why wordpress

WordPress has become the most popular content management software (CMS) of today. Most of the people who start blogging or running a website don’t even consider using any other platform. This is the case because WordPress is quite user-friendly and servers absolutely every purpose you need. With more than 43,000 plugins available to the users, WordPress can literally offer you anything you might need.  Still, even though this CMS platform isn’t difficult to use, a large number of people don’t know what they can actually do with it. That’s why we have come up with 5 best ways you can use WordPress, besides running a blog or a business website.

Online Store

Today, buying things online is easier than ever. There are so many eCommerce websites and you are always guaranteed to come across the thing that you are looking for. A large number of these websites are built on the WordPress platform. Setting up an online store on WordPress is quite easy and cost-effective. There are also many themes that have been specifically designed to help you sell your products.

Membership-Based Website

If you want your products or videos to be seen by those who have subscribed to you only, you can easily set up a membership-based website. Majority of people who want their content to be seen only by their followers turn to WordPress for creating such a website. WordPress offers you options to protect your content and create a subscription plan that will help you turn your idea into reality.

Web Magazine

People have always enjoyed reading magazines. Today, there are more online magazines than printed ones. Web magazines constantly keep showing large growths in number of readers and social media shares. If you decide to do this, WordPress is again the best CMS you can go with. There are many themes that are just perfect for a magazine as well as some great plugins that will turn your magazine into a real deal.

Online Ticketing

If you are working in event management business, selling tickets online can do wonders for you. WordPress offers you a chance to install WordPress event ticket system plugin that allows your visitors to purchase tickets from their homes. This way, you will be able to sell tickets 24/7 which will only increase your revenue. You can make a selection of different events (music, sports, art performances etc.) so that there’s something for absolutely everyone.

News Website

If you find a way to drive traffic, starting a news website is a great idea. There are literally thousands of such websites that don’t manage to drive any traffic at all. In most cases, websites like this get shut down. Luckily, there are WordPress plugins that will help you drive people to your news website. Also, there are themes that are absolutely perfect for such websites.

Having all of this in mind, learning how to use WordPress seems like a great idea. No matter what type of website you intend to start, this CMS platform will always be the right option.

Dan Radak is a marketing professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of digital marketing, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.