If you take a step back and look at the successful premium WordPress themes available today, the first thing you’ll notice is that they offer much more than the standard blogging template that most free WordPress themes offer.  You’ll find magazine themes, news themes, video themes, social networking themes, and all sorts of other themes that are designed to function as content management systems.

In looking at the future of WordPress, my hope is that the standard build of WordPress will continue to grow and many WordPress plugins will fill the gaps to make a fully functional content management system.

Recently BloggingPro did a great job of showing the versatility of WordPress with their post showing 7 different ways to use WordPress.  In their post, they highlight these 7 ways you can use WordPress:

  1. Blogging
  2. Photoblog
  3. Tumblelog
  4. Magazine
  5. Online Shop
  6. Contact Manager and Customer Relations Management
  7. Twitter Platform

Click over to see the examples of each!

I personally use WordPress for most of my content sites, including several static sites, a tumblelog, and of course several blogs.   Its versatility is amazing. In what unique ways have you used WordPress?

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleEslick!

  1. Adrian says:

    I use WP as a “business directory with news” site after significant theme development and plugin customization.

  2. NBWeb.it says:

    I use WP fol blog and for company websites too.
    I also made a “gallery website” for a “oil painting gallery” 🙂