Was that website really built using WordPress?

WordPress is best known for being the world’s most popular blogging cms. However WordPress has also spawned some really beautifully designed websites that don’t look like a blog or even act like one. The latest WordPress versions are so versatile that designers can get really creative with the platform and below we have created a list of some of the best examples of this.

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Kaicon have gone down the minimalist route and to good effect. They have used WordPress to showcase their case studies in shortened blog format and the cms will allow anyone within their organisation to quickly and easily update their website rather than needing to contact the web designer.

Search Inside Video

Search Inside Video have created a really clean and effective website. The “one page” navigation works really smoothly and the user is directed around the site purposefully.

Appleton Estate

Hard to believe this was built using WordPress as this Flash heavily site is about as far from the traditional blog format as possible. A really stunning example of what is possible with WordPress, check it out.

Stand Jasma

Stand Jasma have taken all of the great features of a WordPress blog theme and adapted it to an ecommerce website. The home page slideshow gallery really catches the eye through the use of large images and the layout of information feels natural and logical.

Slurpy Studios

Slurpy Studios use of textures and retro images works extremely well. Lightboxes are used extensively on the portfolio pages which helps ensure you are not trailing through dozens of pages of information and can get back to the portfolio content quickly.


The colour scheme and design style works very well for Pollier’s target audience. The site is easy to navigate and all the important information is quick to find. If you are looking to design a website to show off your services then Pollier is a great source of inspiration.

Soap and Glory

Soap and Glory engage with their customers very well on social media, having over 65,000 Facebook followers is testimony to this. They have continued this engagement philosophy on their website and by using WordPress they can ask customers to comment on their products and keep consumers updated via their blog posts.  They even have a “Come Clean” page that is essentially a feedback page within which customers regularly get in touch with Soap and Glory to ask questions and give comments on products.

Kid Koala

Kid Koala is another great example of how a Flash header can really lift a website design. WordPress helps provide a structure within which Kid Koala present their current projects in a way that is familiar to the user.

ES Developed

Three words to describe the ES Developed website are clean, colourful and clear. The home page is eye catching and your eye is instantly drawn to the “Creating usable, beautiful, fresh websites” headline. Straight away as a newcomer to the website you know exactly what ES Developed is and the service they provide. Reassurance is given through the use of a testimonial on the opposite side of the orange slices.

Quartel Design

Quartel Design is an adapted WordPress blog that really focuses on the use of images. By using WordPress they can invite comments on their case studies really easily. Ensuring their work is of the highest quality helps spawn positive comments which helps reassure any potential customers that they’ll be in safe hands.

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