With every passing day, I realize that WordPress is more than just a simple content management system and more like an all in one solution for my web projects. Most people still see WordPress as a blogging platform, but the truth is that is more to it than what meets the eye. Just recently we published the job board and classifieds WordPress themes, an article which showed us that you can easily build a website with special functions just by getting a theme.
Now we decided to show you some other themes that can help you create all kind of websites, not just a blog, a job board or a classifieds ads platform.
Sites like Reddit and Digg were always very popular because they managed to gather all kind of topics in one place along with building a trusted web community. Now you can build your own social news website using these themes for WordPress.
It’s layout looks very much like Pinterest and it can easily be included in the image bookmarking zone because of it’s great grid-based style. Still, FacePress is a good example for a social news site thanks to it’s voting system.
One of the first voting system themes created for WordPress, thanks to Nominate now there are hundreds if not thousands of sites offering amazing social bookmarking services.
Product Review Themes
We all know how productive affiliate marketing can become when done using proper tools. These themes are very easy to install and also very creative offering your visitors ergonomics thanks to their brilliant product placement.
One of the most impressive layout designs I’ve ever seen in a WordPress themes. It is easy to adjust images sizes for featured content and also for images in reviews along with an advanced rating system for every review that is powered by GD Star Rating plugin for WordPress.
It is based on similar principles to Score theme. ReviewIt follows a classic magazine style WordPress theme, but has a load more features to make reviewing process much more easier.
Thinking about the fact that startups are multiplying like mushrooms after rain, I guess is a really good idea to start a business directory because business owners are always looking for ways to promote their new innovation.
One of the greatest themes ever released by AppThemes. It has special display for featured content, amazing layout positioning for detailed pages on every item and of course an advanced search option too.
Classifieds and Job Board Themes
We talked about them and we all know that is a high demand in this industry because either you admit it or not, people will always enjoy trading products and search for jobs online.
We talked about JobRoller in one of our previous articles about job board and classifieds ads, but it is still worth mentioning that the theme has a very professional aspect and also lots of additional features to let you publish and manage job ads with ease.
A yellow pages like theme created for WordPress which can easily be customized to fit whatever classifieds ads website you may have in mind.
Question and Answers
Or Q&A on short are simple scripts created to help you provide a better way for users to submit questions, answer to existing ones while offering them reason to do so with interesting rewards and promotional material.
Personally I always loved this theme because it is available at a great price and it has lots of features that will make you very happy and bring you a great result on investment. Besides the fact that has a custom sign up and log in page at disposal, Instant Q&A makes it simple for users to post content and browse it based on multiple criterion.
Very popular all in one solution for you to create a personalized answers based community. What I like most at WP Answers is that you can also opt-in for integrating Facebook registration, thing that can result in multiple benefits for your business, not to say about the content automation system that lays beneath it.
It has a system similar to WP Answers, just that this one is much minimalist and has answers and questions sorted based on more arguments.
Everybody loves the nice minimalist design behind Wikipedia’s platform and the way users can interact with the site and create their own content. You can create a similar website in just seconds using these brilliant themes.
WP Wiki follows the Wikipedia idea just that it comes with a more futuristic and visually appealing design that will impress you and your visitors for sure.
A wiki style theme which is based on article directories in order to make visitors navigation much easier and organized.
A theme created by WooThemes team. This one looks most like Wikipedia from the ones in the list. It pretty much has all the features that you can find on Wikipedia including the navigation system and user submission tools.
Like the name says, WikiBase is just a basic design that tries to recreate the design available on wiki sites. So, if you are looking for a lightweight design for your site, then WikiBase is the solution for you.
Ever since Pinterest took off and gathered such incredible popularity, people started to believe that building a site like that will bring lots of benefits. Web designers were also pretty enthusiasts about this and as a result now you can browse among hundreds of Pinterest-like themes.
Recently featured in our 34 Pinterest-Like Themes, TheStyle has managed to create quite the buzz offering visitors a visual appealing theme that correlates with Pinterest design.
Unlike most Pinterest like themes, SideWinder has a layout that features images based on a constant height and width keeping it organized and clean. It also has tons of custom pages and post types at disposal.
This one is more than just a simple WordPress theme because it was meant to recreate Pinterest’s features, so you will find that it also has sign up/log in and also pinning functions activated.
Article Directory Themes
Article directories are very popular because they usually collect all kinds of content from all kind of users combining different types of writing while bringing you a lot of exposure in search engines.
A minimalist yet professional looking theme created by Templatic team. The theme allows users to register and submit articles with ease and also provides a profile page.
Just like the theme from Templatic, this design has special features that help you manage article submissions and registered users.