. No longer will they need to zoom and scroll to view your site, as the theme’s layout will adapt to the small screen and serve your content in an intuitive way automatically. Just try reducing your browser’s window size when preview the theme to see the magic in action!
PIONEER – Responsive drag & drop theme
Get ready for a new and interesting approach to content management in WordPress. Pioneer features a brand new front end admin system that lets you configure your website without going back and forth between the admin and web-page front end. This theme belong to a new breed… WordPress Themes with Layout Builders and is worth cheking out. More multi-purpose themes can be found here!
This theme allows you to, edit your posts and pages directly on your webpage; add, organize and change page elements via drag and drop on the front end; and change your website’s style and appearance directly on the front end with colorpickers, background-textures, font-selectors ++
Striking is an powerful and flexible wordpress theme – actually a “Super Premium” theme as it has extraordinary features and coding that are not found in the normal premium WP theme. It is the theme you buy when you want to create a website in every way you imagined possible.
Nova is a sharp, simplistic design that makes for an intuitive user experience. Nova’s biggest strength is its homepage, which allows you to organize your content into two areas. The Featured Slider is perhaps the most versatile slider we have built, and comes with multiple slider variations that breath new life into the design.
Echoes Premium WordPress 11 in 1
Echoes Premium WordPress Portfolio theme is designed for rapid development of portfolio or business websites. 3 Featured Mainpage styles, 5 Portfolio Page Styles, 19 Shortcodes, working Contact Page Ajax Validated Template and more. It features numbered , thumbnail slides , content objects/elements, carousels, full-width pages, on hover icons with light-box supported images and videos, drop-down menus, multi-column footers and others to make it easy for you to customize and get it online quickly. 11 Skins with variations of Bright, Dark, Red , Blue , Green, Yellow and Brown, and Shaded version with a textured background for easy background customization.
eList is a verstile clean and simple Directory WordPress Theme. Using eList, you can create an online directory of any type, and allow your visitors to submit new listings from the front end. The theme also comes with eCommerce integration, allowing you to charge your visitors for new or featured listings.