Top 15 Celebrities With WordPress Website
What do celebrities and WordPress have in common? They both know content is the king. We follow them to know what’s happening and what’s trending. And today, we’ll talk about a journey where celebs and WordPress cross paths.
Being one of the most powerful CMS out there, celebrities rely on WordPress to connect with their fans. WordPress also gives them the freedom to get a completely customized website, something that resonates with their personality and identity. The versatility of WordPress is what attracts celebrities to use this CMS for their official website.
Here are some really amazing examples where WordPress helped celebrities build a truly unique website.
Katy Perry’s popularity as a singer is rightfully equalled by her followers on Twitter, and the singing sensation chose WordPress to power her official website. One look at the homepage, and you’ll see this website is built to engage.
And the best part is that the website is just like Katy Perry, right there, in your face, flamboyant and fun.
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That’s Snoop D-O-Double G, the American rapper who needs no introduction. The man has a WordPress website developed to suit his personality. His website has a premium theme, where the background has his image and the slider includes information about songs/albums. The content on the website is similar to what Katy Perry had with an added section of music where fans can listen to his songs.
As Jay Z is a recording artist who turned into a media mogul, he has a lot of content which he needs to showcase. Just a look at his website tells how each box, when hovered, will show content related to him. The most exciting part is the theme of the website which showcases a vast amount of content in a creative way. Do take a look at his website before launching a WordPress website.
Being the fastest runner in the world, Usain Bolt has become highly popular among the masses. His WordPress website is an example of all his achievements. The carousel showcases many different styles and personalities of world’s fastest man. Scrolling down, the content is displayed in a card format which gives the introduction of the content. This helps the readers to click on articles that catch their attention. Content in the website includes merchandise store, news, media, foundation, blog, etc.
The Russian tennis player, Maria Sharapova, needs no introduction. She has been awarded world No. 1 in singles by the WTA. Her WordPress website has a very simple design yet it is very intriguing. The website perfectly signifies her personality. The whole website has a card format which has all the information in a timeline.
The information includes her training/playing videos, blogs, tweets, facebook update, Instagram picture, etc. Other than this, the website has a side navigation which has more information like News, schedule, tour stats, store, and bio.
Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess Grandmaster, former world champion of chess, a writer and a political activist. His WordPress website is engaging and brings out his work perfectly. The homepage has 3 column view that shares information on upcoming events, news and articles, and social media widgets.
The navigation displays the lecture/event dates, blogs, foundation, human rights, and books. On the homepage itself, the latest news and events are mentioned, it is well placed for readability.
It is no surprise for novelist and writer to have a WordPress website, similar is the case with Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paul Coelho de Souza. His WordPress website has a simple theme which has blogs, stories, and articles which he writes on a regular basis.
There are social media widgets on the website to showcase recent tweets and follow option on the website. The website is integrated with a multilingual plugin which allows the readers to change the language of the website.
The famous Harry Potter character creator J. K. Rowling needs no introduction. Her WordPress blog is a perfect combination of engaging and rich information. The website has extended graphics throughout the layout which makes the website engaging.
Throughout the webpage, the content is placed in “Z format” for better readability. Other section on the website includes News, Answers, Writing and About. The Footer of the page also includes other sections and her autograph.
John Ray Grisham Jr.
John Ray Grisham Jr. is an American novelist, politician, attorney, and activist. He is best known for his popular legal thrillers, in 2014 he won the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for Sycamore Row. He chose a simple WordPress theme which showcases all the content he wants in categories, title, and tagline of the page. Take a look at the website and check how the content is well placed throughout the website.
Usually, an actor’s website is overwhelmed with graphics and images, but Stephen Collins website is completely different. Stephen Collins is an American Actor and writer, he is best known for playing Eric Camden in 7th Heaven (long-running soap opera).
He went for a two-fold website with About Stephen on the homepage and a hamburger navigation menu. The categories include Home, Biography, Credits, and Gallery. Get an inspiration of how to improve the load time of your website.
A highly popular actor, Sylvester Stallone is admired by a huge number of fans. He owns a WordPress website which is elegant and professional. With minimal elements on the homepage, the website includes only important news on the homepage. The categories have been segregated into News, Work, Bios, Photos, Shop, and Fan community.
Joel Edward McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television host, and producer. Some elements on the website make it really intuitive like parallax scrolling, clear navigation, hover effects, etc.
When hovered on the event section, it displays the exact time left for the event to begin, the timer is ticking every second.
Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy egg, HelloBar, and Kissmetric. He is the New York Times bestselling author. While the Wall Street Journal calls him top influencer on the web, the Forbes recognized him as one of the top ten marketers.
The personal website of Neil Patel is powered by WordPress, being in this industry he knows how to engage the readers. His website is unique as the banner image and homepage is completely dedicated to a webinar he is hosting. The top navigation bar is absent. To enable visitors to continue exploring the website, a navigation bar is present in the footer section. This is helpful as only those people will continue who have gone through the entire homepage.
If you are in the marketing industry, Seth Godin is a name you would know. He is an American author and former dot-com business executive. Visit the website as from here you can learn about marketing from expert.
He selected an easy on the eye website with side navigation and list of blogs/articles. Lately, he moved his website to WordPress CMS considering the benefits that come with it.
The websites mentioned above will provide you a fair idea of how different celebrities are using WordPress to depict their image and communicate with fans. If you are also planning to launch a website through WordPress take ideas from the above examples and take professional help to launch an engaging website.