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After the release of WordPress in 2003, WordPress has captured 26.5% of the web with their flexible CMS. WordPress is used by roughly around 279,437,333 Websites as of July 2016. From small to Large Corporate websites, everyone prefers WordPress because of its customizability and Robust features. Although WordPress was built as a blogging platform it evolved to a modern Website building tool which is free and extremely customizable. After knowing what wordpress is, we tend to look for wordpress examples which will let us anticipate what it is clearly. In this post we curated a collection of top WordPress websites.

The reasons why WordPress is so popular:

With WordPress anyone with or without any coding knowledge can build beautiful robust WordPress websites. Since its open source software, you can grab it for free and start building your website anytime you want.

  1. Easy Setup and Low Maintenance Cost
  2. Extremely Customizable
  3. No coding knowledge required to build a fully functional awesome website.
  4. Trustworthy with Huge documentation and Support.
  5. Huge active community

 

WordPress Examples: Top WordPress Websites by categories

WordPress can be used in many different ways not only Just a blogging platform. WordPress has been used by top websites for a long time. In recent years it is being adapted by lots of top brands to either for their blog or their main websites or product pages. Below are some wordpress examples sorted in different categories:

Blog

As WordPress was created as a blogging platform the best use of WordPress is Blogging as it matured over 12 years. Almost 80% of top 100 websites uses WordPress as their blogging platform.

Star Wars WordPress website

Star Wars News

The Sartorialist

The Sartorialist

Wordpress Example: Playstation Blog

Playstation Blog

Ebay Blog

Ebay Blog

Wordpress Example: Reuters Blog

Reuters Blog

Flickr Blog

Flickr Blog

Wordpress Example: Marie Forleo Blog

Marie Forleo

The Next Web

The Next Web

Xerox Blog

Xerox Blog

MTV Uses WordPress

MTV News

 

Business Websites

Small Businesses are being dependent on WordPress on creating their web identity. WordPress’ extensive features and search engine friendliness has made it the first choice.

Huntly WordPress website

Huntly

Sony Music

Sony Music

Papazian

Papazian

Mercedes-Benz One of the Notable WordPress Examples

Mercedes-Benz

le mugs

le mugs

Leen Heyne

Leen Heyne

WordPress Showcase: Bata

Bata

Acme World

Acme World

 

Personal Websites

WordPress is also a popular choice for Singers, artists, actors, motivational speakers for the ease of use and availability of beautiful WordPress themes.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Wordpress Showcase: Jay Z

Jay Z

Midori Aoyama

Midori Aoyama

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Beyonce

Beyonce

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Martina Sperl

Martina Sperl

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones

 

Photographers WordPress Websites

With WordPress creating Photography websites are very easy. Creating a gallery in WordPress is as easy as clicking two buttons. Photographers are moving to WordPress to create showcase of their work.

Kristian Leven photography WordPress websites

Kristian Leven photography

Rod Mclean

Rod Mclean

Jess Marks

Jess Marks

Shaw photography

Shaw photography

Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

Carlos Molina

Carlos Molina

 

Creative Portfolio

From Individual creative to agencies chooses WordPress to create their online portfolio. From portfolio creation, visitor tracking and getting leads, all can be done with WordPress which is why creatives nowadays prefers WordPress over any other CMS.

Adham Dannaway

Adham Dannaway

Born Group

Born Group

EMRL Portfolio WordPress websites

EMRL

FH Studio

FH Studio

Fleava WordPress Portfolio Websites

Fleava

Globule Bleu

Globule Bleu

Waaark

Waaark

Wanda Print

Wanda Print

Who is Leon

Who is Leon

 

News and Magazine Websites

Since the creation of WordPress, news and magazines started to prefer WordPress over other CMS because of the flexibility and ease of use it provides. Managing news with a large group of contributors is what WordPress excels in. Top News websites like The New York Times, The Sun, Wired magazine and Forbes are some of the Top news publication websites that are already using WordPress.

Fortune

Fortune

IGN

IGN

The Sun

The Sun

Time

Time

Variety

Variety

BBC America

BBC America

New Yorker

New Yorker

Vogue

Vogue

Wired

Wired

 

E-commerce Stores

WordPress own extension “Woocommerce” has overpowered its competition, the former ecommerce CMS favorite “Magneto” a long time ago. Woocommerce is a very flexible easy to use WordPress Ecommerce plugin that lets anyone create a ecommerce website and start selling their product within a matter of minutes.

Trefecta

Trefecta

ETQ Amsterdam

ETQ Amsterdam

NC Fitness

NC Fitness

Nixon

Nixon

Over Clothing

Over Clothing

Quero

Quero

Rudys

Rudys

Tens Life

Tens Life

Protest

Protest

 

Landing Pages

With WordPress creating a landing pages became so much easier in recent days. In the old days developers used to build landing pages using HMTL and css/ javasctipt. Nowdays with WordPress you don’t even have to hire a developer. You can create a landing page within an hour using a flexible WordPress theme like Optimizer or plugins like Beaver Builder or Siteground Page Builder Plugin.

Batman Arkham Knight

Batman Arkham Knight

Beo play

Beo play

Lily Camera

Lily Camera

AMC's The Walking Dead

AMC’s The Walking Dead

Form Free

Form Free

Jumo

Jumo

Education Websites

Top College and universities uses WordPress as their base website to share information and admission processes. Some of the Top education sites that use WordPress includes: Harvard Law School, University of Berlin, and University of Melbourne etc.

Indus University

Indus University

Washington University of law

Washington University of law

USC Rossier

USC Rossier

University of Maine

University of Maine

University of Washington

University of Washington

Bates College

Bates College

Georgia State University

Georgia State University

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering

 

Non Profit and Religious Websites

Nonprofit websites and religious websites are being created with WordPress nowadays. Nonprofit websites like charity and crowdfunding websites and religious websites like church and sermon websites can be easily created with WordPress.

Cure

Cure

Invisible Children

Invisible Children

Olympic Canada

Olympic Canada

 

WordPress Websites built with Optimizer WordPress Theme

There are some themes that let you create any kind of websites without any coding knowledge. One of these popular themes is Optimizer WordPress theme. Optimizer is a responsive theme that has robust features and flexibility that let anyone create any type of websites within an hour. Here are some of the websites that are created by Optimizer WordPress theme users:

 

Other Sources to Checkout WordPress Examples

WeloveWp: A Famous WordPress website showcase that houses  4k wordpress websites information.

WordPress.org: A dedicated WordPress section on Official WordPress website. The website is not frequently updated but it’s worth mentioning.

Awwwards:  Awwwards are the Website Awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world. It has a dedicated section on Best Handpicked wordpress websites.

wordpressious: A wordpress website showcase that has thousands of websites listed.

 

Did we miss a notable website that should go on this list? Please let us know in the comments, we will be sure to add it to the list.

 

Towfiq I.
Towfiq I.
Towfiq is the CEO and founder of Optimizer WP. He has been a WordPress developer and creative designer for more that 6 years. He is very passionate about creating new stuff and sharing it with the world. When he is not coding, he likes to read books, paint and travel.

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