25 Outstanding WordPress Designs

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

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9. - 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?

This was published on Jun 25, 2008


Rajaie AlKorani Jun 25 2008

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

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.

Fubiz Jun 25 2008

Congrats Arnaud. Soon Smashing ? ;)

Antoine Jun 25 2008

Bravo Arnaud, beaucoup de joie&fierté pour toi.

Dejan Jun 25 2008

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

Arnaud Jun 25 2008

@Fubiz : I hope so ;-)

Bgalmar Jun 25 2008

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

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

Jeff Finley Jun 26 2008

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

Yasser Jun 26 2008

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

yichi Jun 26 2008

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

Ross Johnson Jun 26 2008

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

adelle Jun 26 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!

harlot Jun 26 2008

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

Geovani Jun 26 2008


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


istioselida Jun 28 2008

again an incredible list!!!

Veera Jun 28 2008

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

Al-Kanz Jun 30 2008

And the winner is… AK Premium : ;)

A WordPress re-theme (my first one, btw):

GPirie Jun 30 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 Jun 30 2008

Oh, thank u so much!

regards from germany!!

Jacob Gube Jul 02 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 Jul 03 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 Jul 03 2008

Very nice design . My favorites is 21. Arnii

GPirie Jul 09 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 Jul 09 2008

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

Arnii Jul 10 2008

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


Andy Howard Jul 18 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:

Dirty Dude Jul 30 2008

Sweet collection. Thanks!

bilgiservisim Aug 02 2008

wonderful design…

Vardaan Aug 04 2008

How about this, it on WP –

savas Jan 19 2009

Sorry how can I download this themes

Jacob Gube Jan 19 2009

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

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

hasan Mar 30 2009

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

mbreti3gut Apr 16 2009

Good collection. Thanks

daddy design Apr 24 2009

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

Those are great examples of wordpress Designs.

Biber Hapı Sep 06 2009

Those are great examples of wordpress Designs.

sahibinden Nov 08 2009

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

Sam Search Dec 14 2009

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

Anika Feb 11 2010

Great themes!

Really good i enjoy this themes :)

wptidbits Feb 17 2010

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

Peter Mar 21 2010

Great design work!

kyoks Oct 23 2010

its good design! i like… :)

pranav Jul 22 2011

very nice designs, I liked ISO50 and house studio.

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