If you are developing a website or blog on WordPress and need a little design inspiration, then you are in luck. In today’s post, we are going to look at nine galleries that showcase the power, functionality, and design capabilities of sites on the WordPress platform. We have also included traffic statistics if you are deciding which site to submit your WordPress design to.

WordPress.org Showcase


PageRank: 8
Domain Authority: 100
US Traffic in March 2012: 408,223
Alexa Rank (Global): 76

WordPress.org offers their own showcase for sites built on the WordPress platform. You can find websites based on popular tags including CMS, people, business, education, technology, celebrities, music, college, design, entertainment, and more. You can also see sites built with BuddyPress, WordPress MS, and WordPress.com blogs.

We Love WP


PageRank: 5
Domain Authority: 60
US Traffic in March 2012: 2,169
Alexa Rank (Global): 89,855

We Love WP lets you see the best WordPress blog designs and websites. Submissions of original designs or modification of a free or premium WP theme allowed. Some sites on the homepage of this gallery have received 100,000+ views!

WP View


PageRank: 4
Domain Authority: 38
US Traffic in March 2012: Unknown
Alexa Rank (Global): 791,103

WP View is a newer WordPress gallery, currently showcasing 180+ WordPress websites that use the platform in a unique way. Categories include band, CMS, ecommerce, portfolio, resource, and social. Submissions are more likely to be included if they bring some novel functionality to WordPress in the sense that the site is more than just a blog and does something that will blow your mind.

DIYthemes Showcase


PageRank: 6
Domain Authority: 95
US Traffic in March 2012: 32,309
Alexa Rank (Global): 2,400

DIYthemes Showcase showcases almost 90 WordPress blogs and websites using the Thesis theme. If you are thinking about purchasing the Thesis theme, then this gallery can help you decide based on what you might be able to design with it. It is also a great place to submit your own WordPress site using Thesis.

Thesis Gallery


PageRank: 3
Domain Authority: 37
US Traffic in March 2012: 342
Alexa Rank (Global): 204,596

Thesis Gallery is another gallery based on WordPress sites using the Thesis theme. This gallery has over 1,000 websites and blogs using WordPress and Thesis.

StudioPress Showcase


PageRank: 6
Domain Authority: 96
US Traffic in March 2012: 105,090
Alexa Rank (Global): 1,310

StudioPress Showcase is a gallery of WordPress sites built on the Genesis Framework. This showcase includes over 1,000 sites, each labeled so you know if they are custom or built with one of StudioPress’ child themes for Genesis.

WooThemes Showcase


PageRank: 4
Domain Authority: 94
US Traffic in March 2012: 94,572
Alexa Rank (Global): 1,071

WooThemes Showcase is a gallery of WordPress sites built on one of the many premium themes offered by WooThemes. This showcase includes over 1,800 WordPress sites, each labeled with the specific WooTheme used in the design. You can filter sites by type including business, magazine, multimedia, portfolio, responsive, tumblog, and WooCommerce.

Headway Showcase


PageRank: 6
Domain Authority: 83
US Traffic in March 2012: 35,117
Alexa Rank (Global): 8,428

Headway Themes showcase is displayed on their main homepage under the Who’s Using Headway section. This quick gallery will show you different designs based off of the Headway framework on WordPress. They currently only has 14 sites to choose from, but will soon be adding more in a dedicated showcase page.

Headway Gallery


PageRank: 2
Domain Authority: 24
US Traffic in March 2012: Unknown
Alexa Rank (Global): No Data

Headway Gallery is an unofficial showcase of websites using the Headway framework on WordPress. This gallery has over 60 sites to view as inspiration organized by categories including company, blogs, design, personas, ecommerce, philanthropy, and law.

Where do you find inspiration for your WordPress projects?

About the Author: Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, blogger, and social media enthusiast. Her blog Kikolani focuses on blog marketing, including social networking strategies and blogging tips. Follow her on Google+.

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