More people already have a WordPress powered site as a blog and some have never known they can use it as a CMS too, but they may have heard of it. In reality, WordPress is an awesome tool for managing your different kinds of sites as a CMS. When I tell people about this, they often ask me for some examples of non-blogging sites using WordPress, so I want to show some excellent websites that stands out.

Now I’m finally going to showcase a good selection of some amazing sites that I can point them to for several examples. Some sites just look good. Some are examples of famous celebrities, companies, or organizations. WordPress can be used for serious projects that can go big scale; we are highlighting the most popular brands that are using WordPress.There’s no particular order here.

1.Icondock

Icon Dock is a project from N.Design Studio. Offer stock icons in vector and pixel format that you can quickly snap in your projects to speed up the development. Just see how the arrangement of content has been made using WordPress.

2.Krispkrush

Design work and consultancy. Process of definition of the project,objectives are to deliver ergonomic and impacting creative contents.

3.Typographica

Typographica is for review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Another awesome example of WordPress as CMS.

4.Creativeawards

Creative Ad Awards is one of the best advertising archive, serving all the advertising fan and others who need it. You will feel comfortable here, because of WordPress customization.

5.Good

GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward.This website is an ongoing exploration of what GOOD is and what it can be.

6.Champagnewarehouse

7.Fordstory

The fordstory website is about their new technology and current updates.You can get involved in ideas.

8.Ugsmag

It’s an independent Hip Hop magazine featuring interviews and a daily news feed with underground rap videos, audio and free album downloads. An amazing use of WordPress as CMS. It makes us think that power is in the hands of developer. You just have to mold WordPress according to your needs.

9.Typechart

For the preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS, Browse typographic files.

10.Thesalonhair

11.Kmxus

The website is for selling karts and their accessories.

12.Camachocigars

A brand website for cigars and where to buy those things with events and VIP club.

13.Healogix

Healogix is a global healthcare marketing research and consulting firm created to meet the needs of executives facing real development and marketing decisions.

14.Platinumgames

Platinum games are powered by WordPress.Developed in conjunction with cnp_studio.

15.Woothemes

Woothemes is one of the best theme shops having beautiful free templates and premium templates too. Their home page shows how to arrange contact in a better way which is a major technique when it comes to using WordPress as cms.

15.Iokonmedia

IOKON Media is creative collective that specializes in Digital Media and Marketing.

16.Cubicleninjas

17.Harward University

18.Startupweekend

Startup Weekend has a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54-hour event that builds communities, companies, and projects.

19.Spotify

Spotify is a new way to listen to music.Any artist, any album, any genre – all available instantly. With Spotify, there are no limits to the amount of music you could listen to. Another great mod of WordPress as CMS.

You have now seen some great examples of websites that are using WordPress as a CMS. Now we want to make sure you now what a business site build with WP needs to have to be a stunner.

Editorial Team

Written by Editorial Team

54 Comments

  1. is it hard to implement your own art onto a wordpress site?

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    1. Rean John Uehara April 28, 2012 at 10:32

      If you’re proficient enough with CSS then it will be easy. :)
      If you don’t want any coding involved, you might want to try http://www.divine-project.com, they have a great tool for converting a PSD file into a working WordPress theme!

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  2. This information was worth reading…. i was looking for this … Thnx a ton and keep adding such awesome posts….

    I have just bookmarked this blog for future reading…

    Rgrds…

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  3. Awesome website, am also developing wordpress sites, this gives me a lot of information.

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  4. nice post :D
    Thanks for the information.

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  5. Amazing! I’m seriously considering switching all my clients to WordPress as a CMS option as well. It’s just so incredibly easy to use that I can’t consider them not picking it up very quickly, which will make life easier on them and myself.

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  6. Please message me with a few pointers about how you made your website look this good, Id be appreciative.

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  7. #28 should be “Harvard”, not “Harward”

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  8. Ellsworth Mitro February 24, 2012 at 03:42

    I found this page via a google search. Bookmarked. Thanks!

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  9. This post has really helped me persuade clients that WordPress is a great website platform. Thank you very much!

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  10. This is great, once you start using WP as a CMS, can you still have a blog on the site too?

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  11. Awesome website very nice

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  12. Lovely examples of what you can do with WordPress if you put your mind to it. Inspiration…

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  13. I really like Startup Weekend’s website. Does anyone know what wordpress theme they used? I’m a wordpress novice so please forgive me if the answer is obvious. Thanks!

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  14. All websites are awesome.. Im also thinking to design a new webpage on wp.

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  15. I just noticed for the first time today that ListVerse.com is also powered by WordPress.

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  16. Cool! I didn’t know there were so many well known people and companies using WP!

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  17. Nice read, thank you for the information, take care.

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  18. What movie trailers from this year, just by watching it, made you think the upcoming movie was going to be stupid? Just by watching the trailer you know it was going to be downright bad. My examples would be the remake of Arthur and the upcoming Cameron Diaz summer flick Bad Teacher.

