In my article last week on WordPress vs Drupal, I gave some examples of sites built using those tools. Frankly, most of the examples I gave were sites we’d worked on. I figured I’d loop back and give examples of some exceptional sites I’ve come across (and didn’t work on) using each toolset. The goal is to show just how far you can push things using Drupal and WordPress.


(1) New York Observer


A full on newspaper website built using Drupal.

(2) Sunlight Foundation


This is just a very elegant implementation of a community blog using Drupal.

(3) Chris Dodd for President


Presidential campaign website built using Drupal.


(1) All Things Digital


Wall Street Journal website for Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. This may actually be WordPress Mu.

(2) Truemors


Digg-style social site built using WordPress and, one presumes, a variety of WordPress plugins.

(3) Avalonstar


This version of Avalonstar is actually no longer there. New version is nice, but I thought the old version was a great example of a site designed using WordPress that looked nothing like a traditional blog. Old screenshot is here.

If you have some good examples please leave them in the comments.

About the Author
Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.