As you all know WordPress has tons of uses. Its original purpose started out as a blog. Since WordPress originally launched back in May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg, 16 versions later WordPress has transformed into a well tuned machine that can be transformed into pretty much everything. Below are the top 5 uses Hardin Marketing has implemented over the years.
WordPress as a blogging system
Obviously this is what WordPress was once created for, so its part of the core installation. Its easy to setup and get going in no time. Unlike wordpress.com, it is fully customizable and can be trasformed into any shape or size you want.
View Live Example of WordPress used as a Blog
WordPress as a business Website
WordPress allows users of all skill level to have complete access to control the content on each and every page of their website. Its a very cost effective way of launching a website. Adding and managing pages are as simple as adding a new blog post. With the new menu builder feature it makes navigation a breeze. More than half of our business focus goes to customizing WordPress as a Website. The site your on is a great example of WordPress used as a business Website. View Live Example of WordPress used as a business website
WordPress as a shopping cart
WordPress has evolved every year, and as demand for eCommerce solutions grew so did the plugins for adding on a shopping cart to WordPress’s core functionality. My favorite is Shopp Plugin. Its simple and easy to get going. Low overhead, and accepts multiple forms of payment. view a working example of Shopp
WordPress as a portfollio
Doesn’t matter what your industry, WordPress makes a great portfolio tool. There are several free and paid themes to get you going. If your adventurist, you can create your own custom post-types and theme the functionality in yourself. Many photographers, landscapers, home builders etc, use WordPress as their portfolio showcase. View Live Example of WordPress Portfollio
WordPress as a community site.
The WordPress plugin repository offers several options for extending the functionality of your basic WordPress installation. BuddyPress is a great example of how a plugin can transform your site into a mule-user community.