10 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

10 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

For those who haven’t received the memo yet, WordPress is still the de facto blogging platform despite the heavy influx of other incredible resourceful blogging platforms

WordPress can be over-caffeinated at times, and at other times it can be too subtle for the liking. But there is always enough room for us to spread our limbs and make changes on the fly, and that’s what the webmasters of the world have attempted and succeeded in. Owing to consistent self-reinventions, WordPress has managed to endure despite the huge herd of other content management systems strewing the market.

The Internet realm has witnessed a steady stream of bloggers in past few years. To some, their blog is nothing more than an outlet for their thoughts & opinions. And then there are people who represent a business or a brand and their blog forms an indispensable part of their online marketing strategy. For some, any watered down blogging platform would be good enough, however, if being known as a serious publisher is on your agenda, you might as well want to migrate to WordPress without wasting any time.

Simplicity with power

There is a truckload of benefits WordPress bottles up for bloggers from plugins to widgets, irrespective of the scale they wish to create their website on and expand further. While setting up a website on this platform isn’t a sweat-soaked exercise, the effortlessness doesn’t come at the cost of features.

WordPress is about maintaining simplicity but providing feature rich options and technical power.

Now, there are WordPress websites that try extremely hard to shake of the WordPress-ian character in order to look different, and succeed. And then, there are also those that don’t branch out for to be overtly stylized, and yet manage to look charming.

Here are 10 inspiring WordPress designs maybe worth stealing some ideas from.

1. Leisure Martini

This is a website centered on the diverse themes of entertainment, poetry, and humor, Leisure Martini packs a powerful punch with its basic, yet charming design. The widgets are cleverly placed at the landing page and the corresponding internal pages of this content heavy site.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

2. David Hellmann

A website dedicated to the portfolio of a designer, this one has some beguilingly exceptional tones, textures and designing patterns.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

3. Website Bakery

With subtle tones and textures, this WordPress-powered website makes quite a statement.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

4. Toronto Standard

Toronto Standard is a daily digest for many Canadians, it lays out everything in an easy to use format.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing  5. Web Courses Bangkok

The website of Web Course Bangkok is all about no-fuss. While it depicts that it is a website around academic courses, it keeps things interesting enough with the design.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

6. Ownerd

Ownerd doles out a useful sermon for business owners, and it keeps the design innovation-driven.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

7. Takashi Irie

Filled of text and restrained with colors, this one hardly gives an impression it is a WordPress site.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

8. The Band Agency

Very creative, and very basic indeed, it is one of the popular more WordPress websites out there with not much to indicate that there is a WordPress platform behind its design.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

9. Mrcthms

A website that represents the portfolio of a popular designer, it makes a fine boast of his works.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

10. Great Lengths Hair

The website keeps it quite elucidatory with its name and an enticing landing page design that makes it clear on what’s it all about.

7 Inspiring WordPress Designs Worth Stealing

These websites symbolize everything that’s right with WordPress. Design, tones, sophistication, user-friendliness – everything leaps.

What about you?

Which website inspires you? Are you looking to upgrade your design? Are you thinking about launching your first blog or website?

Look forward to your stories and feedback in the comments below.

Guest author: Rohit Raina is a freelance writer and digital marketeer who was trained as an engineer and started his stint with writing on a wobbly note. Today, writing is all he does. Follow him on Twitter at @RohittRaina


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  • http://www.ReginaldChan.net/ Reginald Chan Xin Yon

    Hi Jeff,

    Great article as usual. Top notch web designs and I love Leisure Martini the most.

    An outlook that I have been trying to figure it out and excellent! Very magazine look and love that big time.

    Thanks for sharing and appreciate it.

  • webcoursesbangkok

    Thank you so much for mentioning WCB :) Proud to be a website that people want to steal and it has happened a few times already. Thanks again and great blog.

  • George Austin

    Inspiring article. Gives you hope in this crazy world of info overload. Makes you say, “Hey, I can do this!”

    • Rohit Raina

      They surely do. Very grounded yet very beguilling sites

  • Mehak

    Another cool list Jeff.. I love Leisure Martini and the Lengths Hair :)

    Very intriguing indeed!

  • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

    These are great Rohit, I especially like #6.

    • Rohit Raina

      Thanks much, Kimanzi. 6 is indeed good, Leisure Martini is my fav. though

  • Leisure Martini

    Thank you so much for making us a part of this list. We indeed have tried to stay true to the basics and not experiment much. Thanks again for featuring Leisure Martini

  • http://www.hisocial.com/ Hisocial

    Hi Rohit, thanks for sharing these designs. Number 8 and 10 are especially interesting, because they are quite simple and yet very modern looking and illustrative. And number 1 seems a perfect choose with a website with a lot of content.

    • Rohit Raina

      Hey, glad you liked it. I agree, you don’t have to go bonkers with creativity to look interesting, and 8 and 10 surely make that statement.

      And number 1 has some really interesting content

  • Alex Ivenco

    You can find most popular websites with WordPress themes and get ideas for your own: