Famous WordPress Websites

11 Awesome Websites Made with WordPress

Back in May 27, 2003 Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created WordPress, a platform that was to change the direction and trends of all websites.

WordPress has kept climbing higher and higher on the ranking lists of top CMS ever since.

At the age of nearly 20, WordPress powers 39.5% of all the websites on the world wide web and with a market share of 65% is, without doubt, the leading CMS on the market. Small blogs and personal photography websites, startups and world’s top companies alike have decided on WordPress when creating their websites.

Here is a list of 11 absolutely gorgeous and famous WordPress websites you probably have heard about but might not know were created with WordPress:

  1. Katy Perry
  2. The official Star Wars Blog
  3. TechCrunch
  4. Sony Music
  5. BBC America
  6. MTV News
  7. 10Web
  8. Astra
  9. The New York Times
  10. The Walt Disney Company
  11. The Rolling Stones

Let’s dive right in, and if any of these websites inspire you, remember you can always create similar WordPress Websites with 10Web AI Website Builder in minutes.

1. Katy Perry

Katy Perry's WordPress Website
“This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me
Throw your sticks and stones,
Throw your bombs and your blows
But you’re not gonna break my soul,”

sang Katy Perry once and has lived according to her “unbreakable” nature since.

Not only is Katy a pop queen starring on MTV, with 13 Grammy awards and a huge list of others, but she also has an amazing official WordPress website.

Easily scrollable and user friendly, her simple website showcases the unique style of the pop star, providing information about upcoming tours, top news, and a handful of easily navigable links to the artist’s music, top products, etc.

Browsing the site is such a pleasure that you might spend a good 3 hours just jumping from page to page, checking the prices of cool Katy Perry tops and listening to her music, “cause she’s a champion and you’re gonna hear her roar!”

The technical secret of the successful website hides in the iconic Katy Perry custom theme and the use of the most popular WordPress plugins, such as WordPress SEO by YOAST, W3 Total Cache, Contact Form 7, Wordfence Security, nextGEN gallery, Meta Slider, WP Google Maps, The Event Calendar, Advanced Custom Fields, User Role Editor, and WP-PageNavi.

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2. The official Star Wars Blog

Star Wars WordPress Website

We shouldn’t leave out movies from the conversation about pop idols. Especially the movies that keep teens locked in their rooms for more than 15 hours for a Star Wars Marathon!

May the force be with you when you start browsing this amazing blog cus you might be too mesmerized to stop and get back to your work or whatever you were up to.

The Star Wars custom theme, along with WP jQuery Lightbox, Disney doubleclick plugin, Panopress, W3 Total Cache, WordPress SEO by YOAST, WPML plugins create a paradise for a fun site full of latest news, best episodes, related games and applications, and a large community section where you can read about what crazy things crossed the minds of fans like you.

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3. TechCrunch

TechCrunch - One of the most famous WordPress based Website
Minimalistic and well-organized, the website of the world’s leading technology blog is also built with WordPress.

The emphasis of this “serious” website is put on speed and impeccable performance rather than style, so it makes sense to keep the latter as simple and readable as possible.

The site runs the TechCrunch 2017 custom theme and uses some of the world’s most famous plugins, including Akismet, WordPress Importer, Jetpack, and others to deliver the freshest news and newest events from the world of technology.

4. Sony Music

Sony Music's WP Website

Sony Music is the owner of the world’s best and most successful music contracts, the recording habitat of the most famous tracks with the biggest titans of the world music history of all genres, from rock’n’roll king Elvis Presley to today’s pop icon and teenage girl fave Harry Styles, from Michael Jackson to The Clash and Kings of Leon, from the romantic melismas of Ricky Martin to the depressive electronic and indie rock of Kasabian.

And this very Sony Music’s official website is built with WordPress,

Using the SonyMusic custom theme, W3 Total cache, Jetpack, and SEO with YOAST plugins, this website is fashionable, modern, and very functional, with a top slider showcasing the leading artists of the current music charts, the top news of the music world, and links to the music of the featured artists.

5. BBC America

The BBC America's WordPress based Website

BBC America is a popular American pay television network jointly owned by BBC Studios and AMC Networks and headquartered in New York City.

WordPress is solely credited for its mobile and user-friendly website that presents the most famous TV series and movies, offering full episodes and more in one fun and engaging platform.

The website streaming Doctor Who, Being Human, London Spy, Brit Awards, and other popular shows is powered by the BBC America custom theme and such plugins (some custom) as Bbca Ie Advisory, Amcn Dfp Manager, Bbca Livestream, AMcn Common Analytics, Amcn Sweeps, and W3 Total Cache.

6. MTV News

MTV news Website

Nothing compares to MTV in the realm of music TV! And, yes, once again, the MTV News website is a WordPress website. A super successful one, too.

The stylish background of the MTV custom theme, W3 Total Cache and Jquery plugins, sliders and mosaic views of the scattered images of celebrities will get you access to information about trending new album releases and award ceremony outcomes, singles about to come out and brand new celeb gossip – c’mon, how could you not care about the 85th time Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber supposedly restarted their relationship and then terminated it again!

All of this clusterfuck is packed into a playful and fast-processing WordPress website with lots of cool attributes to shape a unique user experience.

7. 10Web

10Web AI Builder Landing Page

Not to toot our own horn, but we strongly believe that the 10Web website merits a shutout. It’s a model website focused on providing the best user experience. Our minimalistic approach presents vital information to visitors helping them immediately identify the solutions to their needs.

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8. Astra

Astra WP Website example

The Astra website is an exceptionally popular destination for everything WordPress, built with WordPress. The site welcomes millions of visitors per year and delivers an excellent user experience.

As a company that created the most popular third-party WordPress theme in the world, as well as plugins and other products, it’s no wonder the company chose it to build its own website.

The design is light, friendly and welcoming and pages load impressively fast. The company uses its own heavily modified Astra theme to provide aesthetic appeal. It’s the perfect showcase for their range of products.

The Astra blog is equally appealing and provides guides, information and advice on everything WordPress. It’s a great resource built using WordPress for other users of WordPress.

9. The New York Times

The New York Times - One of the most famous websites build with WordPress

Just like New York City is considered the center of the world, New York Times is the center of everything happening in the world which also makes it one of the most famous websites made with WordPress.

From breaking news in the world of politics to the edgiest publications and art exhibitions, from the achievements of science to sport news, NY Times covers absolutely every topic on its mega-popular WordPress website.

On a plain white background, using the nytco custom theme created by the NYTimes development team, Akismet, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Contact Form 7, and WordPress Importer plugins, The New York Times website creates the impression of reading a real newspaper.

Even the fonts and the mosaic view of the articles on the page are customized to make the site as close to an old-school newspaper as possible.

10. The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

Fun like Mickey Mouse, as fast as Aladdin on his carpet, gorgeous like Cinderella, caring like Ariel, straightforward like Mulan and simple like Lilo, the WordPress website of Disney Company recreates the magical dream that’s Disney World on an online platform.

No matter if you were fond of the little fancy Disney Princesses or crazy Peter Pan or adorable Simba, you most probably at some point in your life, were a fan of a Disney creation and have dreamt of a life resembling that of those characters.

And though Belle and the Beast don’t really get old, Disney keeps moving and surprising its devotees, so paying a visit to this website you’ll learn about new or returning characters, the company’s charitable initiatives, and so much more.

The theme responsible for this magnificent site is TWDC custom theme by Disney Interactive.

The most famous plugins the site uses are WordPress SEO by YOAST, WP-PageNavi, W3 Total Cache, User Role Editor, Regenerate Thumbnails, Disney Analytics, etc.

11. The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Website
Angie, Angie, if you only knew back in 1973 what the Rolling Stones will accomplish with time, you’d probably hold Mick Jagger’s hand and never let him “whisper in your ear that it’s time you say goodbye.”

Today, while Adam Levine confesses his dreams of moving like Jagger, the old-school rock dudes already own one of the coolest WordPress websites in the history of rock culture.

All the music, news, tour dates, the official Rolling Stones store and more can be found on the minimalistic and easy-to-use website of the legends.

The site has a custom theme – the RollingStones 2014 (version 2.2) – and is supported by a series of plugin giants such as Akismet, The WordPress Importer, TinyMCE Advanced, Google Analytics for WordPress, Advanced Custom Fields, Regenerate Thumbnails, etc.

Despite all the competition, WordPress keeps evolving and getting better day by day. As an open-source CMS, it is developed and enriched with new plugins, services, and themes made to keep up with the drastic shifts in the patterns of web design.

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