Browse through a collection of hand-picked and absolutely awesome Websites powered by WordPress.
A diverse compilation of highly different Websites built upon the WordPress system. Ranging from freelance designer, to architecture firms, to famous brands, to global companies and to the largest news websites online.
No temporary trend
To give you some evidence that WordPress isn’t just any kind of a temporary trend, we’ve collected some of the most incredible websites that rely on the WordPress system as the backbone of their site.
Incidentally, WordPress is widely distributed and well known as the most used content management system that is powering more than 28% of the whole web (September 2017, Source: wordpress.org) That is a tremendous amount of millions of websites.
The intention of this post is to show you the diversity of websites that can be built upon WordPress. Some are just impressive because of their complexity in terms of organized information, such as large Newspaper websites. Others are impressive because of their careful design approach and the stunning user experience. The examples below made it to the collection either because of their great design, or their impressive brand names. In most cases because they combine both. They all have one thing in common, they rely completely on WordPress.
From Blog to largest News Websites online
WordPress was first published in 2003 by its founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. The growth of WordPress continues ever since due to their rock-solid solution for everyones online endevours. With their unique approach, WordPress makes the web easily and professionally accessible for everyone.
First, it started out as a blogging tool for especially blog type websites. Today, it is the number one choice for literally every kind of website. With WordPress, you can create everything. The possibilities are endless, ranging from e-commerce shops to complex news websites, company websites, online galleries, and online portfolios. Different functionalities are also combinable in one elegant website.
The magic: All the different websites, no matter how complex they appear, are managed by the same simple content management system.
Size doesn’t matter
Whether you are running a very small online portfolio for yourself with only a few visitors a month or whether you are the founder of a large online newspaper with thousands of monthly visitors: WordPress offers the same system to everyone. WordPress provides literally the same system and the same quality to every private user and also to every fortune 500 hundred company. That makes it equally interesting for many people, who are looking for an exceptional appearance online that is easy to manage later on.
Relentlessly growing in popularity
They all appreciate the benefits of a convenient and well designed, easy to use content management system to control their sites in the back (commonly called backend) and at the same time having a beautifully looking website in the front (commonly called frontend) with a great user experience.
Approximately more than 75 million websites are based on WordPress (and that is even an outdated figure dating back to December 2016 by forbes.com quoted from their article “How WordPress Ate The Internet in 2016… And The World in 2017”). Numbers are constantly growing and around 500 sites being created with WordPress every single day (March 2016, Source: managewp.com)
In case you want to know whether a particular website is powered by WordPress or not, you can check out builtwith.com and easily find out what any website is built with.
Awesome Websites powered by WordPress
Finally, here are the examples of absolutely awesome Websites powered by WordPress.
Subdivided in three categories:
- Great Design
- Big Brands
- Big News Websites
Collection of 23 WordPress Websites with awesome designs and unique content compositions.
Daoust Lestage is multidisciplinary architecture studio and has been actively involved in the fields of architecture and urban design since 1988.
MENDO is a candy store for book aficionados with a flagship store situated in one of Amsterdam’s most inspirational neighbourhoods, called The 9 Streets (De 9 Straatjes).
Patchwork Architecture is Ben Mitchell-Anyon & Sally Ogle. An architecture studio from Wellington, New Zealand.
Ortiz Leon Architects
Ortiz Leon is one of Spain’s leading architecture firms with great international presence.
Something Good Design Festival
Held over two days (6-7th October 2017), Something Good is a unique design festival that includes a day of exciting and inspiring talks from a diverse selection of creatives.
Tobias van Schneider is a German multi-disciplinary maker of useful, curious and beautiful things. Originally born in Germany, and raised in Austria, he now lives and works in New York City.
Size is a creative agency. “Ask us about branding, design and advertising. Being small we can go into details.”
PaperCollective – Iconic design
PaperCollective is an online shop and brings together their favorite designers, artists and illustrators to create inspirational and iconic graphic prints and products while promoting great causes and charities.
