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16 Types of Websites That Can Be Built With WordPress

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Today, I will be sharing with you the type of website that can be built with WordPress that will be suitable and fit for whatever purpose you want to use it for. I often get asked by people what type of website will be suitable for their personal or business needs and this piece is a response to that question. After going through this article, you should be able to make up your mind as to what type of website or combinations of any of the website best suits your needs. The advantage is that WordPress will power any of these websites. See list of Nigeria’s top 10 websites powered on this platform

 

  1. Blog or Personal Website: WordPress started out as a simple blogging platform and quickly evolved into a powerful CMS. During the last 13 years, those blogging and personal website components didn’t disappear. They have become more polished, sophisticated and mature. If you are going to create a blog or personal website, then you will find plenty of tools to manage and grow your website
  2. Family Blogs: With built in media and user management system, WordPress is perfect to create small family websites. Create beautiful wedding websites, upload family photos, or add family gossip. It can provide endless fun for all members of family age 10 and up.
  3. Business or Corporate Website: WordPress is the easiest way to build a professional looking business website. It is so powerful that many big name and brands are using it to power their websites. It gives you easy tools to quickly launch a website and then extend it as your business grows.
  4. eCommerce: WordPress is quickly becoming a go to solution for building an eCommerce websites. There are awesome plugins like WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, and WPEcommerce which convert your website into fully functional eCommerce platform. You can accept payments, manage inventory, shipping, taxes, and users from the same roof.
  5. School or College Websites: WordPress powers thousands of schools and college websites around the world. It is safe, secure, and easy to manage.
  6. Portfolio Websites: Need a place to showcase your work? You can easily add a portfolio to your site with stunning image galleries, and beautiful sliders. WordPress can be used to provide a very sleek and polished user experience for your portfolio site making it easier for others to browse and learn about your work.
  7. Podcasting Websites: WordPress and podcasting go hand in hand. Most popular podcasters on the web are using it for their websites.
  8. Job Board: Several popular sites like Smashing Magazine, Problogger etc use job boards as an extra source of income. There is a growing demand of niche job boards catering the needs of a specific industry or specialization. WordPress allows you to easily create a job board where employers can post job listings and professionals can respond to them.
  9. Business Directory: Just like job boards, there is increasing demand of niche business directories on the web. There are some great WordPress business directory plugins which allow you to easily create a business directory. You can even create web directory that is not limited to businesses alone.
  10. Question & Answer Website: Want to create your own version of Yahoo Answers, Stack Exchange, or Quora? With WordPress you can easily create a question and answers site. Combine it with other tools, and you can build yourself a thriving online community of your own.
  11. Non-Profits and Religious Websites: WordPress is free as in freedom. This makes it an ideal solution for non-profit and religious organizations. With WordPress plugins you can add donate form and raise money by accepting donations.
  12. Online Communities: WordPress can be used as an online forum using the lightweight bbPress forum plugin. You can even add social features to a WordPress site with plugins like BuddyPress.
  13. Coupon Website: Want to earn affiliate commissions from thousands of websites offering special discounts on their products and services? Use it to create a coupon site. It allows you to easily add, manage, and expire coupons. Your users can vote and rate coupons, and it all fits right in your admin area.
  14. Auction Websites: Want to run your own eBay like auctions website? With WordPress, you can create a fully functional auction website. Users can bid online, make payments, and you get to earn by simply providing a platform for your niche industry.
  15. Knowledge base or Wiki Websites: Want to add a documentation section with a knowledge base or wiki like articles? WordPress comes with great plugins that quickly turn your website into an easy to browse knowledge base wiki.
  16. Niche Affiliate Websites: Want to make a commission by referring your users to products and services? You will find affiliate marketing tools and plugins suitable for your need. These tools will boost your affiliate earnings and make making money online a lot more easier.
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