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Types of Websites You Can Create with WordPress

Types of Websites You Can Create with WordPress

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.

E-commerce Websites

Types of Websites You Can Create with WordPress

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.

Photography Websites

photography websites

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.

College Websites

Harvard College 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
  • MIT
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • Princeton University Press
  • Georgetown University

Business Websites

Business website

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:

  • Sony
  • Facebook
  • BBC America
  • The New Yorker
  • PlayStation
  • Microsoft News Center
  • Walt Disney
  • Time Inc
  • The New York Times
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Mercedes-Benz

So, you see, WordPress is used and trusted by many big brands to represent their business on the internet. Why wouldn’t you?

Job Boards

Job Boards Website

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

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.

Review Websites

Review Website

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
  • InReview
  • ProReview
  • WE Review
  • Smart Reviewer
  • Swagger
  • 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

Amazon store website

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

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.

11 thoughts to “Types of Websites You Can Create with WordPress”

  1. It is amazing how versatile WordPress is. There is a lot of good information in this post. Well done. What kinds of sites have you built for yourself with WordPress?

    1. Hello Bo. I agree, WordPress is a platform with many different options. I currently have a couple of personal blog websites. How about you? What kind of sites do you have?
      I am glad you liked this post. Thank you for visiting.

  2. Hello Shwana,
    I think often people get excited about the possibility of creating a website that can be a means of financial independence or a means of exploring a passion—or both. However, they get stuck on what is the best way to obtain their goal. In other words, what kind of website will enable them to become successful in terms of making money or becoming a trusted authority in their given niche. I think you do a great job in showing them how to become “unstuck” and take the steps of creating an online business or venture they can be proud off. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Thabo! I believe that creating your website should be a “labor of love”, I know it has been for me. I absolutely love WordPress and the countless ways that you I can make my website my own, different from all others.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Wishing you all the best!

  3. Shawna, as a fellow online marketer and entrepreneur, and having built all my websites using WordPress, I knew of the flexibility WordPress offers. But, what I was not aware of is that so many established organisations, such as education trusts, academies and even universities use the same platform as self-made business people. I guess it goes to reinforce the validity of WordPress and the fact that it is soooo versatile and, with the wide array of plugins it has to offer, suited to really any needs.
    Thank you ever so much for the eye-opener 🙂

    1. Hello Giulia. Yes, WordPress is very versatile and is the preferred platform for many corporations. One of my favorite things about WordPress is the countless number of plugins. They give us the ability to do so much. You are very welcome for the post.

  4. I love this article with all the colorful graphics! Your examples stimulate the imagination toward any hobby or niche a person may be contemplating as their first, or next blog!
    I can’t think of a better choice than WordPress.

    1. Glad that you enjoyed the article, Dianne. WordPress is also the only platform that I will ever use for my website’s. Over 30% of the world also uses WordPress for their sites so it must be a great choice. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Shwana, thank you ever so much for your expert insight on the versatility of WordPress. As a fellow online blogger, I’m still amazed at how many different directions we can drive our website to. But you are right, no matter the nature of your online business, WordPress truly caters for any niche.
    The one thing I’d never realised before is that even established institutions and enterprises use WordPress to build their websites. That should tell us all something, right?! We are dealing with the creme de la creme here!

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