What’s In The Showcase: 20 Sites You Just HAVE To See!

What’s In The Showcase: 20 Sites You Just HAVE To See!

The WordPress Showcase is a great place for getting to know who’s using the platform, how they’ve used it and to be inspired. Not too mention finding sites you never thought existed!

Here’s a list of 20 sites on the WordPress Showcase that you have to checkout, simply because they are awesome.

20. FatSmack.org


Fat Smack is a simple, CMS-style website that features a jQuery slider and integrated media, making it a hub for the Boston Public Health Commission’s campaign.

19. JamesCarterLive.com


James Carter Live demonstrates the flexibility of WordPress in how a very artistic, non-blog, site can be developed on the platform. Extreme OCD moment here, does anyone else think the menu links could use a tad bit more contrast? Still deserves to be included though.

18. MooveAgency.com


The website’s portfolio section uses a custom plugin to enable sorting options, additions of testimonials, and custom link creation.

17. AmalaFoundation.org


The Amala Foundation’s WordPress-powered website uses a custom branded WordPress theme to collect donations and promote their charitable work. Design working for a cause, I like that.

16. 90daysofart.org


90 Days of Art uses WordPress as a CMS to showcase each work and allow users to buy artwork and donate money.

15. Zync.ca


Zync uses WordPress as both a CMS and blog with a clean, creative custom theme to create a full-fledged portfolio site for an agency.

14. GiadaDeLaurentiis.com


Giada De Laurentiis is a household name who hosts five popular shows on The Food Network.

13. Padre y Decano


The site uses WordPress as a CMS to bring together a community of fans.

12. Overlapps.com


The site uses a custom WordPress theme and plugins to showcase, rate, and allow users to browse mobile apps.

11. Reuters Blogs


Combining industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

10. Eye.fi


A very imaginative website by Eye.fi, the company is dedicated to building products and services that help consumers navigate, nurture and share their visual memories. The patent-pending technology works with Wi-Fi networks to automatically send photos from a digital camera to online, in-home and retail destinations.

9. Strayer.edu


This site combines an easy way for prospective students to contact Strayer University through a dynamic form and a way for Strayer share information for continuing education students.

8. Sean O’Brien, Aus120.com


Sean O’Brien is a 24 year old Professional Windsurfer hailing from Brisbane, Australia. A very interactive website with full screen video on the homepage.

7. NationalSocietyofBlackEngineers.org


The NSBE’s WordPress-powered website uses a custom theme with breadcrumb navigation, dropdown menus, and a jQuery slideshow to highlight the enrichment programs the student run organization offers.

6. JaneMonheitOnline.com


Jane’s website uses WordPress as a content management system to combine text, music, photos, and more. According to the developers, “Although WordPress’ primary audience is blogging, we believe WordPress is a powerful content management tool.”

5. KB24.com


Kobe Bryant is an American professional basketball player who plays shooting guard in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2010, Bryant became the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. Kobe Bryant is one of the most famous and awarded athletes in the NBA.

4. Boston University, Abroad


The site for BU’s International Programs features an impressive and easy to navigate design, video content throughout, and use of a customized taxonomy plugin.

3. Research Works


To save costs and go green, Carleton is moving most of its publications online. They thought the site for Research Works is a good example of maintaining a print magazine-style feel online. The site is mobile ready and looks great on an iPad with finger scrolling controlling the story query posts. Carleton uses WordPress frequently. According to the developers, Research Works is the 175th site at the university powered by WordPress.

2. MikeRoweWorks.com


The site uses WordPress to combines Flash, static content, and a forum community.

1. WolverineWorldwide.com


Wolverine Worldwide is over a billion dollar a year corporation operating in over 190 countries. It uses WordPress as a CMS to promote their brands and expand their portfolio.

Got any of your own favorites you’d like to share? Leave a link in the comments below!