5 Things You Can Do With WordPress

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1. Build an Online Store

When people think of WordPress they often think of blogging, but the world’s favorite Content Management System has come a long way in the past ten years or so. In fact, with a plugin or two WordPress can be many things to many people — not least an excellent platform on which to build a web store.

There is no shortage of plugins and e-commerce themes to transform your WordPress installation into a web store. They range from free to not-so-free, and the quality of the plugins varies wildly.

2. Business Website

If you’re building a business website these days, you’re in luck.

WordPress has revolutionized the ease and power of what a website can do and be. Now you can quickly create a website that is optimized for top search results, and update it yourself whenever you want.

After doing a brief search you will find a number of themes which would be great to form a basis for a complete solution for your business web presence including a Website, Blog, Facebook Page and Mobile Website.

3. Blog

WordPress was originally designed as a blogging platform.

With more and more websites being built using WordPress, folks are forgetting that one of it’s greatest strengths is for blogging. The blog could be part of your website or it could be a standalone blog covering your favorite topic that your followers want to read.

Starting your own blog doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, more and more people are starting blogs every day. It seems that just about every person or business has a blog these days.

4. Product Catalog

If you like to have various products on your website then having a product catalog can make things more pleasant for you, and this can certainly add to the user experience. Everyone loves well-organized product catalogs. If you are one who likes to sell product from your website then having a product catalog is a must.

There are many plugins that can assist you with this and will provide the features that you expect and more.

A responsive product catalog plugin is designed to display your products in a sleek and easy to customize catalog format. Choose between multiple default responsive layouts for your product catalog, or use any of the hundreds of product catalog styling options. You can make your product catalog easy to browse, sort and update with product catalog categories, sub-categories, tags and custom fields. It’s simple to add a product catalog to any page.

5. WordPress Multisite

WordPress Multisite is one of the best (if not the best) WordPress features, ever. Put simply, it allows you to create a network of WordPress websites from a single master WordPress installation. The idea originated from the concept of networked blogs. Here’s a quick example:

Say you want to start a blog which covers three main categories – Books, Comics and Poems. But your team has very different ideas for the structure, design and layout of each of those sites. However, the other aspects such as security measures and general site-wide policies are common. In such a case, your best solution would be to create three different websites – i.e. three different WordPress installations, housed under a single WordPress site. That gives you administrative control over your site, while maintaining discretion.

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