10 Cool things you can do with WordPress
10 Cool things you can do with WordPress
10 Cool things you can do with WordPress – A helpful list of 10 cool things you can do with WordPress. In no particular order. You don’t want to miss this! Scroll down and check them out. Let’s hear your feedback below!
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1. Create a Online Store eCommerce
With WordPress installed you can setup plugins such as WooCommerce to help sell products online. Selling products online is a great way to help boost your business revenue with little effort! So if you are small clothing company or a paper supply company WordPress might be apart of your eCommerce Solution. Some other Online Stores include WP eCommerce, WP EasyCart, Jigoshop and Shopp.
2. Create a Social Network (Like Facebook)
A few very cool and powerful plugins have been built specifically for creating Social Networks such as BuddyPress and Peepso. The social website plugins allow you to quickly create an online community of any type with a simple setup. Both Online Community plugins mentioned above also have ongoing support and updates which introduce new features often.
3. Create a Forum
WordPress also has multiple plugins out there which can easily convert your simple WordPress blog into a large forum with endless possibilities with a few simple clicks. If setup properly you can have and manage a vibrant forum full of life using WordPress as a platform. Such forum plugins might include BBPress which can be integrated with BuddyPress to create more options and a better experience for your users, WP Symposium Pro which works great as a forum and social network, AnsPress, SimplePress & DW Question & Answer Pro – WordPress Plugin.
4. Make WordPress Content & Pages Completely Customizable
Have you used other Platforms before and found editing to be difficult? How about manually updating your page and code every time you do something new? Cool people around the internet have worked with WordPress to make plugins available for theme creators and designers to make that possible. Some of the plugins you might find on the internet to help with that very process is Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress which helps you make full pages with just simple clicks. Advanced Custom Fields helps you make fully editable sections within your WordPress theme using a few simple hooks. You can also use the pro version and make repeating sections for something like a portfolio page or even a custom post structure which can be easily edited on the user end.
5. Create a Job Board Website
Help people by creating a website for people to find jobs. There are millions of jobs out there today and those jobs needs to be filled. Help companies connect people with available jobs that work for them all with the power of WordPress. WP Job Manager is a great plugin to help build an amazing Job Board website with a community. WP Job Hunter – WordPress Jobs Affiliate Plugin is a fully functional Job Posting Board with plenty of options to create any fully functional Online Job Board. WP Job Board is also a great plugin that allows you to create a fully functional Job Board website with a community as well.
6. Create a Website that requires Premium or Paid Memberships
Maybe you have a website that offers a premium upgrade to the free product. Maybe you might release new photo’s monthly and you would like require a membership for people to download your photo’s. WordPress has multiple plugins that you can use some free and some paid that are amazing and extremely easy to use. UserPro – User Profiles with Social Login Is excellent for setting up custom registration forms and allows nifty badges and achievements. Ultimate Membership Pro WordPress Plugin is amazing for allowing different subscriptions and works with so many other plugins.
7. Create a personal blog with WordPress
Let’s not forget what WordPress was made to do. So of course a cool thing that you can do with WordPress is create a website and a personal blog that you can easily maintain and setup in no time. The best part is WordPress is completely free and has so much useful documentation all around the web that can be easily searched in no time. There are also supportive communities actively trying to make WordPress the best platform on the web today.
8. Establish a Portfolio
Well, why not? You can also create your own portfolio. Even if you are a designer, developer, painter, illustrator, architect or writer, you can easily create any website in a matter of minutes with WordPress and plenty of premade themes that are specifically designed for portfolios and plugins to display your galleries on beautifully. Media Grid – WordPress Responsive Portfolio helps you build WordPress Portfolios within minutes. Photo Gallery Plugin allows you to create a showcase for your photos and media. Foo Gallery is a free WordPress plugin that allows customize a gallery and display it responsively on your website. You can also import from places like Flickr and Instagram with WordPress.
9. Create an Advertising Website
There are plenty of themes out on the market that can setup your website in no time to look like a full Advertising Website such as Shockmag – Ad Optimized Magazine WordPress Theme with Powerful Advertisement System. AdPress – WordPress Advertising Plugin is a great plugin that also helps setup ads on your website and easily manage them as well! A Free alternative might be Ultimate Ads Manager.
10. Build an Online Presence for your Business with WordPress
WordPress can also help your business grow as you manage it with tons of useful themes specifically geared for your type of business. Not to mention plenty of Marketing plugins that help you analyze your website and display useful information such as Unique Visitors and inbound and outbound links to your website and how provide helpful tips on how to improve on those details. All of which work great with WordPress. All in One Auto Social Marketing, Search Analytics Addons for Reactive Pro, Leeway – Multipurpose Business WordPress Theme (Marketing).