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  19. Awesome information about this! I would love for you to write something else that goes along with this. Are you going to?

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  20. php – How to use Twitter API to follow someone – Stack Overflow http://t.co/fGzx2H79

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  21. I like the next site of street art, please submit your site, thanks.
    http://www.streetartnation.com/blog

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  22. I always wanted to learn how to do web designing but I guess I have to allocate more time to do that and in order to have that skills. Hoping to find more nicer design for my upcoming to be launch site.

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  23. Who knows more about website usability than a website designer? As I’m sure you know, big design firms and corporations sometimes pay to have people test the usability and design of their new sites. Why not get in on that? You can go to UserTesting.com and sign up to test out new sites. Just like the offline equivalent of participating in focus groups or marketing surveys, your web experience is valuable, and some companies will pay to pick your brain.

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  24. I always try to keep up on web design and online marketing ideas and your blog really gave me some new ideas to think about. Thanks very much for taking the time to create this.

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  25. Wow great list some great sites there. I checked out the Krispkrush site in detail as its a similar design to something iv been working on.

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  26. Hi love your site thanks for sharing some really good ideas for web development, which fits in great with a simple online marketing strategy. Over the months that have gone by, my partner has been working very smart adapting many of the steps outlined by you…

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  27. Thank you for this. I literally stumbled across your post whilst researching online. I’ve added your site to my RSS reader for your future posts and updates on this subject.

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  28. awesome list! i used to run joomla on a celebrity site of mine but then switched to wordpress for the better SEO and design option wordpress has. thanks again for sharing siva!

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  29. You misspelled Harvard University ;)

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  30. do you know the name of the login bar at bottom on the ford site??

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  31. Many thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I really feel strongly about it and love learning much more on this topic.

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  32. i honestly think there are a lot more ^_^
    kudos for another neat article!

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  33. This is a great collection of websites. They have given me some inspiration on how to use some of their techniques in my own work. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Awesome list.

    I’m using WordPress at my travel blog, and since we’re allowing users to create their own travel photoblogs with geotagged pics and the like at FavTrip.com, we’re rapidly evolving into a pretty involved CMS ourselves.

    Exciting to see how much potential WP has and gives developers, new and veterans alike.

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  35. Chandesh Parekh May 4, 2010 at 15:36

    Excellent list. A few there I didn’t know about. Shows just how incredible WordPress can be when used right.

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  36. Nice list, quite a few there I hadn’t seen. My website showcases WordPress sites thinking outside the box and using WordPress in new ways so I’m sure a few will end up on there in the coming days :)

    Matt

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  37. great post as wordpress user only one word for this awesome …

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  38. I was just on the Ford Story site the other day. Interesting to see that it’s powered by WordPress. Some other good examples there as well.

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  39. Great Post! It’s impressive to see how robust wordpress has become.

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  40. Really nice collection, it would be interesting to have a list of sites like these concerning Joomla

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  41. I`m also using WordPress and I think it`s simply great!

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  42. Great list. I have had a “main” regular html/css website and a companion blog for a few years, and recently combined them into one under wordpress. The vast array of templates and plugins, plus the ongoing bug fixes and increasing stability of WordPress has really made wordpress based sites a viable option. I’m happy with my site’s results and just finished a client’s site on wordpress, also with good results.

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  43. Hello,

    Thank you a lot for having me in your gallery!
    By the way the name of the website is krispykrush (not krispkrush) ;)

    Thank you,
    M

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  44. I used to work on CollegeCrunch. WordPress still needs to work on page management. Creating a structure of pages, sub-pages and sub sub-pages and moving things around was a pain in the butt. Listing the sub-pages under a given page was also difficult. Otherwise WP is an amazing piece of software.

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  45. Great list. Any good examples of news websites using WordPress as a full-fledged CMS? NYT does use it for blogs, but I’m looking for sites that crossed the ‘blog editor’ border. Thanks!

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  46. Great list.
    I am using WordPress for the sites i make too… it’s great!

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  47. Amazing list its great to see how far you can customize wordpress

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  48. great collections.

    thank you.

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  49. TOP List of WP-Sites.
    It shows us that WP is more than an Blogsystem

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  50. I always love looking at unique WordPress sites. It is amazing what some designers do to make them look like static websites.

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  51. Awesome list of sites using WP! It used to be very easy to tell a WP site, now you really can’t tell because the design has come so far!

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  52. Great list Siva, WordPress is definitely making its way into a CMS rather then just the cliche of a blogging tool. Not only are designers changing the way a WordPress site looks, as blog tips mentioned, but developers are getting creative with there templates and page rendering options.

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  53. Hey Siva, totally agree. In the past two years, WordPress has become a legitimate option for businesses and organizations who want something that does not look second rate. The CMS uses are incredible… far beyond what normal people would have access to. I recently started a business called Wordfresh that offers WordPress sites… I’d love for you to give me some feedback on some of our work! Keep up the great blogging!

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