Sample WordPress Sites
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Building a WordPress website from scratch isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Nor is overhauling an existing site. To make the process a little easier and give you some inspiration, we’ve pulled together ten great sample WordPress sites to help you see what WordPress can do. 🔧

And to make things even easier, we also dug into the code to find exactly which theme each of these sample WordPress sites is using when applicable (some of these use custom coded themes).

Ready to get inspired? Let’s dive in. 🤿

🌟 In general, if you aspire to build a WordPress website resembling any of the websites featured in the article, you would require website hosting. Bluehost could be an excellent choice for website owners due to its swift loading times, round-the-clock customer assistance, and easy WordPress setup.

Ten great sample WordPress sites to get you inspired

1. Academy Self Defense

Academy Self Defense is a sample WordPress site running on the Neve theme.

Academy Self Defense is a website dedicated to helping both men and women acquire self defense awareness and buy different self defense, fitness and fighting trainings.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • Gives readers exact schedule, prices and details about courses.
  • Big, easy-to-read text makes scanning the pages easy. I recommend at least 16px for body text and 22px for heading text!
  • Showcases user-generated photos of the trainings to entice website visitors to buy a package. User-generated content (UGC) is a key to increased conversions!

🎨 Theme used: Neve

💵 Price:Free

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

2. Wellness Creatives

Wellness Creatives is a sample WordPress site using the Hestia theme.

Wellness Creatives was created to provide marketing resources for fitness and health businesses. It offers industry reports, marketing templates for this niche, content bundles for social media, business ideas, and more.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • Awesome, colorful content blocks with client testimonials.
  • They provide a free eBook with a clear call to action on the homepage, containing marketing ideas for people who want to start a business around the fitness niche.
  • All the pages on this site have multiple call to action buttons, which urges visitors to convert.

🎨 Theme used: Hestia

💵 Price: Free, or $69 for premium

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

3. Ceremony Coffee Roasters

Ceremony Coffee Roasters uses a custom WordPress theme to power their website.

Ceremony Coffee Roasters is a sleek, simple, modern WordPress website that sells coffee products, both wholesale and subscription.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • They’re not afraid of white space. They have a very minimalistic design with bold, colorful images as the focal points. It almost reminds me of Apple.
  • In between pages loading, they have little quotes pop up on screen like “Coffee should be something special.” A nice touch!
  • They have very high-quality product images.

🎨 Theme used: Custom theme

4. Jacob McMillen

Jacob McMillen is one of the sample WordPress sites on our list that uses the Divi theme.

Jacob McMillen is a site about copywriting and content marketing. He gets clients through a well-designed WordPress website and form fields.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • He uses his own copywriting abilities to sell his services on the site.
  • Jacob displays case studies and real results from past clients, increasing his conversion rates.
  • The site is consistent in design and color, and has a nice layer of minimalism to it.

🎨 Theme used: Divi

💵 Price: $89 per year

5. Awesome Motive

Awesome Motive is another one of the sample WordPress sites on our list that uses a custom theme.

Awesome Motive is the parent company behind loads of huge brands like WPBeginner and OptinMonster.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • A cool pixel animation on the homepage of a small business growing through WordPress, email, and a graph (analytics?).
  • A very clear value proposition: “Helping small businesses grow & compete with the big guys”.
  • They show off how their products were featured in huge, trusted publications like Forbes, Inc, and Entrepreneur.

🎨 Theme used: Custom theme

6. Bateau Mon Paris

Bateau Mon Paris runs on the Hello Elementor WordPress theme.

As far as minimal design goes, Bateau Mon Paris is one of the best samples WordPress sites we could find! It features beautifully designed floating visuals, illustrations, and typography. The website belongs to a boat rental company in Paris and has a very creative approach to its design.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • Their design is very modern and creative, with clean, colorful, and animated content.
  • They use carousels with illustrations to display visual information for tourists.
  • The layouts are impressive because they make the content easy to follow and very readable.
  • The design, layouts, color schemes, and visual effects generate high user engagement because they keep you scrolling and clicking.

🎨 Theme used: Hello Elementor

💵 Price: Free

⭐ Rating: 5/5 stars

7. Kobu Foundry

Kobu Foundry is another one of the sample WordPress sites on our list that uses a custom theme.

Kobu Foundry was built to show off (and sell) the owner’s custom font library.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • It’s an interactive site! You can drag elements across pages and play mini-games to generate stories that come up with special, gorgeous fonts based on the topic of the story.
  • The design was built to quickly catch your eye visually.
  • The site has only three menu pages and lots of call to action buttons for effective conversions.

🎨 Theme used: Custom theme

8. The Obama Foundation

The Obama Foundation relies on a custom WordPress theme to power their website.

Of all the sample WordPress sites on this list, this is the one with the brand you’re most likely to have heard of! The Obama Foundation is a Chicago-based nonprofit that oversees the Barack Obama Presidential Center and operates a scholarship.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • Uses large, easy to read fonts like Maintree and Gotham SSM.
  • It has a collapsed navigation menu on the left, which flies in when a user takes mouse over it.
  • The site boasts a clean, simple, easy-to-navigate design.

🎨 Theme used: Custom theme

9. Recheckit

Recheckit is a sample WordPress site that uses Hestia as their theme of choice.

Recheckit is a website that works with eCommerce store owners to help come up with smart solutions that match their concept, product or service.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • They highlight the pain point, share their approach to the problem, then share the results they’ve gotten for their customers right on the homepage.
  • Their case studies are highlighted on the home page, which has been shown to build trust and increase conversions.
  • They offer a flexible price model. You’re able to choose from fixed price, price-per-order, or a combination of the two! This strategy has been shown to increase conversions of the middle offer.

🎨 Theme used: Hestia

💵 Price: Free

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

10. New England Cord Blood Bank

New England Cord Blood Bank is powered by WordPress.

New England Cord Blood Bank is a scientific business that preserves newborn blood and tissue from the umbilical cord with the scope of using them in the event of any diseases that may occur in a family. In short, this site is about banking stem cells for possible future use.

👉 Here’s what we like:

  • The animations that show up on almost every page keep you engaged.
  • The color scheme makes the design look stylish and yet professional.
  • The content and pages on this site are overall structured and presented in an intuitive, visual way so the average user can understand the process of collecting and preserving stem cells.

🎨 Theme Used: Neve

💵 Cost: Free, or $69 for premium

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Final Word 🏁

And there you have it! That wraps up ten of our favorite sample WordPress sites. For your convenience, we’ll put the list below again, along with the theme name that each site is using.

💡 If you’re looking for even more website inspiration, check out ten great Wix examples.

Do you know any other great sample WordPress sites? Share them in the comments so everyone can check them out!

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