30 Interesting WordPress Website Examples

February 1, 2013 · 56 comments

by Lars

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WordPress is the number one platform for bloggers and has been for a long time. However lately it has also been invading the traditional website segment and it is now quite common to see websites of different kinds being served by WordPress. I think it makes good sense actually because WordPress is free, simple, powerful and then there are tons of web designers with deep knowledge on how to code templates. WordPress may not be as strong a CMS as Drupal and Joomla when it comes to building large and complex multi user websites, but for smaller and simpler websites its user friendliness and excellent out of the box look and feel rules and gives the competitors a tough fight. The main advantage however is the extendability and huge supply of high quality themes making it possible to roll out a top professional site in a snap. I personally like simple WordPress themes a lot as they are a really good starting point for creating a unique look and feel. The mobile trend however makes it critical for most business owners with a website to consider if it is time to go for a responsive WordPress theme. The availability is impressive and befits from letting mobile users in could turn out to be better than expected.

I have found a collection of great website build on WordPress to inspire you and prove that WordPress is taking new ground, even for business and corporate websites where people use business WordPress themes. If you know about a great website I should add here then please leave a comment.


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The University of Mary Washington

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eperium

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Hola Beew

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LEAD Enter next level

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Ramon Vazquez

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addwork

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bcreative

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Pogo Pictures

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icon toucan

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voycontigo

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regrouped

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Kenny Saunders

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Manche Maree

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Dalton Hurd

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Sweets in the City Chicago

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Sheena Oosten

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Night Owl Interactive

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rudalov

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Collaborative Coaching

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Albinal

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Combine Studio

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Cuco Creative

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Shady McGradys

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neobizdev

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Contagia

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Real Webdesigns

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Viva la Coldplay

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Beavory

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Amy Herndon Photography

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haardtline

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marionela

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Identity With Held

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Henry Moyo

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Sarah Defriend

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hotelove

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aymeswilson

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Now Then Magazine

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wesst

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Looking for more information? If you need one of the Cute Tumblr Themes there is a lot of good ones to choose from. If you use Joomla 1.6 you also need a good Joomla 1.6 Template – we have gathered a list of great themes for you.

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CuCo July 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Thank you for featuring us! Really glad you like our work!
Hope you have a great weekend
The CuCo team!

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sakshi March 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Cool design . amazing collection but Can you update your list for new designs.

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Tomás Cabrero November 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Thank you for considering Beew´s website on the list, we also developed websites for companies and star ups. Here is something else we recently developed: http://holabeew.com/agencias (we are going to translate everything to english soon).

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annesofie November 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

Your welcome :)
Best regards,
Sofie

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Brenda August 17, 2011 at 3:42 am

Nice collection of Sites displaying how great WordPress is to work with.
I do WordPress training as well as most other trainings online. Would love to have you consider adding my site to your list.

Thanks for all the information you provide!
Brenda

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sarah February 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Very chuffed to see my site featured – Thanks very much! :) Sarah

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Lars February 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Your welcome Sarah!

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Frank February 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Impressive List! You obviously put considerable time into this! Thanks for sharing.

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sachin February 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

These to me are great, inspirational and really really useful…thanks a lot for sharing these….

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SenseiMattKlein January 22, 2011 at 9:09 am

Very cool websites here, Lars. I use wordpress for my website, which also includes a blog, and am so happy I can make changes, add pages and posts, etc., etc., without having to go to a webmaster. I love WP! It does help to learn a little code, however.

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Lars January 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Matt, I think you are not the only one feeling like this… Thanks for sharing your view!

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Filipe Valente January 20, 2011 at 5:07 am

Lars you guys should have a graphic so who ever you feature could back link to your site

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Filipe Valente January 20, 2011 at 5:05 am

My website realwebdesigns has been nominated for a web design award if you like my site please vote by clicking this link http://www.cssdesignawards.com/css-web-design-award-nominees.php.

Ones there you can click on our image it’s situated around the middle of the page now all you have to do is click on the hand in the middle of the image.

