Did you know that WordPress is the most widely used self-hosted website creation tool in the entire world? Millions of websites around the globe rely on it every day to provide a platform for their online shops, news outlets, informational blogs, and more. One of the many reasons WordPress is so popular, and considered the “premier class” of content management systems, is because it supports an enormous number of themes and plugins that are forever extending the platform’s use in new and innovative ways. When you use WordPress as the foundation for your personal or business website, you are given the highest levels of freedom to customize and build your business’ web presence. This is why we recommend WordPress over any other platform, and why we put together this collection of innovative WordPress websites.WordPress gives you the highest levels of freedom to customize and build your web presence. Click To Tweet
Yes, there are other tools out there you can use to create a website, but really, why would you settle for a broken-down cramped-quarters Yugo-stye website platform (those of us “of a certain age” may recall this fine example of automotive tom-foolery), when you could have all of the speed and style of a Bugatti Chiron without the 2.6M sticker-price? If you’re curious about what WordPress can offer you, jump in the passenger seat, buckle your seatbelt, and let us take you on a 261-mph tour of some of our favorite innovative WordPress websites that are using this powerful platform to conduct their business.
Innovative WordPress Websites: NASA
We openly admit it, all of us who work at RWC are total geeks. We love technology, we love science, we love OUTER SPACE. These three very cool things come together at NASA and we think it’s awesome they’ve built their website using WordPress. Of course, when you’re incorporating videos, live streaming, high resolution images, educational resources, e-books, podcasts, various social media channels and more into your website, you want a platform that can handle it all – and not leave visitors “Lost in Space” due to limited functionality.
Innovative WordPress Websites: Trefecta
Following on the heels of NASA is the Dutch company Trifecta. Their electric bicycle might not power you to the international space station but it will give you a very environmentally-friendly ride to work or tour around the neighborhood. Combining both traditional-style pedals (for when you want to put in some physical effort) with a throttle (for when you don’t) the Trifecta allows you to travel in three distinct power source modes, making it a very unique, multi-purpose vehicle. When you’ve engineered and designed a piece of technology this innovative (and cool looking) you want a website that shows it off and offers prospective customers all of the details and specifications. Read about it, build your own Trifecta using their configurator, watch videos and animations, and stay social with other enthusiasts.
Innovative WordPress Websites: J Hornig
J. Hornig is a speciality coffee roaster focusing on direct trade coffee beans from Brazil, Ethiopia and Guatemala. For those who carefully consider the coffee they wish to consume, J. Hornig’s WordPress e-commerce website allows visitors to compare across products, get detailed information about the growers co-operatives the beans are sourced from, and read detailed instructions for brewing. The J. Hornig website does a excellent job of explaining the finer nuances of coffee, as well as offering their 100+ year of expertise in preparing the perfect cup for the ever-growing coffee marketplace.
Innovative WordPress Websites: V76 by Vaughn
The marketplace for men’s grooming products is growing exponentially and V76 by Vaughn offers a sophisticated collection of face, shaving, and body products for today’s modern man—and this one stands out among other innovative WordPress websites with its sleek, stylish manner. But V76 is much more than an e-commerce website for buying hair wax or conditioner, it also offers a complete “Lookbook” for men with concise videos, styling instructions, and product recommendations for achieving certain looks depending on your hair and skin types. In addition, all of the V76 by Vaughn products are made with American-sourced ingredients and are Cruelty-Free, Petroleum-Free, and free of sulfate and parabens – so you can look good and do good by the environment at the same time.
Innovative WordPress Websites: Tinkering Monkey
Tinkering Monkey is a great example of a small, independent business that gets a big-time look and feel by utilizing WordPress as their website platform. This Berkeley, California based signage studio uses the best of today’s high-tech tools to offer the warmth, beauty and originality of traditional sign making to all types of businesses. Through their website you can view extensive portfolios, receive an estimated price quote using an interactive questionnaire explaining the various options for style, materials, colors and display, and even watch a live workshop stream which shows exactly how the sign-making process is done.
Innovative WordPress Websites: Fair Ivy
Another interesting example in the monthly subscription box category is Fair Ivy. Designed for those who love unique, handmade gifts, jewelry and accessories, Fair Ivy provides subscribers with high-quality products made by emerging artists around the United States. Fair Ivy’s WordPress website offers visitors enticing photos and descriptions of prior subscription boxes, a blog with detailed information about the artists featured each month, and social media accounts for even more ways to connect and share information with subscribers. *Note: Right now, Fair Ivy’s subscription boxes are completely sold out. However, you can place your name on a waiting list to be alerted when future openings are available.*