Types of Websites You Can Create with WordPress
When you have an online business, the face of your business is a website or domain. Depending on the kind of business you have, there are different types of websites you can create with WordPress representing different products and services depending on your focus.
WordPress is such a powerful platform that with the right plugin you can transform your site into almost any specialized website that you can think of.
So, without further delay let’s get into the types of websites you can build with WordPress.
Personal Blog or Website
There are many personal blogs and websites that were created with WordPress on the internet. Either one can be started very easily. Whether you choose to build a personal blog or website depends on the direction you are wanting to focus on.
You can create a WordPress blog or website easily. I built my WordPress website on my own and within minutes my site was ready to go. See how I built my WordPress website here.
If you decide to create a free personal blog on WordPress.com, keep in mind you will not have complete control over your content unless you create a self-hosted WordPress blog.
An e-commerce website is one that you buy and/or sell products or services online. Also, there is usually funds and data being transmitted on this website as well. Your WordPress website can be easily transformed into an e-commerce website with the help of a plugin.
Are you an amateur or professional photographer? Do you want to share your beloved pictures with the world? If the answers to these questions are a “yes” then building a photography website is for you. WordPress has stunning albums, galleries, slideshows, and many more bells and whistles for you to create a polished photography website.
WordPress powers over 30% of all websites in the world and thousands of educational institutions are included in there. There are many schools and colleges using WordPress for their sites such as:
- Harvard Blogs
- Cornell University
- University of California – Berkeley
- Princeton University Press
- Georgetown University
WordPress is the most widely used CMS in the world, so it should come as no surprise that you can create sophisticated, polished business websites on this platform.
WordPress has the necessary features and tools for you to launch a business website and scale it when the time comes. There are many big brands that use WordPress because it is the best CMS on the market. The corporations that I know of that are using WordPress for their sites are:
- BBC America
- The New Yorker
- Microsoft News Center
- Walt Disney
- Time Inc
- The New York Times
- The Rolling Stones
So, you see, WordPress is used and trusted by many big brands to represent their business on the internet. Why wouldn’t you?
Another type of website that can be built by WordPress is a job board website. Job boards are websites where employers can post listings for open positions and job seekers can respond to job listings right on the website.
Question & Answer Websites
Question and answer websites are another type of website you can build with WordPress. Q & A websites are sites like Yahoo Answers, Answers.com, and Quora.
To create a Question and Answer websites on a WordPress platform you will need to download a plugin to add the functionality to your site.
Portfolio websites are an excellent way to showcase your work to the world. WordPress has sleek image galleries and sliders that will present your collections beautifully.
With WordPress, you can build a review website very easily. You can take your pick with the review plugin that you want to use. Review plugins such as:
- WordPress Review Site Builder
- WE Review
- Smart Reviewer
- WP Product Review Lite
Can be downloaded to your WordPress site. These plugins help turn posts into reviews, add rich snippets, give your site visitors the ability to leave their reviews, and more.
Amazon Affiliate Store Websites
Another type of website that you can build with WordPress is an Amazon Affiliate Store. This can be done very easily by adding a WooCommerce plugin to your website. With an Amazon Affiliate Store, you can sell almost any product imaginable. It is something that I truly recommend as it can be very lucrative.
Niche-Affiliate websites are those that refer to very specific products or services for a commission. These are one of the easiest website’s to set up and maintain.
My Final Thoughts
This concludes my list of the types of websites you can create with WordPress, I hope that you have enjoyed it. Like I said before it is extremely easy to set up a website. This can be done in under 5 minutes these days. After that, all you have to do is design your website which is pretty much downhill from there.
If you have any type of websites that you feel I left out please let me know. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below as well.