So far, more and more bloggers and webmasters have already switched to full control of blogging based on platforms in which WordPress is still the first choice. However, WordPress is not only for building your blog but also helps you make your dream comes true with many other supported ways. Here in this article, I will show you guys 10 different ways of using WordPress.
1. Building Your Blog
Of course, whenever we talk about WordPress, we are going into the blogging platform. WordPress is much better than any other rivals in the battle of blogging platform. Hence, one of the first and foremost way of using WordPress is make your own blog easily and full of control.
Nowadays, it is more convenient to install and manage blog within WordPress. Some big hosting providers such as Hostgator and Dreamhost provide the automatic install feature, therefore users do not need to learn any other complex skills to start their blog journey. I highly recommend you buy Thesis or Genesis to get many benefits such as good SEO, easy customization, fast loading etc.
2. Wiki Site
The true power of WordPress is not only in the easy usage of this source code but also in the products of third parties. It is not surprised that in the market now there are many premium themes and plug-ins that ready turn the pure blog platform into various figures.
We all know Wikipedia is one of most visited site and it is based on open source code Mediawiki. It is more easily however when WordPress can replace Mediawiki without many problems.
Recently, Templatic one of many company developing Premium WordPress themes has released an amazing theme that allows WP users to turn theirs blog into an actual Wiki site. Of course, the Wiki site based on WordPress is quite different from regular site that developed from Mediawiki. In my opinion, the WordPress Wiki site is very suitable with small community and some certain contents. You can see demo and purchase this theme here.
3. Job Board
You migh be surprised that there is a Job Board on some big bloggers. Actually, these boards are already making money for the owner. Just re-checked the income of Problogger in July 2010, I found that 17 % total income is come from Job Board. I have also found that it is easy to set up a Job Board for your own blog with the theme from DailyWP called JobPress Pro.
Why JobPress is worth to buy? I think, the first good thing is that you have pay only one time, then you need to promote your Job board and wait for coming passive income. The second is that, you perhaps need not to do anything after installing this theme for WordPress. View demo here.
4. Question and Answer Site
You maybe familiar with Q&A sites such as Yahoo Answers but have you known you can even turn your blog that based on WordPress into a same site in an easy way. While I was visiting DailyWP, I found a very useful theme QnA theme and I think it is what you are looking for to build a same Yahoo Answers site.
As it was described, QnA is a great way to foster interaction between your site members. Users can register to ask and answer questions posted by others. Furthermore, you can import questions from QnA is a great way to foster interaction between your site members. Users can register to ask and answer questions posted by others. Furthermore, you can import questions from Yahoo Answers and show it to your site. View demo and download it here.
5. Article Directory Site
That is another reason why WordPress is no longer for building blog site. Whenever you install this theme, you can build a publishing website like Article Directory.This is one of the most useful among products of DailyWP so far. In case you have experience in using WordPress, Article Directory Theme is perfect for you. This theme has many beautiful features so that you will find it will be easy to start your Article Directory website. For more information, visit here.
There is another good alternative from PremiumPress called DirectoryPress.
6. Online Store
There are many professional platforms that allows you to build an online store. It is much easier however if you are a fan of WordPress. No matter your lever in customizing this platform, you will find that WordPress is ready to go with your business.
I have taken a search on Google and not surprisingly, there are more than 10 premium themes for WordPress help you build your own online store to start selling products and make money. Here are some of ready to build store themes, in my opinion, are best choice.
7. Turn WordPress into An Auction Site
If you are following my list on this article, I am sure you will not surprised with what WordPress can do. From now onwards, you can easily establish an auction site for your self with the script called AuctionPress that support WordPress platform developing by PremiumPress.
AuctionPress is a powerful auction theme that harnesses the power of WordPress to create ‘ready-to-go’ SEO friendly auction websites that can be setup in minutes with little or no programming knowledge required!
8. Coupon Site – A RetailMeNot – Like
There are many ways to make money on the Internet and I found one of the most one is establish a ReTailMeNot – like site. Then what you need to do is drive targeted traffic and start getting commission.
RetailMeNot is one among popular sites that help you search newest coupon code that online stores have just released. This site is designed with a unique source code and I think it is a kind of semi-automatic making money machine.
However, now you will no longer have to want the coder build exclusively for your self. Just install WordPress on your own hosting account, then purchase the CouponPress script from PremiumPress to build your own regime.
CouponPress turns any WordPress blog into a professional coupon code or voucher code website with lots of coupon site features, in minutes!
This useful script includes 20+ coupon website designs, unlimited installations, lifetime free support and upgrades!
9. Turn your WP into a video site
VideoPoster 2 is a WordPress plugin developed by CleverPlugins which have been quite popular with different project like SEO Booster Pro…etc. The new version of VideoPoster 2 will help you turn your WordPress sites into a youtube – like easily.
10 + Each New Plugin, Script, Theme…Each Time WP Turn into a Difference
Actually, I can not list enough all the products supporting WordPress. I think you were not surprised with the Award WordPress received recently for the best content management system.
More and more developers are choosing this platform to bring new products and generate money from that. Maybe, in this long article I have not collected all the best products related to WordPress but I think these above are all popular now. Here are some other third-party products that turn WordPress into a variety of choice for bloggers/webmaster:
- wpLeadsEngine – Lead Generation WordPress Theme With Built-in PPC Campaign Builder!
- AutoTubePress: Youtube Autoposting WordPress Plugin!
- AmaNiche – Automated Amazon Niche Sites Plugin
- WordPress Affiliate Platform Plugin
These are what I found that have already turned WordPress into a powerful platform not only for blogging but also help users build their business with a range of choices. And you, my readers, how do you think about Worpdress today and what you have ever been with it?
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