30 Insanely Awesome Websites using WordPress as a CMS


More people already have a WordPress powered site as a blog and some have never know 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 something that really stands out.

Now I’m finally going to showcase a good selection of 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.


A video contest website from Nikonfestival.Those are 140 seconds or less videos. Powered by WordPress


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.


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


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


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.


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.



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


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.


You can watch the best new HD movie trailers for upcoming releases and movies in theaters. Get movie reviews and more all in super High Definition.


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



Website is for selling karts and their accessories.


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

15.Nowplaying nokia

Website for Rihanna fans all over the USA are sitting with their Nokia’s at the ready to buy tickets for the US leg of her tour.


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


Platinum games is powered by wordpress.Developed in conjunction with cnp_studio.


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 cmss


Featuring new designs from the hottest retailers and indie artists, tips ‘n tricks, and interviews from industry experts.


H-mag is a high-end luxury magazine for the Hoboken market.They are having blogs ,events and news section too.

21.Inbound pass


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


24.College crunch



Official Website of Andy Roddick, a very famous tennis star. It is also powered by WordPress.


WPVote is a Digg-Like social bookmarking service dedicated to WordPress related links and yes, made with WordPress. You can see the amazing use of WordPress as CMS.

28.Harward University


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.


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.



  1. samy jain

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

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  2. Neema

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

  3. John

    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.

  4. Joel Mcvoy

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

  5. BradA

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

  6. Dee

    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!

  7. troy sheen

    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.

  8. Stan

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

  9. Dave

    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.

  10. Razley

    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.

  11. Robert Long

    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.

  12. Karim

    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.

  13. Brandon

    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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. Hady

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

  17. 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.

  18. Chandesh Parekh

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

  19. Matt

    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 :)


  20. 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.

  21. Massimo

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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,

  24. David

    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.

  25. Carlos Mello

    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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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!