15 Best WordPress Site Designs That Can Inspire You

WordPress has gained a lot of publicity and exposure especially from WordPress communities. Among of the reasons behind such great publicity is because the flexibility of this blogging software especially in terms of its functionality and designs.

Rather just being blogging software, WordPress has been pushed to be more than that. At the moment, it has been ‘transformed’ to be the software to develop classifieds site, portfolio site, online store and even virtual business card site through WordPress themes and plugins.

If you are interested in knowing more about how you can you ‘transformed’ your blog, below are the related blog posts that I have posted before:

For this post, I would like to share with you online sites which have great designs that use WordPress as publishing platform. These online sites can definitely be another source of inspirations to WordPress theme designer and those who are looking for the concept of WordPress site design that would love to have for their site.

MyRather

MyRather.com

MyRather is daily blog, game, and an interactive community based on the widely popular “Would You Rather” conversation game.

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

An online site of design ideas, web trends, and tutorials.

Icon Dock

Icon Dock

IconDock is N.Design Studio which offers stock icons in vector and pixel format that you can quickly snap in your projects to speed up the development.

TechCrunch

TechCrunch

TechCrunch, is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, it profiles existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space.

Flick Out

Flick Out

FlickOut.com is a breath of fresh air when looking for the movie you want to see this weekend. It’s chock-full of the latest movie trailers in smooth-playing full-screen HD and is searchable by several categories, including Faith Inspired and Family Friendly.

Web Designer Depot

Web Designer Depot

Web Designer Depot is a resource for web designers seeking tips and information on how to become a successful web designer.

Logo Instant

Logo Instant

Logo Instant provides downloadable Web 2.0 logo designs for free.

Carsonified

Carsonified

Carsonified connects, encourages and trains online community through its events as they believe that the web industry is one of the most exciting places in the world.

Terminator Salvation Official Site

Terminator Salvation

This site is part of a viral campaign promoting the Terminator Salvation by Warner Brothers.

Modelinia

Modelinia

Modelinia is the first entertainment web destination dedicated to the life of the Supermodel, beyond the pages of fashion magazines and far off the catwalks of New York, Paris and Milan.

Eye-Fi

Eye Fi

Eye-Fi is dedicated to building products and services that help consumers navigate, nurture and share their visual memories. The company’s patent-pending technology works with Wi-Fi networks to automatically send photos from a digital camera to online, in-home and retail destinations.

GOOD

Good

GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward has been making a magazine, videos, and events for people who give a damn. This website is an ongoing exploration of what GOOD is and what it can be.

R&W

Richardson & Wrench

Richardson & Wrench Mosman & Neutral Bay is a real estate agency with a business strategy is entirely different to any other real estate agency in Sydney that runs the largest, most sophisticated real estate online business in the industry.

Scott Hall Associates

Original Art Works

Scott Hull Associates has ever-growing roster of clients range from small start-ups to big wigs like United Airlines, Krispy Kreme, Microsoft, Universal Studios and Nike, as well as appearing in Time, Barron’s, plus producing CDs, videogames, environmental graphics for major big league ballparks, museums, restaurants, and so on.

Freshapps

Freshapps

Fresh Apps is all about finding the best App’s for your iPhone.

What do you think about the above site designs? Do they look great? Feel free to share your opinion and other sites designs which are using WordPress that look great. I am eager to know more about it. I believe others will also have the same feeling.

32 Responses to 15 Best WordPress Site Designs That Can Inspire You

  1. Aqif says:

    Hey there Helmi.

    What a nice share here. I’ve seen most of the wordpress design and TechCrunch really attracted me the most because I’m looking forward in information blog.

    TechCrunch still alive until today because they are providing a high quality content and also providing the best wordpress themes which is really simple, attractive and most importantly user friendly which creates readership.

    Mind if you can share your favorite from all the 15 best design? 🙂

  2. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    For me, in terms of the design – Carsonified is the definitely my choice.

    For me, its design is really unique which at the same time, simple.

