WordPress has stepped into its 9th years of being the content management system that most website owners love, and its design has since been evolved from really simple piece into extremely impressive work with all kinds of unique styles implemented.
Sensing that most designers nowadays prefer more to use corporate and minimalistic design, we decided to turn to the road not taken, showcasing you the unusual WordPress theme design which either defied the law of grid, or implemented essential levels of graphics into the design.
These designs are not your average Joe. Some of them may maintain the balance between beauty and user-friendliness, but most of them have sacrificed user-friendliness and design theory for beauty. Can they be called successful design? I’m not sure, but these designs have one similarity – beauty, the element that does a great first impression for visitor. And now, they are showcased here for you to enjoy.
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An elegant and inspiring design that’s perfect to express the craftsmanship.
A retro but very interesting design, suits perfectly for the particular product.
An original theme with warm color scheme that makes the visitor feels friendly when browsing it.
A minimalistic theme that outlines important content with the design that doesn’t look awkward at all.
A cute and very interesting theme that increases the viewer’s curiosity to discover more about the site.
A great mix of raw art and personal style to create this unique theme.
Simple but pleasant. This design has a vibrant color scheme that motivates the visitor to check out the site.
Wild mix of fonts and colors to create an absolutely artistic atmosphere, looks good an artist’s site.
This theme looks strange at first, but it is skillfully done and has a unique style that’s different to others.
A powerful and impressive theme that suits the event very much.
A simple yet expressive design, short but nice presentation of the designer himself.
It’s a dark theme yet it looks so energetic! Loved the vibrant color scheme used on the header.
A design with great lighting that greatly improves the overall feeling of the site, beautiful work.
Attractive design which embraces the beautiful and artistic font.
A classic work of art illustrated on a website, simply nice.
Really awesome combination of color scheme, typography, graphics and white space, great work!
Nice layout positioning that makes the entire site unique but not too messy.
A charming design that creates a friendly atmosphere that makes visitors feel cosier.
Interesting introduction has given a great head start for this personal website.
A design which is done in the rock’n roll style, having a lot of uncontrollable power and, it’s cool!
Strange looking but very cool. This design has showcased the marvelous and creative imagination of the designer himself.
Great for coffee lovers, as this design and its color scheme really encourages me to have a nice coffee!
Creative and fun design created to attract gamers!
Awesome combination of retro graphics, that’s how a website makes its offered event looks fun and attractive!
Elegant design with perfectly positioned elements, it’s modern web design!
Good design is a good head start for good business, this design proved it.
Minimalistic yet properly designed website. Simple and young, I’m feeling good.
Extremely unique design that really tempts visitors to check out what this great site offers.
Editor’s note: This post is written by Ann Cheen for Hongkiat.com. Ann is a freelance writer who is also fascinated by design and photography. If she’s not writing, she is running around taking shots of her hometown for her collection.