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Examples of WP that don't look like blogs? (143 posts)

  1. JohnPope
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's very much a work in progress still, but I think that the food blog that I am working on at the moment doesn't look much like a wp site.

    The category and post pages are still a bit bloggy, but they are works in progress. I am pretty happy with the front page, which definitely doesn't look like the average blog.

    http://www.sevent.com.au/food/

  2. dy_dream
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    To shed the blog impression, I gave the usual sidebar content (categories, archives etc) presentation a makeover. Though my theme is still very much in development, I have a test site up for viewing. The look of the homepage pretty much resembles what I have in mind.

    Demo site

  3. JesseG5
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,

    Here is a sample of my wordpress site which acts as an online portfolio/blog. The sidebar navigation which I am still working gives a slight impression that this site could be a blog. I think overall- it doesn't seem bloggish though.

    mywordpresssite

  4. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    About nine years ago I built a web site for the Association of British Cycling Coaches, learning html as I went along (you can see it at http://www.abcc.co.uk). Although I've been retired as webmaster for four years now I thought I'd refurbish the web site for old times sake (the current web master knows less about html than I did and the site is now broken). So I decided to use WordPress and the 'Brandford Magazine' theme to bring it up to date. You can see the result at http://abcc.malfirth.co.uk though there's very little of the original content there yet.

  5. bgbs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    check out revolutionthemes.com
    I think these guys makethe best templates for something that doesnt look like a WP

  6. Zentode
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My Alex Sandor Painter of Life site is getting alot of interest! I believe it is a good example of not looking like a blog. The Hobbit theme worked well for me after some css mods. A few people have actually purchased paintings from us as investments thanks to the site. I am thinking of using the WP-Auctions plugin and putting some paintings up for auction.

    Here are the latest links to the wordpress auction plugin:

    Click here to view more details on the WP-Auctions plug in

    Here is another link for the WP-Auctions Gold wordpress plugin.

    Here is the PayPal link to purchase WP-Auctions.

    I have read that the auction plugin works very well. I will post here when I get it up and going with WP-Auction Gold.

    Then it definitely won't look like a blog!

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've just finished a site based on a combination of WordPress and Zen Cart that I think manages not to look too bloggy...it's at http://www.movieparties.co.uk

    It's basically providing specially-written, original & fun movie scripts for kids to film at their birthday party with their friends, and so far interest has been huge. Thanks to WordPress for such a flexible platform!

    If anyone has any thoughts or comments, it would be great to hear them - and please don't hesitate to pass the link to anyone you know with kids 8-14!

    Cheers.

  8. ocbenji
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It took me a few months but my site no longer looks like a normal "blog"
    http://www.ocbenji.com

  9. Matt Hill
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've just this evening put live the new version of my portfolio/blog, all powered by WordPress. The blog part is still 'bloggy' looking, but the rest is more like a traditional portfolio website:

    http://www.friskdesign.com/

  10. educationthemes
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Equal Design have just lauched there new website that utilises WordPress as a Content Management System.

    View the site at http://www.equaldesign.co.uk

    We are very pleased with the outcome. Any comments are welcome. Thanks
    Mark
    Equal Design

  11. m_itai
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hey watch out my site
    Online Computer Repair

  12. jrodgers
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    my second WP site
    http://www.conceptsonwheels.com/
    all WP, some custom pages and images, getting better at using WP, actually, some of the pages, e.g. news, are still bloggy...feedback welcome

  13. Zentode
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    NoMoreFreeBeer.com

    Not being used as a blog really but, as a pro-active resource to voice opinions about the fate of the Busch Theme Parks.

    I used the CorpBlue Theme.

    NoMoreFreeBeer.com

  14. The Artists Forum
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hello just joined this forum. i've got a site called http://www.theartistsforum.org I'm using iWeb, and apparently I have maxed out the application (getting lots of errors). A tech from Apple suggested I switch to something more pro, like dreamweaver, but also suggested joolma, mooba (not sure if i am spelling these correctly) and finally wordpress, as I have a 'content' based site.
    I am not up to snuff on all the terminalogy, but was wondering if someone could take a look at my site and let me know if they think wordpress is the way to go. Oh, and I might add, I definately need something for the long haul and prefer something with a low learning curve lol.

    thanks!

  15. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    TAF,
    You are mixing apples and oranges... not to mention you should have started your own topic. This thread about showing off sites made with WP, while you are questionong about the future use of WP.

    Anyway, Dreamweaver and joomla, for example, have nothing in common. One is a desktop html editor the other is an online CMS (content management system). And WP can also be used as a CMS.
    But if you want "low learning curve" then you will never find anything.

  16. Zentode
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Update to my post above for nomorefreebeer.com. I am now using Code Blue theme. There was something weird going on with corp blue in IE vs Firefox. Was probably something I did but, Code Blue works fine for me.

  17. Thea
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think my site still has some tell-tale blog-like features, but several blog directories have refused my listing on the grounds that "your site is not a blog".

    See what you think.

    http://www.bellydanceoz.com

  18. JohnPope
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Technically they are right I guess, it's not a blog - it's a directory.

    I actually really like it, I'm just not sure why there is still a date at the top on each profile like there would be in a blog post - it looks a little bit out of place to me in this kind of directory. Maybe if it could be ammended to say something like 'added on (the date)'?

  19. dy_dream
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    dorothy1508,

    Keeping with the spirit of this thread, their refusal can be taken only as a compliment. It really doesn't look like a blog anymore and if I'm a blog directory webmaster, I'd disqualify your site at first sight. No doubt about that.

    Your site truly represents what this thread is all about *LOL*

  20. abdallahk
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I tried to disguise my wordpress site through the design. Hope this helps!

    Houston Lawyers

    By the way, I'd love to hear what you guys think, thanks.

  21. Andreas H
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've made this one for the Muay Thai & MMA Training camp in Thailand that I train at...

    ...not very blog like, except the comment function. Witch I'm thinking of take away, doesn't add anything really and is not used very often anyway.

  22. fadidraghici
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  23. creativitypro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I used matt gardiners revolution themes which are pretty good at making non blog like blogs :)
    http://creativitypro.com

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