9 Awesome WordPress Galleries for Your Inspiration

by Kristi Hines

Last updated on February 28th, 2018

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?



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Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and professional blogger who helps develop blog content and lead magnets for businesses.


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  1. Tom, AFL Architects says:
    March 25, 2018 at 10:12 am

    We have used a total of three wordpress templates for our site over the last 8 years, and only this year have had a bespoke site created using a wordpress backend. It just goes to show that there is really no need to spend lots on money on a website in the first few years in business!

  2. wpdil says:
    February 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    It show wordpress is awesome platform. And studiopress showcase are excellent.

  3. January 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

    WordPress, i really appreciate those who works for such plugins it helps alot to the beginners who wants their website to be developed with some userfriendly application behind that, so they can control the Content. Thanks for sharing great information with us Mate!

  4. October 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    WordPress rocks then! Some amazing designs there, and lots of inspiration for my site

  5. Provo says:
    May 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    @Nate – I was wondering the same thing.

  6. Nate says:
    May 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Are there specific plugins they are using to create the galleries, or is this post more about sharing how they display content?

    I’ve used Next Gen Gallery for WP and am always looking for better more creative ways to share images and work we’ve done.


    • Russ Henneberry says:
      May 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      I’m a big Next Gen Gallery fan too Nate.

  7. Hollywood Cat says:
    May 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for posting this. It’s given me some pointers so that I can submit my new site to various galleries.

    • Russ Henneberry says:
      May 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Glad you found it useful!

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