As a freelancer, agency or small business owner, inspiration for your next web project is crucial. And we put together a massive post with X Theme examples to stimulate that.
This week I had to reach out to the X Theme support because I had some issues with Cornerstone conflicting with a security plugin.
Luckily the X Theme forum is very responsive and we’d it figured out in no time.
When I was scrolling, scrolling down the river — to the bottom of the X Theme forum to submit a ticket, I stumbled upon the Showcase your website thread.
The X Theme forum team (say that 10 times), actively sources X powered websites from that thread and showcases them on a dedicated page.
However, that wonderful resource wasn’t enough for me.
I constantly clicked on websites I already visited, or found myself visiting the lower quality sites. (Trust me, you’re not one of them).
So guess what I did?
I blocked a couple hours in my calendar scraped Themeco’s webpage and went through a list of 400 + websites.
I also used WP By Example as an additional resource and to reverse engineer some of the research.
You can call me crazy, go ahead.
Here’s my workflow
- Take the link of the website.
- Jot down the title of the website.
- Quality rate it between 1-3, whereas 1 is best.
- Take a screenshot with this Chrome extension
The end result was this Google Sheet.
Out of those 400 X Theme examples I picked my personal top 20 which are shown below in no particular order.
If you like to add your website to the list I suggest submitting to the existing thread on the X Theme forum.
- 1 Barbera Aleks
- 2 Become An Athlete
- 3 Billy Gene’s Restaurant
- 4 Chat With Traders
- 5 Cheers Creative
- 6 Fashion Mingle
- 7 GP Fair
- 8 In Go
- 9 Kindegren Singh
- 10 Krabbenhoft + Ingolfsson
- 11 Need more inspiration?
- 12 Online Mastery
- 13 Palm Springs Life
- 14 Petite Puf
- 15 Precision Printing
- 16 Real Jamaica
- 17 SEO Rank Monitor
- 18 Sky Tree
- 19 Sterling
- 20 Tutoring Formula
- 21 Westgate Resorts
- 22 Enjoyed these X Theme examples?
Become An Athlete
Billy Gene’s Restaurant
Chat With Traders
I spoke with Dana, the founder of Cheers Creative. She has done truly amazing things with the X Theme,
Dana, founder of Cheers Creative: “I started using the X Theme for WordPress about three years ago and it caused a major turning point in my business. I used to just offer print design, and at one point I was struggling to learn web design. Working with WordPress and the X theme helped me to get into the web design business, and at the same time it exposed me to code.”
Krabbenhoft + Ingolfsson
Need more inspiration?
We’ve compiled a massive list of 400+ websites made with the X Theme. That’s not all, we went one step further and made a screenshot of each of them and gave them a rating based on design and functionality.
Palm Springs Life
SEO Rank Monitor
Enjoyed these X Theme examples?
Where do you source your inspiration? Please let me know in the comments, let’s discuss.
Other exciting news is that I’m in the design process of creating a huge UI kit for Cornerstone — pretty excited about that!
You can sign-up for early access here.
Edit: The Cornerstone templates are now live! Learn more here
I will also continue the X Theme tutorial series shortly.
By the way, while you’re at, don’t forget to grab a copy of the X Theme examples, there are truly some golden nuggets in there ?