WordPress is fast becoming the de facto open source CMS for both beginners and advanced webmasters alike. Despite WordPress’ primary focus still being on setting up a blog (at least until WordPress 3.0 is launched) designers using a combination of plug-ins, hacks, tutorials and the right theme can take WordPress and create something truly memorable and unique. Here are some of the best examples we have come across of websites breaking WordPress out of the box.
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A Digg style bookmarking site focusing purely on WordPress related articles and resources. They have naturally used WordPress as the site’s content and member management system.
ExecTweets aggregates the tweets of top business execs and IT pros for you to find and follow
Submit your web design related website, article, resource etc for and the site will tweet it to its followers for you (if they think it is worthy)
A web design and development social bookmarking site using WordPress to power its CMS
A fun and irreverent tone supports their brand values perfectly and their use of WordPress is top notch!
A premium WordPress developer they have used WordPress as the framework from which to sell their work
The click and drag basket is worth a visit alone. This is one of the best in its class.
Send you PSD files and get back a working HTML Email/ newsletter to send to your contact list. Granted, the ecommerce function is not fully integrated in the site, but it sure looks good!
One for the fan boys, buy playing cards with images of famous web designers on them.
Short, punchy and to the point web design and development “do’s and don’ts”
Submit your website to dozens of galleries and showcases quickly and easily
360 degree pictures of the Florida Keys, both underwater and on land.
An incredibly attractive website, this Malaysian part-time job board twists excerpts in the stub description, and blog posts in full job descriptions.
An example of a one page site combined with slick animation. You will probably check the page source before you believe it is using WordPress.
Appleton Estate Rum’s corporate website built using a mixture of flash and WordPress amongst other things. One of those sites you need to double check the source code a few times to be sure it is using WordPress. Perfect!
A Japanese band’s website, offering free MP3 downloads and information about the band. Its an amazing design and shows how less can be more!
101 holiday destinations chosen by two of the UK’s leading travel writers David Wickers and Mark Hodson. It also comes in ’short breaks’, ‘honeymoon’ and ‘family holiday’ flavours.
Since Beginning July 1, 2009, artist Kelly DeLay has shot an image or video of clouds every day with the aim of doing it for 365 days. Here are the results.
I’m unsure how to describe this site, it’s probably better just to visit it to be honest.
Glossy and beautiful high-res photography, this is a fantastic showcase for this amazing work.
Lindsey incorporates a unique way of displaying the sidebar within an oversized iPhone
This is another example of how using just one page combined with creative navigation can create a unique site.
Striking colours and a smooth left to right swiping navigation effect all held on one super wide page.
Striking graphic on the home page with nice clean and clear navigation, plus you wouldn’t know it is WordPress if you didn’t look at the source file.
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