When you’re searching for a little inspiration for your next WordPress site, the best place to find inspiration would be other WordPress sites! Whether you’re designing an eCommerce site for a new client or want to take a stab at a personal brand site for yourself, you’ll want to look at the best of the best for inspiration and get those creative juices flowing.
Here are the best WordPress sites, broken up by category:
Agencies have some of the most creative WordPress sites out there. It makes sense because they’re built by the creative geniuses at the agency. Take a peek at some of these awesome agency site examples.
Animal Logic is one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios. They’ve produced award winning design, visual effects, and animation for over 25 years so in the business of web design, they definitely know their stuff.
Antenna is an integrated marketing agency of choice for brands looking to accelerate business growth and make it last.
Artmil is a creative agency in Washington state that offers graphic design, web development, and print services.
Being Design helps socially conscious organizations increase their impact in a digital-driven world.
Compass Studio is an independent marketing and PR agency that specializes in servicing ethically mindful, environmentally sustainable, nature-loving, and purpose-led brands.
Degordian specializes in strategy, branding, social media, and so much more.
The Humaan team designs, builds, and ships world-class digital products for forward-thinking brands.
Keegan Lanier Media develops WordPress sites, they offer maintenance plans and managed WordPress hosting.
LP Creative is a full-service branding agency that specializes in web design, web development, and so much more.
Movetic is a full-service creative agency that elevates brands to the forefront of their industry, whatever that may be.
PRISMATIC builds brillant brands and activates them through magnetic marketing strategies.
Sugar Creative Agency offers digital marketing, web design, and content planning for your business.
Unconquered challenges brand perspective through redefined content, photo and video, and creative strategy.
Underpromise is a visual content creation agency focused on artist representation and agile content solutions.
eCommerce WordPress sites
Shopping online has only grown in popularity, with many retailers choosing to only sell products online. Check out these super sweet eCommerce WordPress sites that’ll surely spark some inspiration for your next site!
Blue Star Coffee Roasters is a wholesale provider of world-class, hand-roasted coffee, located in Washington.
EcoKitty is a family-run business specializing in gifts for feline friends.
House of Whisky is an online retailer whose team is passionate about sharing the best the country has to offer with fellow whisky enthusiasts worldwide
Method is a natural cleaner solution and their main goal is to make products that work, for you and for the planet.
Steeling Light’s team creates quality pieces every day that outlast fast moving stages of life and decor trends, and they work together to make sure quality isn’t compromised and that our service speaks for itself.
At Wakami, they believe in creating products and experiences with love for the earth and its people.
Restaurant WordPress sites
Many of your clients may be restaurants looking to post their menus, catering information, and just general information for their customers to easily access. Check out these suave restaurant WordPress sites to pull inspiration from.
Located in Austin, Texas, Kemuri serves smoked meats, composed dishes, cocktails, and more.
Milk Bar is a sweet (and occasionally savory) shop that’s been turning familiar treats upside down and on their heads, shaking up the dessert scene since 2008.
Momofuku was founded by chef David Chang in 2004 and has world-wide recognition for their innovative take on cuisine, while supporting sustainable and responsible farmers and food purveyors.
Restaurant Oliva takes class to the next level. This Netherlands-based restaurant features their lunch and dinner menus online, and even list their supplies online.
Snooze AM Eatery is an entire breakfast experience with seasonal and hand-crafted foods using local and organic products.
Personal brand sites
Your personal brand is so important, whether you’re a freelance web designer or a marketer with a portfolio website featuring some of your proudest accomplishments, or an artist wanting to show your work. Check out this awesome group and their portfolio sites.
Alex is a designer that specializes in illustration and typographic practices, that’s led to his expressive visual style.
Chris is a web designer and developer and he writes about all things web at CSS-Tricks, talks about all things web at conferences around the world, and on his podcast ShopTalk. He also co-founded CodePen, a social development environment.
Learn more about Chris Coyier and the tools he uses.
Eric A. Meyer is a personal and professional web site that features books, articles, and many CSS resources and other tools.
Evynne is a designer that specializes in web design and branding, but also works with UI/UX design, illustration, print design, and creative direction.
Sadie Robertson founded Live Original, and her passion is to speak, write, and encourage women.
Ash Ambirge is the founder of this award-winning company that helps small businesses sell their ideas in big, fun ways.
Sarah’s a business coach in San Diego, CA and she’s been nerding-out on blog content, design, and digital products (mostly on her site!) for 20+ years.
Zeldman is the personal site of designer, writer, and publisher Jeffrey Zeldman and it features a multitude of content from best practices to business to WordPress.
If there was a prize for being the “ultimate creative” Zipeng’s site would take the cake.
Social justice sites
Social justice sites are some of the best WordPress sites I’ve come across. Always driving a clear message with easy-to-find forms, donation buttons, and an abundance of information — all while delivering the promise of helping and supporting a group.
Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information.
Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 120 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society.
Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are.
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Color of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us forward.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has provided legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who might otherwise have gone without adequate representation.
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) works to eliminate housing discrimination, and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education, outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, community development, advocacy, and enforcement.
Similar to social justice sites, nonprofit sites pack just as much of a punch. With a clear call-to-action and helpful links for more information, it’s clear to see how these phenomenal nonprofit sites are the best of the best and built by the best — WordPress.
Acumen is a global community changing the way the world tackles poverty.
Invisible Children’s team work alongside central Africa’s most remote and vulnerable communities to help them end violent conflict and recover from its impact.
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy.
The National Organization of Disability’s mission is to break down the barriers that fence people off from the wider community
The Obama Foundation’s mission is to inspire, empower, and connect people to change their world.
WordPress blog examples
There are so many blogs that exist online today; food blogs, fandom blogs, health and wellness blogs, creative blogs, and so many more. See the top WordPress blog sites here.
99U is a creative career resource from Adobe and their content ranges from content blogs to interviews, and so much more.
Allie Nimmons’s blog is a blog all WordPress lovers should be following.
Slack’s blog takes all of your favorite tools and collaboration tips and culls them together in one place.
Your favorite fandom (sorry Harry Potter fans!) has a blog dedicated to all things Star Wars.
A blog for travelers, written by travelers.
A web designer blog dedicated to design elements and playground and code snippets for Bootstrap HTML/CSS/JS frameworks.
By now, your inspiration should be topped off and you should be itching to design your next WordPress site. Happy designing!
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