How WordPress Can Make Your Website A Winner
WordPress powers over 74 million websites around the world according to latest estimates. It’s one of the world’s best-known site publishing platforms, partly because it’s free to download, install and customize!
Most people assume that all you can do with a WordPress website is run a blog or throw up a few static pages. What they don’t know is that WordPress offers a robust platform to do all kinds of neat and innovative things online. Here’s a selection of ways that the mighty WP can provide so much more than just blogging or standard website publishing:
Not content with Facebook, Twitter, or the various other social networks out there? Want to create something that caters towards a more niche audience? Perhaps you have privacy concerns over what the other networks do with your data?
You may assume that building a new social network from scratch will be a monumental task. The reality is that it’s much easier than you think – thanks to WordPress! Once you install the platform on your Web host, all you need to do is add the BuddyPress plugin, and you can set up your new social network.
There are other social networking plugins you can install as well. Alternatively, if you’re good at PHP coding, why not create something yourself from scratch using WordPress as your base?
Another advantage of using WordPress for your website is that you can turn it into an online store! These days, there is a plethora of platform options for e-commerce. Why pay for an expensive hosted platform when you can self-host for free using a variety of online store plugins available for WordPress?
Perhaps the best-known example is WooCommerce, a flexible and customizable e-commerce plugin. It also works “out of the box” with a variety of premium WordPress themes.
E-commerce is a multi-billion dollar industry these days, and 2017 will prove that the industry’s worth will increase further! Take a look at https://ponbee.com/ecommerce-trends-2017/, and you’ll notice that one e-commerce trend for 2017 is customizable user content. WordPress provides the ideal platform to create an enhanced shopping experience for your visitors.
Are you a photographer? Perhaps you are an artist? In any event, if you’d like to show off your portfolio online, WordPress can help you do that. There are thousands of themes available for WP that allow you to create galleries of images that look fantastic, even on a mobile device. Check out https://colorlib.com/wp/photography-wordpress-themes/ for some examples.
Now you no longer have to use a complex photo sharing site or website gallery system. WordPress has an intuitive admin interface that makes uploading and managing images a dream.
Now that Google Reader is no longer around, you might be at a loss to discover how best to read news articles from specific niches. Have you ever thought that you could create your own Web service to do just that?
WordPress can get used to aggregate RSS feeds from a variety of sources. Using the right mix of plugins and a news-friendly theme, you won’t have to spend your time clicking away on different sites to get your news fix!
The above is just a few examples of how powerful WordPress can be. What will you be using the platform for?