    I love simplistic designed site as I believe that that the best for our site to leave great impact to our readers.

  3. These are some awesome designs. I think that WordPress is one of the awesomest CMSes out there, and I use it on my site.

  4. The TechCrunch design is pretty cool. Out of all of those, my favourite would probably be Flick Out or Logo Instant.

  5. danzaimar says:

    thanks Helmi for sharing this info..Wordpress is the best choice for the newbie blogger like me.

  6. I am with Helmi on this one. Carsonified is really unique.

    @Aqif

    Techcrunch’s design isn’t new or innovative. It is perhaps the most common professional design.

    And techcruch is huge! So, they really spend a lot to live up to the content quality expectations.

  7. @Eric

    I don’t like flickout or logo instinct. They may be good designs on paper, but I think for a person with an average screen resolution, they are pretty annoying.

    Meh. I don’t think I like any design which focuses too much on video or images. I am one of the good ol’ fashioned text blogger 😛

  8. It is! Blogger is good for starting out, but once you know what you want, wordpress is the way to go.

  9. Even blogger is good for starting out. The learning curve on blogger is lesser than wordpress.

    But once you are out of that novice stage, you should definitely switch to wordpress.

  10. WordPress.com is also pretty good for starting out, too, but again, a self-hosted WordPress installation will be even better.

  11. I kindly like techcrunch theme. I may use it for my next blog theme.

  12. What is your next blog about?

  13. I would have to say the first one is pretty plain, but I quite like the logo one..

  14. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Really? But for me, in overall MyRather’s design is a great one.

    Maybe, each of us have their different taste and interest on which concept will make WordPress looks great.

    For the logo, it seems that we at the same side now (n_n). The site looks simple and yet cool. Love the click and drag element though.

  15. Sanix says:

    TechCrunch And MyRather attract me because of their cleanliness. All other designs are also good but it depends upon the niche you’re in and the type of the content you want to fill in.

  16. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    It seems that we have the same interest.

    For me, best design for WordPress blog is to let the design to be as minimal as possible because there will be less ‘noise’ that will disturb the readers.

    What do you think Sanix?

  17. Sanix says:

    Exactly Helmi. I love the elegance of Apple products because simplicity and elegance are the key to any design.

    You can see the following wonderful video that explains the importance of careful design:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/david_pogue_says_simplicity_sells.html

  18. Ooh interesting video. I am halfway through it. So far so good.

  19. Great post! Just what I needed. I’m thinking to change my theme in a near future, but I’m still looking for a good one.
    Could you give me some suggestion?

    Regards,

    Dave

  20. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Try to check out the WPZOOM’s Monograph and Theme Forest’s Convergence (cheaper option).

    Both of these will suit minimalist concept that your site has at the moment.

  21. I use webdesigner depot regularly. They provide great tutorial about photshop. Also they provide great images and icons for free download. I haven’tried others though, but I will check them out. thanks for providing this great list.

  22. Mike says:

    This is a great post. I have been wanting to showcase wordpress’s abilities with site design for a friend. I am going to send him this post

  23. Mike says:

    I use to use blogger. It was VERY limited. I wouldn’t even recommend it for beginners. Beginners might as well start out by learning the best software. That has been my downfall. After a year of working with blogger my site outgrew the platform and I had to learn another platform from scratch.

  24. Mike says:

    Is there a way to find out what themes are being used in these sites? I like the flick out site design.

  25. Kushal Chap says:

    Flick out looks pretty cool.

  26. Kushal Chap says:

    I think you should use cronice instead of convergence. In my point of view it looks slightly better

  27. Mike says:

    with functionality like this anyone can create a great site. Look out overcharging web design companies!

  28. Mike says:

    Looking at sites like the logo one and modelinia you would never guess they were made with blogging software.

  29. Mike says:

    The learning curve is lower but you waste time learning something that you would eventually leave anyway.

  30. Mike says:

    The tech crunch people are obviously very big on advertising. There are tons of ads there.

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  32. hiit routine says:

    I like this blog very much, Its a real nice spot to read and find info .

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