Wokine is a global digital agency and a startup studio, providing innovative, modern and aesthetic solutions.
GIA Informatik AG is a leading company for services in the Information technology and computer science industry.
Heloise Thibodeau Architecte Inc.
Heloise Thibodeau Architecte is an architecture firm from Montreal with a strong focus “on putting forward the outmost standards in excellence in design, while maintaining superior norms in construction.”
Deliberately discerning (practically poetic), Cienne is a ready-to-wear collection for women who value pieces that are both interesting and necessary, made in New York City.
Essen International is a design agency with offices in Stockholm and San Francisco, approaching to move brands forward through progress by design.
Matter is a full-service interior architectural design and project management firm that follows imagination and creativity wherever it leads, driven by a love of modernity, timelessness and luxury.
Josephmark is a digital product studio, that designs, develops and launches digital products that change the way we work, play and connect.
120g is a Cultural Association based in Pisa which promote interdisciplinarity between architecture, visual arts and engineering. (Source: awwwards.com)
Lucie Urban Photography
Lucie is a photographer from Prague, capturing the moments of life.
Evan Darlot is a french Digital Designer, Art Director & Creative Developer.
EMRL is a privately-held advertising, design, and development agency.
Aangenaam Bergen op Zoom
This inspirational storytelling platform is build by and for inhabitants, entrepreneurs and visitors of Bergen op Zoom, a typical Dutch city between Rotterdam and Antwerp. (Source: awwwards.com)
Maritime Museum of Denmark
The Maritime Museum of Denmark tells the story of Denmark as one of the world’s biggest seafaring nations from the 15th century until today. (Source: awwwards.com)
Mareines Arquitetura is an Architecture and Urbanism studio, Ipanema / Rio de Janeiro, that aims to find an innovative response to each project.
Collection of 12 Websites from well-known brands with an appealing design, based on WordPress.
Google Ventures (GV) provides venture capital funding to bold new companies. In the fields of life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cyber security, and agriculture, GV’s companies aim to improve lives and change industries.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
The official website of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (also known as The GSD), with a truly amazing Webdesign!
The official website of Nixon, a premium watch and accessories brand for the youth lifestyle market.
Updates, inspiration, and musings from the folks behind Trello. A very well-known web-based project management application.
The official website of Mercedes Benz USA.
The official website of Sweden.
JT’s official website. No more explanations necessary.
The Walt Disney Company
The official Website of the famous Walt Disney Company, one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information.
Time Inc. is one of the largest branded media companies in the world reaching more than 120 million people each month across multiple platforms.
Irish Architecture Foundation
The official website of the Irish Architecture Foundation, who creates some of Ireland’s most innovative events, projects, exhibitions and resources inspired by the built environment.
Collection of 7 content heavy Websites from large News Companies, providing complex information through a pleasing visual design, based on WordPress.
Harvard Business Review
The official website of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) offering new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership, for global leaders from the world’s best business and management experts.
The official website of Tech Crunch, the leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
The official website of Forbes, a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
The official website of Vogue UK, offering Fashion news, backstage photos, fashion trends, catwalk videos, supermodel interviews and beauty trends.
The New Yorker
The official website of the famous New Yorker, an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
The official website of Bloomberg Professional, a services that connects decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas.
The official website of QUARTZ, a guide to the new global economy for people in business who are excited by change.
Making the Web a more beautiful place
If you took the time to browse through the examples and if you even dug a little bit deeper into some of those websites, chances are that you get a good feeling of how powerful and diverse the WordPress system really is. Designers and Developers are steadily pushing the boundaries and even non-tech-savvy people are creating stunningly beautiful websites with highly customizable themes, making the Web a more beautiful place.
In case you know more amazing websites powered by WordPress that we missed out on, let us know and send a short message.
Hopefully, you are now fired up to start your own online project. If so, you might want to check out our resources to rocket-launch your own WordPress website. Further below you find more articles that might be interesting for you as well.
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