25 Outstanding WordPress Designs

Jun 25 2008 by Jacob Gube | 47 Comments

WordPress is a popular, versatile, highly-customizable publishing platform. It’s used primarily for blogs, but with a little bit of innovation – it’s utility is limitless.

If you’re contemplating on creating a theme for your newly-established WordPress installation or looking for design inspiration for an existing one, check out these 25 hand-picked, beautiful WordPress designs that showcase the creativity of its designer and the malleability of WordPress.

1. 3.7 Designs

3.7 Designs - Screenshot

2. Blogsolid

Blogsolid - Screenshot

3. Candes Projects

Candes Projects - Screenshot

4. coda.coza

 coda.coza - Screenshot

5. ISO50

ISO50 - Screenshot

6. Larissa Meek

Larissa Meek - Screenshot

7. Vikiworks™ Studio

Vikiworks(TM) Studio - Screenshot

8. keasone.de

keasone.de - Screenshot

9. RobGoodlatte.com

RobGoodlatte.com - Screenshot

10. Graphik’n'Sound

Graphik'n'Sound - Screenshot

11. La Vie Est Une Fête !

La Vie Est Une Fête ! - Screenshot

12. Moderno Prometeo, escrito por Rolando Hernandez

Moderno Prometeo, escrito por Rolando Hernandez - Screenshot

13. Mark Forrester

Mark Forrester - Screenshot

14. Stylized Web

Stylized Web - Screenshot

15. Portfolio of Adit Shukla

Portfolio of Adit Shukla - Screenshot

16. Antiphrasis

Antiphrasis - Screenshot




18. Basmati Tree

Basmati Tree - Screenshot

19. La Privata Repubblica

La Privata Repubblica - Screenshot

20. {e} house studio

{e} house studio - Screenshot

21. Arnii

Arnii - Screenshot

22. Pelangi Petang Production

Pelangi Petang Production - Screenshot

23. Kevin John Gomez

Kevin John Gomez - Screenshot

24. aiAlex

aiAlex - Screenshot

25. mr. diggles

mr. diggles - Screenshot

I hope these designs have inspired you to consider WordPress (if you aren’t already using it). If you’re working on a WordPress theme, why don’t you share it to everyone in the comments?


Rajaie AlKorani

June 25th, 2008

I designed the theme for my blog rajaietalks.com, but it’s not even close to the quality of the ones you posted.


June 25th, 2008

Great collection, first time I’m ever seen a collection of designs where more than 50% of them are new to me, thanks for opening my eyes to these.


June 25th, 2008

Congrats Arnaud. Soon Smashing ? ;)


June 25th, 2008

Bravo Arnaud, beaucoup de joie&fierté pour toi.


June 25th, 2008

@Fubiz : I hope so ;-)


June 25th, 2008

Thanks for the recognition!
It is nice to see {e} house studio with such great company.


June 25th, 2008

heh i accidentally ran into this article, and i’m really glad i’m on it :D
Thanks a lot buddy!


June 25th, 2008

Hey, I would have never expected to be in the list. Thanks!

Jeff Finley

June 26th, 2008

Nice! I’m too late, my new redesign will hopefully make your list next time! I should be launching it next week.


June 26th, 2008

Amazing designs. I had never seen any of these before.


June 26th, 2008

Hey, I’m glad to be one of them posted above, thanks for featuring my blog =)

Ross Johnson

June 26th, 2008

Wow, I am honored to be mentioned. Thanks for featuring my blog/site. The others are stunning, great list/article!


June 26th, 2008

Great list Jacob! My favorites on this list are 3.7 Designs, Blogsolid & e house studio. Great finds, keep them coming, such great inspiration. Thanks!


June 26th, 2008

OMG!!1 It’s always a huge success when a politics blog/magazine gets featured on design galleries and websites.


June 26th, 2008


I would like to say that your site have an outstanding design too… i really like your website design.



June 28th, 2008

again an incredible list!!!


June 28th, 2008

I do have my own design for my wordpress blog veerasundar.com/blog. Though it may not eye-catchy as the blog designs listed here, I feel good to have my own design. :D


June 30th, 2008

And the winner is… AK Premium : http://al-kanz.org ;)


June 30th, 2008

A WordPress re-theme (my first one, btw): http://www.rickgoetzconsulting.com


June 30th, 2008

Some really good designs there, will be keeping this post in the inspiration folder!

I’m still working on my own custom wordpress design, although it’s not quite there yet. Some of the graphics are rough round the edges due to a shortage of photoshop/cash/graphics friends!

Alexander Hahn

June 30th, 2008

Oh, thank u so much!

regards from germany!!

Jacob Gube

July 2nd, 2008

I’m glad a lot of people love this collection, it took quite a while to find these great designs, it’s a collection I’ve been building for over 3 months and I’ve whittled it down to just 25 (for now).

@DDR: Wonderful work, especially for your first time, keep it up!

@GPirie: Trust me, we’ve all been there. As a Photoshop alternative, try out GIMP (you’ve probably heard of it before) – it’s a pretty capable as a replacement for Photoshop. I’ve been experimenting with GIMP (for fun mostly) on and off for about 5 months and I have to say that it’s awesome.

mr. diggles

July 3rd, 2008

i made the mo’ effin’ list!!!1
thanks guys! WP has really made something special and i continue to promote it as much as possible. i try to speak of it as a CMS rather than a blog platform.

thank you again.

Maya Tutorials

July 3rd, 2008

Very nice design . My favorites is 21. Arnii


July 9th, 2008

@Jacob: Thanks, I have heard of GIMP and will have a decent look at it to try and clean up the images and hopefully present the site better.

Gilberto Saraiva

July 9th, 2008

Very good list! but all sites are very modular, no floating design, still on the web trends.


July 10th, 2008

Wauv! My stats went a bit crazy after being featured on this impressive list…


Andy Howard

July 18th, 2008

This is the best wrap-up of creative WP implementations I’ve ever seen… hands down. Awesome work.

Many people don’t know this, but we power Lost At E Minor with WP too: http://www.lostateminor.com/

Dirty Dude

July 30th, 2008

Sweet collection. Thanks!


August 2nd, 2008

wonderful design…


August 4th, 2008

How about this, it on WP – http://www.indianweb2.com


January 19th, 2009

Sorry how can I download this themes

Jacob Gube

January 19th, 2009

@savas: These themes are custom-created so they’re exclusive to the site owner.


February 24th, 2009

Excellent templates, more than a dozen have already downloaded the … need to see the rest!


March 30th, 2009

any kindof templates which can e used for a school magazine, or rather the school’s yearbook.
please need help


April 16th, 2009

Good collection. Thanks

daddy design

April 24th, 2009

these are some nice designs.. wordpress is the bomb!


July 17th, 2009

Those are great examples of wordpress Designs.

Biber Hapı

September 6th, 2009

Those are great examples of wordpress Designs.


November 8th, 2009

thanks for you shared thats beautiful wordpress designs.
hugs from istanbul – ersineser

Sam Search

December 14th, 2009

Really interesting site, just designed my first wordpress site and wondering how to submit it for comment?


February 11th, 2010

Great themes!


February 12th, 2010

Really good i enjoy this themes :)


February 17th, 2010

Great list of wordpress sites. Will be next on my post. Thanks a lot for sharing!


March 21st, 2010

Great design work!


October 23rd, 2010

its good design! i like… :)


July 22nd, 2011

very nice designs, I liked ISO50 and house studio.

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