WordPress is far more than just a publishing platform used by bloggers. WordPress is in fact a highly efficient, adaptable and powerful publishing solution. It can be used to form numerous kinds of websites.
Magazine Type Websites
Magazine-style websites can be created with ease using WordPress. Magazine-style websites don’t require a strict chronological structure as with blogs, instead they use the landing page to feature a select number of the magazine’s articles. The landing page often features thumbnail images linking to the magazine articles.
E-commerce Type Websites
Adding e-commerce features is possible with most WordPress websites and is relatively straight forward. A range of e-commerce plug-ins are available for free and there are even more premium plug-in options which need to be licensed. Some of the WordPress themes are specifically designed to facilitate e-commerce activities. WordPress can definitely be used to create e-commerce sites. For example the Painted Prezel (which was on Shark Tank) uses WordPress as their publishing platform for their e-commerce website.
If you prefer to create a static website with flat, stationary pages you can do this with WordPress too. With WordPress you can forgo the more dynamic layouts which include posts and stick to static pages. The many different graphic and appearance options on WordPress are a major advantage to those creating a static website. Static websites can be created on WordPress for online resumes, sales pages, brochure websites and those providing predefined static information to users. This is particularly useful to “bricks and mortar” businesses like restaurants.
Social Network Websites
Anyone can establish their own small social network using WordPress. Using the BuddyPress plug-in you can give visitors to your website the opportunity to interact with other users who have shared interests. With BuddyPress members of your social network can also run their own WordPress blog straight from your website.
Of course traditional blogging is the foundation of WordPress. WordPress is considered the most multipurpose and adaptable of the available blogging platforms. It is also undeniably the blogging platform with the best user support.
So you see WordPress is versatile as well as powerful. No matter what type of website you need or what features and functions you require, you will almost definitely find what you want by using WordPress.
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