Thanks for voting.

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Nina Anthony January 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Great! Thanks for including us!

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Andy January 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I’m constantly amazed at the power of WordPress and this is a really useful summary.
Thanks

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Your welcome Andy, and yes it is amazing what WordPress is capable of…

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Nina Anthony January 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

We used a custom WordPress theme to create a nonprofit website for http://www.wesst.org — a 501 (c)(3) economic development organization that helps start and grow small businesses. Take a look and see if it’s worthy of this list. (In addition to the top slider that allows us to showcase special workshops or announcements, note the main content slider on the homepage that allows us to feature and link to our most important internal pages.) Thanks in advance for looking. Feedback appreciated!

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Nina thanks for sharing this site. I think it is another great example of WP being used to serve a traditional website.

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

site added…

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Filipe Valente January 19, 2011 at 7:13 am

I’m the designer of http://realwebdesigns.com it means a lot to me to be on your list thanks so much

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 7:34 am

Great to hear from you Filipe. Nice job on creating a unique design for WP. Keep it up.

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Filipe Valente January 19, 2011 at 7:43 am

Thanks again I will send you links when I’ll finish my latest projects

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Sure Filipe do that!

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nottingham web design January 19, 2011 at 12:20 am

I’d say Wordpress is standard now days! My website is Wordpress driven too :)

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 1:18 am

Depends on the needs, size and complexity of the site. But you are right there are millions of site running on WordPress…

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kevin January 19, 2011 at 12:17 am

Thanks for the double showcase guys, really appreciated!

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Did you have two in the list Kevin… Good job! Keep it up.

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Paulo January 18, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Inspirational! Thank you for sharing.

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Ernest January 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Is http://www.ezetop.com worth this list? Any suggestions my friends? BTW, loads of spam in comments above…

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 7:39 am

Thanks for sharing http://www.ezetop.com/. I’m planning to add the suggested sites soon.

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Mark "Chief Alchemist" Simchock January 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Good stuff, thanks. And Icon Toucan was a great indirect find as well.

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madewithpixels January 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Can I addNow Then Magazine to this list please? Even if I do say so myself? :)

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Lars January 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Great design thanks. I will add it!

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I have added your site…

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madewithpixels January 20, 2011 at 4:58 am

Lars, thanks very much indeed for the addition – You’re a gent!

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madewithpixels March 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Just thought I’d be really cheeky and see if I could also get http://live.soyo.me on the list too :)

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Tirupati live darshan January 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I like 3 templates Sweets in the City Chicago,Sheena Oosten,hotelove.Awesome Sites

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Lars January 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Thanks for you opinion! Yes they are great..

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sheena February 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Hi Lars, just wanted to say thanks for including my site on your showcase! I’m honoured to be included amoung such great designs. Appreciate it a lot :)

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Lars February 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Your welcome Sheena!

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sheena February 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Thanks Tirupati!

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Dave January 18, 2011 at 10:08 am

Nice Wordpress website, I know one too which is not on the list, but WARNING, adult content… The website is: http://www.avidolz.com/ Hot to see that adult webmasters also use WP !!

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Lars January 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Thanks for contributing this Dave… and yes it is for sure adult and therefore I will keep it as a link the comment only.

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Ben S January 18, 2011 at 2:07 am

Great showcase of sites. It’s such an amazingly versatile platform. Being able to produce something as varied as the Manche Maree and Aymes Wilson off the same base shows what an incredible framework it is.

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Lars January 18, 2011 at 7:24 am

Ben, yes it is and your observations are good. I agree that as a templating framework it is among the best

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Temi January 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

Thank you kindly for featuring Identity Withheld – my ‘folio/blog! It’s much appreciated :)

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Lars January 18, 2011 at 7:24 am

your welcome Temi

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Elliot January 18, 2011 at 12:07 am

Thanks a lot for showcasing IconToucan up there! Glad you find the site a differentnt use of the ever mighty WP :)

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Lars January 18, 2011 at 1:09 am

You’re welcome Elliot. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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