16 Different Ways Of Using WordPress

If you think that WordPress is for just blogging, that you’re wrong. With simple themes and plugins you can use WordPress Platform in at least 16 different ways and make money on it. A blog is just a primary purpose for WordPress software, but not only.

Here 16 different ways of using WordPress, some of them I use in my business and some I came across on the Internet.

1. CMS – with these themes you can turn your WordPress into a content management system and enjoy power of simplicity .

Vibrant CMS

Vibrant CMS – theme $70

Simple CMS -  free plugin

Fresh Page –  free plugin

2.       Store -  these plugins and themes enables you  convert your WordPress into a simple store and sell physical and digital products. You can set up to sell  your digital product on autopilot.


WordPress eStore – mostly for digital products $49.95 ( integrates with WP eMember and WP Affiliate Platform)- my recommendation

Templatic E-commerce Themes – Themes $65

E – Commerce –  free plugin

Simple PayPal Shopping Card – free plugin

3.      Membership site –  with these plugins you can change your wordpress into membership site and gain steady revenue every month.

Membership Site

WP eMember – plugin $49.95  – (integrates with WP eStore) -my recommendation

Optimize Press – theme – $97 – my recommendation

DigitalAccessPass – script $197

WishList – plugin $97 single site

S2Member – free plugin

4.       Job Board -  these themes and plugins can transform your WordPress into a standalone job board site or create a single page to display jobs as additional to your blog.

Job Board WordPress

JobRoller – themes $99 – my recommendation

Wp Job Board – plugin $97 single site

Job Manager – free plugin

Templatic Job-Board – theme $65

Wp Careers –  free plugin

JobPress Simple – theme $79


5.      Review site - you’ll be able to make WordPress a review site and earn affiliate commison form reviewed products with these plugins and themes.

Review Site WordPress

Review – plugin $89 single site

Review Engine Theme – theme $119

Easy Review –  free plugin

6.       Article directory –  these themes allow you turn WordPress into an article directory.

Article directory WordPress

Templatic Article Directory theme $65

Article Directory Theme – theme $79

7.       Q&A - transform your WordPress installation into Q&A and your visitor can ask and answer question on your site with these themes and plugin.

Q&A WordPress

Answers – theme $65

FAQ- Tastic –  free plugin

QnA Theme - theme $59

8.      Portfolio – edit and manage your work with simplicity of WordPress, thanks to these themes.

Portfolio WordPress

Templatic Portfolio – theme $65

Portfolio Theme theme  $75

Portfolio Woprdpress theme – free theme

9.       Classifieds - these themes help you to turn your blog into professional classified ads site.

Classified WordPress

Classi Press – theme $99

Classifieds – theme $65

Classified Ads – free plugin


10.   Auction – plugins below enable you to integrate auction system into WordPress.

Auction WordPress

Wp Auction – lite version free, pro $49

WordPress Auctions Plugin -  single licence $49.99

11.   Social network – create social network for any kind of community you want with this simple plugin.


BuddyPress – free

12.   Wiki – convert your WordPress into Wiki or a knowledgebase website with these plugin or theme.

Wiki WordPress

WikiBase – theme $65

WordPress Wiki - plugin free

13.   Sales Letter, Squeeze Page - with these themes you can create very nice squeeze pages or sales letters easily.

Sales Letter WordPress

Optimize Press- theme for ordinary or video sales letter, squeeze pages or launch pages – $97 – my recommendation

WordPress Theme Sales Letter Bundle – theme plus templates for normal sales letter – $47


14.    Affiliate Manager - this plugin lets you run your own affiliate campaign/program and allows you to reward(pay commission) your affiliates for referred sales.

Affiliate WordPress

WP Affiliate Platform plugin $49.95 – (integrates with WP estore) -my recommendation

15.   Coupon management - turn your blog into coupon code site with this plugin.

Coupon WordPress

Clipper – theme $99

16.   Forum - these plugins can convert your WordPress into easily manageable forum

Forum WordPress

BBPress - free

Simple-Press – free

WP Forum - free

I hope you find here your favourite plugin or theme for WordPress and earn money on it. I recommend only the ones I use in my business and tested.

If you have already  used  WordPress for other purpose than blogging or come across on the Internet with different then above, please share here  below and leave a comment.

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One Response to “16 Different Ways Of Using WordPress”

  1. Any suggestions if I’m interested in starting a Job Board where Recruiters can pay to see profiles/resumes?

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