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 – 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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
Classi Press – theme $99
Classifieds – theme $65
Classified Ads – free plugin
10. Auction – plugins below enable you to integrate auction system into 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.
WikiBase – theme $65
13. Sales Letter, Squeeze Page - with these themes you can create very nice squeeze pages or sales letters easily.
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.
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.
Clipper – theme $99
16. Forum - these plugins can convert your WordPress into easily manageable forum
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.