Started With WordPress
You will need hosting and a domain name to get started with your WordPress site. Head over to our beginner’s guide for complete step by step instructions on how to install WordPress.
1. Blog or Personal Website
WordPress started out as a simple blogging platform and quickly evolved into a powerful CMS. During the last 12 years, those blogging and personal website components didn’t disappear.
They have become more polished, sophisticated and mature.
2. Business Website
WordPress is the easiest way to build a professional looking business website. It is so powerful that many big name brands are using WordPress to power their websites.
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 WordPress website into fully functional eCommerce platform.
4. Job Board
Several popular sites like Smashing 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 easily create a job board where employers can post job listings and professionals can respond to them.
5. Business Directory
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.
6. Question & Answer Website
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.
7. NonProfits and Religious Websites
With WordPress plugins you can add donate form and raise money by accepting paypal donations. There are some great WordPress themes for churches and nonprofits.
8. Portfolio Websites
Need a place to showcase your work? You can easily add a portfolio to your WordPress 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.
9. Online Communities
WordPress can be used as an online forum using the lightweight bbPress forum. You can even add social features to a WordPress site with plugins like BuddyPress.
10. Knowledgebase / Wiki Websites
Want to add a documentation section with a knowledgebase or wiki like articles? WordPress comes with great plugins that quickly turn your website into an easy to browse knowledgebase wiki.